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Casting Net: Vince Vaughn to star in comedy 'The Politician'

• Vince Vaughn has sworn in to star in the comedy The Politician. Vaughn will play the title role, a D.C. elected official on the run from the FBI, U.S. Marshals, and a gang of drug dealers after getting caught in a prostitution scandal. What If director Michael Dowse will helm the project from writers Matthew Bass and Theodore Bressman while Seth Rogen will produce with his Point Grey production company. [THR]

• Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) and Sam Claflin (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire) are in talks to star together in Me Before You, the adaptation of the Jojo Moyes’ best-selling novel of the same name. TV and stage director Thea Sharrock (Call the Midwife) will make her feature debut on the film. Clarke would play Lou, a small-town girl who gives new hope for life to William (Claflin), a wheelchair-bound man who hires her as his caretaker. (500) Days Of Summer writers Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber have adapted the novel from an original draft written by Moyes. The MGM/Warner Bros. production is slated for release next August. [Deadline]

• Pretty Little Liars actor Sean Faris and True Blood star Mehcad Brooks are set to face-off in the indie thriller Avouterie. Faris plays a man who walks in on his wife with her lover (Brooks) on their anniversary and holds them captive at gunpoint while deciding what to do next. The Black List script inspired by true events was written by H. M. Coakley, who is also directing the film now shooting in Los Angeles. [THR]

• Miltos Yerolemou, the actor who played Arya Stark’s sword teacher on the first season of Game of Thrones, has reportedly joined the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII. There are no details about what part he may be playing in the galaxy far, far away, but replacing a sword with a lightsaber doesn’t sound so difficult. Yerolemou would be the second Game of Thrones actor to join the force alongside Gwendoline Christie. [THR]

• Alden Ehrenreich (Blue Jasmine) has joined the all-star cast of the Coen Brothers’ latest dramedy Hail Caesar! The 1950’s set Hollywood-themed film will also feature Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill and Scarlett Johansson and be distributed by Universal. [Variety]

Sam Claflin chugs a horrifying cocktail in new 'Riot Club' clip

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Hazing is part of any secret college society experience, and it looks like the titular group of Universal Pictures’ The Riot Club is no exception in a new clip released from the film.

In the clip—which, fair warning, may churn a few stomachs—a new initiate of the Riot Club is kidnapped from a quiet study session in the library by a group of club members. Blindfolded and surrounded by the gleeful Rioters, the group forces Alistair Ryle, played by The Hunger Games‘ Sam Claflin, to both gulp down a glass of wine filled with a mixture of bodily fluids and maggots, and then correctly identify the wine’s make and year.

The Riot Club tells the story of two new students at Oxford University with dreams of joining the school’s most exclusive society, the Riot Club, which is modeled after Oxford’s Bullingdon Club. The film is based on Posh, the 2010 play which the film’s screenwriter Laura Wade also wrote.

From An Education director Lone Scherfig, The Riot Club will make its world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival before releasing on Sept. 19.

Video: Lily Collins and Sam Claflin are friends in love in 'Love, Rosie' trailer

There’s a fine line between friendship and romance, and in the new trailer for Love, Rosie, Alex (Sam Claflin) and Rosie (Lily Collins) are all but dancing on it.

Based on Cecelia Ahern’s 2004 novel Where Rainbows End, the film follows Alex and Rosie, two best friends who meet at the age of 5 and, over the course of their lives, journey from being inseparable to being separated by an entire ocean. As they age, they continue to debate if their friendship could—and/or should—be more, even through babies, marriage, infidelity, the struggles of long distance, and more.

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Finnick! Shirtless! In new 'Hunger Games: Catching Fire' photo!

Well, Hunger Games fans, does he look how you dreamed he’d look?

It’s a great week for intel about The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Right after Lionsgate premiered a new Hunger Games trailer at Comic-Con, they’ve gone and released a new photo of a shirtless Finnick Odair (Sam Claflin), who’ll make his debut in the second installment of the franchise. The photo above comes straight from a scene in the book, when Katniss recounts first meeting Finnick: “He offered me a sugar cube and asked to know all my secrets.”

Now that fans are likely back in full countdown mode (Catching Fire opens November 22), go ahead and re-watch the new trailer, which premiered over the weekend:
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'Catching Fire' trailer: 'Because of her, they all pose a threat' -- VIDEO

We saw teaselet for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire‘s first official trailer earlier this week, but the full cornucopia of goodness spilled out during the final moments of tonight’s MTV Movie Awards — complete with a literally fiery intro by star Liam Hemsworth. Was it worth the wait? Watch and decide for yourself below. READ FULL STORY

'Catching Fire' star Sam Claflin on Finnick's sugar cube scene: 'I was definitely prepared to do anything' -- EXCLUSIVE

Sam Claflin was sure he’d whiffed his audition. He was in Los Angeles on a promotional tour for Snow White and the Huntsman when his agent sent him in to read for Finnick Odair—District 4’s charismatic golden boy whose motives remain unclear to Katniss as they head back into the Games. “Finnick is this tanned, green-eyed, sex god,” laughs the 26-year-old Brit over sodas at his Waikiki hotel on a day off from shooting. “I’m thinking I’m brunette, I have loads of stubble, at the time I was by no means in shape. This guy walked in just after my audition who looked like Brad Pitt in Thelma and Louise. Yeah, I’m not going to get this.”

