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    Susan Sarandon & Jim Broadbent Also In Talks For 'Cloud Atlas'

    While they transformed the landscape with the game-changing "Matrix" film, the Wachowski siblings Andy and Lana (formerly Larry) have truly failed, at least outside their hardcore constituents, to live up to their initial promise. Their follow-up films, "Speed Racer," the last two "Matrix" movies and most of the films they've produced ("Ninja Assassin," "The Invasion") during the aughts were major disappointments. Likewise, German filmmaker Tom Tykwer took the international film world by storm in 1998 with "Run Lola Run," but has failed to connect with audiences or critics with his subsequent films ("Heaven," "Perfume: The Story of a Murderer...

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    Today In Unexpected Pairings: Jack Black & Michael Winterbottom Teaming For Comedy 'Bailout'

    Nothing quite gives a movie star a kick up the ass like two high-profile critically-eviscerated box office flops in a row, and the diminishing returns in Jack Black's career since "School of Rock," aside from the occasional gem like "Margot at the Wedding" and "Tropic Thunder," seemed to reach a trough in the last couple of years with "Year One" and "Gulliver's Travels." Fortunately, the actor seems to have taken stock -- birdwatching comedy-drama "The Big Year," with Owen Wilson and Steve Martin, is faintly promising, and he's reteamed with Richard Linklater on the dark comedy "Bernie," opposite Shirley MacLaine and fellow comeback-kid Matth...

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    Pam Grier To Co-star In Femme Revenge Flick "Skinny Dip"

    Pam Grier will join Danny Trejo, Michael Madsen and Sasha Grey in the revenge action flick Skinny Dip , currenly being sold to international markets at Cannes.

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    Indecisive Ape Spotlighted In Riveting New Photo From 'Rise Of The Planet of The Apes'

    And that indecisive ape would be Caesar, as performance-captured by Andy Serkis, in this brand new shot from "Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes." Caesar appears to be having a hard time deciding whether he wants his beverage to taste great, or to be less filling. He could just ask a human but - oh, cra...

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    Cannes News: FilmDistrict Buys Romantic Comedy Playing the Field, Starring Butler and Biel

    FilmDistrict has acquired U.S. rights to Cannes market project Playing the Field, Gabriele Muccino's romantic comedy starring Gerard Butler, Jessica Biel, Uma Thurman, Judy Greer, Dennis Quaid and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Robbie Fox wrote the script. FilmDistrict plans to release the film in spring 201...

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    Watch: Trailer For First Big Cannes Sale, Silent Film 'The Artist'

    On Tuesday, The Weinstein Company kicked off what's sure to be a hectic buyer's market at Cannes with their purchase of late festival entry "The Artist." The film tells the story of the last great silent movie star and his relationship with an extra who slowly becomes one to watch on the talkie circ...

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    Nicolas Winding Refn's 'Only God Forgives' Adds Vithaya Pansringarm And Pop-Star Yaya Ying

    Project Goes In Front Of Cameras This DecemberActor Vithaya Pansringarm and popstar Yaya Ying have joined the cast of Nicolas Winding Refn's "Only God Forgives" presumably playing local characters in the Danish helmer's Thai-set crime-thriller which will now shoot in December.

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    Newcomer Elizabeth Debicki Scores Role Of Jordan Baker In Baz Luhrmann's 'The Great Gatsby'

    Fresh drama school graduate Elizabeth Debicki has scored the debut role of a lifetime and will play Jordan Baker in Baz Luhrmann's upcoming (probably 3D) adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby."

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    Polish Posters for American Westerns, from Winchester 73 to 3:10 to Yuma

    Culture Clash alert: here's a selection of 22 Polish posters for American westerns. Winchester 73 is my fave. Check out the range here.

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    INTERVIEW | Directors' Fortnight Head Frederic Boyer: "When I feel like a professional, I'll quit."

    When Frederic Boyer inherited the mantle of artistic director of Directors' Fortnight from Olivier Pere last year, he had no intention of changing its brand. Technically a separate event from the main Cannes Film Festival, Fortnight was came into existence 42 years ago when several filmmakers create...

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