Francis Lawrence Named Director of Catching Fire

Francis Lawrence Named Director of Catching Fire

As it heads into what Lionsgate hopes will be its fifth consecutive weekend atop the box office, The Hunger Games franchise has tapped a new director to helm next year's sequel.

A week after Gary Ross dropped out from the role, Entertainment Weekly confirms that Francis Lawrence (I Am Legend) will helm the wildly anticipated Catching Fire, which hits theaters on November 22, 2013.

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Lindsay Lohan Still Has Liz Taylor Role

Lindsay Lohan Still Has Liz Taylor Role

Lindsay Lohan will reportedly still star as Elizabeth Taylor in the upcoming biopic Liz & Dick despite the assault investigation that's hanging over her head.

Yes, the actress has caught a break. For once.

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The Hunger Games Makes Like Avatar

The Hunger Games Makes Like Avatar

Ho-hum. Another weekend passed, another first place finish for The Hunger Games.

The global blockbuster earned $21.5 million on Friday and Saturday, helping it defeat such newcomers as The Three Stooges and The Cabin in the Woods to become the first film since Avatar to sit atop the box office four weeks in a row.

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Liam Hemsworth Books New Movie Role

Liam Hemsworth Books New Movie Role

Far more than merely the boyfriend of Miley Cyrus now, Liam Hemsworth has booked his next project.

The Hunger Games star will play a key role in Paranoia, Entertainment Weekly confirms, a thriller from director Robert Luketic (Killers, The Ugly Truth). It will start shooting this summer and may also feature such big names as Gary Oldman and Harrison Ford.

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Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie to Star in The Counselor?

Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie to Star in The Counselor?

For the first time since the 2005 action-romance that brought them together, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie may be set to burn up the big screen together.

The Mr. & Mrs. Smith co-stars are in talks to appear alongside Shame's Michael Fassbender and Javier Bardem in The Counselor, directed by Ridley Scott.

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The Hunger Games Surpasses $300 Million at the Box Office

The Hunger Games Surpasses $300 Million at the Box Office

Two more cannon shots were heard around the country this week, as The Hunger Games defeated a pair of widely hyped newcomers to wear the box office crown for the third week in a row.

Neither American Reunion nor Titanic 3D were any match for Katniss and company: the big screen version of Suzanne Collins' novel earned $33.5 million on Friday and Saturday to become the sixth-fastest film to reach $300 in domestic receipts.

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Bully Re-Edited, Re-Released as PG-13 Movie

Bully Re-Edited, Re-Released as PG-13 Movie

The producers of Bully and the Motion Picture Association of America agreed on a unique compromise to re-release the controversial documentary film as PG-13.

The Weinstein Co., in response to its initial R ratingby the MPAA, made the unusual move of releasing the film in limited release without a rating at all.

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