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    The Wanderer Returns: Warren Beatty Planning New Comedy For Paramount

    This is what they call a turn up for the books: Warren Beatty is returning to make an untitled comedy for Paramount after a decade-long absence from our screens. The timing seems a little odd. His wife since 1992, Annette Bening, has never had a healthier career, and he was subject to a lavish AFI retrospective three years ago that seemed as if the filmmaking community was finally putting the old dinosaur out to pasture. But Deadline announces that Beatty is to “come home” to the studio that he won numerous Academy Awards for with a "quintessential Beatty, elegantly written and wonderfully entertaining” script penned by the actor that is to g...

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    Exclusive: David Oyelowo & Emayatzy Corinealdi Starring In Ava DuVernay's Next - "Middle Of Nowhere"

    I doubt an intro to Ava DuVernay and her next project (Middle Of Nowhere) are really necessary at this point - especially if you've been a reader of this site in recent months.

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    Watch: Trailer For ‘Flypaper’ May Be The Worst Thing You See This Week

    Here it is, folks: the trailer no one’s been waiting for. After a lukewarm reception at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, the Patrick Dempsey/Ashley Judd bank heist/comedy “Flypaper” finally has a trailer courtesy of Yahoo.

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    Monday Hangover: Green Lantern

    Monday HangoverGreen LanternBy Adam Nayman and Keith Uhlich

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    Michael Bay Says Steven Spielberg Told Him To Fire Megan Fox From 'Transformers: Dark Of The Moon'

    Tyrese Gibson Dreams Of Being On A Steven Spielberg SetLet the "controversy" continue. Weeks after Shia LaBeouf claimed that Megan Fox's "Spice Girl strength" and her desire to be more than drapery with breasts and a butt on the set of the "Transformers" movies eventually got her booted by director ...

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    Viola Davis Drama "Steel Town" Needs Background Actors For 3-day Scene In Pittsburgh (Paid Work)

    STEEL TOWN, a feature film starring Viola Davis, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Holly Hunter, and Rosie Perez, is looking for new faces for a 3-day shoot in Pittsburgh, PA, starting on Wednesday, June 22nd, and continuing on Thursday the 23rd and Friday the 24th. No experience is necessary; all roles are paid. ...

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    Werner Herzog's Prison Doc Now Titled 'Gazing Into The Abyss: A Tale of Death, A Tale Of Life'

    Though he can be uneven at times, Werner Herzog's quest for ecstatic truth -- which can sometimes mean making up the existence of mutated albino crocodiles -- is always compelling, interesting and sometimes, just plain weird. But his next effort, if anything, should certainly be sobering.

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    Super 8 ILM VFX Master Dennis Muren Talks Spielberg, Going Back to 70s

    Dennis Muren is the godfather of visual effects artists. Hired by George Lucas in 1976 to work on Star Wars and help launch Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), he went on to make the key breakthroughs that led to where VFX are today. Muren has won nine Oscars, including Visual Effects awards for Jurassi...

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    Casting Notice For Tyler Perry's New TBS Series Looking For "HOTTEST, SEXIEST, African-American men"

    I couldn't help but laugh when I read this character breakdown for a guest starring role from a recent casting notice distributed for TBS's 3rd Tyler Perry-created and produced sitcom series, titled For Better Or Worse.

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    Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris Follow-Up, The Bop Decameron, Adds Cast, Starts July 11 in Rome

    Midnight in Paris is shaping up as not only Woody Allen's widest release ever (1038 screens, more than Anything Else), but the filmmaker's biggest hit ever; it's on track to outscore Hannah and Her Sisters's $40 million domestic gross. Midnight in Paris dropped only 10% last weekend, for a total $21...

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