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Surprise: Steven Soderbergh To Shoot Stripper Pic 'Magic Mike' Starring Channing Tatum In September

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 29, 2011 6:14 AM
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'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.' To Shoot In February 2012, 'Liberace' To Follow In The SummerFirst off, Steven Soderbergh does still plan to step away from directing with more or less the same timeline, however he's a workhorse and seeing another interesting project cross his desk -- luckily for us -- he's decided to squeeze in one more picture onto his schedule.

Mel Gibson Says He's Re-Teaming With Randall Wallace For His Next Movie; Is It 'Love And Honor'?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 22, 2011 3:25 AM
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Mel Gibson is back. Sort of. After a very rocky 2010, with his personal life spilling in to an ugly mess all over the tabloids, it pretty much seemed like the actor/director's career had tanked. However, it seems that over time, the public, once astonished at the things that came out of Gibson's mouth, are now ready to forgive him. Or least see what he has to offer. "The Beaver" has been getting pretty good reviews, and when it hits theaters on May 20th it will be interesting to see how audiences react. But Gibson is plowing ahead. In an interview with journalist Allison Hope Weiner, given as an exclusive to Deadline, the actor talks about everything in a fairly no-holds-barred interview, but for us, what's most interesting is what he's plotting next.

Jake Johnson Latest To Join Cast Of '21 Jump Street'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • April 21, 2011 1:02 AM
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Considering it's the kind of project that we'd normally run a mile from (namely, a big-budget remake of a 1980s TV show that no one really gives a shit about), we're curiously optimistic about "21 Jump Street." Like the show, which launched the career of Johnny Depp, the movie will focus on a group of fresh-faced cops who go undercover in a high school, but the new version is an R-rated action-comedy take on the material, described as "Bad Boys" meets "John Hughes."

Sony Picks Up Channing Tatum's Horrible-Sounding Peter Pan Prequel

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 8, 2011 2:53 AM
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If you'll beg our indulgence for a second, we've got a pitch that we want to put out there, one that we think is our ticket out of this film blogging racket. It's called "Rick," and it's a prequel to the all-time-classic "Casablanca." See, Rick Blaine, as played by Humphrey Bogart, is one of the all time great screen heroes, but you don't really get that much of his backstory. When told that he came to Casablanca "for the waters," a baffled Captain Renault asks "The waters? What waters? We're in the desert." To which Rick replies, in one of the all-time-greatest pieces of screenwriting, "I was misinformed."

Rachel Nichols Says Only Duke, Storm Shadow & Snake Eyes Coming Back For 'G.I. Joe 2'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 4, 2011 4:57 AM
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So Stephen Sommers left (or was kicked off), somewhat bizarrely, "Step Up" director Jon Chu entered and the only question that remained was just who from "G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra" would be returning for sequel. Turns out, very few people.

Channing Tatum & Billy Ray Team For 'Peter Pan Begins'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 2, 2011 12:26 AM
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Have you been itching for an origin story about Peter Pan? No? Well here comes one anyway.

'G.I. Joe 2: The Streets' As 'Step Up' Helmer Jon Chu Climbs Aboard Toy Soldier Franchise

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • February 26, 2011 5:14 AM
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Deadline reports Paramount is heading into production on a second "G.I. Joe" picture by by bringing on the cheapest of the three previously-rumored directors in Jon M. Chu. Chu is coming off the box office success of the concert film "Justin Bieber: Never Say Never" and the last two "Step Up" entries, so he'll be graduating from on-screen hoofin' to CGI-heavy action adventure. Good luck?

Review: 'The Eagle' Marred By Humorless Melodrama & A Silly Bromance

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • February 10, 2011 5:27 AM
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Helluva Chase Though...While mildly engaging initially, but soon marred by cliches, all-to-familiar and humorless swords and sandals tropes, a barrage of mixed accents (including puzzling Brooklyn ones), and the unintentional bromance comedy of two warring leads turned bffs by the end of the picture, Kevin Macdonald's "The Eagle" fails to deliver anything we haven't seen from the Roman soldiers/bros. on-the-run genre.

Exclusive: Director Kevin Macdonald Calls 'The Eagle' His Cowboy Movie In The Roman World

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • February 9, 2011 5:51 AM
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Scottish Director Also Talks Harvey Weinstein, The Similarities To 'Centurion,' & Why Nobody Gave A Shit About 'State Of Play'

Watch: Trailer For 'Son Of No One' Features Cop Movie Clichés & Competing Moustaches

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 21, 2011 1:52 AM
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We guess we'll find out for sure when the reviews start coming for the Sundance Film Festival closing entry "Son Of No One," but from the first trailer for the film it plays pretty much like every second rate cop drama -- "Pride & Glory," "Brooklyn's Finest," etc -- to come along in the last few years.

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