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The East
Alexander Skarsgard (“Battleship”, “True Blood”) will star in the Zat Batmanglij directed thriller, the story of a female agent who infiltrates an eco-terrorist group. Brit Marling plays the lead. (More…)

Magic Mike
Cody Horn will play the sister of an up-and-coming male dancer played by Alex Pettyfer, who develops a love interest with Channing Tatum’s stripper, in the Steven Soderbergh-directed film. (More…)

The Story of Bonnie & Clyde
Hilary Duff will no longer be the female lead of the long-gestating gangster pic. In addition, Kevin Zegers (“Transamerica”) has also dropped out of the film – he’d have played Clyde. The producers say both can’t do the film due to scheduling difficulties (the film begins shooting later this year and neither are available). “Due to our obligations with investors and international buyers it is imperative that we stick to our current schedule,” they added. “Therefore we are forced to explore other options for the two lead roles. Unfortunately this happens all the time in the world of filmmaking.”

Danger Girl
Kate Beckinsale, Milla Jovovich and Sofia Vergara are rumoured to be up for the feature film version of the comic book. Todd Lincoln, director of “The Apparition”, is attached to direct the film for Benderspink. (
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Little Boy
“Mission Impossible : Ghost Protocol” star Tom Wilkinson has joined the cast of the drama, the story of an 8-year-old who is left to defend himself against classroom bullies when his father goes off to War. Ben Chaplin, Emily Watson and David Henrie are also onboard the film, currently lensing in Baja, California. (More…)

Byzantium
“X-Men : First Class” star Caleb Landy Jones will join Saoirse Ronan and Gemma Arterton in Neil Jordan’s vampire pic. The film revolves around a mother and daughter who are vampires and arrive in a small British town revealing their secret to the town. Jones plays a teenager dying of leukemia which in turns forces him to struggle with his mortality, causing Saorsie Ronan’s character to struggle with her own immortality. (More…)

Rush
Alexandra Maria Lara (”Downfall”) will co-star in the Ron Howard racing pic, the story of the rivalry between British driver James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth) and Austrian F1 champion Niki Lauda (Daniel Bruhl). (More...)

This is Forty
Jason Segel may or may not be reprising his role from “Knocked Up” for the Paul Rudd/Leslie Mann spin-off. Either way, he’s in the film (More…)

Untitled Oswalt/Knoxville comedy
Johnny Knoxville and Patton Oswalt have signed on to co-star in Todd Rohal’s latest, an outlandish yet poignant comedy about a pair of battling brothers who attempt to honor their ailing father by taking a troop of boys on a last ditch camping trip that goes wildly wrong. The film marks the first time comedic foils Knoxville and Oswalt will be sharing the big screen. Joining the team for the ensemble comedy are Rob Riggle, Maura Tierney & Patrice O’Neal. The still untitled film is written and will be directed by emerging comedic auteur Todd Rohal.

The Expendables 2
Donnie Yen (“Ip Man”, “Blade 2″) has been offered a “tailor-made” role in the Simon West directed sequel (More…)

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