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Entertainment Round-Up
Industry News and Rumors:


01) Biggest news of the week: Disney has purchased LucasFilm and slated an untitled Star Wars: Episode 7 movie for 2015.

02) Saoirse Ronan will play the female lead in Wes Anderson’s next project The Grand Budapest Hotel. Anderson reveals that the movie will be set 85 years ago.

03) Jamie Foxx is in talks to play Electro in The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

04) Francis Lawrence, the director for Catching Fire, has signed on to direct the remaining Hunger Games movies.

05) Here’s a new clip and TV spot for The Silver Linings Playbook. Great movie, check it out.

06) Bryan Singer has signed onhttp://www.deadline.com/2012/10/brya...ture-past-fox/ to direct X-Men: Days of Future Past.

07) New pics from Django Unchained.

08) Frank Grillo will play the lead villain role, Crossbones, in Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

09) Sin City 2 has begun shooting.

10) A sequel for The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is in the works.

11) Michael Fassbender and Colin Firth will star in the literary drama Genius, about the relationship between author Thomas Wolfe and his editor Max Perkins.

12) New character posters for The Hobbit and Les Miserables.

13) Foxcatcher, a drama by Moneyball director Bennet Miller and starring Steve Carrell as a mentally ill killer, has been picked up for a fall 2013 release.

14) V/H/S 2 is in the works.

15) John Cusack will star in an adaptation of Stephen King’s Cell.

16) Christoph Waltz joins The Muppets sequel as a villainous Interpol inspector.

17) Teaser poster for The Wolverine.

18) New poster with the Wicked Witch for Oz: The Great and Powerful.

19) Tarantino says that Inglourious Basterds and Django Unchained could be the first two parts of a trilogy. Looks like a trilogy of Tarantino’s take on history.

20) Official poster for John Dies At The End.


01) FX renews Wilfred for a third season with new showrunners.

02) USA cancels Fairly Legal, Common Law, and Political Animals. As long as we still have Suits...

03) Community will return in February.

04) Mythbusters will test the science of several Breaking Bad scenes in an upcoming episode.

05) Disney is planning a Boy Meets World sequel, titled Girl Meets World, focused on Cory and Topanga’s preteen daughter.

06) Fringe will end with a two-hour finale on January 18.

Newest Trailers

01) Despicable Me 2 - http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/universal/despicableme2/
02) Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters 3D - http://www.ign.com/videos/2012/10/29/hansel-and-gretel-witch-hunters-red-band-trailer
03) John Dies At The End - http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/independent/johndiesattheend/
04) G.I. Joe Retaliation (international trailer #2) - http://www.slashfilm.com/g-i-joe-retaliation-international-trailer-2/
05) Quartet - http://www.slashfilm.com/quartet-trailer-mcgonagall-and-dumbledore-make-beautiful-music-in-dustin-hoffmans-directorial-debut/
06) Bullet to the Head - http://www.slashfilm.com/another-bullet-to-the-head-trailer-promises-middle-of-the-road-buddy-action/
07) Side Effects - http://www.slashfilm.com/side-effects-trailer-steven-soderberghs-last-pre-retirement-theatrical-film-features-an-overmedicated-rooney-mara/

Absolutepunk Entertainment Forum Links

Cloud Atlas

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Parks and Recreation
The League
South Park
The Walking Dead

sources: blogs.indiewire.com, deadline.com, nymag.com, hollywoodreporter.com, comingsoon.net, slashfilm.com, variety.com, deadline.com, avclub.com, collider.com, tvline.com, trailers.apple.com, moviephone.com,
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