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    Polanski's "Ghost" Put On Hold

    Following his arrest Sunday in Switzerland, the future of Roman Polanski's latest film "The Ghost" has been left in limbo. Polanski's agent, ICM chief Jeff Berg, told The Hollywood Reporter that Polanski had completed much of the editing on "The Ghost." but that other postproduction work, including ...

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    A Classic Threesome Anthem Is Born

    Today Britney Spears released the first and only single off her completely unnecessary second greatest hits album, "The Singles Collection." The song is called "3," and you guessed it, it's an ode to threesomes (and according to one lyric, the potential of four). And despite absolutely horrendous a...

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    Italy Enters Tornatore's Big-Budget Baaria for Oscars

    The Italian government's decision to submit Giuseppe Tornatore's $35.5 million period epic Baaria for the foreign film Oscar is already kicking up a fuss. 53-year-old Tornatore's tribute to his Sicilian hometown spans three generations, from the 1930s to the present, from the rise of Fascism through World War II and its aftermath. Among the most expensive Italian films ever made, utilizing 35,000 Tunisian extras, the picture was the first Italian film to open the Venice Film Festival in two decades. Tornatore already won the Oscar in 1998, for Cinema Paradiso. The deadline for countries to submit their films is October 1. IndieWIRE is trackin...

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    Michael Lynne at The Indie Summit: "Stay independent"

    The following are Michael Lynne's opening remarks from Friday's Independent Film Summit, presented by MoMA & indieWIRE (with Zipline Entertainment).

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    Fest Buzz, Where the Wild Things Are Pics, Hackman's Novels, Cruz Vanity Fair Cover

    Gene Hackman hasn't been turning up in movies because he has retired to write historical fiction, reports The Daily Beast:

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    Magnolia Has "Wonderful World"

    "Wonderful World," the directorial debut of "Darkman" writer Josh Goldin, has been picked up by Magnolia Pictures for North American release. The film - which stars Matthew Broderick and is produced by Ambush Entertainment - will be released on VOD platforms one month prior to its theatrical release...

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    "Amelia" Opening Doha Tribeca Film Fest; Full Lineup Unveiled

    Mira Nair's "Amelia" will open the inaugural Doha Tribeca Film Festival in the Middle Eastern capital of Qatar next month. The Fox Searchlight release recalls legendary aviator Amelia Earhart, starring two-time Academy Award winner Hilary Swank and Golden Globe winner Richard Gere. The new fest is p...

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    Polanski Update: Wanted and Desired

    I buy the argument that L.A prosecutors woke up to the Roman Polanski case, 31 years old, after Marina Zenovich's Wanted and Desired stirred up a hornet's nest. Michael Wolff explains why the motivations of the LA prosecutors office changed.

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    European Film Awards Set Discovery Nominees

    At the Zurich Film Festival, the European Film Academy has announced this year's nominations for the European Discovery Award, an award presented as part of the European Film Awards to a young and upcoming director for a first full-length feature film. All co-productions, the nominees are Scandar C...

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