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Exclusive: The RZA Says He Had To Drop Out Of 'Django Unchained'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • October 2, 2012 4:16 PM
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They're dropping like flies: add another excised name to the impressive cast left out of this winter's "Django Unchained." Following Kevin Costner, Sacha Baron Cohen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Anthony LaPaglia out the door, the runaway Quentin Tarantino production also has shed frequent QT collaborator The RZA.

'Yogi Bear 2' Is Happening & The Guy Who Made 'Super Troopers' Is Gonna Rewrite & Direct It

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 2, 2012 3:55 PM
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Cinema may not be dead, but when the critically reviled, barely more than 80 minute, CGI/live action mashup "Yogi Bear" arrived in theaters at the end of 2010 and earned more than $200 million, well, you could practially hear David Denby curled in the corner sobbing. Of course, a sequel was announced last year and now the wheels are turning, with a truly....odd choice being selected to rewrite and direct the thing.

6 New Photos & Poster Of 'The Guilt Trip' Staring Seth Rogen And Barbra Streisand

  • By Edward Davis
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  • October 2, 2012 3:33 PM
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In a moment of weakness, Andy Brewster (Seth Rogen) asks his widowed mom (Barbra Streisand) to join him on a work-related cross-country road trek in "The Guilt Trip." That's all the premise is and it sounds rather paper-thin, but the first clip of the film released earlier this week was surprisingly charming. 

McG Confirmed To Direct Luc Besson's Upcoming Untitled Thriller; Kevin Costner Will Star

  • By Edward Davis
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  • October 2, 2012 3:05 PM
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Mentioned as possibilities earlier this month, it looks like the deals went through. McG ("Terminator Salvation") will direct the Luc Besson-produced and co-written thriller previously known as "Three Days To Kill." Now untitled, according to Relativity Media, as suggested, Kevin Costner will star as a dying assassin who wants to reconcile with his daughter while embarking on his final mission.

Anthony Mackie, Aubrey Plaza, Giovanni Ribisi, Topher Grace & More Are 'A Many Splintered Thing'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 2, 2012 2:29 PM
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With filming set to begin at the end of the month, director Justin Reardon is now tying down the rest of the cast that will join Chris Evans and Michelle Monaghan in his debut feature. And for his first film, he's getting quite a nice assist on talent.

Natalie Portman Adds Gun-Running Thriller & Psychological Drama To List Of Potential Projects

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 2, 2012 1:51 PM
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It seems to be a good time to be Natalie Portman. With the actress slowly emerging from the break she took to have her first son, her list of projects is beginning to pile up. Of course, she's doing the two-fer for Terrence Malick with "Knight Of Cups" and his untitled, currently lensing film. And this fall, she'll run away from CGI stuff in "Thor: The Dark World." But after that? She's got options. Just a couple weeks ago she was linked to the developing "In The Garden Of Beasts" co-starring Tom Hanks, with Michael Hazanavicius to direct, and at the end of last week, it was reported she was eyeing former Darren Aronofsky project "Jackie." And don't forget she's also attached to Lynne Ramsay's western "Jane Got A Gun." And now, two more possibilities are on her desk.

There Will Be Jogging: Final Poster For 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 2, 2012 12:37 PM
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"Oop...I almost forgot. I won't be able to make it fellas. Bella and I are trying this new fad called uh, jogging. I believe it's jogging or yogging. It might be a soft j. I'm not sure but apparently you just run for an extended period of time. It's supposed to be wild."

Jack Black Says They're Only $10 Million Short On The Budget For Charlie Kaufman's 'Frank Or Francis'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 2, 2012 12:27 PM
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Where's Megan Ellison when you need her? Still remaining unmade, and looking more and more likely to remain so, is Charlie Kaufman's ambitious, musical, Hollywood satire "Frank Or Francis." Even though it's housed at Sony, in this tentpole-heavy world, the movie unsurprisingly hasn't been greenlit, despite amassing a cast of willing players including Jack Black, Nicholas Cage, Steve Carell, Elizabeth Banks, Kevin Kline, Catherine Keener, Paul Reubens and Jacki Weaver. And earlier this summer, things weren't exactly looking good as reps for the director told us the project was "postponed" for the moment. And we figured it was financing that was keeping things from getting rolling.

John August Says His Unmade 'Godfather'-Esque 'Dark Shadows' Is One Of The Best Scripts He's Written

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 2, 2012 11:48 AM
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With "Frankenweenie" hitting theaters this weekend, and already riding on some very good reviews, it seems Tim Burton will be able to wash away the foul taste left in the mouths of his fans by "Dark Shadows." This summer's vampire comedy tale, based on an obscure TV show, ultimately did decent business (over $230 million worldwide) but couldn't crack $100 million at home, which is not what you want from a movie starring Johnny Depp. An odd mashup of fish-out-of-water comedy and horror, the movie never tonally gelled, and kind of went out of control in the last act. But had things gone a different way, we would've seen an entirely different movie.

Watch: 3 New Clips From 'Sinister' Eerily Showcase Ethan Hawke's Home-Video Discoveries

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • October 2, 2012 10:44 AM
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After a summer in which horror offerings like “The Possession” and “The Apparition” limped into theaters before lackluster reviews, the Robert Cargill-penned indie “Sinister” has slowly but surely emerged as one of this fall's most interesting releases, and now there are three new clips to cement that perception further.

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