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Anthony Hopkins Boards Pacific Northwest Thriller ‘Go With Me’

deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: Oscar winner Anthony Hopkins is re-teaming with his Kidnapping Freddy Heineken helmer Daniel Alfredson (The Girl Who Played With Fire, The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest) on Go With Me, a joint production between Enderby Entertainment and The Gotham Group. Pic is adapted from the 2008 novel by Castle Freeman Jr. 1 day 4 hours ago via brucelee
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Annabelle Wallis Joins Armie Hammer In Psychological Thriller ‘Mine’

deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: British actress Annabelle Wallis has boarded psychological thriller Mine from writer-directors Fabio Guaglione and Fabio Resinaro, the team behind award-winning short Afterville. Armie Hammer stars as Mike, a soldier who finds himself stranded in the desert after a failed assassination mission. There, he has to survive many dangers while also battling the psychological toll of his situation. 1 day 6 hours ago via donnieyen
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Angelina Jolie To Direct Elephant Poaching Tale ‘Africa’ For Skydance

deadline.com – Angelina Jolie has found her next movie to direct. The actress and now busy helmer has signed on to for Africa, an epic tale for David Ellison's Skydance Productions. Written by Oscar winner Eric Roth, the pic is based on paleo-archaeologist Richard Leakey's late-'80s battle with ivory poachers in Kenya that threatened the existence of the African elephant population and the soul of Africa.

1 day 6 hours ago via jackiechan
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Disney Finds Its Pete For ‘Pete’s Dragon’ Remake (EXCLUSIVE)

variety.com – Oakes Fegley and Oona Laurence are set to star in Disney’s remake of “Pete’s Dragon.” David Lowery is set to direct from a script he wrote with Toby Halbrooks. The story is a reinvention of the 1977 film that revolves around Pete and his best friend Elliot, who happens to be dragon. 1 day 6 hours ago via jetli
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Amber Heard Joins Channing Tatum in ‘Magic Mike’ Sequel (Exclusive)

thewrap.com – Amber Heard has been cast as one of the new leads in “Magic Mike XXL,” TheWrap has learned. Also read: Matthew McConaughey Not Returning for ‘Magic Mike’ Sequel Due to Gus Van Sant Film Channing Tatum returns as the titular stripper, who embarks on a road trip with his stripper friends from the first film, including Alex Pettyfer, Matt Bomer and Joe Manganiello. 1 day 7 hours ago via theothersenhman
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‘London Has Fallen’ Loses Director Fredrik Bond

feedproxy.google.com – Well, that didn’t last long. Just one month after London Has Fallen picked up director Fredrik Bond, it’s gone and lost him. Now the Olympus Has Fallen sequel is scrambling to find a new helmer, with the planned start of shooting just six weeks away. Hit the jump for more on the London Has Fallen Fredrik Bond exit.

1 day 10 hours ago via donnieyen
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Andie MacDowell And Jada Pinkett Smith Join Magic Mike XXL

rss.feedsportal.com – She'll be part of the cast for the stripper sequelJust yesterday, we were disappointed to learn that Matthew McConaughey is not currently part of the cast for stripper sequel Magic Mike XXL. 1 day 14 hours ago via brucelee
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Ang Lee Next Directing ‘Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk’ At TriStar

deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: Ang Lee will next direct an adaptation of Ben Fountain's novel Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk. It is Lee's first film since he won the Best Director Oscar for Life Of Pi, and he's reuniting with Tom Rothman at TriStar. Rothman, who continues to put together filmmaker-centric projects at his Sony-based label, ran Fox and worked closely with Lee on that difficult groundbreaking Oscar winning 3D film that grossed $600 million worldwide. 2 days 34 min ago via jackiechan
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Fox Moves ‘Assassin’s Creed’ Out of 2015; Sets ‘Deadpool’ For Feb. 2016

deadline.com – 20th Century Fox's feature adaptation of videogame Assassin's Creed, originally scheduled for Aug. 7, 2015, has been moved off next year's schedule, but looks to resurface at some point in 2016. The studio also shifted release dates for Fantastic Four and Paper Towns next summer and has officially dated its Marvel X-Men spinoff Deadpool for Feb.

2 days 34 min ago via jetli
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Andie MacDowell Signs Up For Male Stripper Action In Magic Mike XXL

wegotthiscovered.com – Yesterday the web was struck with a blow: Matthew McConaughey would not be back for Magic Mike XXL. His Southern drawl. The baby-oil pecs. Gone. Does this mean the role of Dallas, the entrepreneur-mentor for the crew of money-hungry male strippers is gone? Possibly. Or could it mean the part will simply be rewritten. 2 days 2 hours ago via theothersenhman
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Toby Kebbell Eyes Antagonist Role in Ben-Hur Remake

comingsoon.net – It's been a busy week of casting for MGM and Paramount's upcoming Timur Bekmambetov-directed remake of Ben-Hur. Following word last night of "Boardwalk Empire" star Jack Huston landing the title role, comes word, via Variety, that Dawn of the Planet of the Apes star Toby Kebbell is eyeing the antagonistic role of Messala. 2 days 2 hours ago via theothersenhman
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Liam Neeson Wanted for Mystery Thriller 'Tell No One'

movieweb.com – Just days before Universal Pictures rolls out A Walk Among the Tombstones, the studio is courting star Liam Neeson to star in another adaptation Tell No One.The project, based on the Harlan Coben novel of the same name, has been in development for several years, with Ben Affleck attached to direct back in 2011. 2 days 20 hours ago via jetli
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Kate Mara Offered a Role in Ridley Scott's 'The Martian'

movieweb.com – Emmy-nominated House of Cards star Kate Mara has been offered a role in director Ridley Scott's The Martian.We reported earlier this month that Jessica Chastain and Kristen Wiig are in early talks for the female lead roles in this sci-fi drama, but it isn't known if their deals have closed. 2 days 20 hours ago via theothersenhman
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Zachary Quinto Says Third 'Star Trek' Will Be Shooting Within 6 Months

feedproxy.google.com – Boldly going may begin again by spring 2015........ 2 days 22 hours ago via donnieyen
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Exclusive: Matthew McConaughey Won’t Be Back For ‘Magic Mike XXL,’ Director Says Sequel Will Be “Very Different”

fb.indiewire.com – Let’s get right down to it, while Channing Tatum has said the entire cast would be back, Dallas, aka Matthew McConaughey, won’t return for the “Magic Mike” sequel. We spoke to “Magic Mike XXL” director Greg Jacobsthis week about his new Amazon pilot, “Red Oaks,” and the filmmaker, known for producing many of Steven Soderbergh’s films, including his current series “The Knick,” confirmed to us that McConaughey will not be back. 3 days 1 hour ago via jetli
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