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Warner Bros is already hot on the trail of a 'Sherlock Holmes' sequel (with Brad Pitt reportedly in talks to play Holmes' nemesis Moriarty), 'The Twilight Saga: New Moon' soundtrack is unveiled, Ali Larter and Wentworth Miller join 'Resident Evil: Afterlife,' and more of today's top movie headlines. Guy Ritchie's 'Sherlock Holmes' doesn't hit screens for another three months, but Warner Bros. is already hot on the trail of a sequel, which will return Robert Downey Jr. as the famed supersleuth and Jude Law as his loyal sidekick Watson. The studio is negotiating with 'Justice League: Mortal' scribes Kieran and Michele Mulroney to write the follow-up, and Brad Pitt is reportedly in talks to play Holmes' nemesis Moriarty, which would be pretty cool. As Watson would say: "No sh**, Sherlock." [Risky Biz Blog] | [Variety]

The soundtrack listing for 'The Twilight Saga: New Moon' has been released on author Stephenie Meyer's official site, and it looks like it could equal the success of the 'Twilight' album, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and went on to sell 2.2 million copies. The indie-minded 'New Moon' soundtrack features new tracks from Thom Yorke, Grizzly Bear, Bon Iver, Lykke Li and the Killers, with Death Cab for Cutie performing the lead single, 'Meet Me on the Equinox.' [The Hollywood Reporter]

'Heroes' starlet Ali Larter is reprising her role as Claire in 'Resident Evil: Afterlife,' the fourth installment of the popular action series starring Milla Jovovich as a badass who battles zombies and virus-infected mutants in a post-apocalyptic world. 'Prison Break' star Wentworth Miller has also joined the cast. [BlackFilm]

John Malkovich, Scott Glenn and Dylan Walsh are saddling up for 'Secretariat', the true-life tale of the horse that won the 1973 Triple Crown. Diane Lane is already on board as Penny Tweedy, the horse's owner who broke through the gender barrier to usher Secretariat to glory. Walsh will play her husband, Malkovich the horse's trainer and Glenn the man who lost Secretariat in a coin toss. [The Hollywood Reporter]


Can't wait until Oct. 28 to see the concert doc 'Michael Jackson's This Is It'? If you live on the West Coast, you won't have to. The first screenings of the film on the Left Coast will take place at 9 p.m. on Oct. 27 so they occur simultaneously with Oct. 28 midnight screenings on the East Coast, giving fans the opportunity to celebrate the late pop legend as one. The public screenings will follow three hours after Sony launches the film with 15 simultaneous red-carpet premieres around the globe. [Variety]


'The Wrestler' helmer Darren Aronofsky will write and produce an indie thriller based on the $85 million heist that occurred at the Securitas Depot in Tonbridge, England, in February 2006. Kerry Williamson is writing the script, using Jon Wertheim's Sports Illustrated magazine article 'Breaking the Bank' and Howard Sounes' nonfiction book 'Heist: The Inside Story of the World's Biggest Robbery' as source material. [Variety]


Sony Pictures Classics has acquired North American distribution rights to Toronto Film Fest fave 'Get Low.' The studio paid just over $1 million for rights to the Southern-set period drama, which stars Robert Duvall as a man who stages his own funeral. SPC also picked up U.S. rights to Venice Gold Lion winner 'Lebanon,' a narrative feature about the Israeli invasion of Lebanon in 1982. [Variety]