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Jason Bateman, Zac Efron, Goldie Hawn & Leslie Mann Join Adam Shankman's 'This Is Where I Leave You'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 29, 2012 4:49 PM
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For the most part, Adam Shankman has been known for big screen spectacle, bringing to multiplexes the likes of "Bedtime Stories," "Hairspray" and this summer's '80s musical "Rock Of Ages." But the helmer is looking to shift gears a bit as earlier this year he signed on to direct an adaptation of Jonathan Tropper's best selling novel "This Is Where I Leave You." Never one lacking for an all star cast, Shankman has gathered up yet another strong group of talent to help him tell the tale.

Malin Akerman To Play Blondie Singer Debbie Harry In 'CBGB'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 25, 2012 5:12 PM
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It seems Malin Akerman is impressing all the right people with her pipes. The actress will be showing the world her take on Foreigner's "I Want To Know What Love Is" in the upcoming "Rock Of Ages," and she's graduating from that '80s neon-colored musical to something a bit grimier, but no less musical.

First Poster And Images Debut For Nic Cage Thriller 'Stolen' (Not Pictured: A Bunch Of Screaming)

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • May 16, 2012 9:59 AM
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While a definitive release date has yet to be locked down, a poster and a collection of stills has debuted for the new Nicolas Cage thriller "Stolen" (formerly "Medallion," which made it sound like a negligible Jackie Chan movie), with the appropriately Nic Cage-y tagline: "12 hours. $10 million. 1 kidnapped daughter." We're not sure about the math, but we're certainly excited about the movie!

Eric Bana Won't Shake His Hips In 'Elvis & Nixon'; Malin Akerman Not Sure The Linda Lovelace Biopic 'Inferno' Is Going To Happen

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 23, 2012 6:45 PM
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THR hit the ground running at the Tribeca Film Festival, and they've been busy finding out what the stars won't be doing in the near future.

Chloë Sevigny To Guest On 'Law & Order: SVU,' 'Breaking Bad' Star Giancarlo Esposito To Appear In 'Community'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 17, 2012 10:00 AM
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There appears to be some kind of legal mandate that any actor who spends time on the East Coast has to, at some point, guest star on "Law & Order" or one of its many spin-offs. Over the 20-year history of the franchise, it's managed to find room for the diverse, acclaimed likes of Robin Williams, Angela Lansbury, Marcia Gay Harden, Ellen Burstyn, Brenda Blethyn, Dianne Weist, Frank Langella, Alfred Molina, Stephen Rea, Sharon Stone, Jeremy Irons, Laura Linney, Liza Minnelli, Holly Hunter and Julia Roberts. Hell, there are not many shows that have had guest appearances from both Ludacris AND Isabelle Huppert.

Watch: Trailer For 'Catch .44' With Bruce Willis Looks Like A Leftover Movie From The 1990s Indie Crime Wave

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 14, 2011 2:23 PM
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Get it!? It's like catch-22 but like, with a gun! It's a pun! Yep, "Catch .44" is the name of this (pretty much) straight-to-DVD effort starring Bruce Willis and for those of you who are bowing at the altar of Megan Ellison, let it be known that this is an Annapurna Production. Nobody is perfect.

John Cusack Replaces Ethan Hawke On Kasper Barfoed's 'The Numbers Station' With Malin Akerman

  • By Simon Dang
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  • October 25, 2011 12:56 PM
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A bit of an acting substitution here for a gestating indie-flick with John Cusack now replacing original star/producer Ethan Hawke as the lead in Kasper Barfoed's upcoming action-thriller "The Numbers Station," which also stars Malin Akerman. Hawke joined the project last fall when it was gearing up for early 2011 shoot, but that didn't come to pass. But with Cusack now on board, things are beginning to movie again.

First Look At Malin Akerman & Tyler Labine In The Dark Comedy 'Cottage Country'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 30, 2011 3:48 AM
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Lucy Punch Co-StarsFun fact: rising funnyman Tyler Labine -- seen this year in "Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes" and "A Good Old Fashioned Orgy" -- is a graduate of the semi-legendary Canadian kids TV sitcom "Breaker High." His co-star? Ryan Gosling. It's like some kind of Canuck "Mickey Mouse Club" or something. And this is all to say that Labine, Malin Akerman and Lucy Punch have come aboard the dark comedy "Cottage Country" and there is already a first look at the film.

Matt Dillon Joins Malin Akerman In Linda Lovelace Biopic 'Inferno'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 16, 2011 7:49 AM
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Blowjobs: the new being-the-author-of-"In Cold Blood." Last time we had two dueling biographical accounts of a figure's life, we had the two Truman Capote pictures, "Capote" and "Infamous." This time, the subject is Linda Lovelace, the tragic star of the most successful pornographic film of all time, "Deep Throat," who then went on to become an outspoken anti-porn activist. Lovelace was the subject of the 2005 documentary, "Inside Deep Throat," but now a pair of biopics are in the works, with some relatively big names attracted.

Malin Akerman & Tom Cruise Will Get It On '80s Style In 'Rock Of Ages'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 4, 2011 5:05 AM
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The last major piece of the casting puzzle of "Rock of Ages" seems to have been filled, and Adam Shankman has assembled a pretty motley bunch for his frizzy haired musical.

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