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Zac Efron Plays DJ, Judi Dench Catches ‘Tulip Fever,’ Michael Gambon Has A 'Casual Vacancy' & More

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • June 6, 2014 10:24 AM
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Neighbors
While “Star Wars” and Marvel franchise rumors are just that thus far regarding Zac Efron, one thing is clear—the actor is certainly willing at the present to play up his public image for laughs, as “Neighbors” recently exampled to a surprisingly effective degree. He’s got the range to add some empathy to the character as well, and it’s clear directors have been paying attention to that juggling act, as a new role could see Efron back in sending up his partying ways.

Miles Teller Will Be Dan Aykroyd In Belushi Biopic; Margot Robbie Is Jane In 'Tarzan' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 20, 2014 11:47 AM
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Miles Teller
While Sundance is currently teeming with celebs, agents, managers and more, all maxing out expense accounts, back in Hollywood, the grind continues, with actors and projects coming together. So here's a rundown of what's been happening in casting news the past few days...

Hailee Steinfeld Goes Straight-Edge In 'Ten Thousand Saints,' Samuel L. Jackson Swings Back To 'Tarzan' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 11, 2013 1:47 PM
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Ten Thousand Saints Haliee Steinfeld
Punk rock movies are usually a very mixed bag (see this year's "CBGB") but with colorful characters and big emotions, filmmakers are going to keep flocking to the subject matter. And thus, Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini ("American Splendor," "Cinema Verite") are going to turn it up with "Ten Thousand Saints."

David Yates' 'Tarzan' Back On, Christoph Waltz To Play Villain, Emma Stone & Margot Robbie Eyed For Jane

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 26, 2013 2:44 PM
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Tarzan, David Yates, Waltz ,Stone
Well, we'll say this about Christoph Waltz—he's got playing a villain down cold. Taking home an Oscar for playing the baddie in Quentin Tarantino's "Inglourious Basterds" (and another one for doing a variation of that role in "Django Unchained"), Hollywood has boxed him in as the antagonist in both "The Green Hornet" and "The Three Musketeers." And once again, he'll be twirling the metaphorical mustache in a big league studio movie.

Warner Bros. Shutting Down 'Tarzan' Production Office, Might Try To Make It In 2014

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 10, 2013 4:26 PM
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Looks like Warner Bros. is pulling an "Akira," "Paradise Lost" and "Arthur & Lancelot" on "Tarzan." The studio, which famously shut down all of those aforementioned films while they were in pre-production, is doing the same thing with "Tarzan" for pretty much same reason: money, money, money.

Rumor: Jessica Chastain In The Mix To Swing On The Vine As Jane In David Yates' 'Tarzan'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 6, 2013 1:26 PM
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Two-time Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain has seemingly done it all -- including a low-rent horror movie -- but has yet to dip her toes in the blockbuster world. Opportunities arose last year with parts in "Oblivion" and "Iron Man 3" floated her way but they didn't pan out. But now another movie may find her on a vine, swinging hard for the multiplex.

Wally Pfister's 'Transcendence,' Alfonso Cuaron's 'Gravity' Go IMAX; 'Jupiter Ascending' & 'All You Need Is Kill' In 3D

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 15, 2012 4:42 PM
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If want to know what the future holds at the multiplex, just look at Warner Bros. latest deal with IMAX. The two companies have shaken hands on 20 movies that will get the supersize treatment, but among the press release (via Nolan Fans) are some interesting tidbits about some very big high profile films thare are on the way.

Me Alexander Skarsgård, You Jane: 'True Blood' Star Frontrunner For 'Tarzan' Role, Samuel L. Jackson Also Eyed

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 14, 2012 2:33 PM
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...and one week after a shortlist for "Tarzan" that included "Man of Steel" lead Henry Cavill, "Sons of Anarchy" star Charlie Hunnam and Tom Hardy emerged, Warner Bros. and David Yates seem to have found their man.

Henry Cavill, Charlie Hunnam, Alexander Skarsgard & Tom Hardy Eyed For Lead In David Yates' 'Tarzan'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 7, 2012 10:43 AM
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After kicking around handful of options at Warner Bros. including the drama "Your Voice In My Head," the thriller "The Imitation Game" and potential gangster epic "Cicero," 'Harry Potter' helmer David Yates has finally settled on "Tarzan" as his next project. The decision has slowly been coming over the past few months, but now it's time to find out who's going to shirtless and swinging from vines, and some interesting names are cropping up.

Remember That Mo-Cap, Animated 'Tarzan' Movie With Kellan Lutz? It Has A Trailer Now

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 5, 2012 11:32 AM
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Remember this spring when it was announced that Kellan Lutz and Spencer Locke were going to be Tarzan and Jane in "Tarzan 3D"? Yeah, we barely do either. But apparently production moved ahead and this thing is for real, as a trailer has dropped, but it'll make you wonder why they're bothering in the first place.

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