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Clive Owen, Billy Crudup, Mila Kunis, Marion Cotillard, Zoe Saldana & More Make 'Blood Ties' With Guillaume Canet

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 15, 2012 4:40 PM
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In the works for a couple of years now -- the project first surfaced in 2010 -- Guillaume Canet's '70s set thriller "Blood Ties" has finally come together, and it features one helluva fucking cast.

Oprah Winfrey, Hugh Jackman, Mila Kunis, John Cusack & David Oyelowo Sought For Lee Daniels' 'The Butler'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 15, 2012 11:17 PM
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Lee Daniels certainly knows how to draw in the stars. After breaking through with his low budget indie "Precious," which found people like Lenny Kravitz, Mariah Carey and Mo'Nique appearing, the director (after a highly publicized stalled project in "Selma" -- which we'll get to in a moment) put together "The Paperboy" with Nicole Kidman, Matthew McConaughey, Zac Efron, John Cusack, David Oyelowo and more. And now, a project Daniels became involved with nearly two years ago is bubbling back to life, and it seems like he's slowly building a roster of regular players.

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.

Darren Aronofsky & Mila Kunis Defend Natalie Portman In 'Black Swan' Dancing "Controversy"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 29, 2011 2:46 AM
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Well, this is one of the lamer talking points around a movie to come down the line in the past little while. A "controversy" of sorts has popped up around "Black Swan" regarding just how much of the dancing Natalie Portman did in the film. Earlier this month, Portman’s fiancé and "Black Swan" choreographer Benjamin Millepied told the LA Times that the actress did 85% of the dancing witnessed in the film. But that didn't sit right with Sarah Lane, an American Ballet Theatre soloist who doubled for Portman and in some instances, had the actress' face digitally grafted onto hers Armie Hammer style.

Amy Adams Is The New Lois Lane In 'Superman'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • March 27, 2011 7:15 AM
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After shacking up with Batman's brother in "The Fighter," Amy Adams is set to become Superman's dame. According to the L.A. Times, Zack Snyder has found his Lois Lane for the upcoming "Superman" project slated for a late 2012 release, and it's Oscar nominee Adams, who will step into the iconic workaholic high heels. If the rumors are to be believed (and not all of them are), Adams beat out less-pedigreed competition in Kristen Stewart, Jessica Biel, Rachel McAdams, Malin Ackerman, Dianna Agron, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Amanda Seyfried, Olivia Wilde, Mila Kunis, Lindsay Lohan, Natalie Portman, Anne Hathaway, Abe Vigoda, Bristol Palin, Justin Bartha, Elizabeth Bathory, Ms. Pac-Man... rumors are rumors, we suppose.

Watch: New Trailer For 'Friends With Benefits' Gives Up Emma Stone Cameo, Owned By Patricia Clarkson

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 16, 2011 5:09 AM
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A new trailer has landed for "Easy A" director Will Gluck's follow-up to his fantastic comedy vehicle that made launched Emma Stone's career into the stratosphere, and it wastes no time in giving up/ruining the goods. Cameos by Emma Stone and Andy Samberg are out of the way in the first 10 seconds, and hey, Woody Harrelson plays a gay dude! While we would've liked those surprises to have remained until we saw the film, we have to say, that we were still pretty charmed by this one and our optimism remains intact.

Mila Kunis Allegedly Walks Away From 'Akira' To Star In 'Oz: The Great And Powerful'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 17, 2011 11:08 AM
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James Franco Also Apparently Locked For The FilmUpdate: Variety confirms that Mila Kunis has closed the deal to star in "Oz The Great And Powerful." She will be taking the role of Theodora, a good witch whose advances are rebuffed by Franco's character. She subsequently decides to help her evil sister Evanora rule Oz. Olivia Wilde, Amy Adams, Kate Beckinsale, Keira Knightley and Rebecca Hall are among those being listed as contenders for the sister roles.

Updated: Olivia Wilde & Mila Kunis Also In The Mix For Lois Lane; Kristen Stewart Not Approached

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 2, 2011 4:33 AM
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'Superman' To Be Totally CGI?Update: Reps for Kristen Stewart have told People, There are a number of fabricated stories circulating. The fact is that she has not met on this film nor has she been approached for this film."

Mila Kunis & Adam Scott In Negotiations To Join Mark Wahlberg In 'Ted'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • December 14, 2010 12:01 AM
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“Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane's upcoming Universal live action/animated hybrid comedy "Ted," starring Mark Wahlberg, just nabbed itself two more actors.

Review: 'Black Swan' Is The Grandest Ballet Of Darren Aronofsky's Career

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 2, 2010 2:47 AM
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This is a repost of a review that ran earlier this year during TIFF 2010. The film is in limited release starting this week.

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