Kristen Stewart's new movie set in Guantanamo
June 5th, 2013
02:45 PM ET

Kristen Stewart's new movie set in Guantanamo

Kristen Stewart has lined up two new indie projects, one of which will see the actress suit up as a soldier.

According to Deadline, the 23-year-old former "Twilight" star is set to portray a young woman who joins the military as an exit strategy from her small town, but she gets sent to fulfill her duty at Guantanamo Bay rather than Iraq, where she thought she was headed.

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May 30th, 2013
11:57 AM ET

Grumpy Cat's going Hollywood

Grumpy Cat's ready for her closeup.

According to reports, the feline famous for her sourpuss could soon have a movie built around her. Entertainment Weekly describes it as a "Garfield"-esque tale in which Grumpy Cat - real name, Tardar Sauce - would have the ability to speak.

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May 29th, 2013
05:30 PM ET

Rob Lowe to play JFK

For his next role, Rob Lowe's headed for the White House.

The 49-year-old actor, fresh off a stint playing Liberace's plastic surgeon in HBO Films' "Behind the Candelabra," has lined up a gig playing President John F. Kennedy.

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Jon Stewart finds lead for directorial debut
May 28th, 2013
05:20 PM ET

Jon Stewart finds lead for directorial debut

While John Oliver keeps "The Daily Show" running this summer, Jon Stewart will be off working with Gael Garcia Bernal.

According to The Wrap, the 34-year-old actor has been tapped to star in Stewart's "Rosewater," which is based on the book "Then They Came For Me: A Family's Story of Love, Captivity and Survival" by journalist Maziar Bahari.

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Antonio Banderas signs on for Chilean miners movie
May 22nd, 2013
01:30 PM ET

Antonio Banderas signs on for Chilean miners movie

The movie version of the 2010 Chilean mine collapse that trapped 33 workers for weeks has found a leading man.

Mike Medavoy recently announced at the Cannes Film Festival that Antonio Banderas is set to star in the movie.

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Tom Cruise signs on for 'Mission: Impossible 5'
May 7th, 2013
03:15 PM ET

Tom Cruise signs on for 'Mission: Impossible 5'

Tom Cruise has signed on for a fifth "Mission: Impossible" movie.

Paramount announced in a press release Tuesday that the 50-year-old actor will return to the franchise as Ethan Hunt, a role he first played in 1996.

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