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    Casting: Mark Wahlberg Joins 'Deepwater Horizon,' Johnny Depp Flexes For Kevin Smith's 'Yoga Hosers' And More

    Still no sign of J.C. Chandor's "A Most Violent Year" on the fall festival slate, but while we wait to see where the film pops up (*cough* Telluride *cough*), the director is keeping busy with the lineup for his next, "Deepwater Horizon," landing none other than Mark Wahlberg for the lead role. The ...

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    Casting: Bill Murray Is Baloo In Jon Favreau's 'Jungle Book' And More

    Although the Toronto International Film Festival is having trouble tracking down Bill Murray, in order to secure his hotly buzzed "St. Vincent" for a premiere screening, the actor isn't completely off the grid. Prone taking on gigs that suit his fleeting fancy, Murray has a surprise up his sleeve.

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    Casting: Eva Green Joins Tim Burton's 'Miss Peregrine,' Matthias Schoenaerts Drops 'Belgica' And More

    With his Oscar contender "Big Eyes" starring Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz coming soon, those who prefer Burton's more whimsical movies shouldn't worry. Early next year he's gearing up an adaptation of Ranson Riggs’ “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” and he's got his eye on a former coll...

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    Casting: Elisabeth Moss And Luke Evans Join Ben Wheatley's 'High-Rise,' Craig Roberts Visits 'Red Oaks' & More

    A terrific cast is forming around U.K. filmmaker Ben Wheatley's net film, “High-Rise." The movie already stars Tom Hiddleston, Sienna Miller, Jeremy Irons and James Purefoy (HBO’s “Rome”). That’s good enough as it is, but announced last night, joining the cast are “Mad Men” and “Top Of The Lake” sta...

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    People's Most Beautiful Person Lupita Nyong'o & Scarlett Johansson Swing Over To Jon Favreau's 'The Jungle Book'

    So, you've won an Oscar, you've just been declared by People magazine to be the most beautiful person (celebrity) on the planet, so what do you do for your next move? If you're Lupita Nyong'o you go blockbuster, and that's just what she's done, along with Scarlett Johansson.

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    Andy Serkis Takes Over Director's Chair Of 'The Jungle Book'

    Well, we didn’t see this coming. Despite Ron Howard being courted last month—against our wishes—to helm a live-action take on “The Jungle Book” for Warner Bros. after Alejandro González Iñárritu walked away from the project, the “Rush” director will not be behind the camera on the presumed-franchise...

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    Charlize Theron Lines Up 'Everything Nice,' Idris Elba Joins 'The Jungle Book' & More

    If the Internet can’t convince Eon Productions to cast Idris Elba as James Bond, perhaps his new role can land him a villain gig in Bond 24. Elba is set to voice Shere Khan in Disney and Jon Favreau's take on “The Jungle Book.” Favreau will use live-action and VFX to bring the story to the screen. E...

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    Ron Howard Replaces Alejandro González Iñárritu On 'The Jungle Book'

    C'mon Ron Howard, you can do better than this. While everyone slept on "Rush" (seriously, it's a terrific sports drama whether you like racing or not), the director has at least been flirting with more interesting material, whether it's the still-developing movie franchise/TV series "The Dark Tower,...

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    Alejandro González Iñárritu Swings Off 'The Jungle Book,' Joe Johnston & More Line Up New Gigs

    It seemed improbable that arthouse fave Alejandro González Iñárritu would tackle a big studio tentpole, but last month that seemed to be the case when reports surfaced he was circling "The Jungle Book" at Warner Bros. But indeed, Iñárrituu won't be going blockbuster any time soon as he's bounced fro...

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    Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu Circling New Version Of 'The Jungle Book' At Warner Bros

    It feels like Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu wants to branch out. After four films of varying degrees of bleakness, in "Amores Perros," "21 Grams," "Babel" and "Biutiful" (none of which, it should be said, are without their hopeful qualities), the Mexican filmmaker has switched streams, with his next f...

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