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James Franco Likes to Masturbate

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | September 7, 2010 |

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | September 7, 2010 |

  • The Hollywood Reporter has the exclusive on this: James Franco likes to masturbate. A lot. (THR)

  • Jan DeBont (Speed, Twister, lots of really bad movies) is set to tackle a live-action version of Mulan, about a young heroine who joins an all-male army, a Chinese tale better known to most of you from the 1998 Disney film. Zhang Ziyi (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) will play the lead role. (THR)

  • On Guillermo del Toro’s big-screen At the Mountains of Madness, Collider is reporting that the studio wants James McAvoy in the lead, that del Toro wants Tom Cruise in that role, and that Chris Pine is also in the running. (Collider)

  • Here’s your first look at Rooney Mara as Lisbeth Salander in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (



  • Tom Hardy (Inception) has replaced Michael Fassbender (Centurion) in Thomas Alfredson’s big-screen version of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. He joins Gary Oldman, Ciaran Hinds, Colin Firth and Jared Harris. (The Playlist)

  • Terry Gilliam’s never going to happen The Man Who Killed Don Quixote has once again lost its financing. Seriously dude: It’s time to give it up. (Variety)

  • Here’s the first TV spot for Matt Reeves’ Let Me In. It’s a terrible, terrible TV spot.

  • Here’s the first look at the cast for MTV’s American remake of Skins. I hate it already. I can guess who is who, and they just don’t suit the roles. (Digital Spy)


  • Finally, good news for everyone: Martin Freeman (The UK’s “The Office”) purportedly turned down the role of Bilbo Baggins in order to continue with his series “Sherlock.” A wise choice, mostly because “Sherlock” is goddamn fantastic, and that’s in large part because of Freeman. (The Sun)

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