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With Hollywood big (and small) wigs getting ready to head out to the Cannes International Film festival (which begins May 12), one would think all would be quiet on the Western front. But tonight's news reveals a spate of castings for upcoming film projects.

First up is director Paul W.S. Anderson's picks for his 3D version of the classic tale 'The Three Musketeers,' which is scheduled to begin shooting in September. According to The Hollywood Reporter's Heat Vision blog, Ray Stevenson ('The Book of Eli'), Luke Evans ('Clash of the Titans') and Matthew Macfadyen ('Robin Hood') have been cast as Porthos, Athos and Aramis, respectively, while Logan Lerman (photo, right) ('Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief') is in negotiations to play D'Artagnan. The cast of villains includes Academy Award-winner Christoph Waltz as Cardinal Richelieu and Mads Mikkelsen as Rochefort, and Anderson's real-life wife, Milla Jovovich, has been cast as Milady de Winter. And, according to Heat Vision, an offer is out to Orlando Bloom to play the musketeers' nemesis, the Duke of Buckingham. With Hollywood big (and small) wigs getting ready to head out to the Cannes International Film festival (which begins May 12), one would think all would be quiet on the Western front. But tonight's news reveals a spate of castings for upcoming film projects.

First up is director Paul W.S. Anderson's picks for his 3D version of the classic tale 'The Three Musketeers,' which is scheduled to begin shooting in September. According to The Hollywood Reporter's Heat Vision blog, Ray Stevenson ('The Book of Eli'), Luke Evans ('Clash of the Titans') and Matthew Macfadyen ('Robin Hood') have been cast as Porthos, Athos and Aramis, respectively, while Logan Lerman (photo, right) ('Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief') is in negotiations to play D'Artagnan. The cast of villains includes Academy Award-winner Christoph Waltz as Cardinal Richelieu and Mads Mikkelsen as Rochefort, and Anderson's real-life wife, Milla Jovovich, has been cast as Milady de Winter. And, according to Heat Vision, an offer is out to Orlando Bloom to play the musketeers' nemesis, the Duke of Buckingham.

Colin Farrell and Toni Collette have joined the cast of 'Fright Night,'a remake of the 1985 cult film about a vampire living in a quiet middle-class neighborhood. Anton Yelchin stars as a teen convinced that his new neighbor is a bloodsucker, though no one will believe him. Farrell will play the vampire (which Chris Sarandon played in the original) and Collette will play Yelchin's mom [THR]

Ron Howard's latest film -- as yet untitled but tentatively called 'Cheaters' -- is drawing some top talent. Channing Tatum is the latest to come aboard the project, joining Vince Vaughn, Kevin James, Jennifer Connelly and Winona Ryder. The story revolves around a man (Vaughn) who discovers that his best friend's wife (Ryder) is cheating on him (with Tatum) and he must decide whether or not to tell him. [THR]

Jessica Biel and Luke Evans are in final negotiations to take the leads in 'Vivaldi,' a period romance being produced by Raffaella De Laurentiis. The project centers on a forbidden romance between composer Antonio Vivaldi and his protege, singer Anna Tessieri Giro, which led to his composition "The Four Seasons" [THR]

Aziz Ansari ('Parks & Recreation') and Danny R. McBride ('Pineapple Express') are teaming to star in an untitled comedy based on an idea by Ansari and '30 Rock' writer Matt Hubbard and written by 'Parks & Recreation' scribe Harris Wittels; the plot line for the Mandate Pictures comedy is being kept under wraps [Hollywood Insider]

And here's something cool: Mark Woollen and Associates, a movie advertising company, has developed interactive online trailers for films. Called i-Trailers, the content-rich-media videos allow viewers to get an inside look at a movie by clicking on parts of the screen during playback. The first i-Trailer, for Warner Bros.' upcoming "Sex and the City 2," debuted online Monday. This i-Trailer, according to TheWrap, has 59 "hot spots" that allow viewers to peek into "the closets of Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda. A user who clicks on a dress or location sees the designer's name and behind-the-scenes facts about the film" in pop-up captions below the trailer. According to CEO Mark Woollen, "i-Trailers is fully customizable, can contain merchandising links, behind-the-scenes content, and with all the cool stuff to look at, users may now spend anywhere from 10-30 minutes watching a trailer." Plus there's e-commerce capability and customization for iPad, iPhone and other mobile devices.

Check out the i-Trailer: