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In Theaters This Weekend: September 17, 2010


Here are a few selections in theaters this weekend:

  • Alpha and Omega (PG): starring Justin Long, Hayden Panettiere, Christina Ricci (directed by Anthony Bell, Ben Gluck)
  • Devil (PG-13): starring Chris Messina, Logan Marshall-Green, Jenny O’Hara (directed by John Erick Dowdle)
  • Easy A (PG-13): starring Emma Stone, Penn Badgely, Thomas Haden Church (directed by Will Gluck)
  • The Town (R): starring Ben Affleck, Rebecca Hall, Jon Hamm (directed by Ben Affleck)

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Quote of the Day: Ben Affleck Wowed by Blake Lively’s Acting

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“The whole movie kind of hinges in a lot of ways on her performance, and I knew it was going to be the hardest part to cast… This girl came in, and no one had said to me beforehand, ‘Hey, look for this person.’ And obviously she was really attractive, and so I thought, Oh, here comes some blond girl. She came in, did one reading, and just crushed it. Like, Boston accent — really good. I was sort of stunned. I said, ‘Jeez, you know, that was really f——-g good. Who are you?’ She didn’t mention that she was on a television show… I want to be on the record because I think she’s really going to blow up, and I want to look like the smart guy. I didn’t quite discover her, but at least I want to say I bought the stock when it wasn’t $500 a share.”

-Director Ben Affleck on hiring actress Gossip Girl‘s - an actress he wasn’t familiar with - for his upcoming movie The Town.

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Casting Corner: Jon Hamm, Billy Crudup and More

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Here’s a quick look at some of the casting announcements made recently:

Jon Hamm: The Mad Men star has been cast opposite Ben Affleck in The Town, a film that Affleck will also direct. Ben will play a career thief who becomes romantically-involved with a bank manager (Vicky Cristina Barcelona‘s Rebecca Hall). Unfortunately, an FBI agent (Hamm) hunting the criminal also has his eyes set on the same woman. Production starts this month in Boston.

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Ben Affleck Returns to Director’s Chair

Ben Affleck will soon be following up his critically-acclaimed work on Gone Baby Gone with another Massachusetts-set drama.

For The Town, Affleck will be wearing three hats at the same time. In addition to directing and acting, the Oscar winner (Good Will Hunting) will make tweaks to a screenplay already started by Peter Craig and Chuck Hogan. (Hogan is the author of the book - Prince of Thieves - on which this movie is based.) Last year, Ben and Aaron Stockard worked on adapting the novel for Gone.

In the Warner Bros. production, Ben will play a career thief who becomes romantically-involved with a bank manager. Unfortunately, an FBI agent hunting the criminal also has his eyes set on the same woman.

Affleck, who is currently filming Mike Judge’s Extract, already has two films scheduled for release next year. He’s Just Not That Into You hits theaters in February while State of Play arrives in April.

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