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New 'Movie 43' poster as saucy as the celeb-filled movie -- EXCLUSIVE

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What’s curvaceous and a bit naughty, with a greenish palor? This exclusive poster, below, for the upcoming mega celebrity-filled ensemble comedy Movie 43!

Touted as “The biggest cast every assembled, for the most outrageous comedy ever made,” the poster boasts a bada-boom outline of a greenish woman’s body with the movie’s title as the, er, crotch clincher. Helmed by several directors, including Peter Farrelly (There’s Something About Mary, Dumb and Dumber), the film stars a serious litany of A-list names, including — take a long breath — Halle Berry, Naomi Watts, Kate Winslet, Elizabeth Banks, Kate Bosworth, Gerard Butler, Kieran Culkin, Josh Duhamel, Anna Faris, Chris Pratt, Richard Gere, Terrence Howard, Hugh Jackman, Johnny Knoxville, Chloe Moretz, Justin Long, Leslie Bibb, Liev Schreiber, Seann William Scott, Emma Stone, Jason Sudeikis, and Uma Thurman.

“Never before have such huge actors pushed the envelope so much,” Farrelly told EW last month, giving us the lowdown on scenes ranging from Winslet on a crazy blind date with Jackman to a potty-mouthed Watts and her real-life love Schreiber playing parents home-schooling their son by totally demeaning him. The movie’s set for release in theaters Jan. 25, 2013.

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Casting Net: Gerard Butler's new goal to defeat Nazis in 'Dynamo.' Plus: Paul Giamatti, Olivia Wilde, Romany Malco

• Gerard Butler is attached to star in Dynamo, about the real-life soccer match during WWII between a team of starving Ukrainian players and a well-fed German team, commonly referred to as “The Death Match.” The project is based on the book Dynamo: Defending The Honour Of Kiev; no director is yet attached. [Deadline]

• Moving forward in time for historical dramas, Paul GiamattiBilly Bob Thornton and Jacki Weaver (Animal Kingdom) are set to star in Parkland, which examines the assassination of President John F. Kennedy through the prism of Parkland Hospital in Dallas, where Kennedy was brought after he’d been shot. Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman are producing. The film is based on Vincent Bugliosi’s tome Reclaiming History: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy. The project, which is aiming to arrive in theaters next year in time for the 50th anniversary of JFK’s death, does not yet have a director. [THR]

• Olivia WildeHailee Steinfeld and Nicole Behaire (Shame) have signed up to star in the Civil War period drama The Keeping Room, about two sisters and their slave who fend off Union soldiers from attacking their home. Daniel Barber (the UK film Harry Brown) will direct from a script by first-time feature writer Julia Hart. [THR]

• Romany Malco (The 40 Year Old VirginThink Like a Man) has joined Last Vegas, as the hotel concierge at the hotel where four old friends (Michael DouglasRobert De NiroMorgan Freeman, and Kevin Kline) have gathered for a bachelor party. Jon Turteltaub (National Treasure) is directing from a script by Crazy, Stupid, Love screenwriter Dan Fogelman. [Deadline]

• Saturday Night Live‘s Jay Pharoah, longtime comic character actor Bryan Callen (The Hangover), and actress Tika Sumpter (Sparkle) have joined the comedy Ride Along, about a security guard (Kevin Hart) forced to accompany the cop brother (Ice Cube) of his fiancée (Sumpter) on his regular beat. Pharoah will play an informant, and Callen will play an undercover cop alongside John LeguizamoTim Story (Think Like a Man) is directing. [Variety]

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'Movie 43' co-director Peter Farrelly praises comedic Kate Winslet, Naomi Watts -- EXCLUSIVE

Peter Farrelly has never turned up his nose at total silliness, directing such raunchy comedies such as There’s Something About Mary and Dumb and Dumber with his brother Bobby. But collaborating as one of a dozen directors on the upcoming ensemble comedy Movie 43 had its own unique perks, not the least of which was getting to see a slew of A-list stars such as Naomi Watts and Kate Winslet let loose.

The movie, set to release Jan. 25, 2013, has a cast and story as celebrity-steeped and plot-twisty as a Robert Altman film crossed with the shameless spunkiness of Jackass. In addition to Watts and Winslet, it includes appearances by: Elizabeth Banks, Halle Berry, Kate Bosworth, Gerard Butler, Kieran Culkin, Josh Duhamel, Anna Faris, Chris Pratt, Richard Gere, Terrence Howard, Hugh Jackman, Johnny Knoxville, Chloe Moretz, Justin Long, Leslie Bibb, Liev Schreiber, Seann William Scott, Emma Stone, Jason Sudeikis, and Uma Thurman. Whoosh, that’s a mouthful. With all those actors, more than 15 writers, and several directors, including Farrelly and actress Banks herself, the movie took several years to make.

“It’s the brainchild of Charlie Wessler, who produced most of our movies. Never before have such huge actors pushed the envelope so much,” said Farrelly by phone. “Charlie knows all these people. He went to them, huge stars, like Kate Winslet, and she said, ‘I’m shooting this movie, I’m not free for a year and a half.’ This movie was made over four years, and they just had to wait for a year or two years for different actors. They would shoot for a week, and shut down for several months. Same thing with the directors. It was the type of movie you could come back to.”

