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Casting Net: 'Broad City' star Hannibal Buress takes role in 'Daddy's Home'

• Hannibal Buress is joining Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg in Daddy’s Home. Sean Ander and John Morris are directing the film, which tells the story of a radio executive (Ferrell) who wants to be the best stepdad he can to his wife’s two children. But, his plans are disrupted when the children’s biological father shows up. Buress will play a sarcastic handyman who believes the stepdad to be racist, the result of some ploying on the part of Wahlberg’s character. Linda Cardellini also stars as Ferrell’s wife. The film began shooting on Monday in New Orleans. [THR]

• Clive Owen, Jaeden Lieberher, and Maria Bello are set to star with Patton Oswalt, Tim Blake Nelson, Robert Foster, Matthew Modine, and Stephen Tobolowsky in The Confirmation. Bob Nelson, who wrote the script for Alexander Payne‘s Nebraska, is making his directorial debut with the pic. The film follows an 8-year-old Anthony (Lieberher) and his estranged father (Owen) who spend two days together when the boy’s mother (Bello) and new husband (Modine) are away. Though they get off to a rough start, the father-son pair work toward repairing their relationship in that time. [Deadline]

• Tate Donovan has been cast in Three Generations. The film stars Naomi Watts, Elle Fanning, and Susan Sarandon in the story of a teenager, Ray (Fanning), transitioning from female to male, while Ray’s mother (Watts) and grandmother (Sarandon) work accept the transition. Donovan will play Craig, a boyfriend of Ray’s mom who helped raise him earlier on. Gaby Dellal is directing the film, with a script written by Nikole Beckwith. [Deadline]

• Alexander Ludwig, of Hunger Games fame, is set for Go With Me. Daniel Alfredson is directing the thriller, which stars Anthony Hopkins, Julia Stiles, and Ray Liotta. Alfredson and Hopkins previously worked on Kidnapping Freddy Heineken. The story follows a woman who is harassed by a local crimelord upon returning home, and subsequently seeks help from an ex-logger (Hopkins) and his young sidekick (Ludwig). The film is an adaptation of Castle Freeman Jr.‘s novel of the same name. Hopkins is producing with Rick Dugdale, Lindsay Williams, and Elaine Goldsmith-Vein. [Deadline]

• Ahna O’Reilly and Richard Armitage, known for The Help and The Hobbit respectively, have signed on for Sleepwalker. The psychological thriller stars O’Reilly as a grad student who struggles with insomnia and nightmares, and Armitage as a handsome researcher working at the sleep clinic she turns to for help. Things take a turn for the worse, however, when her reality changes every time she wakes up. Haley Joel Osment takes a supporting role in the film. Elliot Lester is directing from a script by Jack Olsen. [Deadline]

• Morris Chestnut and Regina Hall are set to star in When The Bough Breaks, which Jon Cassar will direct. The film follows a couple who hires a surrogate who develops an unhealthy fixation with the husband. The film falls under Chestnut’s three-picture deal with Sony’s Screen Gems as an actor and producer. [Deadline]

 World War Z‘s Sterling Jerins has been cast in Geostorm in the role of Hannah Lawson, daugther to Gerard Butler‘s Jake. The film follows two brothers who must save the earth from a terrible storm and save the president from an assassination attempt. Dean Devlin will direct the film, which also stars Jim Sturgess, Abbie Cornish, and Ed Harris. [Variety]

Clive Owen and Juliette Binoche make love and war in 'Words and Pictures' -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

In an age where romantic-comedies are practically extinct, Words and Pictures stands out as throwback to the kind of movie that audiences used to love. Clive Owen plays Jack Marcus, an English teacher at an elite private school who’s maybe overstayed his welcome. Once, he was a celebrated writer in his own right, but now, he’s a grump who thinks very little of the new generation of in-the-box students. Nudging him out of his rut is Dina Delsanto, the school’s new art teacher played by Juliette Binoche. A renowned artist who’s suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, Dina inadvertently rouses Jack by scoffing at the limitations of the written word in her art lectures. That’s all Jack needs to challenge her to a personal contest — words versus pictures — and it quickly escalates into a school-wide civil war.

