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    Leonardo DiCaprio To Play Serial Killer In 'The Devil In The White City'

    Leonardo DiCaprio's Appian Way shingle has teamed with Double Features and acquired the rights to Erik Larson's "The Devil In The White City," a fascinating, thrilling account of Dr. HH Holmes, a serial killer who murdered up to 200 people during the Chicago World's Fair.

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    Filmmakers Finally Close The Books On A Proposed 'Goonies' Sequel

    "Goonies Never Say Die" Motto Now Destroyed For The Ages, But Broadway Could Beckon1985 is a good year. It gave us "Back To The Future," "The Breakfast Club" and another mainstream '80s pop film classic, Richard Donner's "The Goonies." Much like Robert Zemeckis' picture (the number one domestic gros...

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    'Blue Valentine' Producer "Dumbfounded" By NC-17 Rating, Says They Won't Change Film For Appeal

    In case you forgot, "Blue Valentine," the prickly relationship drama starring Michelle Williams and Ryan Gosling, was recently slapped with an NC-17 rating by the MPAA much to the confusion of, well, everyone. While the MPAA keeps the reasons for their decisions secret, most believe it is due to a s...

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    Noomi Rapace Takes Lead In Swedish Boxing Biopic Opposite Ex-Husband

    Drama Will Center On Troubled Swedish Prizefighter, Bo "Boss" HögbergOriginal "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" star Noomi Rapace is obviously on many lips in Hollywood. We won't recount too much her recent casting exploits, but she's a hot Swedish export because of the aforementioned drama (which D...

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    Keira Knightley, Natalie Portman, Michelle Williams, Scarlett Johansson In Mix For 'Great Gatsby'

    Amanda Seyfried, Blake Lively & Abbie Cornish Also In ContentionDo these names seem familiar? Yep, its the go-to crop of actresses that seem to circle every major project and you've probably seen them crop up as potential leads for Alfonso Cuaron's "Gravity" and Ridley Scott's "Alien" prequel. So no...

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    The Quaids Continue To Share Their Crazy; Warn Spears, Gibson and Lohan To Fear "Starwhackers"

    Perhaps the most bizarre story to come out of celebrityland in my memory, here's some more crazy care of the Quaids. On Good Morning America today, Randy and Evi Quaid go totally batshit to a remarkably straight faced Andrea Canning. From explaining the "starwhackers" out to get them (they are "a ma...

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    Oscar Watch: Santa Barbara Film Festival To Give Bening American Riviera Award

    The Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) will bestow the American Riviera Award to The Kids Are All Right star Annette Bening, who has been nominated for three Academy Awards and is considered a top contender for the best actress Oscar this year. She also earned strong reviews for Mothe...

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    Doug Liman Says His 'Moon' Project Is Still Alive, *Could* Come Before 'All You Need Is Kill'

    Director Says He Wants To Continue Vacillating Between Tentpoles & More "Serious Films"Doug Liman's "Fair Game" starring Sean Penn and Naomi Watts is about to enter theaters this weekend. Some of us liked it, others of us disliked it, but the consensus on The Playlist team seems to be that no one qu...

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    New Distribs FilmDistrict and Wrekin Hill Make Moves

    The two new indie film distribs on the block both made announcements Monday. FilmDistrict has made its first pick-up, Soul Surfer, for wide release April 15, 2011. And Chris Ball's Wrekin Hill Entertainment has pacted with Lionsgate Home Entertainment for exclusive U.S. distribution rights for DVD, ...

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    Alex Pettyfer Joins 'Now,' Added To List For 'Giant Killer' & Set To Star In Biopic Of James Hunt

    Matt Bomer Also Joins 'Now'; Max Irons Also In The Mix For 'Giant Killer'When the New York Times reported over the weekend, in the midst of their article about DreamWorks, that Alex Pettyfer, the lead in the upcoming teens-and-aliens flick "I Am Number Four," was being groomed as the next Shia LaBeo...

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