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Mickey Rourke Close to Clamping Down on Iron Man 2

Mickey Rourke and Sam Rockwell

Mickey Rourke could soon be going from wrestling to wrapping deadly coils around Tony Stark.

The recent Wrestler star is in talks to join Iron Man 2 as a Russian heavy weight who becomes Whiplash, a character with deadly coils he can unfurl with deadly results.

Sam Rockwell is also in talks to join the franchise's follow-up, according to the Hollywood Reporter. If a deal closes, the indie maven (Frost/Nixon, Snow Angels) would play Tony Stark's nemesis, multibillionaire Justin Hammer.

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Tron Tracks Down Garrett Hedlund for Lead Role

Garrett Hedlund

Disney's Tron, a sequel to the 1982 cult classic of the same name, has found its leading man in relative unknown Garrett Hedlund, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The 24-year-old will play a young man who gets ...
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Disney Closes the Book on Future Chronicles of Narnia

The Chronicles of Narnia

Citing "budgetary considerations and other logistics," Walt Disney Co. has pulled out of its partnership with Walden Media to finance further entries in the Chronicles of Narnia film franchise.

Although the series' debut, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, grossed nearly $750 million worldwide ... read more

Tracy Morgan Gets Some Roommates

Tracy Morgan

Tracy Morgan has found Roommates for the big screen.

The 30 Rock resident will headline and produce the comedy Freshman Roommates, Variety reports.

Based on the infamous e-mail scams by a Nigerian prince looking for help in securing his fortune, the film will explore the possibility of ...
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Harrison Ford Flexes Comedic Muscle for J.J. Abrams

Harrison Ford

Harrison Ford is giving his Indiana Jones adventures a rest long enough to star in J.J. Abrams' latest project, Morning Glory.

Far from Abrams' signature thrillers, Glory is a comedy about an ailing morning news show in chaos. Rachel McAdams is in talks to sign on as an aspiring producer who tries to temper the storm of feuding anchors and set the show straight. Ford will play... read more

Jennifer Lopez Moves on to Plan B

Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez is looking to get back into the romantic comedy game.

The singer/actress has signed on to star in CBS Films' Plan B, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The film, written by Kate Angelo, follows a single woman who conceives twins through her backup plan of artificial insemination, only to meet the man of her dreams on the very same day.

Though no male lead or director has yet to be attached to the project, production is scheduled to begin in the spring. CBS Films' Amy Baer said the studio chose Lopez because ... read more

House's Olivia Wilde Signs on for Tron Sequel

Olivia Wilde

Get ready to go back into your computers.

House's Olivia Wilde has been tapped to star in Tr2n, a sequel to Disney's 1982 cult classic Tron, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The original starred Jeff Bridges as a hacker who is abducted into the world of a computer and forced to participate in a series of special-effects-aided gladiator games. Details are few, but Bridges will reprise his role in the sequel.

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New Moon Rises for Chris Weitz

Chris Weitz

New Moon has found its new director in American Pie producer Chris Weitz.

Less than a week after confirming Catherine Hardwicke will not return to helm the Twilight sequel next year, Summit Entertainment announced over the weekend that Weitz has been handed the keys to the vampire franchise, Variety reports.

"The extraordinary world that Stephenie [Meyer] has created has millions of fans, and it will be my duty to ...
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Terminator Will Be Back ... for a Fifth Film

Arnold Schwarzenegger in Terminator 3

Terminator Salvation hasn't hit theaters yet, but producers are already plotting a fifth flick in the robot apocalypse franchise.

Halycon Co.'s David Anderson and Victor Kubicek, who purchased the series last year to start a trilogy re-boot, are developing the film with McG, who directed Salvation, Variety reports.

"We feel the time is now to start shaping the next part of this," Kubicek said, adding that ... read more

The Day the Earth Stood Still Released … into Outer Space

The Day the Earth Stood Still

Twentieth Century Fox's remake of the 1951 sci-fi classic The Day the Earth Stood Still will be the widest release ever — including a journey into outer space.

Fox and a privately owned celestial communications network will use equipment at Cape Canaveral, Fla., to begin beaming Earth Stood Still to Alpha Centauri, the nearest star system to Earth, reports Variety.

This is the first attempt by a Hollywood studio to beam up a movie into space (so... many... Star Trek jokes).

Even if there is life in Alpha Centauri, it will take four years for it to receive the transmission of the sci-fi flick, which boasts a cast including... read more

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