Source: THR

Zac Efron is set to star in and produce an untitled workplace comedy by Jason Filardi. Warner Bros. will distribute the project.

Efron is wasting no time moving away from his High School Musical days, and this summer he'll take on more dramatic fare with Charlie St. Cloud. That film hits theaters on July 30 when it will open against Cats & Dogs: Revenge of Kitty Galore.

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Edward Norton has decided to fight against the rush of bad publicity that popped up after it was revealed that he will not play the Hulk in Marvel's Avengers film.

Says Norton: "I sincerely hoped it could happen and be great for everyone, but it hasn't turned out as we all hoped. I know this is disappointing to many people and that makes me sad."

Read his full statement here.

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Source: Variety

Amanda Seyfried has signed on to star for writer/director Andrew Niccol in I'm.mortal about a society in which people stop aging at 25.

Seyfried is picking up some serious momentum as a leading lady after landing back-to-back hits this year in the form of Dear John and Letters to Juliet. A journey into the world of sci-fi could help expand her reach. She'll next be seen in Red Riding Hood from Twilight helmer Catherine Hardwicke.

Niccol hasn't directed a film since 2005's Lord of War, a dark comedy about an illegal arms dealer.

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BURBANK, Calif., July 12 /PRNewswire/ -- D23, Disney's official fan club, and ArcLight Cinemas, the premier moviegoing venue in Southern California, will present classic Disney movies every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday throughout the month of August, giving movie lovers the rare opportunity to revisit some of their favorite Disney characters and stories on the big screen.

Adding to the Disney excitement at ArcLight Cinemas, D23 and The Walt Disney Archives have assembled an exclusive collection of classic movie posters from more than 70 years of Disney history. This amazing Disney-themed poster wall will be displayed from July 14 to Aug. 31 at ArcLight Sherman Oaks and ArcLight Pasadena.

Beginning August 2, ArcLight Cinemas will present the Disney classics selected by D23 every Monday at ArcLight Hollywood, Tuesday at ArcLight Sherman Oaks, and Wednesday at ArcLight Pasadena.

The focus is on Disney science-fiction and fantasy films at ArcLight Hollywood, with the following schedule:

* Monday, Aug. 2: Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983)
* Monday, Aug. 9: The Rocketeer (1991)
* Monday, Aug. 16: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)
* Monday, Aug. 23: The Black Hole (1979)
* Monday, Aug. 30: Escape to Witch Mountain (1975)

Disney animated classics are in the spotlight at ArcLight Sherman Oaks all throughout August:

* Tuesday, Aug. 3: Cinderella (1950)
* Tuesday, Aug. 10: Pinocchio (1940)
* Tuesday, Aug. 17: Alice in Wonderland (1951)
* Tuesday, Aug. 24: The Jungle Book (1967)
* Tuesday, Aug. 31: Peter Pan (1953)

ArcLight Cinemas newest location in Pasadena will be home to tune-filled Disney musicals every Wednesday in August:

* Wednesday, Aug. 4: Newsies (1992)
* Wednesday, Aug. 11: Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971)
* Wednesday, Aug. 18: Pete's Dragon (1977)
* Wednesday, Aug. 25: Mary Poppins (1964)

Guests can purchase tickets, reserve seats and print their tickets at home by visiting Tickets are $12.50 at ArcLight Sherman Oaks and Pasadena and $13.50 at ArcLight Hollywood. ArcLight members will receive $1 off each ticket when purchased online and printed at home.

At each screening, moviegoers will be treated to Disney trivia and prizes courtesy of D23, the official Disney fan club.

D23 brings the magic to Disney fans every day through the exquisite Disney twenty-three magazine, members-only special events, and exclusive benefits and discounts. Disney fans can become members of D23 by visiting; at select shops at the Disneyland® and Walt Disney World Resorts; and at Gold-level D23 memberships are $74.99, and Silver-level memberships - which provide all benefits with the exception of a Disney twenty-three subscription - are just $34.99 a year. All discounts and special promotions are available to both Gold- and Silver-level D23 Members.


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Source: AP

Roman Polanski will not be extradited to the United States in order to face charges for having unlawful sex with a 13-year-old girl in 1977. The Swiss government rejected the idea of sending Polanski back to the States based on failure to provide confidential testimony about Polanski's sentencing procedure in 1977-1978.

"The 76-year-old French-Polish film director Roman Polanski will not be extradited to the USA," the Justice Ministry said in a statement. "The freedom-restricting measures against him have been revoked."

Polanski most recently directed The Ghost Writer, a political thriller that won him some of the best reviews of his career.

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