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Kidman and Firth to Co-Star in ‘Paddington’

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Posted at September 16, 2013 by

Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman are joining The Weinstein Company’s adaptation of children’s literature classic Paddington Bear, called Paddington. The film will be the first release through the company’s new label TWC-Dimension, in which Harvey and Bob Weinstein will collaborate on films.

AMC Calls Bob Odenkirk for ‘Saul’

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Posted at September 12, 2013 by

Breaking Bad scene-stealer Bob Odenkirk’s character Saul Goodman will be headlining his own show on AMC.

After a negotiation process spanning several months, the cable network and Sony Pictures TV, producer of Breaking Bad, have come to a licensing agreement for a spin-off featuring the Odenkirk’s ethically-challenged lawyer character Goodman.

Ellen Page to Star in Comic Adaptation “Queen & Country”

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Posted at September 10, 2013 by

Ellen Page is in negotiations to star in Queen & Country for 20th Century Fox, based on an independently produced comic of the same name. The studio is likely looking to turn the comic series into a new franchise.

Written by Greg Rucka, the graphic novel series follows the adventures of Tara Chace, an operative of the Special Operations Section of SIS, known as the Minders. The series takes a more grounded approach to the bureaucracy and politics of espionage than the popular James Bond or Mission Impossible series. The film is expected to deal with the fallout after an assassination mission wherein Chace’s identity it compromised.

Tom Hiddleston Takes Over for Cumberbatch in ‘Crimson Peak’

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Posted at September 9, 2013 by

Sherlock fans the world over were disappointed to learn that  Benedict Cumberbatch is opting out of Guillermo Del Toro’s latest horror opus, Crimson Peak. However, they can take comfort knowing that fellow classically-trained brooding Brit actor, Tom Hiddleston, will be taking his place.

Pixar’s ‘The Good Dinosaur’ Loses it’s Director

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Posted at September 3, 2013 by

Pixar Animation has removed their director Bob Peterson from their next scheduled release, The Good Dinosaur. A replacement has yet to be named.

While the loss of a film’s director less than a year prior to it’s release is usually cause for concern, at Pixar it is not unusual. In fact, this marks the fourth time in eight films that the studio has changed director during production.

“50 Shades of Grey” Film finds its Anastasia Steel and Christian Grey

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Posted at September 3, 2013 by

After an exhaustive search leaving many fans on pins and needles, the leads have been cast for the adaptation of global literary blockbuster 50 Shades of Grey. Dakota Johnson will play Anastasia Steel and Charlie Hunnam will take over the role of Christian Grey.

E.L. James, author of the book series, revealed the news the morning of September 2nd in a tweet.

Stef Dawson Joins Cast of ‘Hunger Games: Mockingjay’

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Posted at August 30, 2013 by

With The Hunger Games: Catching Fire set to hit theaters this November, roles for the next installment in the series, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, continue to be cast. Most recently, Australian actress Stef Dawson has been cast as Annie Cresta in part 1 & 2 of the series’ finale.

BBC’s ‘Luther’ Headed to the Big Screen

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Posted at August 30, 2013 by

The BBC TV hit Luther is ending soon, but it is looking increasingly likely that the much-loved series will be made into a feature film.

Created by Neil Cross and starring Idris Elba, Luther’s third and final season aired earlier this year, leaving many fans eager to see more adventures of the troubled detective. While the series’ creative team ruled out any further television series, largely because star Idris Elba has become too busy to continue as star of the show, but talk of a movie version is becoming increasingly serious.

New Ed Helms-produced Comedy Finds a Home at ABC

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Posted at August 15, 2013 by

After seeing his hit series The Office and The Hangover trilogy come to an end this past Spring, Ed Helms has found his next project. The actor will be returning to the small screen this fall – at least in a behind-the-scenes capacity. Helms will serve as an executive producer in a new single-camera comedy for ABC.

The as-yet-untitled comedy, focuses on a gifted but dysfunctional female attorney who moves to a small town and must adjust to a new lifestyle.

Disney and Marvel Unveil Mysterious, Creepy New Project at D23

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Posted at August 13, 2013 by

This past weekend’s D23 conference offered up plenty of new information, trailers and images for upcoming projects from Pixar and Marvel like The Good Dinosaur, Inside Out, and Thor: The Dark World. However, very little is known about one of the most intriguing projects teased by Marvel and Disney.

