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capt america empire 'Captain America' covers Empire, Stephen King's 'The Stand' gets feature film treatmentLet’s all go to the lobby, let’s all go to the lobby … to have some movie snacks.

British film magazine Empire has served up a new look at “Captain America: The First Avenger.” Star Chris Evans graces the cover in the Cap’s World War II-era costume, and there are more peeks at the movie inside. [Empire]

Warner Bros. and CBS Films are teaming up to adapt Stephen King‘s novel “The Stand” as a feature film. No writer or director is yet attached to the project, which aims to tell the sprawling tale of King’s apocalyptic tale; the novel was previously adapted for a 1994 miniseries that aired on ABC. [Hollywood Reporter]

Tyler Perry, who has rarely acted in material he didn’t also create, is stepping into the shoes of detective Alex Cross for a reboot of James Patteron‘s thriller franchise (Morgan Freeman played the part in two previous films, “Kiss the Girls” and “Along Came a Spider”). Rob Cohen (“The Fast and the Furious”) is set to direct the film, based on Patterson’s “I, Alex Cross.” [Deadline]

Cameron Diaz has joined Colin Firth in “Gambit,” the Coen brothers-scripted remake of the 1960s comedy that starred Michael Caine and Shirley MacLaine. Diaz will play a Texan whom Firth’s character recruits to help him pull of an art swindle. [Variety]

Joaquin Phoenix is the leading contender to star opposite Benjamin Walker in “Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter,” based on Seth Grahame-Smith’s novel. It would be the first acting job for Phoenix following his “I’m Still Here” career detour; he would play the mysterious figure who trains young Abe (Walker) in the arts of vampire-killing. [Deadline]