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Kristen Wiig Eyed For Brick Tamland's Love Interest in 'Anchorman 2,' October 2013 Release Reportedly Slated

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • December 6, 2012 9:23 AM
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From simply the briefest of glances at actress Kristen Wiig's film career post-'SNL,' any hesitance on her part toward that decision should now be erased by the abundance of potential roles she has on deck. Since starring in indie comedy “Imogene” which premiered at TIFF in the fall (review here), she's sidestepped any return to the “Bridesmaids” well for more intriguing fare, such as the ensemble comedy-drama "Hateship, Friendship," but now she may be prepared to take a turn in another major comedy franchise's sandbox instead.

Exclusive: Jonathan Demme Exits Stephen King Adaptation '11/22/63'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 6, 2012 8:59 AM
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Moving easily and often between documentaries and feature film projects, Jonathan Demme has always got a few things on the go at any given time. This year alone has seen him direct theater legends Wallace Shawn and André Gregory in their re-teaming in "Wally And André Shoot Ibsen," hit the festival circuit with "Enzo Avitabile Music Life," get involved as a producer on "Song One" with Anne Hathaway set to star, and pick up a directing credit on "Old Fires." But it looks like one project has fallen off his slate.

Watch: Boldly 'Star Trek Into Darkness' With The First Announcement Trailer

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 6, 2012 3:01 AM
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Considering audiences will be getting a full nine minutes in front of IMAX screenings of "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," maybe it makes sense that the rest us who aren't going to Peter Jackson's movie on opening weekend will have to be content with this one-minute announcement teaser for now.

Casey Affleck Will Hunt The 'Boston Strangler' For Warner Bros.

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 5, 2012 10:47 PM
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So, is this going to be Casey Affleck's "Zodiac"? Let's hope so, because the material is a no brainer, and getting a major studio interested in something that isn't a four quadrant knock out of the park is no mean feat.

'Tron: Legacy' Sequel Gets Another New Writer As Development Continues

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 5, 2012 10:33 PM
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According to THR, the sequel to 2010's "Tron: Legacy" is "back in development," though we'd argue it probably wasn't that far gone to begin with. Almost since the day the movie opened, Disney has been eager to exploit the brand, and are currently gonig strong with the animated "Tron: Uprising" on Disney XD. And in the summer of 2011 David DiGilio was hired to write a draft for what would be "Tron 3," essentially. Well, they've appreciated his services and now another pen will tackle the script.

Dan Aykroyd Says Bill Murray Has Abrogated His Rights To The 'Ghostbusters' Series; Hints At Two More Films In The New Franchise

  • By Edward Davis
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  • December 5, 2012 5:52 PM
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Oh god, no. I mean, interesting news on the "Ghostbusters 3" front today. Dan Aykroyd, the self-appointed "cheerleader" of the "Ghostbusters" had a long sit down with Esquire and of course they delved into a long conversation about "Ghostbusters 3." The script appears to be done. It appears to be as "ready" as it's ever been (lord, when have we heard that one before). It's apparently the script everyone wants to make and Aykroyd even talks about potential 4th and 5th "Ghostbusters" films. Have mercy.

Watch: 'Jack Reacher' Beats Up 5 Guys In New Clip Plus More Footage In Japanese Trailer

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 5, 2012 5:34 PM
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The question around "Jack Reacher" still remains to be whether or not Tom Cruise can pull off the hulking title character of Lee Child's best-selling book series. But if this new clip is anything to go by, what the actor may lack in physical size, he more than makes up for in ferocity.

The New 'Scarface' Will Reportedly Be Mexican & The Film Set Among Drug Cartels

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 5, 2012 5:24 PM
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Oh right, the "Scarface" remake/reboot/whatever. This has been percolating in a slow cooker: first announced in the fall of 2011 with David Ayer hired to write the first draft, and nearly a year later, the project got some fresh blood as "Donnie Brasco" scribe Paul Attanasio came on to pen a new script. But other details on the project remained under lock and key, most notably, just how this film would differ from the 1932 and 1983 movies. Well, it seems we now know.
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Peter Jackson Talks About Why He Expanded 'The Hobbit' Into 3 Parts, 48fps, Almost Losing Martin Freeman As Bilbo & More

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • December 5, 2012 4:39 PM
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Today in New York the junket was held for "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," the first in the new trilogy of J.R.R. Tolkein-based films from "Lord of the Rings" mastermind Peter Jackson. A sweeping fantasy epic that takes place above and below Middle Earth, featuring heroes both new and familiar, 'The Hobbit' is made even more audacious and mind-boggling by Jackson's insistence in shooting the movie in 48 frames per second, which gives the 3D some much-needed oomph and, honestly, might make you a little bit sick (more on that in a minute).

Watch: Kathryn Bigelow & Jessica Chastain Talk To CNN About NBR Winning 'Zero Dark Thirty' Plus New Pics From The Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 5, 2012 3:57 PM
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It has been a very good week for "Zero Dark Thirty." The film has now pushed itself to the front of the Oscar conversation by taking three prizes from the New York Film Critics Circle on Monday and another three from the National Board Of Review today, with director Kathryn Bigelow and actress Jessica Chastain looking like the ones to beat (at the moment). While many critics and industry types have already seen the film, the rest of us have to wait, so here's a few more peeks to tide you over.

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