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Casting Net: Catherine Zeta-Jones to play real-life drug kingpin in 'The Godmother'

• Catherine Zeta-Jones will star in the true story crime biopic The Godmotheabout Colombian drug lord Griselda Blanco. Norwegian filmmaker Eva Sørhaug (90 Minutes) is directing the Oscar winner as one of the most fearsome figures in the Miami drug wars of the ’70s and ’80s who was killed in a motorcycle drive-by assassination in 2012 after serving 18 years in prison. Filming will begin early next year with a script by Frank Baldwin. [Deadline]

• Erica Bana has joined the ensemble of Disney’s The Finest Hours directed by Craig Gillespie (Million Dollar Arm). Bana will play Daniel Cluff, the deeply respected Coast Guard warrant officer in the film about the massive rescue mission to save oil tank workers off the coast of Cape Cod in 1952. Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson adapted the best-selling book by Casey Sherman and Michael J. Tougias that will also star the previous announced Chris Pine and Casey Affleck. [Deadline]

• Daniel Radcliffe is taking a step back into the world of magic to play Michael Caine‘s son in Now You See Me 2Jon M. Chu (Justin Bieber: Never Say Never) is directing the sequel with Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher, Morgan Freeman, Woody Harrelson and Dave Franco all returning. [Deadline]

• Topher Grace and John Benjamin Hickey have been cast in the Dan Rather scandal pic TruthRobert Redford will star as the former CBS newsman in the story behind the 60 Minutes II report on George W. Bush’s preferential treatment that got him out of the Vietnam War. Grace will play researcher Mike Smith while Hickey will play the husband of Mary Mapes, producer of the news report played by Cate Blanchett. Screenwriter James Vanderbilt is making his directorial debut in the film based on Mapes’ 2005 memoir Truth And Duty: The Press, The President And The Priviliege Of Power that also stars Elizabeth Moss and Dennis Quaid. [THR, Deadline]

• Twilight‘s Ashley Greene will star opposite Pierce Brosnan in the thriller Urge. Film producer Aaron Kaufman (Sin City: A Dame to Kill For) is directing the indie about a group of friends unable to resist trying a new designer drug while on vacation in a mysterious island. Greene will play Theresa, one of the friends while Brosnan has been taped as the creator and gatekeeper of the drug. [THR]

• Ron Perlman and Keidrich Sellati (The Americans) have completed the cast of Alfonso Pineda Ulloa’s The Jesuit. Perlman will play the villain in the action film written by Paul Schrader about a wrongly imprisoned ex-con embarking on a revenge rampage against the man who murdered his ex-wife and kidnapped his son. Jose Maria Yazpik (I’m So Excited!) will star in the title role with Sellati as his son. Paz Vega (Spanglish), Shannyn Sossamann (One Missed Call) and Tim Roth (Pulp Fiction) also in the cast. [Variety]

• Simon McBruney (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) is in talks to join Mission: Impossible 5Tom Cruise is returning to the franchise along Jeremy Renner and newcomers  Alec Baldwin and Rebecca Ferguson (The White Queen) with Chris McQuarrie (Jack Reacher) directing from a script by Iron Man 3 scribe Drew Pearce. McBruney will reportedly play the boss of Ferguson’s character. [Variety]

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Ben Kingsley, Brie Larson join Daniel Radcliffe in 'Brooklyn Bridge'

Daniel Radcliffe has been set to play the engineer, Washington Roebling, who built the Brooklyn Bridge in the aptly titled Brooklyn Bridge for several months now. But for the film, which is inspired by the bridge’s real-life construction, key to the actual story were Roebling’s father and wife, who have now also been cast.

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Daniel Radcliffe on his 'Half-Blood Prince' performance: 'I hate it'

Daniel Radcliffe’s role as Harry Potter is what launched his career, but the actor doesn’t even think he was all that great in the film series. “My acting is very one-note and I can see I got complacent and what I was trying to do just didn’t come across,” Radcliffe told the Daily Mail.

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Watch Daniel Radcliffe, Zoe Kazan preview their new rom-com 'What If'

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There are many things that can get in the way of true love, but one surefire way to put an end to a relationship before it even starts is, well, by already being involved in another relationship. That’s the idea behind What If, the upcoming romantic comedy from writer Elan Mastai and director Michael Dowse.

