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Casting Net: Nicole Kidman in negotiations to replace Gwyneth Paltrow in 'The Secret in Their Eyes'

• Nicole Kidman is in talks to replace Gwyneth Paltrow in The Secret in Their Eyes. The film is an English-language remake of Argentine writer/director Juan Jose Campanella‘s 2010 movie of the same name, which won the 2010 Academy Award for Best Foreign-Language Film. The original follows a retired attorney who writes a novel about an unsolved case and his unreciprocated love, hoping to put both behind him. Billy Ray will direct from a script he wrote, with some updates from the original. Julia Roberts and Chiwetel Ejiofor also star. [THR]

• Magic City is coming to the big screen with Bill Murray and Bruce Willis as its leads. The film is being adapted from the Starz drama of the same name, which was cancelled last year after its second season. Set in 1962 Miami, the story follows the lives of myriad gangsters, hoteliers, and politicians. The series’ creator, Mitch Glazer, will write and direct the film. He’s joined by the show’s original cast members: Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Olga Kurylenko, Danny Huston, and Kelly Lynch. [THR]

• Joel Edgerton’s untitled directorial debut has found its lead in Rebecca Hall. Edgerton, whose credits include Zero Dark Thirty and The Great Gatsby, also penned the screenplay and will co-star alongside Hall. Details about the suspense thriller’s plot have not yet been revealed. The film kicks off shooting next year. [The Wrap]

• Eric Bana and Ricky Gervais have signed on for Special Correspondents. The French comedy remake tells the story of a New York-based radio journalist (Bana) who makes up war reports from his Manhattan hideaway in order to save his job. Gervais will also write, direct, and produce the film, in addition to starring. [Variety]

• Marton Csokas is joining Emilia Clarke in Voice from the Stone. Eric D. Howell is directing the supernatural thriller, marking his feature directorial debut. Andrew Shaw adapted Silvio Raffo’s Italian-language novel, La Voce Della Pietra, for the screen. The story follows a young boy, Jakob, who lives in a manor that is supposedly haunted by his father (Csokas). Clarke will play a nurse who wants to help Jakob. Principal photography begins this month in Italy. [Variety]

• Lili Taylor (The Conjuring) has signed on for The Maze Runner Chapter II: The Scorch Trials. Wes Ball will direct the sequel with T.S. Nowlin as its screenwriter; both are returning from the original. Taylor will play a doctor, Mary Cooper, who assists Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) and his companions. Original cast members Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, and Patricia Clarkson will also return for the sequel. The film’s debut is scheduled for September 18, 2015. [Deadline]

Bruce Willis is an action star in trailer for 'The Prince'

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Hot off of Red 2 and the latest G.I. Joe movie, 59-year-old Bruce Willis continues to prove he can still carry an action movie.

Later this year, he’ll appear in both Sin City: A Dame to Kill For and The Prince. The latter is another kidnapped-daughter-rescue story à la Taken. Jason Patric plays the dad rescuing his kid—but according to the trailer, it looks like Willis will get way more action screentime as the kidnapper. 50 Cent and John Cusack also show up in supporting roles.

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'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For' trailer: Eva Green gets even, Jessica Alba gets down -- VIDEO

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The sinners are back and out for revenge in the first teaser trailer for Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.

The moody trailer features the original’s signature dry, dark humor, Jessica Alba’s Nancy Callahan slamming her forehead into a mirror, Josh Brolin’s Dwight McCarthy tearing down the road, Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s hard-luck gambler Johnny bloodied and screaming, and Eva Green’s Ava Lord shooting without pause — all framed by Mickey Rourke’s Marv growling “It’s just another Saturday night” (also the title of one of the tales). For fans of the first film, the teaser is a treasure trove of clues for Miller’s four vignettes — two of which are completely new stories.

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Casting Net: Shia LaBeouf to 'Rock the Kasbah' with Bill Murray; Plus, Bill Hader in talks for 'Trainwreck', more

• Shia LaBeouf is not retiring, it seems. The Nymphomaniac star, thrust into the spotlight recently by an ever-escalating plagiarism controversy, has signed on to Barry Levinson’s Rock the Kasbah alongside a host of high-profile names including Bill MurrayBruce Willis, Zooey Deschanel, Danny McBride, and Kate Hudson. The film follows a past-his-prime rock manager who takes his sole client on a USO tour in Afghanistan. While in Kabul, the manager discovers a young talent and enters her into the Afghan Star contest — Afghanistan’s version of American Idol. [The Wrap]

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Casting Net: Sacha Baron Cohen joining 'Alice in Wonderland' sequel?; Plus, Penelope Cruz, Bruce Willis, more

