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Willow Shields Is Primrose In 'Hunger Games'; 'Animal Kingdom' Star Jacki Weaver Gets 'Engagement'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 20, 2011 7:47 AM
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A couple of bits of casting news with one newcomer and one veteran both getting roles in some pretty big upcoming films.

Patrick Warburton Joins 'Ted' & Kevin Hart Gets A 'Five Year Engagement'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 20, 2011 4:20 AM
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A couple of brief bits of casting news about two very funny people.

Patton Oswalt Joins 'Odd Thomas'; Lauren Weedman Gets A 'Five Year Engagement'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 14, 2011 8:51 AM
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Eva Longoria Rolls With Billy Bob Thornton In 'Baytown Disco'Okay, a few bits of casting here because time is precious and sometimes you gotta use one stone to make a few lemonades or something like that, got it?

Chris Pratt Joins Jason Segel & Emily Blunt In 'Five Year Engagement'; Rhys Ifans In Talks

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 4, 2011 12:05 AM
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The last time we saw the names Jason Segel, Emily Blunt and Nicholas Stoller all together, it was for absolutely wretched "Gulliver's Travels." That said, the talent lining up for the Segel and Stoller-penned "Five Year Engagement" is proving to be promising, and if it lands anywhere in the ballpark of their previous collaborative efforts like "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" and "Get Him to the Greek," we'll be pleased as punch.

'Community' and 'Mad Men' Star Alison Brie Joins Nicholas Stoller's 'Five-Year Engagement'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 3, 2011 1:37 AM
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Emily Blunt Confirmed As Female Lead Opposite Jason SegelAMC's "Mad Men" is pretty much the best drama series on television; "Breaking Bad" might give it a run for its money, but we reckon the period piece has the edge. While it's more divisive (including within the staff of The Playlist) NBC's "Community" is, for this writer, the best comedy on television -- with an ambition and, generally speaking, a level of execution (the show can be patchy occasionally) above even the excellent "Parks and Recreation" and "30 Rock." And there's one person that links the two: 27-year-old actress Alison Brie.

Jason Segel Talks 'Five-Year Engagement,' Aiming For Classic Rom-Com Vibe

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • December 22, 2010 2:30 AM
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"Our Goal Is 'Annie Hall' Or 'When Harry Met Sally'," Film Likely To Shoot In April We've said it before, but the state of the modern romantic comedy is a pretty lamentable one. Contrived, lazy, laugh-free films such as "Leap Year," "Confessions of a Shopaholic" and "Valentine's Day" have tainted to the genre to the extent that when the decent, but flawed, likes of "(500) Days Of Summer" come along, they're treated like the second coming of Preston Sturges.

Emily Blunt Will Get An Offer To Possibly Star With Jason Segel In 'Five-Year Engagement'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 17, 2010 7:08 AM
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You Know, Like Shortly And Stuff...Believe us, we know. This is about as bottom of the barrel scraping as it gets in terms of offer stories and we hope it isn't a sign of things to come. The last thing we need are publicists ringing up outlets to let them know when someone at CAA is about to click the "Send" button.

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