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Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Jack Reynor Join ‘Jungle Book: Origins’ for Warner Bros.

variety.com – Christian Bale will voice Bagheera, Cate Blanchett will voice Kaa and “Transformers: Age of Extinction” star Jack Reynor will voice Brother Wolf in the Andy Serkis-helmed “Jungle Book: Origins” from Warner Bros. Benedict Cumberbatch is already set to voice Shere Khan in the adaptation of the Rudyard Kipling classic. Serkis will lend his pipes to... 1 week 6 days ago via jackiechan
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Toby Kebbell might join Liam Neeson and Sigourney Weaver in A Monster Calls

joblo.com – Earlier this week we learned Sigourney Weaver has been cast in J.A. Bayona's A MONSTER CALLS, and THR is reporting DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES' Toby Kebbell is in talks to join the project as well. Based on Patrick Ness' children's fantasy novel, A MONSTER CALLS is about 1 week 6 days ago via theothersenhman
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Sigourney Weaver Passes On The Female Expendables Spin-Off

cinemablend.com – We've been hearing rumors of an all-female version of The Expendables - nicknamed The Expendabelles - going back to 2012, and while names like Linda Hamilton, Milla Jovovich, and more have come up in wishlists and conversations, there is one actress in particular whom many would call the queen of female action stars. 1 week 6 days ago via brucelee
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Tatum O'Neal Joins C. Thomas Howell, Judge Reinhold in 2 Indie Movies (Exclusive)

thewrap.com – Oscar winner Tatum O'Neal has been cast in two indies. She'll star opposite Judge Reinhold in the basketball movie “My Many Sons” before sharing the screen with C. Thomas Howell in “Blue Weekend,” TheWrap has learned. Ralph E. Portillo is directing “My Many Sons” from a script by Carol Miller.

2 weeks 2 hours ago via brucelee
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Kevin Smith and Johnny Depp Team for Action-Adventure 'Yoga Hosers' (Exclusive)

feedproxy.google.com – The duo's daughters, Lily-Rose Depp and Harley Quinn Smith, are starring. 2 weeks 2 hours ago via jackiechan
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Billy Crudup, Ezra Miller, Michael Angarano to Star in ‘Stanford Prison Experiment’ (Exclusive)

thewrap.com – fter more than a decade in development, a movie about the infamous “Stanford Prison Experiment” is finally moving forward with Billy Crudup, Ezra Miller and Michael Angarano set to star and “C.O.G.” filmmaker Kyle Patrick Alvarez (“C.O.G.”) directing, TheWrap has learned. Sandbar Pictures and Abandon Features are financing the indie project, which Brent Emery and Lizzie Friedman are producing with Greg Little, Lauren Bratman and “The Hurt Locker” star Brian Geraghty. 2 weeks 5 hours ago via brucelee
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Mark Wahlberg In Talks To Star In ‘Deepwater Horizon’

deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: Mark Wahlberg is in talks to star in the J.C. Handler-directed Deepwater Horizon for Lionsgate's Summit Entertainment and Participant Media. The project, based on the true-life story of the 2010 BP oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico which caused the worst oil spill since the Exxon Valdez, is being produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian. 2 weeks 5 hours ago via theothersenhman
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Warner Bros.’ Jungle Book: Origins Gains Benedict Cumberbatch As Shere Khan

wegotthiscovered.com – Though Disney clearly has the lead in the race to adapt Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book into a big-budget blockbuster, Warner Bros. is quietly moving along with its own take, now officially titled Jungle Book: Origins. Andy Serkis is making his directorial debut on the pic, after having served as Peter Jackson’s second unit director on the Hobbit trilogy. 2 weeks 6 hours ago via theothersenhman
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The Raid Remake Is “In The Vein Of Black Hawk Down And Zero Dark Thirty”

wegotthiscovered.com – Though The Expendables 3 shot blanks at the box office last weekend, only mustering a weak $16.2 million, that threequel’s director Patrick Hughes is already moving onto hopefully bigger and better things by heading up Screen Gems’ remake of The Raid. It seems a little strange that an American remake would be thought necessary for a three-year-old Indonesian martial arts actioner that has already been widely embraced across the world, but here we are. 2 weeks 6 hours ago via brucelee
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Bradley Cooper To Play Mack Bolan

darkhorizons.com – It was revealed last week that "Avatar 4" screenwriter Shane Salerno had picked up the film rights to Don Pendleton's prolific book series about elite anti-terrorist operative Mack Bolan. Now, he's made a deal with Warner Bros. Pictures which will see the project be developed as a starring vehicle for Bradley Cooper to play Bolan and Cooper's "The Hangover" series director Todd Phillips to helm.

2 weeks 18 hours ago via theothersenhman
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'Olympus Has Fallen' Sequel Has a Director (Exclusive)

feedproxy.google.com – Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart and Morgan Freeman are reprising their roles 2 weeks 22 hours ago via jackiechan
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Lesley Ann Warren Joins James Franco, Zachary Quinto in Gay Drama ‘Michael’ (Exclusive)

thewrap.com – After playing Ashton Kutcher‘s mother in “Jobs,” Lesley Ann Warren has been cast as Zachary Quinto's mother in “Michael,” the indie drama that stars James Franco as an anti-gay pastor who used to be gay himself, TheWrap has learned. 2 weeks 1 day ago via brucelee
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Wes Bentley Joins Zac Efron In ‘We Are Your Friends’

deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: Wes Bentley is joining Zac Efron in drama We Are Your Friends, the story of a troubled aspiring DJ named Cole who finds his place in the world of electronic dance music. Bentley, who's been racking up credits since appearing in Summit's hit The Hunger Games, will play James, a wealthy, binge-drinking DJ who takes Cole under his wing and mentors him to success in the world of EDM. 2 weeks 1 day ago via brucelee
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Sigourney Weaver Joins High-Profile 'A Monster Calls' (Exclusive)

feedproxy.google.com – Felicity Jones and Liam Neeson are already on board 2 weeks 1 day ago via jackiechan
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Rian Johnson Says Next 'Star Wars' Will Have Less CGI, More Practical Effects

feedproxy.google.com – The virtual sets of the prequel trilogy are a thing of the past. 2 weeks 1 day ago via theothersenhman
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