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Atticus Ross Scoring Allen Hughes' 'Broken City' With Mark Wahlberg & Russell Crowe

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 22, 2012 5:07 PM
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With his next scoring gig on "47 Ronin" delayed as that film moves yet again, this time to Christmas Day 2013, Atticus Ross has a bit of extra time on his hands. And it looks like he's going to help out an old friend.

Commercials Director Adam Berg To Helm 'Videodrome' Remake That No One Wants

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • August 22, 2012 4:45 PM
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Given that it was just a couple of weeks ago that the $125 million remake of "Total Recall" opened to only a few million dollars more than what Paul Verhoeven's original made in 1990, one would have thought that studios might be shying away from the idea of redos, especially of auteur-driven sci-fi movies from the 1980s and 1990s. Have they actually learned anything? Don't be ridiculous. The next one to through the remake sausage grinder is, of all things, a new take on David Cronenberg's "Videodrome," a film recently named by critics as the 202nd best of all time in the Sight & Sound poll.

Tom Hardy's Fiancée Nabs Co-Starring Role In Doug Liman's 'All You Need Is Kill' With Tom Cruise

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 22, 2012 4:28 PM
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Sorry ladies, Tom Hardy is taken and her name is Charlotte Riley. The Brit actress met the actor on the set of the TV series "The Take" and the next thing you knew they were falling in love and cast together as Heathcliff and Catherine in "Wuthering Heights." And while Hardy has since seen his star shoot into the stratosphere, his fiancée hasn't quite had the same trajectory. But her next gig should see her profile take a considerable boost.

Goran Visnjic Joins 'The Counselor'; Winona Ryder Goes To The 'Homefront' & 'Breacher' Adds Two More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 22, 2012 4:06 PM
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While Ridley Scott puts the production of "The Counselor" on hold in the wake of his brother Tony Scott's death, when cameras start rolling again we can look for another face in those set pics: Goran Visnjic. With the "E.R." actor booking a role on the upcoming ABC drama "Red Widow," it has also been revealed he's joined Ridley Scott film as well, although his role hasn't been disclosed. Penned by Cormac McCarthy, the story follows a prosecutor who dabbles in dealing drugs to earn a quick buck and gets in way over his head. Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Cameron Diaz, Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz, Rosie Perez, Dean Norris and John Leguizamo co-star in the film that currently hasn't been slated with a release date.

Sequel To 'The Inbetweeners Movie' Is Brewing

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 22, 2012 3:20 PM
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While it remains to be seen if American audiences will take a shine to the Brit comedy smash "The Inbetweeners Movie" when it lands on our shores next month, or if the MTV remake of the hit show that spawned it will find the teenage audience it's looking for, it seems plans are afoot for a sequel.

'West Of Memphis' & 'A Late Quartet' Get Award Season Dates; Minions Movie Slated For 2014

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 22, 2012 2:54 PM
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A couple of festival movies prepare for the awards season gauntlet while a prospective blockbuster gets a holiday date in this release calendar update....

Gerard Butler Says He Won't Be Returning For '300: Battle Of Artemisia'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 22, 2012 2:17 PM
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Considering "300: Battle of Artemisia" isn't continuing the tale set forth by its predecessor, "300," it's not a complete shock that Gerard Butler won't be returning to reprise his role as King Leonidas. However, according to producer Bernie Goldman, there was a part for him and Lena Headey in the script -- if he wanted it. “It’s a different story. [However] there’s a small part for Lena [Headey]. There’s a small part for Gerry [Butler],” he said last fall. But according to Butler, appearing in the movie just isn't his bag, bro.

New Details On David O. Russell's 'Nailed,' Film Unlikely To Ever See The Light Of Day

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 22, 2012 1:50 PM
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The sorry saga of David O. Russell's "Nailed" is really a cautionary tale of working with shady financiers. The tale is one that has been told a few times over in the past couple of years, but in case you missed out, we'll recap it for you.

'Snow White And The Huntsman' Star Sam Claflin Confirmed To Play Finnick Odair In 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • August 22, 2012 12:30 PM
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It's been one of the most sought-after roles in recent Hollywood casting history, one that names like Armie Hammer, Taylor Kitsch, Garret Hedlund and even Robert Pattinson were (mostly erroneously) linked to. And after several months, it's finally been filled, with Lionsgate announcing via a press release that Sam Claflin, the 26-year-old British actor who's so far featured in "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" and "Snow White and the Huntsman," has officially signed on to play Finnick Odair in hotly anticipated sequel "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire."

Watch: Two Clips From Season 3 Of 'Downton Abbey,' Including New Addition Shirley MacLaine

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • August 22, 2012 12:06 PM
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After the hugely disappointing second season of the show, which crossed over from trashily entertaining to just plain dull, we were wondering if there was anything that could win us back to the third season of smash-hit costume drama "Downton Abbey." And then creator Julian Fellowes went and cast Shirley MacLaine. The 78-year-old veteran Hollywood star, famous for films like "The Apartment" and "Terms of Endearment" among many, many others, is joining the show's cast as the mother of Elizabeth McGovern's Countess of Grantham, and the potential to watch her trade barbs with Maggie Smith is certainly enough to have us setting the DVR for new episodes.

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