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Mickey Rourke was in Los Angeles over the weekend doing press for 'Immortals' (check for Moviefone's sit-down with Rourke closer to release), and when the subject of onscreen villains arose, the Oscar nominee had some pretty strong opinions about his heavy from 'Iron Man 2.' "I try to find the moments where [the villain is] not that cliched, evil bad guy and it's a big fight," he told Coming Soon. "I had it on 'Iron Man' and they won. It was going to work for Marvel and them breaking [Jon] Favreau's balls and wanting just a one-dimensional villain. The performance and all the things that I tried to bring to it end up on the f-cking floor. That can cause you not to care as much. To not to want to put that effort in to try and make it an intelligent bad guy or a bad guy who is justified in what his reasons are." [Coming Soon]

It's the 'Elizabethtown' reunion you never wanted! Orlando Bloom and Kirsten Dunst will co-star in 'Cities' with Clive Owen and 'Slumdog Millionaire' game-show host Anil Kapoor. Directed by Roger Donaldson ('Dante's Peak,' 'Species'), the film is a "cautionary tale of greed and ambition" in the lead-up to the market crash of 2008. Think 'Babel' mixed with 'Margin Call.' [Coming Soon]

James Gandolfini is negotiating to appear in the comedy 'Burt Wonderstone,' opposite Steve Carell and Jim Carrey. The film is about an aging Las Vegas magician (Carell) who teams with his old partner to take on an outlandish street magician (Carrey). Gandolfini would play Carell's boss, a billionaire casino owner; per Variety, Olivia Wilde and Sarah Silverman are being sought for the female lead. [Variety]

What was an offer last week is now a deal: creepy 'Killing' star Joel Kinnaman has signed to play Lancelot in 'Arthur & Lancelot.' [THR/Heat Vision]

"I gave him my idea about how this should be turned into a love story and he's really run with it," said James Cameron to Deadline about Shawn Levy's development of the 'Fantastic Voyage' remake. Cameron's plan to refresh up the 1966 film was to have a doctor inject himself into his dying wife in an attempt to save her. [Deadline]

Some Academy Awards deck-chair shuffling: Sony Classics will run the four leads from 'Carnage' (Jodie Foster, Kate Winslet, John C. Reilly and Christophe Waltz) in the supporting categories, while the studio will place Keira Knightley in the competitive Best Actress field for her work in 'A Dangerous Method.' [HitFix/In Contention]

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