Here's an animated film for the vegetarians out there, something to put on the shelf next to "Chicken Run": it's called "Turkeys," and it's about two gobblers who discover a time machine, travel back to pre-Colonial times and stop their kind from being made synonymous with Thanksgiving dinner. I'm not sure what else they suggest to take their place on the menu, but I'm guessing it won't be another kind of meat, which would make this like an adaptation of a Chik-fil-A commercial.

Variety reports that the turkey duo will be voiced by Owen Wilson and Woody Harrelson, which implies that these birds will be lovable loser-types: slackers, surfers or even stoners. "Turkeys" will be a family film though, despite the fact that it's being executive produced Peter Farrelly, so don't expect explicit drug jokes or anything too raunchy. Read More...

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Add another excellent ingredient to the mix of Paul Thomas Anderson's next film, a 1950s-set religious drama starring Philip Seymour Hoffman. Deadline confirms the long-rumored idea that the recently Oscar-nominated Jeremy Renner ("The Hurt Locker") is "circling" the prominent role of a young drifter taken under the wing of Hoffman's religious leader, who calls himself The Master. The project has mostly been referred in the media as "the Scientology movie," due to the parallels between The Master and L. Ron Hubbard.

The Playlist first spawned Renner's potential involvement via an anonymous source who commented on the site's review of Anderon's script for the film. But the casting always seemed unlikely because the character is written as being in his 20s, and Renner is 39. Yet in spite of The Playlist's preference, it appears the film will be reworked to bring the very talented and suddenly very hot actor on board. Read More...

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Conan O'Brien may not get to host "The Tonight Show" anymore, but he could instead star in his own film. According to Deadline, a documentary crew is likely to follow the talk show vet during “The Legally Prohibited From Being Funny on Television Tour," his 30-city live stage show that kicks off in Eugene, OR on April 12.

Appropriately enough for today, "Leprechaun 2" director Rodman Flender is in talks to make the documentary, which is also trying to secure financing. As long as the film doesn't air on television right away, it won't violate O'Brien's terms with NBC which prohibit him from appearing on the small screen until the fall. Read More...

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You can learn some pretty neat things by way of movie news. For instance, I knew nothing about butter sculptures until reading about a new film titled "Butter," which is set in this world of dairy art, an American tradition going back at least to the 19th century. According to Variety, Jennifer Garner, who is also producing the comedy, will co-star as an ambitious butter sculptress from the Midwest who goes up against a 12-year-old newbie carver in a local contest.

The young African-American challenger has not yet been cast, but Vulture has learned both Jim Carrey and Kate Hudson are in talks to join the film. Carrey would reportedly play Garner's character's husband, described as a "philandering, Bill Clinton-esque repeat sculpting champion." Oh yeah, and that Presidential comparison fits because apparently "Butter" is really about the 2008 primary race between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. Hudson's role would be that of a kind of Monica Lewinsky "paramour." Read More...

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Julianne Moore, who appears with Amanda Seyfried in the new film "Chloe" (opening in limited release next week), will act opposite another hot young starlet in a film titled "Backwoods." According to Roger Friedman at Showbiz411, the four-time Oscar-nominated actress will be joined by "Twilight" star Kristen Stewart in the film, which Moore's husband, Bart Freundlich, is directing.

All that is revealed about the plot of "Backwoods" is that it involves the end of the world, a concept Moore has dealt with previously in "Children of Men" and "Blindness," two very different stories. I immediately presumed the actresses would play mother and daughter, but there's no actual reasoning for this. I just think it'd be neat to have Stewart, who played daughter to Jodie Foster in "Panic Room," now have the same role opposite the actress who replaced Foster in the "Silence of the Lambs"/"Hannibal" franchise. Read More...

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Remember when "Searching for Bobby Fischer" came out and everyone was confused because it wasn't a movie about a guy named Bobby Fischer? Well, you curious folk and especially chess fans will finally get that Fischer biopic. Variety reports that "Fight Club" director David Fincher will helm "Pawn Sacrifice" at Columbia Pictures, which also produced his upcoming Facebook movie "The Social Network."

"Pawn Sacrifice" will tell the first half of the chess Grandmaster's life story, from his beginnings as a prodigy of the game through to his historical (mostly for the media's hyping its Cold War significance) 1972 World Championship match against Russian rival Boris Spassky, after which Fischer became a celebrity and then, surprisingly, retreated into early retirement. Read More...

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Last September we learned that The Weinstein Co. is planning another installment of Robert Rodriguez' family sci-fi franchise "Spy Kids" and that it would be shot in the new digital 3-D format (unlike "Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over," which used a form of the old anaglyph type of 3-D). Well, the fact that there will be a new "Spy Kids" was correct, but it won't be "Part 4" of the initial series.

At SXSW, where Robert Rodriguez just premiered footage from "Predators," he revealed he's actually rebooting his own franchise and that this new "Spy Kids" will be his next project as a director. The Playlist shares the news from Austin, relaying that the "Grindhouse" co-director has set the story 10 years later and will cast all new kids for the leads. Read More...

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There have been a few projects in Hollywood lately focused on "odd couple" character pairings. For example, just yesterday I wrote of the Duplass' "Jeff Who Lives at Home," about two brothers who have this separation of responsibility: one is a lazyass and the other... isn't.

Today's addition, a comedy from the writers of "The Hangover" titled "The Change-Up" consists of best friends, one who is a "responsible family man" and one who is a "lazy man-child." But here's the real kicker for this movie: the guys swap places, "Freaky Friday" style. According to Variety, Jason Bateman and Ryan Reynolds will be filling those respective roles. And vice versa, if you know what I mean. Read More...

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Martin Scorsese is following his recent hit "Shutter Island" with the fantastical family film "The Invention of Hugo Cabret." And then there's the 17th century Jesuit priest drama "Silence," and apparently he's also thinking about a couple of low-budget films to make. But many of us are still primarily interested in the "Raging Bull" director's next big-deal biopic: "Sinatra."

In an interview with ShortList.com, he discussed the status of the Frank Sinatra film, which he continues to work on, and the difficulties he's encountered in turning it into a reality. Read More...

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The Duplass brothers, who recently premiered their first studio effort, "Cyrus," to rave reviews at Sundance, are moving right along on their next major release. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Mark and Jay Duplass have cast Jason Segel and Ed Helms to star in their stoner comedy "Jeff Who Lives at Home." The always wonderful and underrated Judy Greer ("Arrested Development") is also expected to join the film.

The two actors will play brothers who don't have a lot in common. Segel is the titular Jeff, who lives at home, while Helms will be the more "together" sibling. Greer would play the latter's wife. Earlier this year, I predicted "Cyrus" star and admitted Duplass fan Jonah Hill would end up being one of the leads, but maybe there's another role for him somewhere. Apparently the part of the guys' mom still needs to be cast (hint, hint). Read More...

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