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    Johnny Depp To Produce & Possibly Star In Biopic About Dr. Seuss (aka Theodor Geisel)

    Billy Ray Is Now The Third Writer Hired For 'The Thin Man'Well, why not? With a penchant for playing writers on film, Johnny Depp has already portrayed Hunter S. Thompson, J.M. Barrie and John Wilmot on the big screen (and played a novelist in "Secret Window"), and it looks like he may be adding another famous figure to list.

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    New Looks At Michelle Williams, Emma Watson & Kenneth Branagh In 'My Week With Marilyn'

    While The Playlist team is still arguing around the lunch table about whether or not the first trailer for "My Week With Marilyn" showcased an Oscar contender or just a well-put-together but not particularly remarkable period piece, there is no denying everyone in this thing looks pretty damn beautiful.

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    New In Theaters Today - John Akomfrah's "The Nine Muses"

    The Nine Muses, the latest offering from award-winning Ghanaian-born Brit director, John Akomfrah's, opened today, beginning a 1-week theatrical run here in New York City at the theaters at the Museum Of Modern Art.

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    Jon Stewart on Palin's Non-Announcement Announcement

    As long as Sarah Palin keeps talking about herself (and how likely is that to stop?), Jon Stewart can go on calling her out on her narcissism. Here he is on her non-announcement about her non-running for president.

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Trailer Watch: My Week With Marilyn

    This is a great trailer. Makes me really want to see the film.

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    Jena Malone To Play Author Carson McCullers In Biopic 'Lonely Hunter'

    While everyone else in their early twenties was busy going to school, partying, chasing boys (or girls) are doing all those things college folks tend to do, Carson McCullers wrote the stone-cold masterpiece "The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter," a novel containing the emotional depth, wisdom and tragic beauty of somebody three times her age of twenty-three. It was a her first novel, but was the building block of small, but pretty unrivalled body of some of the finest Southern-flavoured writing ever put on the page. And while we always worry when our favorite, beloved writers get brought to the big screen, the first bit of casting for the biopic "Lonely Hunter" indicates that the filmmakers are moving in the right direction.

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    Review: 'Dirty Girl' With Juno Temple Is All Attitude & No Heart

    If there's one thing "Dirty Girl" has going for it -- and it's made abundantly clear even before the glittery title card, spelled out in swoopy, neon-lit letters like the name of a roller disco -- it's that it has attitude. The titular dirty girl is an Oklahoma teen named Danielle (Juno Temple) who acts out in class and sleeps around. She has an infectiously "fuck you" approach to just about everything, from her classmates, agog at her sexual promiscuity, to her soon-to-be stepdad (William H. Macy), to her teachers, who bump her down to a remedial class where the most pressing assignment is taking care of a bag of flour like it's an actual human baby.

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    Watch Danny Glover & Gugu Mbatha-Raw In Preview Trailer For "Touch" From "Heroes" Creator

    Danny Glover & Gugu Mbatha-Raw (who you'll remember from J.J. Abrams' failed NBC series, Undercovers), co-star alongside Kiefer Sutherland and David Mazouz, in the Fox TV drama pilot titled Touch, written and produced by the creator of the once popular sci-fi TV series Heroes, Tim Kring.

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Your Political Views and the Movies You See

    The Hollywood Reporter had a poll commissioned about how political views affect people's filmgoing habits. The results are interesting and basically say that you political views do make a difference in the types of movies you choose to go to. A star's political views will make a difference when people are picking movies but that issue is more important to Republicans. 52% of Republicans take that into consideration compared to 36% of Democrats. That's why producers hate when the stars of their big films get quoted about issues. Because it does matter to the box office.

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    Leonardo DiCaprio Is The Most Powerful Man In The World In New Posters For 'J. Edgar'

    Along with "Young Adult" and "Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close," Clint Eastwood's "J. Edgar" is one of the few big remaining Oscar question marks for this year's awards season. And while the film penned by “Milk” screenwriter Dustin Lance Black boasts a solid ensemble supporting cast that includes Armie Hammer, Naomi Watts, Ed Westwick, Damon Herriman, Judi Dench, Ken Howard, Jeffrey Donovan and Stephen Root, these first posters make it very clear who the spotlight will be on.

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