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Camilla Belle Will Get Freaky Deaky

Movement is beginning again on the long-in-development adaptation of Elmore Leonard‘sFreaky Deaky” with a new actress boarding the project.

The Playlist has learned that Camilla Belle (”10,000 B.C.,” “From Prada to Nada”) is attached to star in the film, with reps for the actress confirming her involvement. Based on Leonard’s 1988 novel, the Detroit-based narrative features a twisty plot involving a bomb-making ex-couple with radical politics who reunite for a score worth millions, while a cop with bomb squad experience tries to take them down. And while the crime-and-police milieu is familiar ground for Leonard, the bomb-making plot adds a twist to the author’s usual terrain.

The project first started picking up steam during TIFF last year when William H. Macy signed to the film, and we presume he’s still involved (reps didn’t return inquiries at press time). A number of names are said to be circling the project at the moment, but two rumored actors—Sam Rockwell and Hayden Christens…

Limitless Super Bowl Commercial

Here we go more Super Bowl commercials for upcoming films early for you. Today we have the spot for Limitless.

The film stars Robert De Niro and Bradley Cooper. The film is based on the novel The Dark Fields by Alan Glynn. It is set for release on March 18, 2011.

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An intellectual slacker and former cocaine addict, now eking out a living as a copywriter for a small publishing house. Through a bizarre series of coincidences, Eddie finds himself in possession of MTD-48, a drug that has some curious effects. On his first trip, Eddie discovers that the drug boosts the intellect, making him far smarter - but also faster, more intuitive, and more charismatic. By warding off sleep and focusing his attention span, Eddie finds that the drug enables him, in a matter of hours, to write a book, learn a foreign language, or predict certain events by detecting patterns in vast amounts of information. What author Glynn has imagined, is the perfect drug for the inform…

URSA To Make An Appearance In Superman Reboot

The guys over at Latinoreview have uncovered some interesting news that everyone has been talking about last week.

First let say this Lois Lane will be in the film, and the character these lovely actresses have come out for is none other than a Kryptonian villainess who is going by the name of URSA. Yes that Ursa from Superman and Superman 2 whom was played by British actress Sarah Douglas.


Most recently the powers that be, aka the producers, of Zack Synder's take on Superman released to the trades the names of three actresses who are in contention to play a character who is "undisclosed" for the time being.



Auditioning are British actress Alice Eve, German actress Diane Kruger and British actress Rosamund Pike. The trades also stated that these three are not vying for the part of Lois Lane.



This will lead many to wonder whether or not General Zod will be in the film as URSA, along with Zod, were two thirds of the criminals banished by Jor-El to the Phantom Zone.

Now Z…

Amber Heard To Star As A Playboy Bunny

Amber Heard (Zombieland,Drive Angry3D) and Naturi Naughton (Fame) are set as leads in the NBC drama pilot Playboy. The project, from 20th TV/Imagine TV, is set at the Playboy Club in Chicago in 1963. Heard who had been in talks for the project, will play Maureen, a new hire at the club, originally an orphan from Fort Wayne, an inquisitive young woman with an untethered sexuality and a dark past.

Naughton, repped by Innovative and Luber Roklin, will play Brenda, a stunning African-American Bunny determined to become the first black Playboy centerfold who is Maureen's confidante and roommate in the Bunny Dormitory. Interestingly, she also played a 1960s Black Playboy bunny in the Hands and Knees episode of Mad Men last year. Alan Taylor, who directed the pilot for AMC's Mad Men, is directing Playboy from a script by Chad Hodge.

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Captain America: The First Avenger Poster

Today we were delivered an early Christmas present. We get our first look at the upcoming poster for Captain America: The First Avenger.

