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The Natural Director Barry Levinson to Helm Hank Aaron Biopic

3 April 2012 11:26 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

The story of Hammerin’ Hank is coming to the big screen.  Variety reports that producers Mike Tollin and Glenn Rigberg have acquired the rights to baseball great Hank Aaron’s life story.  Furthermore, they’ve set The Natural director Barry Levinson to helm from a script by Adam Mazer (Empire State).  The story will be based on Howard Bryant’s book The Last Hero: The Life Story of Henry Aaron and “will follow the right fielder’s chase of Babe Ruth’s home run record from 1972 to 1974.  Spoiler alert: Aaron finally eclipsed Ruth’s record with his 715th home run in April of 1974. This isn’t the only baseball biopic in the works, as Jackie Robinson’s story is being brought to life in 42.  The film chronicles Robinson and Brooklyn Dodgers Gm Branch Rickey’s work to eradicate segregation in baseball, with Chadwick Boseman and »

- Adam Chitwood

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On The Rise 2012: 10 Actresses Poised For The Big Time

30 March 2012 1:48 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

While there are still not enough good roles for women out there, particularly in mainstream Hollywood, that hasn't stopped a batch of young female stars from exploding from out of nowhere in recent years. Head-turning performances have helped launch faces like Carey Mulligan, Mia Wasikowska, Emma Stone, Jennifer Lawrence, Felicity Jones and many others into the stratosphere, and the success last weekend of "The Hunger Games" has hopefully put to rest the fallacy that huge audiences won't turn up to big movies carried by a woman.

With that in mind, and hot on the heels of our ten picks for actors on the rise yesterday, we've chosen ten actresses who, while yet to be household names, have wowed audiences and casting directors in recent years, and look like strong contenders to headline the big movies of the future. Check our picks our below, and weigh in with your own tips in the comment section. »

- Oliver Lyttelton

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Casting News: Soho, 300, 42, Case

17 February 2012 8:08 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

King of Soho

Anna Friel ("Pushing Daisies"), Tamsin Egerton ("St. Trinian's") and Imogen Poots ("Fright Night") have joined the cast of Michael Winterbottom’s "King Of Soho" at Film4 and Studiocanal.

The story follows legendary porn publisher and club impresario Paul Raymond (Steve Coogan). Friel plays his first wife, Egerton plays his model girlfriend, Poots plays his daughter. [Source: Deadline]

300: Battle of Artemisia

Jamie Blackley ("uwantme2killhim?") has scored the co-lead role in Noam Murro's "300: Battle of Artemisia" for Warner Bros and Legendary Pictures.

Blackley will play Calisto, a teen whose desire to become the heroic man/soldier his father was leads the 16-year-old to become a leader of a small band of soldiers. Sullivan Stapleton also stars. [Source: Deadline]

42

Nicole Beharie ("Shame") has joined the cast of the Jackie Robinson biopic "42" playing the famed African-American baseballer's wife Rachel.

Harrison Ford and Chadwick Boseman star in the film with Ford playing »

- Garth Franklin

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'Shame' Star Nicole Beharie Joins Brian Helgeland's Jackie Robinson Biopic '42'

16 February 2012 7:55 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Other than Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan, the other performance from Steve McQueen's "Shame" that's earned significant praise is that of Nicole Beharie, who portrayed the woman who offers Brandon a fleeting chance at a normal relationship. Our own Venice review of the film described her as "a real find, painting a vivid, warm picture with only a few scenes; she should go on to bigger and better things from here on out." We certainly weren't wrong as the actress has now joined Brian Helgeland's upcoming biopic of Jackie Robinson, the first African-American baseball player to join the Major Leagues. Beharie will play Rachel Isum, the love of Robinson’s life who would later become the mother of his three children and, after Jackie's passing, earned major academic honours through her nursing career. Newcomer Chadwick Boseman stars as Robinson himself with Harrison Ford on board as Brooklyn Dodgers exec. »

