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Sacha Baron Cohen's 'The Dictator' Orders Up Megan Fox & John C. Reilly

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 21, 2011 11:24 AM
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While Michael Bay and Shia LaBeouf haven't been shy about shit-talking former "Transformers" co-star Megan Fox, the actress is quietly building up a comeback. She's landed a role in Judd Apatow's "Knocked Up" spinoff "This Is Forty," she's got the indie dramedy "Friends With Kids" also on the horizon, and now she's going to be popping up in one of the biggest comedies of next year.

Exclusive Sadness: John C. Reilly Won't Play Steve Brule In 'Tim And Eric's Billion Dollar Movie'

  • By Christopher Bell
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  • June 16, 2011 8:58 AM
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'Hunger Games' And 'Oz: The Great And Powerful' Faker Than 'Green Hornet' EnthusiastsBetween the legion of "Tim And Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!" fanatics and those merely acquainted with their bizarre Absolut Vodka videos with Zach Galifianakis, people seem to be intrigued across the board concerning what the duo's upcoming star-studded feature, "Tim And Eric's Billion Dollar Movie" will ultimately end up like. Sporting a cast of comedic favorites like Galifianakis, Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Robert Loggia, Jeff Goldblum, Will Forte and William Atherton, directors Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim go meta with their characters/personalities, saying that it's about "literally getting a billion dollars to make a movie, and we make it, and things go awry, and Tim and I just decide to get out of Hollywood and become businessmen in an abandoned mall." Even though they're known for their short spurts of random, screwy humor, the premise sounds insane and loose enough for it to work in their favor.

John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman & More Voice Renamed Disney Animation Romp 'Wreck-It Ralph'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 14, 2011 2:16 AM
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Anytime a movie’s release date gets pushed back or its title goes through a series of name changes, it can only be a good thing, right? Disney Studios has announced that its new CG animation adventure, “Wreck-It Ralph,” will hit theaters on November 2, 2012. Previously known as “Reboot Ralph” (and “Joe Jump” before that), the movie will be released in digital 3D and will include the voices of John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jane Lynch and Jack McBrayer.

Michelle Williams To Make Tentpole Debut As Good Witch Glinda In 'Oz The Great & Powerful'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 17, 2011 10:32 AM
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Well, while we might roll our eyes slightly when it comes to the idea of "Oz The Great & Powerful," a prequel to classic "The Wizard of Oz," it's hard to deny that director Sam Raimi has landed a mightily impressive cast. The "Spider-Man" helmer might have lost Robert Downey Jr., who was originally intended for the lead role of Oscar Diggs (aka Oz), a conman who ends up being transported to the magical land seen in the 1939 Judy Garland musical, and becomes embroiled in a conflict between three witches, but he managed to replace him with newly anointed Oscar-nominee James Franco.

Will Ferrell Calls His Spanish-Language Film 'Casa De Mi Padre' Rodriguez & Tarantino-esque

  • By Christopher Bell
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  • May 13, 2011 7:45 AM
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Plus A Negligible Amount Of 'Step Brothers 2' News/HopeIn support of the upcoming indie drama "Everything Must Go" (which we dug), Will Ferrell has been making the press rounds with various outlets speaking of not only his angle and his interest in the film, but also a few of his upcoming projects -- namely "Casa de mi Padre" and "Step Brothers 2."

Cannes Review: Lynne Ramsay's 'We Need To Talk About Kevin' Is Bleak, But Haunting

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 12, 2011 12:05 PM
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Guilt, Shame and So Much Blood Pervade Ramsay's Unflinching Drama

Kristen Bell Wants To Play Johanna Mason In 'Hunger Games'; John C. Reilly's Rep Plays Down Rumors

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 27, 2011 8:59 AM
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Twenty four hours have passed which means its time for another "Hunger Games" post but rest assured this one will at least contain names of people you have heard of.

John C. Reilly To Play Haymitch Abernathy In 'Hunger Games'?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 22, 2011 10:44 AM
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Has Also Been In Talks For 'Oz The Great And Powerful'To be honest, this writer has about zero interest in "Hunger Games" and has found the daily, piecemeal, no-name casting announcements to be irritating as hell, but now that opinion is swinging back around. At least temporarily.

First Look At Tilda Swinton & John C. Reilly In Lynne Ramsay's 'We Need To Talk About Kevin'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 15, 2011 1:47 AM
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It has been almost a decade since Lynne Ramsay's "Morvern Callar," and while some of that time was spent on an adaptation of "The Lovely Bones" that was scuttled (with Peter Jackson later delivering his take on the material to theaters), we're glad she's finally back. Next month she'll hit Cannes with "We Need To Talk About Kevin" another tough drama that promises to be a doozy.

First Look At Roman Polanski's 'Carnage'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 22, 2011 2:34 AM
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To be certain, Roman Polanski's last effort, "The Ghost Writer," polarized The Playlist staff. While some found it be a pretty harmless, if not particularly memorable, political potboiler, others completely hated it (though we all agreed Kim Cattrall's accent was egregious). Even on the score, some of us loved Alexandre Desplat's whirring strings, while others found it be a weaker work from the accomplished and prolific composer (the Christmas party eventually turned ugly). But regardless of all that, Polanski's latest has us all pretty excited, bringing together a top notch cast for the film version of an acclaimed play.

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