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Steve Martin is in talks to join Jack Black and Owen Wilson in Marley & Me/The Devil Wears Prada helmer David Franke‘s bird-watching comedy The Big Year. Martin’s role was originally set to be played by Dustin Hoffman.

The film is based on Mark Obmascik‘s 2004 book The Big Year: A Tale of Man, Nature and Fowl Obsession which chronicles three top contenders in the 1998 American Big Year: one of the wackiest competitions in the US, where hundreds of bird watchers compete with the hopes of spotting the most species during the course of a year. The screenplay was adapted by Antitrust/The Man Who Knew Too Little scribe Howard Franklin.

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John Hughes To Get Special Oscar Tribute

John Hughes

At awards shows, the death of a filmmaker is usually confined in the video montage celebrating all the big names in the film community that had died during the previous year. But the 2010 Academy Awards will feature a separate and special tribute to screenwriter/director John Hughes. Oscar hosts Steve Martin (Planes Trains & Automobiles) and Alec Baldwin (She’s Having A Baby) both had worked with Hughes in the 1980′s. Not much is known about the tribute, but cast members who have worked with Hughes over the years are rumored to be involved.

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martin-baldwin

Step off that ledge Oscar fans, even though Hugh Jackman has declined to return to this year’s event, the show will go on. Today we’ve learned via the LA Times that Steve Martin, a veteran host of the ceremony, and Alec Baldwin, a newcomer, will be sharing the hosting duties for the 82nd Academy Awards. Says Martin: “I am happy to co-host the Oscars with my enemy Alec Baldwin.”

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It’s Complicated Movie Trailer

It's Complicated

Universal Pictures has released the movie trailer for It’s Complicated, the new movie from Nancy Meyers writer/producer of The Father of the Bride, director of the 1998 remake of The Parent Trap, What Women Want, Something’s Gotta Give, and The Holiday. Yes, it’s essentially an “old person’s romantic comedy.” If you like Meyer’s other films, this might be of interest. Otherwise, you might want to forward the link to your mom or dad. Even talented funny-men like Steve Martin, John Krasinski and Alec Baldwin couldn’t drag me into a theater for this film. I guess I’m probably not the target audience. Watch the trailer after the jump.

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LOL: Even More Christian Bale Fun — 8 New Videos

As long as there are people on the internet, people will be creating pointless internet clips for us to laugh at. And this week the topic of conversation is the Christian Bale tirade. Watch eight new VOTD-worthy video clips after the jump.

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The Pink Panther 2 Movie Trailer

MGM has released a new trailer for The Pink Panther 2. Steve Martin returns as Inspector Jacques Clouseau, who this time teams up with a squad of International detectives who are just as bumbling as he is. Their mission: Stop a globe-trotting thief who specializes in stealing historical artifacts. I understand that this film isn’t made for someone in my demographic, which is kinda strange considering the 1960′s original was geared older, and even nominated for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe. I’m a big fan of Steve Martin (just got done reading listening to his new audio book, which I highly recommend), so it hurts me to watch him in something like this. Also, the film was shot in Boston, not France, which many Bostonians (like myself) will quickly notice.

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Watch the trailer in high definition on Yahoo. Pink Panther 2 hits theaters on February 6th 2009.

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