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Scoop: Stacy Keach From ‘American History X,’ ‘Prison Break’ Joins ‘Chicago Overcoat’

Stacy Keach

I just received a detail-packed casting update about “Chicago Overcoat,” which has been and continues to film in Chicago. This information comes from casting director Chris Charles.

Robert Redford to Walk ‘Green Carpet’ Tonight in Chicago For ‘Lions For Lambs’

Robert Redford in Lions For Lambs

I just learned moments ago that Robert Redford will be in Chicago tonight at AMC River East 21 to walk an environmental “green carpet” to promote “Lions For Lambs”. The event is a private benefit.

News You Need: Mackie in ‘Eagle Eye,’ ‘Star Trek’ Beams in New Captain, Strike Pauses ‘24’

Bruce Greenwood

We! Are! Terrorist Cell!: We already told you about Billy Bob Thorton being cast in “Eagle Eye,” which is shooting now in Chicago and is directed by D.J. Caruso.

Chicago-Native ‘Juno’ Writer Diablo Cody Takes Stand on WGA Strike

Diablo Cody on strike on Nov. 7, 2007 in Los Angeles

Following the launch of the Writers Guild of America strike on Monday, “Juno” writer Diablo Cody went to work on Wednesday to fight for her work. She published the following photo on her blog.

Spoiler: Latino Review Reveals Joker Introduction in ‘The Dark Knight’

Heath Ledger (left) as the Joker in The Dark Knight

Latino Review’s Kellvin Chavez posted a brief report on Nov. 6 revealing new plot details about the introduction of Heath Ledger as the Joker in “The Dark Knight”. If you don’t want to know, don’t read below.

Trailer For Oscar Hopeful ‘The Great Debaters’ Goes Online

Denzel Washington in The Great Debaters

The trailer for the Denzel Washington-directed film “The Great Debaters” just went online at Yahoo! Movies.

Confirmed: ‘Eagle Eye’ Filming in Chicago From Nov. 6 to 16

Shia LaBeouf (left) and Billy Bob Thornton

Since actor Shia LaBeouf popped up on the Chicago grid this weekend and was arrested following an incident at a Walgreens on the Magnificent Mile, we questioned which film he was in town to film.

Jack Nicholson Talks to MTV About Possible Third ‘Chinatown’

Jack Nicholson

In an interview with MTV News, Josh Horowitz talks to Jack Nicholson about the new DVD releases of his directed films and the heretofore unheard-of plot details for a prospective third “Chinatown”.

‘Transformers’ Star Shia LaBeouf Arrested in Chicago, Charged With Criminal Trespassing

Shia LaBeouf

When “Transformers” star Shia LaBeouf was in Chicago this weekend, his trip went awry and he spent some time with Chicago police.

International ‘Iron Man’ Teaser Surfaces at YouTube

Robert Downey Jr. in Iron Man

The new, international “Iron Man” teaser is now online at YouTube. The 59-second spot showcases a little more Gwenyth Paltrow. She at least gets one line.

Rory’s Death Kiss Reveals Submission Page, Nov. 17 Deadline For ‘The Dark Knight’

WhySoSerious.com screenshot from The Dark Knight

Prompted by “The Dark Knight” viral marketing wizards, the mass organization and real-life clown mayhem has officially begun.

Vince Vaughn to Walk Chicago Red Carpet on Nov. 5 For ‘Fred Claus’

Paul Giamatti (left) and Vince Vaughn in Fred Claus

I have just learned that Vince Vaughn is confirmed to walk a Chicago red carpet on Nov. 5 for “Fred Claus”. Red-carpet arrivals start at 5 p.m. that day on the second floor of AMC River East 21 at 322 E. Illinois St.

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  • Grace, Or the Art of Climbing

    CHICAGO – What is life but a constant climb? The Brown Paper Box Co., one of the most vital storefront theater groups in Chicago, asks that question and more in the significant “Grace, Or the Art of Climbing.” Using a woman’s journey through some difficult situations, the parallels of “the climb” become a artfully performed story that is all inspiration and uplift. The play runs through July 7th, 2019, at Stage 773 in the Belmont Avenue Theater District in Chicago. For more information and tickets, click here.

  • Elizabeth Laidlaw

    CHICAGO – The recent limited series “The Red Line” on CBS-TV was notable for a couple elements – it was set in Chicago and it featured Chicago actors in major roles. Creators Caitlin Parrish and Erica Weiss (from here), cast their Chi-town colleague Elizabeth Laidlaw, who portrayed police officer “Vic” Renna.

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