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Tom Cruise and J.J. Abrams eye a 2011 release date for 'Mission: Impossible 4,' gay rights groups fear 'Bruno,' Reese Witherspoon becomes a 'Pharm Girl,' and more of today's top movie headlines. Mission: Impossible 4' is looking a whole lot less impossible these days. Hot on the heels of last week's reports that Tom Cruise and J.J. Abrams had met to discuss 'M:I-4' comes confirmation that the two are officially aboard as co-producers ... and Paramount is eying an ambitious 20ll release date. No word yet on whether Abrams and Cruise will reprise their respective roles as director and superspy Ethan Hunt. [Variety | EW.com]


Ist no shocker. The U.S. gay rights group GLAAD is worried that Sacha Baron Cohen's upcoming comedy 'Bruno,' in which he plays a flamboyantly gay Austrian fashion reporter, could reinforce homophobic stereotypes. Universal, however, says filmgoers will see the movie's "positive intentions." [The Hollywood Reporter]


Reese Witherspoon has signed on to star in 'Pharm Girl,' a Universal comedy in which she'll play a woman who sees the seedy side of the pharmaceutical industry as she rises through the ranks at a big pharma corporation. [The Hollywood Reporter]


Reese Witherspoon Photos

    NEW YORK - JUNE 04: Reese Witherspoon in NYC to preview her first-ever fragrance - In Bloom by Reese Witherspoon, available exclusively from Avon in November. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Avon) *** Local Caption *** Reese Witherspoon

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    NEW YORK - JUNE 04: Reese Witherspoon in NYC to preview her first-ever fragrance - In Bloom by Reese Witherspoon, available exclusively from Avon in November. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Avon) *** Local Caption *** Reese Witherspoon

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    NEW YORK - JUNE 04: Reese Witherspoon in NYC to preview her first-ever fragrance - In Bloom by Reese Witherspoon, available exclusively from Avon in November. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Avon) *** Local Caption *** Reese Witherspoon

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    Reese Witherspoon looks exhausted after her pilates class in Brentwood, Calif. June 8, 2009

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    Jake Gyllenhaal and Reese Witherspoon shop in Soho. Reese must have borrowed one of Jake's hats. June 6, 2009 X17online.com exclusive

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    Jake Gyllenhaal and Reese Witherspoon shop in Soho. Reese must have borrowed one of Jake's hats. June 6, 2009 X17online.com exclusive

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    Jake Gyllenhaal and Reese Witherspoon shop in Soho. Reese must have borrowed one of Jake's hats. June 6, 2009 X17online.com exclusive

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    Jake Gyllenhaal and Reese Witherspoon shop in Soho. Reese must have borrowed one of Jake's hats. June 6, 2009 X17online.com exclusive

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    Jake Gyllenhaal and Reese Witherspoon shop in Soho. Reese must have borrowed one of Jake's hats. June 6, 2009 X17online.com exclusive

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    Jake Gyllenhaal and Reese Witherspoon shop in Soho. Reese must have borrowed one of Jake's hats. June 6, 2009 X17online.com exclusive

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Adam Sandler, John Cusack, Russell Crowe and Mark Wahlberg are among the celebrities who will be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2010. Congrats, fellas -- you've made it! [The Hollywood Reporter]


Overture Films has acquired the rights to the romantic comedy 'Celeste and Jesse Forever.' Co-written by and starring 'Office' actress Rashida Jones, the film focuses on a young couple that tries to remain friends as they go through a divorce and begin dating other people. Good luck with that. [Variety]


Danielle Panabaker and Amber Heard are checking into John Carpenter's 'Ward,' a supernatural thriller about a girl who's admitted to a psychiatric ward and soon discovers that it might just be haunted. Either that or she's insane. [The Hollywood Reporter]


ALSO IN THE NEWS ...

Oscar-nominated screenwriter Tony Gilroy ('Michael Clayton,' the 'Bourne' trilogy) has been hired to rewrite the script for MGM/UA's update of the 1984 Cold War actioner 'Red Dawn,' about a group of teens who spearhead the resistance when the U.S. is invaded by Russia and China. All of a sudden, this flick became a whole lot more interesting. [Latino Review]

With the surprisingly strong box office performance of this year's supernatural thriller 'The Haunting in Connecticut,' a sequel of sorts is in the works. The Haunting in Georgia' will center on a different family who moves into a new home and begins to experience similar spooky events. Two states down ... only 48 to go. [The Hollywood Reporter]