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    George Clooney Won't Be Steven Soderbergh's 'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.'

    As Steven Soderbergh gets ready to unveil "Contagion" in Venice, and shoot "Magic Mike" next month, his slate of projects before he retires is dwindling with only "The Man From U.N.C.L.E." and "Liberace" left. As we reported last fall, longtime Soderbergh pal and collaborator Clooney was lined up to...

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    Daily indieWIRE Clicks: The West Memphis 3, Ludivine Sagnier, Awards Season and More

    Today on indieWIRE, we spoke with French star Ludivine Sagnier about her thriller "Love Crime," we told you the 10 things Fall's upcoming festivals can tell us about award season and much more.

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    It's Official! Josh Brolin Will Star In Spike Lee's "Oldboy" Adaptation

    Last month, he was reportedly at the top of the short list of actors in contention for the role; today, it's been confirmed that Josh Brolin will indeed headline Spike Lee's US adaptation of Oldboy, the Japanese manga made popular by Park Chan-wook's 2003 award-winning film.

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    Hilary Duff Apparently Earned $100K By Not Doing 'Bonnie & Clyde'; Amanda Seyfried Turns Down Role

    Granted, this all comes from TMZ so it could have very well been dreamed up when Harry Levin was smoking a bowl with Max Hodges, but they also tend to give a mouthpiece to people with an agenda or who give great quotes or both (please see the Lohans).

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    Josh Brolin Signs On For Spike Lee's 'Oldboy' Remake

    It looks like Spike Lee has got the man he wanted for his gestating "Oldboy" remake.

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    Actors to the Rescue: Gosling, Winslet, and Pitt Make Cynics Question Their Heroism

    What better way to kick off a competitive Oscar season than saving a life?

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    Oh Great, Now We're Going To Have To Wait Even Longer For 'Tinker Tailor Solider Spy'

    But At Least We Can Listen To The Score To Tide Us OverIs there any film this fall bigger than "Tinker Tailor Solider Spy"? Awards talk is already growing around Gary Oldman and with the film set to premiere in Venice in just a matter of days, the buzz is only going to get louder for the film is going to be a major player at the Oscars. While those in the U.K. will be lucky to enough to see the film when it opens on September 16th, Focus Features is testing the patience of those of us stateside as they've pushed back the date from the planned November 18th release date three more weeks to December 9th. The eagle eyed RopeOfSilicon noticed the...

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    Katori Hall Talks "Radical" MLK Jr in 'The Mountaintop' Interview

    In an interview with New York Timeout, Katori Hall discusses what influenced/inspired her in writing the controversial Martin Luther King Jr. character for her Broadway play The Mountaintop, which starts previews September 22nd at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre.

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    Watch: Trailer For The Excellent Mexican Thriller 'Miss Bala'

    Cannes can be both boon and burden to filmmakers. A positive reception can see your career move forward in leaps and bounds, while a thumbs down from the critical Croisette faithful can serve as a major setback. For new rising filmmakers, the risk is even greater but for Mexican helmer Gerardo Naran...

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    Women in Hollywood: Best Body Mirren on Being Proactive, Imperfect; Fonda talks Prime Time Love, Sex

    Helen Mirren recently won a L.A. Fitness "Best Body" poll. Was she aware, asks Vulture? "I couldn’t very well avoid it, could I?" she says. She beat out the likes of Jennifer Lopez, and thinks it's a beautiful thing: "I think it was recognition of the fact that you don’t have to be perfect." Mirren's youthful attitude can't hurt. She steers clear of cliched older woman characters, preferring "any role that's proactive." That means action roles, as with The Debt and RED. "You get to do stuff. I hate sitting in a corner — I’d much prefer an action role in a popcorn movie rather than pining in a corner not doing anything." And here's 20 male rol...

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