News Briefs: Katie Holmes in Dark, Percy cast expands

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Adam-Troy Castro
Dec 14, 2012

Katie Holmes will star in Don't Be Afraid of the Dark, about a young girl who moves in with her father and his girlfriend and discovers they are sharing the house with devilish creatures, Variety reported; the movie is written by Guillermo del Toro and Matthew Robbins and will be directed by del Toro protege Troy Nixey.
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Rosario Dawson and Steve Coogan have joined the cast of Fox 2000's Greek mythology-infused fantasy adventure movie Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
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Twentieth Century Fox has raised its estimate of how many downloads have been made of the illegally pirated version of X-Men Origins: Wolverine since it hit the Internet on March 30: The movie has been downloaded 4 million times, about four times more than previous estimates.
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A new version of the trailer for District 9, the sci-fi movie produced by Peter Jackson, has gone live on the viral Web site MNU Spreads Lies.
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Jerry O'Connell and Gossip Girl star Jessica Szohr have snagged roles in Piranha 3-D, the upcoming remake of the 1978 cult-classic terror movie from The Hills Have Eyes remake director Alexandre Aja, according to reports in Entertainment Weekly and at E! Online.
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Warner Home Video is releasing DVD sets of The Mentalist season one, Chuck season two, Smallville season eight, Supernatural season four and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles season two in August and September.