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Hugh Jackman is set to get hot under the collar.

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The pioneering porno movie Deep Throat was picked on Wednesday as one of 100 landmark films of all time in a new Radio Times guide.

The Radio Times Guide to Films 2007, compiled by the magazine's film reviewers and staff, put Deep Throat up there with such cult classics as Citizen Kane and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

Justifying the choice, Radio Times' film editor Andrew Collins said: “Deep Throat is not necessarily recommended for everyone — it's a quite badly made film — but to deny its influence would be pure snobbery.”

“This is not a list of the greatest movies ever made — we've had plenty of those already — this is a chronological journey through cinema history pinpointing those films that changed the course of the industry, for better or worse, sometimes seismically, sometimes by smaller increments.”

Deep Throat was made in 1972 and is just an hour long.

Hugh Jackman and Ewan McGregor will soon begin filming a psychological thriller, The Tourist, which casts the spotlight on seedy New York sex clubs.

Oscar-nominated Michelle Williams will also star in the independently financed movie, which will be directed by Marcel Langenegger. Shooting gets underway later this month, trade journal Variety.

The movie will tell the story of an accounting consultant who meets a charismatic, womanizing lawyer who introduces him to the world of underground erotic sex clubs.

Meanwhile, Australian heartthrob Jackman is due to star in a spin-off of the successful X-Men trilogy, Wolverine, as well as a new Baz Lurhmann period film alongside Nicole Kidman, Variety said.

From racy movies to racy actors, Mexican heartthrob Gael Garcia Bernal is being lined up to play an arch-villain opposite Matt Damon in the latest installment of the successful Bourne Identity movies, it was reported.

Garcia-Bernal, the star of The Motorcycle Diaries and early Oscar contender Babel, could be signed to play Jason Bourne's enemy in the third film of the series, The Bourne Ultimatum.

The Hollywood Reporter said filming for the movie got underway in Tangier this week with the film's makers still yet to settle upon their choice for the villain, a super-assassin out to kill amnesiac spy hero Bourne.

As well as Damon returning in the title role, The Bourne Ultimatum will feature Joan Allen and Julia Stiles as well as Oscar-nominee David Strathairn.

Filming will also take place in Madrid, Paris, New York, London and Riga.

Oscar-nominated Terrence Howard will swap rap for country in a new bio-pic of baseball player-turned-singer Charley Pride, movie industry journal Variety reported.

The project will see Howard reunite with Hustle and Flow director Craig Brewer, the movie that earned the 37-year-old an Academy Award nomination in the best actor category.

Born to Mississippi sharecroppers in 1939, Pride dreamed of playing professional baseball but turned to music when it became clear he would never make the Major Leagues.

After moving to Nashville, he became a country music sensation and between 1966 and 1984, 51 of his 54 singles made the country top 10.

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