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    'Hunger Games' Director Gary Ross to Pen Jennifer Lawrence 'East of Eden' Adaptation UPDATED

    UPDATE: Director Gary Ross ("The Hunger Games") is now signed on to pen the adaptation of John Steinbeck's "East of Eden," with Jennifer Lawrence attached to star. Ross will also direct, an announcement that, along with Lawrence's involvement, was made last September.

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    Tina Fey to Star as Middle East Reporter Kim Barker In 'The Taliban Shuffle'

    Tina Fey is set to star in and produce "The Taliban Shuffle," the big-screen adaptation of Kim Barker's memoir of the same title, which recounts her work as a journalist in Afghanistan and Pakistan since 2002.

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    Meryl Streep Joins Carey Mulligan for 'Suffragette,' Written by Abi Morgan

    Meryl Streep is set to play Brit political activist Emmilene Pankhurst in "Suffragette," alongside Carey Mulligan. The period drama will be helmed by Sarah Gavron ("Brick Lane"), and is written by "Iron Lady" scribe Abi Morgan.

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    'Fantastic Four' Has a Cast: Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara, Miles Teller and Jamie Bell

    Fox's 2015 reboot of "The Fantastic Four" has found its four leads. Per Deadline, none of this is absolutely set in stone, but it's looking likely that: Michael B. Jordan ("Fruitvale Station") is Johnny Storm the Human Torch; Kate Mara ("House of Cards") is Sue Storm the Invisible Woman; Miles Telle...

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    WATCH: Things Are Heating Up in 'Pompeii' Trailer (Sword and Sandal UPDATE)

    A full trailer has arrived for "Pompeii" (February 21) one of the many Sword and Sandal items coming to theaters this year. The film stars "Game of Thrones" hunk Kit Harington, Emily Browning and Keifer Sutherland as the film's resident baddie (no, he's not playing Mount Vesuvius). Watch below.

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    Melissa Leo Joins James Franco in Ian Olds' Wartime Drama 'The Fixer'

    Melissa Leo has hopped aboard the cast of "The Fixer," from writer/director Ian Olds. Co-written by Paul Felten, the film centers on Gloria (Leo), the erstwhile hippie sheriff of a small Northern California town opposite Lindsay (James Franco), a volatile hot tub craftsman. The part of Gloria was wr...

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    Tom Hiddleston Set to Star in 'Kill List' Director Ben Wheatley's JG Ballard Adaptation

    Svelte stud Tom Hiddleston has been cast in the leading role in Ben Wheatley's upcoming "High-Rise," an adaptation of the 1975 JG Ballard novel from a script by Amy Jump.

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    Yuck: Belgian Professors Find Library Copy of 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Tests Positive for Traces of Herpes, Cocaine UPDATED

    UPDATE: Two Belgian academics recently decided to do toxicology tests on the 10 most borrowed books from the local Antwerp library. Turns out, all 10 books tested positive for traces of cocaine; plus, E.L. James' "Fifty Shades of Grey" tested positive for the herpes virus. Yuck.

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    In the Works: Harry Hamlin and Irina Bjorklund Set to Star in 'Erotic Fire of the Unattainable'

    Amy Hobby and Anne Hubbell’s female-centric banner Tangerine Entertainment works hard to put women’s pictures front and center. They’re currently exec producing “The Erotic Fire of the Unattainable,” with Harry Hamlin (“Mad Men”) and Finnish superstar Irina Bjorklund (“The American”) set to star, an...

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    Casting Watch: Emile Hirsch to Play John Belushi in Upcoming Biopic

    Emile Hirsch has landed the role of John Belushi in an untitled biopic, to be directed by Steve Conrad (screenwriter of "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty"). Conrad is helming from his own script, based on the 2005 biography of Belushi by Judy Belushi Pisano and Tanner Colby.

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