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Summit mounting adaptation of Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game
Gavin Hood (X-Men Origins: Wolverine) is attached to direct the sci-fi tale about a young genius vs. aliens. (Variety)

Jeff Bridges “in final negotiations” to join Ryan Reynolds in R.I.P.D.
Sci-fi action comedy about a police force made up of ghosts who battle evil spirits. Based on the Dark Horse comic. Well, if he signs, I hope The Dude gets a billion dollars for this. (THR)

Kingsley joins Sacha Baron Coen’s The Dictator
According to the firewalled Variety piece, the “story follows a heroic dictator who risks his life to ensure that democracy never comes to the country he so lovingly oppressed.”

Another trailer for Transformers: Dark of the Moon
This one asks you to take the movie seriously. Which is funny. (Apple/YouTube)

Jeremy Renner turns producer, plans Steve McQueen bio
Writer/director James Gray (Two Lovers) is handling the screenplay while first timer Ivan Zacharias is set to direct. Renner naturally will play Steve. (THR)

Ron Howard attached to direct Amnesty
No details are known about the pitch from Max Landis (Chronicle) but Deadline says it’s Ludlum meets Tolkien. Wait. What? (Deadline)

Magnolia grabs Butch Cassidy flick Blackthorn
Sam Shepard stars as Butch. Mateo Gil (Open Your Eyes, The Sea Inside) directs. (THR)

Cannes Trailer: Hong Sang-soo’s The Day He Arrives
(The Playlist)

Romantic comedy The Beloved (Les Bien-aimes) to close Cannes
Catherine Deneuve, Ludivine Sagnier, Chiara Mastroiani, Milos Forman, Louis Garrel and others star. Christophe Honore directs. (Deadline)

Elizabeth Banks now official for Hunger Games
She’ll play Effie Trinket, whatever that means. (THR)

(above) Poster: Lars von Trier’s Melancholia
For more eye goodness, hit the film’s official website

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