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    Brie Larson Joins 'Room,' Carrie Brownstein Lands Role In Todd Haynes' 'Carol' & More

    An array of casting news has filtered down today, so let's just get to it. First up, Brie Larson has signed up to star in the adaptation of Emma Donoghue's critically acclaimed, best-selling novel "Room." Lenny Abrahamson, who broke out with "What Richard Did" and has the already hotly buzzed "Frank...

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    Here's to Harold Ramis: Film Independent and Jason Reitman Provide Us With a Lesson on Coping

    "Tonight, is for Harold Ramis," Jason Reitman declared upon taking the stage at yesterday's Film Independent at LACMA Live Read.

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    Watch: Jesse Plemons Reprises His 'Friday Night Lights' Role For a 'Parenthood' Crossover Webisode Featuring Crucifictorious

    While NBC is consumed with the Olympics, the network's been releasing short digital episodes for "Chicago Fire," "Parks and Recreation," "Grimm" and "Parenthood" to gives viewers of those shows a little something as they're off the air.

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    Joseph Gordon-Levitt To Direct & Star In ‘Sandman’; Leads U.S. Voice Cast Of ‘The Wind Rises’

    While certainly not without its problems, “Don Jon” proved a major effort from its director and star Joseph Gordon-Levitt this year, first gaining acclaim at Sundance before making its way to theatres in September. His directing skills were the main takeaway from the experience though, and they have...

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    Jason Reitman Staging Live Reading 'Glengarry Glen Ross' With All-Female Cast Including Robin Wright, Allison Janney & More

    One of the more interesting side gigs among filmmakers these days is Jason Reitman's occassional live readings of famous scripts. The format is pretty straightforward: he picks a script he likes, rounds up a bunch of starry friends and then hosts a live performance with the cast embodying the va...

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    Her? Mae Whitman Confirms She's Returning As Ann/Egg In 'Arrested Development' Season 4

    While we have our hopes high and fingers crossed that the upcoming fourth season of "Arrested Development" can match the amazing genius of the first three seasons before it was canceled by Fox, it seems Mitch Hurwitz and co. are making sure they have all the comedic ingredients at their di...

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    Mae Whitman, Nick Kroll & More Added Added To Jason Reitman's TIFF 'American Beauty' Live Reading

    Jason Reitman, director of "Up in the Air" and last year's unfairly overlooked "Young Adult," is doing another one of his "Live Readings" of a famous movie script, and this time it's the Oscar-winning "American Beauty" at the Toronto International Film Festival. Courtesy of his Twitter, he's been sl...

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    Mae Whitman Joins Emma Watson & Logan Lerman In 'The Perks Of Being A Wallflower'

    Summit knows the tween market better than anybody else these days and with their mad money franchise "Twilight" drawing to a close, they're trying to find other ways to lure that all-important dollar from young moviegoers. They picked up the adaptation of "The Perks of Being a Wallfower" during Sund...

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    Bill Hader Drops More Casting On 'The Hand Job' Starring Aubrey Plaza

    SNL Funnyman Says Andy Samberg, Alia Shawkat, Mae Whitman, Johnny Simmons, Donald Glover & More Will Star In Film Written By His WifeEXCLUSIVE: We haven't been shy in expressing our infatuation with comedic actress Aubrey Plaza. Though she doesn't have too many notches on her belt, her turns in "Funny People," "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" and "Parks and Recreation" are extremely impressive, displaying a young talent with a knack for comedic timing and wit. Whether it's keeping up with Seth Rogen's deadpan, dry deliveries in Judd Apatow's last picture or actively (and abrasively) berating Michael Cera in Edgar Wright's underrated gem, Plaza d...

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