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Casting Watch: Ellen Page and Evan Rachel Wood Head 'Into the Forest'

Ellen Page is set to produce and star opposite Evan Rachel Wood in a film adaptation of Jean Hegland's novel "Into the Forest." Patricia Rozema ("Grey Gardens," "Mansfield Park") is helming from her adapted screenplay.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • October 21, 2013 2:50 PM
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In the Works: Michael Fassbender Starring In and Producing Western 'Slow West,' Now Filming in New Zealand

Details have been revealed for a film, currently in production, starring and produced by Michael Fassbender. It is the actor's first film as a producer. "Slow West," a Western helmed by feature newcomer John Maclean, also stars Ben Mendelsohn, Kodi Smit-McPhee and Caren Postorius, and is shooting in New Zealand and Scotland.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • October 21, 2013 1:53 PM
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Johnny Depp's Crime Comedy 'Mortdecai' Heads Into Production, Adds Paul Bettany and Olivia Munn to Cast UPDATED

UPDATE: Principal production has begun in London on action-comedy "Mortdecai," starring Johnny Depp, Gwyneth Paltrow and Ewan McGregor, adapted from the series of three novels by Kyril Bonfiglioli.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • October 21, 2013 11:43 AM
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Casting Watch: Nicole Kidman, Guy Pearce and Hugo Weaving Head to the Outback for 'Strangerland'

Fellow Aussies Nicole Kidman, Guy Pearce and Hugo Weaving are set to star in "Strangerland," an Australian mystery centering on a couple whose teen children get lost in the Outback.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • October 21, 2013 11:33 AM
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David Fincher's 'Gone Girl' Set for October 2014 Release UPDATED

UPDATE: David Fincher's big-screen adaptation of Gillian Flynn's mystery thriller "Gone Girl," starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike, has settled on a release date. It's slated for October 3, 2014. This is the same weekend Fincher's Oscar-winning "The Social Network" (for Adapted Screenplay, Editing and Original Score) hit theaters in 2010.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • October 16, 2013 2:13 PM
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Casting Watch: Kate Mara and David Oyelowo On Board for 'Captive'

David Oyelowo and Kate Mara are set to star in thriller "Captive," based on the bestselling novel "An Unlikely Angel" by Ashley Smith. It will be helmed by longtime TV director Jerry Jameson.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • October 16, 2013 11:57 AM
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Casting Watch: June Squibb of 'Nebraska' Set to Play Lena Dunham's Granny on 'Girls'

82-year-old June Squibb, who plays the rollicking foul-mouthed wife of Bruce Dern in "Nebraska" (and, like Dern, is earning awards buzz for her performance), will next play Lena Dunham's grandma on "Girls."
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • October 8, 2013 2:43 PM
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'Fifty Shades of Grey' Casting Watch: Jennifer Ehle Set to Play Anastasia Steele's Mother UPDATED

UPDATE: Jennifer Ehle ("Zero Dark Thirty," best known as Elizabeth Bennet in the BBC's "Pride and Prejudice") has been cast as Anastasia Steele's mother in the upcoming big-screen adaptation of S&M-heavy "Fifty Shades of Grey."
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • October 8, 2013 12:10 PM
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Casting Watch: Lizzy Caplan Joins Seth Rogen and James Franco for 'The Interview'

Lizzy Caplan, who stars in Showtime's new fall series "Masters of Sex" alongside Michael Sheen, is in talks for the female lead in Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's next writing and directorial endeavor, "The Interview." Rogen and James Franco will star with Caplan (reuniting three "Freaks and Geeks" alum).
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • October 2, 2013 11:33 AM
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Casting Watch: Thomas Sadoski of 'The Newsroom' Looks Forward to Co-Starring with Reese Witherspoon in 'Wild'

Thomas Sadoski (HBO's "The Newsroom") is in talks to star opposite Reese Witherspoon in "Wild," which will be directed by Jean-Marc Vallee (who currently has "Dallas Buyers Club" generating Oscar buzz).
  • By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
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  • September 23, 2013 12:11 PM
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