‘Slumdog’s Anil Kapoor Now Joining ‘M:I4′

Mike Fleming

UPDATE: Paramount now telling me that Anil Kapoor is negotiating to play a “integral supporting role” that is being kept under wraps, but they say he’s not a villain, despite what my sources say. Guess we’ll see.

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And In Other Film Deals…

Mike Fleming

UPDATE: Universal has bought screen rights to the Richard Aleas crime novel Little Girl Lost and has attached I’m With Cancer helmer Jonathan Levine to direct. Michael Bacall is writing the script. An NYU dropout-turned private eye learns that the … Read More »

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Melissa Sagemiller In For Paula Patton On NBC Drama ‘Law & Order: SVU’

Nellie Andreeva

After Paula Patton just landed the biggest movie role of her career, the female lead in Mission: Impossible 4, she had to pull out of Law & Order: SVU where she was to play Assistant District Attorney Mikka Von. So now Melissa Sagemiller has been tapped to step in and recur as a new ADA on the show, which returns for a 12th season on Sept. 22. I hear the producers of the veteran NBC procedural Read More »

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Paula Patton Joins ‘Mission: Impossible 4′

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Paula Patton has landed that female lead role that Deadline told you she was testing for, alongside actresses Lauren German and Kristen Kreuk. I’m told that Patton will play a young operative who works with Tom Cruise’s Ethan Hunt … Read More »

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CASTING: ‘M:I4′, ‘Wanderlust’, ‘The Sitter’

Mike Fleming

Now that Jeremy Renner snagged the big male lead opposite Tom Cruise in the next Mission: Impossible, the focus of Paramount Pictures, director Brad Bird and producers Cruise and JJ Abrams are intent on filling the role of a young female operative. I’m … Read More »

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EXCLUSIVE: Paramount Picks ‘Hurt Locker’s Jeremy Renner To Co-Star With Tom Cruise In ‘Mission: Impossible 4′

Mike Fleming

BREAKING:: So Paramount Pictures won’t be screen-testing any young actors to star opposite Tom Cruise after all. I’ve learned that the studio has just chosen Jeremy Renner to infuse new blood in its Mission: Impossible franchise. Renner is the Oscar-nominated star of … Read More »

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Paramount And Tom Cruise Test Actors For ‘Mission: Impossible 4′s Young Lead

Mike Fleming







This week, Paramount Pictures and director Brad Bird will begin testing actors to star alongside Tom … Read More »

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Oscar Talk For Noomi Rapace; She’s Up For ‘Sherlock Holmes 2′ & ‘Mission Impossible 4′



Oscar season officially begins September 1st. And already I hear Hollywood types everywhere discussing the films from Stieg Larsson book The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, they’re wondering aloud if breakout star Noomi Rapace could get an Academy Award for playing Lisbeth Salander. After … Read More »

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