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Joel Edgerton Also Offered Starring Role In Steven Soderbergh's 'Man From U.N.C.L.E.'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • November 2, 2011 11:22 AM
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We once described rising Australian actor Joel Edgerton as the "thinking man's Sam Worthington" and, while as unfair as that may sound, we're thinking Hollywood is starting to share our views on him as well.

Wanna Be Friends? Hilarious Red Band Trailer For '21 Jump Street' Arrives

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 2, 2011 7:57 AM
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We had our doubts. A comedic take on the '80s TV drama "21 Jump Street" from the “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” helmers Chris Miller and Phil Lord? Would this even work? The answer is, fuck yes.

Bill Paxton To Direct Big-Screen Version Of 'Kung Fu' TV Show, Grasshopper

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 1, 2011 1:02 AM
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Bill Paxton - a favorite of James Cameron, a tornado chaser, an Apollo astronaut, a Mormon wife-collector, and a friend of Joe Young. And also, it's sometimes forgotten, occasional director. The veteran character actor made his feature film directing debut a decade ago with the decent thriller "Frailty," and followed it up a few years later with the well-received Disney golf drama "The Greatest Game Ever Played," a sort of "Legend of Bagger Vance" without the questionable racial elements. With Paxton starring over the past few years in hit HBO drama "Big Love," his directorial ambitions have been on ice, but with the show wrapping up earlier this year, it looks like he's set to step behind the camera again.

Martin Campbell Might Be 'The Fall Guy' For TV Show Adaptation

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 31, 2011 9:09 AM
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With full credit taken for delivering the best Bond film in years with "Casino Royale," a gritty reboot (of sorts) of the franchise, director Martin Campbell flopped hard with his next two films. There was the misguided Mel Gibson thriller "Edge Of Darkness" (which this writer turned off halfway through) and then this summer's comic movie disaster, "Green Lantern." So what kind of movies do you get direct when you get locked up in director's jail? TV reboots.

'Captain America' Star Hayley Atwell Joins Ray Winstone & Plan B In TV Cop Remake 'The Sweeney'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • October 28, 2011 1:37 AM
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'Homeland' Lead Damian Lewis & Steven Mackintosh Also In Cast"Captain America: The First Avenger" was a funny one, wasn't it? The first half was the best superhero of the year, the second, a plotless, uneven mess. But it had many pleasures, and first among them was Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter. Given an unusually well-drawn female character for a comic book movie to get her teeth into, the British actress, a relative unknown in the U.S. who took the role after it was turned down by the likes of Keira Knightley and Emily Blunt, knocked it out of the park, proving feisty, kick-ass, and vulnerable, often within the same scene, showing wider audiences what many have known since her debut in BBC drama "The Line of Beauty" -- she's going to be a massive star.

Bradley Cooper Offered Lead In 'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 21, 2011 2:59 AM
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With George Clooney forced to bow out due to a bad back from the physically demanding lead role of Napoleon Solo in "The Man From U.N.C.L.E.," director Steven Soderbergh began looking at a number of possible actors to take on the part with Michael Fassbender and Ewan McGregor among his favored names. However, Warner Bros. has got the ball rolling, placing a call to somebody on their wishlist.

'A Mighty Heart' & 'Anonymous' Writer John Orloff To Pen Bryan Singer's ‘Battlestar Galactica’

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 20, 2011 8:26 AM
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“I have wanted to write this movie since I was 12 years old, and built a Galactica model from scratch out of balsa wood, cardboard, old model parts and LEDs,” screenwriter John Orloff told Deadline. “I love BSG, and I would pass on the job rather than frak it up.”

Jerry Bruckheimer Says Supernatural Coyotes Out, Train Sequences Stay In Scaled Down 'Lone Ranger'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • October 19, 2011 5:48 AM
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Producer Explains How He Trimmed The Budget of 'Lone Ranger' By Doing What He Should Have Done In the First PlaceUpdate: Disney has pushed "The Lone Ranger" start date to February 13.

Bryan Singer Says Death Of 'Excalibur' Has Allowed Him To Focus On Developing 'Battlestar Galactica'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 17, 2011 3:20 AM
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As you might remember, at one point both Guy Ritchie and Bryan Singer were chasing remakes of John Boorman's "Excalibur" over at Warner Bros, however during the summer, both projects were quietly killed by the studio. But speaking with SFX (via Punch Drunk Critics) Singer reveals that it was actually David Dobkin's recently announced, and much more prepared "Arthur & Lancelot" that stalled out "Excalibur," and moreover, he's returning to big sci-fi project he signed on for years ago, that we figured was on a distant backburner.

'Lone Ranger' Starts Filming In February, But Jerry Bruckheimer Has To Pay If It Goes Over Budget

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 13, 2011 1:02 AM
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Film Now Set For May 31, 2013 Release DateUpdate: THR reports that "The Lone Ranger" is now set for a May 31, 2013 release date. The spring date is no random place on the calendar, it's the frame Disney has utilized with tremendous success for the "Pirates Of The Caribbean" movies, so no surprise, they are following that template with this film.

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