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Julianne Hough To Star In Pre-'Juno' Diablo Cody Penned 'Time And A Half'

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • August 8, 2012 11:23 AM
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“Juno” may have been the film that announced Diablo Cody as a screenwriter to be reckoned with, but by then she’d already penned a bunch of scripts that she believed would probably never see the light of day. One of those scripts, “Time and a Half,” a Gen X inspired satire of modern day hipsters which Cody described as “a generational, working stiffs kind of comedy” now looks dead certain to make it to the big screen. Cody sold the script some time ago and hasn't touched it since, telling us last year "they hired somebody to rewrite it at some point and, I didn't really want to work on it anymore" but it’s unlikely that will stop the film, which has just secured its lead actress, from being marketed as a Diablo Cody flick.

Review: 'Rock of Ages' Is Anything But a Good Time

  • By Kimber Myers
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  • June 13, 2012 3:09 PM
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"Rock of Ages" will make you want to raise your arms...and then immediately plunge your fingers into your eyeballs for salvation (you can go back for seconds to rescue your ears). "Hairspray" helmer Adam Shankman directs this movie that will finally kill the '80s nostalgia that continues to plague us if we're lucky and will further root karaoke performances and bar jukeboxes in that hairspray-choked decade if we're not. We've had a sub-par version of Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'" stuck in our head since we saw it, and we wouldn't wish this fate on anyone, except perhaps the development heads at Warner Bros. As much as everyone keeps trying to make Julianne Hough a star, Steve Perry she is not (though admittedly she is cuter).

Hold Onto Your Mullets, A Discography Of New Pics From 'Rock Of Ages' Turn It To 11

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • May 31, 2012 9:25 AM
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If you still have Def Leppard’s Pyromania album on heavy rotation and prefer Jefferson Starship to Jefferson Airplane, then there’s a pretty good chance you’re excited for the upcoming musical adaptation, “Rock Of Ages.” An ode to the days of hair metal and tight leather pants, “Hairspray” helmer Adam Shankman has cooked up a tale of a small town girl (livin’ in a lonely world) and a city boy who fall for one another on the Sunset Strip, all while in pursuit of their Hollywood dreams. Some of us here at The Playlist have secretly been anticipating the film’s June release, and with a cast consisting of Russell Brand, Julianne Hough, Alec Baldwin, Malin Akerman, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Mary J. Blige, Bryan Cranston, Will Forte, and of course Tom Cruise doing his best Tim Cappelo interpretation, who can blame us?

Julianne Hough Finds 'Safe Haven' & Gemma Arterton Ready For 'Runner, Runner'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 30, 2012 3:45 PM
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Two lovely and talented ladies have lined up some projects, so let's get right to it....

Michelle Monaghan & Susan Sarandon Enter ‘Still of Night,’ Naveen Andrews Joins Naomi Watts In ‘Diana,’ Julianne Hough Finds ‘Safe Haven’

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • May 18, 2012 5:45 PM
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Since her breakout role in 2005’s “Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang,” Michelle Monaghan has been steadily turning in solid supporting performances in everything from big-budget thrillers (“Mission Impossible III”) to more character-based dramas (“North Country”), but Hollywood still hasn’t seen her as a leading lady. That’s all set to change though, as Monaghan has signed on to appear in her biggest role yet alongside Susan Sarandon.

Warner Bros. Gets Ready For Summer With New Photos From 'The Dark Knight Rises,' 'Dark Shadows,' 'The Campaign' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 13, 2012 1:28 PM
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Easter is over, spring is here, and in case you haven't noticed, things are going to be getting supersized at the box office over the next the few months. Warner Bros. is getting ready for a busy season and have unveiled a handful of new images from some of their upcoming films.

Watch: Tom Cruise Sings Bon Jovi's "Wanted Dead Or Alive" In New 'Rock Of Ages' Trailer

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 2, 2012 8:29 PM
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Love or fame? That's the big question a mustaciohed Paul Giamatti poses to newcomer Diego Boneta in "Rock Of Ages," Adam Shankman's big hairspray filled '80s musical. And based on that sentence, you should already know if your down with this movie or not, without having to watch the trailer.

Russell Brand & Julianne Hough Confirmed For Diablo Cody's Directorial Debut 'Lamb Of God'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 26, 2011 5:36 AM
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While Diablo Cody's distinct voice has provided the foundation for a diverse array of projects ranging from "Juno" to "The United States Of Tara" to the forthcoming "Evil Dead" reboot, she is going to be taking her next script to the screen herself with "Lamb Of God."

Alec Baldwin, Mary J. Blige & Julianne Hough Join 'Rock Of Ages'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 5, 2011 6:20 AM
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While audiences this weekend didn't seem too eager to travel back to the 1980s as "Take Me Home Tonight" scrapes the bottom of the top ten, Hollywood is going to take another swing at the decade with a big musical; three more names have come aboard "Rock Of Ages," joining Tom Cruise.

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