Bradley CooperBradley Cooper, here's hoping you know how to fly.

Splash Page reports that "The Hangover: Part II" star is in talks to headline Juan Carlos Fresnadillo's remake of "The Crow." Not only would Cooper have the not-so-easy-task of taking on the iconic and beloved character Eric Draven, but he'll have to do so while preserving the memory of the late, great Brandon Lee, who died in the process of making the original movie. Nothing has been confirmed yet, but sources say the actor is "keen to board the project."

Check out the rest of today's biggest casting news from Hollywood, including Sean Penn and Christian Bale snapping up "The Last Photograph" and Rufus Sewell taking a bite out of "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter."


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2008 was a simpler time for Taylor Lautner. Still known primarily as the kid from "The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl 3-D," the biggest concern for the then-16-year-old (egads!) wasn't yet relentless paparazzi and hardcore fans, but rather, the itchiness of his "Twilight" wig.

But even now with his increasingly-hectic life, the star is taking time to join us this Wednesday (April 13) for "MTV First: Taylor Lautner" for an interview, in which he'll take questions from fans and premiere the trailer for his upcoming action flick, "Abduction."

We've come to have a lot of our own fond memories of Taylor over these past few years, so in preparation for his special, we've been counting down our top five favorite MTV moments with Taylor. Thurs far we've looked back at his Gross(man) encounter of a Les kind, as well as his his ab-off with co-star Robert Pattinson, and a run-in with an inked-up Twi-hard.

In our #2 moment, we hop in the sorta-way-back machine to the set of the very first "Twilight," where Taylor told us all about the fake hair that helped him transform to teen wolf Jacob Black.


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CloverfieldDirector Matt Reeves, who scared the bejeezus out of us with "Let Me In" and "Cloverfield," is out to make his feel uneasy once again.

According to Deadline, Reeves is adapting Ray Nelson's chilling short story, "8 O’Clock in the Morning," about a man who has visions of aliens controlling society, for Universal. If it sounds familiar, it's because the 1988 John Carpenter classic "They Live" is also adapted from the short story. [Ed. Note: Pretty sure the short story doesn't include the most epic fist fight in the history of forever, though.] Don't expect this to be another remake, however, As Reeves plans to take nothing from "They Live" for his film.

Check out the rest of Monday's biggest news out of Hollywood, including Michael Shannon's casting in "Man of Steel" and plot details for "Tron 3" (yes, already!)


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If at one time or another you've found yourself a little put off, or scared even, of a Twi-hard, you're not alone. After all, no one knows that better than the cast of "The Twilight Saga" who have seen firsthand how fans can take their undying love for undying love a little too far.

Those same fans will have plenty of reason to get excited this Wednesday (April 13) when MTV News brings you "MTV First: Taylor Lautner," a sit-down interview with Taylor where he'll take fan questions and premiere the first trailer for his latest movie, "Abduction."

In honor of all this, we're taking a look back at our all-time favorite MTV moments with Taylor, all leading up to the big interview. So, it seemed only fitting that after we recollected the 19-year-old superstar's brush with Les Grossman and comparing abs with Robert Pattinson, we look at a moment in which Taylor told us a story about a seriously devoted fan.

In our #3 moment Taylor described how one hardcore Twi-hard figured out a way to have him with her... permanently.


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Liam NeesonAfter giving a part that was originally intended for Mel Gibson to Liam Neeson, "The Hangover Part II" director Todd Phillips has changed things up yet again.

Over the weekend Variety reported that Phillips, while editing the comedy, decided to cut the scene that immediately followed Neeson's. The only problem was that Neeson's scene required both a re-write and a re-shoot. Since Neeson was tied up in London filming "Clash of the Titans 2," Phillips had to find a replacement. He chose Nick Cassavetes, who will now play the tattoo artist in Bangkok that the Wolf Pack run into in their midst of their shenanigans.

Check out the rest of today's casting news after the jump, including Michael Shannon snagging the role of the villainous Zod in the "Man of Steel," Jessica Biel closing in on the "Total Recall" reboot and more!


