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    Jonathan Demme & Matt Reves Join List Of Contenders For 'Pride And Prejudice And Zombies'

    Mike White & 'Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs' Team Phil Lord & Chris Miller Also In The MixWith David O. Russell officially moving on the from the upcoming big screen adaptation of the best-selling "Pride And Prejudice And Zombies," and with Natalie Portman no longer slated to star (she is still ...

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    Alexandra Daddario Joins Cast Of 'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo'

    Will Play Younger Harriet VangerIt looks like Joely Richardson is getting a younger double. Sort of. Just Jared is reporting that Alexandra Daddario has joined the cast of David Fincher's "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo."

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    Anton Corbijn Has Only One Film Left? A German-Set Thriller Starring Herbert Grönemeyer

    We'll fully admit it. The way Focus Features were treating Dutch filmmaker Anton Corbijn's "The American" — last minute press screenings, very limited press for American journalists — we assumed the company had a dud on their hands and were trying to hide it. They might have thought the same as ever...

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    Mark Wahlberg Offered Lead In 'The Crow' Remake

    This was going to be a funny comment until we remembered Nick Cave is writing itOk, first day on a new site and the wheels are a little creaky, and we're a little cranky as we get into the swing of things, but then there are stories like this one which make us smile. Mark Wahlberg has been offered t...

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    Eisner's FameTown Will Be Huge

    I am as guilty of wasting time playing Flixster movie games on Facebook as anyone else. And I am forecasting here and now that ex-Disney chief Michael Eisner's bet on the new social game FameTown (Napster's Shawn Fanning brought him into the start-up Diversion) will pay off big-time (as it did with ...

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    Oscar Watch: Palm Springs, Santa Barbara Fests Push Oscar Hopefuls Like Mulligan, Franco

    It isn't news that Oscar campaigners take advantage of fall film fests in L.A. and NY that are designed to draw awards attention. MCN's David Poland rants about con-man Carlos Abreu's bogus Hollywood Film Festival (which I refuse to take seriously) and IFP's Gotham Awards, which are far more legitim...

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    Springsteen's "Darkness" to Debut at Inaugural Doc NYC; Herzog & Morris Spotlights Added

    Doc NYC unveiled its final slate of films, including the world debut of "Darkness of the Edge of Town," a new concert film with Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band slated for the inaugural event on November 4th in New York City. Directed by Grammy and Emmy award-winner Thom Zimny, the film was sho...

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    Brenda Chapman No Longer Directing Pixar’s 'Brave'?

    According to a report on Cartoon Brew, Brenda Chapman, the director of the only non-sequel Pixar movie for the next couple of years, 2012's "Brave," has been fired and replaced by story artist Mark Andrews (who co-directed the charming short "One Man Band" about dueling street musicians). Now, while this is a fairly common practice in the animated field, if a movie is troubled or in danger of missing its deadline, most famously when "Incredibles" director Brad Bird replaced Pixar mainstay Jan Pinkava as the writer and director of "Ratatouille," a mere 18 months before it was set to be released (also, "How to Train Your Dragon" co-writers/dire...

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    Recycling at the Cinema: True Grit, The Great Gatsby and RED

    We all know recycling is good for the planet, but is it good for cinema? Consider three old-is-new retreads: a western remake, a 1920s period piece and a contemporary action flick. True Grit is a remake of a 1969 John Wayne film which was adapted from a novelization of a Charles Portis 1968 serial which first appeared in The Saturday Evening Post. The Great Gatsby started as a lauded 1925 F. Scott Fitzgerald novel which became a film in 1926 and again in 1949 and 1974. Even comedy hit RED, although it is not based on a book or an old movie, still exists--argues Movie City News--due to recycling of the DC graphic novel's plot and characters. T...

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    Trouble On The Set Of 'The Hangover 2'? Zach Galifianakis In "Deep Protest"

    .It looks like all is not cheery on the set of the highly anticipated sequel to "The Hangover." With the reunited cast of Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Justin Bartha and Ken Jeong currently in front of cameras on the film that is due in theaters in about seven months, there appears to...

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