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Donald Petrie Ejoys Chasing Dinner

November 22, 2005 01:51:56 GMT

Neither breakfast nor lunch. Brunch? No, it's 'Dinner' that he enjoys very much. Yes Donald Petrie loves "Chasing Dinner" that he has signed on to helm the film for the Yari Film Group.

"Chasing Dinner," written by the team of Bruce Evans and Ray Gideon, is a drama romance comedy which is set in a small town whose residents' lives are turned upside down when three pigs escape being butchered to become "hams on the lam," spurring a media circus during the holiday season.

Hollywood Actresses Fight for Jeannie's Part

November 21, 2005 09:18:52 GMT

At least three capable actresses are competing to get the role of Jeannie in the upcoming movie adaptation of TV series "I Dream of Jeannie." They are Jennifer Garner, Kate Hudson and Lindsay Lohan. The three of them will try their best to win the role in the comedy fantasy to be directed by Gurinder Chada.

To your notice, Keira Knightley and Jessica Simpson were among the favorites to land the role. Unfortunately, they didn't make it.

Harry Potter Does A Magic Tricks on the Box Office

November 21, 2005 08:44:53 GMT

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As everyone may think of and has predicted before, Harry Potter again speaks the spell. The adventure - fantasy flick, tentatively titled "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire," gloriously grossed $101.4 million in its debut weekend, to be the best movie in the box office of USA for November 18th to November 20th, 2005 period.

"The Potter franchise is just irresistible to moviegoers," so Paul Dergarabedian, president of box-office tracker Exhibitor Relations commented. "The combination of the Potter books and the love audiences have for the movies conspired a big opening weekend." In fact, Harry Potter really does the magic tricks on the box office. And it is a big success.

David Bowie Joining the Prestige Cast

November 21, 2005 08:10:39 GMT

Prestige, The picture
Music is interesting. But, movie also is challenging. Thus rock star David Bowie is joining the cast of "The Prestige," which already include the likes of Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale and Michael Caine.

"The Prestige" is a drama action genre which script is being worked by film director Christopher Nolan. Based on Christopher Priest's 1996 novel and was adapted by Nolan's brother, Jonathan Nolan, who also wrote the short story on which Nolan's breakout movie, "Memento" was based, the film is scheduled to shoot in January with a budget of $40 million range.

Employee of the Month Is Jessica Simpson

November 21, 2005 07:35:13 GMT

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Becoming a pop singer and actress has yet satisfied Jessica Simpson. The actress wanting more than that. Still it has something to do with acting, but this time she is about to take the risk playing the role of "Employee of the Month" alongside Dane Cook. The point perhaps is the challenge.

Anyway, "Employee of the Month" is a comedy film of the Lions Gate, which Gregory Coolidge will direct from his won script. The story of the flick, which is scheduled for a spring start date, begins when hearing that the story hottie will date the employee of the month, two slacker Costco workers vie for the honor.

Actor Richard Gere in Sex Research for the Flock

November 21, 2005 03:41:55 GMT

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For movie workers, especially actor or actress, acting is everything. That one plays a very crucial role and is a decisive factor in their career. Thus, it is needed for movie stars to really go deep into the character they're going to play in movies.

For the same reason, senior actor Richard Gere willingly does a sex research for the sake of his next role in the upcoming drama thriller "The Flock." There he is set to play a hyper-vigilant federal agent who, while training his young female replacement, has to track down a missing girl who he is convinced is connected to a paroled sex offender he is investigating.

10 Animated Films Fight for Oscar Nod

November 19, 2005 03:41:22 GMT

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Film awards season is near and everyone is waiting for the big event, Oscar. In the announcement released Thursday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences listed the 10 films which will be considered for Oscar nominations in the Animated-Feature category.

Included in the list among others are "Chicken Little," "Gulliver's Travel," "Hoodwinked," "Howl's Moving Castle," "Madagascar," "Robots," "Steamboy," "Corpse Bride," "Valiant," and "Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit."

Stars Competing to Win Blades of Glory

November 19, 2005 02:44:46 GMT

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"Blades of Glory." That thing is really matter for Will Ferrell and Jon Heder. Also for Will Arnett and Amy Poehler. Thus, due to such fact, the four of them would compete to win that.

