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    New Look: David MacKenzie's On-The-Fly Music Fest Rom-Com 'You Instead'

    Director Also Eying Adaptation Of Toby Litt's Sci-Fi Novel 'Journey Into Space'Remember the rom-com David Mackenzie was shooting on-the-fly at the Scottish music festival, T In The Park, which follows the lead singer of an indie Scottish band who finds himself handcuffed to the vocalist of a big US rock outfit? Well, believe it or not, the film is in the can getting ready to unspool and we now have the first official look at leads Luke Treadaway and Natalia Tena ('Harry Potter' franchise).

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    "Something Was Protecting This Movie" - Mark Wahlberg & David O. Russell Discuss 'The Fighter'

    In the perpetual buzz of awards season, "The Fighter" has certainly made its amount of noise. The film was nominated for six Golden Globes (and took home two of them for Melissa Leo and Christian Bale), and now it's in the running for seven Oscars, including Best Picture. Back in January, we covered director David O. Russell's discussion with fellow filmmaker Spike Jonze at the MOMI in New York, but after the jump find part two -- if you will -- West coast style. Perhaps a bit more laid back (with the slight exception of Russell, who still donned a bow tie and tux having just come from the WGA awards) and with celebrity cameos to boot (Mark Wahlberg and actor Jack McGee were surprise guests), the filmmakers gathered after a screening of the film for a brief discussion at Hollywood's Egyptian theatre on what it took to bring "The Fighter" to the screen.

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    J.J. Abrams/Jonathan Nolan TV Show 'Person Of Interest' Gets A Pilot

    Plus 'Twilight: Eclipse' Helmer David Slade To Direct Pilot For 'R.E.M.'With the stigma of working in TV long since eroded, it seems that there's no big-screen producer, director or writer these days without a TV series or two on the go; only yesterday saw James Mangold and Philip Noyce join big names like Martin Scorsese, Michael Mann and Bryan Singer as helmers who've taken charge of TV pilots in recent memory. Now more news of big-name above-the-line talent who are moving forward on new telly shows, both of which could see themselves turning up on our DVR if they move forward.

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    New Images & Clips From Cary Fukunaga's 'Jane Eyre' Starring Mia Wasikowska

    Focus Features is starting the last big push for Cary Fukunaga's upcoming film as new photos and two first look video clips have been unveiled of his revisioning of Charlotte Brontë's "Jane Eyre" starring break out stars Mia Wasikowska and Michael Fassbender.

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    CJ Makes News from Asia

    The multi-lingual BoA is paired with Robert Hough, a dancer from U.S. TV show Dancing With The Stars.CJ Entertainment, the ubiquitous South Korean distributor, exhibitor (theaters in L.A., So. Korea, et al.), international sales agent, production company, whose vast parent company has so many other vertical type industries - is in the news again.

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    There Can Only Be One (More Rewrite): 'Twilight' Writer Melissa Rosenberg To Pen 'Highlander' Remake

    Some 1980s genre pictures can be rewatched today, and feel as fresh and exciting as the day they were released: "The Thing," "Gremlins," "Predator," "Die Hard," "Back to the Future," "Robocop." With apologies to fans of the franchise, if there are such creatures, "Highlander" is not one of them. Shot like a Meat Loaf video, encumbered by one of the sillier mythologies out there, and rife with bad performances, it's possible that the affection for the original has only come about because the sequels and spin-offs were so awful.

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    Daniel Espinosa's 'Safe House' Finds A Villain In 'Snabba Cash' Star Fares Fares

    And the cast of Daniel Espinosa's promising English-language debut, "Safe House," continues to grow. The director has now brought back a star from his break-out film last year, "Snabba Cash," with Fares Fares set to join the ranks led by Ryan Reynolds and Denzel Washington.

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    Andrew Garfield, Jennifer Garner & Marcia Gay Harden Attached To 'Back Roads'

    Lead roles have been cast in Adrian Lyne's adaptation of Tawni O'Dell's "Back Roads," a novel about a young man in rural Pennsylvania trying to care for his three younger sisters after his mother goes to jail. Andrew Garfield is attached to play the lead role of Harley with Jennifer Garner and Marcia Gay Harden in supporting roles. Garner will play a neighbor and love interest for Garfield, with Harden taking on the role of court-appointed therapist to Garfield. Lyne co-wrote the screenplay with O'Dell and is all set to turn the Oprah's Book Club novel into a film for Infinity Media. Many young actresses are being considered to play Garfield's sisters; in the book, the girls are 15, 12 and 6. Hailee Steinfeld and Elle Fanning, anyone?

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    Meet the Mike Lacher, the Man Behind the Film School Thesis Generator.

    There's a difference between thinking long and hard about something and only thinking that you're thinking long and hard about something; therein lies the brilliance of the Film School Thesis Generator, a vastly amusing work of interactive satire that popped on the web a few weeks back. Matt Singer offers an eloquent rundown of its appeal.

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