Main Cast Returns For Last Two Harry Potter

BURBANK, CA, March 23, 2007 – Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson will reprise the roles they have made their own: teen wizards Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, respectively, in Warner Bros. Pictures’ Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the final two motion picture adaptations of J.K. Rowling’s best-selling book series. The announcement was ...
Mar
22
2007
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Emile Hirsch as Speed Racer?

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Emile Hirsch is in talks to star in Speed Racer, the live-action version of the anime cartoon being directed by Larry and Andy Wachowski.

Based on the classic 1960s series created by anime pioneer Tatsuo Yoshida that was retooled for North American audiences, Speed Racer follows the adventures of young race car driver Speed (Hirsch) in his quest for glory in his thundering g ...

Mar
21
2007
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Cate Blanchett Joins Indy's Next Crusade

The Hollywood Reporter lets out that Cate Blanchett has signed on to star in the fourth installment of the Indiana Jones adventures.

Harrison Ford already has boarded the project, which will be produced by Lucasfilm and directed by Steven Spielberg.

Trade says with David Koepp's screenplay shrouded in secrecy, it is unclear what character Blanchett will play. However, sources said the Oscar-winning ...

Mar
15
2007
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New Line Wins The War For Snake Plissken

The remake of the cult John Carpenter movie Escape From New York, with Gerard Butler attached to star as Snake Plissken, was up for grabs this week and had several studios fighting for the rights. New Line Cinema emerged as the victor.

Bidding was aggressive because Butler was coming off the whopping $70 million opening for 300, says The Hollywood Reporter.

The trade reports that Ken Nolan (Blac ...

Mar
15
2007
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Mark Becker "Romántico" Interview

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JPP sat down with Romántico director Mark Becker to discuss his documentary about Carmelo Muniz Sanchez, a Mexican musician who returns home to his family after three years of making ends meet on the streets of San Francisco.

Romántico premiered at the Sundance film festival in 2005, and has received numerous awards since then, including two Independent Spirit Awards nominations and a Special Jury Recognition at Silverdocs. It opens this Friday.

Jan
19
2007
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Guillermo Del Toro <i>Pan's Labyrinth</i> Interview

Prolific is certainly one of the many words you can use to describe Guillermo Del Toro.

When JustPressPlay met the Hellboy and Blade 2 director Thursday at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in San Francisco for a roundtable interview, the ecstatic filmmaker greeted us with the joy of someone who had just won an award. That's because he did. That very morning, the San Francisco Film Critics Circle b ...

Dec
15
2006
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