Source: Deadline London

Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren are set to return for a fourth installment of the Universal Soldier franchise, and it will reportedly be in 3D.

Lundgren is still a consistent straight-to-DVD draw, but his supporting turn in The Expendables this August should help him return to the world of theatrical releases. As for Van Damme, if he plays his cards right a comeback could happen for him as well. The actor recently poked fun at his image in the well-received flick JCVD.

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Source: Just Jared

Jamie Foxx has also reportedly been cast in Horrible Bosses.

Source: Deadline New York

Universal has now set up Wanderlust as a starring vehicle for Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd. The comedy will focus on a New York couple that joins a commune.

Source: THR

Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman and Charlie Day (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia) are all in negotiations to join director Seth Gordon's Horrible Bosses. The project is being housed at New Line.

This announcement comes a day after it was reported that Colin Farrell is also in talks to board the flick.

Aniston and Bateman will be seen opposite each other in The Switch, which is set to hit theaters in August. As for Day, he's starting to build a slate of film projects thanks to stealing scenes on Always Sunny. The livewire comedic actor stars alongside Drew Barrymore and Justin Long in Going the Distance, which is also due in August.

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Source: Variety

Kirsten Dunst has now joined the cast of the highly-anticipated adaptation.

Source: USA Today

Kristen Stewart is putting in quite an effort to ensure that she will not just be seen as Bella from The Twilight Saga for the rest of her career. The talented young actress revealed that she is attached to play the role of Marylou in an adaptation of Jack Kerouac's classic novel, On the Road. Garrett Hedland (TRON Legacy) and Sam Riley (Control) are also set to star for director Walter Salles (The Motorcycle Diaries).

Stewart will next be seen in The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, which hits theaters on June 30. BoxOffice.com is currently predicting that the film will rake in $340 million domestically.

 

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Source: Variety

Brad Pitt and Darren Aronofsky have found a home for John Vaillant's upcoming nonfiction work The Tiger at Focus. The story follows a man who confronts a threatening tiger on the Siberian plain. Guillermo Arriaga is on board to serve as screenwriter. Pitt may end up starring.

Pitt has The Tree of Life for director Terrence Malick in the can, which is set to open later this year. Considering that Tree also stars Sean Penn, there is already a healthy dose of Oscar buzz surrounding it.

Aronofsky's ballet drama (yes, ballet drama) Black Swan will also hit theaters this year. Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis and Winona Ryder star.

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SANTA MONICA, CA - Lionsgate and Exclusive Media Group's Newmarket Films have announced that they have entered into a home entertainment distribution deal including DVD, Blu-ray, digital delivery, TV and Video On Demand (VOD). Under the terms of the arrangement, Lionsgate will become the exclusive Home Entertainment distributor for all Newmarket Films theatrical releases in the United States in addition to a large majority of Newmarket's extensive library of high profile releases including Christopher Nolan's groundbreaking psychological thriller, Memento.

The first Home Entertainment release under the deal will be the recently released Jon Amiel's Creation, about the life of Charles Darwin, starring Paul Bettany and Jennifer Connelly, which will be released on DVD, VOD and available for digital download on June 29th. The deal also includes the upcoming Newmarket theatrical releases Alejandro Amenábar's Agora (May 28) , starring Rachel Weisz and Sundance favorite Hesher (Fall), starring Joseph Gordon Levitt and Natalie Portman. The announcement was made by Steve Beeks, Lionsgate President and Co-Chief Operating Officer Lionsgate and Chris Ball, Co-Chairman Exclusive and President of Newmarket Films.

Newmarket Films, founded in 1994 by Chris Ball and William Tyrer, was recently purchased by Exclusive Media Group where Ball is now Co-Chairman as well as President of Newmarket. The company is actively looking for new films and aims to theatrically release 6-8 director-driven titles per year. Lionsgate is the industry leader in box office-to-home entertainment revenue conversion rate, over-converting industry packaged norm by 20% and VOD norm by 18%. Recent theatrical titles Precious and Brothers exceeded industry averages both on DVD and VOD, and were Lionsgate's #1 and #2 best VOD debuts to date.

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