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Not a lot of cast announcements this week, as Sundance has a great deal of Hollywood on hold. But there’s one big story and a handful of small ones to report. The big one is that Will Ferrell is reportedly going to star in a remake of I Do: How to Get Married and Stay Single. That’s a French film from 2006, and in this version Ferrell would play “a 40-something bachelor whose seven sisters and mom try to force him to get married, prompting him to ask a friend’s sister to leave him at the altar so that everyone will leave him alone.” No writer or director is yet on board. [Pajiba]

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Bryce Dallas Howard is no stranger to supernatural thrillers, having starred in M. Night Shyamalan’s The Village and Lady in the Water. This time around it looks like she’s joining Matt Damon and High Tension star Cecile de France in Clint Eastwood’s next project, Hereafter. Written by Peter Morgan (The Last King of Scotland, The Queen), the film “tells the story of three people — a blue-collar American, a French journalist and a London school boy — who are touched by death in different ways.”

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Clint Eastwood works fast. He had two films out last year, Changeling and Gran Torino. He’s got Invictus opening next month, but is already shooting his next picture, called Hereafter. That one, written by Peter Morgan, is one we haven’t reported on too much yet, but features Matt Damon in a story of “of three people who are touched by death in different ways.” We’d heard but hadn’t reported that Cecile de France, the violent lead from High Tension, would be part of the film as well. Now that’s confirmed by the trades, so I’m using the report as an excuse to bring us all up to date on the film. Read More »

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[Update: The fine folks over at Movieline claim to have read Morgan's script for Hereafter. I won't write about the details here (yet) but you can head on over there to check out some potentially minor spoilers about what this supernatural "thriller" is going to be all about.]

Earlier this year we gave you a quick look at The Human Factor (now called Invictus) a project directed by Clint Eastwood. Set in South Africa, Invictus is based on the real-life story of rugby player Francois Pienaar (Matt Damon) who, with the support of Nelson Mandela (Morgan Freeman)  helped unite his country in the wake of apartheid. Invictus will be out in theaters this December, but it looks like Damon and Eastwood have already made plans to re-team again in a movie called Hereafter, written by screenwriter Peter Morgan (Frost/Nixon). Hit the jump for what we know about the project.
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