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Thomas Haden Church to Reveal "All About Steve"

June 25, 2007 07:55:13 GMT


Keen to make a leap from superhero movie to comedic feature, "Spider-Man 3" star Thomas Haden Church is involved in negotiations to be the male lead in Fox 2000's "All About Steve", The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Toplined by Sandra Bullock, pic finds the actress playing a brilliant crossword constructor who comes to a decision that a CNN cameraman she dates on only one short date is her true love. Trying to convince him they are perfect for each other, she recklessly trail the guy as he carries out his work hither and yon, crisscrossing the country while turning up at media events in her effort to do so.

Matt Dillon to Take Care of the "Old Dogs"

June 25, 2007 07:20:31 GMT


Set to find himself again working under Walt Disney Pictures after 2005's "Herbie: Fully Loaded", Matt Dillon is reportedly engaged in final talks to have a starring part in the company's comedy "Old Dogs" which "Wild Hogs" helmer Walt Becker is set to direct.

Already lined up the likes of Robin Williams, John Travolta, and Kelly Preston in the cast list, the flick centers on a divorced father of 6-year-old twins and his womanizing best friend/business partner who have their hands full when they're forced to care for the kids for two weeks.

Brett Ratner Nabs the "Playboy" Title

June 25, 2007 06:26:56 GMT


Stepping into the territory he never lands before in filmmaking, Brett Ratner is about to direct a biographical feature based on the life of Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner at Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment, Variety has reported.

Simply entitled "Playboy", the project will be produced by Brian Grazer and gets its script penned by John Hoffman, who most recently wrote "Queen of the Jews", a biopic of scandal-scarred former Miss America Bess Myerson. Hefner is learned to have given approval on the take last week during a meeting at the Playboy Mansion.

Eric Bana Flies to "Dubai"

June 25, 2007 05:01:03 GMT


Preferring to stand outside the spotlight this time, "Troy" star Eric Bana has been confirmed to team up with Paramount Pictures in making his debut as movie producer.

The Australian actor is said to have come onboard to executive produce a geopolitical drama entitled "Dubai" with Lorenzo di Bonaventura producing. Story concerns a young economist who is set up by Iranian operatives in Dubai in their plot to instigate the collapse of the U.S. economy, forcing him to go on the run to prove his innocence.

Weekend North American Box Office of June 22-24, 2007

June 25, 2007 04:00:25 GMT

Evan Almighty picture
The chain of success formed by sequel titles on the weekend domestic box office continues to go unbroken with the arrival of a new one on the line, none other than Universal's comedy "Evan Almighty."

Being the follow-up to 2003's "Bruce Almighty", the PG-rated flick gloriously strives to score a hefty $32.1 million in its first three-day run to thereby claim the top position on the chart ended June 24, 2007, winning over other new release of "1408."

Early Lineup Confirmed for the 32nd TIFF

June 23, 2007 07:19:05 GMT

No Country for Old Men picture
Though the official announcement won't come up until Tuesday, June 26, a series of film features have been confirmed to be screened at this year's Toronto International Film Festival with Jeremy Podeswa's "Fugitive Pieces" becoming the opening movie for the event as it comes to shape on September 6, 2007.

Locking in well-known titles, the festival has reportedly submitted the Coen Brothers' Cannes competition entry "No Country for Old Men" and period drama "Elizabeth: The Golden Age" in the list. Also included in the lineup are foreign productions like "4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days" and "The Flight of the Red Balloon" as well as local flicks "The Tracey Fragments" and "Shake Hands with the Devil."

Hawaii Will Be "Indy 4" Next Destination

June 23, 2007 06:02:53 GMT


After the cities of New Haven and Deming, the Ophidiophobic adventurer will continue his journey to Hawaii for sure.

Local paper the Hawaii Tribune-Herald has claimed that "Fourth Installment of the Indiana Jones Adventures" is going to have some of its scenes taken along Hamakua Coast, located on the Big Island of Hawaii. Lucasfilm was even reported to have set up a production office in Hilo, where filming of the project will be carried out for three weeks this August.

Cillian Murphy's Scarecrow Back in "The Dark Knight"


June 23, 2007 04:35:54 GMT

Dark Knight, The picture
Though recently indicated that his character, the Scarecrow, would not return for "The Dark Knight", Cillian Murphy appears to prove otherwise as a scooper for Superhero Hype! has claimed that the actor has been back to don the suit of the super-villain once again.

