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August 24, 2006

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Paul Bettany Joins Brendan Fraser in "Inkheart"

August 24, 2006 09:42:51 GMT

Inkheart picture
"Inkheart" cast really is compiled fast. Just a day after the announcement of Brendan Fraser taking role in the project, Paul Bettany has been confirmed to be included in the list to star opposite the "Crash" actor. Unlike Fraser whose role in the film has been fixed, Bettany is still engaged in talks to play a fire-eating performer named Dustfinger.

Developed under New Line Cinema, the movie will be made based on the Cornelia Funke's fantasy novel which takes a look on the journey of a girl as she tries to save her kidnapped father who has an ability to bring characters from books to life. Iain Softley is attached to direct with playwright David Lindsay-Abaire adapting the screenplay. Funke herself is seating as the producer alongside Ileen Maisel.
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Jeremy Renner Races to "28 Weeks Later..."

August 24, 2006 08:45:40 GMT

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Fox Atomic finally casts its choice on Jeremy Renner. The "S.W.A.T" actor has been selected to portray the lead character named Sgt. Doyle in the company's sci-fi horror of "28 Weeks Later...", a sequel to Danny Boyle's 2002 effort "28 Days Later."

Eyeing a May 2007 release, pic will pick up six months after the end of the first film, which depicted the destruction of human being in the city of London after the spreading of deadly virus known as Rage. Here the Special Forces is working to restore order and repopulating the quarantined city when a carrier of the virus unknowingly re-ignites the infection.
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"The History Boys" to Receive A Royal World Premiere

August 24, 2006 07:32:49 GMT

History Boys, The picture
The film version of Alan Bennett's award-winning play "The History Boys" is to receive a Royal world premiere October 2nd later this year, Fox Searchlight Pictures announced August 23rd. Set to attend the film screening in Leicester Square among others are the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall.

"The History Boys", considered as the most award-winning play this year, tells the story of a group of pupils competing for places at Oxford and Cambridge universities. As of the play, it started out at the National Theatre in London and has won six Tony Awards, including Best Play.
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William H. Macy and Lisa Kudrow Forming "Deal"

August 24, 2006 07:32:05 GMT

Deal (2008), The picture
Ready to share scenes together in one screen, William H. Macy and Lisa Kudrow have both signed on to star in a rom-com flick entitled "The Deal (2008)." Set to begin filming this October in Bucharest, Romania, the picture will be directed by Steven Schacter who previously teamed up with Macy on TV-movies of "Door to Door" and "The Wool Cap."

Based on Peter Lefcourt's novel of the same title, "Deal" centers on a movie producer, played by Macy, who attempts to make a big-budget biopic on the life of Benjamin Disraeli with a popular African-American action star attached. However, the production falls into chaos when the actor is abducted, forcing the doomed producer to join forces with a "beleaguered creative head" to "concoct a radical new scheme to make their own picture on their own terms -- a bootleg production that could win them an Oscar -- or a prison term."
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Tim Roth & Naomi Watts Involve in "Funny Games"


August 24, 2006 06:57:09 GMT

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It is interesting for Tim Roth and Naomi Watts to be involved in "Funny Games". The two actors are set to star in the upcoming drama thriller genre.

There in the flick, which will be started by next month, Roth will play a father and husband who tries to protect his family after two psychos invade their cabin during a vacation.
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"Invincible" Getting Full Support from NFL

August 24, 2006 06:21:32 GMT

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Audience sure will find something special in "Invincible" as it opens in theaters this Friday, August 25. The picture has obtained the approval from the National Football League (NFL) to carry everything associated to the league, including NFL team logos and the NFL shield. This certainly is a rare treat from NFL as the league has not partnered on a major motion picture in a decade since Cameron Crowe's "Jerry Maguire."

Concerning the participation, NFL's director of entertainment marketing and promotions, Tracy Perlman, in representing the league eagerly revealed the reason behind the decision. "The image of our game is really heroic and something to aspire to and you really haven't seen that in a lot of films," so she remarked. "We think you see it here. This movie is really about the heart of the game and it's about achieving your dreams."
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Hilary Duff to Mark the One-Year Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina

August 24, 2006 04:58:04 GMT

Teen actress and singer Hilary Duff is set to visit New Orleans on August 29th later this year, to mark the one-year anniversary of hurricane Katrina.

