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Tired of horror movie remakes? Too bad, MGM don’t care. They’ve just hired Glee creator Ryan Murphy to oversee a remake of 1976 cult-classic The Town That Dreaded Sundown. Murphy will produce from a script by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, who recently wrote the Carrie remake. The original Sundown used a mockumentary approach to document the search for a fictional serial killer. With the remake being produced by the folks behind Paranormal Activity, expect the remake to follow a similar approach. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Ray Liotta and The Dark Knight Rises’ Juno Temple are the latest to join the cast of Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. They will join Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis, the latter of whom reprises the role of Hartigan in the sequel to the 2005 film.

Recently, director Robert Rodriguez revealed more details about JGL’s character. “He plays a gambler, a very cocky gambler who comes in and tries to beat the biggest villian in Sin City at his own game. He beats the wrong guy in the game. Bad stuff happens to him… Bad stuff.” How bad? We’ll find out when the film hits theaters on October 4. [MTV]

After doing working on back-to-back-to-back films, Leonardo DiCaprio is looking to take a mini-retirement from acting. “I am a bit drained. I’m now going to take a long, long break. I’ve done three films in two years and I’m just worn out,” the actor said in a recent interview with Germany’s Bild Magazine. After shooting the upcoming drama The Great Gatsby, DiCaprio immediately went to work on Django Unchained and followed that with a starring turn in Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street. [Check out Celebuzz’ original report]

Over the weekend, J.J. Abrams added another project to his busy schedule – the rise and fall of Lance Armstrong. Abrams, along with his Bad Robot producing partner Bryan Burk, have acquired the screen rights to the book proposal Cycle of Lies: The Fall of Lance Armstrong by author Juliet Macur. Paramount Pictures will oversee development and distribution; no word yet if Abrams will direct or stay on in a producer-only capacity.

Want more scenes of Tom Cruise running around in an all-white future suit? You got ‘em. On Monday, Universal revealed a new TV spot for Cruise’s new sci-fi film, Oblivion, which casts Cruise as one of the last humans on Earth following a losing battle with an alien threat. Morgan Freeman also stars in the April 19 release, which gets an exclusive IMAX engagement one week earlier, on April 12. Watch the spot below.

Excited for Sin City 2? Do you think DiCaprio will really take an acting hiatus? Watch the trailer for The Great Gatsby and then sound off in the comments below.

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