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    Kevin Smith Wants Matt Damon & Ben Affleck For 'Hit Somebody'; May Go Studio Route For The Film

    Reveals Script For Film Is Only Half Done And Already 110 Pages LongAfter pissing off every distributor and sales agent who showed up at his fake "Red State" auction at Sundance, and insulting them in the process, Kevin Smith hopes to get $15 million -- his estimated cost of the film -- out of the s...

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    'Win Win' & 'The Visitor' Writer/Director Tom McCarthy To Write Baseball Pic 'Million Dollar Arm'

    2011 is turning out to be a banner year for writer/director Tom McCarthy. The helmer recently premiered his latest effort "Win Win" at the Sundance Film Festival to strong reviews which should carry over to his biggest box office success and exposure to date (if it gets more people to watch "The Sta...

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    Rosamund Pike To Play Andromeda In 'Clash Of The Titans' Sequel

    Last month, it was reported that a number of actresses were screen-testing for the love interest role of Andromeda in the "Clash Of The Titans" sequel. Among the contenders listed at the time were “Captain America” star Hayley Atwell, Clemence Poesy (”In Bruges”), Janet Montgomery (”Black Swan”), Ge...

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    Take That Zuckerberg! Winklevi Fight For More Money, Publicity with Spandex

    The Winklevoss Twins (or the Winklevi, as brought to you by The Social Network's Armie Hammer), who lost their most recent fight against Mark Zuckerberg, strike back in an interview with The Daily [UPDATED: Part 2 & 3 after the jump; Piers Morgan interview with the twins here]:

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    Richard Jenkins Joins Brad Pitt In 'Cogan's Trade'

    Could the cast for this get any better? Andrew Dominik's "Cogan's Trade" which is gearing up to start filming soon has already got Brad Pitt, Sam Rockwell, James Gandolfini and Bella Heathcote on board and has now added one more seasoned veteran to the cast.

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    Crazies To The Left of Oscar, SVP

    Crazies To The Left of Oscar, SVP

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    Emma Thompson's 'Effie' With Orlando Bloom & Saoirse Ronan Stuck In Legal Row

    Last fall, a rather interesting project was coming together based around a script from actress/screenwriter Emma Thompson. Titled "Effie," the film lined up a solid cast with Saorise Ronan, Orlando Bloom, Imelda Staunton, Greg Wise and Thompson herself in the strange-but-true story that centers on the wedding night between Victorian artist, architect, poet and political thinker John Ruskin and his wife, Effie Gray. Ruskin was long infatuated with Gray and married her when she was 17. However, when it came time to consummate their marriage, something so reviled Ruskin that Gray remained a virgin until after they divorced and she remarried his ...

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    Take A Look At Chris Ware's Gorgeous Poster For 'Uncle Boonme Who Can Recall Past Lives'

    How do you get audiences interested in a fascinating, dizzying, dense, impenetrable, funny, dry, strange just plain weird arthouse flick? Get famed comic book artist and cartoonist Chris Ware to design a mind-bogglingly beautiful poster for it.

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    Magnolia Goes for SXSW Pot Doc "Square Grouper"

    Magnolia Pictured has picked up world rights to the documentary "Square Grouper: The Godfathers of Ganja," from Billy Corben and Alfred Spellman, the filmmakers behind "Cocaine Boys" and ESPN's "The U," ahead of its world premiere at SXSW.

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    Oscar Watch: Tom Hanks Works for the Academy

    Academy governor Tom Hanks has been working overtime. At Monday's Academy Nominees lunch he turned up in a well-produced how-to video shot at the empty Hollywood and Highland Kodak Theatre that will be the site of the Oscar Show February 27. His goal: teaching this year's crop of 190 nominees how to...

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