While in the city, Duff will visit schools, a disaster-recovery center and other locations with charity founder Stan Curtis.
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Motion Picture Group Exploring "April in December"

August 24, 2006 04:19:12 GMT

Bringing up a new project to the surface, the Motion Picture Group, Inc., a production finance and services company, has announced on Wednesday, August 23 that it has successfully optioned the original screenplay of "April in December" and intends to develop it as a big screen feature with an eye for a 2007 start.

A collaborative work of Michele Alexander and Tyla Berchtold, the screenplay is the first effort coming out of the duo's creative minds. Alexander herself has previously been known for her book of "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days" which was turned into a film feature of the same title by Paramount in 2003 with Donald Petrie at helm.
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Jennifer Aniston to Shoot Her First Film Project

August 24, 2006 03:45:20 GMT

Acting is something common for Jennifer Aniston, but moving behind the camera is definitely one new thing for her. The actress reportedly is about to make her directorial debut, set to shoot her first film project with friend Andrea Buchanan.

The pals will make a short film "Room 10" with Kris Kristofferson and Robin Wright Penn for style magazine Glamour's annual Reel Moments project. More on the drama project, it is said to be set in a hospital emergency room, where Kristofferson's patient character quizzes his stern nurse (Penn) about the bad choices she has made in her life.
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Fox Animation Recruits "Brave Good Bugs"

August 24, 2006 03:29:27 GMT

Shifting into much smaller animals after the prehistoric mammals of "Ice Age", 20th Century Fox Animation sets to develop an animated film about a bunch of bugs in "The Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs" with "Ice Age" director, Chris Wedge, at helm.

Based on William Joyce's illustrated children's book of the same title, pic will follow the book's story which revolves around a troop of brave bugs in their effort to save a garden. Joyce himself will handle the screenplay and expand his book's original premise for the screen with the help of Jim V. Hart.
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Christina Aguilera Is Back to the Top Album Chart

August 24, 2006 03:11:58 GMT

Christina Aguilera always does something in the biggest way possible. And marks her comeback to the music scene the pop singer really is serious about it which is apparent through her latest album "Back to Basics" which according to Nielsen SoundScan sold 342,000 copies in the week ended Sunday August 20th, such amount that bring the set to the very top position of album chart.

What's more "Back to Basics" also scores abroad, opened at number one in the U.K., Canada, Australia, Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Ireland, among others. Lyfe Jennings' "The Phoenix", in the meantime, sold more than 135,000 copies to secure the 2nd spot and then followed by Trace Adkins' "Dangerous Man" at No.3 with 115,000 copies. Meanwhile, Cherish is at the 4th spot with their album "Unappreciated" sold 91,000 copies.
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Brendan Fraser Dips Hands into "Inkheart"

August 24, 2006 02:46:02 GMT

Inkheart picture
Adding one more big screen project into his resume, Brendan Fraser has reached a deal to have a starring role in "Inkheart", an adaptation of the Cornelia Funke's best-selling children's novel, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

A production of New Line Cinema, pic will likely to stay true to the book's story which follows the journey of a girl as she tries to save her kidnapped father who has an ability to bring characters from books to life. Fraser will portray the father, Mortimer "Mo" Folchart or known more as Silvertongue under the direction of "The Skeleton Key" helmer Iain Softley. Playwright David Lindsay-Abaire is set to write the adaptation with Funke and Ileen Maisel seating as producers.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Britney Spears & Paris Hilton Being Banned

August 24, 2006 02:41:22 GMT

Britney Spears and Paris Hilton being banned. The two stars have their projects censored. As of Spears, the singer's nude and pregnant photo for the October cover of Harper's Bazaar has been banned by bosses of Tokyo's subway.

The publishers of the publication actually had hoped to post it in a station in a trendy area of Tokyo, yet Tokyo Metro staff decided that the image was a bit too much for commuters. "We thought some of our customers would find it to be overly stimulating," Tokyo Metro spokesman commented.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Beyonce Knowles Plans A November Wedding

August 24, 2006 02:20:08 GMT

After the many rumors surrounding their romance, the shocking news finally comes up. Beyonce Knowles reportedly is planning to marry boyfriend Jay-Z in November later this year.

The ceremony, said to worth of $3 million, will be 'the wedding to end all weddings,' so said Beyonce to a friend. "Beyonce feels like she's living a fairy tale so why shouldn't her wedding be equally magical?", the source continues.
 
 
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