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    Andrew Garfield, Jennifer Garner & Marcia Gay Harden Attached To 'Back Roads'

    Lead roles have been cast in Adrian Lyne's adaptation of Tawni O'Dell's "Back Roads," a novel about a young man in rural Pennsylvania trying to care for his three younger sisters after his mother goes to jail. Andrew Garfield is attached to play the lead role of Harley with Jennifer Garner and Marcia Gay Harden in supporting roles. Garner will play a neighbor and love interest for Garfield, with Harden taking on the role of court-appointed therapist to Garfield. Lyne co-wrote the screenplay with O'Dell and is all set to turn the Oprah's Book Club novel into a film for Infinity Media. Many young actresses are being considered to play Garfield'...

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    Meet the Mike Lacher, the Man Behind the Film School Thesis Generator.

    There's a difference between thinking long and hard about something and only thinking that you're thinking long and hard about something; therein lies the brilliance of the Film School Thesis Generator, a vastly amusing work of interactive satire that popped on the web a few weeks back. Matt Singer ...

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    Strand Will Release Tom Tykwer's "Three"

    Strand Releasing has purchased all US rights to Tom Tykwer’s "Three" from Match Factory. The romantic drama, which will open the Kino series at the Museum of Modern Art in April, will receive a theatrical release in late summer.

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    Keira Knightley Not Part Of David Cronenberg's 'Cosmopolis' With Robert Pattinson

    Perhaps this is why the new transparency sucks and why a salient argument can be made for the halcyon days of film development behind closed doors: watching the back and forth progress and decline of David Cronenberg‘s gestating “Cosmpolis” is heartbreaking. First, it's an A-list project out the doo...

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    Will The Coen Brothers Actually Tackle The Horror Genre?

    Probably Not. Ethan Coen Also Talks 'Barton Fink' Sequel & 'Gambit' Writing GigThe crazy and kooky Ethan and Joel Coen have dabbled in nearly every genre...except maybe horror. Sure, they've gotten their feet wet with elements of it in their debut "Blood Simple" not to mention shades in "Fargo" and ...

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    Exclusive: 'I Am Number Four' Director D.J. Caruso Hoping To 'Beat The Reaper' At Fox

    Updated: Well, it looks as per Mr. Caruso's own comments below, that he spoke out of turn. We've spoke to management and agents for the actor and while management confirms that Caruso has met with Appian Way and Leonardo DiCaprio and management has spoken to Fox about the project, no directorial dea...

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    'Glee' Creator Ryan Murphy Sought To Direct Willow Smith In Remake Of 'Annie'

    With Jaden Smith now a proven moneymaker, The Smiths are now looking to turn their other spawn, Willow Smith into a multi-quadrant threat. The pint-sized sensation already set the blogosphere on fire with "Whip My Hair" and as was revealed last month, a remake of the kid's classic musical "Annie" is...

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    "Gasland," "Fahrenheit" and "Crude" Under Fire: What's At Stake

    What happens when documentaries get political? People get mad. What happens when documentaries make money? People get greedy. indieWIRE offers its take on three documentary slugfests that have been throwing their punches in public and in the courts.

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    Paul Haggis Talks Scientology to The New Yorker, ABC Videos Cruise

    We've been waiting for Lawrence Wright's New Yorker Scientology expose ever since Canadian writer-director Paul Haggis (Crash) denied involvement in writing a tell-all book. That may not be necessary now that The New Yorker has published the 26-page story about the director and his many years spent ...

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    Sony & Samuel Goldwyn Plan 'A Good Old Fashioned Orgy' With Jason Sudeikis

    Jason Sudeikis seems to have arrived out of nowhere to become one of the hottest comic actors in film right now. The "Saturday Night Live" veteran pretty much was the only redeemable factor (along with Charlie Day) in last year's Drew Barrymore rom-com "Going the Distance" and this year he's already...

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