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THE HUNGER GAMES Finds Katniss’ Mom and a Possible Haymitch

| Apr 25 | 0 Comments

THE HUNGER GAMES seems to be taking a bit of a break from casting tributes and is now focusing on filling the adult roles. Lionsgate has announced that Caprica‘s Paula Malcomson will play Katniss and Prim’s mother, with whom Katniss has a complicated relationship. Producer Nina Jacobson said of the choice, “Katniss and Prim’s mother has come back from the depths of despair. Her husband […]

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Confessions of a Shopaholic’s Isla Fisher Crashing THE GREAT GATSBY

| Apr 22 | 0 Comments

One cast member is joining Baz Luhrmann’s 3D adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s THE GREAT GATSBY, while another has dropped out of talks. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Isla Fisher (Confessions of a Shopaholic, Wedding Crashers) is now in talks to play Myrtle, a married woman having an affair with Tom Buchanan. Coincidentally, Deadline says that Ben Affleck, who had been in talks to play […]

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Fright Night Director Craig Gillespie to do the Monster Mash with PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES

| Apr 21 | 0 Comments

The film adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith’s mash-up novel PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES has had a bumpy road so far, but Lionsgate is hoping the third director is the charm. According to Deadline, Craig Gillespie, director of Lars and the Real Girl and the upcoming Fright Night remake, is now on board to helm the highly anticipated film. Gillespie replaces Mike White (School of Rock), […]

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THE HUNGER GAMES Picks Newcomer Willow Shields for Katniss’ Sister Prim

| Apr 21 | 0 Comments

THE HUNGER GAMES has found its Prim. Lionsgate and the filmmakers of THE HUNGER GAMES announced yesterday that newcomer Willow Shields has been cast in the role of Primrose Everdeen, little sister to heroine Katniss, in the much anticipated film adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ worldwide smash hit novel. Shields joins talented young actors Jennifer Lawrence in the role of Katniss Everdeen, Josh Hutcherson, in the […]

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Let Me In Director Matt Reeves Making his (Fang) Mark with THE PASSAGE Adaptation

| Apr 20 | 6 Comments

If you’re hoping for a vampire movie that isn’t a Twilight rip-off, I have some good news. FOX 2000 is finally moving on its adaptation of Justin Cronin’s terrific epic novel THE PASSAGE. FOX bought the rights back in 2007 with Ridley Scott attached to direct and John Logan providing the script, but no film materialized. Fortunately, that seems to be about to change. Per […]

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THE HUNGER GAMES Reaps Two Careers: Marvel and Glimmer

| Apr 19 | 0 Comments

This is fun! Another day, another two Tributes cast in THE HUNGER GAMES. Reaped today are District 1’s career Tributes Marvel and Glimmer, who will be played by Jack Quaid and Leven Rambin, as shown on the movie’s Facebook page. Quaid is the son of Dennis Quaid and Meg Ryan, and this is quite a way for the newbie actor to make a splash. Rambin […]

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From 30 Rock to The Capitol: Elizabeth Banks in Talks to Play Effie in THE HUNGER GAMES

| Apr 19 | 0 Comments

THE HUNGER GAMES casting is heating up. Yesterday two Tributes were cast and now we learn that Elizabeth Banks is in talks to play Effie Trinket, the escort for District 12 Tributes Katniss and Peeta. Effie is a fashionable, brightly-colored wig-wearing bureaucrat with a charming, bubbly personality and a tendency to be a flake. In addition to escorting the District 12 Tributes, she also has […]

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THE HUNGER GAMES Chooses Two Tributes: Thresh and Rue

| Apr 18 | 1 Comment

Now that we know Jennifer Lawrence is Katniss and Josh Hutcherson is Peeta in THE HUNGER GAMES movie, it’s time to focus on the remaining 22 Tributes. Lionsgate has set up a very cool “Who are the Tributes” tab on its Facebook page that does just that. As the Tributes are cast, they will be filled in on the grid (pictured below). So far, besides […]

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ODD THOMAS Adaptation Sees Patton Oswalt and Undercovers’ Gugu Mbatuha-Raw

| Apr 18 | 0 Comments

The cast for Stephen Sommers’ film adaptation of Dean Koontz’s ODD THOMAS is beginning to fill out. Showblitz reports that Gugu Mbatha-Raw, from NBC’s short-lived Undercovers, has been cast in an unspecified supporting role while Patton Oswalt (United States of Tara) will play an eccentric artist. Mbatha-Raw and Oswalt join the already cast Anton Yelchin (Star Trek), who is on board for the titular role […]

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Tom Hanks to Star in Wachowski-led CLOUD ATLAS Adaptation

| Apr 14 | 0 Comments

Tom Hanks is set to star in the long-rumored film adaptation of David Mitchell’s novel CLOUD ATLAS, Deadline reports. Tom Tykwer (Run Lola Run) and Lana Wachowski (The Matrix) will direct from a script they are co-writing with Lana’s brother Andy Wachowski. According to the book’s logline, the complex Cloud Atlas consists of six separate but interconnected narratives telling an epic story of humankind in […]

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