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Michael Shannon Cast As General Zod In Zack Snyder's 'Superman' Now Officially Titled 'Man Of Steel'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 10, 2011 8:41 AM
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We'll be goddamned if Zack Snyder isn't doing everything in his power to scrub the ugly, ugly memory of "Sucker Punch" out of our minds. He's got a world of expectation on his shoulders for the upcoming "Superman" reboot but with each casting announcement, we can't help but get more and more excited for the film.

James Marsden, Michael Shannon, Michael C. Hall & Melissa Leo Head Up A 'Dead Circus'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 30, 2011 1:35 AM
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Well, we'll give this one points for bonkers casting because when you have a movie where James Marsden plays Charles Manson that's...something. But we're getting ahead of ourselves.

Michael Shannon Rumored As Candidate For 'Superman' Villain

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 24, 2011 9:59 AM
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Well, here's the best fucking idea we've heard all day. This morning the rumor mill started around Zack Snyder's "Superman" again with word that Edgar Ramirez ("Carlos") was being considered for a villain role in the upcoming film. Well, another actor has now emerged -- someone who is perhaps one of the finest character actors working right now.

Sundance '11 Review: 'Take Shelter' A Naturalistic, Novelistic Portrayal Of Madness & Apocalypse

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 27, 2011 9:46 AM
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From our reviews correspondent over at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, James Rocchi.

James Franco Says He'll Direct 'As I Lay Dying' This Summer; Joaquin Phoenix, Paul Dano & More Cast

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 25, 2011 9:18 AM
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It looks like one of the many, many big projects James Franco has dipped his toes in the water for is coming closer to fruition. Speaking with MTV on the slopes of the Sundance Film Festival, James Franco went ahead and dropped some truth bombs about one major picture he says he will direct this summer.

James Franco, Benicio Del Toro & Michael Shannon Sign On For Mob Killer Pic 'The Iceman'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 20, 2011 10:50 AM
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Don't be confused. This isn't the film about the same guy -- mob hitman Richard Kulinski -- that Mickey Rourke was linked to earlier in the fall. Instead, this one is based off the biography by Anthony Bruno and it has attracted some strong names to the project.

Sony Pictures Classics Picks Up 'Take Shelter' Starring Michael Shannon & Jessica Chastain

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 18, 2011 6:04 AM
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After making a strong debut with his riveting and powerful debut film "Shotgun Stories," director Jeff Nichols is looking to break out in a huge way with his sophomore effort.

First Look: Jessica Chastain & Michael Shannon In Psychological Thriller 'Take Shelter'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 28, 2010 6:02 AM
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While most cinemagoers became acquainted with the insanely talented Michael Shannon from his turn in "Revolutionary Road" or more recently, in HBO's "Boardwalk Empire," indie film fans have been singing the actor's praises ever since his performance in the little seen picture "Shotgun Stories." That film was a sharp exploration of sibling rivalry at its most harrowing and now director Jeff Nichols has re-teamed with the actor for his sophomore effort.

Michael Shannon, James Franco & Benicio Del Toro Linked To Hitman Film 'Ice Man'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • November 5, 2010 8:55 AM
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Faces Competing Film Starring Mickey Rourke In DevelopmentWhat would Hollywood be without competing projects each year? It could be competing volcano movies, competing killer comet movies, competing talking pig movies, but the mimicry continues.

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