• Sacha Baron Cohen (Borat) is in early talks to join the cast of Disney’s Through the Looking Glass, the sequel to Alice in Wonderland. James Bobin (The Muppets) will direct, with Johnny Depp (The Lone Ranger) and Mia Wasikowska (Stoker) reprising their roles as the Mad Hatter and Alice, respectively. Details of the plot are being kept secret, with filming expected to begin toward the end of the year with a May 27, 2016, release date. [Variety]

• Penelope Cruz (Vicky Christina Barcelona) will co-produce and star in the Spanish-language film Ma ma, directed by L.A.-based Spanish director Julia Medem (Sex and Lucia). Luis Tosar (Miami Vice) and Asier Exteandia (Broken Embraces) will co-star in the film, which will shoot in Spain this spring. Cruz will play the lead told of Magda in the intimate woman’s drama laced with moments of comedy. [Variety]
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Casting Net: Bruce Willis taken 'Captive'; Plus, Glenn Close as a duchess, Rebel Wilson, and more.

• Bruce Willis (Die Hard) is set to star in the action thriller Captive, taking over for the previously rumored Arnold Schwarzenegger. Simon Brand (Unknown) is directing with a script by Benjamin van der Even (Che: Part Two) and Kario Salem (Chasing Mavericks) from a story by Nicolai Fuglsig. Willis will play a real estate developer who gets kidnapped and held for ransom while at work in Brazil. Production is set to begin in March. [Deadline]

• Glenn Close (Albert Nobbs) will play the woman who claimed to be the Grand Russian Duchess Anastasia, in Duchess. The film will be directed by Arie Posin (The Chumscrubbers) from his own script with Nicholas Kazan (Matilda). The film is described as a dark road trip comedy based on true events and covering the last days of Anna Anderson and her American husband Jack Manahan. The film will shoot in Virginia. [Deadline]
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Casting Net: Bruce Willis is 'The Prince'; Ellen Page may play a British spy in a comic book adaptation, more

• With a title like The Prince, die-hard Bruce Willis fans might worry that he’s decided to go from blue collar to blue blood. Thankfully, it’s a little misleading. Armenian director Sarik Andreasyan (American Heist) will tell the story of a retired Las Vegas mobster who must return to the city when he discovers that his teenage daughter is missing. Willis will play the man who has been cautiously awaiting the return of the mob enforcer.  Filming will begin in New Orleans in October. Willis’s next scheduled release is Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, which hits theaters Aug. 22, 2014. [Deadline]

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'Expendables 3' update: Harrison Ford is in, Bruce Willis may be out, and Sylvester Stallone is cranky

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In further proof that the Expendables franchise is essentially a multimillion-dollar version of the box your parents threw all your old action figures into when they decided to turn your childhood bedroom into a study, Sylvester Stallone has tweeted that Harrison Ford is joining Expendables 3. Ford’s representatives confirm that the busy actor has joined the threequel’s ensemble cast, presumably as a character from Indiana who explicitly prefers to work “solo” and is secretly an android riding a unicorn, because nostalgia.
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Casting Net: Emily Blunt in talks to join 'Into the Woods'; Plus, Bruce Willis, more

• Emily Blunt (Looper) is reportedly in talks to join the ever-growing ensemble cast of Disney’s Into the Woods to play the role of the Baker’s (James Corden) wife. The main cast also currently includes Meryl Streep (The Witch) and Johnny Depp (The Wolf). Chris Pine and Jake Gyllenhaal are both in talks for two prince roles. Blunt recently appeared with Colin Firth in Arthur Newman and can be seen next with Tom Cruise in Doug Liman’s All You Need Is Kill (out June 4). [Variety]

• Blunt’s Looper co-star Bruce Willis is in negotiations to play a hitman racing against time to find an antidote for whatever he’s just been poisoned with in the thriller Expiration. Brian Tucker (Broken City) wrote the script, and the producers are currently trying to find a director for the project. [Variety]

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'RED 2' trailer: Vodka shots and Helen Mirren

Once an assassin, always an assassin seems to be the moral of RED 2.

In the second trailer for the sequel to 2010’s successful comedy/action flick RED, Frank Moses (Bruce Willis) and his girlfriend Sarah (Mary-Louise Parker) attempt retirement normalcy, which means a trip to Costco. But, how could the ordinary suffice for someone so used to action? “You haven’t killed anybody in months,” Marvin Boggs (John Malkovich) helpfully reminds him. Besides, someone has just framed Frank and Marvin for a Cold War-era plot to get a destructive device into Russia, which has just been reassembled and activated. So, the Retired, Extremely Dangerous gang heads to Russia to consult with the mad scientist (a jovial Anthony Hopkins) who might know how to keep the bomb from going off and taking 11 million lives.

And then, the action and one-liners start. Check out the trailer below to see some shots of Bruce Willis punching people, Helen Mirren casually shooting two guns out of the front two windows of a car in motion, a sultry velvet fedora-wearing (and extremely tan) Catherine Zeta-Jones, and a few exploding toilets.

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