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    Kenneth Branagh To Direct Film About The 1936 U.S. Olympic Crew Team

    Where there's smoke, there's fire, and The Weinstein Company must have seen the smoke. Deadline reports that bidding for the upcoming book "The Boys in the Boat" by Daniel James Brown had fierce competition between publishers Viking and Random House with bids going up to $750,000. Well, the Weinstei...

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    Kristen Stewart Set For 'Snow White And The Huntsman'

    First, she loomed large as a potential lead” and last month was "in negotations." Now it's pretty much crossing the finish line as Deadline reports that producer Palek Patel has tweeted that Kristen Stewart is now in "final negotiations" to join "Snow White and the Huntsman." So yeah, at this point,...

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    Weinstein Co. & Branagh Team for Rowing Tale Boys in the Boat

    Kenneth Branagh, who just wrapped Paramount's Thor (which has a bad-ass new poster), will next take charge of The Boys in the Boat, a 1930s story about the University of Washington's rowing team, based on a non-fiction book to be written by Daniel James Brown. Film rights have gone to The Weinstein ...

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    "Shut Up Crime!" Trailer Arrives For James Gunn's 'Super'

    James Gunn‘s darkly comic superhero parody “Super” will be kicking ass in theaters very soon and a new trailer has landed and it seems to perfectly capture the film's mixture of comedy and darker moments.

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    Meet the 2011 SXSW Filmmakers | "Where Soldiers Come From" Director Heather Courtney

    From a snowy small town in Northern Michigan to the mountains of Afghanistan and back, "Where Soldiers Come From" follows the four-year journey of childhood friends and their town, forever changed by a faraway war. At its heart a story about growing up, the film is an intimate look at the young men ...

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    Meet the 2011 SXSW Filmmakers | "Natural Selection" Director Robbie Pickering

    Linda White, a barren Christian housewife, leads a sheltered existence in suburban Texas. Her world is turned upside-down when she discovers that her dying husband, Abe, has a 23-year old illegitimate son named Raymond living in Florida. Somewhere on the edge of guilt and loneliness, Linda grants Ab...

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    Why is It So Difficult to Update "Beauty and the Beast"?

    Even before learning, through Dan's review, that "Beastly" is mostly an unsuccessful attempt at modernizing the "Beauty and the Beast" story, I wondered about other updates of the classic fairy tale (originally written in 1740 by Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve with changes made later by Jeanne-Marie Le Prince de Beaumont). I was sure there had been plenty. But all I could immediately think of was the campy 80s TV series starring Linda Hamilton and Ron Perlman (which in retrospect looks like a mash-up of "Thundercats" and "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles") and of course "King Kong," which isn't really that direct an adaptation at all -- i...

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    New 'Thor' Poster Announces The God Of Thunder

    So, will "Thor" drop a hammer of absurdity or will it manage to make something worthy out of a tough concept to bring to the screen? Hard to say, but so far, we've seen evidence of both in the trailers but we're hopeful at the very least for an entertaining ride.

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    Watch: Robert Pattinson Perma-Broods In New 'Water For Elephants' Trailer

    Now, before we get inundated with angry comments from RPatz fans, let's be clear. The headline above is more a comment on movie marketers who realize the best way to get hearts aflutter of girls and women everywhere and get them to flock to the theaters, is to show endless shots of RPatz being sad, ...

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    Max Winkler Talks Jason Reitman's 'Whispers In Bedlam,' 'The Adventurer's Handbook' Still Waiting

    Winkler and Matt Spicer Also Sell 'The First Man' To Paramount Starring Johnny KnoxvilleFledgling filmmaking duo, director/writer Max Winkler and producer/writer Matt Spicer might not be household names at the moment, but if the frequency with which their names keep appearing in the film trades continues, the up-and-coming duo are going to be a familiar force to be reckoned with. The two have their debut feature film, "Ceremony" (which Winkler wrote and directed, Spicer produced) coming to theaters on April 8th starring Uma Thurman and Michael Angarano, and two big name writing projects- "The Ornate Anatomy of Living Things" and "The Adventur...

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