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    Doug Liman Will Climb 'Everest' With Script From 'Up In The Air' Writer Sheldon Turner

    With his last effort, the political drama "Fair Game" dropping last fall, director Doug Liman has spent most of 2011 figuring out what to do next and he's had no shortage of options. But unfortunately, he's been hit with a bit of bad luck. While for a moment there it seemed like his ambitious and long-gestating sci-fi flick "Luna" would be getting off the ground, just last week word arrived that financing had collapsed, effectively killing the project. In the same report it appeared that Warner Bros. was wanting to move ahead with "All You Need Is Kill" but that was contingent on a big star, and while WB wanted Brad Pitt, that's not really ne...

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    'Highlander' Star Clancy Brown & Heather Graham Join Ramin Bahrani's Dennis Quaid/Zac Efron Movie

    So, it's official, acclaimed indie filmmaker Ramin Bahrani has gone Hollywood. The Iranian-American director behind the trio of well-received, low-key efforts “Man Push Cart,” “Chop Shop” and “Goodbye Solo” has put together a pretty WTF cast for his next, still untitled effort. In case you forgot, b...

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    Steve Carell To Star In 'Moneyball' Director Bennett Miller's Next Film 'Foxcatcher'

    First, we just need to get something off our chest. It's an absolute crime that with his run on the "The Office" now over, six-time Emmy nominee Steve Carell didn't win one time for his fantastic turn as the Michael Scott. More than just a bumbling boss, Carell found real depth and heart in Michael Scott that allowed the character to flourish over seven seasons. Okay, mini rant over. Regardless of industry accolades, Carell has used his sitcom success to spread his wings as a dramatic actor in fare like "Dan In Real Life" and "Crazy Stupid Love," however, his greatest challenge as an actor will find him paired up with "Capote" and "Moneyball"...

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    Watch: Mary Elizabeth Winstead Doesn't Know Who To Trust In New Clip From 'The Thing'

    What's worse than having a job in the icy, forbidding wastelands of Antarctica? Finding out that there is a shapeshifting monster out there picking off your colleagues.

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    Watch: Trailer For Indie Drama 'Norman' With Soundtrack By Andrew Bird

    Hear The Song "Hospital" From The Score BelowFor his sophomore feature film, director Jonathan Segal has rounded up quite the array of talent both in front of and behind the camera. To help tell the story penned by Talton Wingate, he's got veterans Richard Jenkins and Adam Goldberg to slot into supp...

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    Watch: Promising Trailer For Alt WW2 Drama 'Resistance' With Michael Sheen & Andrea Riseborough

    What if the Germans had won the war? It's a question that's plagued hacky science-fiction and historical novel writers since...well, the Germans didn't win the war, but that doesn't mean it can't be the source of compelling fiction. Philip K Dick's masterpiece "The Man In The High Castle" is a good ...

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    Nelson Mandela's Grandchildren To Get Their Own Reailty Show

    When I first heard about this, it sounded like a really interesting idea. I'm referring to the news reported in the U.K.Guardian newspaper that Nelson Mandela's three adult granddaughters have made a deal with Amercian TV producer Rick Leed to star in a new reality show for South African television...

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    Anthony Mackie Hopes To Play Olympic Gold Medalist Jesse Owens In Film Biopic He's Developing

    Is there a better way to start your day than with an Anthony Mackie post? I think not. ;-) In an exclusive interview with our brothers from another mother at The Playlist, Mackie expressed his desire to portray legenday Olympic gold medalist Jesse Owens (9/12/1913 – 3/31/1980) in a screen biopic he'...

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    Clooney's The Ides of March: Premiere, Review, Oscar Prospects

    At Tuesday night's Ides of March (October 7) premiere at the Academy, George Clooney ran up to the front of the house in a dapper Italian grey suit and kept it short. Ryan Gosling had worked the red carpet and was gone, he said, and he'd talk to the rest of us at the party afterwards. So he did. On ...

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    Darryl Roberts' "America The Beautiful 2" To Premiere in N.Y. and L.A. In Oct.

    If you recall earlier this month I wrote about Darryl Roberts' 2007 documentary America The Beautiful of which as I said "chronicled the sudden rise and steep fall modeling career of a back then, 12 year old professional model, Gerren Taylor, who suffered a near mental breakdown and major self-estee...

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