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    'Let Me In' Star Kodi Smit-McPhee To Get Shakespearean As Benvolio In 'Romeo & Juliet'

    Already at a young age, Kodi Smit-McPhee has an eye for interesting, complex material. The actor first broke out starring alongside Viggo Mortensen in John Hillcoat's grim "The Road," and last year he shone in Matt Reeves' "Let Me In" as vulnerable Owen who discovers his beautiful neighbour played b...

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    Darren Aronofsky Trying To Set Up $130 Million 'Noah' As His Next Film

    'Hugo Cabret' Writer John Logan Polishing Script The success of "Black Swan" -- $300 million dollars, a brace of Oscar nominations, including a victory for Natalie Portman as Best Actress -- has finally given Darren Aronofsky serious cache in Hollywood. Not that he hadn't been hotly tipped before -...

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    Exclusive: Djo Tunda Wa Munga Talks "Viva Riva!," Burden Of Representation + His Next Project

    I had the pleasure of chatting with Congolese director Djo Tunda Wa Munga, whose stock has quickly risen over the last 9 or so months, since his new crime drama Viva Riva! made its debut at the Toronto International Film Festival last fall; a film he told me Cameron Bailey, director of TIFF, selecte...

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    Eva Gabrielsson's Stieg Larsson Memoir Hits Vanity Fair

    It's amazing to think that seven years ago, Swedish journalist Stieg Larsson died walking up the stairs to his flat, soon before his magnum opus--The Millennium Trilogy--became a global bestseller, selling over 20 million copies, spawned a movie trilogy ($212 million worldwide) and a Hollywood remak...

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    Disney Hires Screenwriter David DiGilio To Pen 'Tron: Legacy' Sequel

    "Tron: Legacy" was a bust at the box-office you say? Maybe in December when it opened softly to a $44 million debut weekend, but slow and steady wins the race. Yes, it cost a shit-ton -- $170 million was the figure released, but some estimates had it bloated to up to $320 million. Still the the fil...

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    Sequelitis: Jim Carrey Getting Even Dumber, Mightier? Harvey Weinstein Still Wants Another Rounders

    Anyone who thinks the sequel boom is ending soon best hide under a rock for another decade or two.

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    Nicki Minaj: "My Long-Term Goal Is To Act. I Want To Work With Will Smith & Tim Burton"

    “I went to school to be an actress. I never expected to be a rapper. It just fell in my lap... So I would like to get an acting gig. I hope that when I am done with the tour I can go back and do some acting. That is my long-term goal... I want to work with Will Smith, because he’s a very successful ...

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    Universal Reteams With 'Bridesmaids' Director Paul Feig & Producer Judd Apatow For New Comedy

    Well, that didn't take too long. With "Bridesmaids" proving to be a critical smash and a huge box office surprise, crossing $100 million this past weekend in domestic ticket sales, Universal has re-upped their relationship with the film's director Paul Feig and producer Judd Apatow.

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    King Kong Reboot In Animated Form In Development; Will Tell Story From Ape's POV

    Considering the well-analyzed and explicated notion of the film as a racial metaphor... so the oppressed finally gets to tell his story? :)

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