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Will the Young Adult Novel ‘Divergent’ Be a ‘Titanic’ Success?

Hollywood’s latest attempt to find a Twilight-level success just scored a major casting coup. Oscar-winner Kate Winslet is working on a deal now to star in the adaptation of YA novel Divergent. Winslet will join The DescendantsShailene Woodley in the film, which centers on Woodley’s character, a teenager forced to compete in a ritual…

Phil Pirrello / January 25, 2013

Chris Hemsworth Heads to ‘The Heart of the Sea’

First, Ron Howard announced that he was in talks to adapt Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book. Now, the director is reportedly circling another novel to turn into a movie: The Heart of the Sea. Howard could start shooting Sea as early as this fall for Warner Bros., re-teaming the director with Chris Hemsworth, the star of Howard’s upcoming Formula-One…

Phil Pirrello / January 24, 2013

James Franco Wants to Direct ‘American Tabloid’

James Franco refuses to let one news cycle go by without letting us know he’s out there. The busy actor/writer/director/soap opera villain is interested in directing and starring in adaptation of James Ellroy’s American Tabloid. “It’s not all put together yet,” Franco told MTV on Tuesday. “It’s still early. You’re getting the scoop.” Tabloid follow…

Phil Pirrello / January 23, 2013

Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s Porn Addiction Comedy Coming to Theaters

Emma Stone is going to have some company in Guillermo Del Toro’s upcoming haunted house thriller, Crimson PeakSons of Anarchy star Charlie Hunnam is in early talks to reunite with his Pacific Rim director for the Legendary Pictures release. Story details are being kept top-secret, but we do know that this Gothic horror film is set in London and is aiming to…

Phil Pirrello / January 22, 2013

Ryan Murphy Overseeing Big-Screen Horror Story ‘The Town That Dreaded Sundown’

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…

Phil Pirrello / January 21, 2013

Mark Wahlberg Talks ‘Ted 2′; Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Hercules’ Set for August Release

On Thursday, Mark Wahlberg made Ted fans very happy. While promoting his new film, Broken City, the actor gave an update on the sequel to his hit 2012 comedy. Oscar host and Ted director Seth MacFarlane is currently writing the script for Ted 2, Wahlberg has signed his deal to reprise his role and the actor will next be seen presenting an award at thi…

Phil Pirrello / January 18, 2013

Emma Stone Set for New Horror Movie; Bradley Cooper Leads a ‘Dark Invasion’

Emma Stone, scream queen? We’ll allow it. On Tuesday, the Gangster Squad actress was in talks to headline director Guillermo Del Toro’s new haunted house thriller, Crimson Peak. Story specifics are top secret, but we do know that the film is a gothic romance set at the turn of a century, which takes place in the titular house…

Phil Pirrello / January 16, 2013

Anne Hathaway to ‘Tame’ Shakespeare Adaptation; George Clooney Set for Disney’s Top Secret ‘1952’

When he’s done chasing down Nazi art thieves in this year’s The Monuments MenGeorge Clooney will next tackle alien life. The star has officially signed on for Disney’s 1952, directed by Brad Bird (Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol) and written by Prometheus scribe Damon Lindelof. Details are being kept close to the vest, but the plot is rumored to center o…

Phil Pirrello / January 15, 2013

‘Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ First Look; Aaron Taylor-Johnson to Battle ‘Godzilla’

The first official images from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire were released on Thursday, showing characters such as Jennifer Lawrence’s Katniss and Plutarch Heavensbee, played by Philip Seymour Hoffman. In addition to revealing the new pics, producer Nina Jacobson revealed why fan-favorite characters Bonnie, Twill, and Darius will not appear in the sequel.

Phil Pirrello / January 11, 2013

Damon Lindelof No Longer ‘Prometheus 2′ Bound; ‘Warm Bodies’ Team Set to Tackle ‘Revoc’

With the holidays fast approaching, agents, managers, producers and performers alike are scraping together their final percentages, leaping aboard private planes and speeding away into 2013 in their souped-up Lambos. Which is all to say, they’re fleeing Hollywood like the place was on fire and leaving you without a fair bit of MovieBuzz.

Celebuzz / December 21, 2012

Angelina Jolie Joins ‘Unbroken’; Vin Diesel’s ‘Riddick’ Gets a Release Date

When athlete Louis Zamperini overcame all odds to qualify for the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, you might think that emerging with an impressive enough time to earn the attention of Hitler himself (whose personal flag Zamperini later stole) would be the ending of an odd, though inspirational, story. But no. Moreover, you’d think that after…

Todd Gilchrist / December 19, 2012

‘Star Trek’ Trailer Shines More Light on ‘Darkness’; James Franco’s ‘Planet of the Apes’ Future Unsure

First, there was the announcement teaser. Then a 9-minute IMAX preview. Now, Star Trek Into Darkness has released its first full trailer.

J.J. Abrams’ top-secret movie finds Chris Pine’s Captain Kirk struggling with command decisions as he must face a mysterious new threat in the form of Benedict Cumberbatch. May 17, 2013 can’t…

Phil Pirrello / December 17, 2012

Mark Wahlberg to Produce Hacker Movie; Emily Blunt Up for Role in Johnny Depp’s ‘Transcendence’

Apparently “hacking” is still a thing Hollywood wants to make movies about. Mark Wahlberg is set to produce a movie about computer hacking for Universal, with a script from writer Jonathan Herman. The yet-untitled film “centers on an anonymous, ruthless, highly-skilled hacker who targets the student body of a large suburban high school.”…

Phil Pirrello / December 13, 2012

Jennifer Lawrence Leads SAG Nominations; Johnny Depp’s ‘Transcendence’ Leaks Plot Details (VIDEO)

The Silver Linings Playbook and Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln lead the SAG Award Nominations, which were announced Wednesday in Los Angeles. Each film garnered 4 nominations each, including Best Ensemble. Playbook’s Jennifer Lawrence was nominated for Best Actress, and Daniel Day-Lewis snagged a Best Actor nom. For the complete list of nominees, click here!

Phil Pirrello / December 12, 2012

Tom Cruise Premieres Trailer for ‘Oblivion’; ‘Alice in Wonderland 2′ in the Works

Tom Cruise pulls a live-action Wall-E in the trailer for his new sci-fi action thriller, Oblivion. In the film, directed by TRON: Legacy’s Joseph Kosinski, Cruise plays Jack Harper, one of the few survivors of a post-apocalyptic Earth charged with salvaging what’s left of the planet’s resources. Of course, that mission goes all sorts of haywire and lots of flying…

Phil Pirrello / December 10, 2012

Disney Signs Deal With Netflix; ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ Trailer to Debut

On Tuesday, Netflix gave its subscribers yet another reason to veg out on the couch all day. The company signed a multi-year deal with Disney to exclusively  stream first-run live-action and animated films. Starting in 2016, subscribers will be able to access theatrical releases from Disney, Marvel and Pixar. Netflix announced the deal via pre…

Phil Pirrello / December 5, 2012

‘Les Miserables’ Surprises Audiences; Tom Cruise ‘Kills’ in London; ‘Hobbit’ Hurries to Finish

Even though things slowed down over Thanksgiving break, Hollywood managed to eek out a few news stories.

The Hobbit, Les Miserables and Tom Cruise’s next sci-fi epic, All You Need Is Kill, kept many informed in between turkey and Black Friday craziness.

Would you like to know more? Sure ya do!

Phil Pirrello / November 26, 2012