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Tony Scott Lining Up Action Film 'Lucky Strike' With Vince Vaughn To Star

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 15, 2012 4:12 PM
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Vince Vaughn, action star? Uh, okay. Granted, he dabbled in the genre ("Mr. And Mrs. Smith" where he was mostly shooting quips and not bullets), and has done non-comedic parts from time to time ("Psycho," "Domestic Disturbance") but as a fully fledged lead in a Tony Scott movie? Well, we'll admit that it's inspired. And hey, if Keira Knightley can lead "Domino" then anything is possible.

Zoe Kazan Replaces Abigail Spencer In Join Joss Whedon-Penned 'In Your Eyes'; 'Cloverfield' Star Michael Stahl-David Also Joins

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 15, 2012 3:31 PM
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Well here's a bit of a switcheroo. It was only a couple of weeks ago that it was reported that Abigail Spencer (best known for her stint on "Mad Men") would be taking the lead in the Joss Whedon-penned "In Your Eyes." But as she's gearing up to make to star in and produce her script "Wrong Number" (co-produced by the omnipresent James Franco, of course), this spring, perhaps she thought it wise to give herself some time to get prepared. But no matter, "In Your Eyes" has rebounded with a more than capable replacement.

SXSW Rounds Out Lineup With 'Safety Not Guaranteed,' 'Shut Up And Play The Hits,' 'Monsieur Lazhar' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 15, 2012 3:00 PM
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With the fest now just weeks away, the organizers at SXSW are putting the final touches on the festival schedule and have added a few more films for the movie fans flocking to Austin.

Mark Neveldine & Brian Taylor Talk African Tribal Dancing, Mimicking Pink Floyd & Making 'Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • February 15, 2012 2:00 PM
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Coming from the grimier, gonzo world of "Crank," it was something of a surprise to see directors Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor take the helm of Sony blockbuster "Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance." While the first film was a $228 million hit, Sony definitely wanted to take this prospective franchise in a different direction. And fortunately for the hands-on duo, who also shoot all their second unit footage themselves, they were given free reign by Marvel Studios to put their stamp on the film.

Hugh Grant Says He Does "A Lot Of Killing And Raping" In 'Cloud Atlas'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 15, 2012 1:18 PM
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There is no doubt that the upcoming big screen adaptation of David Mitchell's "Cloud Atlas" is ambitious. Directed by The Wachowskis and Tom Tykwer, the sprawling time-spanning tale finds the directors each helming their own segements of the film, leading different units and working with an all-star cast -- Tom Hanks, Hugo Weaving, Ben Whishaw, Halle Berry, Susan Sarandon, Jim Broadbent, Jim Sturgess -- who will each to taking on multiple roles. It's clearly going to be unlike anything we've seen on the big screen and certainly, we're going to see a side to Hugh Grant we've never witnessed before.

Dwayne Johnson Says 'Fast Six' Shoots In May, But Won't Be Made Back-To-Back With 'Fast Seven'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 15, 2012 12:56 PM
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Does your franchise need a boost of charisma and talent? Hire Dwayne Johnson. The wrestler-turned-action hero made his presence known in last year's "Fast Five," which also turned out to be the biggest (and most enjoyable, by most accounts) entry in the series, spawning talk that Universal was gonna double up on the follow-ups, with "Fast Six" and "Fast Seven" to shoot back-to-back to deliver one, big linked story. Well, for all you gear heads, the good news is that the sequel is indeed happening, but alas it seems you'll only be getting one more movie for now.

Oscar Isaac To Star In Jaume Collet-Serra-Produced Thriller 'Inertia'

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • February 15, 2012 11:45 AM
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Jaume Collet-Serra must not be reeling from Warner Bros. shutting down his live-action remake of “Akira” back in January, as it was revealed recently that he’s already on to something else, potentially lining up Russell Crowe for his Dracula reimagining, “Harker,” and now word comes that he’s going to be helping a smaller film get off the ground.

James Franco's 'Child Of God' Will Hit Film Festivals This Year, Aiming For 2013 Release

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 15, 2012 11:18 AM
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As you know, James Franco is currently in the midst of shooting "Child of God," an adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's grim novel about about a violent man living on the edges of society, and dabbling in all kinds of unsavory activities (necrophilia, pedophilia among them). And while at any given moment Franco has about fifteen hundred things going on, you don't have to worry that this one might be neglected, because it seems it's going to make its debut sooner than we thought.

Forest Whitaker To Play Desmond Tutu In Roland Joffé's 'The Archbishop And The Antichrist'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 15, 2012 10:20 AM
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Could this be a return to Forest Whitaker's Oscar winning ways? At least on paper it seems so, as Screen Daily reports that the actor has lined up to play beloved activist and archbishop Desmond Tutu in Roland Joffé's developing "The Archbishop And The Antichrist."

Ben Foster Prepping Directorial Debut With Oren Moverman Producing, Gregg Araki's Next Is Cop Thriller 'The Womb'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 15, 2012 9:44 AM
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It's clear at this point that Ben Foster and Oren Moverman are pretty much bros for life. The actor took the lead role in Moverman's directorial debut "The Messenger," and last year cropped up with a small role in "Rampart," which marked the first film from the pair's joint production company Third Mind Pictures. While Moverman is busy on everything ranging from a script for a Brian Wilson biopic to potential directorial outings "The Terrorist Search Engine," with Jesse Eisenberg, a biopic of movie mogul David O Selznick with Ben Stiller, and period drama "The Big Blow," he'll pair with Foster to produce Steve Buscemi's Moverman-penned William Burroughs adaptation "Queer," with Guy Pearce and Kelly Macdonald, and it looks like they're going to squeeze in another collaboration this year as well.

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