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Casting: Jared Leto Seeks 'Brilliance' Instead Of Will Smith, Sam Worthington Heads To 'Gallipoli' & More

  • By Edward Davis
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  • June 17, 2014 2:32 PM
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With an Oscar in his hands, presumably Jared Leto has his pick of movies, and it looks like he's eyeing former Will Smith gig "Brilliance." The Fresh Prince dropped out last month, but Leto is in early talks for the movie that's based on the novel by Marcus Sakey, that's set in "a world where a rare set of people are born with extraordinary abilities and are called 'brilliants.' At the center of the story is a federal agent with great hunting gifts who is drafted to track down a terrorist, another such brilliant who intends to start a civil war." Woo.

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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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.

Joel Edgerton Joins 'Life,' Zach Galifianakis & Jon Hamm Are 'Keeping Up With The Joneses' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 14, 2014 5:50 PM
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With diehard RPatz fans trying desperately not to fall asleep during "The American" as they bone up on the movies of Anton Corbijn, they'll have to expand their study list as another top shelf talent joins "Life."

Sienna Miller & Chloe Sevigny Join Whit Stillman's 'Love And Friendship,' Jennifer Aniston Wants 'Cake' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 10, 2014 1:15 PM
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Though we waited far too long between Whit Stillman's "Last Days Of Disco" and 2011's "Damsels In Distress," it looks like the filmmaker won't be taking such a long break again. Last summer came word that he was working on a movie adaptation of Jane Austen's "Lady Susan," but we were thrown for a loop when when it was revealed at the end of January, that the concept was being turned into a book, “Love & Friendship: An Adaptation of Jane Austen’s Unfinished Novella Concerning the Beautiful Lady Susan Vernon, Her Loves and Friendships, and the Strange Antagonism of the DeCourcy Family.” So is the movie dead? Nope.

Dwayne Johnson Joins 'Seal Team 666,' Sienna Miller Does The 'Mississippi Grind,' Aaron Eckhart Will 'Fade Out' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 6, 2013 5:43 PM
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The American Film Market is now underway, which means lots of casting and updates to projects that are looking to get sold over the next week. And so, let's just dive into some of the movies that will be hawked on the sales floor....

Judy Greer Is One Of Jason Reitman's ‘Men, Women, Children’; Sigourney Weaver Joins 'Chappie' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 28, 2013 4:01 PM
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Seeing as "Labor Day" is already done with its cursory festival appearance and headed to theaters in December, Jason Reitman is already gearing up work on his next movie, "Men, Women, Children." Judy Greer has joined the cast of Adam Sandler, Jennifer Garner, Rosemarie DeWitt and Cameron Diaz in the story of junior high age kids and their parents, living in the era of the interwebs.

Watch: 2 Clips & Poster From That Other Hitchcock Movie 'The Girl'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 12, 2012 2:50 PM
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Even though we had our issues with it, if you're at home on the night of Saturday, October 20th, tune in to HBO at 9 p.m. for "The Girl," if only to show Toby Jones some love. Once again the excellent actor -- who saw his portrayal of Truman Capote in "Infamous" outshined by Philip Seymour Hoffman's turn in "Capote" -- is getting usurped. This time it's by Anthony Hopkins in the upcoming "Hitchcock," but from what we can see of Jones, he acquits himself well as Alfred Hitchcock.

HIFF Review: 'The Girl' Creates Dark Hitchcockian Mood, But At The Cost Of Virtually Everything Else

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • October 7, 2012 12:18 PM
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Like with the two competing Snow White movies earlier this year, Hollywood finds itself in the midst of battling Alfred Hitchcock pseudo-biographies this fall; each detailing the production of one of the master director's seminal films and his relationship with that film's comely leading lady. Timed for optimum Oscar impact, arriving in November is "Hitchcock," with Anthony Hopkins as the tumescent filmmaker and a story centered around the making of his touchstone horror classic "Psycho." And later this month HBO is airing "The Girl," starring Toby Jones and Sienna Miller as Hitchcock and ingénue Tippi Hedren, who the director provoked into starring in both "The Birds" and "Marnie."

Sienna Miller Joins Bennett Miller's 'Foxcatcher' With Steve Carell, Mark Ruffalo & Channing Tatum

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 5, 2012 1:42 PM
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While it seems the big and pieces for this one have been coming together forever, we're just glad Bennett Miller's "Foxcatcher" is still happening. And after lining up an impressive trio of bros in Steve Carell, Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo, the film is now adding a talented actress into the mix.

Watch: More Footage From 'The Girl' Starring Toby Jones & Sienna Miller In New Featurette

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 1, 2012 5:26 PM
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Geez, Toby Jones can't catch a break can he. First he plays Truman Capote in "Infamous" only for Philip Seymour Hoffman to steal his thunder with "Capote," and now just as HBO's "The Girl" is set to debut in a few weeks with him in the role of Alfred Hithcock, Fox Searchlight makes a late game announcement that their own "Hitchcock" starring Anthony Hopkins in the lead will be headed into theaters this fall. Will he be overshadowed once again? Let's hope not because it looks like he's put together a fascinating turn.

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