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‘Shame’ Actress Nicole Beharie Falls for Jackie Robinson In ‘42’

14 February 2012 6:24 PM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

After making an indelible impression in Steve McQueen‘s Shame a couple of months ago, Deadline reports that Nicole Beharie has landed her first post-Fassbender‘d role, and it could be a big one. What do I speak of? I speak of 42, the Brian Helgeland-directed biopic of Jackie Robinson that stars newcomer Chadwick Boseman as the baseball legend; Harrison Ford as the Mlb executive who brought him into the game, Branch Rickey; and Christopher Meloni as Brooklyn Dodgers manager Leo Durocher.

The project marks an Express reunion for Beharie and Boseman, since she’ll take on the part of Rachel Isum (now known as Rachel Robinson), to whom the baseball legend was married for 27 years, before his death in 1973. The scope of the character’s involvement hasn’t been specified in Deadline’s article; here’s hoping they don’t take the typical “supportive wife of a mistreated celebrity” route. »

- jpraup@gmail.com (thefilmstage.com)

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Hollywood's Up-and-Coming Black Actors

3 February 2012 9:00 AM, PST | NextMovie | See recent NextMovie news »

February is Black History Month, and right now two African-American actors are Oscars front-runners (we're talking about you, Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer). Plus, the talented and beautiful Adepero Oduye and Paula Patton were included in Vanity Fair's annual Young Hollywood issue -- which is usually all white.

In keeping with the props bestowed upon Hollywood's black performers this month, we present 13 black actors (and a bonus couple of pop stars transitioning to film) whose names you should memorize now, because we're predicting big things, juicy roles and long careers for all of them.

Nicole Beharie

Who She Is: The half-Nigerian, half-Jamaican beauty had a pivotal supporting role as the only woman Michael Fassbender actually wants to woo (and not just have sex with) in Steve McQueen's acclaimed drama "Shame." A graduate of Juilliard's prestigious drama program (where she received a scholarship named for fellow alum Robin Williams), the »

- Sandie Angulo Chen

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Christopher Meloni in Jackie Robinson’s 42

2 February 2012 9:18 AM, PST | Filmofilia | See recent Filmofilia news »

Let’s get straight to the point with this one. Christopher Meloni is reportedly in talks to join previously announced Harrison Ford and Chadwick Boseman in the upcoming baseball drama 42. As you probably already know, the movie is both written and will be directed by L.A. Confidential helmer Brian Helgeland. 42 chronicles how Brooklyn Dodgers [...]

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- Fiona

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'Law & Order: Svu' Star Christopher Meloni To Play Dodgers Manager Leo Durocher In Jackie Robinson Film ’42′

2 February 2012 7:36 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Back in December, it was reported that newcomer Chadwick Boseman would be highlighting the Brian Helgeland-helmed Jackie Robinson biopic “42,” portraying the first black baseball player to play in the Major Leagues. It was surely exciting news for Boseman, as well as for once-reliable actor Harrison Ford, who landed the role of Robinson’s Brooklyn Dodger exec Branch Rickey who initially signed Robinson to the team. It was a role that Jack Nicholson and Robert Redford had reportedly been circling, so it was great for the actor who’s most recent work has consisted of mediocre offerings like “Morning Glory” and “Cowboys & Aliens.” Now Deadline is reporting that another thesp is about to be plucked from the minor leagues of network television cop drama “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” and brought up to major Hollywood Filmmaking. 'Law & Order' tough guy Christopher Meloni is joinging the cast of »

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Christopher Meloni In Talks to Board Jackie Robinson Film ‘42,’ Also Starring Harrison Ford

2 February 2012 6:15 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Variety informs us that Christopher Meloni is in negotiations with Legendary Pictures to join Brian Helegeland‘s 42, a baseball drama/biopic that centers on Jackie Robinson. Harrison Ford is already signed on to play Branch Rickey — the Brooklyn Dodgers general manager who brought Robinson into the big leagues in 1947 — while Chadwick Boseman will star as the iconic athlete. Meloni has snagged the part of Leo Durocher, the manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers who famously defended the hiring of Robinson, telling his players the following:

I do not care if the guy is yellow or black, or if he has stripes like a f*ckin’ zebra. I’m the manager of this team, and I say he plays. What’s more, I say he can make us all rich. And if any of you cannot use the money, I will see that you are all traded.

