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Hailee Steinfeld Signs On To Play Teenage Assassin In Brett Ratner-Produced ‘Barely Lethal’

  • By Tess Hofmann
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  • April 19, 2013 2:22 PM
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Hailee Steinfeld may have a shot at some sort of record for most projects confirmed and unreleased at one time, with a handful of pending credits including “Romeo and Juliet,” “Ender’s Game,” and Tommy Lee Jones’ “The Homesman,” which was recently announced. Now she’s adding to that list -- Deadline reports that Steinfeld has signed on to Kyle Newman’s “Barely Lethal,” in which she will play a trained teenage assassin attending a regular high school.

Anna Paquin, Ellen Page & Shawn Ashmore Return For 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • January 26, 2013 4:03 PM
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Well, it looks like the gang's all here. Rumors ran rampant that Bryan Singer's "X-Men: Days Of Future Past" would be bringing back a number of the series' more well-known characters, with Hugh Jackman confirmed to appear alongside Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellan. But Bryan Singer has confirmed via Twitter that, not only are they looking to bring back as many cast members as possible from the original trilogy, but that Brett Ratner's lambasted "X-Men: The Last Stand" is definitely canon.

Brett Ratner's 'Hercules' With Dwayne Johnson Gets A Summer 2014 Release Date

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 16, 2013 10:17 PM
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Yep, it's officially official. Late last year, MGM and Paramount decided to team up to back the Brett Ratner directed "Hercules," starring Dwayne Johnson. We hoped that it might be a cruel joke on us all, but alas, it's moving forward.

Paramount & MGM Backing Brett Ratner's 'Hercules' Starring Dwayne Johnson, Shooting Starts Early Next Year

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 8, 2012 12:27 PM
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Ah, Brett Ratner. The much-beloved filmmaker behind such fondly remembered classics as "Rush Hour," "Rush Hour 2" and "Rush Hour 3" is so popular among the film blogging community that every one of his new projects is greeted with a collective 'huzzah!' on the Internet. His fine eye for material, and Scorsese/De Niro-like relationship with Chris Tucker has seen him pick up glowing reviews for films like the Frank Capra-esque "Family Man," the Bryan Singer-esque "X-Men: The Last Stand," and the Brett Ratner-esque "Tower Heist."

Watch: Red Band Trailer For Anthology Comedy 'Movie 43' Starring Kate Winslet, Hugh Jackman, Emma Stone & Every Star On The Planet

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 2, 2012 10:57 PM
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What do you get when you put together twelve directors, way more stars and producing power of Peter Farrelly? Well, it's "Movie 43" a portmanteau of comedy that looks like it'll be wearing it's R-rating with pride. And a new red band trailer has dropped to let audiences know just what on Earth they'll be getting into.

'The Flamingo Kid' Getting A Remake Courtesy Of Brett Ratner

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • September 20, 2012 12:23 PM
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While never approaching the realm of a genre classic, even the most ardent detractor of Brett Ratner had to be surprised by 2011's “Tower Heist,” his most competent and enjoyable film since “Rush Hour 2.” Alan Arkin and the return of Eddie Murphy, Actor, helped that film greatly. But meanwhile, Ratner has also found success in the producer's chair, shepherding projects such as “Catfish,” “Mirror, Mirror” and “Horrible Bosses” to fruition, and now it seems he's set his gaze on remake territory for his latest endeavor.

Out Of The Frying Pan And Into The Fire: Shawn Levy Replaces Brett Ratner On 'The 39 Clues'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 10, 2012 8:52 PM
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Even for a series of books with a youngish fanbase, it must have been dispiriting for those with a vested interest in "The 39 Clues," a series of adventure novels written by multiple authors, which number 15 to date, that Steven Spielberg, who was initially eying the project as a potential directorial effort, was replaced by cinephile bete noire Brett Ratner. While it's not a backslide of quite the same degree, the latest change in personnel on the long-gestating film can't delight too many fans either.

Brett Ratner To Direct 'Midnight Run 2' With The Writers Of 'G.I. Joe: Rise Of The Cobra' Penning The Script

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 21, 2012 6:19 PM
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Talked about for years and years, we figured the proposed sequel to "Midnight Run" was one of those things -- like "Ghostbusters 3" -- that was never going to happen for a variety of reasons. But who knew that Brett Ratner, of all people, was going to be the guy to get this thing rolling?

Brett Ratner Eyes Directing Adaptation Of 'I Want My MTV: The Uncensored Story Of The Music Video Revolution'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 16, 2012 1:23 PM
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You know, we give Brett Ratner a lot of heat around here -- and he can certainly make it easy -- but in the case of "I Want My MTV: The Uncensored Story Of The Music Video Revolution," this is actually a project perfectly suited for the producer and director.

Comeback Trail For Brett Ratner Includes Directing A GLAAD Campaign & Jennifer Lopez Video

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 17, 2012 10:40 AM
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Somewhere along the way during the press circuit for "Tower Heist" last fall, Brett Ratner's brain malfunctioned. In a string of high publicized incidents, the director managed to brag about banging Olivia Munn, tell a Q&A audience that rehearsals were for "fags" before going on "The Howard Stern Show" and giving a no holds barred account of: his sperm count; how condoms strangle his cock; throwing baloney on a girl's ass; his preference for how vaginas are groomed; how he sends a woman to his doctor before he sleeps with them; and a detailed account of the time he was caught screwing a Victoria Secret's model only to be walked in on by his then girlfriend Lindsay Lohan. We're not making this up (listen to it here). Needless to say, he got in all kinds of hot water and had to step down as producer of the Oscars. But Ratner is plotting his comeback trail.

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