Assassin's Creed

There's no shame in playing "Assassin's Creed," but there is "Shame" in the upcoming "Assassin's Creed" movie. "Shame" star Michael Fassbender, to be precise, as the should-have-been Oscar-nominated actor is set to star in and co-produce an adaptation of the Ubisoft video game.

"Michael Fassbender was our first choice [for the project]," Ubisoft Motion Pictures president Jean-Julien Baronnet said of the casting in a statement. "Michael is an extremely smart, talented, versatile and committed actor."

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Anthony Hopkins

When we first heard that Darren Aronofsky was planning on doing an epic retelling of the classic Biblical story of Noah, we though, "Well, it's good to dream big." But it seems as though Aronofsky has not only dreamt big in his ideas, but in his casting. The movie has acquired a list of actors that is impressive across the board, and now it's just added one more.

Anthony Hopkins has joined "Noah" as Methuselah, Aronofsky himself announced today. The director took to Twitter to share the news, tweeting, "i'm honored to be working with the great sir anthony hopkins. we just added him to the stellar cast of #Noah; #methuselahlives." In the Bible, Methuselah is the oldest man in the world (supposedly 969 years old), but he died seven days before the Great Flood.

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Abbie Cornish

The best way to convince us that a "RoboCop" remake is totally necessary is line up an awesome cast for it, and MGM is doing just that. Hot off the news that Samuel L. Jackson has joined the film as a "charismatic TV mogul and a powerful force in the Robocop world," the studio has seemed to have found itself a female lead as well.

Deadline is reporting that Abbie Cornish is currently in talks for a big role in the movie. But instead of playing Alex Murphy's former partner Anne Lewis, who was the most important female character in the original "RoboCop," Cornish is in talks to play Murphy's wife.

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Emma Watson

Okay, now our belief that Darren Aronofsky was watching Sunday's MTV Movie Awards before casting the younger characters in his take on "Noah" is confirmed. Emma Watson is the latest actress to have her name be attached to the project.

Deadline has learned that Watson is in talks to play Ila, a "young woman who develops a close relationship with Noah's son, Shem." Shem will be played by Douglass Booth, while Logan Lerman is playing Noah's other son, Ham. Considering Lerman and Watson already worked together on "The Perks of Being a Wallflower," we're excited to see her chemistry with Booth on the big screen.

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The cast of Jose Padilha's remake of "RoboCop" continues to grow stronger and stronger. The latest man to join the cast is Samuel L. Jackson, who will be playing an updated version of Bixby Snyder in the upcoming film.

The Hollywood Reporter has the news, saying that Jackson plays a "charismatic TV mogul and a powerful force in the Robocop world." It's definitely a spin on the character we knew in the previous incarnation of the film, but it seems like a smart decision for Padilha to separate himself from what came before.

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If you were wishing on shooting stars and casting spells in hopes of a "Harry Potter" reunion, well, you've got one! Sort of.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Evanna Lynch, who played Luna Lovegood in the magical franchise, is set to star alongside Gary Oldman—who was also in the wizard films as Sirius Black—in the indie thriller "Monster Butler."

Based on the true story of a bisexual con man, jewel thief and serial killer named Roy Fontaine, better known as Archibald Hall (Malcom McDowell), the film will follow his journey into this dark lifestyle and how he's eventually captured.

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Was Darren Aronofsky watching this weekend's MTV Movie Awards? We're convinced he must have been, based on the casting of his new film, "Noah."

Deadline is reporting that "Perks of Being a Wallflower" star Logan Lerman and "Romeo and Juliet" leading man Douglas Booth have been added to the upcoming take on the Biblical story. They'll be joining Russell Crowe, who has been cast as the titular character.

Lerman and Booth will be playing Noah's sons Ham and Shem. That means that roles are still open for Noah's wife and enemy.

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If you've ever dreamed of a day when Rocky would face off against Jake La Motta, your wish may be coming true. A new report is saying that Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro are in talks to star in "Grudge Match," a boxing comedy being set up at Warner Bros.

The Wrap has the news, saying that the movie is about two retired boxers who plan one last match against one another. Stallone is famous for writing and starring in the movie "Rocky," while De Niro also portrayed a boxer in Martin Scorsese's classic, "Raging Bull."

There's no official confirmation on the casting yet, and the movie isn't even officially greenlit, but this seems like it would be a match made in heaven if it did happen.

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Juno Temple grew up to live every little boy's and little girl's fantasy. Not only did she get to work with Batman in "The Dark Knight Rises," but it was announced today she'll be starring alongside Angelina Jolie in Disney's "Maleficent," playing a fairy. Meeting a superhero and living in a Disney fairy tale — it's the stuff that makes up childhood dreams!

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Temple joins Imelda Saunton and Lesley Manville as Thistletwit, one of the pixie fairies who take care of Aurora while she's exiled to a cottage in the woods. All three of the fanciful creatures are described as "neglectful and superficial."

"Maleficent" is a unique take on the classic fairy tale, "Sleeping Beauty." Jolie is playing the title character, an evil witch who casts a spell on Princess Aurora (Elle Fanning) on her 16th birthday sending her into a permanent slumber.

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Channing Tatum

We've reached another potential milestone in the year of Channing Tatum. Having already punched faces in "Haywire" and melted hearts in "The Vow," he's set to punch more faces in "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" and melt more… somethings in "Magic Mike" in just a few weeks. Now, add another upcoming credit to the pile — one that's more on the face-punching side, with a little heart-melting thrown in for good measure.

The "21 Jump Street" star (oh yeah, don't forget about that one too!) is reportedly in negotiations to star in "White House Down," Columbia's high priority action thriller being directed by the master of doomsday-scale filmmaking, Roland Emmerich.

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