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Watch: The Clock Is Ticking In Trailer For Thriller 'The Factory' Starring John Cusack

21 August 2014 6:21 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Trying to outdo Nicolas Cage in the number of mediocre movies he can appear in, John Cusack is in yet another movie we didn't know existed (or possibly forgot about). It's called "The Factory," and apparently it's been on DVD since February. Huh. In any case, the U.K. trailer is here, and the folks who cut it really want to make sure a voiceover holds your hand,  explaining everything every step of the way. Co-starring Jennifer Carpenter ("Dexter"), Mae Whitman ("Arrested Development") and Katherine Waterston (one of our 2014 Actresses On The Rise), the generic story follows a cop hunting a serial killer who gets more than he bargained for when his own daughter goes missing. Morgan O'Neill (Sam Worthington surf movie "Drift") co-wrote and directed this wintery procedural, which doesn't seem to shake up the genre too much. But hey, if this kind of mediocrity helps Cusack keep his lights on, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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More Shakeups at CBS Films, Maria Faillace Departs

31 July 2014 4:21 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

CBS Films, which saw co-president Wolfgang Hammer depart recently, has cut staff by nine, including exec VP of production Maria Faillace.

Faillace will transition to being a producer on the upcoming CBS Films’ romantic comedy “The Exes,” directed by Andy Fickman.

Some of the other departures may be moved into other CBS jobs or into consulting posts.

The studio confirmed on July 22 that Terry Press had become sole president and that Hammer had quietly stepped down last May into a consulting role at CBS Corporate, advising on digital content. The studio also laid off five people at that point.

CBS Films will release the Daniel Radcliffe romantic comedy “What If” on Friday. It recently wrapped production on teen comedy “The Duff,” starring Mae Whitman, Bella Thorne and Ken Jeong.

Faillace joined CBS Films in 2008 and was promoted in 2012 after Press and Hammer were announced as co-presidents. She oversaw production on “Last Vegas, »

- Dave McNary

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Celebrating Sandra with "Hope Floats"

22 July 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

With Sandra Bullock's 50th birthday approaching we'll be looking at a few of her films. Here's Andrew Kendall on a little discussed '98 picture. - Ed.

Is it strange that when asked to celebrate Sandra Bullock’s birthday with a film from her oeuvre I immediately turned to the 1998 (ostensible) romantic drama Hope Floats? Despite the 80 million dollars at the box office the film was not quite a hit and critics were not impressed. Yet, whenever I’m asked to stump for a Bullock performance I tend to turn to Birdee Pruitt not necessarily as the “best” Bullock, or not even quintessential Bullock but my favourite Bullock.

The well-intentioned, sometimes – oftentimes – too treacly Hope Floats from writer Steven Rogers (who did a better job handling domestic dramas that same year with Stepmom) and direct Forrest Whitaker (who helmed his strongest film three years earlier with Waiting to Exhale) is »

- Andrew Kendall

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Shel Silverstein Biopic in the Works at McG’s Wonderland Sound and Vision (Exclusive)

21 July 2014 6:31 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Wonderland Sound and Vision has launched development on a biopic about Shel Silverstein, the prolific children’s book author, cartoonist and lyricist.

Wonderland principals McG (pictured) and Mary Viola are producing with Sean Sorensen and Motion Theory’s Mathew Cullen. Writing partners Chris Shafer and Paul Vicknair are adapting “A Boy Named Shel: The Life and Times of Shel Silverstein” by Lisa Rogak.

Wonderland optioned the material and will be funding development. Wonderland’s Nathan Stadler will oversee the project.

The project marks the fourth time that Wonderland has worked with Shafer and Vicknair, most recently on “1:30 Train,” starring Chris Evans and Alice Eve in what was Wonderland’s first in-house financed film.

“A Boy Named Shel” explores the personal and professional struggles that made Silverstein, who died in 1999, a unique voice. Silverstein’s resume includes best-selling books such as “The Giving Tree,” poetry collections “Where the Sidewalk Ends »

- Dave McNary

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Comic-Con 2014 Schedule for Saturday, July 26th

12 July 2014 11:52 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

San Diego Comic-Con has released the full schedule of events for Saturday, July 26, following the Thursday and Friday schedules that were released the past two days. You can clickHere to view the lineup in its entirety, which includes numerous comic book panels and events, but we have pulled out all of the movie, DVD and TV-related panels for your convenience.

San Diego Comic-Con has released the full schedule of events for Saturday, July 26, following the Thursday and Friday schedules that were released the past two days. You can clickHere to view the lineup in its entirety, which includes numerous comic book panels and events, but we have pulled out all of the movie, DVD and TV-related panels for your convenience.

