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Diane Kruger To Play Abraham Lincoln's Step-Mother In Terrence Malick-Produced 'Green Blade Rising'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 17, 2012 4:40 PM
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Terrence Malick doesn't stop. With the director currently at work on four different movies in various stages of production -- "To The Wonder," "The Voyage of Time," "Knight of Cups" and the movie formerly known as "Lawless" -- he's also throwing his enigmatic weight around as a producer. Last month it surfaced that he was behind "Red Wing," which is searching for a writer, and would serve as the directorial debut of Will Wallace, his stepson, who has appeared in numerous Malick-related projects including "The Thin Red Line," "The New World" and "Undertow." Well, another Malick venture is gearing up, and it will roll this fall. And as usual, it's a complete fucking mystery, though there are some details.

Jeremy Renner Replaces Christian Bale's In David O. Russell's 'American Bullshit' (Which Is Obviously Getting A New Title)

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 17, 2012 3:19 PM
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Looks like Aaron Cross is taking over for Bruce Wayne. With Christian Bale busy hanging out with Terrence Malick and a bunch of beautiful women for the rest of 2012 on "Knight Of Cups" and the movie formerly known as "Lawless," it means he has to bounce out of David O. Russell's "American Bullshit." But a worthy replacement is in the wings.

So Long Barsoom: Andrew Stanton To Direct 'Finding Nemo 2'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 17, 2012 1:53 PM
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Let's see how the small market of fans eager for a "John Carter" sequel are going to take this. Following a tumultuous production, a botched marketing campaign in what turned out to be one of the biggest flops of the year, costing Disney $200 million, we figured it would be interesting to see where Andrew Stanton landed next. Well, the open arms of his longtime home Pixar are welcoming him back to direct a sequel to one of their biggest movies.

New Pic Of Michelle Williams In 'Oz: The Great And Powerful' Plus More From Sam Raimi's Colorful World

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 17, 2012 1:24 PM
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While the trailer for Sam Raimi's revisionist fairy tale "Oz: The Great and Powerful" has split most folks down the middle, there's no denying that the director has a huge vision for his yellow brick road and the fabled story, even if that means tossing in some flying baboons.

New Pics Of Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Paul Dano, Jeff Daniels & Piper Perabo In Rian Johnson's 'Looper'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 17, 2012 12:57 PM
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The big push has begun for Rian Johnson's "Looper" in anticipation of its fall release, with the director and cast hitting Comic-Con this weekend to talk up the high concept, sci-fi, time travel assassin film (phew). But lest you think this will be some of kind brainy headscratching, in our interview the director he promised you'll be able to follow along and enjoy the fun. "One of my big priorities in writing the script," the director said, "was to make sure that it didn't feel dense, it didn't feel like homework. I put a lot of shoe leather into going over the script, and making sure the story worked, and ticked, without the sci-fi elements complicating it too much. Making sure the time travel did its job and got out of the way. So hopefully at the end of it, it makes sense, you don't have to think about it too deeply."

Exclusive: TV Spot For Sundance Award-Winning Documentary 'Queen Of Versailles'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 17, 2012 12:45 PM
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Excessive and outrageous, yet providing a unique view of how the ripple effect of the country's economic woes have been felt all the way up to the 1%, "The Queen of Versailles" is a funny and fascinating look at one particular and peculiar family looking to keep it together.

Be Cool Honey Bunny: Amanda Plummer Joins 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 17, 2012 12:25 PM
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Do young "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" fans even get the reference we're making in the headline? Are we that old or are they that young? But if it gets youngsters to borrow their older brother or sister's copy of Quentin Tarantino's "Pulp Fiction," than that's a good thing at the least.

Guess What? Some People Aren't Going To Like 'The Dark Knight Rises' & Why Aggregated Movie Scores Are Meaningless

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 17, 2012 12:03 PM
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Warner Bros. gave the thumbs up on the floodgates to open on reviews for "The Dark Knight Rises" yesterday, and for the most part, advance notices have been strong. We gave the film an A grade and critics from Variety, The Wall Street Journal, Time, Rolling Stone, HitFix, Empire and more have all given their stamp of approval on Christopher Nolan's finale to his Batman franchise. But as we mentioned earlier today, some folks have had the audacity to dislike the film. Christy Lemire from the Associated Press, Christopher Tookey at the Daily Mail and Devin Faraci at Bad Ass Digest are among those who have weighed in negatively, but Marshall Fine at Hollywood & Fine had the unfortunate distinction of being the first one online to offer a voice of dissent. And the reaction was both extreme and embarassing.

Quentin Tarantino Says Jamie Foxx Is The One He Wanted For 'Django Unchained'; Ending Of Film Rewritten At Last Minute

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 17, 2012 11:45 AM
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Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" made its way to the Comic-Con faithful over the weekend, and by all accounts, including our own, it blew the lid off the place. The film has seen a number of casting changes and additions as it has rolled on its production, which started late last year. But one of the of the biggest What Would Have Been bits of casting involves the lead role itself. Over a year ago, it was revealed that Will Smith was in contention for part of Django. Indeed the actor himself confirmed this last month, saying, "I came really close, it was one of the most amazing screenplays I had ever ever seen. I was in the middle of 'Men In Black 3' and [Tarantino] was ready to go, and I just couldn't sit with him and get through the issues, so I didn't want to hold him up. That thing's going to be ridiculous. It is a genius screenplay." But according to Tarantino, it was Jamie Foxx he ultimately wanted.

Emma Roberts & 'Wanderlust' Star Kathryn Hahn Join Pot Trafficking Comedy 'We're The Millers'

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • July 17, 2012 10:46 AM
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After spending the better part of a decade toiling in development hell, the New Line comedy “We're The Millers” looks set to finally see production soon, and with Jennifer Aniston and Jason Sudeikis starring nonetheless. Now finally securing a start date and a number of high-profile supporting actors including Nick Offerman and Ed Helms, the film has kept the casting train moving swiftly along, and today two more worthy talents have joined on.

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