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Exclusive: Cinematographer Seamus McGarvey Hopes To Return For 'Avengers 2' (Plus His Thoughts On 'Godzilla')

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • November 14, 2012 3:13 PM
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We just got off the phone with Seamus McGarvey, the genius cinematographer behind everything from "We Need To Talk About Kevin" to "The Avengers," to discuss this week's brilliant "Anna Karenina." Of course, we had to ask if McGarvey would be back for "The Avengers 2," which will see original writer/director Joss Whedon returning (Disney already has May 1st, 2015 release date penciled in). It turns out that Whedon is already looking to bring back one of his big guns for the sequel.

Me Alexander Skarsgård, You Jane: 'True Blood' Star Frontrunner For 'Tarzan' Role, Samuel L. Jackson Also Eyed

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 14, 2012 2:33 PM
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...and one week after a shortlist for "Tarzan" that included "Man of Steel" lead Henry Cavill, "Sons of Anarchy" star Charlie Hunnam and Tom Hardy emerged, Warner Bros. and David Yates seem to have found their man.

Evan Rachel Wood Has '10 Things I Hate About Life'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 14, 2012 1:37 PM
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Here's what you need to know so far about "10 Things I Hate About Life." Despite being brought to you by Gil Junger, the same dude behind "10 Things I Hate About You," it's not actually a sequel to that movie. And even though Hayley Atwell was originally linked to star, a new face has been found for the project.

Benicio Del Toro To Play Pablo Escobar In 'Paradise Lost'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 14, 2012 1:23 PM
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There are few criminals that have captivated Hollywood quite like Pablo Escobar. Those "Entourage" dudes had a whole arc about making a movie about the crime lord, while folks like Oliver Stone, Antoine Fuqua, Brad Furman and Joe Carnahan have all been attached/tried to mount features over the years (the latter told us he still wants to get "Killing Pablo" off the ground). But if this bit of news plays out, it looks like some European filmmakers will get the jump with a pretty envious actor in the lead. Though it should be noted -- this is not a biopic, exactly.

Watch: Trailer & Poster For 'In Our Nature' Starring Jena Malone, Gabrielle Union & 'Mad Men's John Slattery

  • By Edward Davis
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  • November 14, 2012 12:54 PM
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We know the break between "Mad Men" seasons can be difficult, but luckily, the always solid John Slattery is keeping his chops honed on the big screen as well. And "In Our Nature" offers another chance to see the actor in top form alongside an equally game cast.

'Jack Reacher' Helmer Christopher McQuarrie Likely To Reteam With Tom Cruise For 'Mission: Impossible 5'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 14, 2012 12:35 PM
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The last few years have marked something of a comeback for writer-director Christopher McQuarrie. He was the toast of the town after penning one of the more acclaimed screenplays of the 1990s with "The Usual Suspects," winning an Academy Award for his trouble. But he found it tricky to follow that success; his directorial debut, 2000's "The Way of the Gun," wasn't nearly as well received, and finding it difficult to get his work greenlit, was on the verge of quitting the business. Still, he got there in the end, reuniting with 'Suspects' director Bryan Singer for 2008's "Valkyrie," and that turned everything around.

First Image From 'Mortal Instruments' Arrives, Four Testing For Male Lead In 'Divergent' Opposite Shailene Woodley

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 14, 2012 12:20 PM
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With "Twilight" wrapping up its final installment this week, there's clearly a certain amount of jostling to be the next big young adult franchise going on. "The Hunger Games" certainly has the early lead, but that franchise is already eyeing its 2015 endgame by hiring Francis Lawrence to direct the two-part finale, 'Mockingjay,' so the field is still fairly open. And there's plenty on the way, with two of the contenders starting to show their wares or shape up their casts.

First Behind-The-Scenes Images From Jean-Pierre Jeunet's 3D 'The Young & Prodigious Spivet'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 14, 2012 11:40 AM
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The first time Jean-Pierre Jeunet made a film in English, it was not a great success. The director, then best known for his work with Marc Caro on "Delicatessen" and "The City Of Lost Children," came to Hollywood to direct "Alien: Resurrection," back in 1997, but the film was widely derided, and the filmmaker returned to France, where he made a triumphant comeback with "Amelie." Now, fifteen years after his first English-language picture, and nearly four years after his last film, "MicMacs," Jeunet has returned to the U.S, for "The Young & Prodigious Spivet."

Exclusive: Poster For 'The Girl' Starring Abbie Cornish; Set For December 14th Oscar Qualifying Run Before Release In March 2013

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 14, 2012 10:38 AM
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As readers of The Playlist already know, we think Abbie Cornish is on the cusp of a breakthrough. Arthouse audiences already know she's got the goods, giving strong performances in Cate Shortland's "Somersault" (her breakout turn) and Jane Campion's gorgeous and underrated "Bright Star." Hollywood was certainly paid attention, with the actress scoring supporting parts in a variety of films including "Sucker Punch," "Seven Psychopaths," "Limitless" and next summer's "RoboCop." But for those looking for another leading turn by Cornish, she's got a new movie on the way.

Viggo Mortensen Heads Beyond Civilization In Upcoming Drama

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 14, 2012 10:20 AM
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After a two-year break between "The Road" and "A Dangerous Method," Viggo Mortensen is on something of a streak (if you can call it that). This year found the actor on the festival circuit with Walter Salles' "On The Road" and the Argentinian drama "Everybody Has A Plan," he's currently shooting "The Two Faces Of January" alongside Kirsten Dunst, and he's looking stay busy in the new year.

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