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Olivia Wilde Added To Mix Of Contenders For 'Alien' Prequel, Ridley Scott Still Wants Noomi Rapace

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 28, 2010 9:52 AM
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So Ridley Scott is apparently done meeting with potential leads for his upcoming "Alien" prequel and surprise, surprise, the list of names in contention for the part is still the same as it has been for the past little while: Noomi Rapace, Carey Mulligan, Abbie Cornish and Natalie Portman.

Updated: More Photos & First Look At Chris Evans In Full 'Captain America' Gear

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 28, 2010 9:50 AM
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After some faraway set pics, a shot of stunt double in uniform and some cornball concept art, EW has dropped the first official look at Chris Evans in full gear in the forthcoming "Captain America: The First Avenger." And the verdict? Surprisingly decent, however...

Noomi Rapace Says She's Not Confirmed For Ridley Scott's 'Alien' Prequel; Talks 'Sherlock 2' Role

  • By Edward Davis
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  • October 28, 2010 2:30 AM
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Swedish Actress Also Says She's Happy David Fincher Went With An Unknown For His Version Of 'Dragon Tattoo'Noomi Rapace. She's everywhere. The hottest thing out of Sweden since IKEA, Volvo and Björn Borg. Ever since her icy, steely turn as Lisbeth Salander in the Swedish tele-version of "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" she's swept up every female role in Hollywood remotely resembling someone gorgeous, but with grit and mettle, right?

Newcomer Adam Berg Latest Name Linked To Director's Chair Of 'Deadpool'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • October 27, 2010 12:56 PM
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Robert Rodriguez Seems To Have Moved OnEver since the summer, it's seemed like Robert Rodriguez was locked in to make what seemed likely to be his first big studio tentpole picture, the Marvel Comics adaptation "Deadpool," which would see Ryan Reynolds again don the mask of the irreverent super-powered mercenary, who he played, in decidedly watered down form, in the disastrous "X-Men Origins: Wolverine." Rodriguez spoke highly of the script (by "Zombieland" scribes Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick), and it looked likely to be the director's next film after he completed the currently-filming "Spy Kids 4."

Peter Jackson Talks Casting Richard Armitage As New Heroic Figure In 'The Hobbit'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 27, 2010 9:20 AM
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Director Says Heartthrob Actor Could Rival Legolas Or AragonWhen the first round of casting for "The Hobbit" was announced last week most of the names were unknown (but check out our handy guide to figure out just who these folks are) but for those of us familiar with Richard Armitage, he seemed to be a strange fit. Best known perhaps for his role on the Brit spy series "Spooks" ("MI: 5" in the United States), the decision to have him play the crabby old dwarf Thorin Oakenshield seemed slightly odd. We weren't quite sure what to make of Armitage being tasked to play a four-foot codger, but of course, Peter Jackson knows exactly what's he doing.

'Ghost Rider 2' Gets Budget Slashed By $60 Million, Will Be Made For A Paltry $75 Million

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • October 27, 2010 8:11 AM
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Nicolas Cage Will Somehow Have To Survive With A $7 Million PaycheckIndustry analysts claim the recession ended in June 2009, but how can that be true if it still troubles our superheroes? It was just 2007 when Nicolas Cage was suited up to play Johnny Blaze in "Ghost Rider," a film budgeted north of $110 million. Cage received somewhere between $12 and $20 million upfront, and the film grossed $229 worldwide before a healthy DVD life. Mortgages were paid, Sony was flush with cash, and everyone was happy.

John Slattery & Sam Elliott In Early Mix For J. Jonah Jameson In 'Spider-Man'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 27, 2010 7:25 AM
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John Slattery Doomed To Life Of Silver Haired Characters Thanks To Premature Graying; Hollywood, He Will Dye For RolesWith every other major tentpole breaking news this morning, why not one more right? It looks like casting news is once again heating up around Marc Webb's "Spider-Man" as filmmakers are now on the hunt for J. Jonah Jameson. So what does that mean? Every man with gray or white hair in Hollywood are going to banging on Sony's doors to get an audition.

Jeremy Piven Rounds Out Cast For 'Spy Kids 4,' Official Synopsis Revealed

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 27, 2010 4:57 AM
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Rowan Blanchard & Mason Cook Are The New AgentsWith principal photography now underway on Robert Rodriguez's "Spy Kids 4," the last pieces of casting have fallen into place. Jeremy Piven joins the previously announced Jessica Alba and Joel McHale with Rowan Blanchard (TV’s “Dancelot Robot“) and Mason Cook (“Treasure Buddies“) stepping in as the newest titular spies. Rounding things out, and reprising their roles from the previous films are Antonio Banderas, Danny Trejo, Alexa Vega (“From Prada To Nada”) and Daryl Sabara (“Machete”).

It's Official: 'The Hobbit' Will Stay In New Zealand

  • By Edward Davis
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  • October 27, 2010 1:02 AM
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Warner Bros. Seems To Have Received The Good End Of The Wizard StickNew Zealanders looking forward to an economic boost and fans of a homegrown Middle Earth staying put can rejoice. "The Hobbit" is staying in New Zealand. The New Zealand government announced last night that it had reached an agreement between director Peter Jackson, Warner Bros. — who were threatening to take the two films offshore — and the NZ labor unions that the production had been warring with and endangered to derail the picture.

Robert Rodriguez Says 'Sin City 2' Will Come Next After 'Spy Kids 4' If Script Is Ready

  • By Edward Davis
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  • October 10, 2010 6:15 AM
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Wants Bruce Willis For Sequel; So What Does This Mean For 'Deadpool'?Fans of "Sin City" and its long-awaited sequel should tentatively rejoice. In a Facebook livechat that took place this afternoon (October 10 from 1pm-2pm EST), director Robert Rodriguez said that "Sin City 2" would be the follow-up film after "Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World."

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