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    Bradley Cooper & Chris Evans Join List Of Contenders For Doug Liman's 'Luna'

    Financing In Place, As Film Gets Fast-Tracked At DreamWorksThe summer movie season is upon us and it's easy to forget that there are movies being developed at the major studios are aren't sequels, based on a comic or toy or spun-off a previous film or television show. In the works for years, the long-gestating space film by Doug Liman -- now titled "Luna" -- has been inching forward in fits and starts for the past while. Originally with Jake Gyllenhaal in the lead, who later left the project, it sputtered back to life this past spring when a wealth of names were said to be contending for the open role including Andrew Garfield, Emile Hirsch a...

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    Finland Will Change the Way You Think about Documentary: DocPoint Takes Over NYC

    It’s a great year to be a lover of Nordic cinema, especially in New York City. Many of the best films at the Tribeca Film Festival were from Scandinavia and its environs, some of which will be getting released later this year (including my favorite of the festival, “Trollhunter” – see Christopher’s ...

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    How Come A Brother Always Has To Mess Things Up?

    This a little tale about how we... you know we meaning us... meaning black folks... perceive things so differently than them... you know, those people... you know white folks.

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    Before Kanye Made It Cool, Judd Apatow Wanted A Bon Iver Track For 'Funny People'

    Oh snap Yeezy, it looks like you weren't the first one to cop to the Auto-tuned heartbreak of Bon Iver. If you're not familiar with the name Bon Iver or his face, you've heard his music. Kanye West tapped the sensitive Wisconsin singer-songwriter to assist on his latest album My Dark Twisted Fantasy...

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    Produced By Conference: ABC Showrunner Secrets, Casting by Twitter Followers

    This year, the Producer's Guild's annual Produced By Conference was held at the Disney Studio. On separate panels, Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Smith disagreed on the future role of theaters and DVDs, while the conference advanced many producers' own agendas. Cari Beauchamp turned up for Saturday's re...

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    'Fifth Beatle' Biopic On Manager Brian Epstein Gets Financing & Secures Rights To Songs

    Competing biopics about famed Beatles manager Brian Epstein? It sure looks like it, but at least one production has taken a decisive step forward. As you might remember, way back in 2009, a film called "A Life In The Day" was said to be in the works. Producer David Permut ("Youth In Revolt") had acquired a Tony Gittelson-penned script about the life of Beatles manager Brian Epstein who discovered the band, went around to every A&R man in the U.K. to get them signed, eventually landing them a deal with Parlophone (at the time largely a comedy label) with their longtime producer George Martin and notoriously signed away Beatles likeness and mer...

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    Harvey Weinstein Keeps Hope Alive, Says He Still Wants To Do A 'Rounders' Sequel

    Talk about a sequel for "Rounders" seems to have been around forever, and while movement hasn't really happened at all on a followup to the 1998 film, the prospect of one is still very real. The last time we heard about the possibility of a sequel was late last year when the Weinsteins made a deal with the new owners of their old label, Miramax, to help develop new movies based on a big portion of their back catalog (other films mentioned included “Shakespeare in Love,” “Bridget Jones’s Diary,” “Copland,” “From Dusk Till Dawn,” “Swingers,” “Clerks,” “Shall We Dance” and “The Amityville Horror”). And really, we didn't expect to hear anything e...

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    Dwayne Johnson Circles Role Of Roadblock In 'G.I. Joe: Cobra Strikes'

    Dwayne Johnson has been an actor divided between making paydays with terrible family movies while trying to build up a more respectable career as an action star. Case in point: while he starred in "Fast Five" this year, his next film to hit theaters will be "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island." But it...

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    Dwayne Johnson In Talks To Play "Roadblock" In GI Joe Sequel

    Dwayne Johnson (does he still go by The Rock?) is reportedly "in talks" to join G.I. Joe 2, aka GI Joe: Cobra Strikes.

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    'X-Men: First Class': The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

    By this point, it's more than likely that you've checked out "X-Men: First Class" (although its underwhelming box office suggests that there were fewer of you than we thought). And, if the film's strong exit scores are anything to go by, you, like most of The Playlist team, found it as entertaining ...

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