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'Lars & The Real Girl' Director Craig Gillespie To Massage Jon Hamm's 'Million Dollar Arm'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 20, 2012 9:11 AM
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After the disappointing returns for the unfortunately underrated "Fright Night," followed by his exit on "Pride And Prejudice And Zombies," director Craig Gillespie is dusting himself off and picking himself up. This summer he got attached to direct Will Ferrell in "The Flamingo Thief," and now he's headed to the baseball diamond with Jon Hamm.

James Franco Says PTA Courted Him For Joaquin Phoenix's Role In 'The Master'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 20, 2012 8:56 AM
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Coming to theaters this fall...the new film from Paul Thomas Anderson starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeremy Renner, Reese Witherspoon and Emma Stone. Yep, had the cards been dealt differently for PTA, "The Master" would have been quite another picture. Now we can add another actor to the trivia list for the version of "The Master" that didn't get made.

Something Will 'Haunt' Jacki Weaver, 'Non-Stop' Flight Gets Filled & More

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • October 19, 2012 6:04 PM
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An Oscar nominee last year for her performance in the excellent crime flick “Animal Kingdom” and soon to appear in David O. Russell’s “Silver Linings Playbook,” Australian actress Jacki Weaver has landed a role in Mac Carter’s debut feature, “Haunt.” Weaver joins Liana Liberato (who was pretty great in David Schwimmer’s “Trust”) and newcomer Harrison Gilbertson in the original horror film about a family who moves into “a new home with a dark past.” Weaver will play a former resident of the house who has suffered a family tragedy, in what sounds like a less bat-shit crazy version of “American Horror Story.”

'Ginger & Rosa' Opens February 1, 2013; 19 New Photos & A New Clip From The Elle Fanning-Led Drama

  • By Edward Davis
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  • October 19, 2012 5:45 PM
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Exclusive: An evocative and beautifully shot portrait of post-war Britain, as seen through the eyes of an impressionable young teenager (Elle Fanning in a terrific, career-making performance), Sally Potter’s “Ginger & Rosa,” which just screened at the New York Film Festival and debuted at the Telluride Film Festival earlier this year, will receive a February 1, 2013 limited release from A24 Films The Playlist has learned.

In Theaters: 'The Sessions' Hopes 'Nobody Walks' Over To 'Holy Motors,' While 'Alex Cross' Is A Whole New Kind Of 'Paranormal Activity'

  • By Emma Bernstein
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  • October 19, 2012 5:13 PM
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First off: big thanks to Katie for taking over last week! In that spirit of camaraderie, we suggest you round up a few friends and head out to the multiplex (or art house; we're not picky). You’re in for a round of scares, laughs, tears, and karate chops to the face. Also, Tyler Perry appears on screen in rare form as a man and someone finally uncovers the mystery of Sasquatch. So very, very much to look forward to!

It Looks Like Benicio Del Toro Is In Terrence Malick's Untitled Movie Now Too

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 19, 2012 4:50 PM
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It would be a news piece about a Terrence Malick movie if you didn't have to decipher the clues first. But alas, his untitled movie that isn't "Knight of Cups" continues to shoot and seems to have revealed yet another cast member, so just bear with us as we run down the evidence.

‘Buffy’ & ’Mad Men’ Writer Marti Noxon Joins Pixar To Work On New Project

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • October 19, 2012 4:36 PM
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Today at the Austin Film Festival during a panel on Pixar (and writing), Mary Coleman, a senior development executive at the company, announced that Marti Noxon, a former writer for “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Mad Men,” had joined the company on an unspecified project. This is a major development for the notoriously close-knit company, and should at least calm the jangled nerves of animation fans who were surprised and upset by a recent high-profile dismissal.

New Pics From 'On The Road' Featuring Kristen Stewart, Kirsten Dunst, Viggo Mortensen & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 19, 2012 4:26 PM
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With most of the movies of the fall season buttoning up audiences with serious themes and stories, you may feel the need to let you hair down a bit. And Walter Salles' "On the Road" just may be the ticket you're looking for. The adapation of the famed Jack Kerouac book is on the last legs of the festival circuit before it lands in theaters, and a few more pics are here to get your inner beat poet excited.

Nicolas Cage Pulls The Ultimate Nicolas Cage, Will Reboot Kirk Cameron's Christian Drama 'Left Behind'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 19, 2012 3:58 PM
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Well, we all just got Cage'd. Just when you though the career of Nicolas Cage couldn't possibly get more bizarre or outlandish, there comes this news, which confirms he's fully gone off the reservation or he needs a new agent.

Shirley MacLaine In Talks To Play Foul-Mouthed Grandmother In Melissa McCarthy's Road Trip Comedy 'Tammy'

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • October 19, 2012 3:48 PM
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After being embedded within the fiercely intelligent and funny women of “Bridesmaids” as that film's secret weapon, actress Melissa McCarthy has since found herself confidently branching off its franchise potential while staying focused on her own. Besides deeming a Wiig-less “Bridesmaids” sequel a “terrible idea,” she's stayed busy putting together her own comedy project, “Tammy” and now following a brief hiccup with the departure of veteran “SNL” director Beth McCarthy-Miller, the project remains alive with a new possible addition to the cast.

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