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    Worthington Heads Home, Hurt Locker Reality Show, Brolin Talks

    - Sam Worthington is heading home to Perth, Australia to shoot surfing drama Drift, in which he plays a photographic journalist who helped to turn surfing into a worldwide industry. After several big-budget Hollywood films, the actor is excited to be involved in this $11-million project, he says, to "put something back into my home town...There's something pure and true about surfing, and there is something pure and true about this script." (There was also something pure about his performance to in 2004's Somersault opposite Abbie Cornish). This may be the perfect project for him to rediscover the satisfaction of low-budget acting away from t...

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    Post-Cannes Fest Landscape: What's Real?

    The Cannes Film Festival unfolds in two parts: what gets seen during the festival itself--and what happens afterwards.

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    Woody Allen vs. Mike Leigh: One Hires Stars, Other Makes Them

    At this stage of the game, there's no point in interviewing Woody Allen (age 74) or Mike Leigh (age 67) about their movies, because we know exactly what they're doing.

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    Woody Allen Names New Film Midnight in Paris

    When the latest Woody Allen Untitled starts filming this summer in Paris with stars Owen Wilson, Marion Cotillard, Rachel McAdams, Kathy Bates, Carla Bruni and Michael Sheen, it will actually have a title: Midnight in Paris. The romantic comedy takes a family to Paris. Imagina International Sales i...

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    Cannes Watch: Penn, Binoche, Crowe, Gosling, Douglas, Watts Head for Croisette

    April 15 is both U.S. tax return day and Cannes announcement day, when we finally learned most of the festival's official selection.

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    Cannes Adds Jurors Denis, Garcia Bernal, Mezzogiorno, Egoyan

    The Festival de Cannes announces that filmmaker Claire Denis (White Material) will preside over the Un Certain Regard jury. I have also learned that Mexican actor Gael Garcia Bernal (whose new Spanish film Even the Rain is tagged for possible inclusion in the fest) and Italian actress Giovanna Mezzo...

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    Rating Likely Candidates for Cannes

    Of the 40 films on indieWIRE's Cannes wish list--a clever way of reporting what might be going without knowing for sure what will be announced on April 15--I hear that Oliver Stone's Wall Street Never Sleeps and Woody Allen's You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger are going, while Cannes negotiations fo...

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    Wall Street 2, Tree of Life, Woody Allen Heading for Cannes

    It's not official yet, but it looks pretty sure that Oliver Stone will finally be making his Cannes debut, with the sequel Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, starring Michael Douglas 23 years after his first turn as Gordon Gekko, and Carey Mulligan as his daughter. Shia LaBeouf and W star Josh Brolin ...

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    Woody Allen Sells Stranger to Sony Pictures Classics, Shoots Next in Paris

    As expected, Sony Pictures Classics continues to release Woody Allen's Euro-financed pictures, acquiring North American rights to his latest, You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger, starring Antonio Banderas, Josh Brolin, Anthony Hopkins, Freida Pinto and Naomi Watts. Shot last August in London, the fi...

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    Top 25 Active Directors: Did EW Get it Right?

    EW loves lists like this one, the top 25 active directors, designed to inspire healthy debate. Did they get it right? And what do they mean by active, exactly? "Most talented, in-demand directors behind the camera today?" They're trying to have it both ways--it's a power list measuring fame, heat, ...

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