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Paul Giamatti To Play The Rhino In 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2'; Felicity Jones Also Lining Up A Role

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 28, 2013 3:32 PM
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Of all the different kinds of movies Paul Giamatti has done in his career -- from charming low-key indies to prestige projects to period set TV miniseries -- he's never really had a foot in the summer tentpole/franchise game. But it looks like a major summer movie for 2014 will find him making life difficult for one young superhero.

Tom Hanks & Steven Spielberg Find Book To Adapt For Next WWII Project For HBO

  • By India Ross
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  • January 28, 2013 3:21 PM
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Down at HBO, World War II is in the cards. OK, figuratively. But the Big Bertha of premium cable has taken to the mic to confirm details of another release which has the makings of a new box-set staple and a veritable howitzer to the already-frayed morale of rival networks.

Jude Law Says New Wes Anderson Film Takes Place In Two Eras; Updates On 'Sherlock 3' & Herzog's 'Queen Of The Desert'

  • By Katie Walsh
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  • January 28, 2013 2:26 PM
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Jude Law is on a bit of a hot streak right now. After his transformed turn as Keira Knightley's cuckolded husband Karenin in Joe Wright's sublime "Anna Karenina," he's now taking on the lead role as a psyschiatrist caught in a mystery in Stephen Soderbergh's "Side Effects," opening on February 8th. We recently caught up with the actor in Los Angeles to chat about "Side Effects," and he also dropped a few hints about some of his upcoming and rumored projects, including Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel," Werner Herzog's "Queen of the Desert," and a potential third "Sherlock Holmes" film.

Norah Jones To Perform Nominated Song From 'Ted' At Oscars, Tribute To Movie Musicals Planned

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • January 28, 2013 1:48 PM
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After dropping the ball musically at last year’s ceremony – how the hell do you nominate "The Muppets" and then not let them perform their song? – it looks like this year’s Oscar ceremony isn’t going to ignore the Best Original Song category. In fact, far from it. The Academy already have Adele performing her Oscar-nominated “Skyfall” theme at the ceremony, and now they’ve confirmed that Norah Jones will also appear to perform “Everybody Needs A Best Friend” from “Ted”. We’re assuming this means that all the nominated songs will be performed live this year, which hopefully means that Hugh Jackman will get up on stage to perform “Suddenly” from "Les Miserables." We’d also be shocked if the ceremony’s host Seth MacFarlane doesn’t get himself involved in Norah Jones’ performance of the song that he penned too.

Steven Soderbergh To Direct Scott Z. Burns-Penned Play In The Fall; 'Kafka' To Get Major Overhaul For DVD Release

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • January 28, 2013 1:17 PM
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While he didn't say it as succinctly in our interview with him this weekend, though director Steven Soderbergh is retiring from filmmaking for the time being, that doesn't mean he's retiring, period. The filmmaker told The Playlist while his second-to-last movie, "Side Effects," is due in theaters next week (his final one with Matt Damon and Michael Douglas arrives on HBO in the spring), he also added that directing plays or TV is still an option.

3 More Images Of Ben Affleck, Rachel McAdams & Javier Bardem In Terrence Malick's 'To The Wonder'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 28, 2013 12:22 PM
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Love in all its dizzying rapture and devastating heartbreak are explored in Terrence Malick's "To The Wonder," and yet even more images have emerged of its beautiful cast looking fabulous in rustic settings.

Exclusive: Poster For WWII Drama 'Into The White' Starring Rupert Grint

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 28, 2013 12:02 PM
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Along with Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson, we've watched Rupert Grint grow up on the big screen through the 'Harry Potter' films, and just like his castmates, he's moving onto a diverse array of projects, one that he hopes will allow people to see that he's much more than just Ron Weasley. Last week, he had a role in "The Necessary Death Of Charlie Countryman" which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, and his upcoming performances include playing The Dead Boys member Cheetah Chrome in "CBGB," a part in the Dennis Wilson biopic "The Drummer," and the lead voice role in the animated "Postman Pat." And this spring, he's earning his wings.

Bradley Cooper Says He Has "No Idea" That J.J. Abrams Is Making A Lance Armstrong Movie

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 28, 2013 11:38 AM
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Perhaps it's fitting that a movie centering on a man who conned an entire sport and legion of fans and followers, would be this convoluted even before a script was written. But to recap, in brief: Bradley Cooper told the BBC he'd be interested in making a movie about Lance Armstrong. J.J. Abrams says he's already been emailing Cooper about a project that he's developing about the cyclist. And now?

Clark Kent, Logan & Hit-Girl Stand Tall In New Images From 'Man Of Steel,' 'Wolverine' & 'Kick-Ass 2'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 28, 2013 11:17 AM
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It may seem like the studios have forgotten they have some summer tentpoles to market, but just bear in a mind a few things. We're still in the midst of the awards season and the Sundance Film Festival just wrapped, so executives and marketing departments are temporarily preoccupied. Also, the Super Bowl is next weekend, and you can bet that it will be the launching pad for a half dozen major campaigns, so just sit tight. Until then, a few more images have arrived to tide you over.

Warner Bros. Lines Up Juan Antonio Bayona For Sci-Fi Flick, Picks Someone For 'Robotech'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 28, 2013 10:41 AM
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While "The Impossible" didn't quite become the Oscar player some might have expected (though it did earn a nod for Naomi Watts) the film established Juan Antonio Bayona as a director who could deliver big screen spectacle with ease and power. And Warner Bros. has decided to tap that talent.

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