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Joseph Gordon-Levitt shoots down Ant-Man rumors

The superhero-industrial complex seems to want Joseph Gordon-Levitt in a cape, but the Don Jon star, who was left with the keys to the Batcave at the end of The Dark Knight Rises, apparently isn’t on the verge of donning a crime-fighting costume any time soon. Variety had reported on Monday that Gordon-Levitt was a frontrunner — along with Paul Rudd — for the role of Ant-Man in director Edgar Wright’s take on the Marvel hero that already has a July 31, 2015 release date. But the 32-year-old star tells the French edition of the Huffington Post that people shouldn’t believe everything they read. “You know I’m very transparent when there is news in my career,” he said. “I’m always the first to tell my fans if there’s really something happening, so if you don’t hear it from me, it’s just people spouting out rumors.”

He also told the French-language AlloCine outlet that reports that he’d passed some Ant-Man tests were false.

Technically, semantically, everything Gordon-Levitt reportedly said is not exactly a denial about his potential involvement in the project. But maybe Rudd now has a slight edge?

Casting Net: Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Paul Rudd up for 'Ant-Man'; Plus, Bill Murray, more

With the Avengers largely assembled it’s easy to forget that there are still a few Marvel roles that remain un-cast, including director Edgar Wright‘s Ant-Man. Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Don Jon) and Paul Rudd (This Is 40) are reportedly in talks to take on the superhero role for the feature, which already has a July 31, 2015, release date set. Gordon-Levitt, 32, already has some comic book clout, having appeared in The Dark Knight Rises (a DC property). This would be a departure for Rudd, 44, who has tended toward mid-size comedies and smaller dramas for most of his career. [Variety]
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Paul Giamatti in 'All Is Bright': 'Season's greetings... from Canada!' -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

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No one plays flustered or irritated quite like Paul Giamatti. Whether it’s a character who refuses to drink one more glass of merlot, like in Sideways, or a man who’s happiest when he’s miserable, like his Harvey Pekar in American Splendor, Giamatti has a gift for capturing the precise moment when a man goes from simmering frustration to volcanic rage.

In All Is Bright, which opens in theaters tomorrow (and is currently available on VOD), Giamatti outdoes himself, playing a French-Canadian ex-con who pairs with Paul Rudd to sell Christmas trees in New York City. How sad is his latest sad-sack, Dennis? Well, Dennis’ ex-wife told their daughter he was dead while he was in prison. And when Dennis is released, he learns that his old pal, Rudd’s Rene, is now sleeping with said ex-wife. Also, there’s his amazing walrus facial hair, which Giamatti imagined and grew on his own. “That was all me,” he says. “There’s some creative facial hair in Canada and I just liked the look. I liked being kind of shaggy with this guy. He’s coming from the north woods, he’s like a bit of a bear.”

A bear, indeed. In a slightly NSFW clip below from the movie, a rival Christmas-tree seller makes the mistake of poking the bear.
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'All Is Bright' trailer: Paul Rudd and Paul Giamatti try to sell some Christmas trees

Beware, Christmas movie trailers are upon us. There’s no going back now.

In the first trailer for All Is Bright from director Phil Morrison (Junebug), Paul Giamatti’s Dennis is paroled from prison only to find himself jobless and deceased — his ex-wife told their daughter that he’d died of cancer. Still, he’s determined to find some normalcy and redeem himself to his estranged family by partnering with Rene (Paul Rudd) to sell Christmas trees in New York.

Of course it’s not as simple as that. Check out the trailer below.

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Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch in 'Prince Avalanche' -- EXCLUSIVE POSTER

There’s nothing like spending a summer painting road lines on a desolate Texas road to really get to know someone. In Prince Avalanche, Alvin (Paul Rudd) and his girlfriend’s brother Lance (Emile Hirsch) do just that. It’s the summer of 1988 and the mismatched pair are on the job out in the middle of nowhere for the duration.

Directed by David Gordon Green, Prince Avalanche premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and was adapted from the 2011 Icelandic film Either Way. Though Green started his career making lyrical odes to the overlooked classes and places with films like George Washington and All the Real Girls, more recently, Green has found success (and failure) with star-studded broad comedies like Pineapple Express and Your Highness. Based on the trailers and early reviews, Prince Avalanche promises both poignancy and comedy and seems to be an amalgam of Green’s diverse tastes.

