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Lindsay Lohan, Robert De Niro, Steven Seagal and Jessica Alba are teaming up for Robert Rodriguez's 'Machete' (yes, seriously), Leo DiCaprio and Ridley Scott are brining 'Brave New World' to the big screen, Ben Lyons and Ben Mankiewicz get booted from 'At the Movies,' and more of today's top movie headlines. Robert Rogriguez has finally firmed up the cast for his upcoming B-movie action flick 'Machete' -- and it's enough to make one's head explode. Robert De Niro, Lindsay Lohan, Steven Seagal, Jessica Alba, Michelle Rodriguez, Cheech Marin and Don Johnson have signed on to star opposite Danny Trejo, who first played the titular badass gun-for-hire in a faux trailer in 'Grindhouse.' Lohan, Seagal and De Niro together at last! We knew it was only a matter of time. [Cinematical] | [Variety]


Leonardo DiCaprio and Ridley Scott are teaming up to bring Aldous Huxley's dystopian masterwork 'Brave New World' to the big screen, with Scott eying the director's chair and DiCaprio planning to star. The novel details a 26th-century world in which birth takes place mostly in labs, families have been outlawed and people have been relegated to castes with extremely defined roles. [Risky Biz Blog]


Ben Lyons and Ben Mankiewicz are getting the boot from 'At the Movies,' ending their stint as resident movie reviewers in August after receiving their own critical drubbing from original show host Roger Ebert. New York Times film critic A.O. Scott and Chicago Tribune reviewer Michael Phillips will replace them. [The Hollywood Reporter]


Despite rumors to the contrary, Tom Hanks is not set to star in Steven Spielberg's upcoming contemporary update of 'Harvey,' based on Mary Chase's award-winning play about a man who befriends a six-foot-tall invisible rabbit. The play was previously made into a 1950 film starring Jimmy Stewart. [Variety]


After scoring a huge hit with the action-packed thriller 'Taken,' Liam Neeson is giving the genre another go with 'Unknown White Male.' He'll star as a man who is left comatose after a car accident in Berlin. When he awakes, he finds that he's seemingly been replaced by another man who has -- dun dun dun! -- very sinister intentions. [The Hollywood Reporter]


Lucy Punch who recently replaced Nicole Kidman in Woody Allen's Paris-set comedy, is in negotiations to join Steve Carell and Paul Rudd for 'Dinner for Schmucks,' about the most pathetic man ever to be invited another man's dinner party. [The Hollywood Reporter]


Joe Eszterhas, a screenwriter known for penning gratuitous-nudity- and sex-filled flicks such as 'Basic Instinct' and 'Showgirls,' is heading to uncharted territory to write a movie about a virgin ... the Virgin of Guadalupe, to be exact. The film will focus on the legendary vision that appeared to the Atzec peasant Juan Diego in 1531 and is credited with helping to spread Catholicism during an era of dire economic and social strife. [Variety] | [The Hollywood Reporter]