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    Universal Pulls A 'Bait And Switch' For Mark Wahlberg

    Universal Pictures seem to have found a new BFF in Mark Wahlberg. The actor/producer currently has two films in the work for the studio -- the action/thriller "Contraband" and the comedy "Ted" -- and they have now picked up another vehicle to be developed for the star.

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    Ben Drew (aka Plan B) To Star Opposite Ray Winstone In 'The Sweeney'

    'Trainspotting' Writer John Hodge To Pen ScriptAs a seminal British TV cop show, "The Sweeney," which followed Flying Squad members Carter (Dennis Waterman) and Regan (John Thaw) as they bust heads across London, has long proved influential in the genre -- it's more or less the total inspiration for...

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    Lindsay Lohan Allegedly In Talks To Play Sharon Tate In 'Eyes Of A Dreamer'

    The perma-legally challenged Lindsay Lohan is in real talks to star in a movie? Yeah, we'll believe it when it actually happens, so for now chalk it up as a big, big maybe. Insurers for movies don't like the stars to have a possibility of getting arrested or going to rehab.

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    Will Tribeca's Future of Film Blog Catch On?

    I commend the Tribeca Film Festival for trying to explore the edges of how to mount a truly interactive film festival. Now the Fest has launched "The Future of Film Blog," a great idea if they know where to take it from here. Blogs don't work unless they have an authentic mission, a strong recogniza...

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    Tyler Perry To Do Some 'Good Deeds'

    Yeah, we know. Tyler Perry doesn't usually fall under our radar of coverage, but as one of the most successful actor/writer/producer/director threats in Hollywood, he can't be ignored. Say what you will about the quality of his films, but he's speaking directly to a segment of the moviegoing public ...

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    Pixar Bumps Bumps 'Monsters University,' Moves Up 'Reboot Ralph'

    Oh yeah, all excited for "Monsters University" that has been riding a wave of buzz thanks to the official title and director getting announced last week? Well, get ready to wait. Disney has moved the film from a fall 2012 bow to June 21, 2013 where it will square off against...well, nobody just yet....

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    Marisa Tomei, Thomas Haden Church, Allison Janney & Alec Baldwin To Star In 'Lucky Them'

    While "The Last Exorcism" couldn't muster up a decent scare and "The Virginity Hit" was a non-starter, Huck Botko -- who wrote the former and wrote/directed the latter -- seems to be making a step into feature films that have a budget that requires more than running around with a handheld camera.

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    Will Smith & Son Jaden Smith Join M. Night Shyamalan for Futuristic Sci-Fi

    Father-son pair Will and Jaden Smith will co-star in Columbia Pictures' untitled futuristic sci-fi adventure for M. Night Shyamalan. Overbrook Entertainment (Will and Jada Smith, James Lassiter and Ken Stovitz) will produce along with Shyamalan--which is unusual for the headstrong Philadelphia filmm...

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    Strand Takes Rights to ND/NF's "Attenberg"

    U.S. rights to the recent New Directors/New Films title, "Attenberg" by Athina Rachel Tsangari have been picked up by Strand Releasing. Jon Gerrans of Strand Releasing negotiated the pack with Michael Weber of The Match Factory. Strand plans a late 2011 theatrical roll out.

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    Contest Giveaway: Chemical Brothers 'Hanna' Soundtrack & Prize Pack

    Update: Contest is now closed. Winners will be contacted by email.

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