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    M.C. Gainey To Play Big John Brittle In Quentin Tarantino's 'Django Unchained'

    Christoph Waltz Is Injured During Pre-ProductionAs usual, the casting for Quentin Tarantino's next movie is a mix of big-name stars, respected character actors and random people we totally forgot about. And there is also a fourth category: "Hey, it's that's guy." Which brings right to M.C. Gainey, whose familiar face Variety is reporting is in talks for "Django Unchained" in the role of Big John Brittle.

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    'The Thing' Director Matthijs Van Heijningen Jr. May Return To Zack Snyder's 'Army Of The Dead'

    Filmmaker Matthijs Van Heijningen Jr. is unknown to most audiences, and with good reason: his forthcoming version of “The Thing” is the commercials director’s first feature movie. But if the film becomes a hit in the way that he and Universal are hoping, he may soon entertain a variety of options for his follow-up, including one project he started on even before deciding to tackle “The Thing,” a zombie-themed science fiction film entitled “Army of the Dead.” Van Heijningen told The Playlist that he isn’t sure if that’s his next film, but indicated that the project actually was far into development before being shelved three years ago.

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Trailer Watch: The Lady

    The Lady, a biopic of Aung San Suu Kyi was one of the films I liked in Toronto even though it was too long. It's going to get a US release and there is now a full trailer available.

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    Watch: This Is What Luc Besson's Oscar Bait Looks Like, The Trailer For 'The Lady'

    It looks like at the age of 52, director Luc Besson is ready to move on from his testosteron- fueled action pics and crayon-outlined children's entertainment. He's ready to get a hug from the folks who give out golden statues, and to try and make that happen, he's delivering "The Lady."

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Samuel L. Jackson Talks About Crack , "The Mountaintop" And Marlon Brando

    In this interview posted below with David Letterman, Samuel L. Jackson talks coming full circle with the Broadway play The Mountaintop which he stars in as Martin Luther King Jr. and opens on October 13, 2011 at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre.

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    Jason Statham Reaches His Destiny, Sought For Two Future 'Fast & Furious' Sequels

    'Fast Six' And 'Fast Seven' May Be Shot Back-To-Back In EuropeFranchises, generally speaking, are more like fruit than cheese (bear with us, we are going somewhere with this). They might need a film to ripen to their full potential -- sequels generally outgross their predecessors -- but in the main they run their course by the third or fourth film, as opposed to, say, maturing and finding greater audiences and creative highs with each new installment. So we were as surprised as you were that not only was "Fast Five" the the highest grossing (over $600 million now, nearly double the haul of its "Fast and Furious" predecessors) entry of the series so far, but it was also by far the most fun.

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    'Arrested Development' Movie Edges Closer To Reality, New Mini-Season Promised & 2013 Release Eyed

    Showtime & Netflix Currently Vying For The Rights To Season 4The "Arrested Development" movie is the great white whale of internet fandom of the past few years. Originally airing in 2003, Mitchell Hurwitz's Fox sitcom has, over the years, enshrined its place as one of the great comedy series of all time, despite being canceled after three seasons. As the show's cast, which included Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, Will Arnett and David Cross, went on to bigger things, the cult grew and grew, and rumors began to circulate that Hurwitz and the show's producer/narrator Ron Howard were planning to reunite the Bluths for a big-screen adventure.

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  • The Lost Boys
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    October Oscar Predictions!

    So I've totally fucked off on this blog for a good week or two. My excuses: I had a mini book tour (which was so, so fun... thanks to all that helped that happen), had a horrible post-TIFF cold/flu, and am now in the midst of the New York Film Festival, a festival I love but one in the midst of the most exhausting city to possibly hold a film festival. Here's hoping the buck stops here (and I'm saddened that I missed out on the opportunity to blog about things like the "Arrested Development" fourth season/movie, which is the greatest news perhaps ever). But I figured why not start things off with a Lost Boy cornerstone: Updated Oscar predictions. Though I must say attempting to get excited awards season this year has been a slow build: Things be boooring right about now, but for what it's worth, here's where I see it all standing.

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    Hill Harper Directed Short "The Truth" To Premiere At Chicago Film Fest

    Aside from acting, Hill Harper is now expanding into directing, and his first result is his short The Truth, which will premiere at the Chicago International Film Festival on Oct 10, 14 and 15 as part of its City and State shorts program.

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  • Caryn James
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    Hugh Laurie Goes to Prison: "House" Season Premiere

    After crashing his car through Cuddy's window at the end of last season, House apparently landed in prison because that's where we find him at the start of tonight's season premiere. (Last season Thirteen was just out of prison, this year House; would you want a hospital where all the docs are ex-cons? Just asking.)

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