The film's release date is on July 22, 2011. It is directed by Joe Johnston and stars Chris Evans, Hugo Weaving, Sebastian Stan,Hayley Atwell,Dominic Cooper,Toby Jones,Samuel L. Jackson and Tommy Lee Jones

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Based on the Marvel Comics character from World War II. A patriotic American who due to his scrawny stature has been rejected by the United States Military named Steve Rogers, volunteers to undergo a series of experiments for a US army Super Soldier program. He is successfully transformed into the greatest weapon. During the transformation process the professor in charge of the Super Soldier Program is killed by a Nazi spy, taking part of the Super Soldier Formula with him to the grave, making it impossible to recreate the experiment. Then, when a Nazi plot reveals itself Rogers must rise up and and become…

HANNA International Trailer Is Here

Hanna is an upcoming action thriller film directed by Joe Wright (Pride & Prejudice) and starring Saoirse Ronan (The Lovely Bones) in the title role, with Cate Blanchett and Eric Bana.

The title character of this adventure thriller, filmed in Europe, Hanna (Saoirse Ronan) is a teenage girl. Uniquely, she has the strength, the stamina, and the smarts of a soldier; these come from being raised by her father (Eric Bana), an ex-CIA man, in the wilds of Finland. Living a life unlike any other teenager, her upbringing and training have been one and the same, all geared to making her the perfect assassin.

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Hanna (to be played by Ms. Ronan) is a teenage girl. Uniquely, she has the strength, the stamina, and the smarts of a solider; these come from being raised by her father (Mr. Bana), an ex-CIA man, in the wilds of Sweden. Living a life unlike any other teenager, her upbringing and training have been one and the same, all geared to making her the perfect…

Wishlist Of Actress Up For The Role Of Lois Lane

Now that Zach Snyder and Christopher Nolan have settled on Henry Cavill for their Man of Steel, the question remains: Who'll play the dazzling urbanite journalist who'll capture his heart? We put together a list of eight potential leading ladies.

The Daily Planet's second-most-famous reporter has been played lots of ways over the years: From the screwball comedy of Margot Kidder in 1978's Superman to the flighty no-way-we're-buying-that-you-won-a-Pulitzer daffiness of Kate Bosworth in 2006's Superman Returns. But Ms. Lane needs to have two qualities: the restless intelligence of a killer newshound and an inner tenacity. Which of today's actresses can fit the bill?

Here are some contenders:


KRISTINA ANAPAU

Resume: Black Swan, Self Medicated, Cursed

She is relatively unknown the actress had her big break this year starring Black Swan. I had a chance to talk to her which she did give me a tease about the role. Interview will be up this weekend.



CAREY MULLIGAN

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Nick Fury Will Show Up In Captain America And Thor

We've known for a while that Nick Fury would be popping up in Captain America, and hoped and assumed that he'd be appearing in Thor, too. But we weren't 100 percent sure until we heard Samuel L. Jackson say it himself.


Jackson appeared last night on Jimmy Fallon Live, where he dropped the news:

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"In the next month or so, I have to do one day on Thor, and I got to do another day on Captain America, and in April we start The Avengers, the big deal with everybody. ... Thor and Captain America are pretty much done, but I haven't done my part in them yet. I'm just connective tissue for them to join The Avengers."
Jackson also mentioned that on Friday he'd be screen-testing with five actresses, one of whom will get to play "my sidekick who's with me all the time." No word yet on which Marvel Comics character some lucky actress will get to bring to life.



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Movie Poster For Fast Five

Universal Pictures has released the movie poster for there upcoming film Fast Five, the film is the fifth movie in the series and will be unleashed on 4/29/2011.

The film stars Vin Diesel, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Sung Kang, Paul Walker, Lucas Black, Tyrese Gibson, Jordana Brewster, Elsa Pataky, Joaquim de Almeida, Charisma Carpenter, TJ Hassan, Connor Platt, The Timp, Reece Fletcher, Don Omar, Tego Calderon, and Ludacris.

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Abduction Photos Of Taylor Lautner & John Singleton In Action

These are some new photos from Lautner's upcoming film "Abduction" The film is being shot in Pittsburgh as we speak. We have a great shot of Taylor running and the director John Singleton running along with the camera setup.

