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Casting Net: Julianne Moore eyed for 'Mockingjay'; Plus Leonardo DiCaprio re-teams with Jamie Foxx, more

• According to Deadline, Julianne Moore may be among the top candidates for the role of President Coin in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, the third and fourth films in the series. A rep from Lionsgate had no comment. [Deadline]

• Warner Bros. has acquired the rights to the unfinished book Mean Business on North Ganson Street as a vehicle for Leonardo DiCaprio and Jamie Foxx, who starred together in Django Unchained. The story finds a disgraced detective (DiCaprio) sent to a fictional Missouri town (Victory) to investigate its rise in crime. There, he teams up with another detective played by Foxx as things begin to escalate and someone starts killing off the entire police force. Author S. Craig Zahler will adapt the script for the big screen. [Deadline]
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Warner Bros. acquires 'Rasputin' pitch with Leonardo DiCaprio attached to star

Leonardo DiCaprio’s next leading role may be Grigori Rasputin, the famed Russian mystic who was an advisor for the Russian Imperial family before he was brutally murdered. But we shouldn’t expect it to be anything like the last time we saw the historical figure on film — as the Christopher Lloyd-voiced animated villain in Anastasia.

The role would be for a film called, fittingly, Rasputin that is being developed with DiCaprio attached to star. Warner Bros. bought the pitch for the project that comes from Jason Hall, screenwriter of upcoming Bradley Cooper movie American Sniper. Deadline first reported the news.
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Cannes rolls out the red carpet for Leonardo DiCaprio and 'The Great Gatsby'

The Cannes Film Festival got under way with a blockbuster day of Steven Spielberg and Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby.

The French Riviera extravaganza began on a rainy Wednesday, where the prestigious festival was to open with the 3-D adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel.

In a press conference Wednesday, the cast came in sailing on popular success, if not great reviews.

“I knew that would come,” said Luhrmann, noting the initially poor critical response in 1925 to the novel. “I just care that people are going out there and seeing it.”

But Gatsby opened with a strong performance at the box office, taking in $51.1 million. The film is making its European premiere at Cannes on Wednesday night, nearly a week after opening in North America. READ FULL STORY

Box office report: 'Iron Man 3' leads with $72.5 million; 'The Great Gatsby' shines in second

If second place is the first loser — then this week, that’s a pretty great place to be. Warner Bros.’ literary adaptation The Great Gatsby stunned the industry today with a magnificent $51.1 million debut. Of course, that number wasn’t large enough to take down Disney’s superhero sequel, Iron Man 3, which topped the box office for a second weekend with $72.5 million, but it’s impressive nonetheless. Ah, the summer movie season: when films actually make money! (Provided that they’re not called Peeples.)

Iron Man 3, which had the second best opening of all time last weekend with $174.1 million, fell 58 percent in its second frame — a slimmer drop than Iron Man 2 managed (59 percent), but a heftier one than The Avengers scored (50 percent). Iron Man 3‘s gargantuan $72.5 million weekend gave it a sizzling $17,400 per theater average from 4,253 locations and lifted its domestic box office total to $284.9 million after just 10 days. Internationally, the film is proving even more invincible. The $200 million Marvel title has now earned $664.1 million overseas, led by massive business in Asia. Iron Man 3′s top two international markets are currently China ($95.3 million) and Korea ($54.1 million), and it has become the highest grossing film of all time in both Indonesia and Malaysia. Worldwide, Iron Man 3 has grossed a truly jaw-dropping $949 million, guaranteeing it will surpass $1 billion sometime this week.

In second place, Baz Luhrmann’s roaring ’20s drama The Great Gatsby took in $51.1 million — the third best opening weekend ever for a film that didn’t hit No. 1. (In 2004, The Day After Tomorrow debuted with $68.7 million but trailed Shrek 2. In 2009, Sherlock Holmes started with $62.3 million but couldn’t overtake Avatar.) The glossy F. Scott Fitzgerald adaptation, which stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Tobey Maguire, and Joel Edgerton, broke out at the box office despite middling reviews and a “B” CinemaScore grade. READ FULL STORY

Box office update: 'Great Gatsby' soars on Friday with $19.4 million, but can't topple 'Iron Man 3'

The rich just keep getting richer. Last weekend, billionaire playboy Tony Stark scored the second best opening weekend of all time in Iron Man 3. This time around, another millionaire playboy, Jay Gatsby, is breaking out at the box office.

