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Eddie Redmayne Joins The Wachowskis' 'Jupiter Ascending' With Channing Tatum & Mila Kunis

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 17, 2012 4:54 PM
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To whoever is repping Eddie Redmayne as he makes his way into Hollywood: nice work. The actor has been taking a variety of roles, from the gritty indie "Hick," to the biopic "My Week With Marilyn" to this month's Oscar contending "Les Miserables," all allowing him to flex a few different muscles. And now that he's paid his dues and proved himself, he's getting into the tentpole game.

Ricky Gervais Takes The Lead Role In 'The Muppets' Sequel

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 17, 2012 4:25 PM
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While he has dominated the small screen, Ricky Gervais has yet to find his niche at the multiplex. His lone leading man efforts "The Invention Of Lying" and "Ghost Town" didn't make much impact, while the dramatic-ish "Cemetery Junction" pretty much came and went without a trace. And while he's lent his face in support in a handful of studio films, he's still probably best known to most mainstream audiences as that British guy who insulted celebs for a couple years at the Golden Globes. Well now, he'll be bringing his wit to your children.

'Skyfall' Writers Neal Purvis & Robert Wade Will Try And Make A 'Kojak' Movie Starring Vin Diesel Tolerable

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 17, 2012 4:16 PM
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Because we live in a world where there's going to be a straight faced "MacGuyver" movie, and because studios want branded content, not "films," your Dad's favorite TV show "Kojak," is headed to the big screen with Vin Diesel starring. Who loves ya baby!

Noomi Rapace Offered Role In 'Animal Rescue' With Tom Hardy, Actors May Also Team For 'Child 44'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 17, 2012 3:40 PM
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Even though they may not have worked together yet on the big screen, Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace seem to already be good pals. The pair were on the cover of Blag magazine (see above), did some promo for it as well this year and seemed to have a blast (just do some Google searches). And now, we may see two of our favorite folks working together, in a very promising project.

Black List 2012 Features Biopics On Hillary Clinton & Dr. Seuss, 'Transcendence' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 17, 2012 3:19 PM
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Here's an idea for 2013 -- no more tweeting awards or nominations. Seriously. This year has seen various critics guilds spend pretty much all day voting or announcing their winners on Twitter, and now the Black List has followed suit, by spending some time today tweeting (out of order, mind you) the "most liked" unmade scripts of the year. It's called a press release, guys. Anyway, they finally have revealed the full slate from top to bottom and there are some interesting titles. And why should you care? Well, movies like "Slumdog Millionaire" and "The King's Speech" once placed on here, and while the names might not be known right now, these are guys and gals who will be rising in the next few years.

Jackie Chan Says He'll Be In 'The Expendables 3,' But Only If It's A Major Role

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 17, 2012 2:59 PM
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“For the last 10 years I have been making some other different movies. I want to be an Asian Robert De Niro. I don’t just want to be an action star, I want to be a true actor. I want to get rid of my image,” Jackie Chan said back in May. And while it's admirable that the actor wants to change up his persona, he likely also knows what side his bread is buttered on. So what does the actor, who is approaching sixty years of age, do? Might as well roll with the other old folks in the action hay one more time.

The Director of 'House Party' Partly Inspired 'Django Unchained'; Harvey Weinstein Describes How He Would Have Split The Film In Two

  • By Edward Davis
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  • December 17, 2012 2:42 PM
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The latest issues of Empire and Entertainment Weekly are on newstands now and both have Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" on the cover. Over the weekend we found out from Tarantino himself at the New York press day for the film that the filmmaker has an extended version of his Spaghetti Western film that he could one day release. He also revealed that, much like the "Kill Bill" films, TWC's Harvey Weinstein suggested breaking the long "Django Unchained" (almost three hours) into two parts. Ultimately, Tarantino decided that breaking the films in half wouldn't work for this more linear story, but it's an idea they evidently explored.

Martin Scorsese To Direct HBO Documentary About Bill Clinton

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • December 17, 2012 1:55 PM
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Martin Scorsese might have just turned 70 (here's our tribute piece in case you missed it) but he's showing no signs of letting up. The director recently wrapped on "The Wolf Of Wall Street," his reteam with Leonardo DiCaprio that's due next year, and he's got plenty of other projects lined up too, including producing a documentary on Roger Ebert, directing a Garth Brooks concert movie, reuniting with Robert De Niro on "I Heard You Paint Houses," and possibly, helming Scandinavian thriller "The Snowman," and his long-gestating Sinatra biopic.

First Look At Rosemarie DeWitt & Ellen Page In Lynn Shelton's Sundance Pic 'Touchy Feely'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 17, 2012 1:35 PM
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So here's the pitch: a massage therapist develops an aversion to bodily contact. Hilarity right? You might think that, as it's from Lynn Shelton, the writer/director behind "Humpday" and "Your Sister's Sister." But as the helmer tells EW, her latest "Touchy Feely" marks a bit of a change. ”It doesn’t have this rollicky, bantering feel that my last couple films have had,” she says. “It definitely has laughs, but it really is a drama. It’s really about attempting to live in your own skin, both literally and metaphorically.”

First Official Look At Daniel Radcliffe, Dane DeHaan & Jack Huston In Sundance Pic 'Kill Your Darlings'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • December 17, 2012 12:55 PM
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As far as a post-Potter career goes, Daniel Radcliffe is doing pretty nicely. He won acclaim on Broadway, starred in the global sleeper hit "The Woman in Black," picked up good reviews alongside Jon Hamm for TV miniseries "The Young Doctor's Notebook," and has generally proven to be a pretty smart cookie in terms of carving our a career away from his biggest franchise that's closer to Harrison Ford than Mark Hamill. And the next stage? Cracking the indie scene, with the young actor's first Sundance premiere.

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