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Renee Zellweger Leads Party PILLAGE

Written by Tara the Mom    Wednesday, 02 June 2010 06:58   

The only camera Renee Zellweger (Bridget Jones Diary) has been in front of lately is the zoom lens of the paparazzi. She's now going behind the camera to produce Pillage based on the novel of the same name about four friends who are tired of their dead-end New York City lives and go in search of the perfect party. It's assumed Zellweger will take one of the on camera roles as well.

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Marvel Wants "Lost" Sawyer

Written by Tara the Mom    Tuesday, 01 June 2010 07:50   

Marvel Studios is reportedly interested in "Lost" star Josh Holloway. Word is they're interested in hiring him for a movie in The Avengers pipeline but for which role is unclear. Holloway was offered the role of Gambit in X-Men: The Last Stand but couldn't take it because of his shooting schedule for "Lost."

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Your Chance to Be a Star: FOOTLOOSE Casting

Written by Tara the Mom    Tuesday, 01 June 2010 07:26   

Director Craig Brewer is searching for 18-year old (and up) guys to play high-school seniors for the remake of Footloose. Applicants can submit themselves on tape as long as it gets there by June 9 -- on other words, you don't have to be famous or live in Los Angeles. There will be some dancing but the casting notice says you don't have to be a trained dancer, just have some rhythm.

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Guillermo Del Toro Flees THE HOBBIT

Written by Tara the Mom    Tuesday, 01 June 2010 07:04   

The future of MGM/New Line's The Hobbit just became even more shakier. Acclaimed director Guillermo del Toro (Hellboy) says he's leaving the Peter Jackson-produced and written film because of all the delays in getting the go-ahead to start shooting. The delays appear to be due to MGM's financial problems; they are looking for someone to come and by the company. MGM says that has nothing to do with it although that is the reason why the studio shelved the next Bond movie.

Jackson excused del Toro, saying the delays meant that the director would have to be committed to living in New Zealand for the next six years to make the two Hobbit films which would then put his other projects on hold that long. Jackson said he may take the director reins if need be but he is already committed to two other movies at the moment (The Adventures of TinTin: Secret of the Unicorn and it's sequel).

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McG DUFFS Another Teen Project

Written by Tara the Mom    Tuesday, 01 June 2010 06:49   

Director McG (Charlie's Angels) is embedding his upcoming body of work well into the world of teenagers. He's just optioned the upcoming book The DUFF about a 17-year old "designated ugly fat friend" who is trying to maintain her self-confidence and ego given her "DUFF" placement in the social food chain while also dealing with a rocky home life. The novel is the first from 20-year old Kody Keplinger.

McG's Wonderland Sound production company is already working on the adaptations of the books, "I'm an Evil Genius and I Want to Be Your Class President" and "Dead Spy Running." He is also behind the TV series "Chuck," "Human Target," "Supernatural" and the fall CW show "Nikita."

Producing The DUFF is Vast Entertainment, the company behind Disney Channel's "Fringe Girl" and ABC Family's "Girl's Guide to Witchcraft."

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