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Just Because You're So Cliched, It Don't Mean You Won't Get Paid: Trade News Roundup

By Jodi Smith | Industry | December 10, 2012 |

By Jodi Smith | Industry | December 10, 2012 |

Ben Affleck is looking to continue his winning streak with Focus. The movie, which Affleck is starring in but not directing, is about a con man that takes an inexperienced grifter under his wing. Who is playing Affleck’s student and likely love interest? Kristen Stewart. Hey, if Affleck could fool people into thinking Blake Lively could act in The Town

Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive) has signed on to direct the big-screen adaptation of 80s television series The Equalizer. Stepping into the shoes of the former covert operative is Denzel Washington. I would really enjoy Denzel being a badass in a signature jacket of some kind while oddly repetitive music plays in the background. I like it very much!
Tim Burton’s Alice In Wonderland is probably getting a sequel. I don’t know how much I care about this news. I generally enjoy Burton’s efforts but was disappointed with Alice. What I find more interesting in this article is that there appears to be a movie version of Pinocchio starring Robert Downey Jr. on Burton’s radar.
My Secret Boyfriend John Krasinski has written the screenplay for, and also stars in, Promised Land with Matt Damon. The movie concerns Krasinski’s character opposing Damon’s gas company executive.

Finally, here is a new poster (em Português!) for Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton in Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters. I am going to watch the shit out of this movie.

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Jodi Smith is a Senior Reporter, Film & Television at Pajiba. You can email her or follow her on Twitter.