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Casting Net: Nicole Kidman replaces Rachel Weisz, Bruce Willis lands action role with a 'Bullet'

Bruce Willis gets some action as a bodyguard to a Mexican politician whose father was murdered by a drug cartel in the new popcorn flick Five Against a Bullet from Alex Litvak (Predators). [Variety]

Scarlett Johansson goes behind the shower curtain as Janet Leigh in The Terminal scribe Sacha Gervasi’s upcomiming Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of PsychoAnthony Hopkins portrays the eponymous auteur, with Helen Mirren as his wife and James D’Arcy as Anthony Perkins. [EW]

Mila Kunis will go to Hell & Back in the upcoming underworld animation buddy flick starring Nick Swardson and T.J. Miller. Kunis plays half-human-half-demon. Rob Riggle, Brian Posehn, and Kumail Nanjiani round out the stop-motion comedy’s ensemble. Do we even need to mention it’s R-rated? [Deadline]

Mamie Gummer, Sarah Paulson, and India Muenez (Something in the Air) play estranged, resentful sisters in L.A.-set dramedy Claire’s CambodiaMary Kay Place also joins previously announced cast members Casey Wilson and Wendi McLendon-Covey. [Deadline]

• Life after American Horror Story is anything but for Taissa Farmiga. Vera’s younger sister is joining Emma Watson in Sofia Coppola‘s Bling Ring about the headline-grabbing crime co-op who stole from celebrities in 2008 and 2009. Post-Bling, Farmiga will play the love interest of a teenage murderer (Spencer Lofranco) in Trevor White’s indie Jamesy Boy, also starring Mary-Louise Parker, James Woods, and Ving Rhames. [Variety]

Mary Elizabeth Winstead wraps up her Thing- and vampire-slaing spree by playing Adam Scott’s girlfriend in A.C.O.D. Richard Jenkins and Jane Lynch also star. [Deadline]

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'Human Centipede 3': Stars and director Tom Six will return for the final part of the controversial horror trilogy -- EXCLUSIVE


Human Centipede franchise stars Dieter Laser and Laurence R. Harvey will both play lead roles in Human Centipede Part 3 (Final Sequence). The controversial horror series’ writer-director Tom Six has also cast himself in a supporting part for the concluding entry in the Human Centipede trilogy. READ FULL STORY

Scarlett Johansson to play Janet Leigh in 'Psycho' movie -- report

Scarlett Johannson will portray actress Janet Leigh, the Psycho actress whose shower scene shocked 1960 audiences, in a movie depicting the making of that film, according to Variety. Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho will star Anthony Hopkins as the legendary directory, Helen Mirren as his wife, Alma, and James D’Arcy as Anthony Perkins. Sacha Gervasi, who wrote The Terminal (2004), will direct.

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Jonah Hill, James Franco to star in drama 'True Story'

Jonah Hill and James Franco will star in the movie adaptation of Michael Finkel’s memoir, True Story, Deadline reports. Hill will play Finkel, a New York Times Magazine writer who was fired in 2002 for fabricating parts of a story right as an Oregon man named Christian Longo (Franco), who was wanted for killing his family, was captured in Mexico — where, oddly enough, he’d assumed Finkel’s identity. Longo would only give his story to the real Finkel, who visited, phoned, and wrote Longo to learn the truth about the fugitive’s family. The movie will be produced by Hill’s Moneyball costar Brad Pitt’s production company, Plan B.

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'The Killing' star Joel Kinnaman offered title role in 'RoboCop' -- report

If you’ve exchanged pondering “Who killed Rosie Larson?” for “Who will play the next RoboCop?” you might just have the answer you’ve been looking for. reports that MGM has offered The Killing star Joel Kinnaman the chance to fill Peter Weller‘s iconic robo-shoes for the upcoming RoboCop remake. With Jose Padilha on board to direct (not Darren Aronofsky) a script from Josh Zetumer, Kinnaman, who recently appeared on the big screen in Safe House and The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, would be the first major casting for the reboot.

