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    IN THE WORKS: Damon & Affleck Together Again for Bulger; Bana as Elvis; Akira Casting

    It's about time. Ben Affleck and Matt Damon will work together again along with Casey Affleck to bring life to the story of Whitey Bulger at Warner Bros. Bulger was a New England mob boss and subsequent 16-year fugitive before being caught in Santa Monica, CA, last June. Affleck will direct as well ...

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    Watch: "The Hero's Journey" Doc Explores Action Adv Genre (Djimon Hounsou, Michelle Rodriguez)

    Directed by Ed Zwick (Blood Diamond, Defiance, Love & Other Drugs) The Hero's Journey is a documentary short exploring the Action Adventure genre within the concept of heroism. The short film, released to hype PlayStation 3's Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (released November 1st), includes contribut...

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    Elizabeth Olsen-Starrer Silent House To Open March 9; Impeccably Choreographed but Underwhelming

    Open Road and Liddell Entertainment wisely waited for Fox Searchlight to spend their marketing and PR energy to promote Elizabeth Olsen in Martha Marcy May Marlene before scheduling the opening of their own Sundance Olsen-starrer, Silent House, for March 9. Directors Chris Kentis and Laura Lau (Ope...

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    Frank Miller Says 'Sin City 2' Has A New Story For Jessica Alba's Character To Tie 2 Films Together

    It seems as if rumors/speculation have been kicking around forever about "Sin City 2," but this summer the long-awaited sequel received some major injections of good news. First, "The Departed" writer William Monahan was signed on to get the script across the finish line with Robert Rodriguez promis...

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    Katheryn Winnick Joins Roman Coppola's 'Inside the Mind of Charlie Swan' Opposite Charlie Sheen

    While he's been busy producing for family (Sofia Coppola's "Somewhere"), co-writing with friends (Wes Anderson's "Moonrise Kingdom") and shooting second unit for both (Francis Ford Coppola's "Tetro" and Anderson's "The Darjeeling Limited"), it's high time Roman Coppola made a new film. His last effo...

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    "Undefeated" Wins Audience Doc Favorite Award at Chicago International Film Fest

    The football documentary Undefeated about the Memphis Manassas Tigers high school football team, a severely underfunded and underprivileged football whose fortunes reverse thanks to coach Bill Courtney, was named the Audience Choice Award for Best Documentary Feature at this month's Chicago Interna...

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    Robert Townsend's "Diary Of A Single Mom" Coming To DVD

    Robert Townsend's web series Diary of a Single Mom, which was later shown as a feature on TV One, is coming to DVD through Image Entertainment on January 10, 2012.

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    Lily Collins Joins 'The English Teacher' With Julianne Moore

    If things go according to plan, you'll be hearing the name Lily Collins more in the future. The actress was hand picked by Tarsem to lead his forthcoming (and still annoyingly untitled) Snow White movie and the plethora of stills for that film thus far have shown her to certainly look the part with ...

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    Financing Underway for Steve McQueen's "12 Years A Slave", Brad Pitt Maybe Co-Starring

    According to ScreenDaily.com, River Pholad's River Road Entertainment will serve as producer and financer of Steve McQueen's upcoming project Twelve Years A Slave based on the life of Solomon Northrup.

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    Walking Dead 2.2 - Wandering Aimlessly?

    It's quiet out there, says David Chute. Too quiet."I'm starting to get a bad feeling about this" -- as characters are too often moved to suggest on genre shows less consistently well-written than The Walking Dead.

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