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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014.
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Marvel says Vin Diesel will be Groot in 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Marvel Studios says actor Vin Diesel has been cast as Groot, a sort of giant tree, in the upcoming film "Guardians of the Galaxy."
Benicio Del Toro to star in 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

Benicio Del Toro to star in 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

LOS ANGELES, June 3 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Benicio Del Toro has joined director James Gunn's upcoming Marvel Studios movie "Guardians of the Galaxy," Deadline reported Monday.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012.
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'Sin City' sequel in the works

'Sin City' sequel in the works

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller are collaborating with writer William Monahan on a sequel to their hit film "Sin City," The Hollywood Reporter said.
Michael Douglas honored at AFI gala

Michael Douglas honored at AFI gala

LOS ANGELES, June 12 (UPI) -- Oscar-winning actor Michael Douglas was honored with the 37th American Film Institute Life Achievement Award in Los Angeles Thursday night.
Penn, Carrey up for 'Stooges' roles

Penn, Carrey up for 'Stooges' roles

LOS ANGELES, March 26 (UPI) -- The Farrelly brothers' big-screen version of "The Three Stooges" could co-star Hollywood actors Sean Penn, Jim Carrey and Benicio Del Toro.
Universal, USA Network sign pact

Universal, USA Network sign pact

NEW YORK, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- USA Network says it has acquired the exclusive network television premiere rights to the 2009 Universal Pictures' film slate.
'Camino,' Del Toro win big at Goyas

'Camino,' Del Toro win big at Goyas

BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- "Camino" won the prizes for best film, director, actress and supporting actor at the Goya Awards ceremony in Spain during the weekend.

Robbers snatch gems using 'Snatch' script

NEW YORK, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- The daylight heist in which robbers dressed as Hasidic Jews relieved a New York Diamond District wholesaler of his jewels reads like a movie script.
Del Toro hopeful 'Che' will find audience

Del Toro hopeful 'Che' will find audience

NEW YORK, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Puerto Rican actor Benicio Del Toro said his new movie, "Che," should find an audience despite being 4 1/2 hours long and in Spanish.
'Che' to be released in two parts in Jan.

'Che' to be released in two parts in Jan.

NEW YORK, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- IFC Films says the four-hour-plus epic "Che" is to open for a week in Los Angeles and New York next month, then be divided in two parts elsewhere in January.

'The Class' takes top prize at Cannes

CANNES, France, May 25 (UPI) -- "The Class (Entre les murs)" took the top prize Sunday at the Cannes Film Festival in a unanimous decision by the jury, Daily Variety reported.
Soderbergh's Che bio-pic debuts at Cannes

Soderbergh's Che bio-pic debuts at Cannes

CANNES, France, May 23 (UPI) -- Director Steven Soderbergh's two-part Che Guevara bio-pic reportedly ran more than four hours long when it premiered at the Cannes Film Festival this week.
'Wolfman' to get 2009 release

'Wolfman' to get 2009 release

LOS ANGELES, May 12 (UPI) -- Universal Pictures says its new version of "The Wolfman," starring Benicio Del Toro and Anthony Hopkins, is to hit U.S. theaters next year.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2008.
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Joe Johnston to direct 'Wolfman'

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Hollywood filmmaker Joe Johnston has signed on to take Mark Romanek's place in the director's chair for the new big-screen thriller "The Wolfman."

Romanek drops out of 'Wolfman' project

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Hollywood director Mark Romanek has reportedly quit "The Wolfman" after a dispute with Universal Pictures involving the horror flick's budget.

Celebs take part in 'Kite Runner' auction

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Authentic Afghan kites, each with a tail autographed by a different U.S. celebrity, will be sold on eBay to raise money for the Afghanistan Relief Organization.

Benicio's new Che look drawing attention

NEW YORK, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Benicio del Toro said the scruffy look and dark beard he adopted to play Che Guevara in "The Argentine" attracted the wrong kind of attention.

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UPI almanac for Monday, Feb. 19, 2007.
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It's Showtime for Duchovny's TV return

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- David Duchovny is eyeing his first regular TV role since "The X-Files" went off the air, with a new dramatic series on the U.S. cable network, Showtime.

Soderbergh to make Che Guevara film

HOLLYWOOD, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- U.S. director Steven Soderbergh is preparing to make his long-awaited biopic of Latin American revolutionary Che Guevara.

David Duchovny stars in DreamWorks' 'Fire'

GLENDALE, Calif., July 6 (UPI) -- California's Dreamworks has signed actor-writer-director David Duchovny to star with Halle Berry and Benicio Del Toro in "Things We Lost in the Fire."
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