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Jordi Molla Joins Ryan Reynolds, Gary Oldman in ‘Criminal’ (Exclusive)

thewrap.com – Ariel Vromen's CIA thriller “Criminal” has added Jordi Molla in a co-leading role, an individual with knowledge of the project tells TheWrap. Kevin Costner, Ryan Reynolds, Tommy Lee Jones, Alice Eve and Gary Oldman star in the thriller, which is about a dangerous and unpredictable criminal who finds himself in unfamiliar territory when a dead CIA operative's skills, secrets and memories are implanted into his brain, with the government agency hoping he will finish the mission for them. 1 week 2 days ago via jetli
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Report: Bond 24 Big Script Overhaul

ign.com – Veteran 007 writers Neal Purvis and Robert Wade reportedly did more than simple script touch-ups for James Bond 24. In fact, the new screenplay for the Daniel Craig-starring vehicle is supposedly pretty different from the original penned by John Logan. According to The Daily Mail, Purvis and Wade have delivered their script for James Bond 24, and the duo (with credits on The World Is Not Enough, Die Another Day, Casino Royale, and Skyfall) did more than just adding some jokes here and there. 1 week 2 days ago via brucelee
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"Assassin's Creed" Film Setting Revealed?

darkhorizons.com – The premise of the video game series "Assassin's Creed" is one in which any famous historical setting can be adopted by a particular entry. This makes it ideal for a film adaptation as the story can incorporate any number of settings that won't just be a re-tread of an already existing game. 1 week 2 days ago via theothersenhman
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Simon Pegg: Roberto Orci Is 'Part of the Star Trek Family'

feedproxy.google.com – The Brit who plays Scotty says J.J. Abrams' expected replacement as director of the franchise reboot has the Trekkie cred to take on the third installment 1 week 2 days ago via brucelee
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Naomie Harris Joins Jake Gyllenhaal In ‘Southpaw’

deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: The Antoine Fuqua-directed drama penned by Sons of Anarchy‘s Kurt Sutter has added Naomie Harris to its cast. The British Skyfall actress last year earned kudos for playing Winnie Mandela in Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom for The Weinstein Co., which is also producing boxing drama Southpaw. Story tracks a welterweight champ (Jake Gyllenhaal) whose career soars as his personal life falls apart. 1 week 5 days ago via jetli
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Rumor: Lea Seydoux Sought For 'Bond 24'; Script Gets Overhaul To Add More "Thrills"

fb.indiewire.com – "I am just hammering it [the script] out now. It’s gruelling but it’s fun,” director Sam Mendes said last month at a Films Without Borders event at Windsor Castle about the "Skyfall" followup (via Screen Daily). But it turns out the process of getting that screenplay was more arduous than expected. 1 week 5 days ago via donnieyen
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’22 Jump Street’s Jillian Bell Joins Sony Christmas Comedy

deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: Comedic standout Jillian Bell went toe to toe with Jonah Hill as a caustic co-ed in this summer’s 22 Jump Street. Now Sony’s bringing her into their untitled Christmas Eve Comedy project opposite Seth Rogen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Anthony Mackie. Rogen and Gordon-Levitt reunite with their 50/50 helmer Jonathan Levine in the Sony, Good Universe, and Point Grey Pictures film, which Levine scripted and is directing. 1 week 6 days ago via donnieyen
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Terry Gilliam Says Don Quixote Will Now Shoot After Christmas

rss.feedsportal.com – And it's evolved again...It’s been a long, frustrating ride for Terry Gilliam and his efforts to make a film inspired by Miguel De Cervantes' 17th Century Spanish classic Don Quixote. The one time he actually managed to get it on its feet, The Man Who Killed Don Quixote stumbled quickly thanks to a quagmire of issues. 1 week 6 days ago via donnieyen
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Simon Pegg Confirms Bob Orci Will Direct Star Trek 3, Hopes The Movie Will Be Out In 2016

cinemablend.com – Coming off of Star Trek Into Darkness, a big hit around the globe, Star Trek 3 is coming along slowly but surely - with an emphasis on slowly. It was all the way back in December that screenwriters J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay were hired to pen the screenplay, and despite the fact that Bob Orci has spent months as the been the frontrunner for the director's chair, a report from in mid-July said that a deal still wasn't worked out. 2 weeks 7 hours ago via jackiechan
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Theo James, Eric Bana and Jack Reynor Join Rooney Mara in ‘Secret Scripture’ (EXCLUSIVE)

variety.com – Eric Bana, Theo James and Jack Reynor are in talks to co-star with Rooney Mara in Jim Sheridan’s adaptation of Sebastian Barry’s “The Secret Scripture.” Pic also stars Vanessa Redgrave and Jeremy Irons and revolves around a woman’s extended stay at a mental hospital. Bana will play a rebellious doctor who is responsible for reviewing... 2 weeks 11 hours ago via donnieyen
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Liev Schreiber in Negotiations to Play Villain in Chloe Moretz's ‘The 5th Wave’ (Exclusive)

thewrap.com – Ray Donovan” star Liev Schreiber is in final negotiations to play the villain opposite Chloe Moretz in Sony's sci-fi movie “The 5th Wave,” multiple individuals familiar with the project have told TheWrap. J Blakeson (“The Disappearance of Alice Creed”) is directing from a script by Susannah Grant (“Erin Brockovich”), who adapted Rick Yancey's bestselling novel.

2 weeks 12 hours ago via brucelee
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Casey Affleck In ‘Finest Hours’ Talks

deadline.com – Casey Affleck is in talks to join Chris Pine in The Finest Hours at Disney. Robert Schwentke is directing. Jim Whitaker and Dorothy Aufiero are producing. Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson adapted the novel written by Casey Sherman and Michael J Tougias. Affleck and Pine will star in a drama that takes place in 1952, when the Coast Guard attempts a dramatic rescue after two oil tankers collide off the coast of Cape Cod. 2 weeks 13 hours ago via theothersenhman
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Samuel L. Jackson Is ‘The Black Phantom’

deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: Samuel L. Jackson is in talks to play the title role in the Screen Gems action comedy The Black Phantom, alongside Kevin Hart. Tim Story is directing the script by Dave Lease & Megan Hinds, and Will Packer and Will Gluck will produce. Jackson replaces Jamie Foxx, who was going to play the role but exited over scheduling conflicts. 2 weeks 13 hours ago via jetli
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‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’s Jamie Dornan To Don Uniform For ‘The Siege Of Jadotville’

deadline.com – Mr Grey will see the world around Valentine’s Day 2015, but in the meantime, his alter-ego Jamie Dornan is busy booking roles. He’s got a supporting part in The Weinstein Co’s Untitled John Wells project (aka Adam Jones), and now he’s set as the lead in Parallel Films’ The Siege Of Jadotville. 2 weeks 20 hours ago via donnieyen
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‘Scary Movie's’ Jon Abrahams Joins Zac Efron in EDM Movie ‘We Are Your Friends’ (Exclusive)

thewrap.com – Jon Abrahams, who co-starred in “Scary Movie” and “Meet the Parents,” will join Zac Efron and Emily Ratajkowski in Working Title's EDM-fueled coming-of-age drama “We Are Your Friends,” TheWrap has learned. “Catfish” co-host Max Joseph is directing from a script he co-wrote with Meaghan Oppenheimer, based on a story by Richard Silverman.

2 weeks 1 day ago via theothersenhman
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