News briefs: Taylor Lautner on SNL; Thor lands Kat

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Adam-Troy Castro
Dec 14, 2012

The Twilight Saga: New Moon's Native American wolfman Taylor Lautner is following his rumored girlfriend, Taylor Swift, as host of NBC's Saturday Night Live on Dec. 12.
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Kat Dennings (Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist) has joined the cast of Thor, the Marvel Studios production that begins production in January, Variety reported; Dennings will play Darcy, who works with Natalie Portman's Jane Foster character.
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FX has acquired the ad-supported TV rights to the four Twilight movies in a package deal with producer Summit Entertainment that also includes the sci-fi movies Knowing and Push, according to The Hollywood Reporter; FX will start running last year's Twilight, the first movie in the franchise, beginning in late 2011.
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Thomas Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer have been hired to adapt the treasure-hunting video game Uncharted: Drake Fortune into a movie, which would be produced by Avi Arad, Charles Roven, Ari Arad and Alex Gartner, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
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