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Eddie Redmayne Joins 'Les Miserables' As Marius

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 1, 2011 6:11 AM
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Already conquering the stage, with a Tony award under this belt for his turn in "Red," Eddie Redmayne is now looking to conquer the film world as well. He's got a meaty co-starring role in the forthcoming "My Week With Marilyn" and has the indie flick "Hick" in the bag with Blake Lively and Chloe Moretz. Now he's jumping onto a project that is already locked and loaded for the 2012 Oscar season.

Anne Hathaway Joins ‘Les Miserables’ As Fantine

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 18, 2011 4:12 AM
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Rumored since the end of the summer, we can now say it's official: Anne Hathaway has joined the star-studded cast of Tom Hooper's "Les Miserables."

Trey Parker & Matt Stone Confirm A 'Book Of Mormon' Movie Is On The Way, But Not Just Yet

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • September 13, 2011 1:30 AM
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Of all the creative types working today, one would imagine that possibly the least likely to threaten to pick up an EGOT (managing to win an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony, a feat managed by only ten people in history) are the gleefully puerile "South Park" and "Team America" creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone. But somehow, they're heading in that direction. Already the holder of several Emmys for "South Park," their widely acclaimed smash-hit Broadway musical "The Book of Mormon" picked up a record haul of Tonys earlier in the summer, and the cast recording already looks a virtual lock to win in its category at the Grammys next year.

Will Anne Hathaway Lend Her Pipes To 'Les Miserables' As Fantine?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 30, 2011 2:36 AM
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Updated: Entertainment Weekly confirms that Hathaway is at least considering the role.

Leonardo DiCaprio Won't Lead 'A Star Is Born'; Beyoncé's Pregnancy Pushes Back Production

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 29, 2011 12:18 PM
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Of all the stuff that happened last at night at MTV's VMAs -- Lady Gaga's lame Chris Gaines-esque alter ego! Tyler The Creator winning! "Hunger Games" teaser trailer! -- the biggest news belong the baby bump sported by Beyoncé. That's right universe, the "Single Ladies" singer and Jay-Z are procreating, so get yourselves ready (the fetus even has its own Twitter account). But alas, while we await the momentous day when that child arrives in the world, her collaboration with Clint Eastwood on a new take on "A Star Is Born" will have to wait.

Production On 'The Wolverine' May Be Bumped To Spring 2012 So Hugh Jackman Can Do 'Les Miserables'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 25, 2011 1:45 AM
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The rocky road to "The Wolverine" continues to bump as yet another delay may push back the film even further.

Christian Bale Considers Spike Lee's 'Oldboy,' Eastwood's 'A Star Is Born' & New Michael Mann Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 24, 2011 6:57 AM
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With an Oscar now under his belt for "The Fighter" and proving his box office chops with Christopher Nolan's Batman movies, once Christian Bale has wrapped up "The Dark Knight Rises" he's going to have his pick of the litter with Variety laying out the numerous projects that are being sent his way. The trade says Bale will make no decisions until he's done with Batman in November -- and there is absolutely no mention of the Terrence Malick project that cropped up just a few days ago -- but if anything, these projects are interesting because, for the most part, they aren't tentpole-driven fare.

Michael Gracey To Direct Hugh Jackman Musical 'The Greatest Showman On Earth'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 17, 2011 8:51 AM
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We just got some whiplash turning around to look in the archives, but it looks like a long-ago mooted Hugh Jackman musical -- that we figured was left buried in the sands of time -- is still very much alive.

Russell Crowe Confirmed For Tom Hooper's 'Les Miserables'; Film Now Set For December 7, 2012 Release

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 22, 2011 1:04 AM
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Paul Bettany Out, Helena Bonham Carter Also Joins The CastUpdated: Looks like Crowe is now confirmed for this role. The film is now dated for a Dec. 7, 2012, release. Update 2: Helena Bonham Carter has also joined the cast.

Clint Eastwood Wants Leonardo DiCaprio To Star Opposite Beyonce In 'A Star Is Born'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 27, 2011 8:54 AM
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With Will Smith, Robert Downey Jr., Jon Hamm, Russell Crowe, Rihanna and Alicia Keys having been linked at various points over the years, we had our doubts about the pairing of director Clint Eastwood and Beyonce to Warner Bros. long gestating remake of "A Star Is Born" holding. But not only does it appear to still be moving, a leading man is being eyed.

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