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Casting Net: Lizzy Caplan joins Joseph Gordon-Levitt Christmas comedy

• Masters of Sex star Lizzy Caplan will play Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s love interest in Sony’s untitled Christmas Eve-set comedy. Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, and Anthony Mackie will star as three childhood friends who reunite in New York City for their annual night-before-Christmas bash. Jillian Bell (22 Jump Street) will play Rogen’s wife in the film from writer/director Jonathan Levine, who previously worked with Rogen and Gordon-Levitt on the cancer comedy 50/50. [THR]

• Mark RuffaloMichael KeatonRachel McAdams, and Stanley Tucci are all in talks for the sex abuse scandal film Spotlight. Ruffalo and McAdams would play reporters for The Boston Globe who launch a yearlong investigation into the Catholic Church’s cover-up of pedophile priests in Massachusetts. Tom McCarthy (Win Win) is directing from a script by Josh Singer (The Fifth Estate). [THR]

• Matthew Rhys will cook off against Bradley Cooper in the untitled culinary film from director John Wells (August: Osage County)The Americans star is set to play rival chef Reece to Cooper’s Adam Jones, an American cooking in Paris looking to make a comeback after his bad behavior and diva attitude destroy his career. The Steven Knight (Locke)-scripted film was originally titled Chef, but The Weinstein Company will be renaming the flick after the release of Jon Favreau’s own Chef movie. In addition to Cooper, the all-star cast already includes Sienna Miller, Uma Thurman, Emma Thompson, and Fifty Shades of Grey star Jamie Dornan.[Deadline]

• Naomie Harris (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom) is set to star opposite Jake Gyllenhaal in the boxing drama Southpaw. Written by Sons of Anarchy‘s Kurt Sutter and directed by Antoine Fuqua (Training Day), the film follows a welterweight champ struggling to balance his personal life with his professional success. Harris, who will soon reprise her role as Eve Moneypenny in the next Bond film, will play a social worker trying to help Gyllenhaal’s character and daughter. [Deadline]

• Pitch Perfect actor Ben Platt will worship rock star Meryl Streep in the music drama Ricki and the Flash. Currently starring on Broadway as Elder Cunningham in The Book of Mormon, Platt will play Daniel, a bartender obsessed with Streep’s title character. Kevin Kline and Rick Springsteen will also star in the project directed by Jonathan Demme (The Silence of the Lambs) from Oscar-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody (Juno). [Deadline]

• Kerry Bishé has joined the indie drama The Ticket. The Halt and Catch Fire actress will play the co-worker and mistress to Dan Stevens’ (Downton Abbey) character, a blind man who regains his sight only to be emotionally blinded by the superficial world. Malin Akerman and Oliver Platt will also star in the film by Israeli writer/director Ido Fluk, which starts filming this month in New York. [Variety]

Casting Net: Lizzy Caplan joins Seth Rogen comedy 'The Interview', more

Masters of Sex star Lizzy Caplan is in talks to star in The Interview alongside Seth Rogen and James Franco, which Rogen is co-writing and directing with Evan Goldberg. The comedy is about a talk show host and his producer who gets tied up in an assassination plot. Caplan worked with Franco and Rogen briefly on Freaks and Geeks. She played Sara, the disco-loving girlfriend of Jason Segel’s Nick. [Variety]

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'Save the Date's Lizzy Caplan on S.H.I.E.L.D, 'Sex', and that 'Party Down' movie -- EXCLUSIVE CLIP

Opening opposite The Hobbit tomorrow pretty much dooms Save the Date to be a period at the end of the tiny footnote at the bottom of this weekend’s box-office story. But the movie, which premiered at Sundance and stars Alison Brie and Lizzy Caplan as sisters — one blissfully engaged to be married, the other making every effort to avoid the institution — is a refreshingly complex look at modern movie romance. Brie’s responsible older sis is aggressively planning her wedding to Martin Starr’s bearded drummer, while Caplan’s Sarah is having second thoughts about moving in with the band’s lead singer, played by 500 Days of Summer‘s Geoffrey Arend. (Watch an exclusive clip from the film after the jump, as Sarah meets her “rebound” guy, played by Mark Webber.)

Caplan, who’s earned a loyal, if cult-y, following after memorable performances in Mean Girls and Party Down, as well as her recent turn as a coked-up bridesmaid in Bachelorette, spoke to Entertainment Weekly about what she loved about her character, and when we can expect that Party Down movie.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: When I saw Save the Date at Sundance earlier this year, it made me think of Reality Bites and Before Sunrise. Were there similar films in the back of your mind as you read this script?
LIZZY CAPLAN: If we’re anything like Reality Bites to anybody, then I’m a fan of that because that movie definitely was one that I was raised on. I was really excited to read a script that reminded me of that type of movie — like Singles, too — because they’re not really making so many of these kind of quiet, character-driven, relationship dramas. I miss seeing movies like that. READ FULL STORY

'Save the Date' trailer: Alison Brie and Lizzy Caplan not your typical bridesmaids

Nov. 8 and Dec. 14. Save the dates.

