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Moretz for 'Carrie,' PTA's 'Master' in October, 'Avengers' Behind-the-Scenes and 'Dark Knight Rises' Casting

And Kenneth Branagh is set to helm the next Jack Ryan feature

In advance of the Sunday premiere of the official trailer for Total Recall, Sony has revealed the above motion poster promoting the film. If you missed the 30-second teaser yesterday you can view it here.

Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master has officially received an October 12, 2012 release date, which means it's likely the film will premiere at either the Toronto of Venice Film Festival before its theatrical roll-out. The original story features Philip Seymour Hoffman as a man who returns after witnessing the horrors of WWII and tries to rediscover who he is in post-war America. He creates a belief system, something that catches on with other lost souls. The cast also includes Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Laura Dern, Lena Endre, Jesse Plemons, David Warshofsky, Rami Malek and Joshua Close. [source]

**POTENTIAL SPOILER** Coming Soon has looked at the production notes for Wrath of the Titans and noticed Liam Neeson was confirmed as reprising his role as Ra's al Ghul in The Dark Knight Rises. The notes specifically say: "Neeson next appears in Peter Berg's actioner Battleship, and he also will be seen in Christopher Nolan's much-anticipated action thriller The Dark Knight Rises." This bit of casting was previously rumored back in June 2011. [source]

Pixar scouts the Scottish Highlands for BraveThe Disney/Pixar Twitter account posted the photo to the right of the Pixar team scouting the Scottish Highlands for inspiration for the upcoming Pixar feature Brave, which hits theaters on June 22. [source]

Vinessa Shaw (Eyes Wide Shut) will join Rooney Mara, Jude Law, Channing Tatum and Catherine Zeta-Jones in Steven Soderbergh's erotic thriller Bitter Pill centering on a troubled and depressed woman (Mara) who is taking serious amounts of prescription drugs to deal with the anxiety surrounding the pending release of her husband (Tatum) from prison. [source]

I previously wrote about how 15-year-old Chloe Moretz (Kick-Ass) and 24-year-old Haley Bennett (Lawless) were the top contenders for the title role in Kimberly Peirce's (Boys Don't Cry) remake of Stephen King's Carrie and yesterday, via Twitter, Moretz herself confirmed she'd landed the role posting:

"Never been so happy in my life! Thank you Kim Pierce and thank u MGM for the chance of a lifetime i will never forget!"

Moretz will play Carrie White, a shy high-school girl, uses her newly discovered telekinetic powers to exact revenge on those who tease her. Jodie Foster and Julianne Moore are rumored to be among the contenders to play her psycho mother. [source]

Emma Watson is set to reteam with her Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 helmer David Yates in Your Voice in My Head and now it's being reported she'll star alongside Stanley Tucci in the film, which is ever so close to receiving a greenlight from Warner Bros. with filming expected to take place this summer.

Based on the memoirs by screenwriter Emma Forrest, Your Voice in My Head revolves around a young girl (Watson) who, after the demise of her relationship with a nationally respected journalist, attempts suicide before being saved by a terminally ill psychiatrist (Tucci). [source]

With Chris Pine still attached in the lead role, the continuation of Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan character on the big screen -- in the footsteps of Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford and Ben Affleck -- took a big step forward yesterday when Kenneth Branagh singed on to direct following the departure of former helmer, Jack Bender. There's still no word on when the project may in fact move forward. [source]

Tribeca Film Festival announced The Avengers will close this year’s Festival on April 28. The film hits theaters on May 4. In the meantime, here are six behind-the-scenes images from the film (click on them to browse the gallery) as well as a snippet from the new Soundgarden single "Live to Rise" from the Avengers soundtrack, which will be available on iTunes May 1st.

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  • Snicket

    If MGM had given me a "role of a lifetime" I would at least use proper grammar in my tweet to thank them.

  • Scott

    MGM still exists? Next, Tri-Star and Orion will announce movies in development.

  • Ben

    Chance of a limetime? A lead role in a sure-to-be-awful remake doesn't sound that good to be honest.

  • darnoc

    just to say the uk gets Marvel Avengers Assemble on 27th April :)

  • Kimberlesk

    Do we really need another remake of the Classic Horror Film that is "Carrie" -- I think not. Although, Moritz in the title role is intriguing.