It’s the latest film from Australian director Fred Schepisi, who boasts an eclectic resume of films ranging from Roxanne to A Cry in the Dark to Six Degrees of Separation. With Words and Pictures set to open in U.S. theaters on May 23, the 74-year-old director talks to EW about the film (see an exclusive clip below), as well as working with some of Hollywood’s most legendary movie stars. READ FULL STORY

Casting Net: Felicity Jones and Nicholas Hoult brave the 'Autobahn'; Plus, Anna Kendrick, more

• Felicity Jones (Like Crazy) and Nicholas Hoult (Warm Bodies) will play an American couple on the run from two criminals (Anthony Hopkins and Ben Kingsley) in Autobahn. Joel Silver is producing the action-thriller which begins production next week. Evan Creevy (Welcome To The Punch) will direct. [THR] READ FULL STORY

'Words and Pictures' trailer: Clive Owen is ready for love

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Someone you wouldn’t expect to see in a light-hearted romantic comedy: Juliette Binoche. (Unless Dan in Real Life counts.)

But the actress is starring alongside Clive Owen in Fred Schepisi’s Words and Pictures, which casts the duo as dueling prep school teachers. He’s a writer; she’s a painter. They may both have issues in their personal lives, but their combative relationship inspires creative greatness…when they aren’t competing for students. Will they eventually fall for one another?

Sure, it sounds pretty predictable — but this cute trailer shows that it could be pretty enjoyable as well. Watch below: READ FULL STORY

'Blood Ties' poster: Clive Owen and Billy Crudup's not-so-brotherly love -- EXCLUSIVE

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The latest poster for French director Guillaume Canet’s upcoming crime thriller Blood Ties plays up the family angle with a scrapbook-style layout featuring cast members Clive Owen, Zoe Saldana, Mila Kunis, Marion Cotillard, James Caan, and Billy Crudup.

Set in 1970s New York, Blood Ties follows 50-year-old Chris (Clive Owen) as he attempts to put his life back together after being released from prison, where he was serving time following a gangland murder. Waiting outside the prison gates for him is his younger brother, Frank (Billy Crudup), a cop with a bright future who’s hoping his brother has changed his ways. Despite setting Frank up with a job and a roof over his head, and reconnecting him with his children and ex-wife (Marion Cotillard), Chris just can’t seem to shake the life of crime he had before. Upon the discovery of Chris’ relapse into crime, Frank banishes his brother from his life only to find that despite not wanting anything to do with Chris, he can’t escape their joint destiny.

Blood Ties, which premiered at Cannes last year, hits theaters and VOD on March 21.

Clive Owen, Juliette Binoche cozy up in 'Words and Pictures' -- EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS

Words and Pictures attempts to settle the debate once and for all: Is a picture really worth a thousand words?

Jack Marcus (Clive Owen) is a talented writer and Dina Delsanto (Juliette Binoche) a respected painter. Both are teachers at a prep school where their students are involved in an ongoing debate — which is superior, words or pictures? The two teachers find their personalities and personal preferences clashing, leading to a rivalry and, then, to romance.

EW has exclusive images from the romantic comedy, which was added to the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival lineup today. Below, see more glimpses of Jack and Dina’s emotional, intellectual love story, directed by Fred Schepisi and penned by Gerald Di Pego.
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Cannes 2013: 'Blood Ties' is an authentic '70s-set crime movie that gives Clive Owen his best role in years

When film directors stage a scene from the mid-1970s, we all know how it’s done: They’ll clear everything out of a shot — commercial signage, etc. — that violates the period, and then they’ll plunk down a bunch of 1970s parked cars. Yet what they end up with still doesn’t usually look like the period — it looks prefab — and watching Blood Ties, a rivetingly scuzzy and authentic New York cops-and-crime drama (it’s set in 1974), starring Clive Owen as a hard case who has just gotten out of prison and Billy Crudup as his straight-arrow policeman brother, I realized what those shots are usually missing. In Blood Ties, it’s not just the cars, or the clothes, that look right — even the garbage on the streets looks right. It looks like ’70s trash. (It’s New York before the city got a makeover.) Blood Ties was directed by Guillaume Canet, who made the mesmerizing 2008 French mystery-thriller Tell No One, and while you might think that a 40-year-old European filmmaker would be the last person to get America in the ’70s right, Canet obviously knows the place, and has studied his movies. A tale of how the small-time underworld really operates, Blood Ties evokes the brilliantly ramshackle, down-and-dirty spirit of Sidney Lumet, which Canet blends with his own inquisitive heart. The movie takes its time, and it’s two-and-a-half hours long, but if you roll with it, it pays off. READ FULL STORY

'Shadow Dancer': Clive Owen gives his number to a terrorist in gritty Northern Ireland thriller -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

How far would you go to protect your child? Would you betray your beliefs? Your people? Your own family?

