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Django Unchained

The cast for "Django Unchained" continues to grow under the guidance of director Quentin Tarantino.

The latest actor to join the film is "Lost's" M.C. Gainey. He will play Big John Brittle, an overseer at Carrucan Plantation. The movie follows Jamie Foxx as the titular Django, a freed slave who becomes a bounty hunter and goes to track down his slave wife and liberate her from her evil plantation owner, played by Leonardo DiCaprio. "Django Unchained" also includes Christoph Waltz, Samuel L. Jackson, Gerald McRaney, Kurt Russell and Laura Cayouette in its cast.

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


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So I've been milking this whole "Eric is a Hollywood superstar" thing for a couple days, based on my seconds-long cameo in "The Crazies." But now as the horror flick, about a town accidentally infected with a government-engineered bio weapon that turns everyone into crazy-eyed killas, opens on Friday, it's time to tell the true story of my time on set. Read More...

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By now I hope you've taken in the story of how I went from mild-manner entertainment journalist to Hollywood mover-and-shaker because of my role in "The Crazies." I'm kind of a big deal.

But we haven't yet shown you the entire exclusive clip from the film. The scene picks up about thirty minutes into the film, as a mysterious insanity-inducing, bloody murder-generating plague has descended on the population of Ogden Marsh, Iowa. Sheriff David Dutton (Timothy Olyphant) and his pregnant wife Judy (Radha Mitchell) are just trying to figure out what in the hell is going on when government soldiers in hazmat suits descend on the town and institute a military lockdown. Judy ends up being admitted into the quarantine as David fights like crazy to free her. He's unsuccessful and, well, hit play on the video to find out what happens next.

Directed Breck Eisner ("Sahara"), "The Crazies" opens this Friday, February 26.

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"The Crazies." One of the mad works from "Night of the Living Dead" director George Romero. Also, a soon-to-release remake from Overture Films, directed by Breck Eisner and hitting theaters on February 26, 2010. The story involves a small Iowa town in which a government experiment is accidentally leaked into the water supply. The locals all get sick, turning into depraved, zombie-like creatures. A bunch of crazies, if you will. Check out MTV's set visit coverage from earlier this year...

After the jump you'll find an exclusive image from the movie, a gift from Overture to further boost our week of Halloween coverage. In the pic you'll see star Radha Mitchell strapped to a gurney, her eye flooded with terror. I can't tell you why, but I can tell you that MTV's Eric Ditzian has a cameo in this scene. He's a movie star! Hit the jump to share in Mitchell's terror. Read More...

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As if last week's mixed-genre Friday openings weren't enough, we've got the same song this week as well. I'm thinking that the front-runner is "Fame." Not only does it possess an all-ages appeal, but there's also the nostalgia factor to consider. The 1980 original was quite popular, so even childless thirty-somethings can find something to enjoy with this remake. Maybe.

It's not like there aren't other options. Michael Moore is back with another message-driven doc, "Capitalism: A Love Story." This one's about the sorry state of financial affairs that our nation is currently in, with the focus on what went wrong and how we got to where we currently are. Moore is nothing if not a crowd-pleaser, so expect to find his same brand of wry, scathing humor mixed with shocking facts about corporate and governmental wrongdoings. Read More...

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'The Crazies'Who isn’t on Twitter these days? Millions of accounts are already online. MTV Movies Blog is on there, Oprah’s signed up—even my mom keeps threatening to join. It’s no surprise, then, that the movie industry is getting in on the micro-blogging action.

Folks on the set of “The Crazies,” the remake of George Romero’s horror flick about a top-secret bio-weapon that unleashes a plague of murderous insanity on an unsuspecting small town, have been Tweeting since shooting began in March. When I headed down to the central Georgia set recently, it seemed that the magic that is Twitter was all anyone could talk about. Read More...

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'The Crazies'“It’s like being on PCP or meth!” the director Breck Eisner explains. “Ex-girlfriend crazy, most of ‘em!” says Timothy Olyphant. “It’s all dependent on whether your mommy and daddy were nice to you!” his co-star Radha Mitchell decides.

They’re talking about the insanity-inducing, homicide-provoking effects of a military-grade bio-weapon that accidentally infects the water supply of a small Iowa town in the remake of George Romero’s 1973 horror flick “The Crazies.” While they may have different descriptions of what it’s like to become a diseased, blood-thirsty killer, during my visit to the set they are all in agreement about one thing: they’re not zombies!

“The most challenging thing for us was how do we make these Crazies not look like zombies, yet have a signature look that is dynamic and aggressive and memorable,” Eisner (“Sahara”) tells me before filming gets underway at a high school in central Georgia’s Peach County. Read More...

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'The Crazies'I should probably confess this now: I’m terrified of horror movies. I think it has something to do with a traumatic basement viewing of “Nightmare on Elm Street” when I was in the first grade. So when my bosses at MTV News asked if I wanted to be in a horror movie, I thought they had to be joking. Then it occurred to me that perhaps the universe was issuing a challenge to an unsuspecting entertainment journalist: get over it dude! Read More...

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