Benicio del Toro to Play Pablo Escobar in PARADISE LOST; Scoot McNairy Joins THE ROVER and FRANK; REACH ME Cast Led by Berenger, Stallone, Sedgwick

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A few casting notices:

  • Benicio del Toro is in final negotiations to play Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar in Paradise Lost, which is not exactly a Pablo Escobar biopic.
  • Scoot McNairy booked two roles.  He will star opposite Michael Fassbender in Frank, and joins Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson in The Rover.
  • The full cast list for Reach Me features Tom Berenger, Kevin Connolly, Thomas Jane, Sylvester Stallone, Kyra Sedgwick, Kelsey Grammer, Nelly, Terry Crews, Ryan Kwanten, and more.

Details on each project after the jump.

HOMELAND and MODERN FAMILY Clean Up at Primetime Emmy Awards; MAD MEN Shut Out

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The 2012 Primetime Emmy Awards were given out last night, and longtime favorite Mad Men had a pretty rough evening.  Matthew Weiner’s AMC drama was shut out in every category in which it was nominated (Christina Hendricks was robbed), denying the series a record-breaking fifth consecutive Best Drama Series Emmy in favor of Showtime’s excellent freshman series Homeland.  The cable thriller nearly swept the drama series category, even landing Damian Lewis a surprising Best Actor win over perennial favorite Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) and Mad Men’s way overdue Jon Hamm.  It’s hard to complain, though, as Homeland had a positively stellar first season and star Claire Danes gave a powerhouse performance as a psychologically plagued CIA analyst, for which she was awarded Best Actress.

On the comedy side of things the awards were a tad more predictable, with ABC’s Modern Family pulling off another sweep in the genre. Julia Louis-Dreyfus took home the Best Actress award for her hilarious work on Veep, and Jon Cryer inexplicably won Best Actor in a Comedy for his role in Two and a Half Men despite that show not being funny.  Hit the jump to read the full list of winners.

First Trailer for BRAKE Starring Stephen Dorff Locked in the Trunk of a Car

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The first trailer for Brake has landed online, and it’s quite cool. Directed by Gabe Torres, the film stars Stephen Dorff as a secret service agent who wakes up locked in the trunk of a car. He discovers that he’s being used as part of a terrorist attack in which multiple car bombs are going off all over Washington D.C. While this all may sound a little too similar to the “Ryan Reynolds in a coffin” movie Buried, Brake looks to be a high octane thriller that just so happens to take place primarily in a car trunk. The contraptions and devices used to get information from Dorff’s character look particularly cool.

The actor previously talked to Steve at length about the project and described it as “Die Hard in the trunk of a car.” They shot the movie in a mere 11 days Dorff said it’s basically like an 88-minute firecracker. His comments on the project combined with this trailer have me wholly intrigued to see more. Hit the jump to check out the trailer for yourself. Break will be available VOD on February 17th and will hit theaters on March 23rd.

PLATOON 25th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray Review

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I always find it interesting to revisit a film that I watched only once as a kid and see how it holds up years later—particularly if I did in fact enjoy the movie. Does the film stand up to the test of time? Or were my expectations clouded by the transitory appreciations of youth? Platoon was one such movie that I had not seen since its original big screen release. 25 years later, it is still as powerful as ever. My review after the jump.

New Trailer for FASTER starring Dwayne Johnson

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With the November 24 release date only a month away for Dwayne Johnson’s return to kicking ass in movie theaters, CBS Films has released a new green band trailer for Faster.  If you remember, last week the studio released a red band trailer, which showed you this wasn’t another Dwayne Johnson kids flick.

Written by Joe and Tony Gayton (Bulletproof), Faster is directed by George Tillman, Jr. (Notorious) and it stars Carla Gugino, Billy Bob Thornton, Maggie Grace, Jennifer Carpenter, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Moon Bloodgood, and Tom Berenger.  Hit the jump to watch:

FASTER Red Band Trailer Starring Dwayne Johnson

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Dwayne Johnson is looking to push into more action after a slew of kid-friendly flicks and CBS Films’ Faster is his re-entry into the genre. George Tillman, Jr. (Soul Food, Barbershop) will direct the hard-nosed revenge flick, written by Joe and Tony Gayton (Bulletproof). The flick has already received an R rating and the new clip certainly shows its violent and sexy side. Hit the jump for the red band trailer, plot synopsis, and the mildly impressive cast.

