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    Antoine Fuqua's Boxing Drama "'Southpaw" Starring Eminem Revived By MGM

    We last announced Dreamworks pulled the plug on this project back in August. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sony Pictures Entertainment now plans to distribute the new MGM's boxing drama Southpaw starring Eminem. The film, previously set up by Dreamworks, is back on path and still set to be d...

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    Watch: There Will Be Blood In Trailer For 'Black Gold' Starring Antonio Banderas & Tahar Rahim

    With the Arab Spring slowly beginning a sea change over the non-democratic rule of the many of the oil rich nations in the Middle East, the timing for Jean-Jacques Annaud’s epic "Black Gold" is fortuitous. While the history of oil in the Middle East is definitely complex, Annaud will take viewers ri...

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    Paramount Responds to John Singleton, "His claims have absolutely no merit."

    A follow-up to THIS post from yesterday, which Cynthia reported John Singleton's intentions to sue Paramount Studios and MTV Films for $20 million. Singleton alleged the studio reneged on their promise to greenlight and distribute two of his films after he gave them the right to distribute 2005's hi...

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    Join Us Now! S&A Livecast Hot Topics Show (Shonda Rhimes and John Singleton's Lawsuit)

    So guess what today is? It's another fun and lively GROWN FOLKS live podcast show at 8:00pm/est with the S&A crew. If you haven't been listening, you probably should tune in now because we plan to have another Hot Topics show and address some of the comments written on the site. So what's on tap?

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    Shonda Rhimes Sells Another Show To ABC - Soapy Conspiracy Thriller Titled "The Circle"

    On the heels of another African American Hollywood powerhouse (see my Tyler Perry announcement just beneath this one)... Shonda Rhimes has repotedly sold another drama to ABC!

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    Jurnee Smollett Takes The Lead In Tyler Perry's "Marriage Counselor"

    He just keeps cranking them out, doesn't he? The man can't be stopped! This is the 3rd movie he's shooting this year alone; the other 2: Good Deeds and I, Alex Cross - both he stars in. I think he also has a new play coming as well.

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    Some Dissatisfied 'The Muppets' Performers Considered Taking Their Names Off The Movie

    Frank Oz Says He Turned Down 'The Muppets' Because The Script Didn't Respect The CharactersIt seemed almost too good to be true. Buoyed with clever, parody driven teaser spots, an effusive, infectious energy and full-length trailers that really differed, who would've thought that behind the scenes, Disney is not only worried about the upcoming franchise reboot, but there is also dissent among some longtime performers about the approach writers Jason Segel and Nicholas Stoller have taken with the brand. THR has an excellently detailed look at the hand-wringing behind the scenes, but it's Frank Oz's recent comments to Metro that synthesize the ...

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    Daily indieWIRE Clicks: "Catechism," "Martha," and More!

    Today on indieWIRE, we had quite a busy news day! Between reviews of some much-awaited films, we interviewed an old master (Aki Kaurismäki) and a new one (Sean Durkin) and covered some exciting international festival news.

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    Pics of Rosario Dawson In The Set of Art Heist Thriller "Trance"

    These pics of Rosario Dawson, courtesy of Caught On Set, were snapped in London earlier this week on the set of Danny Boyle's upcoming art heist thriller Trance.

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    Trailer Watch: Christian Bale's Flowers of War Is Not Delicate Film, Looks Gorgeous, Horrifying

    TOH! caught twenty minutes of gorgeous, horrifying footage of Zhang Yimou's The Flowers of War (formerly Heros of Nanking) at Toronto, along with every distributor in town. It's China's most expensive movie to date, and will open there and across Asia on December 16, and is rumored to be near a deal for US distribution. The film stars Christian Bale, with what looks like a strong performance, as a mortician in wartorn 1937 Nanking who steps up to protect a group of schoolgirls and prostitutes taking shelter at the Winchester Cathedral. Adapted by Liu Heng from the novel by Geling Yan, it is inspired by true events during the Rape of Nanking. ...

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