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'Die Hard' sequel gets a screenwriter, Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake are friends with benefits (Excess Hollywood)

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  • The franchise is hardly dying: Hitman screenwriter Skip Woods has been tapped to write the fifth Die Hard movie. Poor John McClane. At what point is he too old for this s–––? [THR]
  • Mila Kunis is set to star alongside Justin Timberlake in the rom-com Friends With Benefits. Aetna or Blue Cross Blue Shield? [Variety]
  • Ryan Gosling will narrate Phillip Montgomery’s ReGeneration documentary, which chronicles young people’s apathy towards social and political causes. One thing young people aren’t apathetic about? Ryan Gosling. [THR]
  • Walking Dead is really coming alive: The much-anticipated AMC zombie drama has tapped Laurie Holden to star as sniper who falls for a man twice her age. Or she’s just confused and really dating a zombie. [THR]
  • Terms of Endearment actress Debra Winger is officially a regular on HBO’s In Treatment. Her character is a former star with anxiety issues. Who, I’m assuming, cries a lot. [Deadline]
  • A&E has decided to renew Paranormal State, its ghost-hunting series. On the schedule for season 5 of the show: Ryan and his team of investigators chase a phantom taunting a local fair, but soon discover the phantom is really hotel manager Mr. Jeevers, who’s just tired of all those meddlesome kids. Oh, sorry, that’s Scooby-Doo. [THR]
  • Time Stands Still — starring Laura Linney — will be heading to Broadway, according to a press release from the show’s producers. Original cast member Alicia Silverstone will not be able continue starring in the production because she’s “surfing the crimson wave.” Or scheduling conflicts. Whatever.

Also: Bruce Willis talks ‘Die Hard 5’

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