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    Mark Wahlberg, Marion Cotillard & Zoe Saldana Eye Guillaume Canet/James Gray Project 'Blood Ties'

    James Gray's 'Low Life' With Joaquin Phoenix, Jeremy Renner & Marion Cotillard Aims To Start Shooting In January 2012Given the Hollywood-friendly slickness of his directorial efforts to date, it was only a matter of time before French actor Guillaume Canet made a film in the U.S. The star of "The Beach" and "Love Me If You Dare," among many others, stepped behind the camera to much acclaim with 2002's Cesar-nominated "Mon Idole," the 2007 thriller "Tell No One" (which Ben Affleck is planning to remake), and followed it up with 2010's "Little White Lies," all of which showed an international sensibility.

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    Taylor Lautner To Produce & Star In Gus Van Sant's Next Film

    While this might seem totally out of nowhere, there were clues bubbling up that the unlikely duo of Taylor Lautner and Gus Van Sant would be working together. There was a very minor controversy recently when in an interview with Australia's GQ magazine, Lautner related that he had a dinner meeting with Van Sant and "Milk" screenwriter Dustin Lance Black, prompting the publication to bizarrely ask if either of them hit on him. Obviously, not exactly the brightest thing to say, and the matter made the blog rounds and then went away, but it looks like that dinner date has borne some very real cinematic results.

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    'The Artist' Duo Jean Dujardin & Michel Hazanavicius Work Together Again On Omnibus 'The Players'

    "The Artist" actor Jean Dujardin is to director Michel Hazanavicius what Ryan Gosling is to Nicolas Winding Refn. With the former's silent movie sensation winning over audiences and poised to become a Best Picture nominee at the Oscars, it marks their third film together following the two very popular French-language spy spoof 'OSS 177' films, and what do you know, the pair have already collaborated on another project that is gearing up for release next spring in France.

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Quoted in the NY Post Regarding Lisbeth Salander

    The Lisbeth Salander roll out continues now with a new clothing line from H&M. Hopefully you don't have to be waif-like to fit into them.

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    Phillip Noyce's 'My Wild Life' With Nicole Kidman Moves Forward, 2012 Release Date Eyed

    Among the many projects Phillip Noyce has been looking at since last summer's "Salt" -- which have included the time travel tale "Timeless," a remake of "Bloodsport" (!?) and more recently the sexual thriller "The Arrangement" -- lurking in the back has always been "My Wild Life." It first came on the radar at the end of 2010 as a possibility for the helmer, and then gained more traction this spring when Nicole Kidman began eyeing the lead role. Now it looks like it's going to leapfrog ahead of everything else to become Noyce and Kidman's next picture.

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    'War Horse' Star Jeremy Irvine Joins 'The Railway Man' Playing A Young Colin Firth

    A lot has been made of the Oscar potential for Steven Spielberg’s still-unseen WWI epic “War Horse,” but the majority of that chatter has been for the Picture, Directing, Screenplay, and technical categories. Hardly anyone has mentioned the young lead of "War Horse," Jeremy Irvine, as a Best Actor contender. But, as Kristopher Tapley and Anne Thompson pointed out on their excellent Oscar Talk podcast, if "War Horse" is a hit with the Academy, the film’s actors could ride a tidal wave of goodwill right onto Nomination Shore. Stranger things have happened: See Ian McKellan’s Best Supporting Actor nomination for “Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.” His performance in that film was good, but it wasn’t anything Sir Ian didn’t do in “X-Men.” The point is, when a film gets thirteen nominations—and if any film does this year, it could very well be "War Horse"—one of those nods will probably be for acting.

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    John Lasseter Gets the 2453rd Star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame

    While Disney was promoting the Blu-ray and DVD release of Cars 2 on November 1, the day Disney/Pixar animation czar John Lasseter happened to get his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, it was still a happy day and a well-deserved honor. Disney's Rich Ross and Sean Bailey, Pixar's Ed Catmull, Bob Peterson and Pete Docter, voice talent Owen Wilson, Bonnie Franklin, Patton Oswalt, John Ratzenberger and Don Rickles, as well as composer Randy Newman, all showed support for the guy Emily Mortimer called a "genius."

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    Jane Fonda to Receive 2011 Sherry Lansing Leadership Award

    Jane Fonda to Receive 2011 Sherry Lansing Leadership Award

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    Watch: Michelle Williams Gets Wet & Sings In 2 New Clips From 'My Week With Marilyn'

    We've already seen the plethora of pictures of Michelle Williams looking the part in "My Week With Marilyn," but the question now is, can she act the part as well? And if these newly released clips from the movie are anything to go by, the actress has that nailed down as well.

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    Brandy Norwood, Ella Joyce & Jerry Stiller Join Cast Of Tyler Perry's "The Marriage Counselor"

    Brandy Norwood, Ella Joyce and Jerry Stiller (yes, Ben Stiller's dad) have all joined the growing cast of Tyler Perry's The Marriage Counselor, which already stars Jurnee Smollett, Lance Gross, Kim Kardashian, Vanessa Williams and Robbie Jones.

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