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Seven Psychopaths
Mickey Rourke (“The Expendables”), Sam Rockwell (“Moon”) and Christopher Walken (“The Deer Hunter”) have joined Colin Farrell in writer/director Martin McDonagh’s black comedy. The film tells of a screenwriter (Farrell) struggling for inspiration for his script, Seven Psychopaths, who gets drawn into the dog kidnapping schemes of his oddball friends (Rockwell and Walken). (More…)

The Hunger Games
Alexander Ludwig (”Race to Witch Mountain”) will play Cato and Isabelle Fuhrman (”Orphan”) will play Clove in the Gary Ross directed adaptation of the Suzanne Collins novel.

Bailout
Jack Black will star in the Michael Winterbottom directed comedy “which follows the misadventures of Matt Prior (Black), who loses his job, is crippled with debt, is convinced his wife is having an affair. He’s two weeks from losing his home when he meets two losers at the supermarket who offer him a strange business opportunity and his last chance to save himself.” Filming begins in August. (More…)

Nobody Walks/The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Former “Dark Blue” star Dylan McDermott has joined the cast of both the indie dramedy “Nobody Walks” (It’s about a Los Angeles family that takes in a stranger who winds up disrupting their lives) and the film adaptation of “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”, starring Logan Lerman as a boy whose life dramatically changes as he learns about secrets buried deep in his past during his freshman year of high school (More…)

Ride
Helen Hunt (“Soul Surfer”) will star in, produce and direct the indie romantic comedy. “Hunt will play the mother of a 20-year-old NYU student, and when he leaves for a summer in California, this strong-willed magazine-editor mother is alarmed. When he reveals he’s abandoning school for the surfing life, she follows him to L.A. There, each finds their own version of love, sex and self discovery.” (More..)

Loft
Wentworth Miller (“Prison Break”) and Eric Stonestreet (“Modern Family”) are in talks to join the indy thriller about a group of men who get together for a shindig in which all their mistresses are invited. When a woman turns up dead, everyone becomes a suspect. (More…)

The Great Gatsby
VCA grad Elizabeth Debicki has been selected by Baz Luhrmann to play Jordan Baker in his star-studded film adaptation of the F.Scott Fitzgerald novel. (More…)

Untitled Dark Comedy
Colin Firth (“The King’s Speech”) and Emily Blunt (“The Adjustment Bureau”) will team for an untitled flick by Dante Ariola. “Firth plays a man who hates his job and is hated by his ex-wife and son. Feeling he missed his one shot at living the dream, he fakes his death and buys a new identity. Along the way he meets a woman (Blunt) who is also trying to leave her past behind. The pair break into empty homes and pose as the absent owners. The two find a kindship despite all the lying. ” (More…)

Cloud Atlas
Ben Whishaw and Hugo Weaving will join Tom Hanks and Halle Berry for the film adaptation of David Mitchell’s famed novel. (More…)

The Words
Dennis Quaid (“Any Given Sunday”, “Tombstone”) has joined Bradley Cooper and Jeremy Irons in the tale of a writer who must dearly pay the price for stealing another’s work. (More…)

The Bleeder
Liev Schrieber (“Salt”), Naomi Watts (“Fair Game”) and Christina Hendricks (“Mad Men”) will star in a boxing drama about Chuck Wepner, the former heavyweight champ who trained Sly Stallone for “Rocky”. (More…)

I, Alex Cross
Jean Reno (“The Pink Panther”) will play an unspecified role in the Tyler Perry-starring ‘Alex Cross’ reboot. (More…)

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