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Olivia Wilde, Ron Livingston & Jake Johnson Join Joe Swanberg's 'Drinking Buddies'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • July 11, 2012 4:27 PM
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Following in the footsteps of micro-budgeted filmmakers like the Duplass Brothers, American independent filmmaker and actor Joe Swanberg looks like he's going Hollywood for his next project. And or, at the very least, the mumblecore-y director/writer/thespian has scored himself a pretty impressive and well-known cast for his latest film. Previously having only worked on tiny-budgeted pictures, with Greta Gerwig and Mark Duplass being the biggest two actors he's worked with thus far, his latest has just added Olivia Wilde, Ron Livingston and Jake Johnson ("The New Girl") to a film that already includes Anna Kendrick ("Up In The Air").

Watch: New International 'Gangster Squad' Trailer & New Photos

  • By Edward Davis
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  • July 11, 2012 4:24 PM
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Which do you want first, the good news or the bad news? Let's start with the bad first. The new international trailer for Warner Bros.' "Gangster Squad" has arrived and it is an entire minute shorter than the two and a half minute original trailer and offers almost zero new footage, but hey, it's "new." The good news however, is that Empire Magazine has some fresh photos from the film which you can see below.

Kirsten Dunst Joins Viggo Mortensen and Oscar Isaac In 'Two Faces Of January'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 11, 2012 3:48 PM
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While you never know how a movie will turn out, even with the best talent involved, when they recieve the type of ingredients that are being stirred for "Two Faces of January" it's hard not get excited. Already boasting two excellent leads in Viggo Mortensen and Oscar Isaac, another great name is coming on board this now-highly-anticipated thriller-ish drama.

Tony Winner & New Janis Joplin Nina Arianda Joins 'The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby: Hers' With Jessica Chastain

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 11, 2012 3:41 PM
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Nina Arianda is having a good week. While you may not know her name just yet, her face will soon start becoming quite familiar. Already earning attention thanks to a Tony award for her performance in "Venus In Fur," the rising actress recently landed the lead role in "Janis," the biopic of the late, great Janis Jopin set to be directed by "Martha Marcy May Marlene" helmer Sean Durkin. And now, she's got another ambitious movie gig, opposite a colleague who already knows what it's like to be suddenly in the spotlight.

Watch: The Trailer For Mike Birbiglia’s Sundance-Celebrated 'Sleepwalk With Me'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 11, 2012 3:18 PM
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A little bit meta, melancholy and yes, funny, "Sleepwalk With Me" has been building a quiet storm of buzz ever since it premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January, and earned more praise in Texas at SXSW. And arriving at the end of the summer, it will serve as a nice way to wash out the glut of tentpole fare clogging your brain.

'Olympus Has Fallen' For Melissa Leo; J.K. Simmons Joins 'Jobs'; Adam Brody Does It For 'All The Wrong Reasons' & More

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • July 11, 2012 2:43 PM
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In today’s casting round-up we have more news regarding the villain in one of the two competing White House-siege films, a whole host names joining the indie Steve Jobs biopic, a New York-set ensemble indie pic, and a coming-of-age dramedy set along the Red River border between Oklahoma and Texas.

Johnny Depp To Help Woody Guthrie's Dust Bowl Novel 'House of Earth' Get Published Next Year

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • July 11, 2012 2:22 PM
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No matter the critical barbs that Johnny Depp's increasingly caked-in-make-up performances garner, it's a fair assumption that a uniquely odd passion project lies behind each dollar earned from them. One of his most recent attempts saw him returning to Hunter S. Thompson's acid-tinged worldview with “The Rum Diary,” which tanked at the box office. But fortunately another literary pursuit is within his reach, this time dealing with the only "fully realized" novel from folk singer Woody Guthrie, who would have been 100 years old on July 14th.

Drew Goddard Wrote New 'World War Z' Ending, But Christopher McQuarrie May Step In To Do More Work

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 11, 2012 1:44 PM
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So just how much of a nightmare is Paramount's "World War Z"? By the looks of it, a zombie apocalypse would be preferable to what they're going through on the Brad Pitt tentpole. With the movie delayed to next summer, seven weeks of reshoots tentatively planned for this fall and the studio honcho admitting that so far, they've only got 45 minutes to 1 hour of a decent movie, a helluva lot of work needs to be done to prevent this from becoming a cautionary tale executives talk about in retirement. It was only last month that "Lost" and "Prometheus" scribe Damon Lindelof was brought in to try and bang out something better than what Paramount had before, but it turns out, he had a bit of help.

Len Wiseman Producing Comic Book Adaptation 'The Darkness'

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • July 11, 2012 1:24 PM
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While his films may be questionable in quality for the most part, there's no denying that their financial success have given “Underworld” helmer Len Wiseman some clout and respect among industry circles, and indeed, his expertise is being eyed to help bring a comic book to the big screen.

New Poster & More Images From 'The Expendables 2'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 11, 2012 1:10 PM
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There's going to be two different kinds of heroism hitting the big screen in the coming weeks. In "The Dark Knight Rises" we'll see a billionaire by day, superhero by night, broken mentally and physically, trying to restore order to Gotham that has been overrun by Bane and his cronies. Meanwhile, in "The Expendables 2," we'll see a bunch of really old guys -- some of whom should be retired -- defy age and science by running around a foreign country and blowing shit up. 60 is the new 30. Or something.

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