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Woody Allen is busy gathering together the cast for his next directorial effort, and it seems like Emma Stone could be his leading actor.

Deadline is reporting that Stone is in talks to play the main role in Allen's latest. Little details are known about the movie beyond that it will shoot in the south of France. Allen last shot in that country for "Midnight in Paris," and then traveled to Italy for his follow-up, "To Rome With Love."

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Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu just announced the cast for "Birdman," his next film, which will star Emma Stone, Zach Galifianakis, Naomi Watts, and Michael Keaton. Insane and perfect.

Also, find out what happened to the last two Sam Raimi projects in today's Dailies!

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By Hannah Soo Park

At just 24, Emma Stone has tackled an impressive mix of roles in her short acting career. Not only did she shoot to fame with her comedic punch and manage to earn dramatic cred for Oscar-nominated film "The Help," but she's also played the superhero's girl and a gangster-film femme fatale. So what could possibly be up next for the overachieving Ms. Stone? Well, word has it that the actress might have her eye on a horror flick—Guillermo del Toro's "Crimson Peak," to be exact.

While nothing is official yet, Variety says the Stone is in early talks to join the film and is "expected to sign up." Del Toro, who also co-wrote the script with Matthew Robins, will direct.

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Part of what makes Emma Stone one of the today's most engaging starlets is her ability to make word associations at a very quick pace.

Well, not really, but it makes for pretty good internet watching.

On the latest edition of After Hours with MTV News' Josh Horowitz, Stone's ability to shout stuff at random is put to the test, and she'll also have an opportunity to name the members of One Direction that aren't Harry.

See how she does on the latest episode of After Hours!

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Anyone who saw the under-appreciated "Crazy Stupid Love" can atttest to the power that is the on-screen duo of Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling. While we would never go as outrageously far as to suggest that they start dating (respect to Andy Garf), their on-screen chemistry does make a good case in favor of them starring in every movie together.

Gosling and Stone's latest collaboration, this month's "Gangster Squad," once again casts the two as lovers, so you'll be able to swoon of the hypothetical pairing for another two hours or so.

In an exclusive behind-the-scenes featurette from the upcoming movie, Stone and Gosling discuss working together again and the silliness that goes down when they're around each other.

"Gangster Squad" opens on Friday, January 11.

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By Hannah Soo Park

Does the idea of having little comedy laced into the 2013 Oscar nominations announcement sound completely ridiculous?

Well, we're certainly not going to rule out the idea, considering that Seth MacFarlane took to his Twitter to announce that in addition to hosting the actual show, he'll also be the one to read off the list of nominees come Thursday morning. But get this—he's getting a little help from "Gangster Squad" actress Emma Stone: "I'll be announcing the Oscar nominees on Jan. 10 at 5 a.m. [PT] with Emma Stone. We'll also be revealing the name of Kanye & Kim's baby (Zeus)."

So Seth MacFarlane and Emma Stone. Now do you understand where we're coming from?

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Bradley Cooper

Bradley Cooper is trading one hot young Hollywood leading lady for another. Following his stint in David O. Russell's "Silver Linings Playbook" opposite Jennifer Lawrence, Cooper is in talks to join Emma Stone in the new movie from Cameron Crowe.

The news comes from Deadline, along with the clarification that there's "no deal yet" but that there should be one soon. The site also says that this untitled project will have "a tone reminiscent" of "Almost Famous" and "Jerry Maguire."

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Gangster Squad

The trailer for "Zero Dark Thirty" isn't the only new preview that has made us reconsider our positions on a movie today. A vastly superior second trailer for "Gangster Squad" made its way online yesterday, upping the amount of gunplay and Emma Stone-Ryan Gosling interactions, our two main concerns.

The other notable difference in this trailer is the teasing of the new ending, which was filmed during reshoots after the Aurora, Colorado tragedy came eerily close to mirroring the original ending of "Gangster Squad."

It looks like the new conclusion will take the team of black ops cops to L.A.'s Chinatown, the home of many classic noir tales.

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Oscars

Well that was a short-lived dream. Only days after it was first announced that Jimmy Fallon had been approached to host the Academy Awards next year, he has come out and said that it's not going to happen.

"No, I’m not going to do the Oscars," he told Matt Lauer on "Today." "It’s an honor to be asked by the Academy, but it’s not my year."

Blunt and to the point, just how we like our Jimmy Fallon. But that raises the bigger question: whose year is it? There's still a chance that Lorne Michaels would be willing to produce the show, which narrows down our possibilities. Here are the suggestions we came up with for host of the 85th annual Academy Awards.

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By Ashleigh Schmitz

Big screen "it-girl" of the moment, Emma Stone has recently joined Cameron Crowe's new movie, an untitled love story, with Sony Pictures. Deadline reports that Crowe will direct the film, which has a "tone reminiscent of past Crowe films 'Almost Famous' and 'Jerry Maguire.'"

This film has the potential to be great, considering that Stone hasn't made any real missteps with her choices and Crowe's projects are usually smart and poignant. Add to that equation executive producer Scott Rudin, who has been behind many Oscar-winning and nominated movies in recent years ("Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close", "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" and "Moneyball" from last year alone), and this film has huge momentum going into production.

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