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Movie Gods Intervene? Matthew Fox Drops Out Of 'World War Z'; Ed Harris Too

  • By Edward Davis
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  • June 30, 2011 6:15 AM
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A deeply disturbing universal truth shifted between the years of 2007 and 2010 during the six-year run of "Lost" that shakes us to the core. Seth Rogen dutifully recognized in 2007's "Knocked Up" this sharp and spot-on observation: "You know what's interesting about Matthew Fox? Nothing!" The world chuckled, concurred and moved on. But somewhere between the release of that movie and present day, Fox's rather amusing, poor reaction to the little dig (even if scientifically recognized as truth, it's a comedy, dude), things changed and Fox became a entertainment magazine cover person bound for stardom thanks to the growing popularity of "Lost."

Matthew Fox & Ed Harris Gear Up For 'World War Z'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 14, 2011 6:30 AM
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With filming set to begin very soon in London and Scotland (where Glasgow will double as Philadelphia for some reason), "World War Z" is beginning to get the final pieces of casting into place, once again mixing up television stars with movie actors.

'Rubicon' Star James Badge Dale Circling Role Alongside Brad Pitt In 'World War Z'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • June 11, 2011 1:14 AM
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James Badge Dale might not be a name that's immediately familiar to you, but increasingly, it's a face that you'll recognize: the actor had key roles on "24" (as Jack Bauer's sidekick Chase) and in "The Departed" (as the bent copper who pops Leo in the head at the end), before landing two big leads last year, on HBO's "The Pacific" and AMC's "Rubicon," proving to be an intense, yet likable presence.

Anthony Mackie Courted For 'World War Z' & 'Gangster Squad'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 30, 2011 4:37 AM
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If Anthony Mackie isn't a household name yet, that's likely soon to change. The actor has been putting in solid work for years, first popping onto the radar with fine turns in "Million Dollar Baby" and "Half Nelson," before having a helluva year in 2008 with the double whammy of "Notorious" where he memorably played Tupac Shakur and of course, "The Hurt Locker." That latter film, naturally, opened some big doors. He was already seen earlier this year in the surprisingly solid "The Adjustment Bureau" and he's got two more films on deck: he'll flex his comic muscles in the Anna Faris vehicle "What's Your Number" and then he'll star opposite Hugh Jackman in the robot boxing flick "Real Steel." This isn't even mentioning the films slated for next year already: "Ten Year" and the thriller "Man On A Ledge" (recently announced for a January 13, 2012 bow). And if that doesn't prove just how in-demand this rising actor is, this next bit should convince you.

'World War Z' Makes A Killing In Casting Female Lead Mirielle Enos

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 25, 2011 12:52 PM
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With the expensive on-again, off-again production of "World War Z" now back on track for a summer shoot thanks to a little help from David Ellison's Skydance Productions, casting is now beginning on the film and a new name is looking to come aboard.

Legendary Scorsese/Tarantino DoP Robert Richardson Bringing Neil Gaiman's 'American Gods' To HBO

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • April 15, 2011 1:17 AM
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Will Also Be Lensing Brad Pitt & Marc Forster's 'World War Z'Few authors have the devoted following that Neil Gaiman has. Since his early days in the comics world, the British sci-fi fantasy author and goth heartthrob, has consistently expanded his audience, to the extent that his books are now mainstays in the top reaches of the bestseller charts, and his 1.5 million Twitter followers hang on his every word. Furthermore, while he may not have the prose skills of a contemporary like, say, Michael Chabon, he's a hell of a storyteller, playing with myth and folklore and refashioning it into something new, and entirely compelling.

David Ellison's Skydance May Help Save Brad Pitt & Marc Forster's 'World War Z'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 29, 2011 7:08 AM
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Film Might Shoot As Early As JuneLast we heard on the long-gestating zombie pic "World War Z" -- set to star Brad Pitt and directed by Marc Forster -- word wasn't good. The $125 million film was said to be in danger of getting folded as Paramount was having difficulty in getting backers for the very expensive genre film. And certainly, after the financial underperformers of films like "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" and more recently "Sucker Punch" around Hollywood, studios are getting more wary of footing the bill themselves for roll-of-the-dice fare that has niche appeal. But it looks like the film may have found a saviour in a name that is quickly rising as one of the eminent producers around Hollywood.

Paramount Looking For Co-Financiers To Save Marc Forster's 'World War Z' With Brad Pitt?

  • By Simon Dang
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  • March 22, 2011 1:21 AM
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Last we heard, the Hollywood adaptation of Max Brooks' acclaimed zombie-horror novel "World War Z" had Marc Forster at the helm with Brad Pitt set to star and produce. but little on that front has been heard for quite some time.

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