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    The Rock Has His Own HBO Show -- Miami Comedy 'Ballers'

    HBO has given a series greenlight to "Ballers," a half-hour comedy starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. The series, which was ordered to pilot back in May of last year, will be the actor's first lead role in a scripted series (or not, depending on how you want to categorize professional wrestling).

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    'Lone Survivor' Director Peter Berg Talks Beards, 'Battleship' And What's Going On With The 'Friday Night Lights' Movie

    Peter Berg is a manly director. After shepherding such testosterone-soaked films as "Very Bad Things," "The Rundown," "Friday Night Lights," and "Battleship," the director has set his sights on bringing his passion project to the big screen, in spectacularly violent fashion. "Lone Survivor" is based...

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    Get Your Fedoras Ready, Bros, The 'Entourage' Movie Is "A Go"

    For those of you who were desperate for a cinematic, widescreen translation of the ugly misogyny, easy jabs at Hollywood and unnecessary star cameos of HBO's bafflingly popular series "Entourage," well, you're in luck. After years of crawling towards cinemas, the "Entourage" movie that nobody is ask...

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    Paramount Rolls Dice On Mark Wahlberg & 'Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes' Helmer Rupert Wyatt For 'The Gambler' Remake

    While rumors of his involvement in the studio's still-gestating "Star Trek 3" continue to pick up steam, it looks like Paramount has something else in mind for "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" director Rupert Wyatt: a remake of their 1974 drama "The Gambler," this time starring Mark Wahlberg in the ...

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    Stream This: 'The Canyons,' Brian De Palma's 'Passion,' 'On The Road' & More On VOD This Week

    Hey-o cinephiles, and welcome to the deluxe edition of Stream This. There was a lot to cover this week, with so many films being released on VOD concurrently or in advance of their theatrical debuts, and we didn't want to leave anything out, including those nifty themed picks. Thus, the result at ha...

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    HBO is Developing a Half-Hour Pilot Starring The Rock

    With all due respect to Roddy Piper's notable turn in "They Live," Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is the only pro wrestler turned actor whose extended big screen career has been worth a damn. He's a confoundingly good action star and has shown himself capable of more, which makes HBO's announcement (via ...

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    Mark Wahlberg Producing a 'The Fighter'-Inspired Reality Pilot for A&E

    Remember in "The Fighter" when Micky's (Mark Wahlberg) swarm of blonde harpy sisters are led by his mother Alice (Melissa Leo) to the doorstep of his girlfriend Charlene (Amy Adams), who they deem uppity and a "skank" and are fully to prepared to battle with shrieked insults ...

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    Mark Wahlberg, Marion Cotillard & Zoe Saldana Eye Guillaume Canet/James Gray Project 'Blood Ties'

    James Gray's 'Low Life' With Joaquin Phoenix, Jeremy Renner & Marion Cotillard Aims To Start Shooting In January 2012Given the Hollywood-friendly slickness of his directorial efforts to date, it was only a matter of time before French actor Guillaume Canet made a film in the U.S. The star of "The Be...

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    John Oritz Joins David O. Russell's 'The Silver Linings Playbook'

    Are David O. Russell & Mark Wahlberg No Longer BFFs After Splitting On The Film?As David O. Russell's long developing "The Silver Linings Playbook" now rolls in front of cameras, he's added one more to the cast. Variety reports that respected theater actor John Ortiz -- who has made appearances in "...

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    Bradley Cooper Flies From 'The Crow,' Mark Wahlberg & Channing Tatum Sought To Go Goth

    The road to "The Crow" remake/reboot hasn't been without its bumps. Things seemed to moving along swimmingly with Relativity pushing the project ahead, with "28 Weeks Later" director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo at the helm and Bradley Cooper set to take the lead role. Things got derailed slightly when The Weinstein Company launched a lawsuit against Relativity regarding the rights to the franchise -- the case is now in arbitration -- it put the project on hold for a couple of months, enough time for Cooper to start booking his plans for the rest of the year, and even though the legal imbroglio is still being resolved, a new writer, Alex Tse ("Wa...

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