Prepare yourself to be infected with excitement for Steven Soderbergh's upcoming "Contagion."
Six new character posters for the thriller have hit the web courtesy of Yahoo! Movies, each one touting the warning, "Don't talk to anyone. Don't touch anyone." The cautionary words are paired with each of the flick's stars -- Matt Damon, Marion Cotillard, Laurence Fishburne, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow and Kate Winslet -- in various degrees of distress. A seventh poster teases, "The world goes viral September 9," with a biohazard warning for many of the world's biggest cities. "Contagion" certainly isn't beating around the bush when it comes to its end-of-the-world premise here.
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The hunt for Gale and Peeta is over. After weeks of speculation, Lionsgate has announced that Liam Hemsworth ("The Last Song") and Josh Hutcherson ("The Kids Are All Right") are heading for the big screen version of Suzanne Collins' insanely addictive series "The Hunger Games" to play male leads Gale Hawthorne and Peeta Mellark respectively, reports Hollywood Crush.
Hemsworth and Hutcherson join Oscar-nominee Jennifer Lawrence, who was chosen to play "Hunger Games" heroine Katniss Everdeen last month. Both actors expressed interest in the highly anticipated project, which will be directed by Gary Ross. Hutcherson disclosed his feelings on the character, saying: "The character is so much who I am — self deprecating, a people person. And he’d be such a great character to play!"
Meanwhile, back in January, Hemsworth had hinted to MTV that he could very well be taking on the role of the stoic, first true love of Katniss, Gale. While Hemsworth had not met with Ross at the time, he confirmed he did read the script and told us, "[It's] a really, really cool story," adding, "[It's] super dark. It's all young kids in these Hunger Games, which are crazy, insane things."
After the jump, check out the rest of today's news, including Henry Cavill's thoughts on the new "Superman," the sets and scheduled shoot for "Snow White," a new addition to the "G.I. Joe" sequel and more!
The never-ending quest of James Franco doing awesome things continues, as this year's Oscar host has officially landed his next big assignment as the Wizard of Oz.
Franco has closed his deal to take on the starring role in "Oz the Great and Powerful," a move that reunites him with "Spider-Man" director Sam Raimi. Deadline reports that Franco will shoot "Oz" this summer between the Noah Baumbach-directed "While We Were Young" and David Cromer's "Sweet Bird of Youth," based on the Tennessee Williams play.
There are more headlines to sift through today, so click those ruby slippers past the jump to read about the new censored version of "The King's Speech," "Prometheus" casting news and more!
What does "The King's Speech" have in common with the "Iron Man" franchise? More than you'd think, as it turns out!
Even though Shane Black is closing in on the director's chair for "Iron Man 3," a new report suggests that the job was almost Tom Hooper's. The award-winning director of "The King's Speech" reportedly turned down an offer to helm the superhero threequel, and is said to be considering an adaptation of "Les Miserables" as a future project instead.
Hooper's brush with "Iron Man" is certainly curious, to say the least, and there are other equally compelling news stories out there in the ether today. After the jump, we have new details on "Prometheus," "Wrath of the Titans" and more!