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    James Marsden, Michael Shannon, Michael C. Hall & Melissa Leo Head Up A 'Dead Circus'

    Well, we'll give this one points for bonkers casting because when you have a movie where James Marsden plays Charles Manson that's...something. But we're getting ahead of ourselves.

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    Brillante Mendoza's 'Captured' Starring Isabelle Huppert Headed To Cannes?

    It's that time of year again when every man and his dog is speculating about what will and what won't show up at the Croisette.

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    Shawn Levy Is Going To Take Your Kodachrome Away

    If there is any doubt that Shawn Levy is one the hottest directors around town, just take a look at some of the projects that he's been linked to in the past little while. The "Date Night" and "Real Steel" helmer currently has an animated "Mr. Men" movie he's producing; the James Cameron-produced 3D...

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    Disney Drops 'Horizons' (aka 'Oblivion') With 'Tron: Legacy' Director Joseph Kosinski

    For a while, it seemed that Disney was still total buds with Joseph Kosinski. The commercial director turned feature filmmaker made his feature length debut with "Tron: Legacy," the eye-opening franchise reboot of sorts that unfortunately underperformed with audiences and was met with lukewarm praise from fans. Regardless, the studio seemed to be plowing ahead with his graphic novel “Oblivion,” a property the studio picked up a while ago and was still actively developing. In fact, just a couple of weeks ago, Karl Gajdusek was brought on board to do a rewrite to the script -- now being called "Horizons" --- that also saw William Monahan take a...

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    Third Produced By Conference To Be Held at Disney June 3 to 5

    The Produced By Conference is growing, adding scale and scope and --it hopes--enough participants to make back its costs. After starting out at Sony and moving to Fox last summer, this year's installment of PBC, co-chaired by Marshall Herskovitz, Gale Anne Hurd and Rachel Klein, will take place at D...

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    'The Sitter' Scribes Gatewood & Tanaka Want Director James Bobin To 'Meet The New Boss'

    With David Gordon Green turning from indie auteur to something of a comedy savant, it seems like it's creating a ripple effect on those around him. While "Your Highness" is due in theaters this Friday with "The Sitter" following later this year, on December 9th, it looks like the writers of that fli...

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    Mad Men Tug-of-War Delays Show to 2012: Who Should Give In?

    Last week Jon Hamm warned ominously that we probably won't see another Mad Men until 2012. AMC confirmed that Tuesday, although it has ordered more episodes from Lionsgate. That's way too long: the show has run over the past four summers.

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    Hailee Steinfeld Eyes Role As Sleeping Beauty In Yet Another Revisionist Fable

    The big question surrounding Hailee Steinfeld right now is: what next? The actress broke out in a huge way with "True Grit," snagging an Oscar nomination, but more importantly kicking open doors of opportunity in Hollywood. She was briefly mentioned as a possible contender for a role in "The Hunger ...

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    'Fraggle Rock' Director Cory Edwards Says Project Is In A "Deep Coma," Has Moved On

    Well, the writing on the wall for this was there last summer. A big screen take on "Fraggle Rock" has been in the works for a long time now, but the production hit a bump last summer when writer/director Cory Edwards revealed that he was "struggling to stay in control of my own movie" and that The W...

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    CinemaCon: New MPAA Chief Chris Dodd Makes First State of the Industry Speech

    Not that former Senator Chris Dodd, with his impressive shock of white hair, can be considered an expert on Hollywood after just nine days on the job as the new CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America. But the chief lobbyist in Washington for the six Hollywood studios went ahead and deliver...

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