End of the Week Recap: Kurt Russell and Matt Dillon as Thieving Brothers, First Look at Jeremy Renner in 'Bourne Legacy' and the Stunning Angelina Jolie Look-a-like

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Kurt Russell and Matt Dillion will play brothers trying to pull off one last art theft in the heist comedy The Black Marks. Production begins this month with Jay Baruchel included in the cast.
 
Owen Wilson, Kristen Wiig and Christopher Walken are said to be "circling" a project  that has Paul Rudd already attached and Academy Award-winning director Errol Morris attached to direct. Titled Freezing People Is Easy, the story is set in the 1960s and based on a true story.
 
A mentally/dentally challenged man in Chicago was arrested for sitting in the front row of a recent screening of Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked, naked. The man said that he was promised sex and drugs by a woman who asked him to sit in the front row, naked.
 
Taylor Swift and Amanda Seyfried have been offered roles in The King's Speech director Tom Hooper's adaptation of Les Miserables. Swift was offered the role of Eponine while Seyfried, who starred in 2008's ABBA-themed musical Mamma Mia!, was offered the role of Cosette. The cast already includes Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter and Sacha Baron Cohen.
 
Much to no one's surprise, Paramount is moving forward with production on Paranormal Activity 4, to be released October 19th.
 
Speaking of Paramount, the studio is looking to make this December's World War Z the first movie in a trilogy. The zombie-themed action drama stars Brad Pitt.
 
Universal is considering making Bridesmaids 2 without star Kristen Wiig.
 
The Producers Guild and Writers Guild announced their nominations this week.
 
Elton John wants Justin Timberlake to portray him in a biopic titled Rocket Man.
 
Benedict Cumberbatch has signed on to play a villain in Star Trek II.
 
Don Cheadle says that his long-gestating Miles Davis biopic will be a "cubist gangster film."
 
Star Wars and Lord of the Rings swordsman Bob Anderson died on Monday. The former Olympic swordsman staged the fights seen in Star Wars and Rings, including donning Darth Vader's mask for The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi.
 
Marvel is making a Tim Tebow comic book. Check out the first sketch and synopsis.
 
Warner Bros. has shut down production on the live-action Akira remake with hopes of lowering the budget from $90 million down to $60 million. The studio is also concerned about casting as they don't think the current talent involved can make the movie the blockbuster success they're hoping it will be.
 
The Avengers, Cabin in the Woods, Snow White and The Huntsman, The Hunger Games, The Expendables 2 and more… Is 2012 the Year of the Hemsworth?
 
For those of you who think Hollywood is devoid of originality, here's more ammo for your cause: 50 Upcoming Movie Remakes.
 
A new year brings a new batch of anticipated movies. Check out 35 Most Anticipated Movies of 2012 via Movies.com.
 
Posters and Pictures
 
New posters this week for Thin Ice, Girl in Progress, the Brazilian one-sheet for Chronicle, The Forgiveness of Blood, Wrong, a German poster for Safe House, Return and The Paperboy.
 
 
 
A bunch of first/additional looks at 2012 movies as studios look to ramp up interest in their upcoming features.  First up is a new image from Men in Black III (May 25), followed by a new still for Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (June 22). Next up, your first look at Jeremy Renner in The Bourne Legacy (August 3) followed by two pics from the Naomi Watts/Ewan McGregor drama The Impossible (TBD 2012). Finally, Entertainment Weekly has the first look at Amanda Seyfried as porn star Linda Lovelace from the biopic movie Lovelace (TBD 2012).
 
 
Not quite sure which is creepier…
 
 
Keanu has a point…
 
 
Superhero Origins Math
 
 
If Drive was a Spider-Man comic book….
 
 
Beware of Darth Vader pug!
 
Bane vs. Macho Man Randy Savage… oooh yeah!
 
 
Hufflepuff, I choose you... waitaminute... (Correct answer is Jigglypuff)
 
 
 
Videos and Trailers
 
A few new trailers capped off the week including Martha Marcy May Marlene breakout Elizabeth Olsen in Silent House, 50 Cent in Things Fall Apart and Greg Kinnear in Thin Ice. Also, the Oscars released their first promo trailer featuring Josh Duhamel, Megan Fox, Robin Williams and others searching for Billy Crystal. You can view them all here.
 
A short for Tangled will screen before Beauty and the Beast 3D. Here's a clip titled: The Rings
 

Yahoo has premiered a new clip from Underworld Awakening. In this latest clip, Kate Beckinsale's Selene meets the Super Lycan. Underworld Awakening arrives in theaters January 20.  

 
Snoop Dogg stopped by The Price is Right to help a contestant win a 1962 Lincoln convertible.
 

 
Dr. Who + Back to the Future = Back to the Who-Verse
 

 
Dr. Who + Star Wars = Star Wars: Episode I – The Prequel Menace
 

 
The Lion King Rises (The Dark Knight Rises parody trailer)
 

 
The Muppets Rock in a Google+ Hangout
 

 
Gene Shalit Pun Supercut
 

 
Anchor Falls for Anchorman Prank
 

 

 
She's back. Mika Explains Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
 

 
In case you were ever curious what The Thing looked like with Claymation penguins
 

 
Angelina Jolie Doppleganger
 

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Trailers: Elizabeth Olsen Is Trapped in a 'Silent House,' 'Things Fall Apart' for 50 Cent, Greg Kinnear On 'Thin Ice,' and The Oscars Search for Billy Crystal

Trailers: Elizabeth Olsen Is Trapped in a 'Silent House,' 'Things Fall Apart' for 50 Cent, Greg Kinnear On 'Thin Ice,' and The Oscars Search for Billy Crystal