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    Casting Watch: Heist Comedy 'Black Marks' Has Russell, Dillon, Baruchel, Stamp & More

    Jonathan Sobol's "The Black Marks" has filled out its cast. Joining Kurt Russell, Matt Dillon and Jay Baruchel are Terence Stamp, Chris Diamantopoulos, Kathryn Winnick and Kenneth Welsh. The Toronto-based production, which starts shooting next month, is being produced by Darius Films&#...

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    Coens' 'Inside Llewyn Davis' Gets Hedlund; Watch Him Sing

    Garrett Hedlund ("TRON: Legacy") has joined the Coen brothers' "Inside Llewyn Davis," adding to an already stellar cast of Carey Mulligan, Oscar Isaac, John Goodman and Justin Timberlake. Like Mulligan and Timberlake, Hedlund can sing (he was probably the best part of "C...

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    CASTING WATCH: Watch Out Bin Laden: Bigelow's Got Edgerton, Chastain, Strong & Ramirez

    Kathryn Bigelow's untitled Bin Laden project has landed a mighty fine cast: Joel Edgerton is now confirmed, along with Jessica Chastain, Edgar Ramirez and Mark Strong.

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    CASTING WATCH: Brit Go-To-Guy Benedict Cumberbatch Rides into Star Trek

    Benedict Cumberbatch can ride that "War Horse" all the way into production on J. J. Abrams' "Star Trek" sequel. The actor ("Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy," "Atonement," voices in the upcoming "The Hobbit") has boarded the Paramount franchise, and rumor has it it's to play to play the villain...

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    CASTING WATCH: Hooper's 'Les Miserables' May Add Seyfried & Swift; Trending Mainstream?

    While we have high hopes for Tom Hooper's "Les Miserables," we've also noted our concern. Earlier, we noted that the films eclectic mix of talent could be volatile. Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anna Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Sacha Baron Cohen and Eddie Redmayne may now be joined by Amanda Seyf...

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    CASTING WATCH: Ramirez for Star Trek, Hopkins & Mirren for Making of Psycho, Lovelace Goes Blonder

    J.J. Abrams is eyeing Edgar Ramirez to play the villain in the upcoming "Star Trek" sequel. Benicio del Toro was attached, but that's fallen through. The "Carlos" star now has a chance to make a grand franchise entrance into the mainstream.

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    CASTING WATCH: Game of Thrones' Harington and The Killing's Kinnaman Are Arthur & Lancelot

    Thanks to Steven Soderbergh, who pitched Brit Kit Harington (Jon Snow in "Game of Thrones") and Swede Joel Kinnaman (AMC's "The Killing," "The Darkest Hour," "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo") for his soon-to-be-aborted "The Man from U.N.C.L.E.")...

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