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There are changes afoot at Disney. Rich Ross became the new chief not long ago, and about a month later he canned development on Captain Nemo: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Now he’s killed off Wedding Band, the romantic comedy with Robin Williams, Anna Faris and Diane Keaton. We’ve primarily reported on the film in Casting Notes pieces and it wasn’t a movie I was much looking forward to. (That title causes physical pain.)

Films get dropped and/or put into turnaround all the time, but it’s an interesting state of affairs to see one of the biggest studios publicly pulling the plug on more than one project in a short time span. Read More »

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Here’s a big and very likely wholly unsubstantiated casting rumor to start the day: One of the UK tabloids is saying that Cillian Murphy is Danny Boyle‘s top choice to play Aron Ralston, the mountain climber at the center of his next film 127 Hours. That ‘news’ comes by way of News of the World, and is likely a scoop the paper got when they lined up photos of people who’d starred in previous Boyle films and had a blind guy throw darts. We’re basically reporting this now as a means of saying ‘don’t buy it for a second’.

After the break, new stuff for Anna Faris and a reminder that the crazy remake of Bonnie and Clyde didn’t die quietly over the summer. Read More »

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For those who’ve wondered what happened to Page 2, it isn’t gone. The last couple weeks have just been so slow that there isn’t enough to fill up a Page 2 post. (It’s the end of the summer; expect news to pick up in a couple weeks as the festival season kicks in.) So in the meantime enjoy these casting notes roundups. Today we’ve got news of Robin Williams and Maggie Grace joining new projects, after the break. Read More »

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