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Rob Corddry to Go "Semi-Pro"

February 02, 2007 09:19:05 GMT

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Taking his next step after successfully jumping into the cast of "Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle" sequel, Rob Corddry is reported to be in final negotiations to take part in New Line Cinema's sports comedy "Semi-Pro" joining Will Ferrell, Woody Harrelson, Andre Benjamin, and Will Arnett.

If a deal is truly reached, the funnyman will land the role of Harrelson's nemesis, the man who is dating his ex-girlfriend. Meanwhile, Harrelson has already been billed as a player in basketball team Flint Michigan Tropics, which is coached and owned by Ferrel's character, Jackie Moon.

Lindsay Lohan Abandons the "Importance"

February 02, 2007 05:03:17 GMT

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Wanting to put more "focus on getting better" in taking care of her personal health at Laurel Canyon's Wonderland Center, Lindsay Lohan has decided to quit the cast of "A Woman of No Importance" which Annette Bening also stars in.

"Lindsay is sad that she's unable to finally get to work with Annette, because she's a huge fan and respects her," Lohan's publicist Leslie Sloane Zelnik told People magazine.

Martin Campbell Not Helming "Bond 22"

February 02, 2007 04:15:04 GMT

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No, Martin Campbell won't be back for more James Bond. The filmmaker himself stated to press at the Chinese premiere for "Casino Royale" on Monday, January 29 that he would not likely be directing "Bond 22" amid the huge success of the 21st installment worldwide.

With Campbell's announcement, the director seat for the project therefore remains vacant after Roger Michell previously decided to quit the negotiations for the spot back in August 2006.

Walden Posting "The Screwtape Letters"

February 01, 2007 09:52:18 GMT

Aiming to spark another potential feature following the success of "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe", Philip Anschutz's Walden Media is teaming up with Ralph Winter Productions to set up "The Screwtape Letters" for the big screen.

Based on C.S. Lewis' 1942 book of the same name, the project thus will be the company's second adaptation of the author's work after "Narnia" series. It is about to be produced under Walden's Bristol Bay Productions banner for a 2008 release. Names to either write or direct have not yet been attached.

Jennifer Garner Has "Christmas in Connecticut"

February 01, 2007 09:27:52 GMT

Looking forward to reunite with "13 Going On 30" producers Susan Arnold and Donna Roth, Jennifer Garner has signed on to be the leadstar in rom-com feature "Christmas in Connecticut", a remake of a 1945 screwball comedy of the same title.

The original version, starring Barbara Stanwyck and Dennis Morgan, centers on a food writer who is believed to be living on a cozy farm in Connecticut with her husband and baby whereas in fact she is a single woman living on her own in New York.

Richard Gere and Diane Lane Travel to "Rodanthe"

February 01, 2007 09:01:38 GMT

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Poised to meet each other onscreen again after their collaboration in "Unfaithful", Richard Gere and Diane Lane have both agreed to take part in "Nights in Rodanthe", a romantic drama project coming from Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures.

Here Gere will portray a doctor who checks into an inn in a North Carolina beach town during his trip to reconcile with his estranged son. There he unexpectedly encounters a life-changing romance with a woman who is under consideration whether to stay in her unhappy marriage or simply give it up.

Warner Bros. Looks for Another "Wonder Woman" Script

February 01, 2007 08:29:51 GMT

Seemingly searching for alternatives in developing the long-gestating project of "Wonder Woman", Warner Bros. Pictures and Silver Pictures are quietly in the process of buying a script for the flick from writing duo Matthew Jennison and Brent Strickland, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

The trade, however, pointed out that the purchase is actually a pre-emptive measure undertaken to take the spec script off the market in order to protect itself against the possibility that any similarities between the scripts could be fodder for future legal action.

Stars Waving "Yellow Handkerchief"

February 01, 2007 06:40:30 GMT

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Openly discussing about what project she will next jump into, Kristen Stewart, known for her role as Jodie Foster's daughter in "Panic Room", has told MTV that she is slated to film a big screen feature entitled "The Yellow Handkerchief."

