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Susan Sarandon Is Going To 'Snitch' With Dwayne Johnson

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 27, 2011 5:56 AM
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The combination of words "Dwayne Johnson thriller" and "Susan Sarandon" isn't exactly something we would have expected, but the actress has never been one that is easily pinned down. She's a player with The Lonely Island crew, will appear in "I Hate You Dad" with Adam Sandler next summer, and is currently filming "Cloud Atlas" with The Wachowskis and Tom Tykwer. So, starring in "Snitch"? Piece of cake.

TIFF '11 Review: 'Jeff Who Lives At Home' Takes The Duplass Bros Mainstream For Their Best Film Yet

  • By James Rocchi
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  • September 15, 2011 2:18 AM
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As surreal as it is to see a micro-budget Duplass Brothers film start with the stars and mountainous terrain of the Paramount logo, in many ways that contradiction and clash sets the tone for their new comedy "Jeff Who Lives at Home." Strange things are afoot in the cosmos as Jeff (played with affable confusion and large-framed, good-hearted charm by Jason Segel) is trying to keep his eyes open for what the universe might be telling him, in terms of his destiny and purpose. Also, his mom Sharon (Susan Sarandon) would like it if he could get his ass off the couch in her basement and go to Home Depot to get wood glue to fix a broken pantry door slat …

Robert Redford Adds Susan Sarandon, Julie Christie & Richard Jenkins To 'The Company You Keep'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • August 11, 2011 11:39 AM
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Looks like Robert Redford's "The Company You Keep" is beginning to take shape with the veteran actor-director now adding the experienced trio of Susan Sarandon, Julie Christie and Richard Jenkins to a cast that already features Shia LaBeouf, Nick Nolte and rising star Brit Marling.

Liev Schreiber, James Marsden & Liv Tyler Join Indie 'Robot And Frank'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 12, 2011 6:04 AM
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Frank Langella, Jeremy Strong & Susan Sarandon Also On BoardIf a cast that includes Liev Schreiber, Liv Tyler, Frank Langella, James Marsden and Susan Sarandon doesn’t get you excited for the sci-fi influenced indie “Robot and Frank,” perhaps it’s time to check your own wiring. While all four names have had their share of misfires lately, namely Schreiber in “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” and Langella and Sarandon in “Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps,” all are in high demand and frankly deliver solid performances when they are working with the right talent. Actor Jeremy Strong is an interesting newcomer who has the upcoming comedy “See Girl Run” alongside Adam Scott and Robin Tunney in the pipeline, as well as recently being cast as president Abraham Lincoln’s aide in the much anticipated Steven Spielberg-directed biopic “Lincoln.”

Duplass Brothers & Jonah Hill Look To Reteam On Indie Rock Thriller 'Pitchfork'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 8, 2011 12:07 PM
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If you didn't see last year's "Cyrus" directed by Jay and Mark Duplass and starring Jonah Hill, do yourself a favor and catch up with it. Darkly funny and surprisingly moving it was a big leap forward for actor and directors alike and the trio are hoping to catch fire once again.

Susan Sarandon Sexes Up 'I Hate You, Dad'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 1, 2011 7:48 AM
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On the one hand, Adam Sandler comedies have become nothing more than big paycheck gigs for the actor to make funny voices and fart noises while someone films him doing stuff for a month and then cobbles it together later into something resembling a "movie." On the other hand, the cast of his next effort, "I Hate You, Dad," is so willfully bonkers we know we're going to end up watching it anyway.

Susan Sarandon & Jim Broadbent Also In Talks For 'Cloud Atlas'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • May 12, 2011 2:30 AM
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While they transformed the landscape with the game-changing "Matrix" film, the Wachowski siblings Andy and Lana (formerly Larry) have truly failed, at least outside their hardcore constituents, to live up to their initial promise. Their follow-up films, "Speed Racer," the last two "Matrix" movies and most of the films they've produced ("Ninja Assassin," "The Invasion") during the aughts were major disappointments. Likewise, German filmmaker Tom Tykwer took the international film world by storm in 1998 with "Run Lola Run," but has failed to connect with audiences or critics with his subsequent films ("Heaven," "Perfume: The Story of a Murderer" and "The International").

Susan Sarandon, David Arquette & Adam Brody Set To Join Rosanna Arquette's 'Hemlock Drive'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • April 22, 2011 3:36 AM
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After Two Documentaries Under Her Belt, The Actress-Turned-Director Helms Her First FeatureHere's an interesting cast for what sounds like a small indie passion project. Adam Brody, Susan Sarandon and David Arquette are all in negotiations to join Rosanna Arquette's feature-length narrative debut, "Hemlock Drive."

Jay Baruchel Joins David Cronenberg's 'Cosmopolis,' Maggie Grace Will Be 'Taken' Again

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • April 6, 2011 12:39 PM
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Casting News Explosion Includes Rob Riggle As Villain In '21 Jump Street,' Tim Roth In 'Arbitrage' & Much MoreJay Baruchel is joining the cast of David Cronenberg's "Cosmopolis." The rangy young actor will play a "financial whiz kid" in the film, who makes a fortuitous gamble over the course of the film's single-day narrative. Baruchel is joining a loaded cast, including Robert Pattinson, Samantha Morton, Juliette Binoche, Paul Giamatti, Mathieu Amalric and Sarah Gadon. Baruchel will next be seen in the Michael Dowse-directed "Goon," which he co-wrote with Evan Goldberg, before lending his voice to the second film in the "How To Train Your Dragon" series. Update: First tipped by C7nema and confirmed by reps for the film, Kevin Durand ("Lost," "X-Men Origins: Wolverine"), Emily Hampshire ("The Trotsky") and Patricia McKenzie have also joined the film playing Torval, Jane Melman and Kendra respectively.

Rapper Drake In Talks To Join Nicholas Jarecki's 'Arbitrage'; Al Pacino No Longer Attached

  • By Simon Dang
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  • January 22, 2011 3:02 AM
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Update: Reps for the film have told us that Al Pacino is no longer attached to "Arbitrage." No word yet on who will be taking over his role, but stay tuned....

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