Presenting a spy report on the Chicago set of the movie, the source stated that Murphy has appeared in character during an action scene involving a confrontation of sorts between two gangs on the rooftop of a downtown parking structure.

Details Unveiled on Zac Efron's High School Comedy


June 23, 2007 03:56:27 GMT


Showing his openness on his new project at New Line Cinema, Zac Efron has willingly given a handful of info about the flick in a recent interview with MTV News.

Revealing that the film's title will be "Seventeen", the fast-rising actor delightfully pulled off the layer on the premise which has been kept under wraps since the project was first announced, saying the story is "kind of like a reverse 'Big', about a guy who is older and his life never came out how he planned."

"He" Is "John Hancock"

June 23, 2007 03:22:33 GMT


Opting to use another name for the project, filmmakers of "Tonight, He Comes" have decided to change the flick's title to "John Hancock" instead, IGN has confirmed.

Featuring a starry lineup consisting of Will Smith, Charlize Theron, and Jason Bateman, movie centers on a down-and-out superhero (Smith) with a bad image who gets aid from a corporate public relations consultant (Bateman) whose wife (Theron) turns out to have a "questionable" relationship with the hero.

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Making Film Debut

June 23, 2007 02:42:30 GMT


Successfully make a great comeback to music industry through their newest album "Strength & Loyalty", Bone Thugs-N-Harmony personnel are now setting their eyes on acting field.

Yes, the acclaimed hip-hop group has collaborated with up-and-coming filmmaker Rich Newey to develop a film feature titled "I Tried", the name taken from their first single of the new LP. Newey first met Bone Thugs-N-Harmony in 2002 when he was tapped to film the music video for the troupe's song "Home" to then begin working on the movie's script alongside Kevin Caruso.

50 Cent Has the Rights to "Kill"

June 22, 2007 09:36:08 GMT


Really paving a solid path in film industry, 50 Cent has landed a starring slot to play a drug dealer opposite veteran actors Al Pacino and Robert De Niro in Millenium Films' recently-announced "Righteous Kill", the rapper himself revealed during the launch of a Manhattan showroom for his G-Unit clothing on Tuesday, June 19.

"I'm not even sure they know yet," the guy told The New York Daily News. "Me and Robert were supposed to shoot a film where I played a police officer, but now Al and Robert play the cops."

David Strathairn Treats the "Sisters" Well

June 22, 2007 09:10:27 GMT


After a stint in thriller genre through "Fracture", now comes a horror turn for David Strathairn as The Hollywood Reporter has learned that the Oscar-nominated actor is coming onboard to join Elizabeth Banks in DreamWorks Pictures' "A Tale of Two Sisters."

An Americanized version of the 2003 Korean flick "Janghwa, Hongryeon", the project revolves around two sisters who return home after spending time in a mental institution. Banks has already billed as their cruel, obsessive stepmother while Strathairn is said to portray their concerned father.

Amy Adams to Express Her "Doubt"


June 22, 2007 08:36:52 GMT


Eager to have one more Oscar-recognized talent in the lineup, filmmakers of "Doubt" are reportedly holding negotiations with Academy Award nominee Amy Adams to have the beauty joined the flick's cast, which has already included Oscar winners Meryl Streep and Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Adapted from the John Patrick Shanley Pulitzer Prize-winning play, the drama concerns a Bronx Catholic school principal who confronts a popular priest upon suspecting him sexually harassing a black student. If deals are reached, Adams will likely play the pivotal role of a young nun caught in the tense confrontation between the two, portrayed by Streep and Hoffman.

Morgan Freeman Studies "Human Factor"

June 22, 2007 07:53:15 GMT


Set to take the similar step made by fellow thespian Forest Whitaker in "The Last King of Scotland", Morgan Freeman has given his commitment to play real-life leader of former South African President Nelson Mandela in independently financed drama "The Human Factor."

Based on John Carlin's upcoming book "The Human Factor: Nelson Mandela and the Game That Changed the World", the project is set after the fall of apartheid, when South Africa hosted the 1995 Rugby World Cup. Mandela was in his first term as the president of South Africa, and he used the event as a means to end decades of mistrust and hatred between whites and blacks.
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