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    Updated: Matthew Broderick & Casey Affleck Join Ben Stiller & Eddie Murphy In 'Tower Heist'

    Update: Casey Affleck has also joined the cast playing Stiller's friend and underling who is uncomfortable with the heist plans and wants to turn him in. Judd Hirsch of "Taxi" fame is also in the ensemble. This cast is now officially bonkers.

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    Palm Springs Picks Jennifer Lawrence as Their Rising Star

    "Winter's Bone" star Jennifer Lawrence will be presented with the Rising Star Award at the upcoming 22nd annual Palm Springs International Film Festival, which runs January 6-17, 2011. Lawrence will collect her award at the festival Awards Gala on January 8 at the Palm Springs Convention Center, to ...

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    Love & Other Drugs Early Reviews: "Shockingly Conventional," "Addictive," "Verbal Tartness"

    Last night I sat in a Fox screening room packed with critics to see Edward Zwick's Love & Other Drugs. Writer-director Zwick has done what I have long wanted him to do--get into the James L. Brooks/Nancy Meyers smart comedy mode--as he did with partner Marshall Herskovitz (who adapted Jamie Reidy's ...

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    'Batman 3' Reportedly Looking For Female Lead

    File Under ShockerWe're tempted to file this one under, "no shit, sherlock," but a) we're back on our don't-be-outraged medication this week and b) we'll admit, this is, we suppose an interesting, if very foreseeable, development.

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    Robert Zemeckis Says 'Yellow Submarine' Mo-Cap Remake Is Still A Go Film

    Director Says Picture Is "All Ahead Full," Despite Actor's Recent Thought To The ContraryIt seems there is better news for director Robert Zemeckis who's been in the press quite a bit this week because of the 25th anniversary of "Back To the Future" (which seems never ending) which is hitting Blu-Ra...

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    "Catfish" Halloween.

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    'Indiana Jones' Films Getting 3D Theatrical Re-release?

    Still No Word If George Lucas Will Convert Himself Into 3DUpdate: Hold on to your bullwhips. According to source speaking to Movieline, the rumors are false. The LucasFilm gravy train has not pulled into Indiana Jones Station. Yet.

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    Roles That Could Have Been, Women vs. Horror, Hereafter's Cecile de France

    - A look back at the roles that got away might soothe Mel Gibson's nerves now that his Hangover 2 role has gone to Liam Neeson. (The LAT's Patrick Goldstein looks at how loose lips lose jobs.) Here's a sampling, courtesy of TheDailyBeast: Demi Moore lost the lead in 1983's Flashdance to Jennifer Beals; Matthew McConaughey lost Jack Dawson in 1997's Titanic to Leonardo DiCaprio; Sandra Bullock lost Runaway Bride to Julia Roberts in 1999, the same year Michael Cera competed with Haley Joel Osment for The Sixth Sense; Meryl Streep was at one point lined up to play Evita before Madonna took over in 1996; Charlize Theron was in the running for Eli...

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    "News reporting is a young man's job"

    I have just a few days left in my role as the Editor-in-Chief here at indieWIRE as I prepare to move over to the Film Society of Lincoln Center (but will remain a blogger here). Recently, I've been thinking a lot about the changing face of media and the other day I was particularly struck by this ar...

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    Veteran Producers Rethink the Indie Model

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