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    Casting: Tom Hiddleston Sought For 'Ben-Hur' Remake, Michael C. Hall Joins Kubrick Miniseries & More

    MGM and Paramount are remaking the classic "Ben-Hur," with Timur Bekmambetov directing. Because they can. And because, well, why not, they're seeking out Tom Hiddleston for the title role.

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    Paramount Sets 'Transformers 5,' 'GI Joe 3,' 'Hansel And Gretel 2' And 'Star Trek 3' For 2016

    "Well, they’ve talked about doing more," Mark Wahlberg told HitFix about possible future "Transformers" films. "When you make a deal on a movie like this, they’re definitely going to want to negotiate those things in advance." And while he's being cagey, he's also correct that these days, studios wa...

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    Tim Burton's 'Big Eyes' Set For Xmas Day; 'Eleanor Rigby' & 'Imitation Game' Land Fall Release Dates

    We're nearing the halfway mark of the year, but as per usual, Hollywood tends to stuff the quality material to the back end of the calendar, and today there are some release date changes you should definitely be marking down.

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    Bill Condon Rewriting Hugh Jackman's P.T. Barnum Musical, '12 Years' Writer John Ridley Takes 'Ben-Hur'

    As the old song goes, it's nice work if you can get it, and Bill Condon must be glad his phone was ringing at all. With "The Fifth Estate" getting middling reviews, and serving as one of the worst wide release openings of the year, the writer/director has licked his wounds and already landed a new g...

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    Timur Bekmabetov Circling 'Ben-Hur' Remake, Also Producing A Movie About Killer Squirrels

    Yes, "Ben-Hur" is getting a remake because Hollywood can't leave well enough alone, and all we know about this new project thus far is that it will center on the "formative years" of Judah Ben-Hur and Messala, leading up to the moment in which the latter betrays the former, selling him into slavery ...

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    Happy 50th Birthday, 'Cleopatra': 5 Famously Expensive Movies

    This very day, (counting from the original U.S. release date) Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s infamous “Cleopatra” turns 50, thereby outliving by over a decade the last pharaoh of Ancient Egypt herself. As a film, “Cleopatra” has many claims to fame -- the first teaming of subsequent real-life spitfire coupl...

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    'Ben-Hur' Getting A Reboot, Will Feature More Jesus Christ

    New year, same old Hollywood. We're officially two weeks into 2013, and the first stomach churning reboot news has surfaced. William Wyler's 11 Oscar winning "Ben-Hur" (tied with "Titanic" and "The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King" as the only film to a...

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