Click below to take a look at the new poster for the film, which opens in theaters and VOD on August 9.

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Official 'Anchorman 2' trailer will put you in a glass case of emotion -- VIDEO

Sixty percent of the time, this trailer works every time.

It has many leather-bound books, and it smells of rich mahogany.

It ate the whole wheel of cheese. (Heck, you’re not even mad — that’s amazing!)

It would like to extend to you an invitation to the pants party.

In short: It’s kind of a big deal. And so, without further ado — little Ham ‘n Eggs comin’ at ya! Hold on, people, hope you got your griddles…

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Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch walk the line in 'Prince Avalanche' trailer -- VIDEO

Prince Avalanche looks like a movie for anyone who has ever wondered who paints the lines on country roads. Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch star as road workers in a desolate area of Texas that leaves them increasingly getting on each other’s nerves. In the trailer, Rudd writes to the unseen Madison about how he doesn’t miss city life and how he is pretty sure there’s something wrong with her brother (Hirsch). Writer/director David Gordon Green directed bro-comedies like Pineapple Express, The Sitter, and Your Highness, but judging from this trailer, Avalanche is going to be quieter, subtler, and more indie, like Green’s All The Real Girls and Snow Angels.

Avalanche premiered at Sundance and was quickly scooped up by Magnolia Pictures. The film also screens this week at the Tribeca Film Festival. It will be released Aug. 9.

Enjoy the fishing, hammock-sitting, and contemplative voice over below:
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'Admission' star Nat Wolff applied early-decision for stardom

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Paul Rudd and Tina Fey supply most of the romantic-comedy in Admission, director Paul Weitz’s new movie about a by-the-book Princeton University admissions officer (Fey) who is thrown for a loop when a charming old classmate (Rudd) suggests one of his most talented college-bound students just might be the child she put up for adoption years ago. But younger audiences who grew up watching The Naked Brothers Band will be delighted to recognize that Rudd’s academic prodigy, Jeremiah, is none other than a taller, less shaggy Nat Wolff, the older sibling from Nickelodeon’s hit musical-comedy TV series that ran from 2007 to 2009. Now 18 — and bound for college himself — Wolff is jumping back into movies in a big way. Admission is just one of five films he’ll star in this year, highlighted by upcoming roles opposite Selena Gomez, Lily Collins, James Franco, and Girls‘ Zosia Mamet.

What about the Naked Brothers, you ask? Nat and Alex, now 15, are still making music together (though they are no longer Naked and just go by Nat & Alex Wolff). “Since December, I’ve just been playing shows with Alex,” says the native New Yorker. “We’re a duo, and we’re working on the next record. It’s difficult to balance [music and movies], but we’re always writing songs.”

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Oscars: Jennifer Aniston, Paul Rudd, and more presenters announced

Fans of Wanderlust, your Oscar moment is here. Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd have been announced as presenters at this year’s Academy Awards. A press release confirming the news also announced Oscar-winning Michael Douglas and Jamie Foxx as presenters.

The four will join previously-announced presenters such as Melissa McCarthy, Liam Neeson, John Travolta, Ben Affleck, Jessica Chastain, Reese Witherspoon, Mark Wahlberg, Ted, and cast members from The Avengers, among others.

The Oscars, hosted by Seth MacFarlane, air this Sunday on ABC.

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Sundance 2013: Magnolia acquires 'Prince Avalanche'

Another Sundance deal is set. Magnolia Pictures has acquired the rights to North American distribution for writer/director David Gordon Green’s Prince Avalanche, starring Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch.

Adapted from the Icelandic film Either Way, the offbeat comedy features Rudd and Hirsch as two men painting traffic lines in a deserted area of Texas, and the unlikely friendship that emerges between them. Green is a Sundance favorite with his previous films such as Snow Angels and All the Real Girls.

“All of us at Magnolia are huge fans of David Gordon Green, and it’s been a dream for a long time to work with him,” said Magnolia President Eamonn Bowles in a release. “Prince Avalanche is incredibly smart, funny, warm and engaging film, with indelible, iconic performances from both Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch.”

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