News briefs: Denisof in Dollhouse, Machete cast

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Dec 14, 2012

Former Buffy/Angel star Alyson Hannigan tweeted that her husband, Buffy co-star Alexis Denisof, "is shooting his first day of Dollhouse right now!" That makes Denisof the latest member of the Joss Whedon troupe who will make an appearance in the second season of the Fox series, joining Firefly's Summer Glau.
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Teen actress Jodelle Ferland has joined the cast of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse as a vampire who has just been turned; sci-fi fans may remember her from the film Silent Hill or the ABC series Kingdom Hospital.
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SlashFilm reports that James McTeigue will direct The Raven, a fictional tale that places author Edgar Allan Poe at the head of a serial-killer investigation.
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Variety has revealed more casting for Robert Rodriguez's upcoming Machete: Danny Trejo is playing the title character, and Robert De Niro, Jessica Alba, Michelle Rodriguez, Steven Seagal, Lindsay Lohan, Cheech Marin, Don Johnson and Jeff Fahey play supporting roles.
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Here's the new trailer for Peter Jackson's The Lovely Bones, which went live on Apple.com yesterday. It includes much of the footage we screened at Comic-Con last month: