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Jason Clarke

Speaking with MTV News' Josh Horowitz and VH1's Janell Snowden on the red carpet at the Oscars, "Zero Dark Thirty" star Jason Clarke played coy about his latest role, the lead in Matt Reeves' "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," only giving the vaguest detail about his character. "I play a guy who's trying to save humanity," he said, ruling out a motion-capture ape performance. (Or did he?!?!)

But it was the news about Clarke's project after "Apes" that piqued our interest. "Then I'm doing a film with Gaghan after that, Stephen Gaghan. It's called 'Candy Store,'" Clarke said. "I can't tell you what it's about."

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-- Darren Aronofsky may be busy with "Black Swan" -- which sounds a lot like "Fight Club" with ballerinas to me -- but he's going to need something more grounded as a follow-up to 2008's Oscar-winning "The Wrestler." And here it is. The filmmaker has partnered with Time Inc. Studios and XYZ Films to direct/produce an "indie heist thriller" based on the 2006 robbery of the Securitas Depot in Tonbridge, England, in which thieves made off with roughly $85 million. (Variety)

-- Columbia Pictures has picked up the rights to Lucy Prebble's stage play "Enron," which chronicles the high-profile fall of the Texas energy concern. Prebble will adapt her script for film and Laura Ziskin will produce, though no additional cast or crew players have yet been revealed. (Variety) Read More...

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Stephen GaghanFilmmaker Tony Scott was all over the place in his recent interview with ComingSoon. Yesterday, we reported that he's officially called a "time out" on talk of the rumored "Alien" remake. He also revealed his plans for the coming "re-tooling" of "The Warriors," along with a bunch of other interesting tidbits.

The bit that really caught my eye was the revelation that Stephen Gaghan, the Oscar-winning writer of "Traffic," is developing a script for an adaptation of Gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson's seminal work, "Hell's Angels." It's a wild bit of non-fiction writing culled from a very specific moment in history. Read More...

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