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I’m pretty curious about the Anthony Hopkins film The Rite, which is based upon the book The Rite: The Making of a Modern Exorcist, by Matt Baglio. The book is about the real-world practice of exorcism, and the Michael Petroni script is said to be faithful to it. Hopkins will play “a priest who is an expert in exorcisms and whose methods are not necessarily traditional.”

Now Colin O’Donoghue (The Tudors) is likely to play the seminary student who is tutored by Hopkins in the rites, and finds spiritual growth in the process. Solid casting there; Mikael Hafstrom directs.[Variety]

After the break, news on The Tourist and the Anna Faris comedy What’s Your Number?
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As you may have noticed over the past month, Disney has been teasing the release of Pixar’s Toy Story 3 by releasing more information, photos and video of each of the new characters, week by week. We’ve been trying to keep track of all the new characters as they have been revealed. After the jump you can see the new toys,  Dolly and Mr. Pricklepants, and learn more about the characters. We’ve also included a round up of the eight other new toy introduced thus far, in case you’ve missed anything.

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An official announcement about the casting of Disney’s Rapunzel has been somewhat overshadowed by a spectacular Toy Story 3 reveal. We’ll do those in escalating order of genius, and then round up a whole heap of other Disney Pixar tidbits from their big presentation held this morning in London.
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