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    IN THE WORKS: Damon & Affleck Together Again for Bulger; Bana as Elvis; Akira Casting

    It's about time. Ben Affleck and Matt Damon will work together again along with Casey Affleck to bring life to the story of Whitey Bulger at Warner Bros. Bulger was a New England mob boss and subsequent 16-year fugitive before being caught in Santa Monica, CA, last June. Affleck will direct as well ...

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    Gordon-Levitt Talks To Tarantino About Django Unchained; Premium Rush Moves to August 2012

    Joseph Gordon-Levitt is in talks to join Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained (check out the already awesome cast). His schedule is tight but having Premium Rush moved from a January to August 2012 release should help, as Tarantino intends to start shooting Django in New Orleans in January, when Gor...

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    Inspired Casting: Werner Herzog will Play Villain Across Tom Cruise in McQuarrie's One Shot

    German auteur director Werner Herzog (Into the Abyss, Cave of Forgotten Dreams, Grizzly Man) has been cast as the villain in Christopher McQuarries's One Shot (which he adapted from Lee Child's book series), starring Tom Cruise, Rosamund Pike, Richard Jenkins and Robert Duvall. Here are more details...

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    Moneyball, Warrior Directors Parlay Heat Into New Projects

    Well, Moneyball director Bennett Miller is riding his current heat to attach Steve Carell to star in his long in-the-works Foxcatcher, which returns Carell to a serious dramatic role. And after grabbing raves for wrestling pic Warrior, Gavin O'Connor has sold his speculative script with co-writer Mi...

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    007 Watch: James Bond Might Land French Bond Girl; Idris Elba Wants a Chance At Playing 007

    French ingenue Bérénice Marlohe is the latest rumored Bond Girl for Sam Mendes' Bond 23 (photo below). Also rumored to be in the hunt for the coveted role are Freida Pinto and Olivia Wilde. Marlohe would join Daniel Craig, Judi Dench as "M," and Naomi Harris as Miss Moneypenny; Javier Bardem and Ra...

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    Rosamund Pike Cast in Star-Making Role in One Shot, Opposite Tom Cruise

    Chris McQuarrie has picked the actress to star opposite Tom Cruise in high-octane crime actioner One Shot. "English Rose" Rosamund Pike beat out actresses Hayley Atwell (Captain America) and Alexa Davalos (Clash of the Titans) for the role after brainy writer-actress Brit Marling turned down the gig...

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    Javier Bardem Confirms He Is Bond 23 Villain, Still Hope for Ralph Fiennes

    UPDATE: Javier Bardem confirms he will play the villain in Bond 23 (the title is rumored to be Skyfall), telling Nightline; "I am very excited, my parents took me to watch the movies, and I saw all of them, and to play that is going to be fun. They chose me to play this man, but I cannot give you ma...

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    Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim Cast Shaping Up: Day, Hunnam, Elba and Kikuchi

    Babel Oscar nominee Rinko Kikuchi joins Horrible Bosses breakout Charlie Day, Idris Elba and Charlie Hunnam on Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim, the director's return to the helm for the first time since his Oscar-nominated Pan's Labyrinth.

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    Gods Behaving Badly Starts New York Shoot with Silverstone, Falco, Stone, Turturro, Walken

    Gods Behaving Badly, a Greek Gods tale set in a NYC brownstone, kicks off principal photography in mid-July.

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    Johansson Sings, Cranston for Affleck's Argo, Denzel Washington for Katrina Drama, Patel for Sorkin

    - Scarlett Johansson will star in Judd Apatow's Can A Song Save Your Life?, written and to be directed by John Carney (Once). The musically themed story will pair a young songstress with "a washed up A&R man." They form a bond and sing, putting Johansson's singing talent to use. Carney confirms to T...

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