emma watson gi 250x350 'Harry Potter's' Emma Watson worth $32 million; Brad PittA little movie sustenance for those late-night cravings:

“Harry Potter” star Emma Watson was shocked that playing the brainy Hermione was so lucrative. Although she got a $75/week allowance, at 17 her dad sat her down for a talk. Nope, not the birds and the bees. She’s apparently worth $32 million. [People]

Brad Pitt had such a good experience on “The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford,” he’s reuniting with the director Andrew Dominik for a comedy this time around. In “Cogan’s Trade,” he’ll play an enforcer that will stick his nose into a heist that takes place during a mob-protected high stakes poker game. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Meryl Streep
in a wife beater battling aliens? It could have happened. On the “Alien” anthology Blu-Ray release, producer Gordon Carroll reveals that Streep and Sigourney Weaver were both considered for the part of Ripley, but since Streep’s longtime companion at the time had died, they decided to delay her audition. You snooze, you lose, Streepy. [Blastr]

]]>Al Pacino will star opposite Eva Green and Susan Sarandon in the financial thriller “Arbitrage” for writer-director Nicholas Jarecki. He’ll play a hedge fund magnate who’s been committing fraud and wants to complete the sale of his trading empire before he gets caught. When a huge error occurs, however, he’ll seek help from an unlikely source. [Variety] Aardman Animation’s “Arthur Christmas” has landed “House” star Hugh Laurie and James MacAvoy as voices for their 3D 2011 holiday release. MacAvoy will voice Arthur, Santa’s youngest son, while Laurie is older and more regimented brother Steve. The film revolves around hwo Santa is able to deliver so many presents in only one night. [Deadline] “The Last Exorcism’s” Eli Roth and Eric Newman are reteaming on “Psycho Killer” from “Se7en” scribe Andrew Kevin Walker. “8MM” producer Gavin Polone will make his directorial debut on the serial killer film, which centers on a mysterious masked murderer whose latest kill is witnessed by the victim’s wife. She sets out to catch him before his biggest kill — a mass murder — is accomplished. [The Wrap] Follow Zap2it and Zap2itHanh on Twitter and Zap2it on Facebook for the latest movies, TV and celeb news. Photo credit: Getty Images

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