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Watch: Explosive First Trailer For Shakespeare's 'Cymbeline' Starring Ethan Hawke, Milla Jovovich & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 28, 2013 9:22 AM
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Cymbeline Ed Harris Milla Jovovich Anton Yelchin
Dirty cops, drug dealing biker gangs.... Now this is Shakespeare. Ethan Hawke has reteamed with his "Hamlet" director Michael Almereyda for a contemporary take on "Cymbeline" and they are moving fast. Lensing only went down in August, yet a trailer has emerged online already and it certainly throws any preconceived notions of the Bard out the window.

John Cusack Takes A ‘Kickback,’ Anton Yelchin & Dakota Johnson Go Shakespeare & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 15, 2013 12:54 PM
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A few bits of casting news to keep you apprised of all that’s moving and shaking in Hollywood’s various corridors. So without further ado........

Mel Gibson Is The Villain In 'The Expendables 3,' Alicia Vikander To Star in Asif Kapadia's 'Ali & Nino'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • August 9, 2013 4:51 PM
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Probably in an attempt to get everyone to stop talking about his falling out with Bruce Willis, Sylvester Stallone has spilled the beans on a few more additions to his "Expendables 3." Officially joining Jackie Chan, Wesley Snipes, Milla Jovovich and recent additions Harrison Ford and, uh, Kellan Lutz, are a pair of names who've been rumored for a while, in the shape of Mel Gibson and Antonio Banderas. The still-somewhat-disgraced Gibson will play the adversary in the film (as he does in the upcoming "Machete Kills"), while there's no firm word if Banderas will be on the side of the angels or the devils. Shooting is apparently getting underway any day now, so expect to see this in theaters this time next year. [Coming Soon]

Casting: Judy Greer Goes To 'Tomorrowland,' Anthony Mackie Takes 'Shelter,' Milla Jovovich Joins 'Cymbeline' & More

  • By Diana Drumm
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  • August 8, 2013 3:21 PM
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The more we hear about Disney's sci-fi "Tomorrowland," the more we’re intrigued. Related in some way to the Disney theme park attraction, the plot is still officially "unknown," though we’ve heard some fantastic things. The Brad Bird-directed film has already lined up an array of actors, including George Clooney and Hugh Laurie, or for doctor drama fans, Dr. Doug Ross ("E.R.") and Dr. Gregory House ("House, M.D."). And now, Judy Greer has joined the line-up, presumably as a bit of comic relief, but at this point, any speculation as to her specific role is being pulled out of thin air. This will mark Greer’s third film with Clooney; the others being "Three Kings" and "The Descendants."

Casting: Miles Teller Gets 'Whiplash'; Sam Rockwell Scares Up 'Poltergeist' & More

  • By Kristen Lopez
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  • August 7, 2013 1:45 PM
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As always, the wheelers and dealers in Hollywood are inking contracts and getting movies made, and quite a bit of movement has happened over the last week and a bit, so let's just dive right in...

Ethan Hawke Reteams With 'Hamlet' Director Michael Almereyda For 'Cymbeline'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 31, 2013 2:36 PM
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Though he doesn't get nearly the same blowback as James Franco, Ethan Hawke is also something a multi-hyphenate as a writer/actor/director/author and he also knows his way around Shakespeare too. He ushered in the new millenium with "Hamlet," teaming with director Michael Almereyda for a contemporary retelling that kept the language and brought in a pretty decent bunch of actors—Bill Murray, Sam Shepard, Kyle MacLachlan, Julia Stiles, Liev Schreiber, Steve Zah, Jeffrey Wright, Casey Affleck, Tim Blake Nelson—to tell the Bard's most famous tale. Now Hawke and Almereyda are going old school again, although with a story that hasn't really been brought to the big screen.

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