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Michael Fassbender continues his domination of Hollywood by landing a role in Ridley Scott's upcoming Cormac McCarthy movie. Meanwhile, Paul Walker is set to star in a new Universal thriller, Kathryn Bigelow's Osama Bin Laden project gets two new cast members and Nick Offerman gets a part in Diablo Cody's "Lamb of God."

It's February 22, and you're tuning in for today's casting call.


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Michael Fassbender is using his newfound fame to develop a film about an Irish legend close to his heart. Meanwhile, Rob Corddry joins Michael Bay's "Pain and Gain," Nonso Anozie will play "Ender's Game" and Kyle Chandler is the latest to hunt Osama Bin Laden with Kathryn Bigelow.

It's February 21, and this is today's casting call.


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Kathryn Bigelow's follow-up to her historic Oscar win for "The Hurt Locker," an untitled film about Osama Bin Laden, naturally drew a lot of attention as soon as it was announced.

But last week, a deluge of casting news drove anticipation through the roof with the confirmation that both Chris Pratt and Joel Edgerton had joined the project and that Jessica Chastain, Mark Strong and Edgar Ramirez were in talks.

MTV News' Josh Horowitz spoke with Pratt and Chastain on the red carpet for the Critics' Choice Awards about working with Bigelow and the work that goes into preparing for a project like this.


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J.J. AbramsGood news and bad news, "Star Trek" fans.

Let's start with the good: it's looking very likely that J.J. Abrams will once again sit in the captain's chair for "Star Trek 2," Deadline reports. But there's a downside: the script for the sequel isn't complete — only a 70-page outline exists at the moment — and it's looking extremely unlikely that "Trek" will hit its targeted June 2012 release date. Now, the movie is likely looking at a Holiday 2012 release instead.

Check out the rest of today's biggest movie news past the jump, including some updates on a pair of politically-minded movies and an official release date for "Oz the Great and Powerful."


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Joel EdgertonThe question surrounding Kathryn Bigelow's next film, titled "Kill Bin Laden," is no longer "Will they still make it?" Rather, it's a question of who will star in it, and Joel Edgerton has helped to answer that.

According to the Los Angeles Times, Edgerton has signed on for the film, which chronicles a failed mission to kill the terrorist leader in 2001. In it, he'll reportedly play a special operative that's part of an ensemble of male commandos. But, it's not the only high-profile project the actor's name is attached to.

The LA Times also writes that Edgerton is on the short-list of actors considered for "The Hunger Games." (Could he be Haymitch? President Snow?) And while Edgerton is widely in demand, the star isn't saying yes to everything that comes his way. The article also notes that he allegedly turned down the chance to play opposite Kristen Stewart in "Snow White and the Huntsman."

Check out the rest of Friday's biggest casting news in Hollywood, including the all-star cast to bring "Lincoln" to the masses.


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Saoirse RonanIf one person's going to represent the dwindling human race in the face of an alien invasion, we could do far worse than "Hanna."

Our friends at Hollywood Crush report that Saoirse Ronan, who took on the title role in this year's awesome action flick "Hanna," is set to star in "The Host," based on a novel from "Twilight" author Stephenie Meyer. Ronan would play Melanie Ryder, one of the last survivors of the invading Souls, an alien species that can possess human bodies. Melanie comes under the possession of Wanderer, but the strong-willed teenager refuses to surrender her consciousness and the two form a bond in the process.

There's plenty more news out there today beyond Ronan's latest role. After the jump, we've got an update on "Kill Bin Laden" and a follow-up to our report on Christoph Waltz's status in Quentin Tarantino's new movie.


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Osama bin LadenThe death of Osama bin Laden is making headlines all across the globe today, and it's an incident we're sure to hear about for years and years to come — indeed, it's a story we're likely to see on the big-screen very soon.

Several developing films centered on bin Laden already existed prior to the Al Qaeda terrorist leader's death in Pakistan over the weekend, with talented filmmakers like Kathryn Bigelow and Oliver Stone attached to some of these projects. But what are the details of these movies? And what's the status on each project now that bin Laden is dead?

We've got the rundown of Hollywood's various bin Laden projects after the jump.


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