Ryan Phillipe joins a long list of actors who are vying to wear the red, white, and blue spandex outfit of "Captain America" according to Hitflix.com
As we reported last month, Marvel Studios has been conducting screen tests in search of the actor to play Steve Rogers aka Captain America for the big screen adaptation of the comic book hero titled "The First Avenger: Captain America."
Now, Phillippe must duke it out with Mike Vogel ("She's Out of My League"), Garret Hedlund ("Tron Legacy"), Chris Evans ("Fantastic Four"), Scott Porter ("Friday Night Lights"), Chace Crawford ("Gossip Girl") and Michael Cassidy ("Smallville.") John Krasinski is still considered the leading contender. (See the original article Who Should Play "Captain America?" Meet the Wannabes!)
Marvel bosses are taking their sweet but intricate time to find their hero, although Hugo Weaving has been cast as Captain America's nemesis, the Red Skull.
With all this drama involving the hunt for the actor to play Captain America, it's a wonder Marvel is sticking with the film's scheduled release date of July 22, 2011.
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Jason Segel will star as the human lead in Disney's Muppets movie! The actor co-wrote the script with Nicholas Stoller (he directed Segel in the smash hit "Forgetting Sarah Marshall"), and will also produce the project with David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman of Mandeville Films/TV, the production outfit behind "The Proposal."
When I spoke with Segel during the press tour for "Forgetting Sarah Marshall," he talked about the Muppets movie. Click here to watch my fun one-on-one interview with Segel.
James Bobin is set to direct the film, although the plot is top secret right now. But TheHollywoodReporter.com is saying that Segel will play a man on a quest to find and reunite the Muppets.
If you remember in "Forgetting Sarah Marshall," there's a great bit featuring a singing and emoting Dracula puppet, so Segel knows how to add heart and soul to plush Muppets.
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Producer Robert Rodriguez and 20th Century Fox unveil a sneak peek of the new reboot, "Predators." Nimrod Antal directs the film with Oscar-winning actor Adrien Brody playing the lead as the heroic mercenary who fights alien hunters. Brody stars alongside Laurence Fishburne, Alice Braga, Danny Trejo, Walt Goggins, Oleg Taktarov, Mahershalalhashbaz Ali, and Louiz Ozawa.
This sneak peek shows a little making-of clip, with lots of new, exciting scenes. Rodriguez narrates the sneak peek.
Can't wait to see the sneak peek? Click here right now. Oh yeah, "Predators" trailer will be available 3/18 as well.
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Just last month, Mickey Rourke was in serious negotiations to play "Conan's" father, Corin. But now, Vulture is exclusively reporting that Perlman, will replace Rourke!
Director Marcus Nispel is set to embark on this "Conan" adventure later this month in Bulgaria for Lionsgate. Jason Momoa is still attached to star in the role that made Arnold Schwarzenegger famous.
As for Rourke, well, the actor was probably asking for a lot of money that Lionsgate couldn't provide. The Corin character though, will be the main motivation of Conan. In the film, the Barbarian goes on a quest to avenge the slaughter of his people, including his father.
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Last December, we told you that Mel Gibson will direct Leonardo DiCaprio for the very first time in an untitled drama set in the world of Viking culture. "The Departed's" William Monahan is writing the script.
Now, in an interview with the LA Times, Gibson reflected:
“It was the first movie I ever thought about making," Gibson said of making the Viking project. "I saw it in my mind back when I was teenager. Seriously, it’s the first movie I wanted to make. And I think it will be the last film I direct. It’s the thing I have been going toward, in a way, since I was young, and I think when it’s done I may be finished.”
They are tightening up the script right now (they're working "hammer and tongs" Gibson said), but seriously, don't leave us Mel! Hollywood needs your talent both on and off camera! Just don't get drunk again and spew a bunch of slurs
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