Ferrell, Heder, Arnett, and Poehler will all compete in the upcoming comedy flick to be directed by Josh Gordon and Will Speck. Ben Stiller, who is producing the DreamWorks project along with Stuart Cornfeld and John Jacobs, also will appear in a cameo role.

Thomas Jane About to Tame the Mutant

November 19, 2005 02:24:43 GMT

Thomas Jane of "The Punisher" will for this time try another new job. The movie star would likely to become a tamer. He is about to tame the "Mutant."

Tentatively titled "The Mutant Chronicles," the sci-fi action genre is set in the 23rd century, in which four giant corporations have pillaged the last of the planet's resources, causing a demonic, marauding army of underworld NecroMutants to wage war against humans for what remains.

Cheadle & Sandler to Join Reign O'er Me Cast

November 17, 2005 04:26:26 GMT

Can you still remember the September 11, 2001 WTC incident? The misfortune will always be remembered and listed in the world's history. As a concrete remembrance to the accident that changes many people's life, writer-director Mike Binder is developing "Reign O'er Me," a drama that follows the story of a man who lost his family on Sept. 11 and has never recovered from his grief.

The main role then runs into his former college roommate who has become a doctor and who is determined to help his ex-roomie come to grips with his loss. Don Cheadle and Adam Sandler are the two actors already in talks to star in. In the meantime, Sony Pictures Entertainment is trying to acquire the Binder-scripted film and would make it next year with a budget under $20 million.

Universal Gets Ready for Turbulence

November 17, 2005 04:04:03 GMT

Universal Pictures is preparing themselves to welcome the "Turbulence." Not in the real meaning, but this one is a drama movie, which will more or less has something to do with such emotional situation.

"Turbulence," which is of Tom Pabst, will be produced by Mirage partners Sydney Pollack and Anthony Minghella. The story tells about an L.A.-based pilot who is frustrated by his life until, over the course of several flights to Tokyo, he stumbles on a conspiracy that fascinates him. Soon, he's drawn to commit a crime that leads him into the arms of a beautiful woman and into the Tokyo underworld.

Rothman Let Loose His Bird Early

November 17, 2005 03:47:09 GMT

Not without reason, but because he wants the best for all. Thus, Rodney Rothman let loose his "Bird" early to Paramount Pictures. Rothman, who wrote the drama genre tentatively titled "Early Bird," will let the flick to be produced by Judd Apatow.

"Early Bird" actually is started as a book, dubbed "Early Bird: a Memoir of Premature Retirement." The story is inspired by Rothman's life after losing his writing gig at Late Show With David Letterman. Published in May, the book centers on a writer in his late 20s who loses his television job. He then moves into a Florida senior community and learns to love the laid-back lifestyle.

Because Mandy Moore Said So

November 16, 2005 07:49:26 GMT

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Teen star Mandy Moore has joined the cast for the upcoming drama romance "Because I Said So" which stars Diane Keaton as well.

The film, written by Karen Leigh Hopkins and Jessie Nelson, tells the story of a meddling mother (Keaton) who, in order to prevent her youngest daughter (Moore) from following in her footsteps, attempts to set her up with the right man.

Robert De Niro Returns to Film in 'Winter'

November 16, 2005 04:17:35 GMT

Years ago, he is best known for his tough roles in action films. His portrayal remains in everyone's heart. Now, as time goes by, the actor is set to make a comeback to film industry after years of hiatus.

Please welcome your idol; Robert De Niro. To mark his return to film, the actor is still in talks to star in "The Winter of Frankie Machine," a drama action flick based on a soon-to-be-published novel by Don Winslow.

Margaret Joined by More Cast

November 16, 2005 03:34:58 GMT

Margaret picture
"Margaret." What comes up in your mind in hearing the word? Maybe a woman's name. Well, that's probably right, but "Margaret" here is the title of a drama film. The story tells about a young woman witnesses a bus accident, and is caught up in the aftermath, where the question of whether or not it was intentional affects many people's lives.

Already on board to star in among others are Mark Ruffalo, Matt Damon, J. Smith-Cameron, Anna Paquin and Matthew Broderick. Meanwhile, Jean Reno has just joined those cast of the film, which Kenneth Lonergan wrote and is directing. Slated to play the main role is Paquin, while Reno will play Ramon, a South American millionaire who is pursuing Paquin's mother.
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