Durocher would be suspended soon »

- jpraup@gmail.com (thefilmstage.com)

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Christopher Meloni Eyes 42

2 February 2012 | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

Christopher Meloni appears likely to join the cast of Legendary Pictures' Jackie Robinson biopic, 42 , Variety reports. Meloni, who stars in the upcoming Man of Steel and who will be appearing on the forthcoming fifth season of "True Blood," would play Brooklyn Dodger manager Leo Durocher. 42 is already set to star Chadwick Boseman as Robinson and Harrison Ford as Branch Rickey, the Major League Baseball executive who signed him. Brian Helgeland, who wrote La Confidential and Mystic River , will write and direct the project, which is expected to enter production soon. (Photo Credit: WENN.com) »

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Christopher Meloni Eyes 42

2 February 2012 12:37 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Law and Order: Special Victims Unit star Christopher Meloni is in negotiations to join Harrison Ford and Chadwick Boseman the baseball drama 42.

The actor will play Leo Durocher, the manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers. Harrison Ford will be playing Branch Rickey, with Chadwick Boseman playing Jackie Robinson. Brian Helgeland is writing and directing the project with Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni producing.

The actor spent more than ten years solving sex crimes with Law and Order: Special Victims Unit.

The project is still in development so stay tuned for more details. »

- MovieWeb

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Chris Meloni Plays Ball For Helgeland's "42"

1 February 2012 10:33 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Chris Meloni is set to play Leo Durocher in Brian Helgeland's Jackie Robinson biopic "42" at Legendary Pictures says Variety.

Chadwick Boseman is playing Robinson, and Harrison Ford is playing Branch Rickey, the general manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers who signed the second baseman, breaking baseball’s color line and changing the world.

Meloni plays Leo the Lip Durocher, who was the Dodgers manager and an avid supporter of Robinson who supported him through the racism he met from crowds and sometimes within his own dugout. »

- Garth Franklin

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Casting Call: Christopher Meloni in Talks for Jackie Robinson Drama 42; Ed Harris May Reunite with Michael Bay for Pain And Gain

1 February 2012 4:30 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

We’ve got a couple of casting stories to share with you today. First up, leaving Law & Order has turned Christopher Meloni into a very busy man. He stars in the upcoming season of True Blood, he landed a role in the new Superman pic Man of Steel, and now he’s set to star in the Jackie Robinson baseball drama 42. Variety reports that Meloni is in talks to play Leo Durocher, the manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers, in the film that chronicles how Brooklyn Dodgers general manager Branch Rickey and Robinson worked together to eradicate segregation in baseball in 1947. Harrison Ford is onboard as Rickey, and newcomer Chadwick Boseman will play Robinson in the film written and to be directed by Brian Helgeland (L.A. Confidential). Hit the jump for casting news concerning Michael Bay’s Pain and Gain. Additionally, Ed Harris may be reuniting with The Rock director »

- Adam Chitwood

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Chris Meloni To Play Leo Durocher In Jackie Robinson Film ‘42’

1 February 2012 2:54 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Breaking: Chris Meloni has been set to play Leo Durocher in 42, the Brian Helgeland-directed biopic for legendary Pictures about Jackie Robinson and the breaking of baseball’s color line. Chadwick Boseman is playing Robinson, and Harrison Ford is playing Branch Rickey, the Brooklyn Dodgers general manager who signed the second baseman and changed the world. Gersh-repped Meloni plays Leo the Lip Durocher, who was the Dodgers manager and who was an avid supporter of Robinson, and stuck up for him when he faced racism from crowds, and sometimes opposing even his own dugout. Legendary Pictures CEO Thomas Tull is producing and chief creative officer Jon Jashni exec producing along with former Disney chairman Dick Cook. They’ve got Robinson’s widow, Rachel, consulting. (Getty Images photo of Durocher and Robinson when he was with the minor league Montreal Royals) »

