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Ewan McGregor

The troubled production "Jane Got A Gun" might have recently lost Bradley Cooper as the film's antagonist, but a replacement has already been found.

Deadline is reporting that Ewan McGregor is locked down for the "pivotal role of the leader of an outlaw gang" in the Gavin O'Connor-directed film. This will be a bit of a reunion for McGregor, who previously starred with leading lady Natalie Portman in the "Star Wars" prequel trilogy. Noah Emmerich plays Portman's character's husband, and Joel Edgerton plays her former flame.

In other casting news, Benicio Del Toro is in talks for Paul Thomas Anderson's latest and Keira Knightley could replace Anne Hathaway in an upcoming indie. Get more info about those two projects after the jump!

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The Impossible

We're just coming up for air and a fresh wad of tissues after checking out the first domestic and emotionally powerful new trailer for J.A. Bayona's latest film "The Impossible."

The film stars Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts as parents who take their three boys on vacation to Southeast Asia in 2004. If that timing sends up any warning signs, it's for a good reason. This is the true story of that family's struggle to survive and then find each other after a tsunami hit their resort.

The U.S. trailer went online over at Apple yesterday, but you can check out an embed after the jump!

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Today marks the beginning of the 2012 Cannes Film Festival! As actors, directors and filmmakers head to France over the next two weeks, certain stars are already making their splash. For instance, Sacha Baron Cohen (in character as Admiral General Aladeen) hosted a press conference in Croisette, Cannes' famous promenade, to promote "Dictator." Immediately following he hoisted himself on a camel—albeit with a struggle—and rode away for some shopping. Of course he did.

Also in attendance is Ewan McGregor, who's acting as a judge on the Cannes jury alongside fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier, french actress Emmanuelle Devos and Diane Kruger among others. The festival opens with the Wes Anderson film, "Moonrise Kingdom."

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If salmon fishing doesn't sound like your idea of a good time, then clearly you've never tried it with Ewan McGregor and Emily Blunt in tow. The two actors star in "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen," the upcoming CBS Films drama based on the novel written by Paul Torday. "Salmon Fishing" centers on Dr. Fred Jones (McGregor), a scientist hired to introduce salmon fishing to the highlands of Yemen. In the following clip, Jones tells the alluring Harriet Chetwode-Talbot (Blunt) all about a new form of bait that takes its name from a beautiful source. Watch the clip below for more.

"Salmon Fishing in the Yemen" arrives in theaters on March 9, 2012.

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Fans of writer-director Steven Soderbergh know him to be one of the most interesting filmmakers in the biz. From his beginnings with independent films, to blockbusters and documentaries, the Oscar-winner is constantly thinking up new ways to tell unique stories with film.

For his latest effort, "Haywire," the idea came to Soderbergh after seeing MMA fighter-turned-first-time actress Gina Carano in action in the cage.

The film puts Carano front and center as a black ops super soldier who seeks the ultimate revenge after she is betrayed by her colleagues. Those colleagues are played by the very capable Ewan McGregor, Channing Tatum, Michael Fassbender, Antonio Banderas and Michael Douglas.

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Ewan McGregor and Eva Green charmed audiences in their apocalyptic love story "Perfect Sense" at Sundance a year ago, and IFC Films ended up picking up the rights to the movie soon after. The film is currently available on SundanceNOW and Cable VOD, and it's finally headed into theaters on February 3. Ahead of that, MTV News got our hands on an exclusive featurette of the project in anticipation of its release.


The movie tells the story of two strangers brought together in the middle of a worldwide epidemic. Michael (McGregor) is a chef and Susan (Green) is a scientist who meet at the same time she is discovering that there is a new illness that emphasizes emotions while destroying the senses. Both of them contract the disease at the same time and it brings them closer together. They end up falling in love while they struggle to live with rampaging emotions and their loss of senses.

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Here's a video of two guys who have no idea what they're getting into.

The exclusive clip you're about to view is from the upcoming action movie, "Haywire," starring the queen of mix martial arts, Gina Carano, and that should tell you just about everything. As Ewan McGregor's character advises in the clip, "Don't think of her as a woman. That would be a mistake."

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Jack the Giant Killer

Hollywood loves its remakes, and fairy tales are the easiest money of all. What child or adult in America isn't familiar with the story of Jack and the beanstalk, even if they're not clear on the specifics? Then again, the specifics can be largely invented based on whatever tired parent is telling the story to his kid: there are some beans, a beanstalk, some giants and a guy named Jack who fights them or tries to, at least.

In this regard, "Jack the Giant Killer" looks wholly familiar. The trailer opens with Nicholas Hoult as the titular Jack, palming a fistful of magic beans while a serious man tells him to be careful. Well, you know how it goes: the beans fall in some soil and water, then shoot up up thousands of feet into the sky, carrying Jack's house and the princess of the realm with it.

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Jeremy Renner

This is a big year coming up for Jeremy Renner. He has a major role in the upcoming "Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol," is one of the titular superheroes in "The Avengers" and is also launching a new branch of the Jason Bourne franchise. The latter is arguably his biggest project in the future, and the one we know least about. Fortunately, he dished some pretty big details in a recent interview.

When promoting "Ghost Protocol" with Empire magazine, Renner shared that his character in "The Bourne Legacy" will be named Aaron Cross, at least to start. "He ends up having a bunch of different names. For fans of the franchise, [The Bourne Legacy] has that same ticking clock, but it's a new programme and new characters," he said. "It's that same deal, it's just a new set of agents with a different leash.

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

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Earlier this afternoon, we celebrated ten years of "Moulin Rouge" alongside some of the musical masterpiece's most prominent players, including director Baz Luhrmann and stars Ewan McGregor and Nicole Kidman. But the fun doesn't end with our live-stream — we also have a deleted scene from "Moulin Rouge" for your viewing pleasure.

It's a very significant, substantial deleted scene, too: an alternate opening for "Moulin Rouge" that would have featured McGregor as Christian singing a unique rendition of Cat Stevens "Father & Son" — a scene that Luhrmann and his team were forced to abandon when Stevens raised concerns with the use of his song.

"Of all the things ten years ago that was the most difficult in the process of making 'Moulin Rouge' … came when we'd done a lot of work on an alternate opening to the film," the director reveals in this behind-the-scenes footage.

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