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Imogen Poots, Felicity Jones, Caleb Landry-Jones, Dianna Agron & More Test For 'The Seventh Son'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 31, 2011 2:50 AM
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With Julianne Moore and Jeff Bridges set to lend their considerable talents to the supernatural tentpole "The Seventh Son," the job is now finding a duo of young thesps to power this thing to the tween demographic it needs.

Tuppence Middleton & Alexandra Roach Replace Felicity Jones & Imogen Poots In 'Trap For Cinderella'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 18, 2011 1:23 AM
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For smaller independent producers, the problem with your long-atttached star suddenly generating new heat is that they're flooded with new offers; bigger films, more tempting films. As such, it can be hard to keep their interest -- Carey Mulligan, for instance, dropped out of British indie "This Beautiful Fantastic" in favor of "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps" after "An Education" blew up. That same issue now faces Iain Softley and his psychodrama "Trap for Cinderella."

Review: 'Jane Eyre' A Hauntingly Effective Gothic Drama

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • March 10, 2011 5:13 AM
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When tasked with reimagining Charlotte Brontë's immortal "Jane Eyre," which seems to be adapted somewhere, by someone, every couple of years, some key decisions must be made. The impulse that seems to have seized director Cary Fukunaga was to emphasize the gothic horror elements of the story, while making the narrative more structurally complex, allowing for more of Jane's back story to slip into the movie (it's the stuff most commonly left out of the multitude of adaptations).

Orlando Bloom & Imogen Poots To Star In The Period Drama 'The Laureate'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 28, 2011 2:12 AM
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Kerry Condon Also Joins, Dominic Cooper and Hayley Atwell Out For a time at the beginning of the 21st century, it seemed that you couldn't get a blockbuster period piece greenlit without the presence of British star Orlando Bloom. After breaking out as badass elf Legolas in the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, Bloom turned up in "Troy," "Kingdom of Heaven" and the first three "Pirates of the Caribbean" films -- hell, even Cameron Crowe anointed him as the star of his contemporary rom-com "Elizabethtown."

New Photos: Cary Fukunaga's 'Jane Eyre' Starring Mia Wasikowska & Michael Fassbender

  • By Simon Dang
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  • January 24, 2011 2:59 AM
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With its release just around the corner, "Sin Nombre" director Cary Fukunaga's adaptation of Charlotte Brontë's classic novel "Jane Eyre" has now unveiled a host of new images featuring a first look at the majority of the supporting cast members.

Christopher Walken & Imogen Poots Round Out 'A Late Quartet' With Philip Seymour Hoffman

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 10, 2011 3:07 AM
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The final pieces of the puzzle have fallen into place for the indie drama "A Late Quartet." Following our exclusive reports last week of Philip Seymour Hoffman and Catherine Keener joining the film, an official press release has confirmed their involvement as well as the rest of the players for the forthcoming picture.

On The Rise: 15 Actresses We Expect Great Things From

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • December 2, 2010 7:36 AM
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So, yesterday, we ran down some of the names that keep cropping up on the endless wishlist stories that run at the moment -- the women who've been continually linked to the hot projects around town. Some of those actors we love, some we don't, but they're quantifiably the names that every director and executive wants to meet for their projects.

Imogen Poots & Felicity Jones To Star In Iain Softley's 'Trap For Cinderella'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 3, 2010 1:43 AM
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Ed Westwick, Brooke Shields, Tamsin Egerton & Bill Nighy Also On Board The American Film Market is underway, and we're expecting a tidal wave of project announcements and casting news in the next few days, as fledgling independent projects try to raise their budgets through pre-sales. We've already seen the likes of "Henry5" and Andrew Dominik's "Cogan's Trade' announced via the market, and now we've got some casting news on another project.

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