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While Christopher Nolan is a master of keeping his plots secret, it has been revealed that he's currently in the process of casting two female roles in The Dark Knight Rises: one being Bruce Wayne's love interest and the other villain. The candidates are: Rachel Weisz, Naomi Watts, Blake Lively, Natalie Portman, Anne Hathaway and Keira Knightley.

Tom Hardy (Inception) was also recently cast in an unknown role, but speculation is that he'll be playing a villain. Nolan has ruled out using The Riddler and Mr. Freeze.

The Dark Knight Rises is set to hit theaters on July 20, 2012, and it will be one of few blockbusters coming out that year to not be in 3D.

Warner Bros. is obviously foaming at the mouth for the latest installment considering that The Dark Knight made more than $1 billion worldwide during its lengthy theatrical run.

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delaurentiisnews.pngLegendary producer Dino De Laurentiis passed away at his Beverly Hills home at 10 pm PT Wednesday night. He was 91.

De Laurentiis' career spanned almost 70 years, and he worked with such great directors as Federico Fellini, Roberto Rossellini, Michael Mann and Ridley Scott. He won best Foreign Film Oscars for Fellini's La Strada (1956) and Nights of Cabria (1957), and he also received the Irving G. Thalberg award in 2001.

The films he produced in America include Manhunter, Red Dragon, U571 and Blue Velvet.

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Kansas City, Mo. -- AMC Theatres, a leading theatrical exhibition and entertainment company, announces today movie fans nationwide will have the opportunity to enjoy the two previous Harry Potter movies - HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX and HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF BLOOD PRINCE - in approximately 140 AMC theatres before the midnight release of HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS: PART 1.

The "Harry Potter Adventure" includes the two previous Harry Potter movies, plus the new installment in the wildly popular series and a collectible lanyard for one low price of $20, exclusively at AMC Theatres. For more information, please visit http://www.amctheatres.com/Movies/Harry_Potter_Adventure/

Additionally, AMC Theatres is also giving fans the chance to vote for their favorite character from a list of 10 at the following link: http://movies.eventful.com/competitions/harrypotter2010

HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS: PART 1 is the seventh and final two-part adventure in the Harry Potter series. In part one, Voldemort's power is growing stronger and he now controls the Ministry of Magic and Hogwarts. Harry, Ron and Hermione decide to finish Dumbledore's work and find the rest of the Horcruxes to defeat the Dark Lord. But little hope remains for the Trio, and the rest of the Wizarding World, so everything they do must go as planned.

 

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Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Frances McDormand and Tilda Swinton are all reportedly circling roles in the latest project from idiosyncratic auteur Wes Anderson called Moon Rise Kingdom. The project will go in front of cameras by late next spring.

The film, which is set in 1960s New England, follows two young adults who fall in love and run away. Various residents of their town then decide to search for them.

Anderson has never been a major presence at the box office, but his prestige attracts A-list talent.

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