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    Leonardo DiCaprio To Star In & Produce JFK Assassination Pic 'Legacy of Secrecy'

    Update: The press release announcing the picture says "an acclaimed director who has previously worked with Leonardo has expressed interest in directing the film". So let the guessing games begin, but a Christopher Nolan-directed JFK tale? Yeah, we'd be there.

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    Keira Knightley & Joe Wright May Reteam On New Tom Stoppard-Penned Version Of 'Anna Karenina'

    For such an incontestably great piece of literature, it's strange that Leo Tolstoy's novel "Anna Karenina" hasn't been treated better. The 1935 Greta Garbo version is great, and there was a decent British TV version a decade ago with Helen McCrory, Kevin McKidd, Stephen Dillane and Mark Strong, but ...

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    Watch: Spike Jonze Directed Video For Arcade Fire's 'The Suburbs'

    After a rather bombastic, portentous second album, "Neon Bible," indie-rock favorites Arcade Fire came back in force this year with the excellent "The Suburbs," a near-concept record that paired the band's usual apocalyptic themes with images from suburban life. It sounds like it shouldn't work, but...

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    WTF: Check Out Alec Baldwin's Holiday Ads For Wegmans

    Totally Amazing/Totally FrighteningWe're not sure how on Earth Alec Baldwin's agent convinced him to do these. He is either the smartest man in Hollywood or the dumbest. Or both. But either way, these ads for the grocery store chain Wegmans, bizarrely starring Alec Baldwin, are total WTF amazing and...

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    Good Day for Gibney: Oscar Short List, IPA Auteur Award

    Congrats to Alex Gibney for not only making the Oscar documentary short list of 15 with Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Elliot Spitzer but for winning this year's International Press Academy's auteur award.

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    The Biggest Surprise Of The Oscar Documentary Shortlist Are The Snubs

    So it begins. The fun (if you want to call it that) of the awards season is seeing who rises to the top and who gets overlooked. And this year, the outrage is starting a little bit early as the Academy has revealed their shortlist for Best Documentary feature, and biggest surprises are the number of...

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    'The Wolverine' Starts Shooting April 2011, Darren Aronofsky Inks Two Year Deal With Fox

    So that's why he did it. While we're slowly getting more and more used to (and excited by) the idea of Darren Aronofsky helming the comic book movie "The Wolverine," we didn't really see what he was getting out of it other than an opportunity to play in the studio tentpole sandbox for the first time...

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    Academy Gives Us Umpteenth Consecutive Controversial Doc Shortlist.

    Check out the Academy's shortlist for the documentary feature categories.

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    'Superman' Will Start Shooting June 2011, Filmmakers Looking For Someone Between 28-32 Years Old

    When is a casting story not a casting story? When it's Deadline's latest rambling exclusive that the search for the next Superman to head up Zack Snyder's "Superman: Man Of Steel" is underway. While the piece runs down pretty much every name that has been rumored for the part over the past little wh...

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    Alexander Payne Attached To Direct Adaptation Of Daniel Clowes Comic 'Wilson'

    With Alexander Payne busy finishing up his latest effort "The Descendants" possibly for a Cannes debut, the director is keeping an eye on this potential next gig. Sure, he's got the high concept comedy "Downsizing" -- about a financially struggling man who decides he can have a much nicer life if he...

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