- MIKE FLEMING

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Christopher Meloni Joins Jackie Robinson Biopic 42

1 February 2012 9:13 AM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

The spotlight returned today to the oft-delayed movie 42, based on Brooklyn Dodgers great Jackie Robinson's entry into Major League Baseball and shattering the color barrier. Variety reported additional casting news with Christopher Meloni, recently wrapping his work on the upcoming Superman reboot Man of Steel, joining the baseball drama as Brooklyn Dodgers manager Leo Durocher. Earlier, Harrison Ford joined the biopic as Dodgers general manager Branch Rickey and TV actor Chadwick Boseman landed the lead role of Robinson on the Legendary Pictures production. Meloni, best known for his recurring role as Det. Elliot Stabler on the long-running NBC cop drama Law & Order: Special Victims Unit also signed on to the HBO genre series True Blood in a recurring role. »

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Christopher Meloni Joins Jackie Robinson Biopic 42

1 February 2012 9:13 AM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

The spotlight returned today to the oft-delayed movie 42, based on Brooklyn Dodgers great Jackie Robinson's entry into Major League Baseball and shattering the color barrier. Variety reported additional casting news with Christopher Meloni, recently wrapping his work on the upcoming Superman reboot Man of Steel, joining the baseball drama as Brooklyn Dodgers manager Leo Durocher. Earlier, Harrison Ford joined the biopic as Dodgers general manager Branch Rickey and TV actor Chadwick Boseman landed the lead role of Robinson on the Legendary Pictures production. Meloni, best known for his recurring role as Det. Elliot Stabler on the long-running NBC cop drama Law & Order: Special Victims Unit also signed on to the HBO genre series True Blood in a recurring role. »

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Christopher Meloni Joins Jackie Robinson Biopic 42

1 February 2012 9:13 AM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

The spotlight returned today to the oft-delayed movie 42, based on Brooklyn Dodgers great Jackie Robinson's entry into Major League Baseball and shattering the color barrier. Variety reported additional casting news with Christopher Meloni, recently wrapping his work on the upcoming Superman reboot Man of Steel, joining the baseball drama as Brooklyn Dodgers manager Leo Durocher. Earlier, Harrison Ford joined the biopic as Dodgers general manager Branch Rickey and TV actor Chadwick Boseman landed the lead role of Robinson on the Legendary Pictures production. Meloni, best known for his recurring role as Det. Elliot Stabler on the long-running NBC cop drama Law & Order: Special Victims Unit also signed on to the HBO genre series True Blood in a recurring role. »

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Episode Recap: Lie To Me - 2.02: "Truth or Consequences"

13 January 2012 7:14 PM, PST | PopStar | See recent PopStar news »

The scene opens with a frat party where one of the boys sleeps with a girl. Zoe (Jennifer Beals) wants Cal (Tim Roth) to find out whether her client, Cabe, (Chadwick Boseman) knowingly spent the night with Susan, (Allie Gonino) an underage girl, as he is being charged with statutory rape. Susan had fake ID and Zoe needs to show if Cabe knew she wasn't underage she can have the charges dropped or reduced. Cal is reluctant at first but he concedes only if he can share the info with the prosecution as well. When Zoe and Cal arrive at the jail, they find Cabe has been beaten. Cal asks if he likes to sleep with minors, whilst his parents and Ria (Monica Raymund) watch from the other room He thought she was older and high school girls usually crash frat parties. Cal believes him. Zoe tells Cal that Pollack »

- mhasan@corp.popstar.com (Mila Hasan)

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