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Garrett Hedlund Now In Talks For Kaneda In Warner Bros. 'Akira' Remake

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 3, 2011 7:36 AM
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It looks like "Unknown" and "Orphan" director Jaume Collet-Serra got his way. After it was revealed last month that Garrett Hedlund was the frontrunner for the developing "Akira" remake, Twitch report today he was the director's first choice with Variety adding that formal talks are now underway.

Warner Bros. Aiming For February/March 2012 Start On 'Akira,' Garrett Hedlund Frontrunner To Star

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 20, 2011 3:04 AM
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After some minor drama, which saw long-attached helmer Albert Hughes bail on the gestating "Akira" remake this spring, the project came back to the life in the middle of the summer when "Unknown" and "Orphan" director Jaume Collet-Serra came aboard. Things then went quiet on the project, but once again, it has come roaring back to life as Variety reports that a late February/early March 2012 production start is being eyed, and moreover, the leading man may have been found.

Walter Salles & Garrett Hedlund Did 2 More Weeks Of Secret Filming In April For 'On The Road'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 15, 2011 4:36 AM
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With filming taking place last year Montreal, New Orleans, Mexico and San Francisco, and with stills and a teaser poster for the already surfacing earlier this year, there has been a lot of guesswork about when we might see Walter Salles' highly anticipated adaptation of Jack Kerouac's "On The Road." But as it turns out, he wants to get it right, and while the principal cast and crew may have wrapped things up a while ago, the director grabbed the film's star Garrett Hedlund and two took their own journey across American to snag more footage.

First Teaser Poster For Walles Salles' Adaptation Of Jack Kerouac's 'On The Road'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • May 17, 2011 12:39 PM
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Here's the first glimpse at a teaser poster from Cannes for Walter Salles' upcoming adaptation of the iconic Beat Generation novel "On The Road" by Jack Kerouac.

Robert Pattinson, Andrew Garfield, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender & More Sought For 'Akira'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 22, 2011 3:48 AM
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Garrett Hedlund, Chris Pine, Justin Timberlake & Joaquin Phoenix Also In The MixThe long-gestating "Akira" remake seems to have been knocking around for awhile now and to Warner Bros' credit, they are trying to get it as right as possible before moving this thing forward. With most fans outright skeptical of how the studio is going to change the wild, decidedly not mainstream manga into a broadly appealing, PG-13 two-film franchise, last month the studio brought in the big guns which -- for better or worse -- point in the direction they're headed. Steve Kloves, who has penned seven of the eight ‘Harry Potter’ movies, was tasked with polishing the script for the gestating project and WB appear to be very happy with his work.

Jake Gyllenhaal, Tobey Maguire, Garrett Hedlund Among Candidates For 'The Bourne Legacy'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 25, 2011 2:36 AM
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Taylor Kitsch & Kellan Lutz Also In The RunningUpdate: Deadline reveals a few more names in contention: Joel Edgerton, Josh Hartnett, Paul Dano, Michael Pitt, Oscar Isaac, Michael Fassbender, Luke Evans, Alex Pettyfer and Benjamin Walker. So basically, everybody.

Jennifer Lawrence In Talks For Oliver Stone's Drug Cartel Thriller 'Savages'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 10, 2011 11:19 AM
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Oliver Stone Has Met With Leonardo DiCaprio, Aaron Johnson, Tom Hardy, James Franco & Garrett Hedlund For Two Male Lead Roles; Benicio Del Toro Courted For Role Of Cartel EnforcerThere is nothing we like better than young actresses making smart, interesting choices and "Winter's Bone" breakout star and Oscar nominee Jennifer Lawrence continues to diversify her resumé. She's got a starring role in the upcoming "X-Men: First Class" (whose solid trailer just dropped) and now she's made a nice little gear change into a project with great potential.

New Pictures From Walter Salles' 'On The Road' With Garrett Hedlund & Kristen Stewart

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 3, 2011 7:10 AM
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Sam Riley and Garrett Hedlund as Jack Kerouac and Neal Cassady with Kristen Stewart as the latter's bride, Marylou? Yeah, we had our doubts when the cast was first revealed for Walter Salles' adaptation of "On the Road," but these newly release pics from the film (via Comme au Cinema) definitely have an authentic vibe that we're liking.

So Hot Right Now, Pt. 1: The Go-To Guys On Everyone's Casting Wishlists

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 19, 2010 7:56 AM
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Get Ready To Hear These Names Again and Again and Again, For Roles They May Or May Not TakeSomething odd's been going on in Hollywood in recent months. If you're a regular reader of this site, or indeed, any site, you'll have noticed a number of big stories cropping up with lengthy lists of actors and actresses all up for high-profile roles in the likes of "Spider-Man," "Captain America," "Gravity" and "The Great Gatsby."

First Look: Garrett Hedlund As Dean Moriarty In Walter Salles' Jack Kerouac Adaptation 'On The Road'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • November 18, 2010 2:11 AM
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Is The Black & White Photography Reflective Of Film's Own Style?There aren't many other projects kicking around at the moment we're more excited for than Walter Salles' adaptation Jack Kerouac's iconic novel "On The Road."

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