Saturday, July 26

The Simpsons

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of The Simpsons-no gifts please-with creator Matt Groening, executive producer Al Jean, supervising director MikeAnderson, and director for life David Silverman. »

- MovieWeb

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Ken Jeong Hitches On To Universal’s ‘Ride Along 2′

3 July 2014 11:01 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Hangover alum Ken Jeong has joined the cast of Universal’s Ride Along 2, joining returning leads Ice Cube and Kevin Hart in the cop comedy sequel to this year’s $153 million hit. Tim Story will direct and Matt Manfredi and Phil Hay are writing the script. Cube and Matt Alvarez will produce for CubeVision alongside Will Packer for Will Packer Productions and Larry Brezner. Jeong recently wrapped The Duff, opposite Mae Whitman and Bella Thorne. He also was recently seen in Pain And Gain and The Muppets, and voiced roles in Universal and Illumination’s Despicable Me 2 and Fox’s Turbo. […] »

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Parenthood Debate: Should Amber Be Pregnant?

30 June 2014 5:07 PM, PDT | TVGuide - Breaking News | See recent TVGuide - Breaking News news »

To be or not to be ... pregnant: That is the question facing the writers of Parenthood as the show prepares to kick off its final season this fall. While the Season 5 finale wrapped up many of the year's ongoing story lines, so much so that it made star Peter Krause worry about a renewal, there was one huge cliff-hanger left unanswered: Is Amber (Mae Whitman) expecting? Aside from the hotly debated question of how she and on-and-off love Ryan (Matt Lauria) could have even had sex in his hospital bed in the first place — we're with you, Ray Romano — Amber was spotted buying a pregnancy test in the final act. While the writers begin to decide where the final 13 episodes will take the Braverman clan, we thought we'd help them out by devising a pro-con list of whether Amber...

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- Kate Stanhope

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Seth Green replaces Jason Biggs in Nickelodeon's 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'

19 June 2014 6:45 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

With a big summer movie on the horizon, it’s easy to see why Nickelodeon wants more turtle power on the small screen.

The network announced this week that it has renewed its CG-animated take on the franchise for a 20-episode fourth season, slated to release in fall 2015. The network has also announced that Seth Green (Robot Chicken) will replace Jason Biggs (Orange Is the New Black) in the role of Leonardo, the levelheaded leader of the crime-fighting team.

Nickelodeon’s take on the heroes in a half shell premiered September 2012. The show is currently wrapping its second season, which will end later this summer. »

- Jackson McHenry

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Seth Green replacing Jason Biggs as Leonardo on Nickelodeon’s ‘Ninja Turtles’

18 June 2014 5:03 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

(Cbr) Nickelodeon’s "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" has scored another season and a new cast member. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the CG-animated series has been renewed for a 20-episode fourth season, even before the conclusion of its second. What’s more, Seth Green ("Family Guy," "Robot Chicken"). will replace Jason Biggs as Leonardo for the upcoming third season, set to premiere this fall. He joins a cast that includes Sean Astin, Mae Whitman, Rob Paulson, Greg Cipes, Hoon Lee, Kevin Michael Richardson, Corey Feldman and Josh Peck. Biggs’ departure wasn’t explained. The second season of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" concludes this summer, even as the Michael Bay -produced live-action feature makes its way into theaters on Aug. 8. »

- TJ Dietsch, Comic Book Resources

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Seth Green joins Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

17 June 2014 10:56 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Seth Green joins the Turtles, as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles gets a season four order...

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Here’s some Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles casting news for you that has nothing to do with the upcoming Michael Bay produced film/internet enragement project (albeit one that some Den of Geek contributors are quite looking forward to).

When the popular Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon relaunch, which plays on Nickelodeon in the Us and on Nicktoons in the UK, returns for its third season, Leonardo voice actor Jason Biggs won’t be returning with it. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the role of Leonardo will be filled by Robot Chicken co-creator Seth Green. No reason for Biggs’ departure was given, although it could be something to do with either the actor’s hobby of causing controversy on Twitter or the growing success of the Netflix-produced TV series Orange Is The New Black, »

- simonbrew

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Allison Janney Joins The D.U.F.F For CBS Films

11 June 2014 6:24 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The onslaught of adaptations of Young Adult fiction continues with The D.U.F.F – an upcoming movie from CBS Films, which has just added award-winning Allison Janney to its cast. Based on the debut novel of author Kody Keplinger, the film has Academy Award winner Ari Sandel (Aim High) on board to direct, from a screenplay penned by Josh A. Cagan (Undergrads).

