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Stalked: Melissa Leo, Ellen DeGeneres, Studio deals, Film release dates

Melissa Leo is laying down the law in Betty Anne Waters.

Ellen DeGeneres is back in animated films.

Matt Damon, Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg are close to a studio deal.

And we have some release dates for Sherlock Holmes, Harry Potter and a few others.

Melissa Leo has joined the cast of Betty Anne Waters. Hilary Swank, Minnie Driver and Sam Rockwell are already starring. Swank plays a woman whose brother is sent to prison for a murder/robbery. She's convinced of his innocence, and despite being a single mother, puts herself through law school to help him gain his release. Leo plays one of the police officers trying to pin the crime on her brother. The news is from Variety.

Ellen DeGeneres is returing to animated films. Having proved memorable as Dory in Finding Nemo a few years ago, she is to voice a dog in Dog Show. It follows a stray female dog and her friends as they cause havoc at a Crufts style dog show. The news comes from The Hollywood Reporter.

Coming Soon say two projects are close to securing studio deals. One sees Matt Damon in The Adjustment Burea, a sci-fi love story loosely based on a short story by Phillip K. Dick. It's being adapted by the script writer for the previous and next Bourne films, George Nolfi. And the other has Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell in an action comedy called B Team. The two will play cops.

A whole bunch of films have received release dates. The list below is from Cinematical:

The Green Lantern - December 17, 2010
Sherlock Holmes - December 25, 2009
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - July 15, 2011
Jonah Hex - August 6, 2010
Inception - July 16, 2010
Sucker Punch- October 8, 2010
Clash of the Titans - March 26th, 2010



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