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    Sacha Baron Cohen's Dual Role, Saddam Hussein Inspired Comedy 'The Dictator' Hits May 11, 2012

    It's been a couple of years since "Bruno" and if you've been feeling an absence of Sacha Baron Cohen on the big screen, that's all about to change. Of course, he has a role in Martin Scorsese's 3D family film "Hugo Cabret" set to hit at the end of the year, and now, his high concept comedy "The Dictator" has landed a release date of May 11, 2012 and will undoubtedly become his next starring vehicle.

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    Mia Wasikowska Circling 'Wettest County' & 'Stoker'

    On-The-Rise Australian Actress May Have To Choose Between Both Films If Schedules Don't WorkDear Internet. Please turn off so we can go to bed. Ok, we've done enough 2011 anticipated pieces to bore you silly, but if we were going to do a Most Anticipated piece on the films beginning production in 2011 -- don't worry we won't -- "The Road" director John Hillcoat's prohibition crime drama, "The Wettest County In The World," and Wentworth Miller's mysterious family drama, "Stoker" would both be near the top of that list.

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    'Enchanted' Writer & Director Teaming On New Pitch For Sony Pictures Animation

    Variety have revealed that “Enchanted” director Kevin Lima and writer David Sussman have been recruited to develop an untitled pitch for Sony Pictures Animation. Originated by art director Michael Kurinsky and producer Chris Chase, the project is described as a part live-action, part CGI animated film like last year’s blockbuster “Alice in Wonderland.” No details have surfaced on the plot yet. The greenlight for the film is waiting on Sussman’s script, with Lima first in line to direct.

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    Sony Finds $120 Million In Their Couch Cushions To Buy Neill Blomkamp's 'Elysium'

    Well, that didn't take long. Just after reports earlier today that director Neill Blomkamp was shopping his secretive sophomore sci-fi epic "Elysium" around town, it's now been revealed that Sony wants to get back into business with the director in a big way.

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    Robert Downey Leaves 'Oz The Great And Powerful,' Johnny Depp To Take Over?

    Like baseball cards, these A-List actors are. Robert Downey Jr. is backing out of Sam Raimi's "Oz: The Great And Powerful" but the production may have secured a killer replacement in Johnny Depp, currently in discussions to fill Tony Stark's shoes. Sets and effects are already being worked on, with a start date eyed for later this year, so the production is looking to hit the ground running, and it appears Downey just might be too busy to accommodate Disney's hustle.

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    Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Grants For Science on Screen

    This is a great example of how, through the Art House Convergence, independent theaters are sharing information and best practices. Science on Screen is one of the Coolidge Theater’s longest-running and most popular programs, and they now have the opportunity to help other independent theaters introduce it to their audiences. The Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline, Mass. is teaming up with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to bring the Coolidge’s Science on Screen program to other independent theaters nationwide. Launched in 2005, Science on Screen educates about science while entertaining through movies, providing audiences with enlightenment along with their popcorn. The monthly series creatively pairs screenings of feature films or documentaries with notable figures from the world of science, medicine, or technology. Each film is used as a springboard for the speaker to introduce scientific research or technological advances in a way that engages popular audiences – from the brain structure of the zombies in Night of the Living Dead to how far epidemiology has come since The Andromeda Strain. The Sloan Foundation has awarded the Coolidge Corner Theatre a $150,000 grant to sustain its existing Science on Screen program and to award grants to 6-8 independent theaters across the country to bring the program to their own communities. Denise Kasell, executive director of the Coolidge Corner Theatre, Elizabeth Taylor-Mead, the Coolidge’s associate director and the curator of Science on Screen, and Doron Weber, head of the Sloan Foundation’s program in Public Understanding of Science and Technology, introduced the national initiative on June 19 at a workshop at the AHC. The Coolidge Corner Theatre is a founding member of the Convergence and has helped shape its mission.

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    Will Smith Eyes 'Annie' Remake For Willow Smith; Jay-Z In Talks To Do The Music

    With Jaden Smith already on his way to become a box office force to be reckoned with like his dad, Will Smith is looking to his other other offspring to turn into a moneymaking machine too. Willow Smith already turned heads with her single/video "Whip My Hair" and so no surprise, the youngster is already being eyed for big screen musical project. You gotta strike while the iron is hot.

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    Sundance Preview: Cedar Rapids Is Hilarious, Sundance Pre-Buys, Hot Tickets, Surprise Attendees

    Sundance Preview: Cedar Rapids Is Hilarious, Sundance Pre-Buys, Hot Tickets, Surprise Attendees

    While some fest holdovers in the Sundance line-up have distributors, such as juror Susanne Bier's Golden Globe-winning Oscar submission In a Better World (Sony Pictures Classics), about 100 titles are looking for homes. The most commercial ones are being sold by the likes of UTA, CAA, WME, Cinetic, Submarine et al. Some deals have already gone down ahead of time, signaling the fact that with so many titles going into the fray, it may be better to leak screeners to distribs in advance.

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    Teaser Poster For 'X-Men: First Class' Revealed

    Wow, 20th Century Fox are moving quick to swing fanboy opinion after the early leak at the first look of latest batch of superhoes assembled for "X-Men: First Class" were met with negative scrutiny. Earlier in the day some new, period specific, and much better photos arrived from the film and now a fresh teaser poster has landed.

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    Matthew Vaughn Hated The Leaked Image Too & More From The Cast Of 'X-Men: First Class'

    Michael Fassbender & Kevin Bacon Talk Shop; Also, Jennifer Lawrence Is All Kinds Of AwesomeTalk about dominating the news cycle: after months of relative inactivity, the 20th Century Fox promotional machine went into full gear yesterday -- perhaps a bit before was originally intended -- in support of the still-filming "X-Men: First Class," with set visits, official stills and a poster all hitting the net, hot on the heels of the underwhelming first look at the cast in full costume/make-up. Now, some of the members of the cast have been talking about the film as well, with Michael Fassbender (Magneto), Kevin Bacon (villain Sebastian Shaw) and Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique) all discussing the film with various outlets.

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