With Will Smith unwilling to take on the project, Quentin Tarantino has chosen Jamie Foxx to play the title character in his spaghetti Western, DJANGO UNCHAINED, reports Deadline.com.
Lionsgate has put out an offer to Emma Stone to star in its adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith's PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES, reports Variety.
Universal is in talks with Ray Winstone to play the seventh dwarf in SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN, reports Heat Vision.
Tom Wilkinson (MICHAEL CLAYTON) is in discussions to board LONE RANGER from Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer, reports Variety.
Guillermo del Toro has selected Idris Elba (THOR) to play the lead character in PACIFIC RIM, reports Deadline.com.
Universal has picked three more actors to round out the dwarves in SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN, reports Heat Vision.
Jason Patric (THE LOSERS) has been picked as the male lead in FX's pilot POWERS, based on Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming's graphic novel, reports Deadline.com.
Universal has hired Ian McShane (PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES) to play one of seven dwarves in SNOW WHITE AND HUNTSMAN, reports Heat Vision.
FX has chosen Lucy Punch (BAD TEACHER) as the female lead in its pilot POWERS, based on Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming's graphic novel, reports Deadline.com.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 178 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures.
Peter Jackson posted on Facebook that Evangeline Lilly (TV's LOST) and Barry Humphries (Dame Edna) have joined the cast of THE HOBBIT.
Charlie Day (HORRIBLE BOSSES) is in negotiations to board Guillermo del Toro's PACIFIC RIM, reports Variety.
Russell Crowe is in talks to take the role of Superman's father Jor-El in MAN OF STEEL, reports Variety.
Matthew Fox, Ed Harris and Julia Levy-Boeken are circling Marc Forster's WORLD WAR Z, reports Deadline.com.
The Hollywood Reporter writes that Playtone's Tom Hanks is talking with his FORREST GUMP director Robert Zemeckis about turning the Mattel toyline MAJOR MATT MASON into a feature film.
French actress Elodie Yung (DISTRICT 13: ULTIMATUM) is in discussions to join G.I. JOE: COBRA STRIKES, reports Heat Vision.
Diego Luna, best known for roles in Y TU MAMA TAMBIEN and Steven Spielberg's THE TERMINAL, is in discussions to board Sony and MRC's ELYSIUM, reports Variety.
Anthony Mackie (THE HURT LOCKER) has joined the cast of Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow's GANGSTER SQUAD, reports Variety.
Ed Hooks (Acting for Animators) discusses the willing suspension of disbelief in theatrical transactions.
With both Colin Firth and James Franco passing, Matthew Goode (WATCHMAN) is now in negotiations to star in Chan-wook Park’s STOKER, reports Variety.