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    Casting Watch: Mortensen Offered Dracula; Cast Joins Kutcher for Steve Jobs Biopic; Casting Johanna in 'Catching Fire'

    Viggo Mortensen has been offered the role of Dracula in Neil Marshall's ("The Descent") "The Last Voyage of the Demeter," which follows the vampire's famous plague-carrying seabound voyage from Transylvania to England...

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    Watch: Roman Polanski's Prada-Funded Short Film 'A Therapy' With Ben Kingsley & Helena Bonham Carter

    Last year's "Carnage" might have been something of a disappointment, but it hasn't fazed Roman Polanski: the director's already gearing up for his next film "D," about the famous anti-semitic Dreyfus Affair in France in the 19th century, which will see the director reteam with his "The Ghost Writer"...

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    Mark Duplass, Jennifer Aniston & Ben Kingsley Head To 'Convention,' Patrick Wilson & Christina Hendricks Lead Darren Aronofsky-Produced 'Zipper'

    Mark Duplass has had busy couple of years, directing and writing three films with his brother, and starring in a number of projects including the raunchy FX comedy, “The League,” and in the upcoming sci-fi tinged indie dramedy “Safety Not Guaranteed” with Aubrey Plaza. He’s following up that role wi...

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    The Dictator—movie review

    As someone who was completely disarmed by 'Borat', then disappointed by' Bruno', I hoped Sacha Baron Cohen’s latest comedy would hit that sweet spot again, especially since he is working with his longtime collaborators, director Larry Charles and writers Alec Berg, David Mandel, and Jeff Schaffer. I...

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    New Pics Of Sacha Baron Cohen, Megan Fox & Anna Faris In 'The Dictator'

    Believe it or not, The Playlist likes nothing more than a dumb, hilarious movie. And Sacha Baron Cohen is one of the best at delivering big laughs from big broad characters, while also having some smarts riding beneath the surface. And while it didn't make our top ten list of summer blockbusters...

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    Armie Hammer, Ben Kingsley, John Malkovich, Michael Sheen & Teresa Palmer Join Crime Thriller 'Cut Bank'

    Landing a script on the Black List doesn't necessarily mean your movie will get made right away (please see the forever-developing "Prisoners" as a hot script stuck at the starting gates) but it does mean that when the ball gets rolling, top talent is going to swarm. And for Rober...

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    Ben Kingsley In Talks To Play Villain In 'Iron Man 3'

    He opposed Robert Redford's gang in "Sneakers." He gave Ray Winstone fits in "Sexy Beast." Now, one of cinema's great purveyors of evil menace is about to take on Iron Man.

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    Robert Orci Launches "Ender's Game" Production Blog

    Prolific Roberto Orci, when he is not sweating over "Star Trek" rewrites with producing and writing partner Alex Kurtzman, is now running a weekly production blog for the upcoming sci-fi film "Ender's Game." He's also producing and adapting the epic adventure from the Orson Scott Card sci-fi classic...

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    Ethan Hawke & Pawel Pawlikowski Reteam For 'Epic'; Ben Kingsley, Christopher Lambert & Chulpan Khamatova Also Join

    After combining talents for "The Woman On the Fifth," Ethan Hawke and Paris-based Polish helmer Pawel Pawlikowski are set to reunite once more for a gentle black comedy about the making of a film with Sir Ben Kingsley, Christopher Lambert and Russian thesp Chulpan Khamatova also ...

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    Ben Kingsley, Anthony Mackie, Patricia Clarkson & More To Present At The Spirit Awards; My Morning Jacket & K'Naan To Perform

    EXCLUSIVE: Before the big Oscar show takes place on Sunday, as the tradition goes, the Film Independent Spirit Awards will honor their nominees and winners the night before, with festivities set to get underway on Saturday evening. It is shaping up to another memorable night, with the stars lining u...

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