The Great Gatsby had a fantastic first day in theaters, grossing $19.4 million, which puts Warner Bros.’ literary adaptation on pace for a $50-55 million weekend — above even the highest expectations. (I predicted a $43 million frame.) The Baz Luhrmann film, which cost about $100 million to produce, will easily become the director’s best debut ever, and ultimately, his highest grossing film ever — surpassing Moulin Rouge, which earned $57 million in 2001. For star Leonardo DiCaprio, Gatsby‘s big opening will rank second behind Inception, which debuted with $62.8 million in 2010. READ FULL STORY

New 'Great Gatsby' shipper posters: Long live Jaisy!

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If The Great Gatsby were retooled as a contemporary YA book — oh look, it already had been! Twice! — you just know that rabid fans wouldn’t hesitate to pledge their undying allegiance to their “ship” of choice. These new posters seem tailor made for those hypothetical shippers — there’s one featuring Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his long-lost love Daisy Buchanan (Carey Mulligan), one with narrator Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire) and his girlfriend Jordan Baker (Elizabeth Debicki), and one devoted to Tom Buchanan (Joel Edgerton) and his mistress Myrtle Wilson (Isla Fisher.) See the rest after the jump, but act fast — it may be days or even hours before new new Gatsby posters are released.

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'The Great Gatsby' trailer: Beyonce covers Amy Winehouse. Plus: Lana Del Rey and Florence + The Machine

The new trailer for Baz Luhrmann’s glitter-bomb adaptation of The Great Gatsby features three songs from the Jay-Z-produced Gatsby soundtrack, and it’s an apppropriately eclectic and wackadoo anachronistic mix. There’s Beyoncé and André 3000 covering Amy Winehouse’s “Back to Black.” There’s Lana Del Rey — certainly a minor character in her own tragicomic F. Scott Fitzgerald short story — with the heretofore unreleased track “Young & Beautiful,” which used to be called “Will You Still Love Me.”

Last up is Florence + The Machine, who have a song called “Over The Love” that includes the lyrics “I can see the green light/I can see it in your eye.” Somewhere, a high schooler is already adding that song to the end of their sophomore-English PowerPoint Presentation, “The Man With The Yellow Car: Color Themes in The Great Gatsby.” The point is, Fitzgerald would be proud/too drunk to care. Watch the trailer: READ FULL STORY

New 'Great Gatsby' character posters feature glitz, glamour, green light -- PHOTOS

Between the trailers, the stills, and your vague recollections of 9th grade English class, you may feel like you’ve already seen Baz Luhrmann’s take on The Great Gatsby. Even so, this awards bait adaptation turned summer blockbuster certainly looks appealing — especially in these pensive new character posters, which combine fabulous ’20s style with the shiniest eyes this side of The Host.

Can English rose Carey Mulligan credibly embody American Jazz Age icon Daisy Buchanan? Will Leonardo DiCaprio’s Gatsby force the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to finally come to its senses? And what’s Tobey Maguire like these days, anyway? We won’t know for sure until Gatsby is finally released May 10 — but in the meantime, these six images can get the discussion started. Prepare to be borne back ceaselessly into the past:

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'The Great Gatsby' to open Cannes Film Festival

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The Cannes Film Festival has an American flavor this year, with a Hollywood icon heading the jury and a quintessential U.S. literary figure opening the event: The Great Gatsby.

Organizers said Tuesday that the film The Great Gatsby, with Leonardo DiCaprio in the title role and directed by Australian Baz Luhrmann, will open this year’s Cannes festival — in 3-D, no less.

Luhrmann stressed the film’s French connection, saying in a statement that author F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote “some of the most poignant and beautiful passages” of The Great Gatsby at a French Riviera villa not far from Cannes. Tobey Maguire and Carey Mulligan also star in Luhrmann’s version of the 1925 novel.

Steven Spielberg is heading the jury at the Cannes festival this year, which runs May 15-26.

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Leonardo DiCaprio on film violence: 'Pain is temporary, film is forever'

Leonardo DiCaprio says filming violent scenes like in Django Unchained doesn’t deter him from wanting his movies to be great art.

The bloody revenge film about slavery before the U.S. Civil War has fueled some of the debate about whether Hollywood shows too much on-screen violence. DiCaprio portrays a ruthless plantation owner encountered by a freed slave and bounty hunter (Jamie Foxx and Christoph Waltz).

“My philosophy has kind of always been the same: Pain is temporary, film is forever,” DiCaprio said Thursday in South Korea.

“You do everything you possibly can, you give it your all, all of your focus, and hopefully you come out with, if all the elements mixed together correctly, you come out with a great piece of art,” he said. “To me, cinema is the great modern art form.” READ FULL STORY

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