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Dream Cast Tapped for Howl

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An A-List dream gaggle of actors including David Strathairn Alan Alda Jeff Daniels Mary-Louise Parker and Paul Rudd are attached to join James Franco as Allen Ginsberg in the beatnik biopic HowlThe 1950s-era tale that hopefully will feature lots of tight black clothes berets and drum-beating will focus on the obscenity trial to censor Ginsbergs progressive and controversial book-length poem The project was pitched by the Allen Ginsberg Trust as a commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Howl says The Hollywood ReporterGus Van Sant Good Will Hunting will executive produce the project that will highlight real-life characters including prosecuting attorney Ralph McIntosh Strathairn Judge Clayton Horn Alda prosecution witness Professor David Kirk Daniels radio personality and prosecution witness Gail Potter Parker and literary critic and defense witness Luther Nichols Rudd Telling Pictures documentarians Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman will m read more

Watch Video: Seth Rogen on The Pineapple Express

The comedies just keep on comin for break-out star Seth Rogen And now oddly enough the actor is teaming up with Spiderman 3s James Franco as his partner in comedic crime The duo stars as two lazy stoners huge fans of the rare Pineapple Express strain of weed who wind up getting caught up with some nasty drug lords and are forced to run for their lives And the producer of the summer flick Why its none other than the mighty Judd Apatow of course All aboard read more

FunnyorDie Celeb Resolutions

Celebrity New Year’s Resolutions Looks like the brains behind FunnyorDie are at it again, and you’re in for a real treat with this one because these celebs aren’t holding back when it comes to sharing their resolutions for '08. So what do they want to do to better themselves now that it’s a new year? Let’s see, Will Ferrell would like to stop putting family and life commitments first and start getting a solid 13 hours of sleep. Sean Hayes (with baby in tow) wants to stop having unprotected sex. And for Fergie? Well, to just be “less Fergalicious.” Ok who do you think was funniest? We're big fans of Fergie's delivery!For more great videos, check out our Online Video Guide now! read more

At the Movies: Reese Witherspoon Seeks Bunny Lake

Per Variety, Reese Witherspoon is likely to star in a remake of Bunny Lake Is Missing, a 1965 Otto Preminger thriller about a woman whose daughter goes missing, yet perhaps never existed. Um, Flightplan? That Julianne Moore thing?... Brittany Snow has landed the lead in Finding Amanda, an indie in which a TV exec (Matthew Broderick) tries to save his niece from her life as a Vegas hooker and stripper.... Spike Lee will direct L.A. Riots, a drama based in the racially charged events of 1992.... Per the Hollywood Reporter, James Franco, Frances Fisher and Jason Patric have joined the cast of Paul Haggis' new film.... Dennis Quaid plays an NFL coach in The Express, a biopic of Heisman Trophy winner Ernie Davis. All together now: Let's go, Orange! read more

At the Movies: Scary Movie Cutie Tries Time Travel

Per the Hollywood Reporter, Anna Faris will play a girl from the future in Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel, a sci-fi comedy in which three social outcasts mess with the time continuum.... Amy Smart and Patrick Wilson are a couple whose idyllic life is upended in Life in Flight.... Per Variety, Martin Lawrence is The Better Man in a dramedy about a single dad and outrageous talk-show host who begins to question his path in life.... Freaks & Geeks reunion alert! (Thanks, Lisa.) James Franco and Seth Rogen are tokers who get caught up with a drug gang in The Pineapple Express. read more

CAUGHT IN SPIDEY'S WEB

Spider-Man eyes Bryce Howard

Bryce Dallas Howard, star of M. Night Shyamalan's The Village and the soon-to-be-released Manderlay, is in talks to play Gwen Stacy, Peter Parker's new love interest — his first, actually, per the comic books, but that's a long story — in Spider-Man 3, which is scheduled to start shooting this month. Onboard already for the sequel are returnees Kirsten Dunst and James Franco, and Topher Grace and Thomas Haden Church as the baddies. I'm sorry, Topher Grace?! Dude couldn't even swing an axe with my boy Josh Duhamel in Tad Hamilton. Anyway... read more

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