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Casting Net: Sandra Bullock eyes the Tupperware story; Plus Eddie Redmayne, more

29 April 2014 5:24 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent - Inside Movies news »

Sandra Bullock is circling the role of Brownie Wise in an untitled pic about the rise of Tupperware. Wise was the saleswoman who helped the airtight containers succeed in the ’50s thanks to her innovative “party plan” marketing scheme. The Help’s Tate Taylor is attached to direct the movie, which will be based on Bob Kealing’s non-fiction book Tupperware Unsealed. [THR]

Eddie Redmayne is set to re-team with his Les Misérables director Tom Hooper for The Danish Girl, about the painter Einar Wegener — the first man to have a sex-change operation. The script, penned by Lucinda Coxon, will be »

- Lindsey Bahr

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Casting: Pattinson, Garcia, Zea, Rudolph

29 April 2014 9:26 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Mission: Blacklist

Robert Pattinson has dropped out of Jesper Ganslandt's hunt for Saddam Hussein indie thriller "Mission: Blacklist" due to scheduling issues. Production aims to begin this Fall.

Pattinson was attached to play military interrogator Eric Maddox, who spearheaded Hussein's capture. The role will now be recast. [Source: The Wrap]

Max Steel

Andy Garcia has joined the cast of the live-action film adaptation of Mattel's superhero property "Max Steel" at Dolphin Films. Garcia will play the brilliant and mysterious scientist Dr. Miles Edwards. Filming begins today in Wilmington.

Stewart Hendler directs the origins story which chronicles the adventures of 16-year-old Max McGrath (Ben Winchell) and alien companion Steel, who must harness and combine their tremendous new powers to evolve into the superhero Max Steel. [Source: Heat Vision]

Grey Lady

Natalie Zea ("The Following," "Justified") has scored a lead role in the indie feature "Grey Lady". Zea plays Melissa, a vulnerable aspiring artist whois targeted by »

- Garth Franklin

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Robert Pattinson drops out of Saddam Hussein drama Mission: Blacklist

28 April 2014 7:26 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Robert Pattinson has dropped out of the upcoming Saddam Hussein thriller Mission: Blacklist.

The Twilight actor was attached to star as military interrogator Eric Maddox in the drama, chronicling the hunt for former Iraq leader Saddam Hussein.

According to The Wrap, Pattinson has dropped out of the project due to scheduling conflicts.

His role will reportedly be recast in the time for principal photography, set to begin in autumn.

Pattinson recently wrapped up filming on the Anton Corbijn-directed James Dean biopic Life with actor Dane DeHaan.

He will next be seen in The Rover and Maps to the Stars.

Watch the trailer for The Rover below: »

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Saddam Capture Thriller to Look for New Lead After Busy Pattinson Leaves Project

28 April 2014 7:21 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Robert Pattinson out of ‘Mission: Blacklist’ movie (photo: Dane DeHaan and Robert Pattinson in ‘Life’) Robert Pattinson and Mission: Blacklist have parted ways. Pattinson, whose name had been attached to the project for two years — since Cannes 2012 — has reportedly dropped out due to scheduling issues. Now, what could those issues be? Well, Robert Pattinson, best known (at least for the time being) as the vampire Edward Cullen in the immensely popular Twilight movie franchise, has no less than two movies opening at Cannes 2014: David Michôd’s thriller The Rover, co-starring Guy Pearce, which will be shown as one of Cannes’ Midnight Screenings, and David Cronenberg’s Maps to the Stars, also featuring Julianne Moore, John Cusack, Mia Wasikowska, and Carrie Fisher, and which is in the running for the Palme d’Or. There’s more: Robert Pattinson has recently completed work on Anton Corbijn’s Life, with Pattinson as photographer Dennis Stock, »

- Zac Gille

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Robert Pattinson Will Not Partake In Mission: Blacklist

28 April 2014 7:14 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Actors like Robert Pattinson are sometimes the most interesting ones to watch as they go about crafting their career in Hollywood. Completely written-off as a legitimate talent due to his work on the Twilight series, the British thesp is now making most critics bite their tongues. With an impressive turn in Cosmopolis not too long ago, and lead roles in two very exciting upcoming films (David Cronenberg’s Maps to the Stars and David Michod’s The Rover), the actor is starting to turn heads again.

Add to that a whole slate of in-development projects (Lost City of Z, Life, Queen of the Desert) that will solidify his status as a leading man even further, and Robert Pattinson is quickly becoming one of Hollywood’s most exciting young talents (I never thought I would write that sentence).

