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Veronica Santiago and Neil Estep review Hairspray, Chuck & Larry, and Premonition in this episode of FilmCrunch.
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Shia LaBeoufShia Labeouf will not attend the Nymphomaniac premiere in New York.

The troubled actor reportedly has a "scheduling conflict" that will see him absent from the screening of the erotic film at Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) next Thursday, the New York Post newspaper's Page Six column reports.

Though he is blaming a scheduling conflict, the 27-year-old actor has been vocal about a desire to "retire" from the public eye after he was accused of plagiarizing author Daniel Clowes' graphic novellas, Justin M. Damiano, for his short film HowardCantour.com.

Taking to Twitter earlier this year, he wrote, "In light of the recent attacks against my artistic integrity, I am retiring from all public life."

Shia made headlines in February when he stormed out of a Nymphomaniac press conference in Berlin after quoting French former soccer player Eric Cantona before arriving on the red carpet for the film's German premiere wearing a paper bag on his head that said, "I am not famous anymore."

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Scarlett Johansson and Romain DauriacScarlett Johansson's pregnancy could delay filming for The Avengers: Age of Ultron.

The 29-year-old actress is reportedly due to welcome her first child into the world with her fiance Romain Dauriac, 31, in August, but shooting for her upcoming movie, which kicks off on April 5, may need to be re-scheduled to fit around her growing baby bump.

The blonde beauty plays Natasha Romanoff in the superhero film, which sees her squeeze into a figure-hugging catsuit and bosses are reportedly keen to shoot her scenes as soon as possible. "Shooting for the superhero sequel will need a bit of rearranging. They're going to fast-track her scenes," a source said.

Meanwhile, Scarlett and Romain's baby news comes just six months after the French creative agency boss popped the question with a vintage Art Deco ring last year. However, the Captain America: The Winter Soldier star has previously said she and Romain don't want to "rush" tying the knot as "being engaged is an exciting time to enjoy and to really savor."


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Kim Kardashian and Kanye WestKanye West is writing a movie role for Kim Kardashian.

The "Bound 2" hitmaker - who has eight-month-old daughter North with the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star - is teaming up with author Bret Easton Ellis for a film based on his Yeezus album and insiders say his fiancee will "definitely" be part of the cast.

"It's going to be based on the Yeezus album. That's pretty much a narrative of Kanye's life. Kanye will not appear in the movie. Kim is definitely going to be in it. The screenplay already features her character," a source said.

However, it has not yet been decided how big a role Kim will play in the movie. "They're still working on the script, so it's unclear at this point if Kim will be a major star of the movie or making a smaller cameo but her role in the movie will be pivotal. Her role is going to be very dramatic. Far from the bubbly happy persona that she's always played," the source added.

Kanye plans to direct the movie - which will be dedicated to his late mother - and "wants to be heavily involved in all aspects of production."


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Jamie Hince and Kate MossKate Moss wants to be a screen writer and director.

The 40-year-old model is keen ditch her 20-year career in fashion and is determined to produce her own thriller after becoming hooked on dark and gripping movies with her husband Jamie Hince, 45.

"Kate and Jamie regularly watch deep psychological films with amazing photography and subtitles," a source said.

The blonde beauty has been looking into scriptwriting lessons and has been speaking with her contacts in America in a bid to break Hollywood with her new ambition. "She has been looking into scriptwriting and hopes to attend special lessons in directing and producing. She has also been speaking to a few Hollywood contacts. Kate very much wants to take things to the next level in Los Angeles and London," the source explained.

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Zac EfronZac Efron is in talks to appear in Star Wars: Episode VII.

The That Awkward Moment actor has met with movie bosses about a role in the new episode of the sci-fi franchise, which has recently been acquired by Disney. When asked if he'd take a part in the movie, he told MTV, "Yeah, I just went and met with them. So I don't know. It would be cool. I love [the Star Wars movies], but... who knows?"

Star Wars: Episode VII will be directed by J.J. Abrams and actors linked to roles include Michael Fassbender, Michael B. Jordan (Efron's That Awkward Moment co-star), Saoirse Ronan, Jesse Plemons, Adam Driver and Hugo Weaving.

