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Taylor Kitsch to star in Andrew Stanton's 'John Carter of Mars,' Peter Morgan signs up to help co-write the next James Bond flick and more of today's top movie headlines. Taylor Kitsch'Wolverine''s Taylor Kitsch has landed the title role in 'John Carter of Mars,' a story about a civil war veteran who is transported into outer space. Kitsch will appear with fellow 'Wolverine' alum Lynn Collins in the feature directed by 'WALL-E''s Andrew Stanton. This will be Stanton's first-ever live-action film -- and surely his biggest female audience to date. [Hollywood Reporter]



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    (L-R) Actors Taylor Kitsch and Malin Akerman and director Stephen Silver attend the The Bang Bang Club Photo Call at the Terrazza Martini, Gray D'Albion Beach during the 62nd Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 16, 2009 in Cannes, France. 2009 Cannes Film Festival - The Bang Bang Club Photocall Cannes, France May 16, 2009 Photo by George Pimentel/FilmMagic.com To license this image (57454776), contact FilmMagic.com

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    Actor Taylor Kitsch attends the The Bang Bang Club Photo Call at the Terrazza Martini, Gray D'Albion Beach during the 62nd Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 16, 2009 in Cannes, France. 2009 Cannes Film Festival - The Bang Bang Club Photocall Cannes, France May 16, 2009 Photo by George Pimentel/FilmMagic.com To license this image (57454754), contact FilmMagic.com

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    CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 16: Actor Taylor Kitsch and director Steven Silver attend the The Bang Bang Club Cocktail Reception held at the La Plage du Petit Club - Croisette Beach during the 62nd International Cannes Film Festival on May 16, 2009 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Taylor Kitsch Steven Silver

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    CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 16: Actor Taylor Kitsch, producer Patrice Theroux and director Steven Silver attend the The Bang Bang Club Cocktail Reception held at the La Plage du Petit Club - Croisette Beach during the 62nd International Cannes Film Festival on May 16, 2009 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Taylor Kitsch;Patrice Theroux;Steven Silver

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    Actors Taylor Kitsch, actress Malin Akerman and director Stephen Silver attend the The Bang Bang Club Photo Call at the Terrazza Martini, Gray D�Albion Beach during the 62nd Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 16, 2009 in Cannes, France. 62nd Annual Cannes Film Festival - "The Bang Bang Club" Photo Call Terrazza Martini Cannes, France May 16, 2009 Photo by John Shearer/WireImage.com To license this image (57453841), contact WireImage.com

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    Actor Taylor Kitsch and actress Malin Akerman attends the The Bang Bang Club Photo Call at the Terrazza Martini, Gray D�Albion Beach during the 62nd Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 16, 2009 in Cannes, France. 62nd Annual Cannes Film Festival - "The Bang Bang Club" Photo Call Terrazza Martini Cannes, France May 16, 2009 Photo by John Shearer/WireImage.com To license this image (57453814), contact WireImage.com

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    CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 16: Actor Taylor Kitsch,Actress Malin Akerman and Director Steven Silver attend the The Bang Bang Club Photocall held at the Terrazza Martini during the 62nd International Cannes Film Festival on May 16, 2009 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Kristian Dowling/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Taylor Kitsch;Malin Akerman;Steven Silver

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    CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 16: Actor Taylor Kitsch,Actress Malin Akerman and Director Steven Silver attend the The Bang Bang Club Photocall held at the Terrazza Martini during the 62nd International Cannes Film Festival on May 16, 2009 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Kristian Dowling/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Taylor Kitsch;Malin Akerman;Steven Silver

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    CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 16: Actor Taylor Kitsch attends the The Bang Bang Club Photocall held at the Terrazza Martini during the 62nd International Cannes Film Festival on May 16, 2009 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Kristian Dowling/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Taylor Kitsch

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    CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 16: Actor Taylor Kitsch attends the The Bang Bang Club Photocall held at the Terrazza Martini during the 62nd International Cannes Film Festival on May 16, 2009 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Kristian Dowling/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Taylor Kitsch

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Peter MorganOscar nominee Peter Morgan ('Frost/Nixon') has been brought in to co-write the next James Bond movie. Morgan joins Neal Purvis and Robert Wade for the 23rd installment starring Daniel Craig, with details on the new storyline yet to be revealed. [Hollywood Reporter]


Michael MooreMichael Moore has just released a new teaser trailer for his untitled documentary, said to be released on Oct. 2, reports PopWatch. This time, the outspoken and controversial Oscar winner will focus on the economy, targeting the companies who helped catalyze the recession. At the very least, this should make Moore a lot more money. Watch the trailer now.

Roy Rogers821 Entertainment is teaming up with the Roy Rogers Family Entertainment Corp. for a new film trilogy based on the life of Roy Rogers. The film is being billed as a family fantasy, not a biopic, and will feature the likes of Rogers, Dale Evans and Trigger. No word yet on who will play the king of cowboys. [Variety]

Christine JeffsChristine Jeffs ('Sunshine Cleaning') has signed on to direct the new movie 'Wonderful Tonight,' a film about a bachelor and a young woman whose one-night stand leads to an unexpected pregnancy and a love affair. How very 'Knocked Up' of them. [Variety]