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James Bond's 50th anniversary year might be over, but the obsession with his story isn't. In fact, a four-part mini-series based on 007 scribe Ian Fleming is in the works, and a leading man has already been picked to play the main character.

Variety is reporting that Dominic Cooper has been tapped to play Fleming. The mini-series is tentatively being called "Fleming" and will air on the UK channel Sky Atlantic.

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Need for Speed

Dominic Cooper has got a need... a need to be in the "Need for Speed" movie.

He's the latest actor to consider joining the upcoming video game adaptation that is going to be based on EA's popular game franchise. Variety has the news, reporting that the "Captain America: The First Avenger" star is in talks for a role in the movie.

He'll be joining Aaron Paul and Imogen Poots in the film, which we're guessing is going to feel like something out of the "Fast and the Furious" series. Though it's not going to be based on one game in particular, it's been reported that "Need for Speed" is going to stay very true to the franchise that it's based on.

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Gary Oldman

Gary Oldman's Oscar nomination has been a long time coming, so excuse the Englishman for getting a little cast crazy in the post-ceremony celebration.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Oldman is entering final negotiations to play the villain of "Motor City," a movie about "a small-time hood who is framed and sent to prison, only to exact revenge years later to get back the woman he loves." Directed by Albert Hughes, who previously helmed "The Book of Eli" and "From Hell," it will look to start shooting in April.

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Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie
is about to get her "Fifth Element" on, it seems, as reports of her upcoming sci-fi action collaboration with director Luc Besson are heating up ever more today. Meanwhile, Harrison Ford may have finally found his Jackie Robinson, Michael Shannon's "Iceman" serial killer has found his bride, and "Burt Wonderstone" is crunching the numbers.

It's December 13, and you're tuning into today's Casting Call!

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"The Devil's Double" is an impressive feat on a lot of levels, but there's no doubt that it's the work of actor Dominic Cooper as two wildly different roles — the psychotic son of Saddam Hussein, Uday, and his reluctant body double, Latif Yahia — that absolutely sells the movie. Even though the acting effort was a fantastic success on Cooper's part, there were some initial doubts about how the "Devil's Double" production team would be able to pull it off.

"Even as I was writing this, I was thinking, 'I don't know how the f--- we're going to do this,'" confesses writer Michael Thomas in this exclusive clip from the "Devil's Double" DVD, in stores on Tuesday (November 22). "How are you going to get a performance out of one guy, then another performance out of the same guy at the same time, when they're in practically every single scene?"

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Dominic Cooper might be getting a lot of buzz for his roles as Howard Stark in "Captain America: The First Avenger" and as Henry Sturgess in "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter," but with "The Devil's Double" hitting theaters this weekend, there are another two character we should be spending our time talking about: Latif Yahia and Uday Hussein.


MTV News caught up with Cooper at the Sundance Film Festival to talk about the movie in which the "An Education" star plays both the insane son of Sadam Hussein and the man forced to be his body double. Unsurprisingly, it was a bit of an interesting experience for Cooper to shoot.

"[Uday is] so extreme and having that flexibility and deliberation to just go as crazy and berserk as I liked was exhilarating but it was also very technical the way in which we had to film it," Cooper said. "We would film things and the camera had to be in a memory lock and reshoot the scene exactly as we'd done it for me to be able to step in as the other character and reshoot it so more often than not I'd be acting opposite no one."

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So far, 2011 hasn't been a huge year at the box-office, but it's certainly been a big one for movie trailers. From the continually surprising "X-Men: First Class" to the deeply moving "Super 8," we've seen a lot of excellent trailers so far this year — but my very favorite of them all belongs to "The Devil's Double."

Dominic Cooper stars in the Lee Tamahori-directed gangster thriller as Uday Hussein, the self-serving and sadistic son of Saddam, and Latif Yahia, his reluctant body double. The just-released trailer for the film boasts an undeniable presence, filled with pulse-pounding music, flashy editing and one hell of a performance from Cooper. If you haven't seen it yet, you can check it out past the jump.

I had the chance to chat with Dominic as part of MTV's Summer Movie Preview week, and he told me that as much as he tried, he was never able to empathize with the sadistic Uday during the making of "Devil's Double."

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The search for Jason Bourne's successor is narrowing down.

Universal and director Tony Gilroy are on the hunt for their leading man in "The Bourne Legacy," a character that is not Jason Bourne but exists in his same world of covert operations and espionage. An initial short-list of actors made the rounds a few weeks ago, and now, the field of contenders has shortened significantly.

Find out who's about to test for the lead role in "The Bourne Legacy" past the jump!

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Dominic CooperSo much for Joaquin Phoenix's days as a vampire slayer-training vampire. Although the "Walk the Line" and "I'm Still Here" actor was previously mentioned as a probable front runner for the pivotal role of Henry Sturgess in Timur Bekmambetov's "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter," it now appears that the role has gone elsewhere.

The Hollywood Reporter states that instead of casting name actors like Phoenix, Bekmambetov has opted to go the route of lesser-known stars. To that end, "Mamma Mia!" and "Captain America: The First Avenger" actor Dominic Cooper has won the role of Sturgess, Abraham Lincoln's vampire mentor. He'll star opposite Benjamin Walker, who staked out the coveted role of the 16th President of the United States just last month.

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Dominic Cooper“Mamma Mia!” star Dominic Cooper has had a pretty good run as of late. His ABBA-inspired musical raked in $140+ million at the box office, he’s rumored to be dating gorgeous co-star Amanda Seyfried and—when we caught up with the British actor on the Oscar red carpet—he was getting ready to sing live in front of countless Hollywood A-listers and millions of regular folks watching on TVs across the globe.

What we really wanted to know from Cooper was if that good run will soon include a “Mamma Mia!” sequel, as has been rumored. “We’re in negotiations,” he said, before waving off that idea. “No, I have no idea. I keep hearing rumors.” Read More...

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