With Mae Whitman (Arrested Development) in the lead role, the story sees a high school senior devastated as her happy world is shaken by the realization that her fellow students routinely refer to her as The D.U.F.F (Designated Ugly Fat Friend to pretty students). Incensed, she drafts in the help of a male friend (Robbie Amell from The Tomorrow People) to aid in her personal reinvention, as she moves to undermine the school’s ruthless label maker (Bella Thorne from Blended).

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- Sarah Myles

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Casting Net: Rooney Mara and David Fincher circle 'sexpionage' thriller; Plus, 'Insurgent' finds its Uriah, more

10 June 2014 5:23 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Rooney Mara and David Fincher are reportedly circling the espionage thriller Red Sparrow. The two haven’t worked together since 2011′s The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. The film will be set in present-day Russia, centered on an intelligence officer who is forced to become a “Sparrow” — someone who basically seduces people for information. She falls for the CIA officer she’s assigned to operate against. Fox is also in talks with Eric Warren Singer, who scripted American Hustle, to adapt the Jason Matthews book. Darren Aronofsky was previously considering the project. [Deadline]

Keiynan Lonsdale (Dance Academy) will play Uriah in Insurgent. »

- Lindsey Bahr

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CBS Films Rounds Out Cast For ‘The Duff’ With Allison Janney

10 June 2014 12:17 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: CBS Films has added Allison Janney and Romany Malco to join Mae Whitman, Robbie Amell, Bella Thorne, Bianca Santos, Skyler Samuels, Nick Eversman and Ken Jeong in The Duff, an adaptation of the Kody Keplinger novel that Ari Sandel will direct from a script by Josh Cagan. McG, Mary Viola, and Susan Cartsonis are producing with Lane Bishop exec producing. Pic will shoot in the summer. Whitman plays a happy high school senior whose world is shattered when she learns the student body knows her as The Duff, meaning designated ugly fat friend to her pretty, popular friends. She […] »

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Young Adult Movies: Why They're Better Off Without the Vampires

5 June 2014 9:30 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

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I'm not ashamed to admit that I have read and loved books, particularly young-adult books, about vampires, witches, werewolves, fairies, angels, demons and zombies. Those genre books aren't usually what I'm drawn to, but a compelling story is a compelling story, just like a good movie is a good movie -- regardless of genre. Unfortunately, Hollywood keeps focusing so much of its attention on genre young adult franchises (especially those that don't end up delivering at the box office) that the wonderful realistic novels that are being adapted keep falling under the radar. I hope that's about to change this weekend with the release of "The Fault in Our Stars."

The adaptation of John Green's heart-wrenching love story about two teens with cancer has a 78% on Rotten Tomatoes, and it looks like a lock for a No. 1 opening weekend. Other page-to-screen translations of realistic coming-of-age fiction have also »

- Sandie Angulo Chen

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'The Duff' Announces Full Cast Led by 'Parenthood' Star Mae Whitman

28 May 2014 1:43 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

CBS Films (@CBSFilms) announced today that Mae Whitman (@maebirdwing), Robbie Amell (@RobbieAmell), Bella Thorne (@bellathorne), Bianca Santos (@Bianca00Alexa), Skyler Samuels (@SkylerSamuels), Nick Eversman (@NickEversman) and Ken Jeong (@kenjeong) will lead the cast of The Duff. Based on the acclaimed novel by Kody Keplinger (@Kody_Keplinger) The Duff was adapted for the screen by Josh A. Cagan (@joshacagan) and will be directed by Ari Sandel. McG (@McGsWonderland), Mary Viola (@ItsMaryViola), Susan Cartsonis (@SusanCartsonis) are producing with Lane Shefter Bishop (@LaneShefterBish) serving as executive producer on the comedy which will shoot in Atlanta (@gdecd) this summer.

Bianca (Mae Whitman) is a content high school senior whose world is shattered when she learns the student body knows her as The Duff (Designated Ugly Fat Friend) to her prettier, more popular friends (Skyler Samuels & Bianca Santos). Now, despite the words of caution from her favorite teacher (Ken Jeong), she puts aside the potential distraction of her crush, »

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'The Duff' Announces Full Cast Lead by 'Parenthood' Star Mae Whitman

28 May 2014 1:43 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

CBS Films (@CBSFilms) announced today that Mae Whitman (@maebirdwing), Robbie Amell (@RobbieAmell), Bella Thorne (@bellathorne), Bianca Santos (@Bianca00Alexa), Skyler Samuels (@SkylerSamuels), Nick Eversman (@NickEversman) and Ken Jeong (@kenjeong) will lead the cast of The Duff. Based on the acclaimed novel by Kody Keplinger (@Kody_Keplinger) The Duff was adapted for the screen by Josh A. Cagan (@joshacagan) and will be directed by Ari Sandel. McG (@McGsWonderland), Mary Viola (@ItsMaryViola), Susan Cartsonis (@SusanCartsonis) are producing with Lane Shefter Bishop (@LaneShefterBish) serving as executive producer on the comedy which will shoot in Atlanta (@gdecd) this summer.

