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Casting Net: Casey Affleck to star in Boston Marathon drama

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• Oscar nominee Casey Affleck will return to his native Massachusetts to star in and produce a film based on the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. The script written by Eric Johnson and Paul Tamasy (The Fighter) is based on the book “Boston Strong” by Casey Sherman and Dave Wedge and chronicles the massive manhunt to find the two men believed responsible for the bombings and the city’s response to the horrific events. [Variety]

• Steve Carell will continue his trend of taking on less comedic roles in an untitled thriller from director Gore Verbinski (The Lone Ranger). The film will be the third straight Verbinski shoots for New Regency after the horror picture A Cure For Wellness and the large-scale action comedy PassengersSteve Conrad, who wrote the script for Passengers as well as the adaptation of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, will once again collaborate with Verbinski on this project. [Deadline]

Flight of the ConchordsJermaine Clement is teaming with James C. Strouse for People Places Things. Strouse just finished principal photography, and is directing from a script he wrote. The indie feature stars Clement as a freshly single, struggling graphic novelist attempting to raise his young twin daughters while also moving on from the woman who left him. Other cast members include Regina Hall, Stephanie Allynne, and Jessica Williams. Michael B. Clark and Alex Turtletaub are producing for Beachside. Beachside’s Tim Foley is executive producing with Summer Shelton. [Deadline]

• Tom Wilkinson will join Benjamin Walker (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) and Teresa Palmer (Warm Bodies) in the adaptation of the Nicholas Sparks novel The ChoiceRoss Katz (Adult Beginners) is directing the film about the unexpected relationship of a young couple who meet as neighbors in a small coastal town, The script was written for the screen by Bryan Sipe. [Variety]

Tim Roth (Pulp Fiction) has been added to the rom-com action flick Mr. RightAnna Kendrick will star as a woman who thinks her unlucky streak in love has come to an end when she meets the perfect guy played by Sam Rockwell, who just happens to be a hitman. Wu-Tang rapper/producer RZA is on board to play Shotgun Steve, a marksman who works for a rival gangster. Filming begins next week in New Orleans with director Paco Cabezas (Neon Flesh) at the helm from a script by Max Landis (Chronicle). [Deadline]

• That ’70s Show star Danny Masterson will play a cutthroat yet lonely hedge fund tycoon who takes a group of friends on a mysterious island getaway in the thriller UrgePierce Brosnan is starring as the island gatekeeper and a designer drug dealer with Twilight star Ashley Greene playing one of Masterson’s friends. The film will be the directorial debut for producer Aaron Kaufman (Chef). [Deadline]

• Michael Gambon and Imelda Staunton have been added to the voice cast of the mixed live action/CGI animated movie PaddingtonBen Whishaw is providing the voice of the curious Peruvian bear in the film written and directed by Paul King and Gambon and Staunton will play his Uncle Pastuzo and Aunt Lucy, respectively. The movie also stars Nicole Kidman, Sally Hawkins, Hugh Bonneville, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi, and Julie Walters in their natural human forms. [Deadline]

'The Hateful Eight': Quentin Tarantino says he's still working on the film

The Hateful Eight isn’t dead after all.

Quentin Tarantino vowed to kill the project — a Wyoming-set, post-Civil War western — when the script was leaked in January.

“I’m going to publish it [as a book], and that’s it for now,” the director said at the time. “I give [the script] out to six people, and if I can’t trust them to that degree, then I have no desire to make it. I’ll publish it. I’m done. I’ll move on to the next thing. I’ve got 10 more where that came from.”

But at an all-star reading of The Hateful Eight script on Saturday, the director admitted things had changed. READ FULL STORY

'Grace of Monaco' trailer: Nicole Kidman shows dark side of actress' royal life -- VIDEO

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Academy Award winner Nicole Kidman is Grace of Monaco, one of the 20th century’s most iconic princess: Grace Kelly. The film, directed by Olivier Dahan, will open this year’s Cannes Film Festival after being pulled from the Weinstein Co.’s schedule last year; it was originally slated for a November 2013 release.

