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Patient Zero Casts Natalie Dormer

comingsoon.net – Natalie Dormer, whose credits include "Game of Thrones" and the upcoming The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, has taken a leading role in Screen Gems' upcoming zombie tale, Patient Zero. Stefan Ruzowitzky, the director of the Academy Award winning The Counterfeiters, is directing from a script by Mike Le. 1 week 13 hours ago via donnieyen
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Asa Butterfield Eyed to Star in Tim Burton's ‘Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children’ (Exclusive)

thewrap.com – After starring in three movie adaptations of acclaimed novels, Asa Butterfield is poised for a fourth, as he's being eyed to star in Tim Burton‘s adaptation of Ransom Riggs’ bestselling novel “Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children,” multiple individuals familiar with the project have told TheWrap. While Butterfield has not received an official offer yet, insiders say one is expected to materialize soon, as he's Burton's choice for the coveted role.

1 week 15 hours ago via jackiechan
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'Equalizer' Director Steps Away from 'Narco Sub'

movieweb.com – Earlier this week, I had the chance to speak with The Equalizer director Antoine Fuqua, and towards the end of our chat, the talk naturally drifted towards other projects he's working on. We reported in May that the filmmaker was attached to direct Narco Sub, which the late Tony Scott was once set to direct, that centers on illegal submersible ships used by cartels to smuggle narcotics. 1 week 16 hours ago via jetli
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Sarah Gadon Joins Miramax’s ‘The 9th Life Of Louis Drax’

deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: Canadian actress Sarah Gadon has landed the female lead in The 9th Life Of Louis Drax, the adaptation of Liz Jensen's best selling novel that Alexandre Aja (Horns) is directing for Miramax. The thriller centers on Louis Drax, a young boy who suffers a near-fatal fall on his ninth birthday. 1 week 18 hours ago via jackiechan
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Michael Pena Circles Ridley Scott’s ‘The Martian’ With Matt Damon (EXCLUSIVE)

variety.com – Michael Pena is in early negotiations to join Matt Damon in Fox’s sci-fi action pic “The Martian,” with Ridley Scott directing. Sources say negotiations are in early stages and Pena’s involvement will depend on his busy schedule, but the star is interested in the role. Jessica Chastain is also in talks to join the film.... 1 week 19 hours ago via brucelee
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‘Leftovers’ Actress Ann Dowd Joins Sandra Bullock in ‘Our Brand is Crisis’ (EXCLUSIVE)

variety.com – Ann Dowd has joined the cast of the Warner Bros. political dramedy “Our Brand is Crisis” starring Sandra Bullock. Scoot McNairy and Anthony Mackie are also on board. David Gordon Green is directing with George Clooney and Grant Heslov producing through their Smokehouse Pictures banner, with Bullock exec-producing. The film is based on the 2005... 1 week 20 hours ago via brucelee
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Radar Pictures Gears Up ‘All Quiet on the Western Front’ with Roger Donaldson (EXCLUSIVE)

variety.com – Roger Donaldson (“The November Man”) has come on to direct an adaptation of the iconic World War I novel “All Quiet on the Western Front.” Donaldson will direct from a script by Ian Stokell and Lesley Paterson, who are producing with Radar Pictures’ Ted Field, Mike Weber and Michael Napoliello. 1 week 22 hours ago via theothersenhman
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William Shatner & Roberto Orci Respond To STAR TREK 3 Rumored Cameo

comicbookmovie.com – Last time Leonard Nimoy ("Mission: Impossible") and William Shatner ("The Twilight Zone") appeared together as Spock and Captain Kirk was in 1991'sStar Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. A rumor has surfaced from Devin Faraci of Badass Digest claiming a pivotal role has been written for Shatner and it will involve him sharing the screen with Nimoy once again. 1 week 1 day ago via donnieyen
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Andrew Adamson Attached to Direct Golem Tale 'Breath of Bones' (Exclusive)

feedproxy.google.com – Steve Niles and Matt Santoro wrote the Dark Horse Entertainment Golem tale 1 week 1 day ago via jetli
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Screen Gems Acquires ‘Pride And Prejudice And Zombies'; Pic Adds ‘Game Of Thrones’ Stars

deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: Two major developments on Pride And Prejudice And Zombies, the Burr Steers film that mixes the mannered, brain-challenging prose of Jane Austen with brain-eating corpses from hell. Screen Gems has closed a deal for U.S. distribution rights, and Game Of Thrones' Charles Dance and Lena Headey have joined the cast. 1 week 1 day ago via jackiechan
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Aaron Paul Joins ‘The 9th Life Of Louis Drax’

deadline.com – Breaking Bad Emmy-winner Aaron Paul has joined the cast of Miramax's supernatural thriller The 9th Life Of Louis Drax, directed by Horns' Alexandre Aja. He'll play Peter, Louis Drax's father, who becomes the target of a criminal investigation when his young son is injured in an accident. Back in August, Miramax set Fifty Shades Of Grey's Jamie Dornan to star as Dr. 1 week 1 day ago via donnieyen
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‘Divergent’s Neil Burger To Helm Spy Thriller ‘All The Old Knives’

deadline.com – XCLUSIVE: Neil Burger is attached to direct All The Old Knives, the spy thriller adaptation of Olen Steinhauer's upcoming novel that Chockstone Pictures partners Steve Schwartz and Paula Mae Schwartz and Nick Wechsler optioned in April. The author wrote the script. Burger is coming off the hits Divergent and Limitless.

1 week 1 day ago via theothersenhman
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Elisabeth Moss Joins Cast Of ‘Truth’, Pic Based On Rathergate Scandal

deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: Elisabeth Moss is set to join Robert Redford and Cate Blanchett in Truth, the film about the scandal that erupted after Dan Rather reported on 60 Minutes II that George W. Bush had gotten preferential treatment that put him in the Texas Air National Guard to avoid the Vietnam War draft. 1 week 1 day ago via donnieyen
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Rumor: Quentin Tarantino Eyes Viggo Mortensen for ‘Hateful Eight’

screenrant.com – Quentin Tarantino is due to begin shooting his next project, titled Hateful Eight, in January 2015; that means he will be finalizing the cast for the film over the next few months. Samuel L. Jackson and Kurt Russell are expected to reprise their roles from the Hateful Eight live-script reading earlier this year – “The Bounty Hunter” and “The Hangman,” respectively. 1 week 1 day ago via donnieyen
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'Hobbit' Actor to Play Kirk Douglas in Bryan Cranston's 'Trumbo' (Exclusive)

feedproxy.google.com – Dean O’Gorman, who plays the dwarf Fili in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit adaptations, will portray the iconic actor in the Dalton Trumbo biopic starring Bryan Cranston. 1 week 2 days ago via brucelee
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