4 Movie Clips from Christopher Nolan’s INCEPTION

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Warner Bros. has finally released four movie clips from Christopher Nolan’s Inception and you can watch them all after the jump.  Now that the embargo has lifted, I can tell you I loved the movie and if you haven’t bought a ticket to see it opening weekend…do not wait.  But your tickets today.  That’s because everyone is going to be talking about Inception when it opens and rather than have it spoiled, go and see it for yourself.

While everyone who reads Collider knows we love to post movie clips before a movie comes out, this is one of those days I’m telling you to NOT watch the clips.  That’s because the less you know, the more you’ll enjoy the movie.  But if you can’t wait…I knew a decent amount before I saw it, but I was still sitting on the edge of my seat throughout the entire film as some of the visuals are jaw dropping.  More after the jump:

INCEPTION Video Roundup: Christopher Nolan On Set Interview, 6 Minutes of B-Roll (Behind the Scenes Footage), Video Featurette

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With Christopher Nolan’s Inception junketing this weekend here in Los Angeles, Warner Bros. has released the floodgates of promotional material over the past 24 hours. Yesterday we posted a ton of new images and today the studio has released the EPK (electronic press kit), which includes an on set interview with director Christopher Nolan, 6 minutes of B-Roll (Behind the Scenes Footage), and a featurette that was released a few weeks ago that you may have missed.

What’s really great about the B-Roll is it features some great behind the scenes footage from the set.  As you watch, you’ll see how they did the special effects practically and not with CGI.  It’s some very cool stuff.  While I don’t think the video will spoil the movie, if you’re trying to stay spoil free, I guess you’d want to watch this stuff later.  But if you don’t mind learning a bit more about the world of Inception, hit the jump:

Could Charlie Sheen Return for MAJOR LEAGUE 3?

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Have you ever wondered what a film featuring an out-of-retirement Rick “Wild Thing” Vaughn mentoring a young baseball prospect would look like?  Chances are, probably not.  However, that doesn’t mean that the film couldn’t become a reality as Major League writer/director David S. Ward  has written a film with a similar premise, and is currently in the process of reuniting much of the original cast for what he thinks of as Major League 3.  (Let’s try and forget about that other Major League 3, also known as Major League: Back to the Minors.)

For many, this news is the first step in the necessary healing process after seeing Back to the Minors.  For the second step to recovery, hit the jump to find out who else might return to the diamond.

7 New Character Posters for Christopher Nolan’s INCEPTION!

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With Christopher Nolan’s Inception getting released July 16, Warner Bros. has really started amping up the promotion of the movie.  Over the last week I’ve started seeing posters all around Los Angeles and they’ve also started airing TV spots and they’ve finally released the full synopsis.  While I was hoping to make it into a theater knowing very little, when you’ve spent a small fortune making a movie, you’ve got to sell the film to audiences and that requires showing people footage.

Anyway, Warner Bros. usually releases character posters for most of their movies and they’ve done it again for Inception as our partners at Omelete have just premiered 7 posters!  I’ve grabbed a few of them and thrown them after the jump but to see all 7 go to Omelete.  All the posters are very cool and they each tell you a bit about the movie.

Full Theatrical Trailer for Christopher Nolan’s INCEPTION

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The full theatrical trailer for Christopher Nolan’s new film, Inception, was released online today.  The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, Ken Watanabe, Michael Caine, Tom Berenger, Cillian Murphy, Tom Hardy and Marion Cotillard.

Since the teaser trailer was released, almost a year ago, we were all enticed.  Then, the first trailer was released at the end of last year and we started to put together a few pieces of the puzzle.  Now here comes the latest theatrical trailer, which debuted last Friday inside the film’s online game.  After seeing this trailer, there’s no mystery left as to what the film is about.

Hit the jump to see the trailer.  Inception hits theaters on July 16th.

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