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'Playing for Keeps' trailer: Gerard Butler gets adorable kids to yell 'wankers,' adorably

In Playing for Keeps, Gerard Butler plays a former pro soccer player who’s fallen out with the mother (Jessica Biel) of his young son and is trying to make good by coaching the young tyke’s soccer team. The new trailer for the film is clearly aiming for the “heartwarming family dramedy of the holiday season” slot, so it kinda ignores the fact that all those hot soccer moms start throwing themselves at Butler’s character. As hot soccer moms are wont to do.

Check out the trailer below:  READ FULL STORY

'Chasing Mavericks' trailer: Gerard Butler will teach you to surf a really, really big wave

The gargantuan waves in the surf movie Chasing Mavericks may look unreal in the film’s new trailer, but the seemingly mythic location that gave birth to them is very much a real place. Mavericks is a spot on the northern California coast where the conditions are just right for waves so mammoth and dangerous that only top tier surfers attempt to ride them (and even then, a few have died trying). 

The location was made famous in part by surfer Jay Moriarity (played in the film by Jonny Weston), who was photographed riding them when he was 16. Chasing Mavericks, the latest from director Curtis Hanson (L.A. Confidential8 Mile), tells the story of how Moriarity got up there — thanks to the mentorship of surfer Frosty Hesson (Gerard Butler). Check out the trailer below:  READ FULL STORY

Casting Net: Gerard Butler going on 'Manhunt.' Plus: Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Shailene Woodley

• Steve Carell and Toni Collette are boarding The Way, Way Back, the directorial debut of Oscar-winning screenwriters Jim Rash and Nat Faxon (The Descendants). The indie drama follows a young boy with an neglectful mother (Collette) and a lout of a stepfather (Carell). The cast also includes Sam Rockwell, Allison Janney, and Annasophia Robb. [Variety]

• Speaking of The DescendantsShailene Woodley is attached to star in The Spectacular Now, an adaptation of Tim Tharp‘s coming-of-age novel, about a teenage girl who confronts an alcoholic classmate. James Ponsoldt (Sundance hit Smashed) will direct. [Variety]

• Boardwalk Empire‘s dearly departed Michael Pitt has found his next project: He’ll produce and star in You Can’t Win, about the loose fraternity of hobos hopping trails in the early 20th century. [THR]

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Casting Net: Gerard Butler straps in for 'Motor City,' Colin Firth is 'Untouchable'

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Gerard Butler revs up for Motor City, where
Jake Gyllenhaal and Dominic Cooper stalled. (Both actors' deals fell through due to scheduling conflicts.) Butler will join Amber Heard and Gary Oldman in the ex-con-with-a-vendetta action flick. [Variety]

Colin Firth may play an aristocrat who becomes quadriplegic after a tragic accident in Untouchable. Bridesmaids director Paul Feig is also in talks to direct the remake of the French dramedy (originally called The Intouchables). [Variety]

True Story: Jonah Hill is set to face off against James Franco. Brad Pitt‘s production company Plan B is producing the stranger-than-fiction tale about New York Times journalist Michael Finkel (Hill), who must come face to face with accused murderer Christian Longo (Franco) after Longo steals Finkel’s identity and flees to Mexico. [Deadline] READ FULL STORY

'Thunder Run': Producer talks all-CG, 3-D Iraq war thriller with Gerard Butler, Matthew McConaughey, and Sam Worthington

“In my day, we watched war movies in 2-D. We didn’t even have rocket-propelled grenades flying over our heads!”

This is what you’ll be telling the kids in the near future, once Thunder Run has taken the traditional war movie and turned it on its head. EW has confirmed that Gerard Butler, Matthew McConaughey, and Sam Worthington have all signed on to star in an entirely CG, 3-D adaptation of Pulitzer Prize winner David Zucchino’s novel Thunder Run: The Armored Strike to Capture Baghdad. Robert Port and Black Hawk Down scribe Ken Nolan co-wrote the script, with Simon West attached to direct.

“The idea is that we’re trying to create an event movie,” producer Brian Presley of Freedom Films tells EW. READ FULL STORY

'Machine Gun Preacher': Gerard Butler reams out his banker -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

In the true-life thriller Machine Gun Preacher, Gerard Butler plays Sam Childers, an ex-biker gang member who worked as an aid worker in East Africa and took on the Lord’s Resistance Army, a military group that forced children to become soldiers and left a trail of human rights abuses. In this exclusive clip from Preacher — which begins its limited platform release Sept. 23 — Childers begs the bank for an additional loan so that he can keep up his human rights work…but can you believe, those big-money fat cats won’t give him the dough? “Don’t tell me to calm down!” he shrieks. Watch the video here:  READ FULL STORY

TRAILER revealed for badass bible-thumping 'Machine Gun Preacher'

Sam Childers was a biker, a brawler, a drug dealer who sought redemption in Sudan, turning his bare-knuckle and bullet-slinging rage on warlords who were turning kids into child soldiers. Have a peek at this action-drama from director Marc Forster (Monster’s Ball, Quantum of Solace), out Sept. 23.

Childers is one of those rare characters who, if he was purely fictional, nobody would buy this story for a second. But he’s a real-life Rambo type, who still runs an orphanage/mission there — but he’s no angel. Screenwriter Jason Keller describes Childers as “reckless,” “wild-eyed,” and “always looking for trouble.” When Keller first met him with plans to adapt his story into a film, the lifelong tough-guy was characteristically hostile.

See below for how their first meeting nearly turned into a fight, and how Childers later dragged the screenwriter along on a few death-defying vigilante missions, and the one thing in the script that made the preacher’s temper flare … READ FULL STORY

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