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Ben Foster Replaces Mark Ruffalo In 'Red Light Winter' With Kirsten Dunst

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 29, 2012 4:15 PM
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It looks like we'll have to wait for our "Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind" reunion between Kirsten Dunst and Mark Ruffalo. But for writer/director Adam Rapp, he's likely glad that though he's lost one great actor from his film, an equally great replacement has stepped up.

'Compliance' Director Craig Zobel To Direct Untitled Thriller Pitch For Focus Features

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • August 29, 2012 3:36 PM
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Variety is reporting that Focus Features, the indie wing of monolithic Universal Pictures that has had a great year so far with sleeper hits in the stop-motion-animated marvel "ParaNorman" and the Wes Anderson romp "Moonrise Kingdom," has just acquired an untitled thriller pitch from "Compliance" director Craig Zobel. Zobel will write and direct the movie. Plot specifics are being kept under wraps, so we can go ahead and wildly speculate that it's about a vampire that falls in love with a robot but their love is put to the test when they uncover a conspiracy to assassinate the president of Uganda.

More Pics Of Noomi Rapace & Rachel McAdams In Brian De Palma's 'Passion'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 29, 2012 3:25 PM
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While this writer offended some by daring to suggest the first trailer for Brian De Palma's "Passion" maybe wasn't so hot, the bottom line is, put Rachel McAdams and Noomi Rapace together in a movie and have them square off, and we'll be there. Directed by Brian De Palma? Doubly so. "Passion" is certainly one of the more intriguing offerings on the fest circuit this fall, and now a few more images have dropped to tempt you.

Michael Douglas To Play Ronald Reagan In Former Ridley Scott Project 'Reykjavik,' Mike Newell Now Directing

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • August 29, 2012 3:13 PM
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The Hollywood Reporter reevals that famously liberal actor Michael Douglas will play famously conservative president Ronald Regan in "Reykjavik," a Cold War drama once being eyed as a potential directing vehicle for Ridley Scott. Scott is still involved in the project, but will serve as a producer through his Scott Free banner. Mike Newell, who directed "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" and a new version of "Great Expectations" that is debuting at Toronto in a couple of weeks, is in talks to helm the film.

'Oldboy' Helmer Park Chan-Wook To Direct Western 'The Brigands Of Rattleborge'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 29, 2012 3:04 PM
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So, the guy who directed "Oldboy" and "Thirst" tackling a western? Um, yes please. Just tell us when it's ready and we're there.

Contest Giveaway: 3 DVD Copies Of 'Piranha 3DD'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 29, 2012 2:48 PM
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This weekend will be the last blast of summer for many folks before they head to school or work, but if you're looking for one more cinematic dip in the pool, we've got you covered. "Piranha 3DD" is feasting its way to home video and we've got a few DVD copies for some lucky readers.

Watch: 3 Minute 'The Avengers' Deleted Scenes Features Moody Captain America, Stan Lee Cameo & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 29, 2012 2:13 PM
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Will over 30 minutes of deleted scenes on "The Avengers" upcoming home video release, at this rate it's all going to be online so you won't have to buy the damn thing (well, unless you want to watch the movie again, which you probably do). So far we've seen more Bruce Banner, Harry Dean Stanton, Loki, Hawkeye and a gag reel but it seems Joss Whedon's longer assembly cut of the movie was a decidedly more dour affair. After the rather grim alternate opening arrived yesterday, a lengthy 3 minute deleted scene has arrived and it's another mood killer.

Ryan Gosling Lines Up Directorial Debut 'How To Catch A Monster,' Christina Hendricks Will Star

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 29, 2012 1:53 PM
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That Ryan Gosling has had ambitions to direct is hardly a surprise. He once kicked the tires on a remake of the 1980 Taylor Hackford film “The Idolmaker," and at TIFF last year he plainly stated his intentions. “I wanted to work with George Clooney [on 'Ides Of March'] because he’s an actor turned director and I wanted to see that in action, and I’m learning a lot from Nicolas [Winding Refn] and Derek [Cianfrance] ...I’m just basically trying to treat it as a film school for myself right now before I start making my own films -- not to undervalue the movies themselves, I want to see those movies so I’m making them -- but I’m also trying to get as much out of them as I can before I kind of transition out of this and into that,” he explained. And it looks like he's ready to add writer/director to his resume.

Watch: Raunchy Red Band Trailer For 'The To Do List' Starring Aubrey Plaza

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 29, 2012 1:36 PM
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Handjob, blowjob, rimjob, cunnilingus...no, this isn't about the nominees at the next AVN awards, but is instead just a few of the items you'll find on Aubrey Plaza's (character's) list in the naughty comedy, "The To Do List." And seemingly out of nowhere, the movie now has a release date and a brand new trailer to go with it.

Barry Pepper, Michael Sheen & Amanda Peet Also Cut From Terrence Malick's 'To The Wonder'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 29, 2012 1:21 PM
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Following yesterday's news that Rachel Weisz had been dropped from Terrence Malick's upcoming "To the Wonder," in sorta obvious news, it has now been confirmed that Barry Pepper, Michael Sheen and Amanda Peet have also had their parts sliced out of the film.

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