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Weekly Movie News Rundown

September 13, 2014

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Time for your weekly movie news update!  Below you’ll find a slew of sentences meant to provide a brief glimpse of what’s been going on over the past week in movieland.  If something leaves you desperate for more info, then my advice is to do a little extra research on one or all of the following fantastic sites:  Latino Review, Dark Horizons, Ain’t It Cool News, CHUD and/or JoBlo.  Read on!

Blake Jenner (Glee), Tyler Hoechlin (Teen Wolf) and Wyatt Russell (22 Jump Street) have reportedly been offered the lead roles in Richard Linklater’s next film, That’s What I’m Talking About.  It’s said to have Dazed And Confused-esque tone and the story will center around a freshman basketball player at college.

Theo James (Divergent) is set to start in the Underworld reboot.

Paul Greengrass will reportedly direct Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill in The Ballad Of Richard Jewell.  The film would follow Jewell, the security guard who discovered a suspicious backpack during the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta and was later considered to be a possible terrorist suspect.

Morgan Freeman has joined the cast of Ted 2 and the remake of Ben-Hur.

Sylvester Stallone is set to direct and star in Rambo: Last Blood.

23 Jump Street is currently being written by Rodney Rothman (he partly wrote 22 Jump Street).

James Franco is set to adapt Chuck Palahniuk’s Rant.

Ang Lee may direct the adaptation of Billy Lynn’s Iraq War novel Long Halftime Walk.

Rumor has is that Orland Bloom may have a role in the next Pirates of the Caribbean entry.

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Weekly Movie News Rundown

July 28, 2013

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Time for your weekly movie news update!  Below you’ll find a slew of sentences meant to provide a brief glimpse of what’s been going on over the past week in movieland.  If something leaves you desperate for more info, then my advice is to do a little extra research on one or all of the following fantastic sites:  Latino Review, Dark Horizons, Ain’t It Cool News, CHUD and/or JoBlo.  Read on!

James McAvoy will play Victor Von Frankenstein in Paul McGuigan’s Frankenstein.

James McTeigue (V For Vendetta) is set to direct a remake of Bloodsport.

Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine) will star opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger in the zombie-themed Maggie.

Jessica Alba has signed on for a role in Stretch.  The film is being directed by Joe Carnahan (The Grey), and it follows a limo driver on a wild night in LA.

Topher Grace has joined the cast for Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar.

Sacha Baron Cohen has dropped out of the Freddie Mercury biopic due to creative differences.

Michael B. Jordan and Sylvester Stallone are reportedly set to star in a Rocky spinoff titled Creed.  Jordan will play the grandson of Apollo Creed.

Ben Foster may star in one of the three Lance Armstrong biopics currently in the works.  His would be directed by Stephen Frears (High Fidelity).

The Butterfly Effect is reportedly getting a reboot.

Michael Caine has joined the cast for Matthew Vaughn’s Secret Service.  He’ll play the head of the spy agency in the movie.  Also, newcomer Taron Egerton is reportedly in talks for the lead role.

John Williams will officially score the new Star Wars trilogy.

Vin Diesel will star in World’s Most Wanted.  The film will follow a team of specialists who go on the run after uncovering a massive conspiracy.

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