Bianca (Mae Whitman) is a content high school senior whose world is shattered when she learns the student body knows her as The Duff (Designated Ugly Fat Friend) to her prettier, more popular friends (Skyler Samuels & Bianca Santos). Now, despite the words of caution from her favorite teacher (Ken Jeong), she puts aside the potential distraction of her crush, »

- MovieWeb

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Casting: Lynch, Field, Eversman, Kinney

28 May 2014 12:33 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Team Unicorn

Jane Lynch, Alan Tudyk, Tara Strong and Kevin Shinick will provide the voices for Adult Swim's live-action/animated hybrid pilot "Team Unicorn". The four will play Team Unicorn and their cartoon counterparts.

From the creators of "Robot Chicken," this modern satire of Saturday morning kids' shows follows four mythical unicorn heroines who masquerade as culture-obsessed human girls. The show presents darkly ironic twists on 1980s cartoon tropes. [Source: The Live Feed]

Hello, My Name Is Doris

Sally Field will join Max Greenfield, Jack Antonoff and Beth Behrs in Michael Showalter's indie comedy "Hello, My Name Is Doris".

Field will play an isolated sixty-year old woman who is motivated by a self-help seminar to romantically pursue a younger coworker. This causes her to stumble into the spotlight of the local hipster social scene. [Source: Deadline]

The Duff

Nick Eversman ("Get On Up") has joined the cast of teen comedy "The Duff" for CBS Films. »

- Garth Franklin

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Casting Net: Robert De Niro joins Robert Pattinson in indie heist film 'Idol's Eye'; Plus, Johnny Depp, more

27 May 2014 6:03 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Robert De Niro (The Bag Man) will star opposite Robert Pattinson (The Rover) in Olivier Assayas (Paris, je t’aime) upcoming indie action flick, Idol’s Eye. While plot details are being kept firmly under wraps, the film is being described as a “sophisticated heist/action thriller” and is set to begin principal photography in October in Chicago and Toronto.

Johnny Depp (Black Mass) is reportedly in negotiations to star as Harry Houdini in Lionsgate/Summit’s upcoming film, The Secret Life of Houdini: The Making of America’s First Superhero. Directed by Red 2′s Dean Parisot and based on »

- Pamela Gocobachi

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'Get On Up' Actor Joins CBS Films' 'The Duff'

27 May 2014 5:56 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Nick Eversman is adding another high-profile credit to his busy 2014. The actor, soon to appear as Mick Jagger in the James Brown biopic Get On Up, is the latest member of young Hollywood to join CBS Films' teen comedy The Duff. The film stars Mae Whitman as an honors student who realizes she is the "D.U.F.F." -- the Designated Ugly Fat Friend. She then asks her jockish neighbor Wesley (The Tomorrow People's Robbie Amell) to give her a social makeover so that she can ask out the object of her unrequited affections. Eversman will play

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- Rebecca Sun

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Robbie Amell Joins Cast of CBS Films’ ‘The Duff’

27 May 2014 4:59 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Robbie Amell has landed the male lead in CBS Films’ pic “The Duff” alongside Mae Whitman.

Last year Ari Sandel became attached to direct the project from Josh A. Cagan’s adaptation of the novel by Kody Keplinger. The story follows a high school senior whose world is turned upside down when she learns that her group of friends has labeled her the Duff (designated ugly fat friend) — a sidekick to her prettier, more popular friends. She becomes determined to reinvent herself — and enlist her fellow DUFFs — in a scheme to overthrow the school’s evil queen.

McG, Susan Cartsonis and Mary Viola are producing for Wonderland Sound and Vision; Vast Entertainment’s Lane Shefter Bishop exec produces.

CBS Films acquired the feature rights to Keplinger’s “The D.U.F.F.” in 2011. Mark Ross and Alex Ginno are overseeing the project for CBS Films.

Amell is coming off his CW show “The Tomorrow People »

- Justin Kroll

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