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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Tinseltown update

We love movies here in the Taproom, and we think most of you do, too. So, because we also love you, here's a little movie news to brighten your day:

Director Steven Soderbergh is now in talks to direct a big-screen version of the classic 1960s television series The Man From U.N.C.L.E. There are rumors of George Clooney playing one of the leads.

With the financial situation slowly improving at MGM, the release date of the next James Bond film has finally been announced: November 2012. Plans still call for Daniel Craig to star and Sam Mendes to direct.

Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan will star in director Baz Luhrmann's new production of The Great Gatsby. If you want to read or re-read the original F. Scott Fitzgerald novel before the movie comes out, it's conveniently available on Kindle for $10.99.

Johnny Depp is close to finalizing a deal to play vampire Barnabas Collins in a film version of the classic gothic soap Dark Shadows.

Director Robert Zemekis may soon direct a big-screen remake of The Wizard of Oz, which will reportedly stick closely to the script of the 1939 film. Already in development at Disney is another Oz project, director Sam Raimi's Oz, the Great and Powerful. If you want to go back to the source before the movies come out, you can pick up L. Frank Baum's original The Wizard of Oz on Kindle for $3.99.

We hope you enjoyed our little Hollywood newsbreak. More movie news to come.

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