The latest actor to flirt with Quentin Tarantino and his new anti-slavery ‘Southern,’ Django Unchained, is Joseph Gordon-Levitt. The actor reportedly wants to do the film, and is ready to take a role pending the resolution of some scheduling issues. One of those scheduling issues would have been press commitments for Premium Rush, but that movie was just pushed back to August, so that’s one hurdle gone. Hit the break for some speculation on his role. Read More »

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Aaron Guzikawski‘s hot-sale script Prisoners has certainly been around the block a few times, and in public too. The latest status report comes from Deadline Hollywood Daily who have Leonardo Di Caprio in the frame to take a lead role.

They note that Leo is rather selective about which directors he works with, so his commitment hinges on who signs up to replace Antoine Fuqua in the canvas chair.

Previously: Mark Wahlberg was attached to the script even before it was sold, Bryan Singer considered coming on board and Hugh Jackman was reportedly lined up for one of the two male leads. It’s not clear from this new report if either Wahlberg or Jackman would remain onboard opposite Di Caprio.

If Leo does sign on, he’ll apparently make another film first. Frankly, I’m amazed Prisoners still has so much momentum and I’ll be truly gobsmacked to see it survive another long delay. There’s certainly some hooks on the script, but it didn’t strike me as anything too extraordinary.

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Christopher Nolan and crew have been apparently been spotted filming “Oliver’s Arrow“, the not-so-secret shooting title for his next feature film, Inception, in and around the University College London. A couple bits of new information about the film were revealed in a spy report on IMDB. Find out more after the jump.

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The unwinding of the Empire magazine 20th Anniversary pearl necklace goes on and on with yet another exclusive revealed this afternoon. This time, they have a behind-the-scenes image of Martin Scorsese talking to Leonardo Di Caprio and Michelle Williams on the set – or more likely location – of Shutter Island. I’ve cropped off Leo in the picture above.

Empire atrribute descriptions of the film in their piece to both Mark Ruffalo and Scorsese himself. If that hype is to be believed, this will be one of Scorsese’s “great films.” Those quotes coming right up…

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