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Jay Baruchel talks reteaming with Seth Rogen for end-of-the-world comedy 'The Apocalypse': 'It should be fun as hell'

Five years ago, Knocked Up costars Seth Rogen and Jay Baruchel appeared in a short film-cum-spec trailer called Jay and Seth Versus The Apocalypse. The movie found the playing-themselves pair waiting out some nightmare-ish, post-apocalyptic scenario in a ratty apartment and bickering like foul-mouthed, near-future versions of Oscar and Felix from the Odd Couple. (Rogen to Baruchel: “Every time I think about how scary it is out there I listen to you speak and I think, ‘Maybe I should walk out that door and let whatever’s out there rip my f—ing head out through my a–hole, that’s better than listening to Jay for five more f—ing minutes!'”) The clip ended, tantalizingly, with the words “COMING SOON” but little has been subsequently heard of the project…


'300' sequel bulks up cast, talks with 'Snow White and the Huntsman' star

EW has confirmed that Jamie Blackley is in talks to star as Calisto in 300: Battle of Artemisia. The swords-and-sandals sequel, which producers have said runs “parallel” to its progenitor, finds 16-year-old Calisto leading a group of soldiers in hopes of becoming a hero. Since his 2010 part in the Colin Farrell-Keira Knightley gangster flick London Boulevard, Blackley has remained a relative unknown, though his role in this summer’s highly anticipated Snow White and the Huntsman — alongside Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth, and Charlize Theron — could change all that.

It was announced last week that Aussie Animal Kingdom star Sullivan Stapleton landed the lead role in Artemisia. Former Bond girl Eva Green will play the title character, and South African actor Andrew Pleavin will return as the character Daxos. Smart People helmer Noam Murro will direct the film for a projected 2013 release.

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Oprah in talks for Lee Daniels' 'The Butler'

Oprah Winfrey might be headed back to the big screen for the first time since 1998’s Beloved thanks to Precious director Lee Daniels. A rep for the filmmaker confirms that Winfrey is in talks for a role in The Butler, a period piece to be directed by Daniels based on Wil Haygood’s 2008 Washington Post story “A Butler Well Served by This Election.” (The Hollywood Reporter broke the news late yesterday.)

Haygood’s article tells the story of Eugene Allen, a butler who worked at the White House under eight different presidents from 1952 to 1986. Winfrey (who championed Precious on her talk show) would play Allen’s wife. And Daniels’ has a starry wishlist of co-stars in talks to play the cast’s historical figures: EW confirms that John Cusack is considering playing Richard Nixon and Liam Neeson is in talks for the role of Lyndon B. Johnson. (Mila Kunis and Hugh Jackman were also mentioned in THR‘s story, but reps for the actors say their clients will not be involved in the project.) For the lead role, Daniels is reportedly interested in David Oyelowo (Red Tails).

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Jason Statham to produce, star in 'Heat' remake

EW has confirmed that Jason Statham is producing a reboot of Brian de Palma’s 1986 action movie Heat, and he’s cast himself in the lead role. William Goldman penned the original Heat screenplay based on his novel of the same name. Statham will take over the role originated by Burt Reynolds of an ex-mercenary-turned-gambling addict working as a bodyguard in Las Vegas. Steven Chasman (Killer Elite, the Transporter series) will also produce. Shooting is scheduled to begin later this year in France. No costars or release date has been announced yet.

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Selena Gomez steps in for Miley Cyrus on 'Hotel Transylvania'


You can now begin envisioning the girl to the right with Selena Gomez’s voice. EW has confirmed that the 19-year-old singer will take over the part that Miley Cyrus had originally been slotted to play in Sony Picture Animation’s upcoming 3-D family film Hotel Transylvania. Gomez will voice Mavis, the teenage daughter of vampire hotelier Dracula (Adam Sandler).

Despite Cyrus’s departure for as-yet-undisclosed reasons, Genndy Tartakovsky’s film — costarring Andy Samberg, Cee Lo Green, and Kevin James — is still scheduled to check in to theaters on Sept. 21, 2012.

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