“American Pie” star held hostage

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BOSTON (CNN) — Following this week’s bombing in Boston, the cast and crew of an upcoming Sandra Bullock comedy set in the city want to show their appreciation for local law enforcement with an advance screening of the film.

Producers of  “The Heat” say they got a lot of help from Boston police while filming the movie.

Bullock plays a FBI agent who clashes with a Boston cop played by Melissa McCarthy.

Director Paul Feig says the movie is quote – “a love letter to Boston.”

The movie premiers to the public on June 26, but the early screening for Boston police and FBI agents has not been set yet.

An “American Pie” star is ok after being held hostage in his Los Angeles home Wednesday.

KCBS/K-CAL reports Eddie Kaye Thomas, who played Finch, was trapped by a woman with a large kitchen knife.

Police say the woman spent the night with the actor and became agitated in the morning when asked to leave.

Authorities eventually used tear gas to get the woman to surrender.  Thomas was able to get away without injury and the suspect was taken into custody.

Ben Affleck is out, and Will Smith is in – for a new comedy called “Focus.”

Affleck, cast alongside Kristin Stewart, dropped out in December due to a hectic schedule.

The Twilight star followed suit, soon after.

According to Variety, Smith has now been cast as the film’s lead.

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