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    'Rushmore' Reunion? Olivia Williams Frontrunner To Play Bill Murray's Wife In 'Hyde Park On Hudson'

    What else can we say about the lovely and talented Olivia Williams except that she's consistently great in pretty much anything she's in. Most American audiences became familiar with her she when she starred in Wes Anderson's sophomore effort "Rushmore" and it looks like a reunion of sorts with anot...

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    New AMC/Regal Distrib Open Road to Release Killer Elite September 23

    As Cinedigm's Chris McGurk advocates a partnership rather than adversary relationship between distributors and exhibitors, by sharing in the back-end of movies that hit VOD in advance of the usual 90-day ancillary window, dominant theater chains AMC Entertainment and Regal Entertainment's fledgling distributor Open Road Films is testing the question of whether there's an inherent conflict in theaters owning their own distribution arm. They are calling Open Road "acquisition-based," and thus their first major release (which they insist is not a remake), Killer Elite, was financed by Omnilab Media (Oliver Stone's W) and produced through Omnilab...

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    Matt Damon Says John Krasinski Is In His Directorial Debut That Will Shoot In 2012

    For anyone who has been paying attention, Matt Damon has made no secret of his desire to step behind the camera and direct like his pal Ben Affleck, and it looks like the gears are in motion for just that to happen. Last month it was revealed that Warner Bros. picked up the spec script “Father Daugh...

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    'Rabbit Hole' Scribe David Lindsay-Abaire Offered 'Poltergeist' Remake Writing Gig

    What better way to come out of bankruptcy than with a whole bunch of blockbuster films and remakes? That's the plan MGM is taking, backing "The Hobbit," "James Bond 23" and “Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters.” And though they denied it at the time, earlier this year it was revealed that the studio was ...

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    Angelina Jolie Reportedly Circling David O. Russell's 'The Silver Linings Playbook'

    With David O. Russell officially dropping out of "Uncharted" -- and despite the numerous other options on his plate -- the director now appears to be moving full steam ahead on his long in the works film "The Silver Linings Playbook." Russell's BFF4Life Mark Wahlberg joined the film last month and h...

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    Laurence Fishburne Says Bye-Bye To "CSI"

    CBS announced today that Laurence Fishburne will leave CSI at the end of the season, after two and half seasons. Quite simply, Fishburne was tired of the TV grind and wanted to return to feature film work.

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    'The Lone Ranger' With Johnny Depp & Armie Hammer Saddles Up On December 21, 2012

    In the works for what seems like forever, the big screen version of "The Lone Ranger" is now happening and is now pegged with a blockbuster sized release date.

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    Leonardo DiCaprio Confirmed For Early 'Django Unchained' Talks; Will Smith Unlikely To Sign?

    Jamie Foxx & Chris Tucker Also In The Running For The LeadWhile Deadline is trumping exclusive, they were (kind of) beat to the story a week ago so let's rewind a bit. Last week, former Creative Screenwriting magazine Senior Editor Jeff Goldsmith tweeted, “Casting Rumor: Leonardo DiCaprio WILL play ...

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    Thelma and Louise - 20 Years On

    In homage to its 20th anniversary, Shania Twain and Taylor Swift recreated a scene from the film that will open the Country Music Television Awards this evening. As Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon reunited in Toronto to celebrate the film to an audience of 1,800 people.

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    Lena Dunham, Chris O'Dowd, Charlene Yi & Wyatt Russell Join Judd Apatow's 'Knocked Up' Spinoff

    With lensing set to gear up soon, Judd Apatow is beginning to pad out the cast of his untitled "Knocked Up" spinoff, which is also known as "This Is Forty." The film will star Leslie Mann and Paul Rudd, who are reprising their roles Debbie and Pete, in the picture that will follow their relationship...

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