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    Relativity Starts Shooting Scott Cooper's 'Out Of The Furnace' with Bale, Affleck, Saldana & Shepard

    Principal photography is starting on "Crazy Heart" writer-director Scott Cooper's currently titled thriller "Out of the Furnace." Christian Bale and Casey Affleck play two brothers living in the economically depressed Rust Belt who find themselves lured into a violent crime ring.

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    IN THE WORKS: Fukunaga, McConaughey & Harrelson Go TV with 'True Detective' plus Wahlberg's 'Partner' and Camargo's 'Seagull'

    Now this is an exciting pairing: Cary Fukunaga ("Jane Eyre") will direct Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson in an eight-part TV series written by Nic Pizzolatto, "True Detective." McConaughey and Harrelson will play two cops, Rust Cohle and Martin Hart, respectively, whose l...

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    Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs: We Can Do Better (Poll)

    Less than six months since Steve Job's passing, much was made over the weekend of news that Joshua Michael Stern ("Swing Vote") has attached movie star wannabe Ashton Kutcher to an indie Steve Jobs biopic with a script by Matt Whiteley.

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    Casting Watch: Mia Wasikowska Set to Play 'Madame Bovary,' Paul Giamatti In Talks to Co-Star

    Mia Wasikowska is officially attached to star in Occupant Entertainment's adaptation of ''Madame Bovary" as Emma Bovary, Gustave Flaubert's ever-hopeful passion-seeker perpetually bound to the banalities of domestic life. Paul Giamatti is circling a key role, with Sophie Barthes ("Cold Souls," which...

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    'True Story' to Star Hill & Franco; Plan B Gets New Regency to Finance

    New Regency will finance Plan B's production of "True Story," which will star overexposed James Franco and Brad Pitt co-star Jonah Hill. His role in Plan B's "Moneyball" launched him into the big leagues, along with current hit "21 Jump Street." Rupert Goold wil...

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    Casting Watch: Kirsten Dunst Visits Set of Sofia Coppola's "The Bling Ring"

    Perennial Sofia Coppola muse Kirsten Dunst and rocker Gavin Rossdale have been spotted on the L.A. set of the writer-director's currently filming "The Bling Ring." That doesn't mean that the star of "Virgin Suicides" and "Marie Antoinette" or the rhythm guitarist are necessarily in the movie, althou...

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    Casting Watch: Stanley Tucci to Join Emma Watson in David Yates' 'Your Voice in My Head'

    Stanley Tucci is currently in talks to star alongside "Harry Potter" star Emma Watson in the psychological drama, "Your Voice in My Head." At the moment, an almost unrecognizable Tucci can be seen in "The Hunger Games" as the flamboyant master of ceremonies.

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    Casting Watch: Rockwell, Macy & Wright for 'Single Shot'; Fonda as Reagan; Lange in for 'Therese Raquin'

    "A Single Shot" (not to be confused with Christopher McQuarrie's "One Shot") has had many actors come and go, but has finally kicked off production in Vancouver with Sam Rockwell, William H. Macy, Jeffrey Wright and Jason Isaacs joining director David M. Rosenthal...

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    Rebooting Stephen King's 'Carrie': Kimberly Peirce Offers Chloƫ Moretz Title Role

    Kimberly Peirce ("Boys Don't Cry") is adapting Stephen King's "Carrie," the book that inspired the 1976 Brian DePalma classic that broke out Sissy Spacek. UPDATE: MGM and director Kimberly Peirce have reportedly offered the role to Chloƫ Moretz.

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    Melissa Leo Heads Into 'Oblivion' with Cruise, Freeman, Riseborough, Kurylenko

    Melissa Leo is joining Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Andrea Riseboroigh and Olga Kurylenko in Joseph Kosinski's "Oblivion." The "TRON: Legacy" director wrote the comic book upon which the film is based with Arvid Nelson, while William Monahan ("The Departed") wrote the screenplay with him...

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