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  • Shadow and Act
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    Denzel Washington Set To Star In "Flight" With Robert Zemeckis Directing

    In their first ever pairing, director Robert Zemeckis and actor Denzel Washington are teaming up to bring the dramatic thriller Flight to the big screen.

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  • The Playlist
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    Peter Sollett, Anne Hathaway Teaming For Romantic Comedy

    Could Be The Project 'Cover Your Assets'Peter Sollett is in talks to direct an untitled romantic comedy at Lionsgate with Anne Hathaway in the starring role. In the very vague logline, which sounds a little like it has a typo, Hathaway would play "a career woman looking to break her streak of losing romantic relationships to her job." This truly, honestly does not sound like any romantic comedy we've ever heard before! Anne Hathaway, breaking the mold! We're a little disappointed Hathaway would go in this direction, especially after "The Dark Knight Rises," where she'll probably be playing the fourth or fifth lead in a Boy's Club Adventure Movie. It could be the similar sounding project "Cover Your Assets" which is about a high-powered female lawyer used to intimidating the opposite sex, who pretends to be an assistant in order to attract a man.

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  • Press Play
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    SLIDE SHOW: Looking back at the cultural impact of 9/11, part 3

    EDITOR'S NOTE: As the attacks receded and two wars took center stage, pop culture's response grew more complicated.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Toronto Fest: Flowers of War, Acquisitions Log Jam on Opening Weekend

    The opening weekend of Toronto is always a logjam of acquisition titles and this one is worse than usual, distribs complain. Saturday night is especially impossible, if key execs want to be positioned to make bids on Sarah Polley (pregnant!) title Take This Waltz, Jennifer Westfeldt and Jon Hamm's Friends with Kids, Oren Moverman's follow-up to The Messenger, Rampart starring Woody Harrelson, Australian cancer drama Burning Man, ensemble comedy The Oranges or Salmon Fishing in Yemen, starring Ewan McGregor. These are among the most anticipated fest pick-ups.

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  • The Playlist
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    TIFF '11 Review: 'From The Sky Down' A Disappointingly Incomplete Look At U2's "Achtung Baby"

    Whether you are a U2 fan or not, there is no denying their 1991 album Achtung Baby launched the band into the stratosphere of super-stardom and is simply one of the defining records of the '90s. With over 5.5 million albums sold in the U.S. alone, two Grammys for Best Rock Performance and Producer of the Year (for Daniel Lanois), the record not only found the group adjusting to the changing musical landscape of the late '80s and early '90s, it redefined their image and put them at the forefront of a select bunch of groundbreaking and hugely popular bands. 2011 will mark 20 years since the album first hit shelves on November 19, 1991, and U2 are celebrating in style. This summer they made their first festival appearance at Glastonbury, kicking off their set with a slew of songs from Achtung Baby and a massive reissue of the album is set to be released in October. And to cap it all off, the band has teamed with Davis Guggenheim ("An Inconvenient Truth," "It Might Get Loud") to create "From the Sky Down," a look back at the making of the album. It's an exciting prospect, but unfortunately, it leaves you wanting much, much more.

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  • The Playlist
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    Jonah Hill Says "Call Me": 'The Sitter' Has A New Number

    Any of you moms or dads need a night off? The AV Club tipped us to a number for a new babysitter. We've called five times now and he won't pick up, but here are the deets if you're interested: "Hi this is Noah Griffith, if you're calling about the babysitting job let me just say: I will toke up in your house, I've been known to shoplift when I've had too much to drink, I DON'T play games, unless you've got a safe word, you hear me lady, I will not clean up after myself, I will not even report on the whereabouts of your children, I will not say no in the face of danger, and I charge $18 an hour, if this sounds good, leave your information and i will probably get back to you."

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  • The Playlist
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    Julianne Moore, Greg Kinnear To Star In 'The English Teacher'

    Indie comedy "The English Teacher" is about to get an infusion of 1990's-flavored star power. Julianne Moore has signed on to play the title role, with Greg Kinnear in an unspecified supporting position (filthy!). Moore plays a small-town high school educator who has to deal with the unannounced return of a star pupil who crashed and burned trying to start a career in New York City. Moore eventually convinces the former student to direct his unproduced play at the high school, which yields all sorts of misunderstandings. Frankly, we'd rather see Amber Waves in this role than Moore, but perhaps that's our old high school teacher fantasies flaring up again. And again. And right there, again.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Image Entertainment Acquires USA Rights To 50 Cent's "All Things Fall Apart" For 2012 Theatrical Run

    On the heels of my post yesterday (HERE) about the film's name change and being added to the 2011 Urbanworld Film Festival lineup... THR reports that Image Entertainment has acquired USA rights to All Things Fall Apart (formerly known as Things Fall Apart), the inspirational sports drama directed by Mario Van Peebles and starring Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Ray Liotta, Lynn Whitfield, and Tracey Heggins.

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  • The Playlist
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    Arnold Schwarzenegger To Become 'Captive'

    The end of a political career and an illustrious marriage means that, age be damned, Arnold Schwarzenegger is jumping back into action movies. With roles in "The Expendables 2" and "The Last Stand," Arnie's loudly announced he's not done, and it looks like that will continue with "Captive." Arnie plays an American real estate magnate (hahahaha) who is kidnapped and held for ransom, while a detective races against the clock to find him. Unfortunately for us (and them?) Arnie's being held captive in an armored truck hidden in a landfill. Wait, so it's like Schwarzenegger's "Buried"? Groan.

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Toronto Film Festival - Day 2

    The thing that I've gotten from this festival so far is that this is a festival really about buying and selling. The cool thing for me is to look at all the great European films for sale and try and find a gem to see that might never make it to the US. I'm trying to find some cool under the radar films women directed films to see so I'm doing some detective work.

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