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Jackie Earle Haley To Helm ‘Criminal Activities’

deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: Jackie Earle Haley, who has made the most of a second career wind since his Oscar-nominated turn in Little Children, has made it to the directing chair. He’ll make his feature debut on Criminal Activities, an indie crime drama that stars John Travolta, Michael Pitt, Dan Stevens and Rebecca Da Costa. 1 day 13 hours ago via donnieyen
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‘Super 8′ Actor Joins Sony’s ‘Goosebumps’

variety.com – “Super 8″ actor Ryan Lee has joined the cast of Sony’s “Goosebumps” starring Jack Black. Dylan Minnette and Odeya Rush also star with Rob Letterman directing. Story is loosely based on R.L. Stine’s book series and follows Minnette’s character, who moves from New York City to the small town of Greendale, Maryland, where his secretive... 1 day 14 hours ago via donnieyen
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Paramount Joins MGM On ‘Ben-Hur’ Remake (EXCLUSIVE)

variety.com – Having already worked together on the forthcoming “Hercules,” Paramount and MGM look ready to join forces on another famous character. Sources tell Variety Paramount will co-produce and distribute MGM’s upcoming remake of “Ben-Hur.” Timur Bekmambetov (“Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter”) is directing the project from a script by Oscar-winning “12 Years a Slave” scribe John Ridley. 1 day 16 hours ago via donnieyen
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Disney Planning Movie Based on ‘It’s a Small World’

variety.com – Disney is ramping up a movie version of its venerable “It’s a Small World” theme park ride with Jon Turteltaub directing. Jared Stern is writing the script and will produce with Turteltaub and “The Lego Movie” producer Dan Lin. The ride was created by WED Enterprises and debuted at the New York World’s Fair in... 2 days 8 hours ago via jetli
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Disney Taps Jon Turteltaub To Direct ‘It’s A Small World’ Feature Film

deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: Appropriate considering today is the 50th anniversary of the creation of the It’s A Small World attraction that has been such a staple of the Disney theme parks, the movie studio has hired Jon Turteltaub to direct a feature based on the venerable family film ride with the catchy tune. 2 days 8 hours ago via donnieyen
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Millennium Sets Andy Fickman For ‘My Owner’s Wedding’

deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: Andy Fickman has been set by Millennium Films to direct My Owner’s Wedding, a romantic comedy about two eligible young women, the guy they both want, and his dog. The latter will go to any length to make sure his owner winds up with the right girl. Fickman is coming off Parental Guidance and helmed the hits Race to Witch Mountain and The Game Plan. 2 days 9 hours ago via theothersenhman
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'Walking Dead' Actor Steven Yeun, Felicia Day Voicing Comic Adaptation 'Chew' (Exclusive)

feedproxy.google.com – Jeff Krelitz is directing the animated feature about a "cibopath" detective who gets psychic impressions from whatever he eats. 2 days 9 hours ago via jetli
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Jessica Chastain Replaces Naomi Watts as Marilyn Monroe in 'Blonde'

feedproxy.google.com – Nearly four years ago, Naomi Watts was tapped to play Marilyn Monroe in Blonde, an adaptation of the book of the same name by Joyce Carol Oates that will be directed by Andrew Dominik (The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford). However, the actress seems to have fallen away from the project with The Wrap reporting that Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty, The Help) is now getting close to a deal to play the iconic actress. 2 days 10 hours ago via brucelee
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Jessica Chastain to Play Marilyn Monroe in Andrew Dominik's ‘Blonde’ (Exclusive)

thewrap.com – Two-time Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain is nearing a deal to play Marilyn Monroe in Andrew Dominik's passion project “Blonde,” multiple individuals familiar with the project have told TheWrap. 2 days 11 hours ago via jackiechan
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Len Wiseman to direct supernatural military thriller Black Chapter

joblo.com – Len Wiseman may have gained some notoriety for directing LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD and TOTAL RECALL, but he continues to land plum projects in Hollywood. Visually, he is very talented but his scripts often leave something to be desired. His next project looks to be the paranormal action thriller BLACK CHAPTER which will team him with a screenwriter of some merit.

2 days 12 hours ago via jackiechan
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Principal Photography For Edgar Wright's ANT-MAN Delayed?!

comicbookmovie.com – According to one of The Daily SuperHero's production sources, Ant-Man's start date for has been pushed back from late May to mid-to-late July. No details were provided besides the slight delay of filming. This information is coming from the same production source who accurately told me that Batman vs. Superman would not start filming in February—as many sites reported and claimed it would start, even after its release date delay—and it would begin in April, which is accurate since they are ready to start any day now. 2 days 13 hours ago via brucelee
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Sorkin: ‘Steve Jobs’ Is NOT A Biopic

latino-review.com – Academy and Emmy Award-winning writer Aaron Sorkin is out talking about his script for Sony’s hotly anticipated Steve Jobs biopic, tentatively being called Steve Jobs. What Sorkin had to say at the TriBeCa film festival is interesting, because it sheds some light on what could be a very interesting narrative structure for the film.

2 days 16 hours ago via jetli
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Cannes: 'Blue is the Warmest Color' Star Adele Exarchopoulos Set To Return To Croisette

feedproxy.google.com – The actress stars alongside Reda Kateb in "Que Vive" directed by Marianne Tardideu which will unspool in L'Acid, a sidebar of mostly French indie titles which runs in parallel during the Cannes Film Festival. 2 days 17 hours ago via theothersenhman
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Bill Paxton Waiting By His “Batphone” For ‘Avatar’ Sequel Call

feedproxy.google.com – Bill Paxton and James Cameron are more than just co-workers. Besides the fact they’ve worked together on The Terminator, Aliens, True Lies, Titanic and Ghosts of the Abyss, they’re actually real life friends too. Could we see Bill Paxton in Avatar sequels? So at this year’s Warner Bros. WonderCon panel, which Paxton was attending to promote Edge of Tomorrow, a valid question was asked about Cameron’s upcoming films. 3 days 9 hours ago via donnieyen
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'Fantastic Four' reboot tone aiming for somewhere between Sam Raimi's 'Spider-Man' and 'Chronicle'

hitfix.com – Writer Simon Kinberg expects the film's tone of the Fox reboot to fall "somewhere on the spectrum between 'Spider-Man' and 'Chronicle'. 3 days 9 hours ago via theothersenhman
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