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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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    Welcome To Our New Home

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    Say Hello to The Playlist

    There's a goal we've been pursuing for awhile now at indieWIRE, one that we're finally ready to reveal today. This morning, we're thrilled to welcome our friends from top film website The Playlist to the indieWIRE Blog Network.

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    Anne Hathaway & James Franco Join List Of Contenders For 'Alien' Prequel

    Even though Natalie Portman is topping the studio wishlist for Ridley Scott's forthcoming "Alien" prequel, 20th Century Fox know that you don't always get what you want and some new names are surfacing to the lead role in the big budget pic.

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    'Glee' Creator Ryan Murphy May Direct 'Rocky Horror Picture Show' Remake

    In the latest case of raping fond memories/questionable obsessions, Fox 2000 is gearing up for a remake of "Rocky Horror Picture Show," with Ryan Murphy, creator of the insanely popular show "Glee," to take the directing reins.

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    First Poster For Ralph Fiennes' Modern Reimagining Of Shakespeare's 'Coriolanus'

    Here's the first poster for Ralph Fiennes' directorial debut and modern imagining of William Shakespeare's "Coriolanus" starring Fiennes himself in the lead role alongside Gerard Butler, Vanessa Redgrave, Jessica Chastain, James Nesbitt and Brian Cox.

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    James Gray Rewriting Charlie Hunnam's Dracula Actioner Script 'Vlad'

    Writer-director James Gray should probably be working on his planned adaptation of David Grann's "The Lost City Of Z" with Brad Pitt at the moment and, despite a lack of updates on the project since Cannes, we're still hoping for it to shoot after Pitt wraps on Bennet Miller's baseball-drama "Money...

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    Zuckerberg Denies Social Network Frame is Accurate

    In a "Startup School" conference at Sanford University, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg talks about how he dropped out of Harvard and how the The Social Network's framing device is the thing that's most wrong with the movie.

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    For Colored Girls Living Portraits Gallery

    For Colored Girls star Janet Jackson is hosting Tim Palen's "Living Portraits" opening night event at Manhattan's Lehman Maupin gallery on October 24. The 35mm series features the eight stars of For Colored Girls: Jackson, Thandie Newton, Whoopi Goldberg, Kerri Washington, Anika Noni Rose, Loretta D...

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