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WATCH: Jamie Foxx & Kerry Washington Tease 'Django Unchained' Sequel

WATCH: Jamie Foxx & Kerry Washington Tease 'Django Unchained' Sequel

Jamie Foxx and Kerry Washington play the star-crossed lovers of Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained, and I recently got a chance to sit down with both actors to talk about their roles and the film, which continues to build awards-season buzz. more »

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'Empire Strikes Back,' 'Mr. & Mrs. Smith' Scribes Reportedly Set For New 'Star Wars' Sequels

'Empire Strikes Back,' 'Mr. & Mrs. Smith' Scribes Reportedly Set For New 'Star Wars' Sequels

Although Disney and LucasFilm remain officially mum, The Hollywood Reporter says Empire Strikes Back/Return of the Jedi screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan and X-Men: The Last Stand/Sherlock Holmes scribe Simon Kinsberg have signed on to write Star Wars sequels following Michael Arndt's Star Wars Episode VII.
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Talkback: Who's Down For A 'Casablanca 2'?

Talkback: Who's Down For A 'Casablanca 2'?

Steel yourself, cinephiles: A sequel to the 1942 classic Casablanca, one of the greatest films of all time, could happen in the near future. But while practically 99 percent of all Hollywood sequels and spin-offs seem like cash-grabs that have no good reason for existing, is there a case to be made for revisiting the saga of star-crossed lovers Rick and Ilsa in Casablanca 2?
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Tyler Perry Sets 'Alex Cross' Sequel 'Double Cross' Ahead Of Action Debut

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By all indications at the LA press day the principals involved in Alex Cross are happy as plums with the pic director Rob Cohen delivered, which sees Tyler Perry (of Madea fame) making his action hero debut on Friday. So is it any wonder that a deal is underway already with novelist James Patterson to start work on Double Cross, the next in what Summit and QED International hope is another fruitful Perry franchise?
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Cloverfield's Matt Reeves To Direct Sequel Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes

Cloverfield's Matt Reeves To Direct Sequel Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes

Things have been a tad quiet on the Planet of the Apes front of late, but Deadline reports that the sequel to Rupert Wyatt's hit reboot — saddled with the unwieldy title Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, which instantly makes me think zombies are going to join in with our primate frenemies on the assault on mankind — has landed a new director in Matt Reeves (Cloverfield, Let Me In).
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POLL: Would You See A Snow White And The Huntsman Sequel That Didn't Star Kristen Stewart?

Snow White and the Huntsman

With Deadline reporting that Universal Pictures is denying a Hollywood Reporter  story that Kristen Stewart has been deep-sixed from the sequel to Snow White and the Huntsman, and the Twitter-verse buzzing over the news, we here at Movieline figure it's a good time to ask our readers to weigh in on this debate. more »

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Big Lebowski 2 Fake News Fools The News

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It's a big day for reputable news outlets to make a fool of themselves. First CNN announces that SCOTUS spiked Obamacare, now CBS Los Angeles is announcing a greenlight on a film — The Big Lebowski 2 — that anyone with an ounce of common sense knows is not real.
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Raging Bull II Now Filming, Is Really Happening

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Last April came the out-of-nowhere casting calls, but now you'll have to come to terms with the fact that Raging Bull II — a prequel and sequel to the Martin Scorsese film, with William Forsythe in the role made famous by Robert De Niro — has actually begun filming. Variety reports: "[Forsythe] stars as boxing champ Jake LaMotta in his older years with newcomer Mojean Aria playing the younger version of the character made famous by Robert De Niro in Martin Scorsese's 1980 classic Raging Bull." William Forsythe as Jake LaMotta. Yep. It's happening.
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Director Francis Lawrence Offered Hunger Games Sequel Catching Fire

Francis Lawrence (Getty Images)