Grace of Monaco shows an intimate snapshot in the year of the life of Kelly, six years after her wedding of the century. As she yearns to return to the big screen with her newfound role as mother of two, Kelly strives to reconcile her past and her present while living as a monarch of a European principality and wife to Prince Rainier III.

In addition to Kidman, the film stars Tim Roth, Frank Langella, and Paz Vega. Take a look at the trailer below: READ FULL STORY

Casting Net: Emma Watson to go mad in 'Your Voice in My Head'; Plus, Christopher Plummer, more

• Emma Watson (Harry Potter, The Bling Ring) is set to star in an adaptation of Emma Forrest’s memoir, Your Voice in My Head, about her descent into mental illness as she struggles to pursue relationships and a writing career, and how one doctor saved her life. Francesca Gregorini, who directed Rooney Mara in the prep school coming-of-age drama Tanner Hall, will direct Watson in the project.Forrest is writing the script. In the press release announcing the news, producer and International Film Trust co-founder Michael Benaroya said, “We are incredibly excited to be working with Emma Forrest as she is one of the most sought after writers right now. Her story is intensely personal, with moments of humor just at the right time.” IFT president Ariel Veneziano added that Emma Watson “is perfect for this role.”

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'Broken': Tim Roth talks about the modern tale inspired by 'To Kill a Mockingbird' -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

What if Atticus and Scout Finch were transported to present-day North London? Based on Daniel Clay’s novel, the film adaptation of Broken takes the inspiration of Harper Lee’s American classic to create a compelling portrait of what Scout, Boo Radley, Atticus, and others might look like in modern times. But it’s a less of a reproduction and more of an homage. First-time feature director Rufus Norris weaves a multi-character narrative set around Skunk, portrayed by novice actress Eloise Laurence, a tomboyish 11-year-old diabetic who lives with her father, brother, and nanny on a street full of secrets and sadness. After witnessing her mentally challenged neighbor get beaten to a pulp by another neighbor due to a false accusation, everything spirals out of control for Skunk and the families living in close quarters.

Veteran stage and screen actor Tim Roth plays the empathetic single father in the film, which is at turns moody, introspective, and earnestly sweet. Broken, which also stars Christopher Nolan favorite Cillian Murphy as Skunk’s troubled teacher and Rory Kinnear as a hot-tempered single father, premiered at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival and is currently playing in limited release in New York and Los Angeles, and is available on Amazon streaming.

Check out an exclusive clip from the film below, featuring Roth and Laurence, and EW’s interview with Roth, below.

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'Grace of Monaco' starring Nicole Kidman gets release date

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Get ready to salivate over the costumes.

The Weinstein Company has just announced the acquisition of biopic Grace of Monaco, a film about Grace Kelly. Directed by Olivier Dahan (La Vie En Rose), the movie stars Nicole Kidman as Kelly and Tim Roth as Kelly’s husband, Prince Rainier III. The film also features Milo Ventimiglia, Frank Langella, Parker Posey and Paz Vega.

“More than thirty years after her death, Grace Kelly’s story continues to be one of insurmountable allure and we are so happy Olivier Dahan has brought it new life,” said TWC co-chairman Harvey Weinstein in a release. “As always, Nicole Kidman’s commanding performance is the perfect portrait of a woman who was not only royalty, but who also remains a legend of the silver screen and fashion icon.”

The film will have a theatrical release Dec. 27.

Read more:
Tribeca Film Festival announces new Richard Linklater, David Gordon Green films for line-up
Nicole Kidman channels Grace Kelly’s regal style
Grace Kelly movie in the works. Who should play the princess?

Richard Gere fends off Tim Roth in financial thriller 'Arbitrage' -- EXCLUSIVE CLIP

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In Arbitrage, Richard Gere plays Wall Street tycoon Robert Miller, who finds himself in over his head both financially, thanks to some high-risk balance sheet shenanigans, and criminally, thanks to a hairy car accident involving his mistress (Laetitia Casta, a one-time Victoria’s Secret model). It’s the latter transgression that attracts the attention of a wily NYPD detective played by Tim Roth, who drops by Miller’s office to ask about why he’d invested in the woman’s art gallery. You can watch the two men face off, Law & Order-style, in the exclusive clip from the film below:  READ FULL STORY

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