Russell Brand in Paradise

Despite the title, Nicolas Cage won’t be left all alone in Army of One. In fact, he’s just picked up a bunch of very funny co-stars. Russell Brand, Denis O’Hare, Ken Marino, Paul Scheer, and Rainn Wilson have all signed on for the comedy, about an American handyman who sets out to capture Osama bin Laden. What makes the premise even crazier is that it’s based on a true story.

Wendi McLendon-Covey also stars. Larry Charles (Borat) is directing. Details on the new Army of One casting after the jump.  Read More »

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Steve Carell in The 40 Year Old Virgin

Steve Carell is following up his Oscar-nominated performance in Foxcatcher with another high-profile, fact-based feature. He’s signed on to star in Marwencol, Robert Zemeckis‘ adaptation of the acclaimed 2010 documentary by Jeff Malmberg.

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ABC's "Scandal" - Season Three

Hot off his Sundance hit Dope, director Rick Famuyiwa has landed himself a high-profile gig. He’s set to helm Confirmation, HBO Films’ upcoming picture about the 1991 Clarence Thomas-Anita Hill scandal. Kerry Washington is already set to play Hill. Get all the details on the Rick Famuyiwa Confirmation deal after the jump.

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Michael Mann Plans Enzo Ferrari Biopic as Next Film

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Blackhat was not one of Michael Mann‘s best films. Indeed, by some accounts, it was among his worst. Thankfully, though, it seems he’s as eager as we are to move on to his next project. Mann is preparing to direct a biopic of Enzo Ferrari, based on Brock Yates‘ 1991 book Enzo Ferrari: The Man, the Cars, the Races.

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Suffragette

It’s easy to take for granted the right to vote when you don’t remember ever not having it. In truth, women won that right less than a century ago in the U.S. and the U.K. And though the victory feels inevitable in retrospect, it was a painful struggle at the time.

In the first Suffragette trailer, Carey Mulligan plays a foot soldier of the movement — a young wife and mother who’s decided to fight for herself and women like her. Meryl Streep plays Emmeline Pankhurst, a legendary activist. Watch the first Suffragette trailer after the jump.  Read More »

Capote

Like Full House and Coach before it, Truman Capote‘s In Cold Blood is also getting resurrected for the small screen. The Weinstein Co. has just picked up the rights to the true-crime masterpiece, with the intention of adapting it into an event miniseries.

Gary Oldman and Douglas Urbanski will produce, while Kevin Hood (Becoming Jane) will write the script. Get all the details on the In Cold Blood TV series after the jump.

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50/50 director Jonathan Levine is going back to the cancer well, this time with Miles Teller. Levine is attached to direct Teller in Home Is Burning, based on Dan Marshall‘s upcoming memoir about returning home to care for his ailing parents. Get all the details on the Miles Teller Home Is Burning project after the jump.  Read More »

Sam Houser Movie

Rockstar Games co-founder and president Sam Houser has long been using movies as fodder for his games — the Grand Theft Auto series, for which he has served as chief creative force for many years, is saturated with film influences. Now Houser, who generally shies away from the spotlight, will be the subject of a film.

Daniel Radcliffe is in talks to play Houser in Grand Theft Auto, which will chronicle one particularly odd period in the game designers life, when Rockstar came under attack from Florida lawyer Jack Thompson. Read More »

TUPAC SHAKUR

UPDATE: TheWrap confirms John Singleton has left the Tupac Shakur biopic over “major creative differences.” Carl Franklin will replace Singleton in the director’s chair. Original story follows.

The long-gestating Tupac Shakur biopic has stalled yet again. Director John Singleton says it’s “on hold for right now,” because he just wants to make sure to “get it right.” Meanwhile, a rumor has cropped up that Singleton is being replaced by Carl Franklin. Hit the jump for the latest updates on the Tupac Shakur movie.

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