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    'The Lincoln Lawyer' Director Brad Furman To Take On Pablo Escobar Biopic

    Notorious Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar has captured the public imagination due to both to his extraordinary success and wealth thanks to his criminal activities and the brutality with which he cut down anybody in his path. At the height of his powers in the late '80s, Forbes listed him as the seventh richest person in the world and while he would die only a few short years later at the age of 44, even at the end of his life he courted controversy with competing versions of just how one of the most powerful figures of our time met his fateful end. Hollywood has certainly been trying to make a movie out his extraordinary life with Oliver Stone and Joe Carnahan prepping "Escobar" and "Killing Pablo" at various points (both projects are now on hold), and hell, even "Entourage" made a biopic a major arc of its third and fourth seasons. However, a new kid on the block riding high on a big spring hit is now hoping he'll be the guy to make it happen, as THR reports that Brad Furman is attached to helm a currently untitled film about Pablo Escobar.

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    Arsenio Hall Is Ready To Make Late Night Return

    At the semiannual Television Critics Association press tour in Los Angeles over the weekend, Arsenio Hall was asked during a PBS panel whether he'd consider making a comeback.

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Marion Cotillard Takes on Sexism

    Sometimes the easiest way to make people aware of sexism is to make fun of it. This video cracked me up.

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    Cameron Crowe Has Discussed Possible Sequel To 'Say Anything...' With John Cusack

    At Least He's Not Planning 'Elizabethtown: The Golden Age'Until 1989, Cameron Crowe was known principally as a journalist, who'd also managed to turn his impressive undercover-at-high-school book "Fast Times At Ridgemont High" into one of the best teen films of the decade. But follow-up "The Wild Life" was poorly received, and it took him a while to work in film again. But James L. Brooks (and the late Polly Platt) brought Crowe into their fold, and the result was "Say Anything...," a teen rom-com of rare complexity and feeling, and the film that truly launched John Cusack onto the A-list: for all the great work the actor's done over the years, the image of Lloyd Dobler wooing Diane Court (Ione Skye) with a boombox playing Peter Gabriel is the one that will likely represent him for most.

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    Unbowed Lars Von Trier To Shoot 'Nymphomaniac' In Summer 2012

    Plus Von Trier Responds As 'Dogville' Is Named The Favorite Film Of Norway Killer Anders Behring Breivik Danish enfant terrible Lars Von Trier managed to top even his own record of being a complete jackass at the Cannes Film Festival this year when, at the premiere of his latest film, the apocalyptic drama "Melancholia," he made a string of comments, including describing himself as "a Nazi," which saw the long-time supporters on the Croisette declare him "persona non grata." Was this the undoing of one of the film world's most provocative directors?

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Harry Belafonte Urges NAACP To Form "Radical" Think Tank Group

    At the 102nd annual NAACP national convention currently taking place in Los Angeles, actor and activist Harry Belafonte echoed statements we've all heard before regarding blacks in film. He stated the Hollywood industry will..."never ever yield to the needs of people of color."

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 Crosses $1 Billion Worldwide; Joins Top Nine Grossers

    Since it opened 17 days ago, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 has been breaking box office records, but remember--the series finale had a 3-D boost. Anthony D'Alessandro does the global numbers:In just 17 days, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 flew past the $1-billion mark at the global box office, making it the highest grossing chapter in the franchise as well as the ninth film ever to cross this benchmark (top nine grossers list is below).

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    So How Did "Attack The Block" Do This Weekend?

    Actually pretty damn good all things considering. The film opened in only 8 theaters across the country making a total of $130,000 with an average of $16,250 per screen.

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    Watch Clips for Shocking Documentary "Angel"

    The documentary Angel, directed by Sebastiano d'Ayala Valva and produced by Laurent Segal, is another film screening at next month's New York International Latino Film Festival.

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    SIMON SAYS: LIFE DURING WARTIME examines how outsiders can alter a family's perception of itself

    By Simon AbramsPress Play Contributor

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