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'Iron'-clad duo Jon Favreau and Robert Downey Jr. team up for 'Cowboys & Aliens,' 'Iron Man 2' may go 3-D, Gemma Arterton plays sexy flirt 'Tamara Drewe,' and more of today's top movie headlines. Now that they have 'Iron Man 2' in the can, director Jon Favreau and star Robert Downey Jr. are looking to play 'Cowboys & Aliens' together. Favreau is in negotiations to direct and Downey is attached to star in the pic based on a 2006 Old West-set graphic novel, in which cowboys and Native Americans join forces to battle alien invaders. [Variety]


Get ready for your fanboy head to explode because 'Iron Man 2' may hit theaters in digital 3-D. Paramount and Marvel Entertainment have reportedly been shown a one-minute clip from the film converted into 3-D and are now considering adding a third dimension to the whole shebang. Keep your fingers crossed. [AICN]


'Quantum of Solace' hottie Gemma Arterton will star in and 'Queen' helmer Stephen Frears will direct 'Tamara Drewe,' a live-action adaptation of Posy Simmonds' graphic novel. Arterton will play the title character, a sultry flirt who returns to her small country hometown and promptly ignites a burning in the loins of all the locals. [Variety]


Are you itching to buy tickets to 'The Twilight Saga: New Moon' just as bad as Taylor Lautner itches to be free of shirts in the film? Well, if you live near one of 63 theaters in small-to-midsized markets across the nation, you're in luck. Though the hotly anticipated sequel doesn't open for another two months, the Carmike Cinemas chain is already selling tickets for Nov. 19 midnight screenings of 'New Moon' through Fandango. [The Hollywood Reporter]


'Resident Evil' filmmaker Paul W.S. Anderson has been tapped to bring Alexander Dumas' 'The Three Musketeers' back to the big screen in glorious 3-D. Anderson will direct and produce from a script he co-wrote with Andrew Davies ('Bridget Jones's Diary'), giving the tale -- which follows a mid-19th century sword fighter named d'Artagnan who teams with three disgraced members of the French royal guard to defend the kingdom -- a modern feel without compromising the period setting. [Heat Vision Blog]


Rashida Jones and Chris Messina are set to star in 'Monogamy,' an indie romantic comedy about a young couple whose relationship is threatened by "sex, photography and fear of marriage" (intersting combo). The film marks the narrative feature debut of 'Murderball' co-director Dana Adam Shapiro. [The Hollywood Reporter]


Lionsgate is getting aggressive with its 2010 schedule, slating the buzzed-about action-comedy 'Kick-Ass' to bow on April 16 and shifting Sylvester Stallone's ensemble actioner 'The Expendables' from April 23 to Aug. 20. The 'Expendables' move comes amid a sudden trend of male-driven flicks over-performing at the late-summer box office. [Variety]


Marc Blucas has joined Tom Cruise, Cameron Diaz and Maggie Grace in director James Mangold's upcoming action-comedy formerly entitled 'Wichita.' The film follows a woman (Diaz) whose blind date with a man who turns out to be a superspy (Cruise) lands her in the midst of a mission to protect an infinite power source from falling into the wrong hands. Blucas will play Diaz's firefighter ex-beau. [The Hollywood Reporter]