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    Gravitas Ventures Announces New Theatrical Division with Dustin Smith as Vice President

    Roadside Entertainment's Dustin Smith has been named Vice President of Gravitas Ventures' new Theatrical Distribution division. In addition to this, Gravitas' Theatrical has announced their Toronto acquisition "Felony," as their first release of 12 planned releases a year.

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    In the Works: 'Top of the Lake' Director Garth Davis In Talks to Helm 'Shantaram,' Starring Joel Edgerton

    Aussie director Garth Davis impressively held his own alongside auteur Jane Campion in five-part mini-series "Top of the Lake," which scored them both 2013 Emmy nominations for directing. Now Davis is in talks with Warner Bros. to direct his first feature, "Shantaram," with Joel Edgerton attached to...

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    TIFF Review: 'Felony' Written By & Starring Joel Edgerton

    Malcolm Toohey is a textbook example of a good cop, as we see in the opening of "Felony," written by and starring Joel Edgerton. Toohey is the kind of police officer that doesn't hesitate to charge into a dangerous situation, and by the end of the early moments of the film, his actions find him taki...

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    'Sympathy For Mr. Vengeance' Remake Gets A Director, 'Fast & Furious 7' Keeps Casting & More

    With TIFF in full swing, letters are being frantically crossed and dotted on all manner of contracts, agreements and bar-room napkins. Here are a few that we managed to smuggle across the Canadian border, hidden inside a stuffed moose...

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    Joel Edgerton May Star In Johnny Depp's Previously Deep-Sixed Drug Addict Crime Flick 'Shantaram'

    While some projects die on the vine and enter the hallowed "what if" halls of legendary projects that never got made, some eventually come creaking back to life. The latest lucky one to defy the odds is "Shantaram," a former Johnny Depp-led project that Warner Bros. is reviving. And while Depp has s...

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    Interview: Director Matthew Saville Talks TIFF Crime Pic 'Felony' Written By & Starring Joel Edgerton

    While Joel Edgerton has no shortage of friends and collaborators he could have chosen to direct his script for the crime drama "Felony," he landed on Matthew Saville, a TV veteran with a couple of feature films under his belt as well. Edgerton had been impressed with the filmmaker's 2007 Aussie TV m...

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    Casting Watch: Aaron Paul, Sigourney Weaver and John Turturro Join Ridley Scott's Moses Epic 'Exodus' UPDATED (Poll)

    UPDATE: Aaron Paul of "Breaking Bad," along with Sigourney Weaver and John Turturro, have joined the cast of Ridley Scott's biblical epic "Exodus." The film already has Christian Bale on board, playing Moses, and Joel Edgerton as Egyptian ruler Ramses.

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    Joel Edgerton Joins Ridley Scott's Moses Film 'Exodus' Starring Christian Bale

    So Bible movies are a thing again we guess. Next spring, Darren Aronofsky goes to the cinematic pulpit with "Noah," and it seems to have kickstarted a frenzy for studios to bring God to big screen, because before the year is out, Ridley Scott will go all Old Testament with "Exodus." With shooting sl...

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    Casting Watch: Kirsten Dunst Joins Jeff Nichols' Superpower Thriller 'Midnight Special,' with Michael Shannon and Joel Edgerton

    Kirsten Dunst has won the female lead in Jeff Nichols’ latest, “Midnight Special,” being produced by Warner Bros. Joel Edgerton and Michael Shannon, who was directed by Nichols in both “Take Shelter” and “Mud,” are also set to star.

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    TIFF First Looks: Liam Neeson & Olivia Wilde In 'Third Person,' Colin Firth In 'Railway Man' & Joel Edgerton In 'Felony'

    Yes, more today coming from the bounty that is TIFF, with organizers unveiling an unbelievable fest of films coming in September. So let's keep diving in and see what's on offer...

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