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    'Bonsai' Is A Chilean Slacker-Romance Of Love & Language That's Small, Swift & Smart

    Cannes, more so than other film festivals, feels like the 10 days of nutrition offered in the hopeful attempt to make up for the other 355 days of dessert modern movie going offers us. Abandonment, murder, suicide, prostitution -- these are the concerns of all too many films in the competition and s...

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    Melvin Van Peebles Bringing “Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song” To The Stage As An Opera

    Long-tiome readers will remember our mention of this in early 2010 soon after I got word that it opened at the Sons d’Hiver Festival in Paris, France. 

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    'Bullet To The Head' Reloads On Feb 1. 2013; 'Gambit' Moves Up While '7500' Flight Delayed Until Next Year

    It's a good ol' release date swap meet! A few titles have switched around their dates, so get out your day planner and make the following changes accordingly....

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    Antoine Fuqua In Talks To Direct New Line's Heist Drama "Chicagoland"

    We've heard several projects over the last few months which Fuqua has been attached to direct, but none which have started production that we know of. We last told you about Fuqua in talks to direct the Millenium thriller Olympus Has Fallen, described as a “Die Hard in the White House...

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    Cannes Market Watch: Solution Takes 'Grand Piano' with Elijah Wood, High Point Media Group Gets John Boorman Documentary

    The Solution Entertainment Group acquired the international rights to "Grand Piano," starring Elijah Wood. The thriller from Spanish producing team, directed by Eugenio Mira ("The Birthday") tells the story of a piano virtuoso, crippled by stage fright, who fights to return to the stage. Currently W...

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    Oscar-Winner Joins Reality TV Lunacy with 'Mrs. Eastwood & Company': We Ask Why

    "Mrs. Eastwood & Company" is the reality show starring Clint Eastwood's wife Dina Eastwood, their two daughters, and the all-male vocal ensemble from South Africa that lives with them. It premieres May 20th on E! "Mrs. Eastwood & Company" is a half hour, 10 episode series. Those are there facts. ...

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    Laika Names Mary Sandell Head of Production

    Laika, the Portland-based animation studio behind the Oscar-nominated "Coraline," has named Mary Sandell as its new head of production.

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    Sacha Baron Cohen Has Dropped Out Of Quentin Tarantino's 'Django Unchained'

    Everyone and their mother wants to be in a Quentin Tarantino movie. Leonardo DiCaprio wanted to be in one so badly he flew to Germany to convince QT he could play a Nazi Jew hunter who spoke fluent French, German and Italian in "Inglourious Basterds." It didn't pan out, obviously, but clearly his pe...

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    IN THE WORKS: Principal Photography Begins on Erotic Thriller 'Therese' with Elizabeth Olsen, Tom Felton, Oscar Isaac, and Jessica Lange

    Principal photography has begun in Belgrade, Serbia, and Budapest, Hungary on Charlie Stratton's "Therese," an erotic thriller based on Emilie Zola's novel "Therese Raquin."

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    Strand Releasing Appoints Michael Williams as VP of Theatrical Sales

    Michael Williams has been appointed as Vice President of theatrical sales and acquisitions at Strand Releasing.

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