Casting Call: Cameron Diaz Joins Puppet-Murder Thriller

Cameron Diaz, Katie Sackhoff, Robert De Niro, Steve Carrel and others will keep unemployment at bay juts a little longer.

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MEXICO CITY - JULY 07: Actress Cameron Diaz speaks with the press during the premiere of "Knight & Day" at Cinemex Santa Fe on July 7, 2010 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Victor Chavez/WireImage)
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Cameron Diaz has been invited to join Brian (Son of Jim) Henson’s The Happytime Murders, set in a world where the puppet stars of an '80s kids show are being murdered one by one. The script reportedly features a scene where a cow moos ecstatically while being milked by an octopus, if you're curious about the tone of the film.
Katee Sackhoff has been cast alongside Chad Michael Murray and Abigail Spencer in The Haunting in Georgia, about the real-life experiences of the Wyrick family in this sequel to the sleeper hit The Haunting in Connecticut.
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Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Hilary Swank and Ashton Kutcher are up for the Valentine’s Day follow-up New Year’s Eve. There are no words...
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Steve Carell will star in Imagine, as a guy who discovers he's the illegitimate son of an aging rock star, one who only learns about his son by way of a letter written by John Lennon.
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Zac Efron is said to be in line to take the lead role in the Hughes Brothers' film adaptation of Akira, the famed anime and manga comic series, with Morgan Freeman as General Shikishima.
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Hayden Panettiere and Twilight-er Nikki Reed will star as high school seniors in Downers Grove, based on the novel of the same about a sleepy little town where every year one student dies just before graduating.
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Ice Cube and his old Three Kings director, David O Russell, are working on developing a Dirty Harry-esque franchise with Cube as the '70-style cop. Sounds like a return to form for the man who was once among the baddest men on Earth.
Aaron Eckhart will star as The Expatriate, an ex-CIA agent who decamps to Europe with his 15-year-old daughter in the hopes of leaving his past behind. There's no way that will work, because otherwise they wouldn't have made it into a movie.
Scarlett Johansson will lead a Species-esque sexy space lady who captures humans and ships them back to her home planet to be used as food, which sounds derivative and dull, but it's being directed by Jonathan Glazer, the man behind Sexy Beast.
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Rhys Ifans is joining Rupert Friend and Bill Nighy in The Beautiful Fantastic, about a reclusive novelist whose life is turned upside down when she encounters an eccentric inventor.
Cameron Crowe has cast old friend Patrick Fugit for his next feature, We Bought a Zoo, in which Matt Damon gets over the death of his wife, Scarlett Johansson, buy renovating a zoo.
Al Pacino, Eva Green and Susan Sarandon wil star in Arbitrage, about a hedge-fund manager desperate to unload his company before it collapses into a pit of debt, all while trying to keep both his wife and mistress happy.
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James McAvoy, Hugh Laurie, Jim Broadbent and Bill Nighy will lend there voices to Arthur Christmas, a 3D extravaganza about how Santa's son tries save Christmas.
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Christopher Walken, Christian Slater and Famke Jensen will star in The Power of Few, a conspiracy thriller.
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Channing Tatum will be joining Anne Hathaway in Love and Honor, about a solider sent by Benjamin Franklin to Russia to win the heart of Catherine the Great, in yet another horse drama from Secretariat director Randall Wallace.
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides will feature Johnny Depp dukcing into Judi Dench's carriage, and "as he ravishes her, he ­manages to rob her." ^5, Mr. Depp.
Speaking of Depp, he'll be working once again with Tim Burton, this time on an adaptation of the old Gothic TV soap Dark Shadows, with a script by Pride and Prejudice and Zombies scribe Seth Grahame-Smith.
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Miley Cyrus will star in the action-comedy Undercover, as a private eye hired by the FBI to go--you guessed it--undercover at a college sorority.
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Leonardo DiCaprio is taking the lead in The Devil in the White City, about the 19th-century Chicago serial killer, Dr. HH Holmes.
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Bruce Willis and Paul Walker are joining rapper 50 Cent in the first film from the rapper's production company, Set Up, about a diamond heist gone bad. Ph: Frank Masi, SMPSP Copyright 2010 Summit Entertainment LLC. All rights reserved.
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Jockey Calvin Borel has been approached about playing himself in a film about Mind That Bird, the 50-1 long-shot Borel rode to victory in the 135th running of the Kentucky Derby in 2009.
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Stella Schnabel, daughter of the famed painter-director Julian Schnabel, has been cast alongside Ben Foster and Woody Harrelson in Rampart, Owen Moverman's film about the real-life scandal that rocked the LAPD in the 1990s.
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