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Rachel Weisz Joins 'Miss You Already' With Toni Collette, Catherine Hardwicke Takes Over Director's Chair

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 22, 2014 2:34 PM
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Some movies kick around in development, trying to get made. "Miss You Already" is one of those movies. It first surfaced back in 2012, when Jennifer Aniston signed up to star with Paul Andrew Williams ("London To Brighton," "Unfinished Song") directing his Brit List script he co-wrote with Morwenna Banks. Toni Collette joined not too long after, but then everything stalled out. Now, two years later, the project is back on with some big changes.

Powerhouse Duo Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci Split Up, Orci Wants To Direct 'Star Trek 3'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 22, 2014 1:50 PM
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For better (and definitely for worse), producing/writing duo Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci have been behind some of the biggest blockbusters of the last decade or so. "The Amazing Spider-Man" and "Star Trek" franchises are among their biggest accomplishments, and "Now You See Me" was a massive hit. But the pair are now breaking up, cinematically speaking, each pursuing their own movie gigs (though they are keeping their lucrative TV business partnership going). So, who will be Paul Simon and who will turn out to be Art Garfunkel? Time will tell, but Orci is driving hard to the hoop to make his blockbuster filmmaking debut.

Disney's Alan Horn Says Studio Is "Struggling With" Opening 'Captain American 3' Against 'Batman Vs. Superman'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 22, 2014 1:28 PM
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Captain America: The Winter Soldier
When Warner Bros. moved "Batman Vs. Superman" to May 6, 2016—against a then-untitled Marvel movie—it seemed like a confident jab at their competitors. When "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" opened to massive numbers, and "Captain America 3" was revealed as Marvel's mystery movie, suddenly WB's plans seemed ill advised. But perhaps they know something about the status of the third movie that no one else does?

Budget For 'Star Wars' Sequels Likely Around $200 Million, George Lucas Still Consulting On The Films

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 22, 2014 12:22 PM
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So, with "Star Wars: Episode 7" coming in just over 18 months, Disney is still playing their cards close to the vest. But honcho Alan Horn has been letting little morsels out of the bag, and today comes a few more minor but intriguing details about the size and scale of the films, as well as as where the production is at right now.

Watch: 6 Minutes Of Only Known Footage Of 1939 Union Station Opening, Shot By Oscar Winner Ward Kimball

  • By Ben Brock
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  • April 22, 2014 12:09 PM
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Union Station Opening
Ward Kimball might be the most important name in animation you've never heard: one of Disney's first animators, he worked on the dwarfs for “Snow White,” designed Jiminy Cricket for “Pinocchio” and redesigned Mickey himself in the '50s. Later he became a member of the “Nine Old Men” who advised and counseled Walt and the Disney company for decades. All that, and he mentored Brad Bird, Pixar's presiding genius and one of the most important figures in animation today.

New Pics Of Robert Pattinson, Mia Wasikowska & More In David Cronenberg's Cannes Bound 'Maps To The Stars'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 22, 2014 11:37 AM
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Maps To The Stars
While most films headed to Cannes are keeping a tight seal until the lights go down and the projector goes on, that's not the case for David Cronenberg's "Maps To The Stars." That may be due for the fact that the film is opening in a handful of overseas territories this summer, so regardless of the festival, they need to start advertising. And it could be just because the director doesn't really care. Either way, more images from the movie are here.

Watch: Alexander Payne's 15-Minute 1985 UCLA Film School Short 'Carmen'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • April 22, 2014 11:00 AM
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It’s always fun to see the evolution of a filmmaker’s voice and thanks to the power of the internet we can peer even further back through a director’s body of work. Case in point, an odd short film from Alexander Payne has been unearthed, an effort that was completed over a decade before the “Nebraska” director would get a shot at his feature-length film.

Watch: NSFW Trailer For David Cronenberg's Upcoming Book 'Consumed'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • April 22, 2014 10:38 AM
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In between supervising the new 2K digital film transfer of “Scanners” for Criterion and nabbing a competiting slot in the Cannes Film Festival for “Maps To The Stars,” Canadian provacteur David Cronenberg has found time to write his very first novel, joining the ranks of other directors like Guillermo Del Toro. As is becoming standard in the literary world – at least for larger properties – the novel has its very own trailer, however this one has the benefit of Cronenberg himself at the helm.

Watch: Trailer, Poster And Pics For Korean 'Point Blank' Remake 'The Target' Playing Cannes

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 22, 2014 10:04 AM
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The Target
Before you get too excited, this is not a remake of John Boorman's 1967 film, but rather a Korean do-over of the 2010 French action flick "Point Blank," which also as U.S. redo in the works too. But the singularly named director Chang got there first, and even more, his version is headed to Cannes Film Festival where it will play the midnight lineup (yes, they have a midnight lineup too). And the first trailer is here.

Watch: First Trailer For 'Insecure' Featuring 'Blue Is The Warmest Color' Star Adele Exarchapoulos

  • By Ben Brock
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  • April 22, 2014 9:37 AM
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Que Vive Insecure
We at the Playlist love Adele Exarchapoulos, whose breakthrough role in the Palme d'Or winner “Blue Is The Warmest Colour” brought her to the world's attention last year. Attention has of course translated into more roles, and she's set to appear in Sean Penn's next piece of directing work, “The Last Face," which will start production this summer.

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