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    Hand-Drawn Animation Adventure Feature "Zarafa" Acquired For US Distribution

    Independent distributor GKids has picked up US distribution rights to the French animated feature Zarafa.

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    "May The Best Loser Win": 2 New Posters For 'The Campaign' Starring Will Ferrell & Zach Galifianakis

    Is the political comedy "The Campaign" going to resonate with voters who are gearing up for the 2012 U.S. Presidential election later this year? Is this the closest thing we're going to get to a Seth Galifianakis movie? Seth, of course, being the hilarious "fake brother" char...

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    More Join Cast Of "12 Years A Slave" + We Now Know Who Will Play Edwin Epps

    Speculate no more; after months, and several posts wondering what role Michael Fassbender would play in Steve McQueen's adaptation of Solomon Northup's 12 Years A Slave - specifically, whether he'll play the narrative's main "villain" the incredibly cruel plantation ow...

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    Alberto Iglesias To Score Scott Cooper’s 'Out Of The Furnace' Starring Christian Bale

    Two of the finest scores of 2011 belonged to one man: Alberto Iglesias. The composer who frequently works with Pedro Almodovar didn't get an Oscar nomination for his work on "The Skin I Live In" (though he should have), but did get the nod for his equally impressive work on "Tinke...

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    Final Box Office: 'Moonrise Kingdom' Tops Chart With Soaring Second Weekend

    Each Tuesday, Indiewire publishes a box office chart that sorts the final weekend numbers of all specialty releases by per-theater average. Check out the full chart here, but here's some highlights:

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    Seven Hours of Television Brings Great Writing, from 'Game of Thrones' to 'Nurse Jackie'

    With the possible exception of baseball playoffs, I’ve never spent an entire day watching television. But family emergencies caused me to lose a week’s viewing, the weather in Brooklyn was miserable, and I found myself in front of the set, desperately trying to catch up with two Sundays ...

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    Jon Favreau Leads The Pack To Direct Big Version Of The Hit Musical 'Jersey Boys'

    Ever since "Cowboys & Aliens" kinda tanked hard last summer, there haven't been many directorial projects linked to Jon Favreau. Aside from the brewing "Magic Kingdom" (which itself seems to have stalled out), Favreau kept busy directing the pilot for the J.J. Abrams prod...

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    Michael Jai White, Lynn Whitfield Star As Terminally Ill Mother & Son In "Somebody's Child"

    Michael Jai White and Lynn Whitfield have signed on to star in the GMC original TV movie titled Somebody's Child.

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    Six Ballets To Emerge at Cinemark Theatres This Summer

    Following on its success screening live opera on digital screens around the country, Emerging Pictures will present its ongoing “Ballet in Cinema” program in 50 Cinemark Theatres starting in June.

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    Paul Giamatti, Garret Dillahunt & Sarah Paulson Join '12 Years A Slave'

    Update: Variety adds that Paul Giamatti and Sarah Paulson have also joined the film. Giamatti will play Freeman who "takes possession of the slaves upon their arrival in New Orleans" while Paulson will be Michael Fassbender's jealous wife.

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