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Julianne Moore To Play Fanatic Mother In Latest ‘Carrie’ Remake

1976, 2002 And Now 2012

We heard in March that a new Carrie remake is in the works. Stephen King’s novel was made into a film in 1976, then adapted in 2002, and now it is being remade again.Chloe Moretz is already set to play the title character, Carrie. Today we have learned that Julianne Moore has been offered the role of the nightmarish religious fanatic mother, Margaret White, the role that Piper Laurie received an Oscar nomination for. Do you think this could be a good role for Julianne? More »

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Cate Blanchett Guest Stars In ‘Family Guy’ This Week

Cate Is Naughty Penelope

The lovely Cate Blanchett will be lending her voice to the team at Family Guy as the guest star in this week’s episode, airing Sunday night. Cate plays the role of little Penelope, the new girl in town, who like Stewie, prefers to live dangerously. With a slight English-come-Aussie accent, Cate play Stewie’s gal pal perfectly, and she’s a little cutie. Check out the sneak peek of Cate Blanchett in the hilarious animation, Family Guy. More »

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Rooney Mara To Play The Lead In Big Screen Adaptation Of Novel ‘Brooklyn’

Novel Adaptation

We saw pics of Rooney Mara recently on the set of her new movie, The Bitter Pill, where she stars alongside Jude Law. She is sporting a very different look to her famed The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo style. Rooney’s black hair is long gone and she is now a strawberry blonde. Today we have learned that she is not only looking different, but going to continue challenging her acting niche. It has been reported that Rooney is attached to a new movie, the big-screen adaptation of Colm Toibin’s best-selling novel Brooklyn. She will play the lead role in a story set in NYC and Ireland in the early 1950′s about a young woman who is torn between her family obligations in her hometown of Ireland and her new world and American lover. Do you think this is a good role for Rooney? More »

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Jennie Garth Set To Play The Lead In Film Adaptation ‘The Eleventh Victim’

Jennie Garth to Hailey Dean

The last few weeks we have been hearing about Jennie Garth in the context of her divorce from hubby, Peter Facinelli. The lovely, Jennie, celebrated her 40th birthday last week with her 90210 buddies, and today she has more to celebrate – she will be the lead in the upcoming novel-to-movie adaptation, The Eleventh Victim. More »

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Ray Stevenson Joins The Season 7 Cast Of ‘Dexter’

Will He Be THE Big Bad?

Earlier this week we heard Michael C. Hall himself comment on the forthcoming 7th season of Dexter and today we learn some exciting casting news about the show. Actor Ray Stevenson has been added to the season 7 cast of the show. According to reports, Stevenson will play a bad guy in the upcoming season … er, or at least one of the bad guys … but will he be THE main bad guy? Click below to learn more about his reported involvement on Dexter. More »

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Lifetime TV Confirms That Lindsay Lohan Will Play Elizabeth Taylor

It's Official

Back in February we first learned that Lindsay Lohan had nabbed the role of Elizabeth Taylor in an upcoming Lifetime TV movie formerly titled Elizabeth & Richard: A Love Story (it has since been renamed Liz & Dick). At the time, we heard that Lindsay was seriously prepping for the role but there was NO official confirmation from anyone that she had actually won the role. Today we hear from Lifetime TV officially that L. Lo will play the late Elizabeth Taylor in a made-for-TV biopic about her life. Like it or not, we now know officially that Lindsay will portray Liz on the small screen. More »

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Russell Crowe Will Play Noah In Darren Aronofsky’s Biblical Biopic

Oh My Gawd

Darren Aronofsky, the director who wowed the world with his 2010 film Black Swan, has begun preproduction work on a new filmed based on the biblical character Noah. As you may know, Noah was the man chosen by God to build an ark big enough to house 2 of every living animal on Earth so that they and mankind could be saved during the apocalyptic flood created by God as punishment of man’s wicked ways. Russell Crowe, an actor notorious for his own wicked ways, has been cast in the role of Noah. Irony or perfect casting? More »

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Tony Danza To Play Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s Dad In Unnamed Directorial Debut

Who's The Boss?

A couple of weeks back to reported on Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s exciting directorial debut film which is to star Scarlett Johansson and Julianne Moore. Now they are adding one more to the cast with Tony Danza, star of Who’s The Boss, to play JGL’s father in the yet to be titled movie. The news come to us via Variety who reported that the two actors worked together back in 1994 in the Disney film Angels in the Outfield, and are not coming back together for JGL’s first film as triple threat – writer, director and actor. . More »

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Taylor Swift May Play Joni Mitchell In ‘Girls Like Us’ Film Adaptation

Can Taylor Do Joni?

There was talk for a while about Taylor Swift being cast in the film adaptation of Les Misérables, but we have known for a few months now that she did not get that role, and we have seen some amazing pics of the cast in character. Now there are fresh reports that is Taylor up for another film adaptation role – this time to play Joni Mitchell in Girls Like Us. Obviously, nothing is confirmed, and at this stage these are mere reports, but what do you think, is this destined for casting failure or do you think it could work? More »

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First Look: Anthony Hopkins In Character As Alfred Hitchcock In ‘Hitchcock’

The Man, The Myth

Last month we learned that Scarlett Johansson and Jessica Biel have both been cast in the upcoming biopic film Hitchcock (formerly titled Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho) and today we get our first look at lead actor Sir Anthony Hopkins in the role of Alfred Hitchcock himself. As you can see below, Hopkins makes a pretty fantastic Hitchcock in this just released, first promo photo. Click below to see what Anthony Hopkins looks like in the guise of Alfred Hitchcock. More »

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