Chris Pine -- From Captain Kirk to Jack Ryan? 


Chris Pine is negotiating with Paramount Pictures to star as CIA analyst Jack Ryan in the reboot of the franchise!

Based on the Tom Clancy novels, the character was first played by Alec Baldwin in "The Hunt for Red October," then Harrison Ford in "Patriot Games" and "Clear and Present Danger," and then Ben Affleck in "The Sum of All Fears."

Now, after helping reboot "Star Trek" (also from Paramount) playing Captain James T. Kirk, Pine is set to help relaunch the Jack Ryan franchise. The actor will be working with Paramount for a long, long time.

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Tommy Lee Jones to Direct Matthew McConaughey in "The Lincoln Lawyer" 


Tommy Lee Jones is in talks to direct and co-star in "The Lincoln Lawyer." Matthew McConaughey heads the cast of this film adaptation based on the 2005 best-seller by Michael Connelly.

McConaughey is set to play Mickey Haller, a Los Angeles lawyer whose office is the back of his Lincoln. He defends run-of-the-mill criminals until he lands the case of a lifetime -- defending a Beverly Hills playboy accused of murder.

It's still unclear what Jones will play because in the book, the playboy character is a lot younger than the actor, BUT, they may change the age to fit him.

John Romano ("Nights in Rodanthe," "Intolerable Cruelty") wrote the script. Jones has directed a film before, the excellent "The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada." He also starred in that movie, winning a Best Actor award at the Cannes Film Festival.

McConaughey has played a lawyer before in the John Grisham adaptation, "A Time to Kill."

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Adam Lambert Sings His Heart Out for "2012" -- See Sneak Peek 


Sony is promoting the heck out of "2012," the disaster flick from current disaster king, Roland Emmerich. I've been seeing the ads, posters, trailers to this end-of-the-world fantasmagoria everywhere! And now, "American Idol's" Adam Lambert is joining in on the "2012" craziness!

Lambert sings the theme song "Time for Miracles" and you know what? It's actually not bad! His vocal fireworks match the destruction images of "2012." You'll also see John Cusack's character as a divorced dad who's racing against time to save his ex-wife (Amanda Peet) and their family from the apocalypse predicted by the Mayans that's supposed to happen on Dec. 21, 2012.

The soundtrack goes on sale Nov. 10th, and the film self-destructs into theaters near you Nov. 13th.

But for now, take a sneak peek of the music video "Time for Miracles" by Adam Lambert:



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"The Tourist" Musical Chairs! Goodbye Charlize Theron, Hello Angelina Jolie? 


Charlize Theron has left the production of the thriller "The Tourist" and many are saying that Angelina Jolie will step in! The director, Bharat Nalluri ("Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day"), also left the project.

Based on the 2005 French thriller "Anthony Zimmer," "The Tourist" tells the story of an American tourist who goes undercover to entrap an ex-lover. That ex-lover is also a suspected global criminal.

Jolie, fresh from the action-oriented flick "Salt" is perfect for this part! Production is set to begin early 2010.

Tom Cruise was once attached to the project as well (Cruise was also mentioned for "Salt" once upon a time), but now, Sam Worthington is getting the lead male role.

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Moses to Get "300" Makeover! 


Holy Moses! The prophet's inspirational story will be re-told in "300" style! Much like the narrative of "The Ten Commandments," the new Moses film will start with the prophet as an infant to his adoption into the Egyptian royal family, all the way to his deliverance of the Hebrews from enslavement.

Peter Chernin is producing for 20th Century Fox. Adam Cooper and Bill Collage will write the script. The duo wrote a "Moby Dick" script with a comic book feel. "Wanted" director Timur Bekmambetov is attached to the project based on Herman Melville's classic, and may work on the film if "Wanted 2" doesn't materialize first.

As far as the Moses film is concerned, all the magical and mystical elements will be retained including the parting of the Red Sea. But this new version will also include new elements of Moses' life that the writers took from Rabbinical Midrash and other historical sources.

So Moses will get the CGI treatment similar to "300," which is fine, just don't give him a 6-pack stomach and a cod piece :happy

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