But the filmmakers were after more than just some young stud.  “Sometimes you get someone with the swagger but not the soulfulness or the other way around,” explains Jacobson. “Sam had both. He is such a sweet, sweet fellow.” He has a sweet fiancée as well, the British actress Laura Haddock who walked by the restaurant during our interview, excitedly holding up towels and waving at him as she made her way to the beach.
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'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' begins shooting in Georgia, before moving to Hawaii

The 75th annual Hunger Games are on!

Lionsgate announced Monday that The Hunger Games: Catching Fire has officially started production in and around Atlanta, Ga., with director Francis Lawrence (I Am Legend) at the helm, before moving to shoot in Hawaii. Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson are, of course, reprising their respective roles as winning tributes Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark; Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Lenny Kravitz, Stanley Tucci, and Donald Sutherland are all also returning, with Philip Seymour Hoffman, Sam Claflin, Jeffrey Wright, Jena Malone, and Amanda Plummer joining the franchise. Shooting is set to conclude in December.

Intriguingly, the announcement was notable for what it didn’t mention as much as what it did. READ FULL STORY

Official: Sam Claflin is Finnick Odair in 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'

Ending weeks of speculation, Sam Claflin (Snow White and the Huntsman) has officially been cast as the dashing former Hunger Games champion Finnick Odair in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Lionsgate announced today. The British-born Claflin, 24, had been the front-runner for the coveted role since mid-July.

Of all the new characters in Catching Fire, Finnick looms largest. After he won his Hunger Games for District 4 when he was 14 thanks to his prowess with a trident, Finnick’s rakish good looks and louche charm helped him become something of a celebrity in the Capitol. (MILD SPOILERS AHEAD!)

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Casting Net: Jeremy Renner eyeing David O. Russell drama. Plus: Daniel Radcliffe, Juliette Lewis, Johnny Depp

Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan (Ruby Sparks) have signed up to star in The F Word, which sounds much less edgy than its title first implies: It’s an indie romantic comedy about a couple who meet and have great chemistry, but end up trying to just be friends — ergo, the title. Michael Dowse (Goon) is directing from a Black List script by Elan Mastai (The Samaritan). [Variety]

• Juliette Lewis is in talks to join the feature adaptation of Tracy Letts’ Pulitzer-winning play August: Osage County, as the dizzy youngest daughter to Meryl Streep‘s hard-hearted family matriarch. Julia Roberts is also set to star as the assertive eldest daughter. John Wells will direct from Letts’ adaptation of his play. [Deadline]

• Sam Claflin (Snow White and the Huntsman) and Emilia Clarke (HBO’s Game of Thrones) will star opposite Karl Urban in Overdrive, a thriller about American car thieves who relocate to France. Antonio Negret (Transit) will direct from a script by Michael Brandt and Derek Haas (Wanted). Claflin is also reportedly in the running for the role of Finnick in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, which would likely shoot soon after Overdrive finished production. [Variety]

• Kristen Bell will headline The Lifeguard, about a woman who leaves her job as a reporter in New York City to get her high school job as a lifeguard. Mamie Gummer (CBS’ The Good Wife), Martin Starr (Party Down), Alex Shaffer (Win Win), Josuha Harto (The Dark Knight), and Amy Madigan (Gone Babby Gone) costar. Liz W. Garcia (CBS’ Cold Case) will direct from her screenplay. [Deadline]

As had been reported last week, Johnny Depp has signed up to star in Wes Anderson‘s next feature film, The Grand Budapest Hotel. [Deadline]

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‘Catching Fire’ zeroing in on actors for Finnick and Beetee — REPORT

'Catching Fire' zeroing in on actors for Finnick and Beetee -- REPORT

UPDATE: Melissa Leo is reportedly no longer in the running for the role of Mags. The following story has been amended accordingly.

The tributes for the Hunger Games of The Hunger Games were stocked mostly with young actors unknown to most audiences. But as the casting sweepstakes for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire really begins to (forgive me) catch fire, it appears that Lionsgate hopes to dial up the star wattage a bit for its wildly anticipated sequel.

Variety is reporting that Sam Claflin (Snow White and the Huntsman, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides) and Tony Shalhoub (Monk) are the latest actors to top the shortlist to play the new tributes in Catching Fire. (Some SPOILERS follow for those who have not read Suzanne Collins’ novel.)  READ FULL STORY

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