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John Goodman Joins 'Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close' With Sandra Bullock & Tom Hanks

  • By Simon Dang
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  • January 4, 2011 1:56 AM
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Adaptation Aiming For Fall Release That Will Coincide With 10 Year Anniversary Of 9/11Looks like John Goodman is on a bit of a roll.

Dan Brown To Rewrite Adaptation Of His Own Book 'The Lost Symbol'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • December 21, 2010 3:02 AM
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Presumably The Original Draft Wasn't Idiotic Enough Never underestimate the appetites of the general public for badly written, dull mystery movies: despite the disappointing US gross of Sony's "Angels & Demons," the film made close to half a billion dollars worldwide, continuing the success that the studio had with the first film based on author Dan Brown's Robert Langdon series, "The Da Vinci Code," back in 2006. With Brown's third novel featuring the character, "The Lost Symbol," becoming the fastest-selling adult novel of all time on its release last year, Sony swiftly moved ahead on an adaptation of that too.

Wiz Kid Thomas Horn Lands Child Genius Role In 'Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 15, 2010 4:57 AM
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Take that, Ken Jennings. 12-year-old Thomas Horn, who wowed America (OK, the American that watches "Jeopardy!"), in October by taking home $31,800 on the game show has now parlayed that turn into a feature film career, landing the plum lead role in Stephen Daldry's adaptation of Jonathan Safran Foer's "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close."

Kathryn Bigelow & Mark Boal Eyeing Low-Budget Black Ops Thriller To Precede 'Triple Frontier'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • December 6, 2010 1:54 AM
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Drug Parable Now Set To Shoot Fall Of 2011, Johnny Depp To Star?Acclaimed and award-winning writing-directing duo Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal have pushed back production plans for their sprawling "Traffic"-esque drug parable "Triple Frontier" -- also known as "Sleeping Dogs" -- and are currently shopping a mysterious low-budget international thriller which they hope to tackle next.

Tom Hanks Joins Kathryn Bigelow's 'Triple Frontier,' Begins Shooting In March 2011

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 30, 2010 1:26 AM
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After walking away with Best Picture and Best Director (among others) at last year's Oscars, it's no wonder stars have been lining up to star in whatever Kathryn Bigelow's cooking up next. And though the likes of Sean Penn, Will Smith, Javier Bardem and Christian Bale have been linked to the gestating "Triple Frontier" (aka "Sleeping Dogs") the picture now has its first cast member. And it doesn't get much bigger than this.

Halle Berry Says 'Cloud Atlas' To Shoot Next Summer With Tom Hanks & Natalie Portman

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 29, 2010 5:53 AM
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It looks the Wachowskis have settled on their next project and while their hugely ambitious R-rated Iraq war gay romance "Cobalt Neutral 9" was gaining heat but it looks like that one will have to wait as "Cloud Atlas" now appears be headed in front of cameras next summer.

First Look At Tom Hanks & Julia Roberts In 'Larry Crowne,' Synopsis Revealed

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 3, 2010 9:12 AM
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Day one of the American Film Market and we're already swimming under a number of casting details and announcements, so we'll try and keep 'em short and to the point.

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