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The Morning Roundup: Watchmen Behind The Scenes Video, More Dollhouse News, Dubya Casting

Written by: Tony Lazlo, CC2K Staff Writer


ImageA new behind-the-scenes video of Watchmen has popped up online, along with news about two new casting choices for Oliver Stone's W and G.I. Joe.

George Clooney's Leatherheads got beat this past weekend by 21 at the box office.

Latino Review reports on two casting choices for G.I. Joe: Brendan Fraser will play Gung-Ho, and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson will play Shipwreck.

The cast of Oliver Stone's George W. Bush biopic W is shaping up to be killer: Thandie Newton will play the ghoulish Condoleeza Rice, while Ioan Gruffudd will play British Prime Minister Tony Blair.

Denzel Washington is attached to star in a new Robert Ludlum adaptation: The Matarese Circle. Hopefully the screenwriters involved will have the good sense to jettison most of the original novel like The Bourne Identity's Tony Gilroy did.

ComingSoon.net has a behind-the-scenes video of Watchmen.

IGN and USA Today both have reports from the set of the new Bond movie, Quantum of Solace, including this new pic here:

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Married With Children will find new life on the Spike channel, as will Unsolved Mysteries with a new host: Dennis Farina. That has to be the first time a show has ever leapt from Lifetime to Spike.

Update on Joss Whedon's Dollhouse! Olivia Williams will play the titular house's leader.

Hey, to alternate endings to Cloverfield appeared on YouTube. Check 'em out:

Here's a quick report on the new Bruce Willis sci-fi vehicle Surrogate: It's about a future where people live life through perfect, robotic, eternally young versions of themselves. The cast includes Ving Rhames, Radha Mitchell and Rosamund Pike. Terminator 3's Jonathan Mostow will direct. It's based on the graphic novel by Robert Venditti and artist Brett Weldele.

Jensen Ackles will play the lead in Lionsgate's remake of My Bloody Valentine.

Toni Collette has joined the cast of Sam Mendes' upcoming comedy. The cast also includes John Krasinski and Maya Rudolph.

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Author: Tony Lazlo, CC2K Staff Writer

Robert J. Peterson is a writer and web developer living in Los Angeles. A Tennessee native, he graduated from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. He’s written for newspapers and websites all over the country, including the Marin Independent Journal, the Telluride Daily Planet, CC2KOnline.com, Offscreen, and Geekscape.net. He co-hosts the podcasts Make It So and Hiram’s Lodge. He’s appeared as a pop-culture guru on the web talk shows Comics on Comics, The Fanbase Press Week In Review, Collider Heroes, ScreenJunkies TV Fights, and Fandom Planet. He’s the founder of California Coldblood Books.

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