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Casting: Spike Jonze To Guest On 'Girls,' Emily Ratajkowski Joins Zac Efron In ‘We Are Your Friends’ & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 31, 2014 2:50 PM
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Emily Ratajkowski
While rightly celebrated for his films, Spike Jonze is also an ace actor, who excels and showing up in small roles and knocking them out of the park. His turn as a penny stock mover and shaker in Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf Of Wall Street" was memorable stuff, as was his brief appearance in Bennett Miller's "Moneyball."

Watch: New Trailer For 'The Giver' Starring Jeff Bridges & Meryl Streep Breaks The Rules

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 4, 2014 1:59 PM
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The Giver
Fans of Lois Lowry's "The Giver" are loathe to lump it into the YA genre, so they probably won't like this much: this new trailer for the movie feels, for better or worse, like a cross between "The Truman Show" and "The Matrix." There, we said it. However, neither of those movies has Jeff Bridges or Meryl Streep so that certainly niggles at our curiosity at what looks like yet another dystopian tale where people who have the wool pulled over their eyes finally see the truth.

Will Smith Drops 'Brilliance,' Rhys Ifans Is Johnny Depp's Dad In 'Alice 2' & More

  • By Mark Zhuravsky
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  • May 30, 2014 4:44 PM
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Brilliance Will Smith
Will Smith has bowed out of the Legendary Pictures' David Koepp-penned adaptation of Marcus Sakey's novel "Brilliance." Set to be helmed by Julius Onah, the film centers on a group of people with remarkable powers (mutants? miracles?) and an endowed federal agent who must stop a rogue "brilliant" from starting a civil war.

Zach Galifianakis Has 'Tulip Fever,' Sienna Miller Visits Ben Wheatley's 'High Rise' & More

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • May 14, 2014 9:26 AM
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Zach Galifinakis Bored To Death
Other than the premieres of many high-profile and exciting films, the Cannes Film Festival is also host to a marketplace where production companies try to entice distributors—or just regular old financiers—to buy into projects. As a result, many news of castings or just plain brand-new films filter out of that glamorous place, and naturally we’ve rounded up a few of those items for your easy-reading pleasure below.

Tribeca Review: 'Miss Meadows' Starring Katie Homes And James Badge Dale

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • April 23, 2014 10:05 AM
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Miss Meadows
Moviegoers who are slaves to genre aren't going to have much love for the legitimately out-of-control “Miss Meadows." This whatsit begins with a prim and proper maiden talking to CGI squirrels and birds before firing a pistol into the throat of an obvious sex offender in the middle of a sunny suburban street. The victim isn't sleazy enough to be funny, the violence is too glib to be serious, and there's, overall, a jarring divide occurring here. Immediately, the knee-jerk reaction is to say this doesn't work.

Watch: First Trailer For YA Adaptation 'The Giver' Starring Jeff Bridges & Meryl Streep

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 19, 2014 9:17 AM
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The Giver
Here we go again... While Jeff Bridges may have been on the ball with "The Giver," developing the adaptation of Lois Lowry’s award-winning book for well over a decade, the film is entering an arena littered with carcasses of similar, but failed efforts ("The Host," "Beautiful Creatures," "The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones" etc). So can this one rise above the pack?

Taylor Swift & Katie Holmes Join 'The Giver' With Meryl Streep & Jeff Bridges

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 27, 2013 2:43 PM
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Though she's conquered the music world and the gossip pages, Taylor Swift is now trying her hand at acting. She had a voice role in last year's animated "The Lorax" and popped up in one episode of "New Girl," but now it looks like Hollywood is ready to let her act opposite legends like Meryl Streep and Jeff Bridges. Okay, then ...

5 Stars Who Could Be In The Running To Play Tom Cruise's Next Wife

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • July 2, 2012 10:20 AM
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Some surprising news broke late Friday night which has had Hollywood abuzz all weekend. No, not another big-budget movie cancellation or high-profile reshoots, but instead a major high-profile bit of recasting. For the past five years, Katie Holmes has been playing the role of Tom Cruise's wife,' one of the most widely sought-after parts in Hollywood. Her 5-year contract was up, and while a renewal was widely expected, negotiations appear to have fallen apart at the last minute, with Holmes, like previous incumbents Mimi Rogers and Nicole Kidman, exiting the part at the age of 33.

Katie Holmes, William Hurt, Allison Janney, Jean Reno & More To Star In Adaptation Of Anton Chekhov's 'The Seagull'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 11, 2012 10:43 AM
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The are few works that have been more revered and adapted than "The Seagull" by Anton Chekhov. The Russian master's play, written over 100 years ago, still forms the basis for countless new stage iterations -- both professional and amateur -- inspired a ballet and an opera, but oddly enough, has never had a splashy big-screen version. Until now.

First Poster For Dito Montiel's Sundance-Closer 'The Son Of No One' With Channing Tatum & Al Pacino

  • By Simon Dang
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  • January 20, 2011 2:11 AM
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Here's the first poster for Dito Montiel's upcoming Sundance closing night film "The Son Of No One," which features one of the most eclectic casts in recent times including Channing Tatum, Tracy Morgan, Katie Holmes, Ray Liotta, Juliette Binoche and Al Pacino.

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