Well, it looks like Lionsgate has picked their pony in the Catching Fire directing race; I Am Legend director Francis Lawrence has reportedly been offered the job to helm the Hunger Games sequel, which is set to start filming on a tight schedule this August. Lawrence has three features under his belt, in addition to music videos for the likes of J. Lo and Britney Spears; he most recently directed Robert Pattinson and Reese Witherspoon in Water for Elephants (but also made 2005's Constantine).
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Gary Ross Has the Josh Hutcherson Vote for Hunger Games Sequel Catching Fire (UPDATED)

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Promoting his indie genre-bender Detention today in Los Angeles (in theaters Friday), Hunger Games star Josh Hutcherson found himself in the line of questioning about the much-discussed ambiguity surrounding director Gary Ross's potential return to the franchise. “I think Gary’s the man," he diplomatically told The Hollywood Reporter. "Gary is in my mind is the only one that could ever direct the second one. That’s what I’m sticking to.” (UPDATE: Looks like Hutcherson'll have to readjust his thinking - Ross is officially out of the running for Catching Fire.)
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Let's Decipher Adam McKay's Hints About the Plot of Anchorman 2

Let's Decipher Adam McKay's Hints About the Plot of Anchorman 2

Since Will Ferrell dropped the late-night bombshell that Anchorman 2 was a go the other week, the world's been wondering: What has Ron Burgundy been up to since 2004's Anchorman? Speaking with AM760/Salon, co-writer/director Adam McKay dropped a few hints about the sequel, which is currently being scripted. "I don’t want to give away too much, but I’ll just give a couple pieces of ideas that we’ve kicked around. Keep in mind we’re still writing the story, but I’ll say one phrase for you: custody battle. I’ll give you that. I’ll give you one other one: bowling for dollars." So... any guesses?
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Step Up 4 Trailer: Fighting Evil Developers With Flash Mobs

Step Up 4 Trailer: Fighting Evil Developers With Flash Mobs

Here's a last bit of breezy entertainment as you head into the weekend: The first trailer for Miami-set dance sequel Step Up 4, AKA Step Up: Revolution, in which a new pair of star-crossed lovers leads their crew into syncopated battle against prejudice rival gangs foreclosure evil land developers. This series has wound a long, glossy path since the days of Channing Tatum b-boying in the parking lot, but hey: It's a new Step Up movie! As long as that Moose kid and Madd Chadd show up, I'm good to go.
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Step Up 4 Trailer: Fighting Evil Developers With Flash Mobs

Step Up Revolution

Here's a last bit of breezy entertainment as you head into the weekend: The first trailer for Miami-set dance sequel Step Up 4, AKA Step Up: Revolution, in which a new pair of star-crossed lovers leads their crew into syncopated battle against prejudice rival gangs foreclosure evil land developers. This series has wound a long, glossy path since the days of Channing Tatum b-boying in the parking lot, but hey: It's a new Step Up movie! As long as that Moose kid and Madd Chadd show up, I'm good to go.
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The Human Centipede 3 Dispute: Legit Beef or Publicity Stunt?

The Human Centipede - Dr. Heiter

Breaking news: The third installment of Tom Six's Human Centipede saga -- which the director promised would see 500 human beings stitched together... in America! -- may be in trouble. According to reports cobbled together through press releases and Twitter missives from Six and his Human Centipede star, Dieter Laser, the German actor took issue with certain script elements, causing him to walk. Six says he'll sue. Will the script and contract issues be resolved in time to get the erstwhile Dr. Heiter on set for the shoot, commencing later this year? WILL THE PEOPLE OF EARTH GET THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE THREEQUEL THEY WANT DESERVE DREAD??
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Gareth Evans on Remaking The Raid — and The Raid 2’s 4-On-1 Car Fight

The Raid (2012)

This week at SXSW Movieline caught up with director Gareth Evans, whose Indonesian martial arts actioner The Raid: Redemption is set to knock your socks off later this month courtesy of Sony Classics. (Haven’t heard of the martial arts form silat? You will, come March 23.) With his film steadily collecting kudos left and right, Evans is already thinking ahead to his Raid sequel (working title: Berandal), and an insane, dangerous-sounding four-on-one car fight he plans on working into the mix.
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