Unfortunately, being so busy means that the actor doesn’t have time to »

- Matt Joseph

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Sandra Bullock Circles Tate Taylor’s Tupperware Title; Maya Rudolph Joins the Voice Cast of Disney’s Big Hero 6; Robert Pattinson Exits Mission: Blacklist

28 April 2014 6:52 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Here's today's latest casting news: Sandra Bullock is circling the lead in Tate Taylor's untitled Tupperware picture as sales executive Brownie Wise. Maya Rudolph has been revealed as a member of the voice cast of Disney's Big Hero 6.  T.J. Miller and Jamie Chung also star. Robert Pattinson has departed Mission: Blacklist, an indie thriller centering on the hunt for Saddam Hussein. Hit the jump for more on each project. First up from THR is news that Bullock is circling the role of Wise in Taylor's untitled Tupperware tale.  The picture, also scripted by Taylor, tracks the rise of the Tupperware brand when Wise came up with the idea of hosting Tupperware parties in the 1950s.  The events caught on and spread across the country, making Wise (and her products) rather famous, and landing her on the cover of Business Week in 1954, making her the first woman to achieve that feat. »

- Dave Trumbore

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Robert Pattinson Drops Out of 'Mission: Blacklist'

28 April 2014 4:14 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Back in May 2012 we got a sales poster for the adaptation of Eric Maddox's book "Capturing Saddam: The Hunt for Saddam Hussein--As Told by the Unlikely Interrogator Who Spearheaded the Mission", which was to be simply titled Mission: Blacklist with Robert Pattinson set to star. Since then we haven't heard much about the project, which was to be directed by Jean-Stephane Sauvaire. That is, until today, and it's not a good sign. According to The Wrap, Pattinson has dropped off the project, which would have seen him playing the role of interrogator Eric Maddox on a mission to trap the world's most wanted man, Saddam Hussein. Oh, yeah, it's based on a true story, Maddox isn't an ego maniac that uses his own name for characters in his books. Sauvaire is still attached to direct with a screenplay by Erik Jendressen, Dylan Kussman and Trace Sheehan. Pattinson simply won't be involved, »

- Brad Brevet

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Robert Pattinson Drops Out Of Saddam Hussein Thriller 'Mission: Blacklist'

28 April 2014 3:23 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Robert Pattinson is having a hell of a year. The former “Twilight” star has two films appearing at Cannes 2014 – David Cronenberg’s “Maps To The Stars” and David Michod’s “The Rover.” His already-completed bucket list achievement includes working with Werner Herzog (“Queen of The Desert”), Anton Corbijn (“Life”) and his to-do list includes acting for auteurs like James Gray (“Lost City Of Z”), James Marsh ("Hold on to Me") and director/actor Brady Corbet (“The Childhood of a Leader”). But a busy plate often means something has to go by the wayside. So the Wrap is reporting that Pattinson has dropped out of the Saddam Hussein thriller “Mission: Blacklist.” A psychological thriller, the movie is a true story of military interrogator Eric Maddox on the hunt for the Iraqi leader, and the events that led him to uncover the wanted man in a spiderhole in Tikrit. "Band Of Brothers »

- Edward Davis

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Robert Pattinson Exits Saddam Hussein Thriller ‘Mission: Blacklist’ (Exclusive)

28 April 2014 3:06 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Robert Pattinson has exited “Mission: Blacklist,” an indie thriller about the hunt for Saddam Hussein, due to scheduling issues, TheWrap has learned. First announced in May 2012, Pattinson was attached to play military interrogator Eric Maddox, who spearheaded Hussein's capture. With two films premiering at Cannes, Pattinson is coming off a very active period. He just wrapped Anton Corbijn's “Life” with Dane DeHaan and did not have sufficient time to prepare for his demanding role in “Mission: Blacklist,” an individual familiar with the situation told TheWrap. The role of Maddox will now be recast, and the filmmakers hope to start production this. »

- Jeff Sneider

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Tracking Shot: Craig Zobel, Justin Kurzel & Nanni Moretti Shooting in January

1 January 2014 9:00 AM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

We wake from our December holiday production break slumber for a production month of January that has some notable American indie productions, foreign films projects worth signaling out. Tracking Shot is sponsored by Production Weekly. German auteur Wim Wenders returns to Montreal for the winter portion of filming on Everything is Fine – the 3D drama stars James Franco, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Rachel McAdams and Marie-Josee Croze. After distinctly break-out indie offerings in Great World of Sound and Compliance, Craig Zobel is packing his bags for New Zealand. Adapted from the classic novel, Z for Zachariah sees Chris Pine, Amanda Seyfried and Chewitel Ejiofor jousting a little during the end of the world. A neighboring production can be found in Australia, David Mamet (his last theatrical release was 08′s Redbelt) is set to unload Blackbird – this is about a grieving granddaughter of a famous special effects artist in Hollywood discovers secrets (plot »

- Eric Lavallee

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