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Meryl Streep & Hilary Swank Team For 'The Homesman' While Streep/Tina Fey Pic 'Mommy & Me' Falls Apart

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 27, 2012 3:58 PM
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Streep + Swank + Jones = Oscar? That's probably the line reps for Tommy Lee Jones' brewing sophomore directorial effort "The Homesman" will be spinning when they shop the movie at the upcoming American Film Market, and yes, Meryl Streep and Hilary Swank are part of the package for the movie they are hoping will lure investors, reports The Wrap.

Andrea Riseborough To Join Meryl Streep & Julia Roberts In 'August: Osage County'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • July 6, 2012 8:58 AM
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If the name Andrea Riseborough isn't one you're overly familiar with, you might want to do the appropriate homework. The rising British actress broke onto the scene in 2010 with "Made In Dagenham," "Never Let Me Go" and "Brighton Rock" but didn't exactly earn much recognition as all three films failed to make a big impression. Madonna's "W.E.," in which Riseborough plays infamous heiress Wallis Simpson, also came and went, but the actress is fighting back, starring in "Shadow Dancer" and "Welcome to the Punch" later this year and is currently shooting "Oblivion" opposite Tom Cruise. And now, most excitingly, the actress is lining up a teaming with two of the biggest names going around.

Watch: Meryl Streep & Tommy Lee Jones Get Advice From Steve Carell In Trailer For 'Hope Springs'

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • April 26, 2012 10:41 AM
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If we had to make a list of older stars whose work has been consistently interesting and watchable (for the most part) throughout their careers, there’s no question that Tommy Lee Jones and Meryl Streep would certainly be near the top. Both willing to step into more dangerous territory later in their career with more challenging fare like “No Country for Old Men” or “Adaptation,” but also not afraid to go big in Hollywood cash-ins like “Men In Black” or “Mamma Mia,” both stars continue to delight audiences long after the expiration dates of many of their contemporaries.

First Look At Meryl Streep & Tommy Lee Jones In 'Hope Springs'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 9, 2012 10:33 AM
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With the beloved Meryl Streep proving with "Mammia Mia!" and "Julie & Julia" that she can dominate summer just as well as she can the awards season, this August Columbia Pictures is hoping that the actress can once again get women out to theaters with "Hope Springs" (formerly known as "Great Hope Springs").

Discuss: Who, If Any, Of The Current Crop Of Leading Ladies Are Reliable Box-Office Draws?

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 23, 2012 3:27 PM
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Put simply, the number of actreses who can be deemed consistent box office draws seems to diminish, rather than grow, as each year goes on. In part, it's because it's so rare for the major blockbusters to be lead by a woman: of the top 20 worldwide grossers last year, only "Twilight" could arguably be said to be led by a woman, and holding up those films as a victory for womankind would be an error, given their prehistoric sexual politics. 2010 was a little better, thanks to "Black Swan" and "Alice in Wonderland," but not much

Watch: Hilarious Trailer For 'Movie: The Movie' Featuring Charlize Theron, Tom Hanks, Matt Damon & Much, Much More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 27, 2012 11:22 AM
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Memo to the Academy: Next year, you might want to get the writing staff of "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" to write jokes for the show, because this nine-minute bit is funnier than anything that happened at the Oscars last night.

'The Artist' Tops The 84th Annual Academy Awards Winning Best Picture, Director, Actor & More

  • By The Playlist
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  • February 26, 2012 8:29 PM
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While it was supposed to be the evening of the French-made silent film "The Artist" -- and don't worry, eventually it was -- the narrative of the 84th Annual Academy Awards was certainly, for at least two-thirds of the show, all about Martin Scorsese's "Hugo." Both nostalgic, celebratory love letters to cinema, Scorsese's "Hugo," starring Asa Butterfield, Chloe Moretz and Sir Ben Kingsley, broke out early in the technical categories, leading all the films in wins throughout most of the ceremony leaving Oscar pundits a little nervous that their 'Artist' guesses might have been wrong.

Disney Lines Up Black List Script 'Saving Mr. Banks' About Making Of 'Mary Poppins'; Tom Hanks & Meryl Streep Eyed To Star

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 8, 2012 1:23 PM
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There's been a trend of late on the Black List, of scripts that, due to various rights issues, stand little chance of ever being made. Two years ago, it was topped by "The Muppet Man," a biopic of Jim Henson, which was bought by The Henson Company in order to essentially bury it, while last year "In the Loop" scribe Jesse Armstrong penned "The Murdochs," a fictional comedy drama about Rupert Murdoch's family jockey for succession when he's diagnosed with a terminal illness -- despite the mogul's recent troubles, it's unlikely it'll ever make it before cameras. Similarly, this year saw "Chewie," a take on the making of "Star Wars" seen through the eyes of Peter Mayhew who played Chewbacca, which placed highly, but has yet to be picked up by anyone.

Julia Roberts & Meryl Streep May Combine Powers In September To Finally Shoot 'August: Osage County'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 2, 2012 12:20 PM
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We're surprised this hasn't happened sooner, but the delay has not been for a lack of trying. On paper, the pairing of Julia Roberts and Meryl Streep is a no brainer, but in reality it's been hard to pull off. Way back in 2010, the pair signed up to star in "August: Osage County," an adaptation of Tracy Letts' ("Killer Joe," "Bug") Tony award-winning play about the relationship between a drug addicted family matriarch Violet (Streep) and her daughter Barbara Fordham (Roberts). The latter is reeling from the revelation that her husband is cheating on her, but the entire family comes together when the patriach of the clan goes missing, and sparks fly. So yeah, sounds awards season-ready and pretty damn great.

Clint Eastwood's 'Trouble With The Curve' Opens Sept 28th & Meryl Streep's 'Great Hope Springs' Moves To August 10th

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 31, 2012 9:02 AM
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Hollywood, generally speaking, does not care about old people. Despite the teen audience seemingly flagging, the studios continue to chase that precious 13-25 demographic, leaving only a handful of pictures to cater for those over 50. But every so often, older audiences will turn up in droves -- think "The King's Speech" or "True Grit" or "Gran Torino" or "Julie & Julia." It's a hard crowd to draw -- they won't simply turn up every opening weekend, which is one of the reasons executives never quite know what to do for them. But if we do know two things about that demographic, it's that they love Meryl Streep and they love Clint Eastwood.

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