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Alec Baldwin Joins Cameron Crowe's Next Movie & Charles Grodin Boards Noah Baumbach's 'While We're Young'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • August 1, 2013 2:28 PM
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Coming hot on the heels of his admission that he had been offered (and subsequently turned down) the role of a big time bad guy in one of the Marvel extravaganzas, Deadline is reporting that Alec Baldwin is actually accepting a role, in a much more modest project: the new Cameron Crowe movie the filmmaker is about to start shooting for Sony. In other casting news, charming grouch Charles Grodin will make his long awaited return to movies, playing Naomi Watts' father in Noah Baumbach's "While We're Young" (according to the Wrap). This is a very exciting day for aging character actors.

Watch: Music Is The Healing Power In Michael Cera-Directed Short 'Brazzaville Teen-ager' Starring Charles Grodin & Jack O'Connell

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • April 23, 2013 10:24 AM
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It's fitting that Michael Cera's cameo in the upcoming comedy “This Is The End” plays on the actor's trademarked screen persona, because the past few years have been a slow turn for him towards the daring, unique and offbeat. “Youth In Revolt” started it, Sebastian Silva's recent Sundance entries “Magic Magic” and “Crystal Fairy” continued it, and now his first directorial effort has landed on a similar path.

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?

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