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Casting Net: Samuel L. Jackson signs on to 'Robocop.' Plus: Jamie Foxx, Robin Williams, Paul Rudd, Emile Hirsch

• While no formal offer has yet been made, Jamie Foxx is circling the role of the President of the United States in the thriller White House Down, about a secret service officer (Channing Tatum) who must fend off a paramilitary group that successfully invades the White House. Master of cinema realism Roland Emmerich (2012) will direct. [Variety]

• Robin WilliamsShirley MacLaine, and Project X‘s Oliver Cooper are attached to A Film By Alan Stuart, about a documentary filmmaker eager to make a film about his family’s unique history with World War II. Director Andrew Bergman (Honeymoon in Vegas) will direct from his script. [Deadline]

• Call this casting after-the-fact: Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch have wrapped the heretofore secret indie film Prince Avalanche with writer-director David Gordon Green (Pineapple Express). A remake of the Icelandic comedy Either Way, the film two men working together on a road-striping crew. [Variety]

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MTV Movie Awards: 'Project X' star Oliver Cooper campaigning for Best On-Screen Dirtbag -- VIDEO

While Academy Awards may be the foremost accolades for cinematic achievement, they are marred every year by the rabid For Your Consideration campaigns that saturate the industry. To mask the crassness of begging people to vote for you, the ads are dressed up with classy photography, and governed by strict rules of what can and cannot be said. For one thing, you cannot trash another fellow nominee: No negative campaigning allowed.

The blissfully irreverent MTV Movie Awards have no such concerns. Each year, the fan-voted honors always include an especially tongue-in-cheek category — Best Dance Sequence, Best Scared-as-S**t Performance, Best Sandwich in a Movie — and this year, one of the nominees is mounting what may be the first ever campaign to win one. Project X‘s Oliver Cooper is by far the least known of his fellow nominees for Best On-Screen Dirtbag — Horrible Bosses‘ Jennifer Aniston and Colin Farrell, Bridesmaids‘ Jon Hamm, and The Help‘s Bryce Dallas Howard — so he has no problem casting aspersions on his competition’s qualifications of dirt-baggery. Check out his ads below:  READ FULL STORY

'Project X' star Oliver Cooper joins Ben Affleck, Justin Timberlake in 'Runner Runner' -- EXCLUSIVE

As the preening teenage reveler Costa in Project X, Oliver Cooper certainly proved adept at getting in too deep — his performance even won him two MTV Movie Award nominations. But now the 22-year-old actor will get a taste of what it really means to go too far, signing on to star opposite Justin Timberlake and Ben Affleck in the gambling thriller Runner Runner.

Timberlake plays Richie Furst, a Princeton student who gets pulled into the world of online gambling in order to help bankroll his expensive education. Cooper will play Andrew Cronin, a twentysomething Ivy League computer nerd who gets hired along with Furst to work for Ivan Block (Ben Affleck), an online gambling billionaire who works out of Costa Rica and whose business is even less legitimate than it first seems. “He’s kind of the young guy in this crazy world,” Cooper tells EW. READ FULL STORY

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