10 Breaking Bits : Homesman, Best of Me, Hobbit, Les Miserables & more

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1. “Mary Mother of Christ” may have secured the talents of Sir Ben Kingsley (“Hugo”) to play King Herod.

2. ”Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day”, the film adaptation of the children’s book that was to star Steve Carell, is no longer happening at Fox.

3. A new extended trailer for “The Master” has been released. This one looks great!

4. Meryl Streep and Hilary Swank will join Tommy Lee Jones in “The Homesman”, which Jones also writes, directs and produces. The period piece “follows a pioneer, played by Jones, and a frontier woman as they escort three insane women across the American prairie.”

5. “Kick-Ass” co-creator Mark Millar has been hired as a creative consultant on 20th Century Fox’s Marvel film properties.

6. Michael Hoffman (“One Fine Day”) will direct “The Best of Me”, an adaptation of the Nicholas Sparks novel about two teen lovers who reunite 25 years down the track.

7. A new poster for “The Hobbit”, featuring the dwarf characters, is doing the rounds :

8. A new behind-the-scenes video for “White House Down” starring Channing Tatum is online.

9. The first poster for Dreamworks’ “The Croods” is here :

10. A new TV spot for “Les Miserables” is online :