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    Really? Jaume Collet-Serra, F. Gary Gray & Jon Chu On Shortlist To Direct 'G.I. Joe 2'

    When it was revealed last month that Stephen Sommers had been quietly removed from the director's chair of "G.I. Joe 2," we figured that a shortlist of contenders would come sooner rather than later. Well, it's been a month and Paramount has apparently got their ducks in a row and have a trio of uh,...

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    Susanna White To Direct Adaptation Of Stephenie Meyer's 'The Host'

    While Andrew Niccol has worked closely with Stephenie Meyer on the script and was in line to direct, he's now busy with his sci-fi thriller "Now," and the task of directing an adapting of the "Twilight" author's non-Bella-and-Edward-and-Jacob-related book "The Host" has fallen to another.

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    Social Network Q & A: Composers Reznor & Ross Talk Score, Fight Club Musical, Editors Baxter & Wall

    Bragging rights to a quantity of Oscars are important to the bigger-scale films vying for technical awards. Amy Dawes covered the Q & A for The Social Network including composers Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, and editors Kurt Baxter and Angus Wall:Trent Reznor took an instinctual, unstudied approac...

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    We Just Crapped Our Pants: Ryan Gosling & Nicolas Winding Refn Team For 'Logan's Run'

    Ahhh! This is what Ryan Gosling was alluding to. Let's face it, we didn't give a shit about the "Logan's Run" remake throughout its long development history that saw a number of directors -- notably Bryan Singer and more recently Carl Erik Rinsch (who is moving on to do "47 Ronin") -- circle the dir...

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    'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter' Gets A Best Friend In Anthony Mackie; Dominic Cooper Stakes Role

    Update: Variety reports that Dominic Cooper has also signed on to the film, in the key role of Henry Sturgess that was previously linked to Joaquin Phoenix.

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    Berlin Dealbook: Point Blank, Being A Wallflower, La Mission, Wettest County, Old Fashioned Orgy

    The Berlin Film Festival market is taking off fast with deals announced on several pictures selling rights there, as many other sellers hope that the market favors their wares as well.

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    Bradley Cooper Joins 'The Words'; Jeremy Irons In Talks; Directorial Debut By 'Tron: Legacy' Writers

    Though his profile was raised considerably thanks to a starring turn in "The Hangover," Bradley Cooper isn't quite proven outside of that comedy vehicle. Yet. Oh sure, he had "The A-Team" last summer, but that was sold more on the franchise than the actors and its terribleness was due mostly to the atrocious material than anything else. Coming up, he's got the thriller "Limitless" that will be the first real test of his leading man status and he will be testing the waters with none other than Robert De Niro in that pic. But clearly, Cooper isn't eager to get pigeonholed into frat boy comedy and his next project is another shift of direction f...

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    'Red Sonja' Back On With Simon West Directing; Amber Heard Tipped As Favorite For The Lead

    There's Also Going To Be A 'Conan 2'One project that fell apart, breaking geek hearts in the process, was Robert Rodriguez's "Red Sonja." With Rose McGowan in the lead, the project made it through concept art phases but never went beyond, and eventually both Rodriguez and McGowan moved on to other t...

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    BAFTA Predictions and the Oscars: Colin Firth, Colin Firth, Colin Firth

    On Sunday, the BAFTAs will be handed out, the last serious awards ceremony before the Oscars. Can the British Academy predict the Oscars? Last year’s best film BAFTA went to The Hurt Locker and best director to Kathryn Bigelow; just saying.

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    Morgan Freeman & Annette Bening Join Rob Reiner's 'The Third Act'

    Rob Reiner is a bit of a conundrum. He's made three bona fide classics -- "This Is Spinal Tap," "The Princess Bride" and "When Harry Met Sally...," delivered some better than average blockbusters like "Misery" and "A Few Good Men," and most recently, had one of his biggest hits ever with "The Bucket...

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