That’s when this charming Sundance “modern love story” opens on-demand and in theaters, respectively. It features some of your favorite quirky on-screen sidekicks — Lizzy Caplan, Alison Brie, Martin Starr, and Geoffrey Arend — stepping up and playing the lead roles. Caplan and Brie are sisters dating two best friends from a semi-successful rock band. Brie’s more responsible sister is eager to tie the knot with the more ambivalent Starr (Knocked Up). Caplan’s bookstore clerk isn’t sure what she wants, but it isn’t marriage.

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Kirsten Dunst dark comedy 'Bachelorette' hits No. 1 on iTunes -- before its theatrical release

The burgeoning world of on-demand/digital releases for feature films hit a big milestone this week. The dark romantic comedy Bachelorette – about three best friends (Kirsten Dunst, Isla Fisher, and Lizzy Caplan) on an epic pre-wedding bender — hit No. 1 on the iTunes Movies chart. It’s the first time a film has hit that benchmark before its theatrical release. Bachelorette, which premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, opens in select theaters on Sept. 7.

The accomplishment is especially sweet for the film’s distributor, RADiUS, which was created by The Weinstein Company earlier this year specifically to release films in non-traditional formats. Bachelorette was the company’s first acquisition.

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'3, 2, 1... Frankie Go Boom' trailer: Charlie Hunnam, meet Ron Perlman in drag

It’s hard nowadays to make a man dressed like a woman play as a successful sight gag — it’s more like a sight drag, am I right? [Pause] [CricketsAnyway, the new trailer for the oddly titled indie comedy 3, 2, 1.. Frankie Go Boom manages to pull off some potent comedy from the sheer sight of Ron Perlman (HellboySons of Anarchy) gussied up as a newly female ex-con.

But Perlman’s not the star of the film. He’s the former cellmate of Bruce (Bridesmaid‘s Chris O’Dowd), a drug addict who used to film himself terrorizing his younger brother Frank (Sons of Anarchy‘s Charlie Hunnam) when they were kids. Now they’re both adults, and Bruce has gotten sober, but it appears life hasn’t otherwise changed all that much for poor Frank. Check out the trailer below, featuring Lizzy Caplan, Nora Dunn, Whitney Cummings, Chris Noth, and a vomiting pig:  READ FULL STORY

'Bachelorette' trailer: Watch Kirsten Dunst, Adam Scott and James Marsden enjoy some NSFW thrills

Want to see some of your sentimental favorites get really, totally, completely NSFW dirty?

The trailer for Bachelorette, which is obviously going to remind everyone about that other R-rated gal pal wedding film, is a movie about a debauchery-filled bachelorette party that features Adam Scott, Lizzy Caplan, Isla Fisher, Kirsten Dunst and even Bridesmaids alum Rebel Wilson reciting their filthiest lines and partaking in some seriously questionable behavior.

Judging by the trailer, it’ll be a Hangover-esque romp where most of the action takes place on one ill-fated night. The film generated some buzz at Sundance earlier this year and was produced by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay. Bridesmaids fans, get ready: Bachelorette will clearly also have a very memorable airplane scene (Janis Ian would be intrigued!)

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Sundance: 'Bachelorette' is a new kind of chick flick, caustically clever yet without a romantic bone in its body

It reduces the hilarious humanity of Bridesmaids to sum it up, simply, as the comedy that proved that girls in a movie could be just as gross and raunchy as guys. Yet there’s no denying that it did prove that. The movie, for all time, busted down that door. Bachelorette, a long-sloshed-night-before-the-wedding comedy that’s as caustic and brittle and high-strung as its damaged-princess heroines, zooms through the door that Bridesmaids kicked open without ever looking back — and, while it’s at it, it busts open half a dozen new ones. In Bachelorette, girls behaving badly isn’t just a joke, it’s a way of life.

In the opening scene, set in Los Angeles, Becky, who is sweet and plus-size and deeply self-conscious about it (she’s played by Rebel Wilson, Kristen Wiig’s cockney freak of a roommate in Bridesmaids), informs her best friend, the lovely platinum-blonde ice queen Regan (Kirsten Dunst), that she’s engaged, an announcement that Regan greets by just about choking on her lunch with jealousy. That’s what a petty, lacquered bitch she is. Most of Bachelorette takes place six months later, in Manhattan, on the eve of Becky’s nuptials, which is of course the perfect occasion for a drug-drenched bachelorette party that spins wildly out of control. But this isn’t a daffy clockwork farce like the Hangover films; it’s more like a relentless, revved-up pageant of naked feminine dysfunction. The setting may be New York, but at heart Bachelorette is a very L.A. movie, one in which vanity has become toxic. It’s a comedy of values about young women who don’t have any. READ FULL STORY

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