Disney neglected to provide plot details, or a title for the upcoming project, but instead offered only a single image that features two children about to enter a coffin shaped door. Upon the door, is a sinister-looking devil’s face on a clock, with the question “Do You Dare Enter?” printed over it.

Disney/Pixar announces Vocal Talent for Upcoming Slate

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Posted at August 13, 2013 by

At the D23 expo in Anaheim, CA, Disney announced the voice casts for a number of their upcoming animated offerings on Friday.

Set for release in May of next year, Disney/Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur will include the vocal talents of John Lithgow, Frances McDormand, Bill Hader, Neil Patrick Harris, Lucas Neff and Judy Greer. The film takes place in a modern day world in which dinosaurs never went extinct, but instead evolved to great intelligence.

Amber Tamblyn joining ‘Two and a Half Men’

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Posted at August 9, 2013 by

After much searching, actress Amber Tamblyn will be adding a female touch to CBS’ “Two and a Half Men.”

Tamblyn will play Jenny, Charlie Harper’s illegitimate daughter. Jenny has moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting and connect with this part of her family. She has much in common with her dad, including his affinity for women. Currently, Tamblyn is set to co-star in five episodes, but if she stands out, her character could eventually become a co-star on the show, anchoring stars Jon Cryer and Ashton Kutcher. She would also fill the space left by Angus T. Jones.

Kyra Sedgwick finds ‘The Road Within’

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Posted at August 9, 2013 by

The Closer‘s Kyra Sedgwick is following the road inside. The actress has joined the cast of Gren Wells’ The Road Within.

The film focuses on a young man who suffers from Tourette’s syndrome (played by The Mortal Instruments‘ Robert Sheehan) who escapes from a residential home along with an anorexic woman (played by Zoe Kravitz) and his roommate (played by Dev Patel) who has obsessive compulsive disorder. The reason for the escape? To take Sheehan’s character’s mother’s ashes and have a burial at sea. Sedgwick plays Dr. Mia Rose, who supervises the clinic where the three escapees are patients.

Lucas Till Joins Cast of Teen Feature ‘Sins Of Our Youth’

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Posted at August 8, 2013 by

This one is special. Lucas Till is from my neck of the woods in the South and he was in the one and only film I ever produced, Lightning Bug. So it’s very cool to see Till on the rise.

He’s racked up 31 titles on IMDB! Wut?! Titles that include Walk the Line, X-Men: First Class and Stoker. Now, he’s coming aboard the teen drama Sins of Our Youth opposite Joel Courtney (Super 8) and Ally Sheedy (Breakfast Club, duh).

Sean Young is Still Cray Cray

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Posted at August 8, 2013 by

Don’t get me wrong. Sean Young was pretty great in 1982’s Blade Runner. Then she became a professional crazy person. It’s very tough to be in a film that is considered a classic, to star alongside Harrison Ford who is also a classic and then be set aside. But usually, there’s a good reason.

Hollywood is like any other pool of people, only snottier and back stabbyer. So if you don’t know how to play the game, well, you get flattened. It also doesn’t help if you’re a little delicate, emotionally and mentally. And Sean Young has spent these years struggling to grab that elusive star she believes she deserves.

In the latest Communications From the Tiny Fairies Inside Sean Young’s Mind, the actress is telling anyone who will listen that if she’s not in the Blade Runner sequel, people shouldn’t see it. At all.

Seth Gordon Opts out of ‘Horrible Bosses 2′

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Posted at August 8, 2013 by

Horrible Bosses 2 will be moving forward with a new filmmaker calling the shots. Seth Gordon, director of 2011′s original hit comedy was believed to be directing the sequel as well, however he has recently decided to leave the project.

In the original film, Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis and Charlie Day played disgruntled workers who decide to work together to kill each other’s bosses, but considering the current title is Horrible Bosses 2, it is safe to assume the plan is to stick to the same formula that lead the first film to $209 million in global box office receipts and mostly positive critic and audience reception. Bateman,  Sudeikis and Day are all set to return for the sequel.