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Tommy Lee Jones To Remake 'The Cowboys,' Tom Hanks' 'Hologram' Gets Ready To Shoot & More

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • September 6, 2013 4:30 PM
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With the Toronto International Film Festival in full swing, all sorts of deals are being made and mended, and the news is coming fast and furiously, straight from the great white north. Predictably, we're doing all we can to keep up with the news, with a rundown that includes the start date for Tom Hanks' next feature, a big time cast member joining David Gordon Green's "Manglehorn," information on Tommy Lee Jones' next directorial project, a legendary name lending a hand to Elijah Wood's new horror movie and word that a creepy old dude will be joining a young adult novel adaptation.

Watch: Morgan Freeman Gets His Vodka Red Bull On In Teaser For 'Last Vegas'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 16, 2013 4:09 PM
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Trailer placement is a very important thing. You get your promo in front of a film that has the same target audience, and turns out to be a big hit, and you're potentially laughing all the way to the bank. And that's why we've just seen a trailer for "Last Vegas" over at Yahoo -- "The Hangover Part III" is only a week away, and it's the perfect film to help sell CBS Films' aged bachelor party movie to a giant crowd.

Review: Tom Cruise Vehicle 'Oblivion' Is A Mostly Involving, Visually Spectacular Sci-Fi Epic

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • April 10, 2013 12:31 PM
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Tom Cruise, Oblivion
Only a few years ago, big sci-fi action spectacles were confined pretty much to the summer months. But now, the season has crept out to the extent that it essentially lasts from the middle of February (see the release of "A Good Day To Die Hard" this year) to... pretty much the rest of the year, with barely a few weeks going by without a major tent-pole arriving. Even the once-barren month of April isn't safe anymore, with the arrival of "Oblivion," an expensive, visually lavish sci-fi picture top-lined by megastar Tom Cruise.

Danny DeVito Plans To Return To Directing With 'Charlotte Doyle'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • September 8, 2011 8:45 AM
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Danny DeVito's film career has hit somewhat of a pause for the last couple of years (presumably as a result of his commitment to FX comedy series "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia"), but it looks as though he'll soon be returning in a big way with a directorial effort planned for the adaptation of author Avi's young-adult novel "The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle."

Morgan Freeman Will Reveal Magician Secrets In 'Now You See Me'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 10, 2011 8:42 AM
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Granted, we're not always fond of Morgan Freeman's career choices -- "Dolphin Tale"? narrating every commercial ever? -- but give the guy even a halfway decent script and he'll kill it every time. Which makes us even more excited that he's lining up a fantastic sounding project with a great array of talent to bounce against in the kind of role we don't see often enough from the actor.

Morgan Freeman & Annette Bening Join Rob Reiner's 'The Third Act'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 10, 2011 6:53 AM
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Rob Reiner is a bit of a conundrum. He's made three bona fide classics -- "This Is Spinal Tap," "The Princess Bride" and "When Harry Met Sally...," delivered some better than average blockbusters like "Misery" and "A Few Good Men," and most recently, had one of his biggest hits ever with "The Bucket List." Yet, on the other side of the spectrum when Reiner misses, he whiffs big. Last year's "Flipped" got tepid reviews and came and went from theaters without anyone noticing and do you remember "Alex & Emma"? Yeah, us neither. But when Reiner delivers, he delivers big, so he'll never be wanting for financing.

Morgan Freeman Circling 'Akira,' Zac Efron Offered Lead Role

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 8, 2010 5:13 AM
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Steam is beginning to build around Warner Bros. remake of the classic anime "Akira" with some interesting names being thrown around. But first a quick history recap: In February of this year, directing duo Allen and Albert Hughes were brought on to direct the film and this summer, Albert Torres ("Henry Poole Is Here") was hired to pen a new draft of the script with a due date of September. The project will be a two-film, PG-13 adaptation of the manga with the Hughes Brothers currently only on board for the first section which will bring books 1-3 of the series to the big screen. And it now looks like all systems are go as casting is tentatively beginning on the film.

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