Movie File: Hilary Duff, Ben Affleck, Jamie Foxx, Sofia Coppola, Steve Martin, Neve Campbell, Billy Bob Thornton & More

Despite what was played out in the press as a high-profile split with Disney, Hilary Duff is not opposed to making another “Lizzie McGuire” movie for the company. “The whole thing got very blown out of proportion,” Duff said. “It just wasn’t the right timing to do it, and [Disney] wanted to do one right away and I was busy with other movies, and they kinda got mad about that, I guess. … I’m open to it, though. I’m very close to the character, and she’s such a good role model for young people to look up to, so hopefully they’ll come around.” …

Ben Affleck is planning a late-December trip to visit U.S. troops in the Persian Gulf and premiere his new movie, “Paycheck,” which opens nationwide December 25. Affleck will sign autographs at various locations on his first USO tour. … “28 Days Later” and “Girl With a Pearl Earring” star Cillian Murphy has been cast in the upcoming Batman movie, “Batman: Intimidation Game,” according to a Warner Bros. spokesperson. Murphy first auditioned with director Christopher Nolan (“Memento”) for the title role, which instead went to Christian Bale (“American Psycho”). Details on Murphy’s role have not been revealed. …

Jamie Foxx has finished filming what could be one of the biggest movies of his career, the Tom Cruise thriller “Collateral,” written by Frank Darabont (“The Green Mile”) and directed by Michael Mann (“Ali”). “It’s a hot movie,” Foxx said recently. “I play a cab driver. [Cruise is] an assassin and he hijacks my cab for a night, [so] it’s one crazy night in Los Angeles. Tom is an incredible person. To see that he’s an honest person and a cool guy is great.” …

“The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” was named Best Picture of 2003 by the New York Film Critics Circle, but “Lost in Translation” and “American Splendor” were the only multiple winners. The former earned Bill Murray the Best Actor accolade and Sofia Coppola the Best Director nod, while the latter won Best First Film and Best Actress for Hope Davis, who was also recognized for “The Secret Lives of Dentists.” … Meanwhile, critics associations in Boston named “Mystic River” top movie, while reviewers in San Francisco selected “Lost in Translation.” Murray was named best actor by both. …

Steve Martin, doing interviews to promote “Cheaper by the Dozen,” said the upcoming “Shopgirl,” based on his novella of the same name, is nearly finished shooting. “We have a fabulous director who did ‘Hilary and Jackie,’ ” Martin said, referring to Anand Tucker. “It couldn’t be more aligned with what I envisioned, and it’s better ’cause the director really knows the core of what these scenes are about.” … Neve Campbell has purchased a script for her to star in called “LuLu,” about silent film star Louise Brooks, and she’s talking to directors about the project. Next she’ll star in “The Company,” which she co-wrote and pitched to director Robert Altman (“Gosford Park”). It opens in select cities on Christmas, with wide release in January. Campbell also recently shot “Blind Horizon,” a thriller starring Val Kilmer due next year. …

Along with starring in the next Trapt video, Michelle Trachtenberg of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” fame will act in the indie drama “Odd Girl Out” about a boarding school student who becomes enemies with a new student, played by Bijou Phillips (“Bully”), who falls in love with the cousin of Trachtenberg’s character. The film will shoot early next year. … Trachtenberg has two films due next year, beginning with the “Roadtrop”-inspired “Eurotrip,” written and directed by the “Cat in the Hat” writers Alec Berg, David Mandel and Jeff Schaffer and opening February 20. Next she’ll appear opposite Elisabeth Shue in “Mysterious Skin,” which will likely premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, according to her spokesperson. …

Dominic West, who co-stars with Julia Roberts in “Mona Lisa Smile,” will next appear in “The Forgotten” in June. “It’s a thriller set in Brooklyn,” explained the actor, who also appeared in “Chicago.” “Me and Julianne Moore, our children have been abducted and we’re on the run from the police and the FBI, and lots of other strange forces to try and get them back. It should be quite a thrill.” … Billy Bob Thornton has signed on to star in “Friday Night Lights,” based on a book by H.G. Bissinger about a high school football team in Odessa, Texas, that captivated the financially troubled town in 1998. Peter Berg (“Very Bad Things”) will direct the movie in Odessa. …