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    Fox Searchlight Acquires Steve McQueen's "Shame" For 2011 Release!

    Weeelllll... the mystery is over; snippet of press release below:

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    TIFF11: "The Hunter" Disappoints, and Really Should Have Been Helmed by Herzog

    There’s something deeply mysterious about extinct species, or at least the more theoretically majestic ones (those other than the much-lampooned dodo). The very thought of coming across something like a Quagga conjures up visions of a strange and ancient stage in our history, not to mention the obvi...

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    Coen Brothers Going The Indie Route With 'Inside Llewyn Davis'

    After the runaway success of "True Grit," which nabbed a quarter of a billion dollars worldwide, you'd figure Joel and Ethan Coen would cash in their chips with a major studio, try to get something expensive made, or force the major studios to pony up prior to shooting. The Coens haven't operated independently for awhile, as a distributor has been in place for their last few films before the project was even shot. This time, however, the brothers are doing something different: out of the Toronto International Film Festival, the rumor is that the Coens' latest, "Inside Llewyn Davis," will be filmed without a domestic distributor attached, with...

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    'Drive,' 'Restless,' 'Melancholia,' 'Skin I Live In': Over 20 Films From TIFF2011 We've Already Seen

    If you're at all into film and read movie blogs you know it's all about the Toronto International Film Festival for the next nine days (the festival started yesterday, September 8). Arguably the biggest film festival in the world aside from Cannes (who are probably more prestigious, but not quite as...

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    Heather Headley Cast In The Whitney Houston Role In Stage Musical Version Of "The Bodyguard"

    We already told you about the planned remake, as well as a stage musical adaptation of the 1992 film, 'The Bodyguard, which starred Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston.

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    Denzel Washington Set To Star In "Flight" With Robert Zemeckis Directing

    In their first ever pairing, director Robert Zemeckis and actor Denzel Washington are teaming up to bring the dramatic thriller Flight to the big screen.

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    Peter Sollett, Anne Hathaway Teaming For Romantic Comedy

    Could Be The Project 'Cover Your Assets'Peter Sollett is in talks to direct an untitled romantic comedy at Lionsgate with Anne Hathaway in the starring role. In the very vague logline, which sounds a little like it has a typo, Hathaway would play "a career woman looking to break her streak of losing romantic relationships to her job." This truly, honestly does not sound like any romantic comedy we've ever heard before! Anne Hathaway, breaking the mold! We're a little disappointed Hathaway would go in this direction, especially after "The Dark Knight Rises," where she'll probably be playing the fourth or fifth lead in a Boy's Club Adventure Mo...

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    Image Entertainment Acquires USA Rights To 50 Cent's "All Things Fall Apart" For 2012 Theatrical Run

    On the heels of my post yesterday (HERE) about the film's name change and being added to the 2011 Urbanworld Film Festival lineup... THR reports that Image Entertainment has acquired USA rights to All Things Fall Apart (formerly known as Things Fall Apart), the inspirational sports drama directed by...

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger To Become 'Captive'

    The end of a political career and an illustrious marriage means that, age be damned, Arnold Schwarzenegger is jumping back into action movies. With roles in "The Expendables 2" and "The Last Stand," Arnie's loudly announced he's not done, and it looks like that will continue with "Captive." Arnie pl...

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    Toronto Film Festival - Day 2

    The thing that I've gotten from this festival so far is that this is a festival really about buying and selling. The cool thing for me is to look at all the great European films for sale and try and find a gem to see that might never make it to the US. I'm trying to find some cool under the radar...

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