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Casting Net: Michael Fassbender eyes 'The Light Between Oceans'; Plus, Jessica Chastain, more

• Michael Fassbender (12 Years a Slave) is in talks to star in the Derek Cianfrance-directed adaptation of M.L. Stedman‘s 2012 novel The Light Between Oceans. The story follows a lighthouse keeper and his wife, who discover an infant and a dead body in a rowboat and decide to raise the child as their own in post-World War I Australia. Fassbender can be seen next in X-Men: Days of Future Past (out May 23). [THR] READ FULL STORY

A 'Heathers' sequel with Meryl Streep? How Winona Ryder almost made it happen

At the end of Heathers, the 1989 black comedy about homicidal teenagers and figurative chainsaw intercourse, Veronica (Winona Ryder) makes herself the school’s new alpha dog and chats with neck-braced Martha Dumptruck (Carrie Lynn) as the screen fades to black.

But if Ryder had her way, that wouldn’t be the last we saw of Veronica. READ FULL STORY

'Heathers': An oral history

“Do you think there’s ever been another movie like Heathers?” Winona Ryder asks in her tiny, forever-a-kid voice, and then listens quietly. She’s genuinely curious. Your brain races through the obvious choices. Mean Girls, Clueless, Jawbreaker—teen-girl comedies with a drop of caustic in their lip gloss. But in 25 years, no high school movie has ever come close to the bloodthirsty wit and sweet-faced nihilism of Heathers, the 1989 satire about an Ohio high school where suicide becomes a scrunchie-level fad. “I looove this movie—to the point where I talk about it like I’m not even in it,” says Ryder. “If it’s on TV, I watch it. I’ve probably seen it 50 times. Like, I can do it by heart.”

She isn’t the only one who feels that way; fans have turned the box office flop (total gross: $1.1 million) into a cult hit on home video and TV—and even into a tongue-in-cheek musical, now playing Off Broadway. But long before that, a 24-year-old video-store clerk named Daniel Waters had a ­brilliantly ludicrous idea: “What if Stanley Kubrick made a teen film?” READ FULL STORY

'Homefront' trailer: Jason Statham goes head-to-head with James Franco, the meth dealer -- VIDEO

With Walter White out of the business, is James Franco taking the reins? Not exactly. However, in his new film Homefront, Franco plays a meth dealer who doesn’t particularly like the new guy in town: Jason Statham.

In the film’s trailer, we see what happens when Statham, who plays an undercover cop, moves his young daughter to the South on assignment. Here’s a clue: An altercation between Statham’s little girl and a school bully puts Statham on the radar of just about every meth-head in town. Those meth-heads are led by Franco and his wife, played by Kate Bosworth. A lot of broken bones follow (as well as at least one kidnapping). Winona Ryder also stars.

Watch the trailer for Homefront below:
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'The Iceman' trailer: Michael Shannon shoots James Franco, plus Ray Liotta and Winona Ryder and so much more

After spending yet another season of Boardwalk Empire as a walking repressed tornado of coiled rage, Michael Shannon takes the lead in the upcoming true-life crime film The Iceman. He plays a hitman with exceptional ’70s facial hair, and to judge by the trailer, he’s flanked by one of the greatest random casts ever assembled. Winona Ryder as The Wife! Ray Liotta as The Mob Boss! James Franco, mewling like Troy-era Orlando Bloom! And even a very special, completely unrecognizable appearance by a certain big-screen superhero. Watch the trailer and bask: READ FULL STORY

Fantastic Fest opening night: World premiere of 'Frankenweenie,' bitches everywhere

On Thursday night in Austin, Tex., Alamo Drafthouse founder Tim League welcomed a most enthusiastic audience — “one big pile of nerds,” as the always-exuberant tuxedoed host put it — to the eighth annual Fantastic Fest. The largest genre festival in the United States is geek heaven for horror, sci-fi, and to-the-guts weird film lovers. “The nerds have conquered the universe,” declared League. “This is our world now!”

Fantastic Fest’s opening-night film was the world premiere of Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie, the wistful story of Victor, a grieving boy who figures out a way to bring his beloved dog back to life. The stop-motion animation 3-D film was simulcast in the Alamo Drafthouse Lamar’s five theaters, with one of them dedicated exclusively to dressed-to-the-nines locals and their similarly attired dogs. Alamo Drafthouse is famous for its delightfully rigid stance against talking, texting, and cellphone use during movies. Last night the theater premiered its first ever “Don’t Bark” PSA. Nerdy and adorable! READ FULL STORY

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