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

Phil Pirrello | January 25, 2013 - 2:15 pm

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… More »


Chris Hemsworth Heads to ‘The Heart of the Sea’

Phil Pirrello | January 24, 2013 - 5:00 pm

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… More »


James Franco Wants to Direct ‘American Tabloid’

Phil Pirrello | January 23, 2013 - 3:00 pm

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 follows… More »


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

Phil Pirrello | January 22, 2013 - 4:00 pm

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… More »


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

Phil Pirrello | January 21, 2013 - 7:00 pm

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… More »


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

Phil Pirrello | January 18, 2013 - 2:00 pm

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 this… More »


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

Phil Pirrello | January 16, 2013 - 1:30 pm

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… More »


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

Phil Pirrello | January 15, 2013 - 2:30 pm

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 on… More »


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

Phil Pirrello | January 11, 2013 - 7:00 pm

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.

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

Celebuzz | December 21, 2012 - 6:15 pm

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.

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

Todd Gilchrist | December 19, 2012 - 6:20 pm

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… More »


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

Phil Pirrello | December 17, 2012 - 3:00 pm

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… More »


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