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'Wolfman' gets pushed back to 2010, Charlize Theron is 'Florence of Arabia,' Bryce Dallas Howard joins 'The Twilight Saga: Eclipse,' Dr. Seuss' 'The Lorax' heads to the big screen in 3-D, and more of today's top movie headlines. Benicio del Toro's 'Wolfman' will not be howling its way into theaters on November 6 as planned. Citing incomplete visual effects work, Universal pushed the release date of the flick for the third time, now slating it for a Feb. 12, 2010, opening. Yep, that's Valentine's Day weekend ... because nothing says romance like watching a hairy man-wolf rip things to bloody shreds. [The Hollywood Reporter] | [Variety]


Charlize Theron is 'Florence of Arabia.' The Oscar-winning actress has signed on to produce and star in the adaptation of Chrisopher Buckley's ('Thank You for Smoking') satirical novel about a State Department employee who crusades for equal rights for women in the Middle East. [Variety]

Bryce Dallas Howard is having a total 'Eclipse' of the heart. The 'Terminator Salvation' star has joined the cast of 'The Twilight Saga: Eclipse,' taking over as villainous vampire Victoria for Rachelle Lefevre, who dropped out due to "scheduling conflicts." [EW.com] | [Howard vs. Lefevre: Who Should Play Victoria?]




Dr. Seuss' 1971 book 'The Lorax' is headed for the big screen as a new 3-D CG-animated movie. Set to bow on March 2, 2012, the film centers on a greedy entrepreneur who strips a forest of its Truffula trees to make clothing -- despite the protestations of the tree-loving Lorax -- with catastrophic results. [Variety]


Drew Barrymore's directorial debut 'Whip It,' a roller derby comedy starring Ellen Page, and the Coen brothers' latest flick 'A Serious Man' will have their world premieres as part of the Special Presentations section at this year's Toronto International Film Festival in September. [The Hollywood Reporter] | [Variety]


With $198M at the domestic box office, the DremWorks' 'Monsters vs. Aliens' should be a shoo-in for a sequel. But according to studio CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg, because the film underperformed in some key international markets, a follow-up is currently a toss-up. So cross your fingers, 'Monsters' fans. [The Hollywood Reporter]


Amanda Crew will star opposite Zac Efron in 'Charlie St. Cloud.' The supernatural romance drama casts Efron as a cemetery caretaker who has weekly "meetings" with his deceased younger brother. Crew will play Efron's love interest, who may or may not be an apparition on her way to the afterlife. [The Hollywood Reporter]