Also stating that William Hurt and Maria Bello are both joining her in the cast, the starlet said that the project is about two "amazing love stories" which follow "three very unlikely characters who come together ... out of need."

"Departed" Sequel Script in Works


February 01, 2007 06:07:54 GMT

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Updating news about the possibility of a sequel to "The Departed", The Hollywood Reporter has pointed out that a script for the project is indeed being worked on by "Departed" scribe William Monahan.

Trade says that the script would bring back temperamental foul-mouthed cop Dignam, played by Mark Wahlberg, while introducing a new character envisioned for Robert De Niro to play as Wahlberg previously indicated last month.

Warner Bros. Attacked By "Invaders"

February 01, 2007 04:36:59 GMT

More action-thriller will come from Warner Bros. Pictures for sure. Variety has revealed that the studio is about to develop a big screen feature of the genre entitled "Invaders" in collaboration with Basil Iwanyk's Thunder Road and Pierce/Williams Entertainment.

Written by Jayson Rothwell, the project revolves around a group of thieves who are forced by a rogue U.S. government agent to retrieve a video showing the affair between the president and the wife of an Arab sheik. No word yet on production date, but it is said that filming will take place in the U.S., Canada, France, and South Africa.

Russell Crowe Settles in "Nottingham"

February 01, 2007 04:03:27 GMT

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Following its victorious attempt to secure to rights to hotly-pursued spec script of "Nottingham" written by "Sleeper Cell" scribes Ethan Reiff and Cyrus Voris, Universal Pictures has reportedly picked up Russell Crowe to topline the project, which it will develop alongside Imagine Entertainment.

With the inclusion, Crowe therefore once again finds himself work under Imagine after crime drama "American Gangster" which is set to open this year on November 2. Prior to this Ridley Scott-directed flick, the Oscar-winning actor played the title character in another Imagine's production "Cinderella Man" back in 2005.

Dino De Laurentiis to Expose More "Hannibal" Stories

February 01, 2007 03:23:33 GMT

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Looking on producer Dino De Laurentiis' optimism toward the potentiality of his upcoming producing work "Hannibal Rising" to create big buzz among moviegoers, it should be no great surprise to learn that there will be more "Hannibal" films coming to the big screen as the man has suggested.

"I presume that we created a success with this new franchise about young Hannibal Lecter, and I want to start to think about going ahead with the story," he told MTV.

Jason Patric and Danny Huston Are "Downloading Nancy"

January 31, 2007 09:12:07 GMT

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Ready to add more depth into indie flick "Downloading Nancy", Jason Patric and Danny Huston have both signed on to join Maria Bello and Ray Liotta in the cast list of the project.

A production of Tule River Films, the picture sees Bello play an unhappy wife named Nancy who wants to end her own life by hiring a man she meets on the Internet to kill her, played by Liotta. Things get complicated when the two unexpectedly form a relationship, which makes it difficult for the man to finish the task.

Eleven Jump Into "Harold and Kumar" Sequel

January 31, 2007 08:52:32 GMT

Rounding out the companions to John Cho and Kal Penn for the "Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle" follow-up, Mandate Pictures and New Line Cinema have smoothly included eleven more names to the project's cast list, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Five of them namely David Krumholtz, Neil Patrick Harris, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Christopher Meloni, and Paula Garces are the cast member from the first installment of the franchise while the rest six are new players consisting of Rob Corddry, Ed Helms, Jack Conley, Roger Bart, Danneel Harris, and Eric Winter.

DreamWorks Documents "Gullible's Travels"

January 31, 2007 08:09:34 GMT

Set to entertain more in delivering laughs for moviegoers, DreamWorks is about to develop a sci-fi comedy titled "Gullible's Travels" together with Bob Cooper's Landscape Entertainment.

Written by Ron J. Friedman and Steve Bencich who also seats as executive producers, the picture concerns the planet's most gullible man who is conducting time travel via a portable potty to save the life of the woman he loves. However, as he runs into her in the past and future, the guy believes he is meeting relatives of hers rather than the woman herself.
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