- The Huffington Post, of all places, has debuted the first official image of John Cusack as Edgar Allen Poe in James McTeigue's 'The Raven.'

- Original Hulk Lou Ferrigno tells NukeTheFridge.com that he is involved in 'The Avengers,' though he doesn't say how, and that an appearance in 'The Expendables 2' might be possible. He also gets in a dig at future Hulk films/TV shows by pointing out that a CGI Hulk can't go to conventions and sign autographs.

- Matt Damon and Angus MacFayden have officially signed on to star inCameron Crowe's 'We Bought a Zoo,' an adaptation of Benjamin Mee's memoir about buying a zoo in the English countryside for his family to live at.

- Everyone cheered last week as the MPAA overturned its NC-17 rating of 'Blue Valentine,' but with that decision comes word that the ratings board may have to begin re-evaluating how it approaches horror films as they feel the, "R has a very big envelope for that genre."

- Colin Firth is in negotiations to star in 'Gambit,' the Coen Brothers-scripted, Michael Hoffman-directed remake of the 1966 comedy starring Michael Caine.

- James McAvoy is reportedly set to take on the role of Mr. Darcy in Mike White's'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.'

- Check out the official plot synopsis for 'X-Men: First Class' [via ScreenRant]:
"X-Men: First Class charts the epic beginning of the X-Men saga, and reveals a secret history of famous global events. Before mutants had revealed themselves to the world, and before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Not archenemies, they were instead at first the closest of friends, working together with other Mutants (some familiar, some new), to stop Armageddon. In the process, a grave rift between them opened, which began the eternal war between Magneto's Brotherhood and Professor X's X-Men."

- Gwyneth Paltrow tells Collider that she doesn't expect Pepper Potts to join Iron Man in 'The Avengers': "I think they're starting shooting soon and they probably would have asked me by now."

- Neve Campbell, riding hot on the heels of her 'Scream 4' comeback, will star opposite Josh Hartnett in the film Singularity, to be directed by Roland Joffe. The drama takes place in both 1778 and 2015. According to THR, Hartnett will play "two characters: an archeologist who falls into a coma and a British captain in colonial India," while Campbell will "play Hartnett's wife and fellow archeologist in 2015, who gets stuck in a sunken ship while trying to retrieve a ring."

- A quick note that 'The Last Word,' a vaguely sci-fi film starring Ewan McGregor and Eva Green about a romance that blossoms during a global epidemic, has been retitled 'Perfect Sense' ahead of its Sundance 2011 debut.

- And your viral video of the day is ... 'Lego Black Ops':

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