What If stars Zoe Kazan and Daniel Radcliffe as Chantry and Wallace, two people who seem more or less destined to fall in love—if only it weren’t for Chantry’s boyfriend. So now that the couple is forced into friendship, where will their journey take them? Well, we’ve got an exclusive preview of the film, in which the cast explains what makes this romantic comedy a little different from what you’re used to.

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'Horns' trailer: Speak of the devil and Daniel Radcliffe doth appear

Losing your girlfriend to murder is hard enough. Losing your girlfriend to murder, being accused of that murder, and then sprouting devil-like horns out of nowhere? Probably the worst.

This is what happens to Daniel Radcliffe’s character Ig in Horns, a film based on a book of the same name by author Joe Hill about a man who grows horns only to find that they give him great power. Because apparently, people start confessing their every secret to you once you start looking like the devil.

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Video: Daniel Radcliffe drives through hell in 'Horns' trailer

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Daniel Radcliffe is smart, rich, and has a good sense of humor—and all three qualities are evident in Horns, the festival movie based on Joe Hill’s supernatural mystery novel and directed by horror maestro Alexandre Aja.

He’s smart because he’s constantly trying new things, like playing a murder suspect who sprouts devilish horns out of his head. Rich, from all of his Harry Potter money, which allows him to take chances on right-field genre movies without having to check his bank account first. And funny, because Horns is full of clever references to playing The Boy Who Lived for half of his life.

The movie, which co-stars Juno Temple, Heather Graham, and The Social Network‘s Max Minghella, premiered at Toronto last fall and is coming to San Diego’s Comic-Con next week. In the trailer, Radcliffe’s hero, Ig, communes with snakes, has a splitting headache, and drives a Gremlin. Check it out below: READ FULL STORY

Daniel Radcliffe's 'Frankenstein' take: New title, plot details

As anyone who’s read Mary Shelley’s classic horror novel (or seen one of the many film adaptions of the story, now in the public domain) can tell you, the creature most people think of as “Frankenstein” should really be called “Frankenstein’s monster.” 20th Century Fox’s upcoming take on the tale, however, has a title that makes the delineation even clearer: It’s called Victor Frankenstein, emphasizing the man, not the monster.

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Can Daniel Radcliffe bring rom-coms back? -- VIDEO

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As a genre, the romantic comedy has been coasting on fumes for several years. Its last really big box-office hit was Hitch, and that premiered in 2005. What was the last rom-com that you loved enough to see twice? Mine was Knocked Up — which came out seven years ago.

But despite the genre’s recent, sluggish track record, maybe Hollywood should stop trying to reinvent the wheel and instead double down on old-school convention. That seems to be the course of What If, a throwback to the likes of When Harry Met Sally that stars Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan. Boy meets girl. Boy likes girl. Girl has a boyfriend. Boy and girl become friends. Boy pushes boyfriend out window. You know the rest.

There is something sweet about What If, which screened at the Toronto Film Festival last fall when it was still titled The F Word. Are you willing to risk a blind date on it?

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Daniel Radcliffe talks skinny-dipping (again!) for new rom-com 'What If'

In the upcoming modern rom-com What If (Aug. 1), Daniel Radcliffe trades his wizard robes for jeans — and a bit of nudity.

But prepping for his first romantic lead required more than just dropping his drawers. In the film, from director Michael Dowse (Goon, Take Me Home Tonight), Radcliffe, 24, had to get comfortable acting in modern times. After Harry Potter and period films such as The Woman in Black, What If — about a med-school dropout (Radcliffe) who falls for an already attached art director (Ruby Sparks’ Zoe Kazan) — is Radcliffe’s “first foray into the 21st century,” he notes. To prep, he boned up on his genre faves: When Harry Met Sally…, It Happened One Night, and Arthur with Dudley Moore. READ FULL STORY

Casting Net: Daniel Radcliffe runs toward 'You Shall Know Our Velocity'; Plus, Bradley Cooper, more

• Daniel Radcliffe is attached to star in You Shall Know Our Velocity, based on Dave Eggers‘ best-seller, which tells the story of a a pair of friends — one bookish and awkward and one who fancies himself a ladies man — who resolve to scatter their friend’s ashes among the pyramids. They also decide to give away the $32K insurance payout that they got after their friend was killed to anyone in need. Peter Sollett (Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist) is set to direct the pic, which is eyeing a spring 2015 shoot. Author Wells Tower adapted the script. [THR] READ FULL STORY

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