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A dozen years ago, Antoine Fuqua‘s Training Day made Denzel Washington the first black man to win Best Actor since Sidney Poitier in 1964. The pair liked the results of their collaboration so much that they’ve been looking for an opportunity to work together again, and this year they finally got their chance when Fuqua signed on for the long-gestating crime thriller The Equalizer.

While the film won’t come out for another nine months, the first image from it has just hit the web. Check it out after the jump.

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Veronica Mars

Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas turned to Kickstarter this past spring, nearly six years after the last episode had aired on The CW to ask fans for their support in making the long-promised movie happen. The so-called “Marshmallows” responded enthusiastically, crushing the $2 million goal in less than twelve hours. Now they’re finally about to be rewarded for their fervor.

Thomas announced today that Warner Bros. will release the movie, officially titled Veronica Mars, on March 14, 2014. Hit the jump for more on their distribution plans, plus a clip of Madison and Veronica trading barbs.

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‘Entourage’ May Have Found a Female Lead in Kate Upton

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Now that the studio has finally agreed to let #EntourageBoysShare, casting has moved on to the leading lady. Model Kate Upton is reportedly in early talks to play the female lead and possible love interest of lead Vincent Chase (Adrian Grenier) in the Entourage movie sequel, which is being directed by Doug Ellin. Hit the jump for more details.

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Star Blazers

Christopher McQuarrie is gearing up for Mission: Impossible 5 as we speak, but he’s already thinking ahead to his next directorial gig beyond that. The filmmaker has been set to helm Skydance Productions’ Star Blazers, two and a half years after he was hired to write it.

The live-action adventure is based on the ’70s animated series of the same title, which was the American version of the Japanese anime Space Battleship Yamato. Hit the jump for the latest details on the project.

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Briefly: Now that the drama is over, Drama is finally back. Entourage creator Doug Ellin tweeted what several of his stars had been saying over the weekend. All deals have been signed and the movie version of the hit Hollywood-based HBO show is finally a go.

Vince (Adrian Grenier), E (Kevin Connolly), Turtle (Jerry Ferrara) and, yes, Drama (Kevin Dillon) will all now receive backend deals on the $30 million film. Filming will start as planned in January once Jeremy Piven (whose original deal started all the problems) finishes filming his PBS show, Mr. Selfridge. Cue the Jane’s Addiction. [Twitter, Deadline]

Veronica Mars

It’s been a little over six months since the Veronica Mars movie was dramatically funded via Kickstarter, and the film has already completed its primary shoot. We’ve seen a bit of footage, and now there’s a new behind the scenes featurette that shows off some footage and fills viewers in on some of the film’s character backstory. In short, this is all about the love triangle between Veronica (Kristen Bell), Logan (Jason Dohring), and Piz (Chris Lowell). Oh, and there’s the fact that one of them is in trouble, which is what kicks off the plot. Read More »

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Whether the world will even still want an Entourage movie by the time it gets made is up for debate, but the reason it hasn’t gotten one yet is pretty clear. Although Warner Bros. greenlit the project back in January, report after report has indicated that the cast isn’t so thrilled with the salaries being offered. Or rather, most of the cast isn’t.

According to a new story, Jeremy Piven is being compensated handsomely for his involvement in the movie. This is proving an issue because he’s getting paid so much, Adrian GrenierKevin Connolly, Jerry Ferrara, and Kevin Dillon are upset that they aren’t making as much as he is. Get the details after the jump.

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A long time ago, Entourage series creator Doug Ellin finished the script for a movie based on his hit HBO show. Warner Bros. gave him the green light in January and almost all of his cast signed on, including Jeremy Piven and Kevin Connolly. Months then passed with no update until several people reported that Adrian Grenier and Jerry Ferrara, who played  Vince and Turtle, wanted more money. That was the hold up.

Now, producer Mark Wahlberg seemingly confirmed that by saying the movie would happen “As soon as them guys stop being so greedy.” He didn’t name names, but Grenier seemed to own up to it. He took to his Instagram to release a statement about the Entourage film. Read it below. Read More »

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