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    Idris Elba Prepping Directorial Debut & A Big Screen Adaptation Of "Luther" Is Possible

    "Elba's plans for world domination should also see him spending more time in London. BBC2, he tells me, has commissioned him to direct a 90-minute film set in Hackney. "It's a small tale about a young girl that I've been working on for about a year. I'm not writing it, but I'm helping shape the script and hopefully we'll get to work on it at the end of this year." He has also produced a British teen-slasher movie, Suicide Kids. And there's life in Luther yet: both Elba and Cross are keen on the idea of a third series and, given its warm reception in America, the star thinks his complex copper might even make it to the big screen."

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    Redband Teaser Trailer For David Fincher's "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" Surfaces

    There were rumors that an international trailer for the film had been released in parts of Europe this week; the US trailer debuts next week. But, if you can't wait that long, here's your very first look at a teaser trailer for maybe one of the most anticipated films of the year, David Fincher's adaptation of Swedish author and journalist Stieg Larsson's, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, the first in his "Millennium series." It'll be in theaters in December...

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    Watch: Badass Red Band Teaser Trailer For David Fincher's 'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo' Leaks

    Well, it was inevitable this would happen, so enjoy it while you can. The much-buzzed-about red band trailer for David Fincher's "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" has leaked to the web via someone's better-than-average cam capture. As you know, it features Trent Reznor and Karen O ripping through a cover of Led Zeppelin's "Immigrant Song." Also? It fucking rules.

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    Rewind: The Week In Movies, May 23rd-May 28th

    This week showcased an unusual nexus between the Memorial Day blockbuster weekend and the close of the Cannes Film Festival. So, naturally, it makes sense that there would be a certain level of inactivity. But if you thought that, you don’t know The Playlist.

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    Terrence Malick May Shoot *Another* New Film As Early As This Summer

    Untitled Romance Starring Ben Affleck & Rachel McAdams Is Starting To Be Shown For BuyersAfter taking two decades off between "Days of Heaven" and the "The Thin Red Line," then another seven years until "The New World" and six more years until "The Tree of Life" which started its limited rollout this weekend, director Terrence Malick is suddenly very, very busy. Last year, he knocked out another film -- formerly known as "The Burial" -- starring Ben Affleck, Rachel McAdams, Rachel Weisz, Olga Kurylenko, Javier Bardem, Barry Pepper and Jessica Chastain, and he's still got the universe-spanning IMAX documentary "Voyage of Time" (which was once going to be a companion film to "The Tree of Life") in the works as well. But the 67-year-old helmer is just getting started it seems.

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    Book Review: 'Johnny Depp' Biography Could Use Some of Its Subject's Star Swagger

    As last week’s staggering box office take for the lukewarm “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” proved (at the time of this writing it's amassed almost $500 million worldwide), audiences are still fascinated and entranced by Johnny Depp, even when his dandy mugging is overpowered by anthropomorphic pirate ships, killer mermaids, zombies, and Penelope Cruz’s cleavage. His pirate Captain Jack Sparrow, eyes smeared with mascara, gold teeth glinting, a long bone stuck in his hair, is the most special effect in a movie stuffed to the gills with computer-generated concoctions.

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    Universal Developing Family Action Pic, Uglydoll & Secret Service Movie

    Universal is currently working on three projects, two of which don't exactly interest us and a third which, if done properly, could be incredibly entertaining.

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    ‘Easy A’ Director Will Gluck Signs Two-Year Deal With Sony Pictures

    Few directors are as hot and in-demand right now as Will Gluck. He directed one of 2010’s most universally loved movies, “Easy A,” and launched the career of star Emma Stone into the mainstream spotlight.

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    Jonathan Aibel & Glenn Berger Talk 'Kung Fu Panda 2' & Their Plans For 'King Lear'-Like 'Candyland'

    Unlike another sequel opening in theaters nationwide this weekend (which, come to think of it, does feature a humanistic animal as one of its characters), "Kung Fu Panda 2" actually delivers on the chop-socky fun of the original. With an even more epic scope and a darker sensibility, both thematically and visually, "Kung Fu Panda 2" is a really enjoyable animated treat. In our review of the film, we commended the use of 3D as it's one of the rare instances where it adds pizazz to the picture and we liked the deeper notes found within the story .

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    Morgan Freeman To Star in Rob Reiner's "Summer at Dog Dave's"

    Morgan Freeman is on board to topline Rob Reiner's drama for Castle Rock Entertainment, Summer at Dog Dave's, along with Virgina Madsen.

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