Paz Vega

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What is Casting Couch? A handy way to keep up with what all of your favorite actors are going to be up to in the coming months and years. Does that make you a stalker? Today we’ve got word on who’s the latest name to join George Clooney in Brad Bird’s mysterious Tomorrowland. Few things in the world are funnier than Jack Black kicking Will Ferrell’s dog off of a bridge, that much is certain. But take the hilarious animal cruelty out of the equation and would these two A-list comedians still be able to produce laughs together? We’re about to find out, because THR is reporting that New Line is putting together a comedy called Tag, which has them attached as co-stars. The basic story of the film comes from a “Wall Street Journal” article about ten classmates from a Washington prep school, now all in their 40s, who get together one month out of the year to play an elaborate game of tag. This conceit, of course, is just the sort of manchild nonsense that these two should be able to knock out of the park, as long as they get a script everyone likes and the thing actually comes together.

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The title is silly, the tagline of “CATch Her If You Can” is borderline moronic, but everything about this trailer for Cat Run is action comedy gold. All the cliches are there (a high class prostitute on the run, some videotapes that can’t get leaked out, a government cover up, an assassin chasing her down…), but it still manages to feel fun and fresh. Paz Vega seems to be choosing some completely different roles from her Spanglish turn, and you can’t go wrong with Christopher McDonald (the guy you’ll be waiting for in the parking lot in Happy Gilmore) playing a pompous asshole, but there are really no big names here, and that could be a good thing. Then there’s triple amputee D.L. Hughley, a poor man’s Helen Mirren, and a baby to carry around for some reason. Seriously. Where did this thing come from. Crazy/Beautiful director John Stockwell seems to have created an action comedy that recalls the 90s while tossing in a generic version of the detectives from Psych right down to the racial quota. Check it out for yourself:

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Gabriel Macht is The Spirit

Frank Miller’s latest directorial effort goes all-out for the camp and ends up in the toilet.

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Scarlett Johansson in The Spirit

While I still cannot in good conscience recommend that you be very excited about Frank Miller’s upcoming adaptation of Will Eisner’s The Spirit, a featurette that debuted this weekend over at MTV does give us a few titillating reasons to pay attention.

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Sam Jackson as The Octopus in The Spirit

Great minds must think alike — because that is the same parallel that we’ve been drawing all along.

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The Spirit

Scarlett Johansson, Eva Mendez… how could that duo get any hotter? By adding Sarah Paulson as Ellen Dolan, the whip-smart girl-next-door, and Jaime King as Loreli, a murderous French nightclub dancer, that’s how.

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Yesterday we showed you some advertising art from Frank Miller’s The Spirit — and it was awesome. Today, we have photos from the set with Sam Jackson looking badass — which is an even bigger dose of awesome!

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Will Eisner

Lionsgate has sent us a look at the outdoor posters for the upcoming Will Eisner adaptation The Spirit, which is being directed by the legendary Frank Miller.

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Frank Miller’s Spirit to receive two sequels…

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