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Abduction , the Lionsgate action flick stars Taylor Lautner, Sigourney Weaver, Maria Bello, Lily Collins, Elisabeth Rohm and Alfred Molina. To be directed by John Singleton, "Abduction"written by Shawn Christensen, centered on “a teen who has long felt disconnected from his parents, and figures out why, which unleashes a chain of violent events” the teen (Lautner) feels disconnected from his parents…the story “is focused on a young man who discovers his own baby picture on a missing persons website”. He was kidnapped as a child but after he reaches out to his real parents, he’s forced to run for his life.
Molina will play a persistent CIA agent chasing Lautner, he’s one step behind but determined to bring…

Win Win Movie Trailer Starring Paul Giamatti

Win Win is Thomas McCarthy's third film. Based on the story written by Joe Tiboni and Thomas McCarthy, it stars Paul Giamatti, Bobby Cannavale, Burt Young and Amy Ryan. Tom McCarthy‘s previous films The Station Agent and The Visitor were fantastic films and I am excited to see this film.

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New Pictures From The Upcoming Movie "Take Me Home Tonight"

We have new pictures from the upcoming film Take Me Home Tonight, is an upcoming American retro comedy film set to be released in 2011. The film was written by the writers of That '70s Show, directed by Michael Dowse and starring an ensemble cast including Topher Grace, Teresa Palmer, Anna Faris, Michelle Trachtenberg, Dan Fogler, Emma Stone, Lauren Conrad, Michael Biehn and Demetri Martin.

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SYNOPSIS

As the summer of 1988 winds down, three friends on the verge of adulthood attend an out-of-control party in celebration of their last night of unbridled youth. Starring Topher Grace, Anna Faris, Dan Fogler and Teresa Palmer, Take Me Home Tonight is a raunchy, romantic and ultimately touching blast from the past set to an awesome soundtrack of timeless rock and hip-hop hits.

Recent MIT grad Matt Franklin (Topher Grace) should be working for a Fortune 500 company and starting his upward climb to full-fledged yuppie-hood. Instead, t…

NBC's Wonder Woman Pilot Explained

Pilot season is officially underway and once again it's the franchise updates, spin-offs and genre projects which have drawn the most attention. Case in point: David E. Kelley's "Wonder Woman" pilot for NBC. We've managed to read Kelley's 72-page script and thought we'd offer up a quick FAQ, including some new exclusive details.

As always, there's a lot that could change from this draft of the script and what ultimately airs should it make it to series. Also, this isn't meant as a plot synopsis, just a rundown of various elements at work here.

1. What's the main thrust of the show? Meet Diana Themyscira. By night, Diana fights crime as Wonder Woman, a Los Angeles-based superhero. By day, Diana runs Themyscira Industries, which among other things, sells Wonder Woman-related merchandise to fund her crime-fighting efforts. And since the public knows Diana Themyscira is Wonder Woman, she's recently invented a secret identity, Diana Prince (com…

Red-Band Trailer For Drive Angry

IGN got their hands on the new Red-Band trailer for the upcoming 3D film Drive Angry. The film stars Nicolas Cage, Amber Heard, Billy Burke, David Morse, William Fichtner and our good friend Michael Papajohn.

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Milton, a hardened felon has broken out of hell for one last chance at redemption. Intent on stopping a vicious cult who murdered his daughter, he has three days to stop them before they sacrifice her baby beneath a full moon. He’s joined by Piper – a young, sexy waitress who liberates her ex-boyfriend’s cherry-red muscle car in order to help Milton. Now, the two of them are hot on the trail of the deadly leader of the cult, Jonah King, who believes it is his destiny to use the baby to unleash hell on earth. But the bloodthirsty cult is the least of Milton’s problems. The police are after him too. And worse, an enigmatic killer known only as “The Accountant” – who has been sent by the Devil to retrieve Milton and deliver him back to hell. With w…

Hugh Jackman's Diet For Wolverine 2

As Wolverine, Hugh Jackman's a tall, lean muscle machine. However, in the Marvel comics, Wolverine's really quite a short and stocky (and VERY muscular) guy. So for The Wolverine, director Darren Aronofsky told the Australian actor to really beef it up in order to match the comic-book character's more massive look.

So what's a guy to do? Pack on many, many calories.

That's what Jackman is doing right now to prepare for his role in the X-Men Origins: Wolverine sequel (yes, we know it's not REALLY a sequel but more of a stand-alone film)—packing in a whopping 6,000 calories a day to add more muscles to his tall, 6-foot-2.5-inch, 210-pound (he started at 190) frame.