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The 2008 comedy smash "Tropic Thunder" spawned some memorable characters, to say the least. From Robert Downey Jr.'s very method actor Kirk Lazarus to Jack Black's drug-fueled Jeff Portnoy, there could have been any number of characters from the film that earned their own spin-off movie.

Of course, since no one in the industry has quite the same pull as "Tropic Thunder's" sleazy, rap enthusiast movie honcho Les Grossman (played by a transformed Tom Cruise), there's no surprise that it's him.

When MTV News caught up with "Saturday Night Live" funny man Bill Hader at the first-ever Comedy Awards (which air Sunday, April 10 at 8p.m. on Comedy Central, VH1, Spike TV, Logo, CMT, TVLand, and online at he told us that the Les movie is written and is getting closer to arriving in theaters.

Hader, who appeared in a few Les Grossman skits in anticipation for the 2010 MTV Movie Awards, confirmed that his friend, actor/writer Michael Bacall (who previously penned "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" and is currently working on the upcoming remake of "Fright Night") "wrote it and he's told me some really funny scenes from it."

While Hader admitted he was vague on the details of what the plot for the movie based on Cruise's loud, boorish exec would actually be about ("I just know the broad strokes. Michael just telling me, 'I just wrote this scene where blah, blah, blah and I'm like, 'Oh, that's funny, man!'") or when it would finally make it to theaters (Cruise will be busy with "Rock of Ages" soon) he was sure of one thing, "It's gonna be great."

Do you have interest in seeing a movie about Les Grossman? Let us know in the comments and on Twitter!

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Game of ThronesWe're but ten days away from the premiere of HBO's long-awaited new drama "Game of Thrones." For a show that already has a built-in audience, there's been plenty to tide fans and intrigued viewers over.

In addition to showing the first fourteen minutes of the debut episode of the saga, you can kill some time until next Sunday by checking out this 25-minute documentary which chronicles the behind-the-scenes magic of the series. The clip features everything from more detailed backgrounds about the characters to how they train the animals used in the show.

Check out the rest of Friday's biggest news in Hollywood, including the bad-ass trailer for "Fight For Your Right" Revisited, Will Ferrell spilling "Office" gossip, Dave Franco's "21 Jump Street" casting and a new, sexy thriller from Joe Eszterhas.


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Taylor Lautner's new movie is called "Abduction," but if you've ever seen the 19-year-old "Twilight" star without his shirt off, you know they probably just could have called it "Ab-duction." (See what we did there?)

If you're a fan of Taylor and his famous physique, then you'll most certainly want to tune in for "MTV First: Taylor Lautner," a sit-down interview on Wednesday, April 13, with the actor in which he'll answer fan questions and premiere the first trailer for his latest, "Abduction."

We'll be counting down to the big event by looking back at our top five all-time favorite MTV moments with Taylor. Yesterday we reminisced about his run-in with Les Grossman in our #5 moment and today we'll reflect on the "New Moon" red carpet interview in which Taylor compared his famous abs to those of his equally-adored co-star Robert Pattinson.


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When MTV News caught up with many of the "Harry Potter" stars this week at the Harry Potter: The Exhibit grand opening in New York, there seemed to be one recurring theme with all of them: emotions are high at that the series' nearing end. "Harry Potter" producer David Heyman told us that saying goodbye to the series would be especially hard because the cast and crew felt like family to him, while Bonnie Wright had a hard time wrapping her head around the epilogue scene.

So when we chatted with Evanna Lynch (or Luna Lovegood, if you feel so inclined) we weren't terribly surprised that she had a hard time while filming "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" as well.

"I felt like, 'Okay, we've talked about it so long and [we've] been asked a thousand times, 'What's the end going to be like?'" she told us. "And then when the end came I really was sad."


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Imagine, if you will, a "Transformers" wedding. Not only would the likes of Optimus Prime and Bumblebee be on the guest list, but you could register for some truly outrageous presents.

While there's no official word just yet on the possibility of a fourth "Transformers" movie (with or without Michael Bay), newcomer Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is keeping her fingers crossed that the franchise could even get to that point.


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