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Daniel Radcliffe Eyes Fox's 'Frankenstein'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 27, 2012 4:59 PM
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While Shawn Levy considered directing it for a while, it appears that Levy moving off the project and directing "The Internship" instead, and Fox hiring "Lucky Number Slevin" helmer Paul McGuigan to direct, has put a new surge of electricity back into the studio's brewing "Frankenstein." And that juice could bring with it a major franchise star to take the lead role.

Fox Puts Steve Carell & Lisa Cholodenko Project 'Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day' Into Turnaround

  • By Edward Davis
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  • September 27, 2012 4:43 PM
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In case you're too immersed in the all-too-random minute breadcrumbs that possibly point to Thanos being the villain in "The Avengers 2," Patrick Stewart potentially nodding in the affirmative that he'll be Professor X again one day, or that webshooters are being retroactively retrofitted into old "Spider-Man" trailers, you may have missed that there's a regime change over at 20th Century Fox. Tom Rothman is out, and when Chairman and CEOs "step down" (euphemism), companies tend to take stock of their wares and decide what they can let go or kick to the curb.

'Gambit' & 'The Last Station' Director Michael Hoffman To Helm Nicholas Sparks Adaptation 'The Best Of Me'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 27, 2012 4:28 PM
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Now middle-aged and leading different lives, a couple from opposite sides of the tracks rekindle their young romance, when a funeral in their hometown brings them together. If this all sounds vaguely familiar, that's because it's yet another Nicholas Sparks adaptation, a man who has turned formulaic and manipulative romances into a cottage industry of crap.

Meryl Streep & Hilary Swank Team For 'The Homesman' While Streep/Tina Fey Pic 'Mommy & Me' Falls Apart

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 27, 2012 3:58 PM
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Streep + Swank + Jones = Oscar? That's probably the line reps for Tommy Lee Jones' brewing sophomore directorial effort "The Homesman" will be spinning when they shop the movie at the upcoming American Film Market, and yes, Meryl Streep and Hilary Swank are part of the package for the movie they are hoping will lure investors, reports The Wrap.

Carl Rinsch Hasn't Been Kicked Off '47 Ronin,' Still Working With The Studio To Edit The Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 27, 2012 3:22 PM
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"I hate how difficulties in the process of putting together big-budget movies has been turned into bloodsport reporting, particularly when it is sort of accurate but exaggerated," Deadline wrote today with a pretty amazing lack of self-awareness. And while the actual truth of what is going on behind closed doors on "47 Ronin" likely won't be known except by those directly involved, it's hard to deny that the movie is going through some serious pains.

First Look Footage: Channing Tatum In 'White House Down'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • September 27, 2012 3:09 PM
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An American thriller film by Roland Emmerich, the guy who directed super-sized blockbusters like "Independence Day, " "Godzilla" and "2012" and starring Channing Tatum, "White House Down" might just be the movie of summer 2013 if you're into loud spectacle. Tatum, who has arguably had the best 2012 of any male contemporary thanks to three over-$100 million dollar grossers ("The Vow," "21 Jump Street" and "Magic Mike") stars as a United States Secret Service agent who must rescue the President of the United States (Jamie Foxx) from a paramilitary group that has taken over the White House. Let's guess, he's new and unexperienced (first day on the job?), but somehow he "Die Hard"s it and against all odds and saves the day.

Mark Millar Hired As Creative Consultant For Fox's Marvel Movies, Will Fuel Years Of Random Speculation

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 27, 2012 2:54 PM
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Well, here's something that both makes sense and kind of doesn't: Mark Millar has been hired as a creative consultant for 20th Century Fox's upcoming slate of Marvel-based comic book movies.

Dwarves Dominate New Poster For 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 27, 2012 2:18 PM
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"Hi Ho Hi Ho, it's off to work we go!"....oops, wrong movie. While Snow White may have had seven, J.R.R. Tolkien conjured up a few more, bringing thirteen to "The Hobbit." And they are all here on this...crowded...new one sheet for the movie.

Exclusive: Clip From Sundance Award-Winner 'Middle Of Nowhere' Starring David Oyelowo

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 27, 2012 2:04 PM
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Writer/director Ava DuVernay knows how to get the word out. While she was worked in a publicity and promotional capacity on nearly one hundred movies ranging from big blockbusters to low key indies, for sophomore feature effort "Middle of Nowhere," her talent did all the talking. Picking up the Directing Award at the Sundance Film Festival in January and competing for the Grand Jury Prize, her latest is headed to theaters, and with that honor bestowed upon it combined with a cast that includes the rising David Oyelowo, this may be one you'll want to track down.

Tilda Swinton Confirmed For Cameo Role In Terry Gilliam's 'The Zero Theorem'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 27, 2012 1:48 PM
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More confirmations and little updates continue to roll in for Terry Gilliam's "The Zero Theorem" as shooting is set to get underway in just a few weeks. Yesterday, Brit actor David Thewlis was confirmed as part of the cast, joining Christoph Waltz and Melanie Thierry in the pic. And now another name (one mentioned by Thierry earlier this month) has also been locked down, though for a much smaller role than we had imagined.

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