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'Hustle & Flow' Director Craig Brewer Is Gonna Roll With 'Gangster Princess Of Beverly Hills'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 27, 2013 6:00 PM
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"But what will I wear in jail?" That's the pretty tagline ready question asked by Lisette Lee, the socialite drug baron, when she was arrested in 2010. From the outside, she looked every bit the "Korean Paris Hilton," as she called herself, claiming among other things that she was the heir to the Samsung fortune and/or a pop star. But to the feds, she was a major drug dealer and her story is now going to be a movie, naturally.

Watch: First Trailer For 'The Conjuring' The Latest Loud Noises Horror From The Guy Behind 'Insidious' & 'Saw'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 27, 2013 4:27 PM
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While everyone likes to complain about them, the bottom line is audiences love loud noises horror movies. You know, the ones where cameras linger on empty rooms or closets in dead silence only for something to bump in the night. Hell, the "Paranormal Activity" franchise has milked that conceit for four movies to the tune of over $350 million domestic, and that's not even counting the hundreds of millions more raked in overseas. And "Saw" creator James Wan knows how to do loud noises really well. "Insidious" was a surprise sensation making nearly $100 million worldwide on a paltry $1.5 million budget and now he's aiming for summer money.

Poster Party: New One Sheets For 'Iron Man 3,' 'Trance,' 'Spring Breakers,' 'The Great Gatsby' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 27, 2013 3:57 PM
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We're in that momentary lull, just after the Oscars, and right before the spring and summer blockbuster season arrives, and some new posters are here to prime you with thrills, superheroes, scares and more. So strap in and prepare thy eyeballs.

Tina Fey Says "No Way" To Hosting The Oscars

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 27, 2013 3:31 PM
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Well, you can go ahead and scratch one name off the list. Yesterday, we ran down five suggetions of who could replace Seth MacFarlane in hosting the Oscars in 2014, after the "Family Guy" creator revealed Sunday was his first and last time. One of the possibilities we named was Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, who charmed and killed it this year as the MCs of the Golden Globes, but it looks like that won't be in the cards, no matter how potentially great it would be.

Not A Whale's Vagina: 'Anchorman: The Legend Continues' News Team Pack Bags For New York

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 27, 2013 3:14 PM
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Among the many, many, many things that made "Anchorman" such a perfectly calibrated comedy was its decision to set it in San Diego. The story of an egotistical man-child newsman could only really work in a city that (at the time) would be considered a small market, where such behaviour could go unchecked as long as professionalism stayed intact when it came to newstime. But of course, bigger and better things were on the horizon for Ron Burgundy as that film ended, and it looks like he'll be saying goodbye to that whale's vagina.

Chris Cooper Is The New Willem Dafoe, Will Play Green Goblin In 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 27, 2013 2:25 PM
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As if "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" couldn't be more stuffed with characters, with Jamie Foxx already on board as Electro, and Paul Giamatti as Rhino, here comes yet another. Yep, Green Goblin is coming to the franchise that has since given up claiming it will be "the untold story."

Joss Whedon Admits A Solo 'Hulk' Film Is Possible But Difficult To Pull Off

  • By Edward Davis
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  • February 27, 2013 2:10 PM
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Making a film based off Marvel's The Incredible Hulk character isn't impossible. The character has appeared on screen three times now, in three different iterations, more than any other major Marvel character (played, of course by Eric Bana, Edward Norton and Mark Ruffalo). But they're never quite great, nor as financially successful as the studios hope. With fans crowning the Joss Whedon, "The Avengers" version of the green monster the most successful, Marvel's been seriously considering a third solo film (and rumors say that film could borrow from the Planet Hulk storyline).

Justin Timberlake Talks Mumford & Sons Soundtrack Collaboration For The Coen Brothers' 'Inside Llewyn Davis'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • February 27, 2013 1:03 PM
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OK, slightly old news. We already knew that members of Mumford and Sons were collaborating with Justin Timberlake, Oscar Isaac and the cast members of the Coen Brothers' '60s folk scene movie "Inside Llewyn Davis." The likely connection is that lead Son, Marcus Mumford, is married to the film's co-lead Carey Mulligan and well, he's a pretty well-respected musician to boot.

'Mama' Director Andy Muschietti To Helm Post-Apocalyptic 'Bird Box'

  • By India Ross
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  • February 27, 2013 12:42 PM
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Just when you thought that unfortunate cliff-top finale would be the last you’d hear of “Mama” (subsequent sleepless nights and visions of her creeping up on you in the bathroom notwithstanding), her director Andy Muschietti has swiftly caught a rebound deal after the surprise profitability of the Guillermo del Toro-produced project (which has already prompted talk of a sequel).

Watch: Compelling Trailer For Book 'Stanley Kubrick & Me'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 27, 2013 12:18 PM
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Believe it or not, we actually do find time to read books here at The Playlist. Of course, given our interests, many of those books tend to be about movies and here's one we'd really like to get a hold of.

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