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'Jersey Boys' movie hires 'Gladiator' screenwriter John Logan

Two-time Oscar nominee John Logan has written about ancient Rome (Gladiator), 1870s Japan (The Last Samurai), and 1930s-era Paris (Hugo). Now he’ll be turning his attention to early-’60s New Jersey.

The screenwriter has been hired by producers Graham King (an Oscar-winner for The Departed) and Tim Headington to adapt a film version of the hit Broadway show Jersey Boys, a jukebox musical about the unlikely stardom of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. (See a video clip.) READ FULL STORY

Amanda Seyfried as sex starlet Linda Lovelace in porn biopic -- FIRST LOOK

If you already know the true story, looking at this first official photo of Amanda Seyfried in the 1970s pornstar bio-pic Lovelace may recall the lines of a Smokey Robinson song from just before this era.

“Take a good look at my face / You’ll see my smile looks out of place …” READ FULL STORY

Demi Moore and Adam Brody join 'Lovelace' porn biopic

Amanda Seyfried is getting more company in the pornstar biopic Lovelace, with Demi Moore joining the cast to play feminist icon Gloria Steinem and Adam Brody costarring as the mustachioed X-rated actor Harry Reems. READ FULL STORY

The new trailer for 'The Iron Lady' is a veritable Oscar clip reel

Ahem, the lady doth’nt screech too much, thank you very much. In fact, in the latest trailer for the Margaret Thatcher biopic, The Iron Lady, Meryl Streep effortlessly takes on the seemingly thankless task of playing the resolute politician. Streep seems to all but disappear into the iconic figure and pays the proper respect to the U.K.’s first female prime minister. If the latest preview is any indication of things to come, the Academy might just return the favor to the actress. Watch the full clip below: READ FULL STORY

'The Iron Lady': Meryl Streep says accents are the easiest thing she does

In her long and celebrated career, it seems like Meryl Streep never met an accent she didn’t like — and master. We’ve heard her do Italian, Danish, Irish-American, Australian, Midwestern, Julia Child — a category in itself. In her latest film, The Iron Lady, Streep dons The King’s English in her buzz-worthy portrayal of the politically polarizing and historically unforgettable Margaret Thatcher.

What’s her secret? According to Streep, accents are the simple stuff. “You know, that’s like the easiest thing I do,” Streep said Tuesday night at a panel with Iron Lady director Phyllida Lloyd. “The kid part of it is copying a voice I’ve heard.”

That’s not to say the task is easy, but Streep said that when she dives into the mind and motivation of a character, the voice follows. “To capture how someone speaks is to capture them,” she said. READ FULL STORY

Chris Evans taking over for James Franco on 'The Iceman'

Captain America and General Zod are set to share the same screen. Chris Evans has replaced James Franco in the adaptation of The Iceman: The True Story of a Cold-Blooded Killer, EW has confirmed. (Deadline initially reported the story.)

Man of Steel‘s Michael Shannon plays Richard Kuklinski, the imposing mob hit-man who bragged of committing more than 100 gruesome murders, and Evans will play his mentor in the crime drama, based on Anthony Bruno’s 1993 book. Production is set to begin in January, according to a source close to production, with Israeli director Ariel Vromen at the helm.

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Latest 'Iron Lady' trailer: Dancing with The Gipper, dancing for her life

We already learned about Margaret Thatcher’s non-negotiable pearls and got a good look at her in previous promotional materials for The Iron Lady. Now, a new U.K. trailer has been released for Meryl Streep’s upcoming Thatcher biopic. Underscored by Madness’s “Our House,” the trailer showcases the femininity that made Thatcher a standout politician (can you imagine Pierre Trudeau or Mikhail Gorbachev going for a spin on the dance floor with Ronald Reagan?) and conveys the conflict that arose from Thatcher’s dogged drive — the very same drive that led her to make history by becoming the U.K’s first female prime minister. Thatcher certainly owns the first half of the trailer, but Streep is the star of the second, as her sure-to-be-Oscar-nominated performance walks a tightrope between Thatcher’s tough-as-nails political persona and her personal vulnerability. See the full trailer after the jump. READ FULL STORY

Box office report: 'Immortals' shields off 'Jack and Jill' and 'Puss in Boots' with $32 million debut

After two weekends atop the box office, Puss in Boots was thwarted by a pair of newcomers, Immortals and Jack and Jill, both of which opened to solid numbers. J. Edgar wasn’t quite as fortunate, but overall, the box office exhibited life like it hasn’t for the past few months, and the top ten ticked up 18 percent over the same weekend last year — a good sign headed into Thanksgiving. Check out all the details below: READ FULL STORY

More 'Marilyn' clips: Michelle Williams' Monroe meets her match

The buzz keeps building for Michelle Williams’ performance as the famous blonde that gentleman most preferred. In four videos for My Week With Marilyn, which opens Nov. 23, Williams continues to balance the duality of the famously fragile bombshell. In one of the two new clips, she’s playful and spontaneous, surprising her new friend (Eddie Redmayne) in the backseat of her car. In another, though, she’s a lost little girl as Vivian Leigh (Julia Ormond) deigns to address her during a visit to see her husband, “Larry” Olivier (Kenneth Branagh), on the set of 1957’s The Prince and the Showgirl. Watch below: READ FULL STORY

'My Week With Marilyn': Michelle Williams likes it hot in new clips

Tackling the role of Marilyn Monroe can be daring high-wire performance art. Not only is she a complex character — recall that HBO’s 1996 biopic featured two actresses (Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino) playing the dueling sides of Norma Jean/Marilyn — but the danger of slipping into caricature is a looming temptation. But in two recently released clips for My Week With Marilyn, which opens Nov. 23, Michelle Williams seems to have a firm handle on both Monroe the Myth and Monroe the Woman.

First, the Myth — the iconic temptress playing a role on stage. In the Moviefone clip, a pouty-lipped Williams slinks through a musical number and lands in the muscled arms of two suitors. In the second clip, she’s just a woman taking a bath — who happens to know that the man who is watching sees only “Marilyn Monroe.” She doesn’t seem above using that to her advantage. Take a peek: READ FULL STORY

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