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By Hannah Soo Park

Joaquin Phoenix and Paul Thomas Anderson might be the next big actor-director duo, Kate Winslet is eyeing Vernoica Roth's "Divergent," Reese Witherspoon might be lining up a Sudan drama, and Chris Hemsworth could be headed to the seas—all in today's casting call!

Joaquin Phoenix and Paul Thomas Anderson Together Again?
Following their work together on "The Master," Joaquin Phoenix and Paul Thomas Anderson are looking to team up again for the director's film adaptation of Thomas Pynchon's "Inherent Vice." The Hollywood Reporter says that the actor is reportedly in negotiations to star as a private "pot-smoking detective" following a kidnapping case in Los Angeles during the late '60s and early '70s. According to previous rumors, Robert Downey Jr. had once been rumored offered the leading role, but ultimately turned it down.

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Dawson Leery is back, y’all! Word on the street is James Van Der Beek is in talks to join Jason Reitman’s next picture, “Labor Day,” along with Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Beek would play a police officer in the film which revolves around a depressed divorcee (Winslet) and her young boy (played by Gattlin Griffith), who get caught up with an ex-con on the run (Brolin). The story is told from the young boy’s perspective, with life lessons aplenty for all parties involved. Reitman is basing his script on Joyce Maynard’s novel.

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The re-release of "Titanic" in 3-D allows a whole new generation to experience the film. Kate Winslet even told MTV News that with the movie back in theaters, her children will see it for the very first time. But what about us veterans?

We know the story, we know the characters and no matter how many times we will it, the ending never changes. The ship still sinks, Rose still doesn't try to make room for Jack on that driftwood and Jack still dies in the end. We own it on VHS, DVD and now Blu-ray, not to mention all the times we saw it in theaters when it first came out. So, why trek all the way to a theater and shell out even more money to see it again? Well, we can give you five reasons while we'll be in the theater this weekend sailing away with Jack and Rose on the same doomed voyage.

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A new trailer for the 3D re-release of the box office monster hit, "Titanic," has hit the internet, but unfortunately for you, the trailer isn't going to look much different than one from 1997.

The 2D trailer for the 3D version has all the familiar sights: Leo, Kate, Celine Dion and other horrific tragedies. The re-release will open in theaters on April 6, 2012 in both 2D and 3D.

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Vanessa HudgensVanessa Hudgens broke her "High School Musical" mold with this year's "Sucker Punch," and now she'll branch out even further by standing on "Frozen Ground."

Deadline reports that the actress has been cast opposite Nicolas Cage and John Cusack in the thriller based on Alaska's most notorious serial predator, Robert Hansen, who abducted and murdered over 24 women over 12 years. Hudgens will play the one victim who escaped. Cage plays the Alaskan State Trooper who works to bring Hansen (Cusack) to justice.

Catch the rest of today's casting news after the jump!

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Hugh JackmanMove over Liam Neeson, because Hugh Jackman is slated to be the next man to bring Jean Valjean to the big screen.

Universal and "The King's Speech" director Tom Hooper are planning on making a musical adaptation of "Les Miserables," and they're squared away on wanting Jackman to play Prisoner 24601. Deadline also reports that Paul Bettany is the top choice to play Javert, the police officer desperate to capture Jean Valjean.

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

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Mila KunisJust in case you missed the news, Mila Kunis is newly single after eight years of dating Macaulay Culkin. Though we're sure many of you movie buffs out there are still mourning the losses of Natalie Portman and Reese Witherspoon to betrothed bliss, Kunis is just the latest of many beloved (and gorgeous) actresses to be back on the market in the past year.

So, since we're just so helpful like that, we've compiled a list of 11 more fan favorite actresses who are starting off 2011 riding solo.

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James BondAgent 007 has already locked in a November 2012 release date for his forthcoming return to the big screen, but less certain is the continued involvement of Daniel Craig and supposed director Sam Mendes.

Today, at least one of those two men inches closer towards the currently untitled 23rd James Bond movie. In an interview with The Daily Mail, Oscar winning actress Kate Winslet — who was formerly married to Mendes and is the mother of his children — said that she and her family will relocate to London as Mendes begins work on "Bond 23."

"Sam is doing the next Bond film, all being well, and we’ll all be in England if that happens," she said. "It’s such a massive commitment for him and it’s not fair for him to commute backwards and ­forwards to New York from ­London. It would be impossible. The children will be there with me." Read More...

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Despite being resigned to filming his upcoming film "God of Carnage" overseas in France, Roman Polanski had recruited some of Hollywood's best to star in the upcoming adaptation of Yasmina Reza's Tony-winning play. Christoph Waltz, Matt Dillon, Kate Winslet and Jodie Foster have been cast as film's four leads.

There's no news on which characters from the play each of the actors will play, but they will end up being cast in the roles of two married couples who meet after their children get in a fight at school. The story is set in Brooklyn, though since Polanski is not allowed in the United States he is filming it in Paris for 12 weeks starting in February. Read More...

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I might be biased about this news. Any press release that mentions "Kentucky Fried Movie" has me instantly sold. Said release popped into my e-mail yesterday from Relativity Media. They're working with Peter Farrelly, frequent Farrelly co-conspirator Charles Wessler and GreeneStreet Films on an "Untitled Comedy" -- wouldn't it be great if they kept that title? -- which is described as "a unifying storyline for a series of sketch comedies in the vein of the 1970s hits 'Kentucky Fried Movie' and 'Groove Tube.'"

They forgot "Amazon Women on the Moon," which for my money is the best of that bunch. No matter. The news here is that the cast is massive and the behind-the-lens talent -- some of whom have already completed their work -- is equally massive. Find the full list (so far) after the jump. Read More...

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