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    'Batman 3' Reportedly Looking For Female Lead

    File Under ShockerWe're tempted to file this one under, "no shit, sherlock," but a) we're back on our don't-be-outraged medication this week and b) we'll admit, this is, we suppose an interesting, if very foreseeable, development.

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    Robert Zemeckis Says 'Yellow Submarine' Mo-Cap Remake Is Still A Go Film

    Director Says Picture Is "All Ahead Full," Despite Actor's Recent Thought To The ContraryIt seems there is better news for director Robert Zemeckis who's been in the press quite a bit this week because of the 25th anniversary of "Back To the Future" (which seems never ending) which is hitting Blu-Ra...

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    "Catfish" Halloween.

    "Catfish" Halloween.

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    'Indiana Jones' Films Getting 3D Theatrical Re-release?

    Still No Word If George Lucas Will Convert Himself Into 3DUpdate: Hold on to your bullwhips. According to source speaking to Movieline, the rumors are false. The LucasFilm gravy train has not pulled into Indiana Jones Station. Yet.

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    Roles That Could Have Been, Women vs. Horror, Hereafter's Cecile de France

    - A look back at the roles that got away might soothe Mel Gibson's nerves now that his Hangover 2 role has gone to Liam Neeson. (The LAT's Patrick Goldstein looks at how loose lips lose jobs.) Here's a sampling, courtesy of TheDailyBeast: Demi Moore lost the lead in 1983's Flashdance to Jennifer Beals; Matthew McConaughey lost Jack Dawson in 1997's Titanic to Leonardo DiCaprio; Sandra Bullock lost Runaway Bride to Julia Roberts in 1999, the same year Michael Cera competed with Haley Joel Osment for The Sixth Sense; Meryl Streep was at one point lined up to play Evita before Madonna took over in 1996; Charlize Theron was in the running for Eli...

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    "News reporting is a young man's job"

    I have just a few days left in my role as the Editor-in-Chief here at indieWIRE as I prepare to move over to the Film Society of Lincoln Center (but will remain a blogger here). Recently, I've been thinking a lot about the changing face of media and the other day I was particularly struck by this ar...

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    Veteran Producers Rethink the Indie Model

    Veteran Producers Rethink the Indie Model

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    Composer Awards: Yared Gets Achievement in World Cinema, Desplat Named Composer of The Year

    The European Film Awards are giving their Achievement in World Cinema award to Gabriel Yared, a self-taught musician and composer. He first composed for Jean-Luc Godard's Every Man for Himself (Sauve Qui Peut La Vie), won a Cesar for his work on Jean-Jacques Annaud's The Lover (L'Amant), and went on...

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    Mel Gibson 'Furious' About Being Booted From 'The Hangover 2'

    Todd Phillips Says Decision Boosted Morale On SetWith all the fuss in the last week over the hiring of Mel Gibson for a key cameo as a tattoo artist in the Bangkok-set sequel to the surprise comedy hit "The Hangover," and his subsequent swift booting from the role, following protests by the cast and...

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    Newcomer Suraj Sharma Takes Lead In Ang Lee's 'Life of Pi,' Filming Begins In January

    Picture Will Shoot In 3D; Release Date Set For December 14, 2012Ang Lee hasn't had the easiest few years since "Brokeback Mountain." While that film saw him win the Best Director award at the Oscars, his next film, "Lust, Caution," was tarred with an NC-17 for its explicit sex scenes, and follow-up ...

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