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Aaron Eckhart in Rum Diary
Amber Heard gets to work with some mighty handsome men. Aaron Eckhart is in talks to join the cast of Rum Diary, the movie based on Hunter S. Thompson's novel, which already nabbed Johnny Depp and Amber Heard in main roles. In the story, "Eckhart is part of a love triangle that sees him vying with Depp for Heard's affection." Richard Jenkins is also joining the project as "the man who oversees the rundown newspaper" where Depp's character works.

Two more movie casting tidbits if you


John Krasinski Joins Meryl Streep, Steve Martin, Alec Baldwin in Nancy Meyers Rom-Com
I'm pretty much sold on this movie already, even if details are scarce about, you know, the plot. In another love triangle story, Meryl Streep plays a woman caught between two men — played by Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin. Veteran rom-com writer/director Nancy Meyers (Father of the Bride, Something's Gotta Give, The Holiday) is behind the untitled project, which just now got John Krasinski to sign on. Again, mum's the word on any plot or character details (I'm guessing Krasinski's character is someone's son), but this casting makes me more anxious than ever for the movie.

Cate Blanchett May Play Maid Marian!
This is 100 percent just a rumor so far, but still, it's out there and it's a pretty awesome idea: Cate Blanchett might take the part of Maid Marian in Ridley Scott's movie Nottingham, a role originally intended for Sienna Miller. Actor Mark Strong (set for the role of Sir Guy of Gisbourne in the project) recently commented, "I think Cate Blanchett is set to take the Maid Marian part." Then he added what we all know to be true: "She is a wonderful actress and it would make it a much classier film if she was in it."


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Nitachequita Nitachequita 8 years
Ditto to what Allyace says, Cate would be wonderful. My understanding is Russell is signed to play the Sheriff, not Robin (whom in a twist is the "bad" guy, I think). Also super excited about the cast for the Meyers rom/com. However, Meyers has typically wasted excellent casts in crappily written movies, so I'm not expecting much.
Allyace Allyace 8 years
Wow, talk about trading up for Nottingham. From Sienna to Cate! That would be amazing. But what I don't understand is that Russel Crowe is signed on to be Robin Hood and the Sheriff of Nottingham. Those are two totally different parts, right??
kafarine-tin-tin kafarine-tin-tin 8 years
Ditto that smartiez.
smartiez smartiez 8 years
John Krasinski! :LOVE:
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