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    Zoe Saldana Joins Cast Of Blacklist Plagiarism Project "The Words"

    "Very excited that dennis quaid is joining our bradley cooper movie 'the words'. Jeremy irons and zoey saldana are in." Those words were tweeted by indie film producer Cassian Elwes

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    Will Smith's "Men In Black III" Trailer-Gate (Diversions)

    So... Will Smith is in New York City shooting Men In Black III, and, to accommodate the mega-star, one of the line items on the likely centi-plus-million dollar movie includes a $9,000 a week trailer, that reportedly has 2 floors, a gym, a lounge, a movie room with a 100-inch screen, staff offices, a large bedroom and bathroom. Essentially, it's a home on wheels. And a lot of folks in the area are pissed off at how much space it takes up on the street it sits, apparently causing a few traffic disruptions. The raucous has made headline news over here, and may even be national at this point. I hear that, as of this morning, it's been moved to a...

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    Guest Post by Jon Fougner: Cinema Profitability Part 2

    Today's guest post is Part 2 of Jon Fougner's guest series on Cinema Profitablility - today he focuses on the products that cinemas offer:

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    Mara Brock & Salim Akil ("The Game," "Jumping The Broom") Sign Mega Multi-Year Deal With BET

    In a move that really shouldn't be much of a surprise, BET/Viacom has signed what is being called a mega multi-year production deal with husband/wife team, Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil, the brains behind the network's hit series, The Game and, out in theaters currently, Jumping The Broom.

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    Susan Sarandon & Jim Broadbent Also In Talks For 'Cloud Atlas'

    While they transformed the landscape with the game-changing "Matrix" film, the Wachowski siblings Andy and Lana (formerly Larry) have truly failed, at least outside their hardcore constituents, to live up to their initial promise. Their follow-up films, "Speed Racer," the last two "Matrix" movies and most of the films they've produced ("Ninja Assassin," "The Invasion") during the aughts were major disappointments. Likewise, German filmmaker Tom Tykwer took the international film world by storm in 1998 with "Run Lola Run," but has failed to connect with audiences or critics with his subsequent films ("Heaven," "Perfume: The Story of a Murderer...

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    Today In Unexpected Pairings: Jack Black & Michael Winterbottom Teaming For Comedy 'Bailout'

    Nothing quite gives a movie star a kick up the ass like two high-profile critically-eviscerated box office flops in a row, and the diminishing returns in Jack Black's career since "School of Rock," aside from the occasional gem like "Margot at the Wedding" and "Tropic Thunder," seemed to reach a trough in the last couple of years with "Year One" and "Gulliver's Travels." Fortunately, the actor seems to have taken stock -- birdwatching comedy-drama "The Big Year," with Owen Wilson and Steve Martin, is faintly promising, and he's reteamed with Richard Linklater on the dark comedy "Bernie," opposite Shirley MacLaine and fellow comeback-kid Matth...

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    Pam Grier To Co-star In Femme Revenge Flick "Skinny Dip"

    Pam Grier will join Danny Trejo, Michael Madsen and Sasha Grey in the revenge action flick Skinny Dip , currenly being sold to international markets at Cannes.

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    Indecisive Ape Spotlighted In Riveting New Photo From 'Rise Of The Planet of The Apes'

    And that indecisive ape would be Caesar, as performance-captured by Andy Serkis, in this brand new shot from "Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes." Caesar appears to be having a hard time deciding whether he wants his beverage to taste great, or to be less filling. He could just ask a human but - oh, cra...

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    Cannes News: FilmDistrict Buys Romantic Comedy Playing the Field, Starring Butler and Biel

    FilmDistrict has acquired U.S. rights to Cannes market project Playing the Field, Gabriele Muccino's romantic comedy starring Gerard Butler, Jessica Biel, Uma Thurman, Judy Greer, Dennis Quaid and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Robbie Fox wrote the script. FilmDistrict plans to release the film in spring 201...

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    Watch: Trailer For First Big Cannes Sale, Silent Film 'The Artist'

    On Tuesday, The Weinstein Company kicked off what's sure to be a hectic buyer's market at Cannes with their purchase of late festival entry "The Artist." The film tells the story of the last great silent movie star and his relationship with an extra who slowly becomes one to watch on the talkie circ...

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