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    Rumor: Karl Urban Is The Batman For The Small Screen?

    We'll just come out and say it: the following report stinks like so much bullshit that we have to hold our noses while typing. Nonetheless, there might be a kernel of truth to the notion, and if not, it's certainly a stepping stone for some interesting discussions in the comments section, right? Non...

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    Larry Charles Takes On Directing Gig For Sacha Baron Cohen's Dual-Role Picture, 'The Dictator'

    Paramount Project Sees Comedian Playing Both A Foreign Dictator & A Goat Herder Who Get Lost In The U.S.Despite the box-office disappointment* that was "BrĂ¼no," Sacha Baron Cohen is still commanding high figures these days and is very much in demand. For his next project, Paramount agreed to give th...

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    'The Last Exorcism' Director Daniel Stamm To Remake 'Martyrs'

    For literally no reason whatsoever, apparently America will have its own remake of the French horror picture "Martyrs." The Pascal Laugier horror picture is part of France's upswing in stomach-turning horror pictures of late, possibly due to the racial unrest of the last decade and regional tensions...

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    Carey Mulligan Will Play Daisy In Baz Luhrmann's 'The Great Gatsby'

    Project Still Not Officially Baz Luhrmann's Next FilmUpdate: Deadline have now unveiled an early look at Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan with a photo taken during auditioning in early November.

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    Alexander Payne's 'The Descendants' Starring George Clooney Bound For Cannes?

    Is Alexander Payne's fifth feature film, an adaptation of Kaui Hart Hemmings' 2008 novel "The Descendants" starring George Clooney, bound for the Cannes Film Festival next May?

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    Gerard Butler & Antoine Fuqua Teaming For Sci-Fi Actioner 'Afterburn'

    Project Sounds Suspiciously Like Film-Within-A-Film From 'Tropic Thunder' Gerard Butler and Antoine Fuqua may not have much in common on the surface, but there's one thing that links them inextricably right now: they're both former flavors-of-the-months who've had a series of recent disappointments...

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    Final Thoughts on the Amazonas Film Festival.

    In case you missed my somewhat lengthy dispatch for indieWIRE on Friday, I spent the past week in Brazil, attending a film festival in the middle of the Amazon rainforest. Of course, the Amazonas Film Festival loves to play up the exoticism of its locale, which isn't actually engulfed by trees and wild animals. The city of Manaus, two million strong, has been a pretty civilized place for decades. But the logline and the truth were always pitted against each other at this impressive gathering, which I attended thanks to a generous invitation from the state of Amazonas. Some people think that letting a festival cover your expenses immediately c...

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    'The Muppets' Add Alan Arkin, Billy Crystal, JCVD To Loaded Cast

    Hollywood casting can be like musical chairs. So when people bemoan how certain actors don't take quality projects, or how others don't work that often, it's usually just a case that they haven't managed to stay in the public eye. Which probably benefits Disney's "The Muppets" since a cavalcade of s...

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    OWN Picks Up Three Docs for Spring Debut

    Making headway on recent statements that Oprah Winfrey's new OWN network will be a player in the documentary scene, the fledgling channel announced three pick ups Monday. OWN has acquired rights to Lisa Leeman's "One Lucky Elephant," Nimisha Mukerji and Philip Lyall's "65_Redroses," and Matthew D. K...

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    Criterion February 2011 Slate Includes 'Sweet Smell Of Success,' 'Fish Tank,' 'Senso'

    It looks like Criterion's February 2011 slate is primed to bankrupt us so we'll definitely be socking away the money Grandma sent with her Christmas card this year so we can snag some of these. Split between two classics and two celebrated contemporary films, the February slate is a strong one.

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