We’ve got classic cops fighting notorious gangsters, giant mechs fighting notorious monsters, and a despot and his double fighting…um…the boundaries of comedy? Something along those lines. After the break, check out details of the following three recent casting breaks:

  • Giovanni Ribisi joins the impressive cast of Gangster Squad.
  • Rinko Kikuchi takes the female lead in Pacific Rim.
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Megan Fox‘s name has come up this week through conversations that are a little bit unsavory (personally, I’m done with the backstage Transformers stuff, inasmuch as it was ever of interest beyond her role being recast) but here’s a better piece of news for the actress.

She and John C. Reilly have both been added to the cast of The Dictator. That’s the new film in which Sacha Baron Cohen and his Borat and Bruno director Larry Charles chronicle the not really true tale of a Middle Eastern despot who ends up in the US, and a goat herder who happens to be his exact double. Read More »

As you probably recall: Back in 2009, actress Megan Fox went public with her professional issues with Michael Bay, calling her Transformers director “a tyrant” and likening him to Napoleon and Adolf Hitler. Fox (unsurprisingly) caught heat for her comments, and though Bay made some attempts to smooth things over, the two continued sniping publicly and eventually parted ways. Victoria’s Secret model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley was brought in to replace Fox as Shia LaBeouf‘s even more improbably gorgeous love interest, Fox pursued other projects, and the story should have ended there.

Unfortunately, Fox, Bay, and LaBeouf all have a tendency toward what might politely be called outspokenness, and what might less charitably called a constitutional inability to shut the hell up — and so here we are, a year later, still reporting on this ridiculous story. Bay is attempting to set the story straight. Again. And this time, he’s bringing Steven Spielberg into it for some reason. Sigh. Read the latest chapter in this tiresome and apparently endless saga after the jump.

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‘Passion Play’ Trailer

When Mitch Glazer pulled together the cast for Passion Play, it seemed like there might be reason to pay attention: Mickey Rourke is a faded trumpeter who encounters what may be a real-life angel (Megan Fox) being held in a sideshow by Bill Murray. But the film was savaged at TIFF last year and is scoring only a limited NY/LA theatrical release on May 6 before it hits DVD on May 31. There’s a new trailer for the movie, which you can see below. Only the most die-hard Bill Murray fans need apply. Read More »

While many people find Megan Fox‘s performances in the Transformers films to be comedy gold, contrary to popular belief, they were not meant to elicit laughs. Her next major role could be, though, as she’s currently in talks to co-star in Judd Apatow‘s next film, a spin-off of Knocked Up that will feature Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann reprising their roles from the 2007 hit. Apatow is keeping the plot under wraps so there’s no word on who Fox will be playing, but there’s a good chance she’s not being cast for her mind. Read more after the break. Read More »

First Look: Megan Fox in ‘Friends With Kids’

Here’s the first image of Megan Fox from the romantic drama Friends With Kids. It’s not a very exciting pic, but it’s notable for placing the actress squarely in a dramatic role, rather than a sexed-up mode. You might not remember details on this one; it’s the film featuring Jon Hamm, whose partner Jennifer Westfeldt wrote, and is directing, producing and appearing in the film. Adam Scott and Kristen Wiig are also in the cast.

The image comes from Megan Fox’s own Facebook page, which is also the source of a couple behind the scenes images that are after the break. Read More »

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In her first big hire since Michael Bay decided not to ask her to return for Transformers 3, Megan Fox has scored a new gig. She’ll be in Jennifer Westfeldt‘s film Friends With Kids, which stars Westfeldt’s partner Jon Hamm.

The film also features Adam Scott and Kristen Wiig, and we now know that it “revolves around a pair of thirtysomething best friends who observe the toll that having kids has taken on the couples they know and resolve to bypass that stress by having a child and then date other people.” Adam Scott and Jennifer Westfeldt will be one couple, Jon Hamm and Kristen Wiig another, and Megan Fox will be a woman Mr. Scott’s character dates.

After the break, Andrew Niccol’s next gets another cast member, and Mr. Popper’s Penguins gets two. Read More »


We should soon start hearing about Mitch Glazer‘s film Passion Play, which screened for the first time last night right before James Gunn’s Super. Passion Play stars Mickey Rourke, Megan Fox and Bill Murray, and sounds like a messed-up carny-flavored romance. In the meantime, in the absence of a trailer, there’s a clip online, and you can see it right here. Read More »

As you know,  Academy Award Winning screenwriter Diablo Cody (Juno) is hosting a new internet interview show titled “Red Band Trailer”, “the world’s first talk show conducted in an an airstream trailer.” Her first three guests were actor Adam Brody, Chelsea Handler, and Jason Bateman. In the latest episode, Megan Fox enters the airstream and talks with Diablo about moving to Hollywood and being an outsider, dreams about Luke Perry, moving to the Oakwood as a child, working with the Olsen Twins,the stress of fame, being typecast as the vixen/bitch, about being misquoted by the media and plays a product price guessing game. Watch it now, embedded after the jump.

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