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McG will channel a “Ouija” movie for Universal

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: The trend of remaking classic board games into bigger-budget Hollywood productions looks to continue in 2011 and beyond. We’re already bracing ourselves for “Battleship,” directed by Peter Berg (“Hancock,” “Friday Night Lights”). Ridley Scott had been circling a “Monopoly” movie before he got pulled back into the “Alien”[...]

Jackson Rathbone and Aimee Teegarden to star in “Aim High”

HollywoodNews.com: Jackson Rathbone, best known for his role as the scarred vampire “Jasper Hale” in the Twilight movie series, and Aimee Teegarden, known to loyal “Friday Night Lights” fans as “Julie Taylor,” have been cast to star in the new teen action series “Aim High.” Rathbone will star as teenage[...]

Colin Farrell leading contender for “Total Recall” remake

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Is Colin Farrell about to get his ass to Mars? He will if he wins the role of Douglas Quaid – a part made famous by Arnold Schwarzenegger – in a planned “Total Recall” remake. Farrell leads a list of candidates that includes Tom Hardy (“Inception”) and Michael Fassbender[...]

‘Dragon Tattoo’ thesp Noomi Rapace to sleuth in ‘Sherlock Holmes 2’

HollywoodNews.com: While Hollywood took its time deciding who should play the role of Lisbeth Salander in “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,” a role perfected by Noomi Rapace, the Swedish actress has wasted no time in choosing her stateside roles. Word comes from Heat Vision, Collider and a number of[...]

Michelle Rodriguez, Jessica Alba zest ‘Machete’ action politics

By Anthony D’Alessandro HollywoodNews.com: FILM REVIEW — If there was a classroom full of action directors, such as Michael Bay, Gore Verbinski and McG, Robert Rodriguez would be that rascal who would take them hostage, rap their knuckles with a ruler and stick their noses in a corner. What would[...]

Noomi Rapace of ‘Dragon Tattoo’ the next Marion Cotillard?

HollywoodNews.com: Forget about all the casting news being generated about the U.S. reboot of “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” on the blogsphere. Noomi Rapace, the actress who originated the role of dark femme Lisbeth Salander in the Swedish version of “The Girl With the Dragon Tatoo” is being groomed[...]

Sam Worthington won’t fight in McG’s ‘War’

HollywoodNews.com: Popular burgeoning action star Sam Worthington won’t be trying to win over Reese Witherspoon’s heart in McG’s high octane romantic comedy “This Means War.” Rather Tom Hardy from “Inception” fame will step in to duke it out with Chris Pine. Film centers around two spies who wage a special[...]

Elizabeth Banks will fly as Tinkerbell

HollywoodNews.com: If you believe in fairies, then clap. Because Elizabeth Banks is getting ready to don wings and a short-green skirt for her role as Tinkerbell in a live-action version of the Disney character. Titled “Tink,” the live-action romantic comedy has Adam Shankman, Jennifer Gibgot and McG developing the project as producers. The[...]

McG attached to film with Bradley Cooper, Reese Witherspoon

According to Variety, McG (“Terminator Salvation,” “We Are Marshall”) is going to be returning to the big screen again with a new action-comedy entitled “This Means War.” for Fox. The film is already set to star Bradley Cooper and Reese Witherspoon in a film about two friends (Cooper) who end[...]