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Helena Bonham Carter"The Lone Ranger" just got a whole lot freakier.

Helena Bonham Carter, Dwight Yoakam and Barry Pepper are saddling up for the Johnny Depp-starring Western, according to THR. Carter's set to play the madam of a brothel, Yoakam the leader of a gang that attacks Armie Hammer's Lone Ranger, and Pepper's set to play a military officer. Tom Wilkinson rounds out the cast while "Rango" helmer Gore Verbinski directs.

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DavosGood things come in threes! One day after finding out who's playing Melisandre and Stannis in "Game of Thrones" season two comes word that Liam Cunningham has landed the coveted role of Davos Seaworth.

Entertainment Weekly once again broke the news of Cunningham's casting, announcing that the Irish actor will join the HBO series for its currently shooting second season.

In case you haven't read the books that "Game of Thrones" is based on, we've got some background on Davos' character for you after the jump, but fair warning — minor spoilers lie ahead.

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MelisandreWinter is coming, albeit not until next spring. Doesn't mean we can't start getting excited about "Game of Thrones" season two right now though, does it?

Casting news has been coming fast and furious on the HBO fantasy series' second season, and now two more roles have been filled out. Alas, our predictions have fallen through with this latest round of casting, but we're happy to be wrong in this case.

Entertainment Weekly reports that two of the season's most crucial characters — two of the most essential roles on the show, really — have found their live-action counterparts: Carice van Houton is Melisandre the red priestess, while Stephen Dillane clashes with kings as the fearsome Stannis Baratheon.

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Tom CruiseTom Cruise's next few years have just turned significantly busier, thanks to his deciding to sign on to the adaptation of Lee Child's novel "One Shot."

Deadline has the news, saying that director Christopher McQuarrie will helm the flick. Cruise is currently filming "Rock of Ages," and will move on to "One Shot" in early fall. After that wraps, he's right on into Joseph Kosinski's "Oblivion," and by then we're sure he'll have several more films on the docket as well.

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Alexander SkarsgardIt's the swoon heard 'round the world: Alexander Skarsgard will be again playing a Viking, but this time on the big screen.

The "True Blood" stud first donned the horned helm during the third season of the HBO show when his character's Norse roots were shown in a flashback sequence, but now Skarsgard has been tapped by Warner Bros to play a Viking in their upcoming flick "The Vanguard." Variety managed to learn that he will be one of two Viking brothers exiled to America and then begin a quest to make it back to Sweden.

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Edward NortonLooks like we'll see something of an "Avengers" throwdown on the set of "Bourne Legacy."

Edward Norton, who previously played Bruce Banner in Marvel's "Incredible Hulk," is in negotiations to join the Matt Damon-less continuation of the "Bourne" franchise as the film's antagonist. He'll star opposite leading man Jeremy Renner, cast as Hawkeye in "Avengers," giving the two actors a chance to slug it out on the big-screen, as they won't have that opportunity in Marvel's superhero team-up movie; Norton was famously booted from the Hulk role, with Mark Ruffalo coming in to take his place.

Get the rest of today's casting news past the jump, including new additions to "Rock of Ages" and a brand new passion project from "Bridesmaids" star Kristen Wiig!

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GovernatorAs if there was any doubt that he'd live up to his word, Arnold Schwarzenegger will be back.

Deadline reports that the former California governator is set to headline the Kim-ji-Woon-directed "The Last Stand," which he had left following his recent personal scandal. The Western is about a broken-down man who needs to make a moral decision about whether he should stand up for his town or not. The film starts shooting in September.

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Charlie DayIf you've ever seen an episode of "It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia" or have caught even a glimpse of today's "Horrible Bosses," then you already know that Charlie Day personifies the term "scene stealer." And fortunately for us, Guillermo Del Toro has deigned to channel Day's nervous "doofus" energy in the most unlikely of ways: as a scientist in his upcoming alien movie, "Pacific Rim."

"This role isn’t comedic,” Day told The Los Angeles Times about his character. “It’s just quirky. I’m really excited about it because it’s something very different for me. I play a scientist, so this guy can read and write. Unlike my other characters, this guy’s not an idiot. He’s a scientist who has knowledge of these creatures."

In the casting news after the jump, Mark Wahlberg and Jonah Hill team up, an actor from "Modern Family" joins "The To Do List," and Melissa McCarthy and Ryan Lee jump on board Judd Apatow's latest comedy.

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Seth RogenIf a good combination works, why change it? That's the mentality we're guessing is going behind the reteaming of Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, Jonathan Levine and Will Reiser for the flick "Jamaica."

The foursome worked together on "50/50," and now The Hollywood Reporter has the news that they will be working together on a second film drawn from director Levine's past. The script, according to THR, will be based on a vacation Levine took to Jamaica with his grandmother when he was 14, and is being described as "something of a passion project."

In the news after the jump, a new actor heads to "Gangster Squad," "Animal Farm" might get remade and J.B. Smoove joins "The Dictator."

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Captain JackThe tides are about to get stranger for Johnny Depp.

The Wrap reports that Depp is "close to a deal" for a fifth "Pirates of the Caribbean," surprising... well, nobody. The latest movie in the franchise, "On Stranger Tides," just passed the $1 billion mark at the global box office, and Jerry Bruckheimer is rumored to be meeting intensively with writers to polish up the screenplay.

We can hardly imagine what shenanigans Captain Jack Sparrow will get into this time, but we're sure the masterminds at Disney have something clever up their sleeves.

In the news after the jump, some major comedians check in to "Hotel Transylvania," a "Zombieland" star thinks the sequel won't ever happen and a brilliant moviemaker signs Christopher Walken on as Zeus.

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