News briefs: Lovely Bones for charity; Shyamalan's Devil

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Adam-Troy Castro
Dec 14, 2012

Peter Jackson's The Lovely Bones, based on Alice Sebold's best-seller, has been selected for the Royal Film Performance 2009, which will take place in late November in London's Leicester Square as a benefit for charity.
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Variety reports that Chris Messina (Julie & Julia) will star in Universal Pictures' Devil, a horror-thriller based on an M. Night Shyamalan story that will be directed by John Erick Dowdle and Drew Dowdle (Quarantine).
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The Vampire Diaries' Ian Somerhalder will play the lead role in the romantic gothic fairy tale Cradlewood, according to The Hollywood Reporter; Harry Weinmann is directing the independent project based on a script by Stephen Sewell and John Paul Chapple.
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A new Facebook page and Twitter feed have gone live for The Fourth Kind, Universal's upcoming alien-abduction movie.