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    "In the Loop" Star Peter Capaldi Is the 12th star of "Doctor Who"

    The producers of "Doctor Who" announced their choice of Peter Capaldi Sunday on a live TV special on BBC One and BBC America -- the 12th actor to portray the Time Lord with two hearts in the world's longest-running scripted television series. But London's bookies already knew.

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    Starz Network Picks Up Chiwetel Ejiofor's BBC Mini-Series 'Dancing On The Edge' For USA TV

    The Starz network has announced the USA television premiere of the musical drama Dancing on the Edge, an original miniseries from writer/director Stephen Poliakoff, which stars Chiwetel Ejiofor (an actor who's set to have a really good second half of 2013 with 3 films he stars in debuting).

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    'Half Of A Yellow Sun' Producers Talk Film's Production (Cast, Crew, Hollywood vs Nollywood)

    An excerpt from a chat with the producers of the film adaptation of Half Of A Yellow Sun that I thought worth sharing.

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    First Trailer For Film Adaptation Of 'Half Of A Yellow Sun' Arrives!

    As reported earlier, Biyi Bandele's Half Of A Yellow Sun - a film adaptation of celebrated author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Orange Prize-winning novel of the same name - will make its World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.The long-awaited, much-anticipated film adaptation, Bande...

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    Watch: Promo Reel For TIFF Flick 'Half Of A Yellow Sun' Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor & Thandie Newton Plus New Pics

    There's going to be a lot of Chiwetel Ejiofor coming your way by the end of the year. Next month he'll star in the drama "Savannah" opposite Jim Caviezel which opens in limited release, and of course he's the lead in the Oscar touted "12 Years A Slave" which is headed to TIFF. But the actor has anot...

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    Toronto International Film Festival Launches Oscar Race; 'Fifth Estate' Is Opener, 'Life of Crime' Is Closer

    DreamWorks’ World premiere of Bill Condon's "The Fifth Estate" will open the 38th Toronto International Film Festival announced that the world premiere of Festival on September 5; the fest will close on September 15 with the world premiere of Daniel Schechter’s "Life of Crime."

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    Film Adaptation Of 'Half Of A Yellow Sun' Will Open Africa International Film Festival

    I was able to confirm directly with the festival programmer/curator Keith Shiri, that long-awaited, much-anticipated film adaptation of celebrated author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Orange Prize-winning novel, Half Of A Yellow Sun, will be the opening night film at the Africa International Film Fes...

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    We've Read It! Thoughts On Steve McQueen's '12 Years A Slave' Script

    On the heels of Tambay's Book-To-Film report yesterday, I had an opportunity to read a 2011 draft of the adapted screenplay for Steve McQueen’s 12 Years A Slave, a film we’ve been eagerly anticipating and debating about for many months now. We know Chiwetel Ejiofor is slated to play Solomon Nor...

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    From Book To Film: A Look At Steve McQueen's Upcoming Adaptation Of '12 Years A Slave'

    NOTE: If you don't like spoilers, I strongly suggest that you skip this entire post. I don't give everything away, and we don't even really know with certainty how different the film will be from the novel. But just a precaution.

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    WATCH: First Trailer for McQueen's '12 Years a Slave,' Starring Ejiofor and Fassbender

    The first trailer for Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave" has arrived. The Fox Searchlight title stars Chiwetel Ejiofor as Solomon Northup, a free black man in the pre-Civil War United States who is abducted and sold into slavery. The sprawling cast includes Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, ...

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