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Chloe Moretz Offered Lead In 'Carrie' Remake, Film Aiming To Shoot Later This Year

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 27, 2012 12:55 PM
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Over the weekend we suggested that with Haley Bennett and Chloe Moretz both being considered for the lead in developing "Carrie" remake it would come down to going with an unknown versus star power. And it looks like thel latter has won out.

Director James Watkins To Follow 'The Woman In Black' With Olympics Drama 'Second Is Nowhere,' Julien Temple's Kinks Biopic 'You Really Got Me' Moves Forward

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 27, 2012 12:20 PM
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The success of well-received ghost tale "The Woman In Black" has benefited pretty much everyone: Star Daniel Radcliffe has proven he can be a viable lead outside of the "Harry Potter" franchise, revived horror label Hammer Films has taken its place again at the top of the British genre tree (the picture has taken £20 million at the U.K. box office, making it the most successful home-grown horror picture ever), and director James Watkins has undoubtedly landed himself on the top of many wishlists.

Angelina Jolie Confirms 'Sleeping Beauty' Reboot 'Maleficent' Is Next, Starts Shooting in June

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • March 27, 2012 12:00 PM
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Speaking with Entertainment Weekly on the eve of her directorial debut "In the Land of Blood and Honey" hitting home video, Angelina Jolie confirmed that her next feature will be the "Sleeping Beauty" retelling "Maleficent." "The next thing I’m doing is 'Maleficent' for Disney. I start it in June, and it’s a really great script," Jolie told the site. "I’m having a lot of fun. I’ve already got my horns fitted. My kids are very happy."

New Images From Andrew Niccol's Stephanie Meyer Adaptation 'The Host,' Including First Look At Diane Kruger

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • March 27, 2012 11:40 AM
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What’s wrong, can’t wait for the next adaptation of a young adult novel to hit the silver screen? Well if the box-office-shattering release of “The Hunger Games” didn’t quench your thirst for YA lit-based movies, perhaps a few images from the latest adaptation of “Twilight” saga author Stephenie Meyer’s work will.

Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris' 'He Loves Me' Retitled 'Ruby Sparks,' Set For July 25th Release Date

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 27, 2012 11:15 AM
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Despite their debut feature "Little Miss Sunshine" being the toast of Sundance, becoming a sleeper box-office hit, and picking up a Best Picture Academy Award nomination (as well as winning the Oscars for Supporting Actor Alan Arkin and Michael Arndt's screenplay), directing couple Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris have taken a while to follow it up. The filmmakers had various projects circulating, including the adaptation of Tom Perrotta's "The Abstinence Teacher," Demetri Martin's fantastical comedy "Will," which would have co-starred Paul Rudd and Zach Galifianakis, and the long-gestating comedy "Used Guys."

2 Disc 'Eastbound & Down' Soundtrack On The Way Featuring Black Keys, The Stooges, MC5, Kenny Rogers & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 27, 2012 10:56 AM
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Well, Kenny fucking Powers will be pitching his last innings in "Eastbound & Down" as the show winds up its third and final season with a only a few more episodes to go. But you'll still have the opportunity to keep that good time feeling going all summer long.

'A Single Shot' Finally Moves Forward With Jeffrey Wright, Sam Rockwell & William H. Macy

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • March 27, 2012 10:45 AM
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If "A Single Shot" sounds vaguely familiar, it's because it has been on our radar under various guises for some time now. A number of cast members have joined and left the project over the past couple of years, but David M. Rosenthal's film has now made it in front of cameras with Sam Rockwell and William H. Macy (who has stuck with the pic through various incarnations) taking lead roles.

'In Search Of A Midnight Kiss' Helmer Alex Holdridge Wraps Next Feature 'Meet Me In Montenegro'

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • March 27, 2012 10:24 AM
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Director Alex Holridge made a splash back in 2007 with his debut feature, "In Search of a Midnight Kiss." That distinctly indie romantic comedy was both written and directed by Holridge and won him an Independent Spirit award as well as cropping up on a number of top ten lists after it's theatrical release in 2008. His sophomore feature is, in some quarters at least, highly anticipated and so it's encouraging to hear that we aren't too far away from seeing it.

Lucero Frontman Ben Nichols To Score 'Mud' Starring Matthew McConaghey & Reese Witherspoon

  • By Simon Dang
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  • March 27, 2012 10:03 AM
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In case yesterday's piece about "The Iceman" didn't clue you in, we're big fans of Michael Shannon around here. Last year, the actor shined in Jeff Nichols' psychological drama "Take Shelter," but before they made that film, the duo teamed on Nichols' directorial debut "Shotgun Stories," a beautiful Southern-gothic family drama produced by David Gordon Green.

Ridley Scott Says Lensing On 'The Counselor' Will Begin This June, A Week After 'Prometheus' Hits Theaters

  • By Simon Dang
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  • March 27, 2012 9:38 AM
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That's the haunting summary by director Ridley Scott of the Cormac McCarthy script "The Counselor" which he's set to tackle this summer with Michael Fassbender starring and big names like Brad Pitt, Javier Bardem, Jeremy Renner and Natalie Portman among those set to join the cast.

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