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Weekly Movie News Roundup 15.06.2012

Posted 15/06/2012

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Weekly Movie News Roundup 15.06.2012

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Renesmee revealed
First-time actress Mackenzie Foy scored the part of a lifetime at only 11: She plays Bella Swan and Edward Cullen’s half-vampire daughter Renesmee in the much anticipated ‘Breaking Dawn Part 2.’ The lucky little girl posed with her onscreen parents, a.k.a. Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, for U.S. magazine ‘Entertainment Weekly,’ and K-Stew admitted that she sees a resemblance to Mackenzie. ‘It was kind of strange’ during filming, she remarked. ‘But it’s funny how it actually helps. It’s like, “Oh, hey, you look like me, kid! Come on!” ’

Meryl Streep calls for more girl power in Hollywood
Meryl Streep may be one of the most revered figures in the film industry, but that didn’t stop her from publicly calling out that industry on its ‘shocking under-representation of women.’ The Oscar winner, speaking at the Women in Film Crystal + Lucy Awards, noted that only ‘seven to ten percent of directors, producers, writers, and cinematographers’ are women, according to vf.com. She also made a dig at big-budget box office failures while pointing out that her own award-winning ‘Iron Lady’ was low-budget ‘pure profit.’ Added Meryl, ‘Don’t they want the money?’ The lady makes a very good point.

Weekly casting news roundup
Hugh Laurie is in talks to play the bad guy in the upcoming remake of ‘Robocop.’ The title role has been taken by actor Joel Kinnaman … Lindsay Lohan, currently hard at work playing Elizabeth Taylor in a U.S. TV movie, is in talks to star in ‘The Canyons,’ an indie movie based on a script by author Bret Easton Ellis, says the Hollywood Reporter. … ‘Catching Fire’ news alert! Philip Seymour Hoffman has been offered the role of Plutarch Heavensbee in the ‘Hunger Games’ sequel. … Maroon 5 rocker Adam Levine will costar with Keira Knightley in ‘Can a Song Save Your Life,’ ‘Deadline’ reports … And coming full circle back to ‘Twilight’ stars, Ashley Greene has been tapped to join the already AWESOME cast of ‘CBGB,’ the movie about the legendary NYC underground rock club that stars ‘Harry Potter’ alumni Alan Rickman and Rupert Grint.