Jackman admits to finding it rather difficult, saying: "I'm on it right now, mate, already doing it. It's 6,000 calories a day, it's rough."

The actor further explains why he's undertaking this intense diet:

"Darren said with the last one, 'Hey you looked great, but yo…

Kung Fu Panda 2 Super Bowl Ad

It's a few days away until the Super Bowl but we got our hands on the ad for Kung Fu Panda 2 that will be running during the game. The original cast will return Jack Black along with Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie, Ian McShane, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu, David Cross, Randall Duk Kim, James Hong and Jackie Chan. With new comers Jean-Claude Van Damme, James Woods and Gary Oldman joining the cast.


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Po is now living his dream as The Dragon Warrior, protecting the Valley of Peace alongside his friends and fellow kung fu masters, The Furious Five – Tigress, Crane, Mantis, Viper and Monkey. But Po’s new life of awesomeness is threatened by the emergence of a formidable villain, who plans to use a secret, unstoppable weapon to conquer China and destroy kung fu. It is up to Po and The Furious Five to journey across China to face this threat and vanquish it. But how can Po stop a weapon that can stop kung fu? He must look to his past and uncover the secrets o…

Kristen Stewart As Snow White?

Kristen Stewart the Twilight star is on the list for the role of Snow White in Universal’s Snow White and the Huntsman.

The movie, being directed by Rupert Sanders, is in deep casting mode, with Viggo Mortensen entering negotiations to play the Huntsman earlier Wednesday. Charlize Theron is in negotiations to play the evil queen.

Stewart is a name that Universal has kept coming back to since acquiring the project even as it went through a series of screen tests with actresses such as Riley Keough, Felicity Jones and Alicia Vikander. Emily Browning tested this past weekend (Stewart has reached a point in her career where testing isn't required).

Stewart, arguably one of the biggest stars in the world thanks to the Twilight movies, has focused on indie projects in between the vampire romancers, and this could become her first studio project since becoming a name. It also would put her in the shoes of an iconic character.

The actress is currently shooting the Breaking Dawn movies, bu…

Kane & Lynch Update From Jamie Foxx

Finally we have some word on the a video game adaptation of Kane & Lynch. IGN caught up with Jamie Foxx during a promotional event on the Fox lot for his upcoming 3D CG-animated film Rio, during which time the actor gave us a brief status update on his long-gestating game-to-film, Kane & Lynch.

"We're doing a couple of rewrites but we're still doing it. And it should be a lot of fun, a lot of action," vowed Foxx.
Foxx has been attached since last summer to play the psychotic James Lynch to Bruce Willis' "Kane" Marcus in the Lionsgate film, which was supposed to go before cameras last fall only to become indefinitely postponed. But Foxx was adamant that the movie was still happening and that he's still aboard.

As far as we know, there's currently no director attached to Kane & Lynch, which has seen a slew of filmmakers mentioned for it over the past year or so.

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Volkswagen's Star Wars Commercial For The Super Bowl

The Super Bowl is a matter of days away and companies are leaking their Super Bowl commercials online. And today we have this cute Volkswagen commercial starring a mini Darth Vader.

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HATCHET II DVD Information

HATCHET II FOLLOWING THE HIGHLY CONTROVERSIAL THEATRICAL RUN, THE HOTLY ANTICIPATED FILM IS AVAILABLE ON DVD AND BLU-RAY

Sequel to the Indie Sensation, Featuring the Return of Victor Crowley and Starring Horror Icons Danielle Harris, Tony Todd and Kane Hodder Arrives on DVD and Blu-ray February 2, 2011

The first unrated independent horror film to be exhibited by a major theater chain in more than 25 years, only to be yanked from screens almost immediately, HATCHET II debuts on Blu-ray and DVD in its original unrated and uncensored cut - loaded with bonus features. Adam Green’s headline grabbing HATCHET II will be available on Blu-ray and DVD on February 2, 2011, with SRPs, respectively, of $34.98 and $27.98.

