News briefs: Bond 23 delayed; Who sets record

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Dec 14, 2012

Shiloh Fernandez will star in Girl With the Red Riding Hood, a gothic horror movie that re-imagines the Little Red Riding Hood fairy tale, according to The Hollywood Reporter: Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke is directing the movie, in which Amanda Seyfried will play a woman in a medieval village being terrorized by a werewolf.
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Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli of EON Productions Ltd., producer of the long-running James Bond franchise, said Monday that development work on the next 007 film had been suspended because of financial difficulties at the film's distributor, MGM, according to the Reporter.
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Saturday's season premiere of Doctor Who, featuring Matt Smith as the 11th Doctor, set viewership records for BBC America, with an average 1.2 million total viewers, making it the network's most-watched telecast ever.
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The second season of Ashes to Ashes, the sequel to U.K. time-travel hit Life on Mars, premieres on BBC America on May 11 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
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Universal Pictures has hired Nick Stoller to rewrite Stretch Armstrong and Rob Letterman to direct it, Deadline Hollywood reported; Taylor Lautner stars, but there's no start date yet.

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