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'Hunger Games' Director Gary Ross to Pen Jennifer Lawrence 'East of Eden' Adaptation UPDATED

UPDATE: Director Gary Ross ("The Hunger Games") is now signed on to pen the adaptation of John Steinbeck's "East of Eden," with Jennifer Lawrence attached to star. Ross will also direct, an announcement that, along with Lawrence's involvement, was made last September.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • February 25, 2014 11:38 AM
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Tina Fey to Star as Middle East Reporter Kim Barker In 'The Taliban Shuffle'

Tina Fey is set to star in and produce "The Taliban Shuffle," the big-screen adaptation of Kim Barker's memoir of the same title, which recounts her work as a journalist in Afghanistan and Pakistan since 2002.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • February 20, 2014 2:53 PM
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Meryl Streep Joins Carey Mulligan for 'Suffragette,' Written by Abi Morgan

Meryl Streep is set to play Brit political activist Emmilene Pankhurst in "Suffragette," alongside Carey Mulligan. The period drama will be helmed by Sarah Gavron ("Brick Lane"), and is written by "Iron Lady" scribe Abi Morgan.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • February 20, 2014 1:33 PM
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'Fantastic Four' Has a Cast: Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara, Miles Teller and Jamie Bell

Fox's 2015 reboot of "The Fantastic Four" has found its four leads. Per Deadline, none of this is absolutely set in stone, but it's looking likely that: Michael B. Jordan ("Fruitvale Station") is Johnny Storm the Human Torch; Kate Mara ("House of Cards") is Sue Storm the Invisible Woman; Miles Teller ("Whiplash") is Reed Richards aka Mr. Fantastic; and Jamie Bell ("Snowpiercer") is Ben Grimm the Thing.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • February 20, 2014 11:32 AM
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WATCH: Things Are Heating Up in 'Pompeii' Trailer (Sword and Sandal UPDATE)

A full trailer has arrived for "Pompeii" (February 21) one of the many Sword and Sandal items coming to theaters this year. The film stars "Game of Thrones" hunk Kit Harington, Emily Browning and Keifer Sutherland as the film's resident baddie (no, he's not playing Mount Vesuvius). Watch below.
  • By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
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  • February 7, 2014 2:15 PM
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Melissa Leo Joins James Franco in Ian Olds' Wartime Drama 'The Fixer'

Melissa Leo has hopped aboard the cast of "The Fixer," from writer/director Ian Olds. Co-written by Paul Felten, the film centers on Gloria (Leo), the erstwhile hippie sheriff of a small Northern California town opposite Lindsay (James Franco), a volatile hot tub craftsman. The part of Gloria was written with Leo in mind.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • February 6, 2014 2:01 PM
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Tom Hiddleston Set to Star in 'Kill List' Director Ben Wheatley's JG Ballard Adaptation

Svelte stud Tom Hiddleston has been cast in the leading role in Ben Wheatley's upcoming "High-Rise," an adaptation of the 1975 JG Ballard novel from a script by Amy Jump.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • February 5, 2014 3:40 PM
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Yuck: Belgian Professors Find Library Copy of 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Tests Positive for Traces of Herpes, Cocaine UPDATED

UPDATE: Two Belgian academics recently decided to do toxicology tests on the 10 most borrowed books from the local Antwerp library. Turns out, all 10 books tested positive for traces of cocaine; plus, E.L. James' "Fifty Shades of Grey" tested positive for the herpes virus. Yuck.
  • By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
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  • November 15, 2013 11:28 AM
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In the Works: Harry Hamlin and Irina Bjorklund Set to Star in 'Erotic Fire of the Unattainable'

Amy Hobby and Anne Hubbell’s female-centric banner Tangerine Entertainment works hard to put women’s pictures front and center. They’re currently exec producing “The Erotic Fire of the Unattainable,” with Harry Hamlin (“Mad Men”) and Finnish superstar Irina Bjorklund (“The American”) set to star, and with Courtney Andrialis and Suzy Franczak Davis on board as the film's main producers.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • November 14, 2013 4:08 PM
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Casting Watch: Emile Hirsch to Play John Belushi in Upcoming Biopic

Emile Hirsch has landed the role of John Belushi in an untitled biopic, to be directed by Steve Conrad (screenwriter of "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty"). Conrad is helming from his own script, based on the 2005 biography of Belushi by Judy Belushi Pisano and Tanner Colby.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • October 29, 2013 12:33 PM
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