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Expendables 2

Did you think you were excited about this Friday's release of "The Expendables 2"? Well just wait until you hear who plans to join the cast of "The Expendables 3."

In a conversation with Total Film, producer Avi Lerner let slip that Nicolas Cage is already on board for a role in the third "Expendables" movie. In addition, Lerner is in talks with Clint Eastwood and Harrison Ford about joining the film, is considering bringing Mickey Rourke back for more and plans to start discussions with Wesley Snipes about coming on board a future film once he is released from prison next summer. If even one of those prospective stars joins in addition to Cage, we're looking at some serious star power being added to number three. Our minds will melt if we try to imagine all four of them joining in addition to Cage.

Since we're on the topic of listing off every awesome action star who should join the crew of these films, we've decided to compile five other actors who deserve spots alongside Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis.

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Trouble with the curve

We've been anxiously awaiting Clint Eastwood's next film "The Trouble with the Curve" for a while now. Not only is Eastwood returning from his three-year retirement to act in a movie directed by someone else—in this case, longtime producing partner Robert Lorenz in his feature film debut—but he's also teaming up with the likes of Amy Adams, Justin Timberlake and John Goodman.

Entertainment Weekly has our first look at the film, which is due out in theaters on September 28. The two stills the outlet premiered show Eastwood getting close with his onscreen daughter (played by Adams) as well as having some male bonding time with Timberlake's character.

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Clint Eastwood

Thanks to Clint Eastwood's Super Bowl commercial, the economy is saved -- unemployment is over, production is up, and we will all be fine, bless us. Okay, not really, but his Chrysler ad touting the revival of the American workforce was minorly touching, if only because his gruff voice adds so much weight to any statement. He could have said something like, "Bears are responsible for 90% of forest fires," and we would've listened. Duh, he's Clint Eastwood!

In that spirit, we thought of five other things that his trademark growl could improve. Check 'em out past the jump.

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Robert Downey JrRobert Downey Jr. and Warner Bros. are teaming up again, this time to remake "Perry Mason."

The well-known material started out as a novel, then became a radio show, a TV series, a series of movies and another TV series. Variety broke the news, and says that Downey will star as the titular defense attorney who specializes in trial and criminal work. He was most famously portrayed by Ramond Burr from 1957 to 1966.

Check out the rest of today's casting news after the jump!

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As a general rule, I really try hard to avoid seeing movie trailers. They're just so spoiler-y these days! Most people love them, but I don't like the fact that I often see all the good scenes before I see the actual movie. But every now and again someone crafts a more artful trailer that does the job of piquing my curiosity perfectly. The new teaser for "J. Edgar" is a fine example.

The director/star combo of Clint Eastwood and Leonardo DiCaprio is intriguing but since I'm not a U.S. history buff, the story of FBI founder J. Edgar Hoover is less so. But now that I've seen the trailer I'm totally hooked! It's artsy, stylized, features shots of all the principal cast members, and is beautifully scored. In other words, it's total award season bait.

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Beyonceby James Dinh

Just call Beyoncé an overachiever. Despite having a shelf full of Grammys (16, to be exact), a string of movie roles under her belt and a catalog of sing-a-long hits, the pop superstar has recently scored the lead role in Clint Eastwood's remake of "A Star Is Born," an opportunity she calls "the biggest opportunity of my life."

Speaking with Reuters, B opened up about the iconic movie role (previously played by Barbra Streisand and Judy Garland), sharing her jitters about the first time she met Hollywood heavyweight Eastwood.

"I met with Clint and I was so nervous and I know that it is the biggest opportunity of my life," she said. "I will work as hard as I can, because I can't wait. And I am so happy that he trusts me and I am in good hands and I am so fortunate."

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"The Social Network" wasn't the big winner at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards, but breakout star Armie Hammer could have another shot at the title next year.

Hammer, who brilliantly portrayed both Winklevoss brothers in "The Social Network" thanks to some truly stunning digital wizardry, is currently in the midst of shooting his next project, "J. Edgar." Clint Eastwood is directing and Leonardo DiCaprio is starring in the biopic about the famed Federal Bureau of Investigation founder, and Hammer has a plum role as Tyde Dolson, an FBI man that many believed was Hoover's lover.

"Yes, I am," Hammer told MTV News on the Oscars red carpet when asked if he's already at work on the biopic. "I've been shooting for about two or three weeks now."

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Leonardo DiCaprioWe're getting excited for "J. Edgar." Really excited. Not only does the controversial FBI director have one of the most intriguing stories to tell of any recent historical figure, but just look at the talent lined up for this film: Clint Eastwood directing, Leonardo DiCaprio in the title role, actors like Armie Hammer and Naomi Watts among the supporting cast… without having seen a single shred of footage or set photography, we're already hooked.

But we're not without physical evidence for long. We've got a first look at DiCaprio in action as J. Edgar Hoover himself thanks to photographer Eric Ford (On Location News). Check out the full photo past the jump!

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Given all the hype and attention the cast of "The Social Network" has received throughout the last few months, not to mention the award wins and nominations, it's natural to assume that the actors in question are receiving just as much attention from Hollywood big wigs via scripts, offers to appear in new film projects and beyond.

When I caught up with Armie Hammer, one of the film's breakout stars, at the SAG Awards on Sunday, I asked him how many scripts he's being sent and what kind of offers he's fielding. His answer was surprising, to say the least.

"I just got offered to do a soft-core porn movie, which is really exciting," Hammer revealed, to which I could only respond with a very enthusiastic, "Congratulations!" Read More...

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Beyonce KnowlesA star was born 30 years ago in Beyoncé Knowles, but she is finally ready to proclaim it to the world with the help of none other than director Clint Eastwood.

Deadline has the news that Knowles will be starring in the long-gestating Warner Bros. adaptation of the classic film(s) "A Star Is Born." Knowles has starred in several other musical adaptations ("Dreamgirls," "The Fighting Temptations," "Cadillac Records"), but this will unquestionably be her most high-profile film to date.

Eastwood is also no stranger to the musical genre, though he has been focusing more on directing gritty dramas in recent years. He's done everything from "Paint Your Wagon" to "Play Misty For Me" to "Honkytonk Man," and has scored many of his recent films, including "Mystic River," "Million Dollar Baby" and "Changeling." Read More...

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