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Casting: Elle Fanning Will Learn 'How To Talk to Girls At Parties,' Penelope Cruz Joins 'Grimsby' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 10, 2014 11:56 AM
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Elle Fanning How To Talk To Girls At Parties
The long developing adaptation of Neil Gaiman's short story "How To Talk To Girls At Parties" is finally getting a bit of traction. Elle Fanning will star in the "two-hander love story focusing on a schoolboy and ‎punk who uses music and art as a way to escape and a female alien tourist (Fanning) who wants to escape her tour group and explore the most dangerous place in the galaxy, the London suburb of Croydon." So, a less murder-y version of "Under The Skin"? John Cameron Mitchell ("Shortbus") co-wrote the script and will direct.

First Look At Sacha Baron Cohen As 'Grimsby'

Grimsby (skip crop)
While the Adam Sandler and Kevin James types of the world lazily riff on their personas each time out, there are few in the comedy world who commit so fully to their character creations than Sacha Baron Cohen. He thinks of every detail, backwards and forwards, and is determined to deliver something three dimensional each time out. And that's why we look forward to his big screen work each time out. Read More »

'Captain America' Star Frank Grillo To Star In Remake Of 'The Raid,' Isla Fisher Joins 'Grimsby' & More

  • By Edward Davis
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  • June 14, 2014 10:42 AM
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Frank Grillo, Intersection
The idea of a remake of Indonesian action sensation "The Raid" without the bonkers, surely-someone-must-have-died action genius of director Gareth Evans, or with the presumably lax approach to health and safety that's the only way some of the insanity of the film (and its even crazier sequel) could have been pulled off, seems somewhat pointless. But nevertheless, Screen Gems have been pressing on, with "Red Hill" and "The Expendables 3" helmer Patrick Hughes attached to direct, and they just made a hire that means we might have a sliver of interest in the prospect.

Amanda Seyfried Joins Joe Wright's 'Pan,' Ben Kingsley Will 'Reach The Clouds' With Joseph Gordon-Levitt & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 25, 2014 3:47 PM
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Joe Wright continues to ramp up his first blockbuster, "Pan," and few more players are coming on board to help spin his magical tale.

Louis Leterrier To Direct Sacha Baron Cohen Spy Spoof 'Grimsby'; Nanni Moretti & Jerzy Skolimowski Prep New Movies

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 3, 2013 2:06 PM
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After making his name with string of action flicks and fantasy adventures—"Transporter 2," "The Incredible Hulk" and this summer's surprise hit "Now You See Me"—Louis Leterrier is going to try something a little bit different: comedy. The director has signed on to helm Sacha Baron Cohen in the spy spoof "Grimsby."

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