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At this point, it seems you have to be named Lily in order to play a fairy tale princess in a live-action adaptation.

Sorry "Jessica," not gonna happen. And you can just forget about it, "Claire."

Same goes for you, "Lilly" with two L's.

Lily James has been cast to play Cinderella in the new live-action adaptation. That's after Lily Collins took on the role of Snow White in last year's Mirror Mirror.

Lily James in Downton Abbey

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James Franco: Actor turned Soap Star turned Professor turned Oscar Host turned Director.

Plus he's incredibly good looking. Way to make us all feel bad about ourselves, James.

Franco's directorial debut, an adaptation of William Faulkner's As I Lay Dying is preparing to show at Sundance, but Franco is already moving on to his next directorial project: an adaptation of Andre Dubus III's The Garden of Last Days.

Smirking James Franco

The book follows three strangers whose lives intersect at a Florida strip club. it is set during September 11, 2001, though Dubus has given permission for the date to be changed for the film.

Franco will also star in the film. There is no word yet on when production is set to begin.

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Olga Kurlenko as Head Mistress? Say no more, when's the premiere?

The Oblivion actress has joined the cast of the Vampire Academy adaptation as Kirova, the head mistress of the academy.

Olga Kurylenko Picture

Vampire Academy is a coming-of-age fantasy romance that tells the story of vampires in high school, adapted from a best-selling Young Adult novel series.

So...Twilight?

No! Vampire Academy!

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It took only 3 days for Zach Braff's Kickstarter project to reach its $2 million goal.

After launching a Kickstarter last week to fund his new film Wish I Was Here, Braff gets to sit for 24 more days watching the till, which at the point of publishing sits at $2,224,565, continue to rise.

Zach Braff Smiling Photo

Is it fair for celebrities with tons of money, fame, Hollywood access, and say, a wildly successful, long-running sitcom that's currently in syndication on like 100 channels, to crowdfund their movies?

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This weekend saw a 20% drop-off in box office earnings at the movie theater, with Pain and Gain topping the chart at just $20 million.

Mark Wahlberg, Anthony Mackie, and Dwayne Johnson star in Michael Bay's new action/crime/comedy.

Pain and Gain Mark Wahlberg

The new film pushed Oblivion into second place, adding $17.4 million in earnings to bring its total gross to $64.7 million.

Read our Pain and Gain review to find out more, and hit the jump for the full weekend box office report:

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Johnny Depp and Meryl Streep are in final negotiations to star in Disney's adaptation of the Broadway musical Into the Woods.

  • Johnny Depp Sunglasses
  • Meryl Streep at the Golden Globes

The musical tells the story of a baker and his wife, who must reverse a witch's curse in order to have a child.

Along their journey, the meet several characters from famous Brother's Grimm fairy tales, including Jack and the Beanstalk, Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, and Rapunzel.

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21 Jump Street is by far one of the most successful Small Screen-to-Big Screen adaptations ever.

In fact, it currently sits 7th on the list of all-time box office gross for TV adaptations, behind Star Trek, three Mission Impossible MoviesThe Fugitive, and Sex and the City.

Now, 21 Jump Street is getting a sequel, with a release date set for June 6, 2014.

21 Jump Street Channing Tatum

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As movies go, Tyler Perry's Temptation may be beyond terrible, but a small-time screenwriter is suing its creator/director for ganking the idea from him.

Yes, someone really wants a writing credit for this.

Kim in Temptation

William James says Perry stole his idea for Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor, which did rake in $49 million despite epically bad reviews.

See our Temptation review right here on THG.

Anyway, James says the plot of the film, which somehow co-starred Kim Kardashian, is similar to a movie called Lovers Kill which he wrote in 2009.

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Nicki Minaj is becoming an actress!

Joining the ranks of non-acting celebs turned actors such like Kim Kardashian, Andre 3000, Paris Hilton, and RZA, the rapper and American Idol host has joined the cast of The Other Woman.

Nicki at the AMAs

The Nick Cassavetes film stars Cameron Diaz as a woman who comes to realize that her boyfriend is married. So, she joins forces with the man's wife to seek retaliation.

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The Bling Ring trailer premiered earlier this week, and reality star Alexis Neiers, one of the people the film is based on, is not happy about it.

When asked by a reporter on Twitter what she thought of the trailer for the upcoming film, Neiers responded (across multiple tweets) thusly:

Alexis Neiers Mugshot

"It's trashy and inaccurate. Based on Detective Goodkin and Nancy Joe Sales inaccurate information. 2 people who are everything they accused us of being."

"Celebrity status obsessed, fame & money hungry..."

Neiers is the basis for the character of Nikki, played by Emma Watson in the film. Watson has described the character as "superficial, materialistic, vain, amoral."

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