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Sony Pictures Locks Tom Hanks, Ron Howard For April ‘Inferno’ Start

deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: Sony Pictures and Imagine Entertainment have firmed an April start in Italy on Inferno, the third installment based on the Dan Brown novel series that began with The Da Vinci Code. The studio has closed its deals with Tom Hanks to reprise his role as Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon, and for Ron Howard to direct and Brian Grazer to produce with Howard. 10 hours 17 min ago via jackiechan
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Lake Bell to Direct ‘The Emperor’s Children’ Adaptation

variety.com – Lake Bell has scored her second directing gig following “In a World,” signing on for New York City story “The Emperor’s Children.” Imagine Entertainment’s Brian Grazer and Erica Huggins are producing the adaptation of the Claire Messud novel. Noah Baumbach is writing the script. The novel, published in 2006, centers on a trio of entitled... 10 hours 17 min ago via jackiechan
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New Line Casts Rusty Griswold’s Kids in ‘Vacation’ Reboot (EXCLUSIVE)

variety.com – Skyler Gisondo and Steele Stebbins have been tapped as Rusty Griswold’s sons in the upcoming “Vacation” reboot from New Line starring Ed Helms and Christina Applegate. “Horrible Bosses” scribes John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein are set to make their feature directorial debut from a script they penned. Chris Hemsworth and Charlie Day are also... 12 hours 2 min ago via jackiechan
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Participant Joining DreamWorks on ‘The Light Between Oceans,’ Untitled Steven Spielberg Thriller

thewrap.com – articipant has signed on to partner with Dreamworks Studios on Steven Spielberg‘s upcoming untitled Cold War thriller, and the period drama “The Light Between Oceans,” it was announced on Tuesday. DreamWorks Studios President and COO Jeff Small commented, “We have had a successful and rewarding partnership with Participant on six total films over the past years. 12 hours 32 min ago via jetli
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Voltage Sets John Moore And William Wisher For Pierce Brosnan-Starrer ‘I.T.’

deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: Voltage Films has set John Moore to direct and William Wisher Jr. to rewrite I.T., the thriller that will star November Man's Pierce Brosnan. Brosnan will play a successful publisher whose relationship with a young I.T. consultant sours. He soon finds the former friend is using technology to threaten his family, business, and life. 12 hours 32 min ago via brucelee
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Ellen Burstyn will make directorial debut with ‘Bathing Flo’

insidemovies.ew.com – Eighty-two-year-old actress Ellen Burstyn will direct and star in Bathing Flo. The movie, which has nothing to do with the esteemed spokeswoman. 20 hours 32 min ago via theothersenhman
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Chris Hemsworth and Charlie Day are set to complicate 'Vacation' for Ed Helms

hitfix.com – The newest update of 'Vacation' has had some development starts and stutters, but with the casting of Chris Hemsworth and Charlie Day in key comic roles, it appears the film is finally gearing up for a September start of production. 1 day 12 hours ago via jetli
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Sarah Wayne Callies Joins Nicolas Cage Thriller ‘Pay The Ghost’

deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: After evading zombies for three seasons on AMC's The Walking Dead, Sarah Wayne Callies will hunt a sinister specter with Nicolas Cage in Voltage Pictures' Pay The Ghost. Cage will star as a professor whose young son goes missing during a Halloween parade in New York City. One year later he begins to sense his son's presence and uncovers clues leading to a vicious and vengeful ghost that surfaces each Halloween to abduct children. 1 day 13 hours ago via theothersenhman
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Daryl Hannah Joins James Franco in Gay-Themed Drama ‘Michael’ (Exclusive)

thewrap.com – “Kill Bill” star Daryl Hannah has joined the cast of Justin Kelly's indie drama “Michael,” which stars James Franco as an anti-gay pastor who used to be gay himself, TheWrap has learned. Kelly is directing from a script he co-wrote with Stacey Miller, based on Benoit Denizet-Lewis’ New York Times Magazine article “My Ex-Gay Friend.” 1 day 15 hours ago via jackiechan
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Are They Looking For A Classic Henchmen For The Next James Bond?

bleedingcool.com – What we haven’t had in the James Bond franchise for a while has been the classic henchmen type that helped make the series so famous. There has been no Oddjob or Jaws in a long time. I know I grew up wanting a hat with a bladed brim on it and a set of metal chompers.

1 day 15 hours ago via brucelee
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‘Last Exorcism 2′ Director Boards Sci-Fi Thriller ‘Pivot’

variety.com – Lotus Entertainment has tapped Ed Gass-Donnelly, director of “The Last Exorcism Part II,” to write and direct the sci-fi thriller “Pivot.” The story centers on a scientist inventing a device to pivot between parallel universes to save his wife’s life — but to be with her, he’ll have to kill the parallel version of himself.... 1 day 16 hours ago via jackiechan
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Marc Webb talks Sinister Six plans

feedproxy.google.com – Marc Webb has been discussing plans for the forthcoming Sinister Six movie, with a special section of the Amazing Spider-Man 2 blu-ray dedicated to what we can expect going forward. “Here’s the real story,” says Webb, calling back to the first film’s post-credits scene. “At the end of the first movie, there was some lightning with the man in the shadows … there was an idea that maybe this would be the Electro character, but, again, we shot it and it kind of emerged into some other situation.” “The man in the hat is now, we think of him as The Gentleman who is a benefactor of the Sinister Six. 1 day 17 hours ago via theothersenhman
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The Next 007 Film Is Casting…

aintitcool.com – A memorable foil appears to be in order for the November 2015 release. Read the full article on AICN While SKYFALL shook up the Bondverse in a number of regards, it’s sounding like the next picture in the series will be getting back in touch with at least one time-tested Bondian proclivity. 1 day 18 hours ago via jackiechan
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RUMOR: Jack Huston Said To Be In The Running To Play DOCTOR STRANGE

comicbookmovie.com – According to ThisIsInfamous, Jack Huston (best known for playing everyone's favourite mass murdering war veteran Richard Harrow on HBO's Boardwalk Empire) is being eyed to star as Doctor Strange in Scott Derrickson's adaptation of the Marvel comic series. The site say insiders have indicated to them that Marvel are very close to choosing their man, and Huston is in with a great chance. 1 day 19 hours ago via donnieyen
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Daniel Radcliffe has met with Marvel; was it for Doctor Strange?

joblo.com – In an interview with BBC Radio, Daniel Radcliffe said he recently had a conversation with Marvel, and some think he might be up for a role in one of their upcoming films. Radcliffe revealed the news while talking about dressing up as Spider-Man at this year's San Diego Comic Con.

1 day 22 hours ago via theothersenhman
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