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If you’re looking for any little thing there is to know about Paul Thomas Anderson‘s next film, the adaptation of Thomas Pynchon‘s novel Inherent Vice, enjoy this: the actor Eric Roberts recently said he’s got a part in the picture. Get his word on it, below. Read More »

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Lovelace

Amanda Seyfried‘s covered more genres in the few of years than some actors do in their entire careers. She’s done an indie drama (The End of Love), a thriller (Gone), a musical (Les Misérables), a romcom (The Big Wedding), a kids’ cartoon (Epic), and now, she’s gonna do porn. Er, that is, a movie about porn.

Jeffrey Friedman and Rob Epstein‘s Lovelace chronicles the story of Linda Boreman, who became an international sensation after changing her name to Linda Lovelace and starring in the crossover porn hit Deep Throat. Seyfried plays the title character, while Peter Sarsgaard co-stars as her husband/Svengali Chuck Traynor. Watch the first trailer after the jump.

Update: While the original embed was removed at the studio’s request, the official version has been released and can be found below.

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Drive

There are lots of small updates on upcoming and hypothetical sequels, which means it’s time for another edition of Sequel Bits. Read about the following after the jump:

  • Arnold Schwarzenegger says The Legend of Conan, Terminator 5 and Triplets are all still being written.
  • Kevin Smith has a production schedule in mind for Clerks III.
  • Eric Roberts joins the cast of Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence).
  • As we wait on the new Bridget Jones movie, the character returns in book form.
  • Another director may be on the short list for Bond 24.
  • Daniel Radcliffe hypothesizes a Harry Potter sequel.
  • Nicolas Winding Refn says don’t expect a sequel to Drive.
  • Will Smith suggests he could appear in Independence Day 2, but it’s not looking good.

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Matthew Wilder’s Inferno was the Linda Lovelace biopic we heard about first, but it seems like Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman‘s Lovelace is the one that’s moving full speed right now. Amanda Seyfried and Peter Sarsgaard were cast as the titular porn star and her husband Chuck Traynor in early November, with Sharon Stone signing on to play Lovelace’s mother just a couple of weeks later. Then last month, Wes Bentley, Juno TempleHank Azaria, Bobby Cannavale, Chris Noth, Robert Patrick, and James Franco all boarded the picture as well.

Now Demi Moore, Adam Brody, and Eric Roberts have become the latest to join the drama, which is based on Eric Danville‘s book The Complete Linda Lovelace. More details after the jump.

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Casting! Here’s info one one potentially great project, one that will probably find an appreciative audience, and one that will perhaps just make you hungry. I’ll let you figure out which is which:

  • Wentworth Miller joins Park Chan-wook’s first English-language film, Stoker,
  • John C. McGinley will realize his destiny by playing police chief to Tyler Perry in I, Alex Cross,
  • and Tyler Posey will go to war with rival taco vendors in Taco Shop.

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First Official Photos from The Expendables

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Update: A Third photo of Stallone has been added after the jump.

The unofficial-looking official blog for Sylvester Stallone‘s The Expendables has released the first photos from the film. The cropped photo above features Eric Roberts and Stone Cold Steve Austin flying through the air with a giant explosion in the background. Roberts commented on the day of shooting:

Today I was attacked by Jason Statham firing a machine gun from a dive-bombing fighter plane, nearly burned alive by napalm and had to leap into the freezing Bay of Mangaratiba to save my ass.  And how was your day???

It looks like this might have been shot on the same dock that Stallone what photographed shooting last week. Check out the full photo after the jump. Also, after the jump, a photo of Sylvester Stallone as Barney Ross and Jason Statham as Lee Christmas.

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Mickey Rourke’s Indie Spirit Awards Speech

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Everyone was talking about Mickey Rourke‘s acceptance speech at the 2009 Independent Spirit Awards. And why wouldn’t they? It seems like every time he opens his mouth he becomes the show. At the beginning of the speech Rourke makes a plea for Hollywood to give Eric Roberts another chance. Apparently Mickey never saw the biggest grossing picture of last year, The Dark Knight or his run last year on Heroes.

Rourke challenges “a little blond dude” who parodied his character earlier in the night, and explains what he meant at the Golden Globes when he said that director Darren Aronofsky is “one tough son of a bitch”. He goes on to thank a bunch of Fox Searchlight employees, who he is unable to remember their name, and even calls one of them “the little one who I call gap-tooth”. He even talks about the scene where he is “banging a girl in the ass in the bathroom”. Check out the video after the jump.

I can’t wait to hear what he’ll say tonight if he actually wins the Oscar. And if it does happen, they better not “play him off” the stage.

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WOW. Just when you thought Slyvester Stallone couldn’t pack more action heroes in his upcoming action film The Expendables, AICN breaks the news that Arnold Schwarzenegger has joined the cast. But before you get too excited, we must warn you that it’s only a cameo. Arnold is only filming one day, and he will be playing himself – California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. So don’t expect to see Arnold getting his hands dirty. Also, Eric Roberts has apparently replaced Ben Kingsley as CIA agent Monroe.

The cast now includes Mickey Rourke, Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Randy Couture, Dolph Lundgren, Forest Whitaker, Eric Roberts and Arnold Schwarzenegger. The film tells the story about an “expendable” team, hired to do jobs that no one else can or will. The team is sent to infiltrate a South American country to overthrow the ruthless dictator and liberate the country.

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