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    Shonda Rhimes' Fourth Drama, "Gilded Lillys", Headed for ABC

    Via her Shondaland production company, Shonda Rhimes has sold her hour-long drama, Gilded Lillys, to ABC.

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    Christian Bale Weighing Options w/Spike Lee in "Old Boy" and Beyonce in "A Star is Born"

    Spike Lee's remake of Oldboy and the Clint Eastwood-directed remake of A Star is Born starring Beyonce Knowles are among a handful of high-profile pictures of which Christian Bale may have his pick.

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    Confessions of Conan the Barbarian Writer, Dark Knight Leaves Pittsburgh, Universal Drops Ouija

    Christopher Nolan has wrapped filming on The Dark Knight Rises in Pittsburgh; he still has more principal photography in New York and Los Angeles. The film opens July 20, 2012.

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    Christian Bale Considers Spike Lee's 'Oldboy,' Eastwood's 'A Star Is Born' & New Michael Mann Film

    With an Oscar now under his belt for "The Fighter" and proving his box office chops with Christopher Nolan's Batman movies, once Christian Bale has wrapped up "The Dark Knight Rises" he's going to have his pick of the litter with Variety laying out the numerous projects that are being sent his way. ...

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    Focus Features Adds Jeb Brody, VOD Label

    One might be tempted to blame the egregious miscasting of Anne Hathaway as a working class Brit in book-to-film adaptation One Day for the departure of Focus Features production chief John Lyons; he's moving on to produce his own films. In any case, Focus has now replaced Lyons with Vendome Pictures...

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    Oscar Watch: War Horse, Ides of March, The Artist Lead Early Gurus 'O Gold Top Ten

    In advance of the coming festival season, the Gurus 'O Gold have made their first picks of the ten top contenders for best picture nominations. Here's my top ten list--with many of the films sight unseen (the Gurus list is on the jump). 1. The Artist2. Jane Eyre3, Midnight in Paris4. The Tree of Lif...

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    Fantastic Fest '11 Locks Down Shorts Lineup

    Fantastic Fest, the largest genre film festival in the U.S., has locked down the 50 shorts that make up the short film lineup for the 7th edition of the event.

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    Review: 'The Family Tree' Is A Trite Indie Comedy That Thinks It's Shocking

    "The Family Tree" -- a movie that seems destined for home video obscurity even as it hits a handful of cinema screens this week -- sets out to answer the question: just how many cloyingly idiosyncratic "quirks," the kind that aim for "American Beauty" profundity but mostly come across as "Desperate ...

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    3 New Pictures From Steven Soderbergh's 'Contagion'

    Launch Of Website Gives First Listen To Cliff Martinez's Pulsating ScoreWe're a week away from the kick off of the Venice Film Festival where Steven Soderbergh's "Contagion" will make its world premiere and ten days after that, it will arrive in theaters nationwide. Boasting a "Traffic"-like sprawl, this thriller about a global viral pandemic is earning some advance buzz for being truly skin crawling and with the launch of the official website a few more pictures from the film have emerged, but perhaps most excitingly, there is a nice preview of Cliff Martinez's score buzzing the background. It's a wickedly propulsive piece of electronic musi...

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    Lennie James Will Take On Role As "Complex, Elusive Anti-Hero" In New BBC Drama Series

    Lennie James has joined the starring cast of a new BBC Two police drama series, titled Line Of Duty – described as "a cat-and-mouse thriller which takes a probing look into modern policing."

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