It has also been rumored many of the actors from the original trilogy - shot in the 70s and 80s - such as Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels and Kenny Baker could reprise their roles.

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Nicole Kidman on set of 'Grace of Monaco'Grace of Monaco will open this year's Cannes Film Festival.

Olivier Dahan's biopic, which stars Nicole Kidman as the iconic Hollywood actress-turned-princess, is set to make its grand debut on May 14 during the prestigious film festival in the south of France, although it will appear out of the competition.

The Hollywood Reporter confirmed the news amidst rumors the movie might never see the big screen after it was pulled from the official US release schedule on Thursday. The film's original November release was delayed because it was said not to be ready for viewing, and it was then pushed back to March 14.

Dahan previously admitted he disagreed with Harvey Weinstein over the film's final edit, which was thought to be the reason behind the delay. "What's complicated at the moment is ensuring that you, the critics, can review my version of the film and not that of somebody else. It's not over yet. I haven't given up," he said.

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Margot Robbie+ Jesse Plemons - famous for both his role as Breaking Bad's Todd and looking a lot like a younger Philip Seymour Hoffman - is apparently being called back for Star Wars: Episode VII auditions, although Disney/Lucasfilm is keeping mum about it.

+ No one has been cast yet and it's due to begin production this summer, but because it's a Quentin Tarantino project, you can guarantee that it will be full of awesomesauce. Especially considering the name of the film is officially The Hateful Eight (for those who don't know, it's a reference to the famous 1960 western The Magnificient Seven).

+ Marvel has released details on its upcoming Ultimates project, which will apparently not feature one single white guy (yay!) - both leading male superheroes will be of a non-white background. Also more yayness: the All-New Ultimates will see FOUR female superheroes on the team.

+ Despite the meteoric success she's had starring in the Martin Scorsese black comedy The Wolf of Wall Street, Australian actress Margot Robbie says that she wants to be cast in a Quentin Tarantino film next.

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Meagan Good Whitney Houston

Although a Whitney Houston biopic may not be in the works for awhile, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues star Meagan Good is throwing her hat into the ring of actresses who could possibly fill the iconic Houston's role.

When asked recently if she would like to portray Houston in a film version of her life, Good answered, "Absolutely," and said that it would be "a blessing," but also admitted, "I don't know if the story is happening." The 32-year-old - who is not particularly known for her own vocals - also added, "Yeah because it's not about singing like her. You'd have to use her voice, you'd have to use her essence."

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Jonah Hill and Brad PittHow could the sequel to 21 Jump Street top its predecessor's Johnny Depp cameo? Simple: cast Brad Pitt!

The 12 Years a Slave producer and star is joining forces (for a little screen time, anyway) with his Moneyball co-star Jonah Hill in the upcoming sequel to the 2012 film adaptation of the 80's television series. Though Pitt is known for dramas and thrillers, funnyman Hill was able to coax the 50-year-old star into appearing in 22 Jump Street.

Pitt's cameo sees him as a lowly librarian when Hill and co-star Channing Tatum come across him as he puts on a poor acting performance. "The scene is very funny and the guys had a great time doing it. Brad was a great sport and the producers were thrilled that he took part," an insider said. While the proverbial beans seem to have been spilled with Pitt's cameo (unlike Depp's, which was suspected but never confirmed prior to release of the first film), the Oscar-nominated actor is sure to still deliver the laughs.

22 Jump Street hits theaters on June 13, 2014.

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Paul Rudd Ant Man

Paul Rudd has worn many hats and faces in his comedic film career, but now sources in Hollywood are saying that he'll soon be adding superhero to his resume.

Set to be helmed by Scott Pilgrim vs. the World director Edgar Wright, the Ant Man film is planned to be released after the sequel to The Avengers, in which Ant Man (real name Henry "Hank" Pym) is rumored to appear. Rudd is said to be in final talks of negotiations after having faced competition from The Dark Knight Rises star Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

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