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The Newsdesk 09.08.09 – Children of the Corn to Return; A-Team Cast Shaping Up

• UFC fighter Rampage Jackson is rumored to be playing B.A. Baracus in The A-Team remake. We pity the fool who tries to replace Mr. T. 

• The director of The Road is in talks to team with Daniel Craig for a remake of the Gallic heist thriller La Bonne Annee. Meanwhile, early reviews from the Telluride Film Festival call The Road “beautifully bleak.”

• George Clooney and Jason Reitman’s Up in the Air is the talk of the Telluride Film Festival. Nice to see an acclaimed Reitman movie that doesn’t involve puns and Sunny Delight-swigging teens.

• Terry Gilliam’s The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, the late Heath Ledger’s final film, will close the Hamptons Film Festival on October 11.

• The Weinstein Company is planning to reboot the Children of the Corn franchise. Why not team with Disney and cast the cookie-cutter teens from High School Musical

• Nicolas Cage will star in the thriller Hungry Rabbit Jumps. Unfortunately Cage is playing a crazed vigilante and not an angry, hungry rabbit. 

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