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    "Salvation Boulevard" Goes to IFC and Sony Pictures

    IFC Films and Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions have partnered to acquire North American rights to George Ratliff's religious comedy "Salvation Boulevard," which had its world premiere at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival earlier this week in the Premieres section.

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    Paul Giamatti Reveals He'll Play A 'Bad Guy' In The 'Hangover' Sequel

    Much speculation has surrounded Todd Phillip's highly anticipated sequel to "The Hangover" but other than some casting news, a few set photos and the recent revelation that Bill Clinton isn't making a cameo in the film, the project has managed to remain relatively secretive. Speaking with MTV at the...

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    Orlando Bloom & Imogen Poots To Star In The Period Drama 'The Laureate'

    Kerry Condon Also Joins, Dominic Cooper and Hayley Atwell Out For a time at the beginning of the 21st century, it seemed that you couldn't get a blockbuster period piece greenlit without the presence of British star Orlando Bloom. After breaking out as badass elf Legolas in the "Lord of the Rings" ...

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    Newcomer Dane DeHaan Joins John Hillcoat's 'The Wettest County In The World'

    Things are certainly coming together on John Hillcoat's "The Wettest County In The World" and, frankly, it's all a bit surreal after the shocking and sudden demise of its first iteration. The latest name to now join the Nick Cave-scripted adaptation of Matt Bondurant's novel is newcomer Dane DeHaan ...

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    "Buck" and "Page One" Find Home in Australia and New Zealand

    Madmen Entertainment has acquired all rights in Australia and New Zealand to two U.S. Documentary Competition Sundance films, Cindy Meehl's "Buck" and Andrew Rossi's "Page One: A Year Inside the New York Times."

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    Box Office '10: Win, Lose Or Draw

    Despite rising 3D surcharges, studios posted major box office and attendance drops in 2010, suggesting moviegoers were not entirely intrigued by the year’s product. Some distributors executed a winning game plan with success, while others floundered, making a series of unwise decisions that probably...

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    "We Were Here" Q&A With David Weissman

    For me, one of the standout films at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival was David Weissman's chronicle of the AIDS epidemic "We Were Here." A very specific depiction of the onset of AIDS in America, the film focuses on the stories of five individuals who lived in San Francisco at the time - four gay men and a heterosexual woman who was a nurse in an AIDS ward. Through which, it provides a powerful snapshot of a part of American history that few seem to fully be aware of. Through certainly not the definitive AIDS documentary, Weissman provides an affecting sense of intimacy through focusing on just five people and one city. When you walk out of...

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    More Rights Sold for Sundance's "Mountain"

    In the second deal of the day for Sundance U.S. doc competition title "The Last Mountain," New Video announced that it has acquired U.S. DVD and Digital Rights to the film, directed by Bill Haney. Earlier today, Dada Films said it had picked up U.S. theatrical rights to the film.

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    Casting Agent Says Saoirse Ronan Confirmed For 'The Hobbit'

    While it's not concrete and official just yet, it looks like all signs are pointing to Saoirse Ronan reuniting with Peter Jackson for his massive two-part "The Hobbit."

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    Paul Giamatti Confirms He'll Be Stalking Robert Pattinson In David Cronenberg's 'Cosmopolis'

    Last week, a minor brouhaha erupted when the Alfama Films website posted some info about David Cronenberg's gestating "Cosmpolis," revealing that Marion Cotillard was no longer involved in the film (later confirmed to us by her reps) and that Keira Knightley appeared to have taken over in her role (...

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