In true Hollywood fashion, after years of no biopics about Linda Lovelace, there are now two separate films in the works about the adult film star. We’ve known for months that Malin Akerman would be toplining Matthew Wilder’s take on the story, titled Inferno, and now Amanda Seyfried has entered negotiations to fill the role in Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman‘s competing version, called Lovelace. Also considering the project is Peter Sarsgaard, who is in early talks to play Lovelace’s abusive pornographer husband Chuck Traynor. More details after the jump.

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The long Labor Day holiday weekend is upon us, and between that and the Venice and Telluride film festivals, it seems like a lot of Hollywood has shut down in anticipation of the last relaxing days of summer. But we’ve got a few new casting bits to throw your way regardless. After the break,

  • Ed Helms will remake a French pimp comedy,
  • Paul Dano is among the cast additions to Kelly Reichardt’s new film Night Moves,
  • The unlikely duo of Stephen Dorff and Steve Coogan are in an adaptation of the novel The Catastrophist,
  • and found footage film Evidence gets new players.

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This is a serious little casting break that follows either movies with serious intent (there’s one below about ‘unwitting incest,’ which I hope isn’t a comedy) or serious filmmakers like Kelly Reichardt. So, after the break, you’ll find:

  • Juliette Lewis stars in the ‘unwitting incest’ movie Blood or Water,
  • Ted Levin is in an indie inspired by secret CIA programs,
  • and Peter Sarsgaard is going to be in Kelly Reichardt’s new film, Night Moves. Read More »

A slew of new clips were released over the weekend, offering better looks at possible future summer blockbusters Green Lantern, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, and 30 Minutes or Less. Whether you want to see the gorgeous world of Oa, an evil alien robot copy machine, or Aziz Ansari molding the future leaders of tomorrow, we’ve got something for you. (If you want none of those things, though, you’re out of luck.) See the clips after the jump.

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‘Green Lantern’ Set Visit Video Blog

In early August 2010, I had the opportunity to travel to New Orleans to visit the set of the big screen adaptation of Green Lantern. After returning from the set, I recorded a video blog with Frosty from Collider — an in depth discussion about what we saw during the visit and our early impressions. Keep in mind, we didn’t see any completed computer effects rendered footage.

My big takeaway from the visit is that Warner Bros isn’t just making a superhero movie, but that they are making a big space opera. The scope is huge and very ambitious and I’m excited to see if they can pull it off, and if mainstream America are willing to accept the abundance of hard sci-fi elements. I can tell you, I’m excited (despite some of the early unfinished special effects shots).

Watch our set visit video blog embedded after the jump. And throughout the week we’ll be posting transcripts of some of our on set interviews.

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‘Green Lantern’ Trailer #2

After months of waiting and speculation, Warner Bros. and DC have released a second trailer for Green Lantern, the June 17th release directed by Martin Campbell and starring Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Peter Sarsgaard and Mark Strong. You can expect to see it in front of many prints of Thor this weekend. And no, it’s not just a rehash of the Wondercon footage. Check it out after the jump. Read More »

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Last night during 30 Rock and American Idol Warner Bros. premiered a new TV spot for Green Lantern, but the spot was really more of a recut trailer. At 1:30, it is essentially a shortened version of the WonderCon footage that was shown off not long ago. But there are a few new bits sprinkled here and there in this edit. and it is good to see that Green Lantern looks like a properly cosmic, more than a little bit weird movie to rival the two Marvel films hitting this summer. Read More »

Well, it’s not quite Batman casting news, but here’s a new ‘walk and talk’ photo from Green Lantern.Hardly the most exciting image in the world, but I’m running it because it serves as a reminder that Peter Sarsgaard is on hand playing Hector Hammond, one of the villains of the piece. And that could be a very good thing. His smarmy work in An Education was one of my favorite performances in 2009, and I’m imagining that energy channeled into a guy who is a comic book scientist, and a bad guy to boot. Could be a lot of fun watching him go over the top, especially once he’s under prosthetics.

There’s speculation that we see Tim Robbins there in the background — he’s Hector Hammond’s father in the film — but I’m not positive. Green Lantern also stars Blake Lively, Mark Strong, Angela Bassett, Temuera Morrison, Jay O. Sanders, Taika Waititi and Jon Tenney. Martin Campbell directed the film, which opens in 3D and 2D theaters on June 17.  Click the image to enlarge. [CinemaTeaser via ComingSoon]

We’ve seen Hector Hammond (Peter Sarsgaard), the mutated scientist nemesis of Green Lantern, in a few promo pics and the film’s first trailer. (And in spy photos published six months ago.) Now here’s a new look at the character, which shows off a wealth of wonderful detail in his makeup. Read More »