For the record, there's nothing wrong with "The Road" star Viggo Mortensen not knowing much about the plans that Peter Jackson and Guillermo del Toro have in place for their two-part big screen telling of J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit." Aragorn, his "Lord of the Rings" character, doesn't actually factor into that story. That doesn't mean he can't be written in, but clearly no one's mentioned anything to Mortensen.

Speaking to the actor last week at the Toronto International Film Festival, MTV's Josh Horowitz got the actor talking about his potential involvement in... the post-"Hobbit" bridge film. Director del Toro exclusively told MTV over the summer that he won't be directing any bridge film. Still, even though there's no new information in the below video, I know plenty of women who would want to see it anyway. For Viggo. So... here you are!

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From the sound of things, Disney's adaptation of the nearly hundred-year-old sci-fi series by Edgar Rice Burroughs, "John Carter of Mars," is going to start shooting as early as January of next year. The start had previously been pushed back from November. Pre-production continues to move steadily forward nonetheless on the hybrid live action/CGI film.

As co-star Lynn Collins told MTV's Josh Horowitz last week on the New York red carpet for "The Burning Plain," she's already seen workups of fight sequences she'll have to film and, last week, some initial effects work kicked into gear. Read More...

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Before news broke that Johnny Depp is considerably less psyched to step back into Jack Sparrow's boots for a fourth "Pirates of the Caribbean" following the exodus of Disney studio chief Dick Cook, MTV News had a chance to chat with franchise co-star Geoffrey Rush about the developing project.

The Australian actor said he's definitely set to reprise his role as nefarious Captain Barbossa, and has been told to keep his schedule open for a possible start to filming next spring. Read More...

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Brothers Luke Wilson and Owen Wilson are frequently in the news for one reason or another, but it's a rare day that we reporters get to speak with the other Wilson brother, Andrew. He works in Hollywood, just like his siblings. He's had roles in "Fever Pitch," Mike Judge's "Idiocracy," "The Royal Tenenbaums," "Zoolander" and Drew Barrymore's upcoming directorial debut, "Whip It." He even co-directed 2005's "The Wendell Baker Story" with Luke.

Now, brothers Luke and Andrew are all set to direct together again. Speaking with MTV's Josh Horowitz while promoting "Whip It," Andrew revealed the first details on "Electric Avenue."

Hit the jump for more on this Wilson-driven project. Read More...

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FROM SPLASH PAGE: Ever since Michael Caine infamously name-checked Johnny Depp and Philip Seymour Hoffman as potential cast members for the next "Batman" movie, he's been on notice. According to Caine, who's currently making the rounds promoting his upcoming film "Harry Brown," he hasn't been on the receiving end of any details regarding Christopher Nolan's next foray in the Bat-universe... but that doesn't mean he isn't interested in where the franchise goes next.

MTV Movies Editor Joshua Horowitz caught up with Caine during the Toronto International Film Festival (where the "news" first got started last year) to pick his brain about the next "Batman" movie and joke about the scoop that rocked the 'Net.

Continue reading EXCLUSIVE: Michael Caine On 'Batman 3': 'There Is No Johnny Depp In This Batman'


"Barton Fink" is a difficult movie to classify. It's also one of the best efforts from filmmakers Ethan and Joel Coen, the guys behind bonafide classics like "The Big Lebowski," "Fargo" and "No Country for Old Men." Not to mention "Fink," which is held in high regard by just about everyone who's seen it. The story -- about a playwright, the titular Fink (John Turturro), who tries to beat writer's block while residing in a Hollywood hotel -- sounds fairly innocuous, but it's all in the delivery.

The movie is a touchstone within the Coen's oeuvre, but it doesn't really carry the same cult appeal that the similarly genre-bending "The Big Lebowski" does. As such, I never in a million years would have expected a "Barton Fink" sequel. And yet, that's exactly what the brothers hinted at when they spoke to MTV's Josh Horowitz at the Toronto International Film Festival, where they were promoting "A Serious Man," which hits theaters on October 2. Read More...

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Who can forget The Jesus? John Turturro's crazed, pedophile bowler in "The Big Lebowski" is an unforgettable character, even with no more than five or 10 minutes of screen time. He's so popular that there's long been a rumor percolating that filmmakers Ethan and Joel Coen would break out a Jesus spin-off movie. Turturro is very insistent about it, as you can see in this video from back in June...

I'm afraid that the actor's excitement just isn't enough to spur the Coen brothers into action. There's always hope of course, but MTV's Josh Horowitz spoke with the siblings last week at the Toronto International Film Festival -- where they were promoting "A Serious Man," which hits theaters on October 2 -- and things are not looking good. Read More...

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Things aren't quite as dire as Jason Bateman initially leads us to believe in the video below, an interview with MTV's Josh Horowitz at last week's Toronto International Film Festival. Still, the long-hoped-for "Arrested Development" movie certainly won't be seen at a theater near you anytime soon.

The only potentially "new" update is that series creator Mitch Hurwitz, now that his busy television season is over, is "intensely writing the movie." Otherwise, the story is pretty much the same as its been: it's Bateman's "guess" that said script is halfway done, his "guess" that "we'd be shooting in eight, nine, 10 months" and his "guess" that the movie would be out "six or seven months after that." Read More...

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"It would be sexual harassment in any other business." That's what Matt Damon had to say about Michael Douglas's "chapstick" comment, a reference to the Liberace biopic the two will star in. Douglas will play the famous singer/showman and Damon, his gay lover. The duo will be under the direction of Steven Soderbergh, whose Damon-starring quirky comedy "The Informant!" hits theaters today.

In the video below you can hear Damon talking about his work with Soderbergh at last week's Toronto International Film Festival, where MTV's Josh Horowitz got to sit with him. Beware listeners: there are some sizable "Informant" spoilers in the latter half of the video, so hit stop at around 1:00/1:10 if you want to remain pure.

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I saw "The Informant!" last night. It was quite good. Matt Damon has really distinguished himself as an actor who inhabits the roles that he plays; his pudgy corporate whistle-blower Mark Whitacre is only the latest in a long line.

When MTV's Josh Horowitz spoke with Damon last week at the Toronto International Film Festival, he asked the actor about how he prepared for his meaty role. As in how he gained all that weight; no fat suits for this guy. Said Damon, "it was really, really... really fun" to put on that weight. I'll bet. Hear the actor run through his "Informant!" diet in the Rough Cut clip below.


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