HATCHET II picks up right where the original Hatchet ended. The quiet but hot-tempered Marybeth (Danielle Harris, Halloween) barely escapes the clutches of the mysterious Crowley (Kane Hodder, Friday the 13th), who has already murdered all of Marybeth’s friends and other vacatione…

Benjamin Walker Cast As Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Benjamin Walker has signed on to star in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Fox’s adaptation of the period vampire novel from Seth Graham-Smith. Timur Bekmambetov is helming the movie, his first since his 2008 hit Wanted, and tells of Lincoln fighting the forces of the undead during the Civil War.

The project is a big coup for the actor, who has been performing on Broadway of late. The actor, has appeared in movies such as Flags of our Fathers and Kinsey.

But he elbowed his way to the front of the line in the screentests that took place earlier this month to nab the lead role of Honest Abe.

And what a role it is: It calls for the actor to play the famed president from the age of 20 to 55, from boyish and lanky to skilled fighter to middle-aged with trademarked beard.

Another role to watch out for is the part of Henry Sturges, who mentors and trains Abe in the ways of vampire hunting. The studio went after Tom Hardy before he took the role of Bane in The Dark Knight Rises but the part is…

Transformers Super Bowl Commercial

Part of watching the Super Bowl every year is seeing what new commercials will be shown. They are almost as big as the game it's self.

We have the Transformers: Dark Of The Moon star, Bumblebee (Chevrolet Camaro) giving the store quite a show. Poor bear.

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Cameron Diaz Joins Colin Firth For Gambit

Cameron Diaz is attached to star opposite Colin Firth in the Joel and Ethan Coen-scripted Gambit, a remake of the 1966 British caper starring Michael Caine and Shirley MacLaine.

Gambit is one of the first projects financed by Crime Scene Pictures, launched in May by writer/director/producer Adam Ripp and agent-turned-producer Rob Paris.

Glen Basner’s FilmNation will launch Gambit to foreign buyers at the upcoming European Film Market in Berlin. FilmNation and Crime Scene announced Diaz’s casting on Tuesday. Firth, a frontrunner for the Oscar for his performance in The King’s Speech, was previously attached to Gambit.

Michael Hoffman (The Last Station) is directing the remake. Mike Lobbell is producing alongside Ripp and Paris.

Hoffman begins shooting in London in May.

Storyline revolves around a London art curator (Firth) who plots an elaborate scheme to con a wealthy collector into buying a fake Monet painting. As part of the ruse, he recruits a Texas steer roper (Diaz) to play the pa…

Henry Cavill Cast As The Man Of Steel

"Tudors" regular Henry Cavill has been chosen as the next man of steel, playing the dual roles of Superman and his mortal alter-ego Clark Kent in the upcoming Warner/Legendary co-production of "Superman."

The British actor is best known for playing confidante Charles Brandon to Jonathan Rhys Meyers' Henry VIII in Showtime's acclaimed period-drama series "The Tudors," but already seemed poised for a feature-film breakout with a starring role in Summit's upcoming action film "The Cold Light of Day," which also features Bruce Willis and Sigourney Weaver.

He's also set to star in Relativity's fantasy-drama "Immortals" alongside Mickey Rourke later this year.

Cavill has tried to step into a big iconic studio role before, unsuccessfully auditioning for the "Batman" role won by Christian Bale in 2005, and the 007 spot that went to Daniel Craig.



According to a Warner official, Cavill's name wasn't on the &…

DVD Tuesday Information For 2/1/11

It's Another Tuesday, so kids you know what that means. DVD Tuesday. We got all the information on the DVD's that were released today. Let's hope this information help's you to decide what movie to Rent or Buy.


Let Me In

One of my Top 10 Films of the year! John Ajvide Lindqvist's celebrated vampire novel makes the leap to the big screen once again with the second feature adaptation in so many years (Tomas Alfredson's critically acclaimed 2008 hit Let the Right One In, being the first). The sensitive target of vicious bullying at school, 12-year-old Owen (Kodi Smit-McPhee) is a social misfit from a broken home. By day Owen dreams about laying waste to his classroom tormentors; by night his attentions turn to his reclusive neighbors in their austere apartment complex. One evening, as Owen takes out his pent-up aggressions on a tree, his new neighbor Abby (Chloë Grace Moretz) appears over his shoulder. A young girl wise beyond her years, Abby just moved in next doo…