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Idris Elba may play James Patterson’s famous Alex Cross

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Fans of James Patterson’s best-selling detective novels featuring Washington, D.C. sleuth Alex Cross couldn’t have been too happy when Morgan Freeman assumed the role for “Kiss the Girls” and “Along Came a Spider” — roughly 10 years past the time when he would have been right for[...]

Michael Mann bringing director’s cut of “Mohicans” to Blu-ray

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Before he was Bill “The Butcher,” oil baron Daniel Plainview, or self-obsessed Italian film director Guido Contini, Daniel Day-Lewis stalked through the jungle to play Hawkeye in Michael Mann’s Oscar-nominated adaptation of James Fenimore Cooper’s “The Last of the Mohicans.” A definitive, director’s cut of the 1992[...]

Fantastic Fest announces first wave of programming

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: With the majority of the film community turning its collective attentions to San Diego for the brewing publicity storm that is Comic-Con, the good folks at Fantastic Fest in Austin have decided to steal a little thunder of their own by announcing the first wave of programming.[...]

Joaquin Phoenix wanted for Mafia murder film

By Roger Friedman HollywoodNews.com: Joaquin Phoenix, semi-retired but on the way back, is being sought for a new movie about Mafia murders. Phil Carlo, the legendary crime writer, has optioned his book, “The Butcher: Anatomy of a Mafia Psychopath,” to New York based Jailbird Productions. Famed “GoodFellas” writer Nicholas Pileggi is penning[...]

WWE Superstar Chris Jericho Changing His Image on ABC’s “Downfall”

By Fred Topel HollywoodNews.com: Chris Jericho is a superstar of the WWE. Even though he’s a “bad guy,” he’s held record championships, including WWE’s first undisputed title. TV viewers will get to see a new side of Jericho on the game show Downfall. He hosts from atop a 100 foot building,[...]