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    Casting Watch - 'Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby': Huppert, Hurt, Davis & Arianda Join Chastain & McAvoy

    “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby," which will be told in two films from "His" and "Hers" perspectives -- those of husband and wife James McAvoy and Jessica Chastain -- has rounded out its casting with Isabelle Huppert, Viola Davis, William Hurt, Nina Arianda, Ciaran Hinds, Bill Hader and Jess Wei...

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    'Wanted 2' Coming with Shocking Twist, Says Director Bekmambetov

    How to write a sequel for a hit film that kills off its best characters? Even though Angelina Jolie said no to bringing her character back to life, Russian filmmaker Timur Bekmambetov has found a way for "Wanted." On the promo circuit for "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter," the director says that the...

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    Timur Bekmambetov Says "Shocking" Sequel To 'Wanted' Will Follow James McAvoy's Wesley Gibson & Features A "Great Twist"

    EXCLUSIVE: While there has been much talk, a sequel to "Wanted" has been moving slowly. While the original writers were hired to pen a sequel last fall, it remained to seen how they would continue from the blood-soaked finale of the first film, a breakneck comic book actioner from director...

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    James McAvoy Replaces Joel Edgerton In Two-Part 'The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby,' Opposite Jessica Chastain

    It was in February we told you that Joel Edgerton and Jessica Chastain would be collaborating outside of their roles in Kathryn Bigelow’s upcoming thriller “Zero Dark Thirty” for the inter-connected double bill of “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby, His” and “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby, Her...

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    James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain in Double Feature: 'The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby'

    James McAvoy is replacing Joel Edgerton (who was attached in February) to star with Jessica Chastain in the double-feature film project, "The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him" and "The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her"...

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    Colin Farrell Leaves Camelot, Won’t Be Starring In David Dobkin’s ‘Arthur & Lancelot’

    If 2011 was the year when big studios wizened up and shelved big expensive tent poles, then 2012 is the year that those same studios are cutting costs to resurrect a handful of the projects including “Wedding Crashers” helmer David Dobkin’s “Arthur & Lancelot.” Whil...

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    Arthur Christmas—movie review

    It’s rare for me to laugh out loud, repeatedly, during a movie these days, but 'Arthur Christmas' gave me that welcome opportunity. It is so ingenious, endearing, and downright funny that it instantly joins the ranks of first-class holiday movies, intended for viewers young and old. I ...

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    Review: 'Arthur Christmas' Is A Visually Dazzling, Emotionally Rich Holiday Treat

    Making a truly classic Christmas movie is a feat that few achieve but many try their hand at. In recent years, studios have cynically tried to graft "edgy" material onto all-audiences Christmas approaches, often times involving Vince Vaughn for reasons that remain obscure, and the results ...

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    James McAvoy Talks 'Arthur Christmas,' Danny Boyle's 'Trance' & His Secret Love for 'Santa Claus: The Movie'

    James McAvoy Talks 'Arthur Christmas,' Danny Boyle's 'Trance' & His Secret Love for 'Santa Claus: The Movie'

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    Emily Watson and Alicia Vikander Added To Joe Wright's 'Anna Karenina;' Saoirse Ronan & Others Out

    As Promised, Keira Knightley, Jude Law & Aaron Johnson To StarWell, Joe Wright and Focus Features have locked down the cast for their lavish adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's classic novel "Anna Karenina," and it seems like a full house of talent – in addition to the already confirmed Keira Knightley, Jud...

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