Olivia Wilde Auditions For “Gone Girl”

Now that Ben Affleck is locked in to star in David Fincher’s adaptation of “Gone Girl” for Fox and New Regency, the search has turned to which actress will play the title character.

Sources tell Variety that Abbie Cornish, Olivia Wilde and Julianne Hough have submitted audition tapes and will meet with Fincher in the coming weeks. Rosamund Pike has not tested yet but sources say the studio and Fincher are also interested in her as well.

Though a story in the Hollywood Reporter said Pike was the front-runner, sources say while Fincher likes her, he is currently scouting for the film and will not make any decision until he has begun meeting actresses.

After Affleck became involved with the project last week, reports surfaced that Emily Blunt, Natalie Portman and Charlize Theron were being eyed. Sources close to Theron say she has no interest in pursuing the role and other insiders say Blunt and Portman’s schedules would not allow them to do it.

Budget considerations could be one factor in the choice: With Affleck coming on board, actresses like Theron or Portman may be out of range.

Given the popularity of the book and the talent that it is now attracting, the project has now become a top priority for the studio.

The Gillian Flynn novel, which has sold more than 2 million copies, is the dark and suspenseful story of a woman who disappears on the day of her fifth wedding anniversary. Reese Witherspoon and Bruna Papandrea will produce through their Pacific Standard banner along with Leslie Dixon.

A bidding war ensued last summer when the book, which spent eight weeks at No. 1 on the New York Times bestseller list, was offered to studios, and Fox paid seven figures to outbid studios including Universal.

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“The Incredible Burt Wonderstone” Blu-ray Captures

The photo gallery at Olivia Wilde Source has been updated with 1,406 Blu-ray quality screen captures of Olivia Wilde in the film “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone”.

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Official “Drinking Buddies” Trailer

The official trailer for the movie “Drinking Buddies” has just been released – you can watch it below! The film will be released in theaters on August 23rd, 2013.

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New Trailer For “Rush”

A new trailer for the film “Rush” has just been released – watch it below!

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“The Incredible Burt Wonderstone” Nominated At The Teen Choice Awards

“The Incredible Burt Wonderstone” has been nominated at the 2013 Teen Choice Awards for “Choice Movie: Comedy”. Olivia Wilde and Steve Carell also grabbed nominations for their roles in the film.

Choice Movie: Comedy
“Identity Thief”
“Peeples”
“Pitch Perfect”
“The Incredible Burt Wonderstone”
“Warm Bodies”

Choice Movie Actor: Comedy
Skylar Astin, “Pitch Perfect”
Jason Bateman, “Identity Thief”
Steve Carell, “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone”
Nicholas Hoult, “Warm Bodies”
Craig Robinson, “Peeples”

Choice Movie Actress: Comedy
Anna Kendrick, “Pitch Perfect”
Melissa McCarthy, “Identity Thief”
Kerry Washington, “Peeples”
Olivia Wilde, “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone”
Rebel Wilson, “Pitch Perfect”

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“Her” Release Date Announced

The release date for the film “Her” has been announced. It will be out in theaters on Wednesday, November 20th!

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Corsan Finds Buyers on Paul Haggis’ ‘Third Person’

Paul Haggis’ new pic, “Third Person” is scoring brisk biz for Belgian production and sales company Corsan, which has announced sales to 23 markets of the triple-tiered relationship drama with an ensemble cast comprising Mila Kunis, Liam Neeson, Adrien Brody, James Franco, Olivia Wilde and Kim Basinger.

Sales on “Third,” which previously shopped at Toronto and Berlin, now include China (HGC Ent.), Russia (Top Film), India (One World), France (Synergy), Japan (Presidio), Latin America (Playarte) and Middle East (Eagle).

Pic, now in post, had been pre-sold to Italy’s Moviemax Media Group during last year’s Toronto Film Festival, just before the start of shooting at Rome’s Cinecitta studios, where it tapped into Italo rebates.

Fully financed through Corsan, which has a business model based on Belgian tax breaks, “Third Person” interweaves three separate love stories in three cities: Rome, Paris, and New York.

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Olivia Wilde To Star In “Reawakening”

Olivia Wilde and Mark Duplass are set to star in Lionsgate medical thriller “Reawakening” with Jason Blum producing.

“Jiro Dreams of Suishi” helmer David Gelb will helm with Luke Dawson and Jeremy Slater penning the script.

The story follows a team of research students that discovers the secret to bringing subjects back from the dead — however, their actions result in a series of sinister consequences.

Blum will produce through his Blumhouse banner along with Mosaic Media Group. Matt Kaplan and Dawson are exec producing.

Erik Feig, Lionsgate Motion Picture Group’s president of production, and John Sacchi, Lionsgate’s executive VP of production, will oversee the project for the studio.

With a wave of interest in the “Frankenstein” storyline (Fox has one and Lionsgate also has “I, Frankenstein), the pic gives Lionsgate a project with a similar theme but with an original twist.

Wilde is repped by WME and Untitled Entertainment and can be seen next in Universal’s racing pic “Rush” as well as Paul Haggis’ “Third Person.” The ICM Partners-repped Duplass was recently seen in “Zero Dark Thiry” and “Safety Not Guaranteed” and can be seen next in New Line’s “Tammy” and Open Road’s “Parkland.” Duplass can also be seen on the FX series “The League,” and his HBO pilot “Togetherness” was recently picked up by the network.

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Olivia Wilde Leaves Film “The Keeping Room”

Not surprising due to her constantly busy schedule, but Olivia Wilde has apparently dropped the indie Civil War drama formerly known as “The Keeping Room”, and The Wrap reports Brit Marling will be taking her place. Original cast members Hailee Steinfeld and Nicole Beharie remain on board.

Written by Julia Hart and to be directed by Daniel Barber, the now untitled film will follow two sisters and one slave, during the dying days of the Civil War, who are forced to defend their home from a band of soldiers who have broken off from the Union Army. Filming had been set to begin in March in North Carolina but it looks like that has been pushed back.

Marling, who has made a name for herself writing and starring in films such as “Another Earth” and “Sound of My Voice”, was last seen opposite Richard Gere in financial thriller “Arbitrage” and has also completed another writing/acting project, eco-terrorist thriller “The East” due out next month. She recently wrapped up shooting on young Lincoln biopic “The Green Blade Rises” as well as dark art world comedy “Posthumous” and is attached to literary adaptation “The Grace that Keeps This World.”

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