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'Miss Bala' Director Gerardo Naranjo In Talks For Fox Romantic Drama 'The Mountain Between Us'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • February 2, 2012 6:06 PM
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According to Deadline, Gerardo Naranjo, who recently directed the outrageously tense drug world thriller "Miss Bala" (Mexico's Best Foreign Language Film entry), is being tapped for a big Fox romantic drama "The Mountain Between Us," making it his studio (and English language) debut.

Viola Davis Joins 'Ender's Game' & Is One Of Warner Bros. 'Beautiful Creatures'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 2, 2012 6:04 PM
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Things are looking good for Viola Davis. Having snagged the SAG Award for her turn in "The Help," barring a late arrival from the Meryl Streep Train, in a few weeks, the actress will land her first Oscar win. At least that's what we hope. But while we wait to see how that plays out, Davis is using her awards season bank a couple of movies and they are both as different as it gets.

Catherine Keener Will Be Married To Tom Hanks In Paul Greengrass' 'Captain Phillips'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 2, 2012 5:20 PM
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Catherine Keener makes anything she stars in better, and even an A-list star like Tom Hanks can benefit by having her hang off his arm.

Jessica Chastain & Joel Edgerton To Star In 'The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: His' & 'The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Hers'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 2, 2012 4:30 PM
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It looks like the hunt for Osama Bin Laden won't be the only place where Jessica Chastain and Joel Edgerton will hang together. The two rising actors will be reteaming for another project, one that as you might guess from the titles, has a rather ambitious concept.

It Keeps Getting Better: Oscar Nominee Octavia Spencer Joins Bong Joon-Ho's 'Snow Piercer'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 2, 2012 3:34 PM
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For his English language debut, Bong Joon-Ho is certainly stacking the deck to make sure he doesn't fuck it up. With a cast that already includes Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell, John Hurt and Song Kang-Ho, he's gone ahead and added to the already fantastic ensemble by signing on an actress who might just be walking away with an Oscar in the coming weeks.

Objectivists 1, Critics 0: 'Atlas Shrugged 2' Is Happening, Starts Filming This Spring For Election Season Release

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 2, 2012 3:19 PM
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Even though "Atlas Shrugged: Part 1" was lambasted by critics (it currently sits with a tepid 11% Rotten Tomatoes score, read our review), died at the box office ($4.6 million, not even half of the budget) and had the producer flip flopping on the prospect of the sequel (we'll kindly forget to mention the DVD blurb fiasco), it looks like for the 23 of you that truly care, you'll be getting "Atlas Shrugged: Part 2."

Katherine Heigl To Star In 'Face Blind,' A Movie Milla Jovovich Has Pretty Much Already Made

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 2, 2012 2:43 PM
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It seems Hollywood doesn't know what on Earth to do with Katherine Heigl. Her career as a rom-com star seems to be dwindling fast, with "One For The Money" opening in third last week (thanks to a Groupon promotion) to bigger numbers than expected, but still pretty dismal all around. In fact it's the worst starring role opening she's had ever -- yes, even "Killers" with Ashton Kutcher made more on its first weekend. So, she's gonna change up the game a bit.

Taika Waititi Talks About Making The Smash Hit New Zealand Film 'Boy' & His Plans To Reunite With Jemaine Clement

  • By John Lichman
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  • February 2, 2012 2:05 PM
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After screening “Boy” for the first time in the United States since January 2010 at the Sundance Film Festival, writer-director-actor Taika Waititi had only one thing to say: “Thanks for watching this film in a space-age room.”

Eric Bana & Rebecca Hall Starring In Untitled Thriller From 'Boy A' Helmer John Crowley & 'Eastern Promises' Writer Steven Knight

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 2, 2012 1:35 PM
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Despite the idea of the suspense thriller for grown-ups being routinely declared dead, the genre itself refuses to stay dead. Every few months, some such film will quietly make a tidy profit at the box office, despite not gathering the same attention as pictures with more explosions in them. Last year saw films like "The Lincoln Lawyer," "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" and "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" all end up firmly in the black, and the companies behind the latter, producers Working Title Films and distributors Focus Features, are teaming up again for another highly promising-sounding turn.

"There's 24 Of Us, Only 1 Comes Out": The New Trailer For 'Hunger Games'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 2, 2012 1:22 PM
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The "Hunger Games" will begin in just over a month, and Lionsgate will either have the next big teen franchise on their hands...or not. Fans have been very vocal, concerned and excited in equal measure for the adaptation of their beloved books by Suzanne Collins (yep, "Catching Fire" is already slated for a 2013 release) and this new trailer -- easily the best of the bunch so far -- won't stop the chatter from continuing.

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