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    Universal Hires Writers For 'Bruce Almighty' Sequel, With Jim Carrey Eyed To Return

    You would have to go back to 2008's "Yes Man" for the last bona fide Jim Carrey hit. Since then he's starred in the underrated "I Love You Phillip Morris" (which nobody saw anyway), that ill-advised version of "A Christmas Carol" (which did good business, but isn't exactly a Jim Carrey Movie) and last summer's "Mr. Popper's Penguins," which made good coin overseas, but didn't quite register stateside. It looks like he may have a comeback project in the long-developing "Burt Wonderstone" with Steve Carell, which starts lensing soon, but if things go according to plan he'll pick up on a franchise that "The Office" star had taken over for him.

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    Dario Marianelli To Score Brian De Palma's 'Passion'

    Brian De Palma, whether you love him or hate him, always has a knack for choosing composers. Whether its the twinkly, sexy romanticism of Pino Donaggio in "Blow Out," "Body Double," and "Dressed to Kill;" the brooding eroticism of Bernard Herrmann in "Sisters" and "Obsession;" or the more off-kilter experimentalism of Ryuichi Sakamoto in "Snake Eyes," "Mission to Mars," and "Femme Fatale"; De Palma knows how to match the musician with the material, almost seamlessly. Even his big budget Hollywood job, "Mission: Impossible," which had a last minute replacement score cooked up by Danny Elfman, remains one of that composer's greatest, least heralded efforts. And that knack seems to have continued, with Film Music Reporter noting that the filmmaker has brought on Dario Marianelli, of "Atonement" and "Jane Eyre" fame, for his latest project, an erotic thriller called "Passion."

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    Exclusive: Joe Carnahan Says Long-Gestating ‘Killing Pablo’ Likely Next, Hopes ‘White Jazz' Will Follow

    It seems as though we’ve been waiting forever (a decade to be exact) for Joe Carnahan to deliver on the promise set forth with 2002’s “Narc.” It’s not that the two films he’s directed since (“Smokin’ Aces,” “The A-Team”) were necessarily bad, but rather that Carnahan seemed to demonstrate with “Narc” that he was capable of much, much more. Of course, the director also spent a fair amount of time developing “Mission: Impossible III,” which was later flipped to J.J. Abrams. It was an unpleasant learning experience Carnahan openly tells Playlist he quit before he could be fired. Although he says learned a lot from the ordeal and has no regrets, though it has possibly compelled the director to play things a little safer since.

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    '24' & 'Battlestar Galactica' Star Katee Sackhoff Lands Female Lead In New 'Riddick' Sequel

    Oh, so we guess that new "Chronicles Of Riddick" movie is happening after all. After pre-production was abruptly shut down in Montreal late last fall, and then started up again before the end of the year, it appears it's all systems go at Universal for Vin Diesel and David Twohy as the project, which last we heard was waiting a greenlight, now appears to be on the move. 

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    TV Director Beth McCarthy-Miller To Direct Melissa McCarthy's 'Tammy'

    Geez, today seems to be the day for Melissa McCarthy news. She's already made her feelings known about a "Bridesmaids" sequel without Kristen Wiig, and it seems is putting the massive comedy hit in the rear-view as her first major project after the blockbuster movie is now beginning to take shape.

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    Watch Funny Anthony Mackie Video Interview and New Clips For "Man On A Ledge"

    We last saw THIS Anthony Mackie character profile video interview that Tambay posted on the site a couple of days ago; in it, Mackie discussed his cop character for his new thriller Man On A Ledge.

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    Idris Elba Wants You To Get Excited About The 2012 Olympics

    Sometimes I think S & A should just be called Idris Elba's Home. I mean, is there any other actor who we talk so much about on this site? That's because he's always doing something or getting involved with something.

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    Watch Meagan Good & RZA In Season 5 Premiere Episode Of "Californication"

    As previously announced in 2011, Meagan Good and RZA joined the season 5 cast of the popular Showtime series starring David Duchovny.

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    'La Vie En Rose' Director Olivier Dahan To Helm Grace Kelly Biopic... About Tax Havens

    You would think that a movie about screen legend Grace Kelly might be centered around any one of her famous films, or perhaps her trifecta with Alfred Hitchcock that included “Dial M for Murder,” “Rear Window,” and “To Catch a Thief.” But no, it's going to be about uh, tax havens. We're not kidding.

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    Ozwald Boateng Documentary "A Man's Story" To Be Released On DVD 10 Days After Theatrical Debut

    On the heels of Sergio's post over the weekend that A Man's Story, the Ozwald Boateng documentary, will finally open in UK theaters on March 9th...

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