Will Ferrell

Tobey Maguire and Kristen Wiig are teaming up for the sake of Will Ferrell and Adam McKay. The foursome will soon work together on the upcoming IFC six-part miniseries "The Spoils of War," which is a spoof of sorts on stories like "The Thorn Birds" and " Winds of War."

According to Deadline, "The Spoils of Babylon" chronicles "the sexy and dramatic lives of the Morehouse family who made their fortune in the oil business." Wiig will play Cynthia, the daughter of oil magnate Jonas Morehouse. Maguire, on the other hand, will play Devon, the adopted son of Jonas. They end up running Morehouse Enterprises together while they fight "their feelings for each other." In this world, Morehouse Enterprises is the seventh largest company in the world.

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Scarlett Johansson

Luc Besson has found a new butt-kicking lady to lead his next film: Scarlett Johansson. The "Don Jon's Addiction" actress is in final negotiations to play the main character in Besson's next film, "Lucy."

The action thriller is about a woman forced to become a mule for a drug that ends up transforming her into someone with superhuman powers, The Hollywood Reporter explains. According to the site, the female character can "absorb knowledge instantaneously, is able to move objects with her mind and can't feel pain and other discomforts."

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Armie Hammer

Armie Hammer is trading one big costar for another. After teaming with Johnny Depp in "The Lone Ranger," he will reportedly be starring opposite Tom Cruise in the upcoming "The Man From U.N.C.L.E."

Deadline has learned that Hammer is slated to play United Network Command for Law Enforcement agent Illya Kuryakin in the new movie. He will team up with Cruise, who will play fellow agent Napoleon Solo. Together they'll have to fend off the villainous forces of Thrush.

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Woody Allen is busy gathering together the cast for his next directorial effort, and it seems like Emma Stone could be his leading actor.

Deadline is reporting that Stone is in talks to play the main role in Allen's latest. Little details are known about the movie beyond that it will shoot in the south of France. Allen last shot in that country for "Midnight in Paris," and then traveled to Italy for his follow-up, "To Rome With Love."

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Pacific Rim

If you're not already on board with Guillermo del Toro's new movie "Pacific Rim," then Warner Bros. is looking to enlist you. The studio released a new promotional image on Twitter that's styled as a recruitment flier for the Pan Pacific Defense, better known as the PPDC.

If you go to the PPDC website, you'll find a number of the viral "Pacific Rim" videos and blueprints for the various Jaegers that have been released up until this point. It's a cute touch, and hopefully Warner Bros. keeps rolling out more nontraditional teasers for GDT's new movie in the months leading up to its July 12 release.

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Transformers 4

If one of your complaints about "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" is that it ran way, way too long, then you're in luck with "Transformers 4." Michael Bay has confirmed that his new movie—and his last "Transformers" film for real this time—will run about half an hour shorter than the previous installment in the franchise.

"I designed two hours seven minutes, which I think is a good formula, which gives enough room to maneuver," he told Canadian website Canoƫ (via Comic Book Movie). As for why the other movies were so long, Bay explained, "In 'Transformers,' you tell three stories in one, that of humans, the aliens and the robots. Also, the films were released in the summer and for this reason have become events. You want to make sure to give the public value for money."

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Man of Tai Chi

When Keanu Reeves directs a movie called "Man of Tai Chi," you better believe it's going to come loaded with tai chi. Reeves debuted the first trailer for his directorial debut at the Beijing International Film Festival, and the teaser for his martial arts epic comes heavy on the awesome action sequences and light on the plot.

It makes sense that this movie will have excellent action choreography and will show off Reeves' love of tai chi. Tiger Hu Chen, a martial arts trainer on "The Matrix" trilogy, stars in the movie with legendary action choreographer Yuen Woo-ping designing the moves. As they proved in the Wachowski movies, they are definitely experts in creating impressive action sequences. Reeves, of course, both directs and stars in the movie.

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Pacific Rim

It was the battle of the giant fighting robots this week at CinemaCon. While he was at the Las Vegas convention promoting "Pain & Gain," Michael Bay called out the "rip-off" robot movies that have come after "Transformers." Though he didn't name it specifically, some assumed that he was referencing Guillermo del Toro's upcoming "Pacific Rim."

For his part, del Toro doesn't think there should be a comparison between "Pacific Rim" and Bay's films. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the "Pan's Labyrinth" director defended his new, original vision.

"We are far, far, far away from that in a very willing fashion," he said. "For good or bad, this is my movie. This is my universe and my creation, and I do not create through comparison."

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21 Jump Street

Sony is definitely moving forward with its sequel to "21 Jump Street." The studio announced during it's presentation at CinemaCon that the film will be hitting theaters next year.

Last July it was reported that "21 Jump Street 2" was in the works, with filming expected to begin in September 2013. Jonah Hill and Michael Bacall wrote the script, and Hill and Channing Tatum are expected to return as stars. It's unclear what the plot of the "21 Jump Street" sequel will be, but some speculate it will take Hill and Tatum's characters to college instead of embedding them in high school again.

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iSteve

Move over "jOBS" and Aaron Sorkin's upcoming Steve Jobs movie, because Funny or Die is getting its Jobs biopic out first. The comedy website created its first feature film in just five days, and now it's releasing the Justin Long-starring movie, "iSteve," out online first.

"iSteve," which runs almost 80 minutes in length, debuted on Funny or Die on April 15. That's four days before "jOBS" initial release date, though it has since been postponed indefinitely. Don't expect "iSteve" to be the best movie of all time (it was written in just three days, after all), but it should be a hilarious take on the obsession to get a movie out on Jobs' life not long after the Apple co-founder's death. Watch the full film here.

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