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-Yes, we’ve heard him say so before, but this time, Sylvester Stallone really is filming Rocky 6. So says Production Weekly (click the link marked ”october eleven”), which has some plot details and says the shoot begins in December. Setting aside Stallone’s age (59), does anybody really want to see this movie? On the other hand, given his recent track record, does anybody want to see Stallone in anything else?

-Jennifer Connelly may join Leonardo DiCaprio in The Blood Diamond, a political thriller set in Africa, directed by Ed Zwick (The Last Samurai). Because The Constant Gardener‘s been such a huge hit.

-Mike Newell (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire) is directing Gabriel Garcia Marquez’ contemporary classic novel Love in the Time of Cholera. Ronald Harwood (Roman Polanski’s Oliver Twist and The Pianist) is adapting the epic love story. Given the prestige cast a Newell-Harwood-Garcia Marquez project is likely to attract, New Line is probably already counting up its Oscars.

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