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Jessica Biel and Sharlto Copley enlist in 'The A-Team,' Universal unveils details for its 'Harry Potter' theme park, Nicole Kidman gets a sex-change operation in 'The Danish Girl,' and more of today's top movie headlines. The male-dominated big-screen adaptation of 'The A-Team' is getting a welcome dose of estrogen, courtesy of the beautiful Jessica Biel. She's in final talks to join the cast as Lt. "Faceman" Peck's (Bradley Cooper) former flame, while 'District 9' rising star Sharlto Copley is officially enlisting in the merry band of ex-military do-gooder mercenaries as goofy pilot "Howling Mad" Murdoch, and 'Watchmen' star Patrick Wilson has come aboard as a CIA operative. Liam Neeson and Quinton "Rampage" Jackson also star, playing fearless leader Hannibal and mowhawked badass B.A. Baracas, respectively. [EW.com]

Potterheads, get ready for your wildest dreams to come true. Universal has revealed all the juicy details about it's new Harry Potter theme park, named 'The Wizarding World of Harry Potter,' which will open at Universal Orlando Resort in spring 2010. The main rides will include a high-speed roller coaster named 'Dragon Challenge,' a family coaster named 'Flight of the Hippogriff' and the marquee attraction 'Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey,' a ride named by J.K. Rowling herself that will take fans on a ride through scenes from the films and books -- including a gargantuan replica of Hogwarts. In addition, every shop and eatery will be 'Potter'-themed, peddling such items as magic wands, chocolate frogs, Bertie Bott's Every-Flavored Jelly Beans, Quidditch gear and, of course, Butterbeer. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Nicole Kidman is set to play a man, man. The Oscar-winning actress has signed on to star in 'Let the Right One In' director Tomas Alfredson's 'The Danish Girl' -- the true-life tale of Einar Wegener, a man who in 1931 became the first official recipient of a sex-change operation. Charlize Theron, who had been on board to play the man's wife (yep, he was married), is reportedly no longer attached. [/Film]

Move over, Brad Pitt, Will Smith and, well, everyone else who acts. Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson have snagged a spot in the Guinness World Records book as the highest-grossing lead actors of the decade -- thanks to the $5.4 billion worldwide haul of the first six 'Harry Potter' films. Magical indeed. [The Telegraph UK]


'Night of the Living Dead' is, um, back from the dead. The George A. Romero horror classic is being remade as a 3-D CGI origin story aptly entitled 'Night of the Living Dead: Origins' (clever!). The reimagining is moving forward without Romero's involvement, and instead will be helmed by neophyte director Zebediah de Soto, who also co-wrote the script and plans to use technology of his own invention to make the flick "an American-style anime." [Heat Vision Blog]

There's a reason why your Spider senses are tingling, true believers. Columbia Pictures has announced that 'Spider-Man 4' will swing into IMAX theaters everywhere on May 6, 2011, the same day it unspools in traditional theaters. [Variety]


'Hangover' scene-stealer Zach Galifianakis is in negotiations to star in 'It's Kind of a Funny Story,' the latest flick from 'Half Nelson' husband-and-wife filmmaking duo Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden. The flick centers on a depressed teenage boy who checks into a mental institution and is accidentally assigned to the adult ward, where he crosses paths with a colorful crowd of grown-ups and a quirky teen girl. Galifianakis would play once such adult, while Emma Roberts is in talks to play the girl. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Broken Lizard comedian and 'Super Troopers' director Jay Chandrasekhar is set to direct 'Shotgun Wedding,' about an avowed bachelor who suddenly invites his stunned pals on a weekend trip for his wedding. [Variety]