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Movie News Wrap Up: May 19th, 2012

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This week:

Morgan Freeman kicks-back and joins Michael Douglas and Robert De Niro in Last Vegas; Amy Adams goes to Dark Places; John Cusack and Elijah Wood live in perfect harmony in Grand Piano; Alex Proyas walks like an Egyptian with Gods of Egypt and Anthony Mackie goes the distance with Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake in Runner, Runner.

1. Morgan Freeman is set to join Michael Douglas and Robert De Niro in Last Vegas.

Morgan Freeman joins Last Vegas

The Jon Turteltaub directed film follows four ageing gents as they hit Las(t) Vegas for one final hurrah. It’s believed that Christopher Walken will be the final member of the gang in what is being described as a “Hangover-style comedy.”

Forget The Hangover 3, this is what I’m looking forward to!

Source: Slash Film

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2. Amy Adams is in negotiations to ...

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Bill Murray Plays FDR in the ‘Hyde Park on Hudson’ Trailer

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You can always tell it’s Oscar season when films featuring big-name actors and actresses portraying famous historical figures start rolling into theaters (recent examples include The King’s Speech, My Week with Marilyn, etc.). Focus Features has gone ahead and released a trailer for one such production on the horizon, titled Hyde Park on Hudson.

The Hyde Park on Hudson cast is headed by Bill Murray as Franklin D. Roosevelt – who is joined by his Rushmore costar, Olivia Williams, as the First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, Samuel West (Howard’s End) as King George VI, and Olivia Colman (Tyrannosaur) as Queen Elizabeth. However, similar to My Week with Marilyn, the film unfolds from the perspective of a more obscure name: Daisy (Laura Linney), FDR’s distant cousin, who also becomes a good friend and confidante to the famous U.S. president – not ...

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Dan Harmon Fired as ‘Community’ Season 4 Showrunner; Issues Public Response

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The past three months have been a roller coaster ride for fans of NBC’s cult comedy series, Community. First, the show finally returned to the television airwaves after an extended hiatus. Thereafter, it managed to snag a shortened fourth season, even after the series’ producers made preparations for season three to be its last.

However, reports are in that NBC has elected to not bring back creator Dan Harmon as showrunner on the fourth (and final?) season of Community, opting to instead have him serve as a “consulting producer.” According to Harmon, that claim exaggerates how much actual input he’ll have on the show from here-on out.

In the report from THR, NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt is quoted as having previously said he expects “Dan’s voice” to continue being a part of ...

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‘The Avengers’ Blu-Ray & DVD Release Date; Box Art Revealed

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Considering that tasty shawarma is still making its way through your digestive system, and the high of Marvel’s The Avengers still fresh on your mind, you might be asking yourself two questions: One – Why did I take a chance on the shawarma? And two – How long do I have to wait in order to get my hands on a copy of The Avengers blu-ray and/or DVD?

While we can’t answer the first question for you, we have huge news and fresh details regarding your second inquiry.

According to a Blu-Ray.com forum post (unofficially, of course), Joss Whedon’s The Avengers will hit stores as early as September 25th of this year.

Just when you thought you’d be overwhelmed with the return of your favorite Fall television shows, now you’ll have to find a few days to devote to checking out some, or all, of the awesome features The Avengers 4-disc 3D Blu-ray combo ...

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Casting News: Lewis, Marsan, Moore

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Driven
Damian Lewis, Jessica Brown-Findlay, Peter Capaldi and Iwan Rheon will star in "Vera" actor turned filmmaker David Leon’s debut feature - the crime thriller "Driven" at Zeitgeist Films.

Shooting kicks off in Newcastle and Northumberland in early 2013 and is based on Leon’s own childhood experiences growing up in the area in the late ’80s and early ’90s. [Source: Screen Daily]

Still Life
Eddie Marsan and Joanne Froggatt will star in Uberto Pasolini's "Still Life" which begins shooting tomorrow in London and Southeast England.

Marsan plays council worker on his final case of notifying the next of kin for someone who died alone. The story is described as a "poignant, quixotic tale of life, love and the afterlife". [Source: Screen Daily]

Very Good Girls
Demi Moore will play the mother of one of the characters in Naomi Foner’s "Very Good Girls" which begins shooting in New York next month for Herrick Entertainment and Groundswell Productions.

Dakota Fanning and Elizabeth Olsen play best friends determined to lose their virginity as a rite of passage into the adult world, but when they fall in love with the same boy, the relationship is tested. [Source: Deadline]

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