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Eye-Popping First Look At Julia Roberts As The Evil Queen In Tarsem's Snow White Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 6, 2011 3:08 AM
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Plus Armie Hammer, The Seven Dwarves & MoreUpdate: People has even more pics from the movie. Check them out below.

Keira Knightley & Lily Collins Eyed For 'Romeo & Juliet' Re-Imagining 'Rosaline'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 17, 2011 5:53 AM
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Ah yes, "re-imagining." The hot new buzz word around Hollywood offices and if you're a lowly intern and you can attach the word "re-imagine" to some pitch that you have, you could find yourself up in an office instead of a mail room. So what's next to get a contemporary coat of paint? Why Shakespeare, of course.

Jamie Campbell Bower & Ed Speleers Are Lead Contenders For 'The Mortal Instruments'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 17, 2011 4:40 AM
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Model Leebo Freeman Also In The RunningWhile we're yet to see whether youthful, dickish star Alex Pettyfer's move into more serious territory with Steven Soderbergh's "Magic Mike" and the actioner "Overdrive" is a good thing or not, there's certainly one group who are delighted with the actor's career shift: other high-cheekboned young actors! Only a few months ago, the hotly tipped young star of "I Am Number Four" was being courted for every prospective young adult franchise in town, with "The Hunger Games," "The Seventh Son" and "The Mortal Instruments" all said to be courting the 21-year-old actor.

Review: ‘Priest’ Is A Spot-the-Cliché Mishmash of Well-Worn Sci-fi Staples

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • May 15, 2011 5:55 AM
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In the stark, humorless world of “Priest,” directed by former visual effects dude Scott Stewart and based on a popular Korean comic book by Min-Woo Hyung, violent fights break out almost all the time. Stewart, who also helmed last year’s tedious “Terminator” rip-off “Legion,” films these fights with sub-“Matrix” flourishes of extreme slow-motion or exaggerated physical performances by the actors (chief among them Paul Bettany). But the most violent clash in “Priest” is probably the way in which a long litany of science fiction and horror clichés rattle and clang against one another; it’s not a movie, it’s a checklist.

Addison Timlin In Talks For 'Odd Thomas'; Tim Robbins To Join Too?

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • April 6, 2011 1:04 AM
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The trouble with the new transparency of the casting process -- the stories that break at every stage of the process, from wishlist, to shortlist, to meetings, to screen-tests, to offers, to negotiations, to signing on -- is that you can sometimes think that an actor's firmly on board on a project based on one of these stories. More often than not, offer-stories lead to an actor actually being in the film, so when we reported a few weeks back that Lily Collins, rising star of "The Blind Side," had been offered the female lead in "Odd Thomas," the adaptation of Dean Koontz's mystery series about a short-order cook who can communicate with the dead, from "The Mummy" director Stephen Sommers, we'd filed it away, assuming that the offer was a formality, and that Collins would end up on the marquee for the picture, alongside Anton Yelchin, who's playing the title role.

Tarsem Singh Says Lily Collins' Eyebrows Won Her The Part Of Snow White

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 3, 2011 7:17 AM
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At the end of last week, Relativity announced that Lily Collins had landed the plum role in Tarsem Singh's upcoming take on Snow White (formerly known as "Brothers Grimm: Snow White"). The actress broke out in 2009 opposite Sandra Bullock in "The Blind Side" and has lined up a number of high profile upcoming films including the Taylor Lautner thriller "Abduction" as well "Mortal Instruments." But for Tarsem, who we caught up with at WonderCon where he was promoting the forthcoming "Immortals," maybe it was something else entirely that captured his attention.

Lily Collins Is Snow White In Tarsem's Upcoming Take On The Famed Fairly Tale

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 2, 2011 6:37 AM
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'Immortals' Posters RevealedThanks to "The Blind Side," Lily Collins is getting punted into stardom. Following the surprise success of that film, Collins has taken roles in a number of high-profile projects including "Mortal Instruments," and the Taylor Lautner thriller "Abduction" and now the actress has added a major tentpole, opposite one of the biggest stars in the world, to her calendar.

Lily Collins Offered The Part Of Stormy Llewellyn In 'Odd Thomas'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 25, 2011 2:59 AM
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Emma Roberts, Kat Dennings, Portia Doubleday & Addison Timlin Were Also On The ShortlistWe nearly forgot this movie was happening, but there is fresh movement on "Odd Thomas" the next film from Stephen Sommers, and it looks Anton Yelchin -- announced last month to star in the film -- has found his leading lady.

Man-Of-The-Moment Alex Pettyfer Offered Lead In 'Mortal Instruments' Adaptation

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 21, 2011 3:07 AM
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With the "Twilight" series finally set to come to an end next year (it's only two years since the first film debuted, but it still feels interminable), the search is on for the next hot teen franchise, with seemingly every series of young adult novels being optioned and fast-tracked to the screen. The man who seems to be dominating the subgenre at present is 20-year-old British actor Alex Pettyfer, who's gone from starring in the abominable teen-Bond flick "Stormbreaker" to being one of the hottest young actors in Hollywood.

Aaron Johnson, Juno Temple, Nicholas Hoult Testing For Bryan Singer's 'Jack The Giant Killer'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • December 1, 2010 3:44 AM
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Lilly Collins, Aneurin Barnard & Adelaide Kane Also Vying For Parts In Singer's Modern Day Fairy TaleLooks like those reports that ran earlier this year saying Bryan Singer has been leveraging "Jack The Giant Killer" casting -- his upcoming new project for New Line -- as a way to also look out for "X-Men: First Class" actors -- the Matthew Vaughn-directed project he's producing and wrote the treatment for -- ran both ways.

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