That’s the question director James Marsh examines in Shadow Dancer, which stars Andrea Riseborough (Oblivion) as a reluctant Irish terrorist facing 25 years in an English prison if she doesn’t betray her family to MI5. Clive Owen plays her British handler, who presents her with an unthinkable choice if she wants to ever see her young son again.

Owen still has a vivid memory of the Troubles, the decades-old friction between Catholic republicans and Protestant unionists in Northern Ireland that is depicted in the film during a particularly violent spike of violence in the early 1990s. “You look at pictures from that time and Belfast was like a war zone,” Owen told EW last year at Sundance, where the movie premiered. “I just thought the script was politically very interesting because all the characters in the film, to some extent, are kind of trapped in their positions. It’s not about rights and wrongs, and good guys and bad guys. … I think [my character] really believes it when he says to her, ‘We’re in this together. I’m going to be watching your back. You do this and we do it together.’ I think he genuinely believes that, but very quickly the rock is pulled from under him because he realizes she’s very quickly going to be compromised.”

Watch an exclusive clip from the taut thriller, as Owen’s agent explains the rules of the game to his new asset. She wants to know just one thing: his name. READ FULL STORY

Casting Net: Tim Robbins to star in, direct 'Man Under' with Michelle Pfeiffer. Plus: Benedict Cumberbatch, Gemma Arterton, Kristen Wiig

Tim Robbins will star in and direct the dramedy Man Under, with Michelle Pfeiffer and Chloe Moretz on board to play members of a family who deal with the repercussions of a photograph of them getting displayed at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Though he recently directed a couple episodes of HBO’s Treme, this will be Robbins’ first time helming a feature film since 1999’s Cradle Will RockAnn Cherkis penned the script. [Variety]

• Gemma Arterton (Clash of the Titans) has joined, and Benedict Cumberbatch (i.e. Benny Batch) is in talks to join, Absolutely Anything, a fantastical comedy about a teacher who discovers he can do magic. The film is something of a Monty Python reunion, with Terry Jones (Monty Python and the Holy GrailLife of Brian) directing and John CleeseTerry Gilliam, and Michael Palin on board to provide voiceovers, along with Jones and Robin Williams. Jones co-wrote the film with Gavin Scott (Small Soldiers). [TheWrap]

SNL buddies Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader are set to headline the comedy The Skeleton Twins, about twin siblings who reevaluate their lives, and their relationship with each other, after they both have a near-death experience on the same day. Luke Wilson costars as Wiig’s doofus husband. Director Craig Johnson (True Adolescents) penned the script with Mark Heyman (Black Swan). [Variety]

• Clive Owen and Juliette Binoche will star in Words and Pictures, a romance about teachers at a prep school in New England. Fred Schepisi (Fierce CreaturesI.Q.Six Degrees of Separation) will direct from the script by first-timer Gerald DiPego. [Deadline]

• Dominic Cooper (Captain AmericaThe Devil’s Double) is in talks to costar with Aaron Paul in Need for Speed, an adaptation of the videogame franchise about the world of underground car racing. Scott Waugh (Act of Valor) is set to direct from the screenplay by George Gatins and John Gatins (Flight). [Variety]

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Cannes Festival announces 2012 line-up

Cannes announced its complete line-up for the 2012 festival. As previously reported, Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom will open the festival, which runs from May 16-27. Other films in contention for the prestigious Palme d’Or include David Cronenberg’s ultra-violent Cosmopolis, Brad Pitt’s upcoming Killing Them Softly, Lee Daniels’ Precious follow-up The Paperboy, John Hillcoat’s Lawless, Eva Mendes starrer Holy Motors, and films from Abbas Kiarostami, Ken Loach, Michael Haneke, Alain Resnais, and Walter Salles.

Highlights beyond the Palme d’Or race include Sundance favorite Beasts of the Southern Wild, Ken Burns doc The Central Park Five, Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted, Clive Owen and Nicole Kidman starrer Hemingway & Gellhorn, and films from Bernardo Bertolucci and Dario Argento. Claude Miller’s non-competing Thérèse Desqueyroux will close the ceremonies. Click through for the full list. READ FULL STORY

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