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    Zach Galifianakis Reveals Alan Will Be In A Mental Hospital In 'The Hangover Part 3'

    With well over $300 million in box office receipts and counting, "The Hangover Part II" is a bonafide smash hit. Before the movie came out, there was already talk of a third entry in the comedy franchise and after audiences flocked to the movie opening weekend, it didn't take long for Warner Bros. to hire back Craig Mazin to get writing the script for a followup. And while the cast has busy calendars in the immediate future -- Bradley Cooper starts "The Place Beyond The Pines" this summer with "The Crow" and possibly "Paradise Lost" waiting in the wings; Ed Helms returns to "The Office" in the fall; Zach Galifianakis shoots "Southern Rivals" with Will Ferrell this summer -- it looks like they're already getting calls to firm them up for another boozy adventure.

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    'Win Win' Director Tom McCarthy Writing Supernatural Comedy-Drama 'Home Movies' For DreamWorks

    With this year's "Win Win," writer-director Tom McCarthy not only proved that "The Station Agent" and "The Visitor" were more than flukes, but he also made one of the best films of the admittedly lackluster year (thus far). It's already his biggest box office success to date, and the actor-turned helmer is more in demand than ever -- he's already taken one big studio gig, writing the baseball drama "Million Dollar Arm" for Disney (having worked with the studio once before, penning a few drafts of Pixar's "Up"), and now another one is lined up as well.

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    'Daredevil' Reboot To Use Frank Miller's 'Born Again' Run As Source Material

    'Fringe' Writer & Producer Brad Caleb Kane To Pen The ScriptWith "X-Men: First Class" coming out of the gate this weekend with a modest box office haul, Fox hopes the wobbly franchise is back on its feet and along with "The Wolverine," they've got another superhero they hope to rescue from the terrible iterations that came before it. David Slade was been tasked with rebooting "Daredevil" earlier in the year and his promise that it would be a completely new adventure has stayed true in some news that should make comic fans very excited.

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    Bob Balaban Joins Wes Anderson's 'Moonrise Kingdom'

    "Moonrise Kingdom," Wes Anderson's first live-action film in five years, is now firmly underway: it's a month into filming, and only yesterday, images of stars Edward Norton and Bill Murray on set leaked out. And it's fair to say that we're as excited about this as any Anderson film in years: the script, from the director and Roman Coppola, is recognizably Anderson-esque, but also takes off in a new direction, and, while the cast includes a number of his usual rep company -- Murray, Jason Schwartzman, possibly Owen Wilson -- there's also an exciting selection of new actors joining them, including Norton, Bruce Willis, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton and, as confirmed yesterday, Harvey Keitel.

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    Kristin Wiig and Maya Rudolph and the Homeless Fart

    Hysterical interview from the French junket for Bridesmaids. This dude hit the jackpot

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    More Women Directed Films at Silverdocs

    Got an email from some folks working with Silverdocs saying I left out many female filmmakers from my recent post, so here they are. Festival takes place June 20-26.

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    Ed Zwick To Direct Potential Franchise Starter 'American Assassin'

    Fledgling studio CBS Films has had a bumpy ride. Their releases to date have been a string of poorly received efforts like "Extraordinary Measures," "The Back-Up Plan," "Faster" and "Beastly" but in a bid to play with the big boys, they are hoping to get a franchise off the ground, nabbing an Oscar nominated director to get the ball rolling.

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    Conan Creates the Sarah Palin History Channel (Video)

    This is not the worst idea for a televison channel I ever heard. Conan O'Brien takes a look at an entire television channel that recreates history as Sarah Palin might have mangled it. Why stop at at rewriting Paul Revere's ride?

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    Blood (Really) and Tears: Late Night’s Weiner Attacks

    Jon Stewart can’t win when it comes to the Anthony Weiner story, which last night literally drew blood.

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    'Let Me In' Star Kodi Smit-McPhee To Get Shakespearean As Benvolio In 'Romeo & Juliet'

    Already at a young age, Kodi Smit-McPhee has an eye for interesting, complex material. The actor first broke out starring alongside Viggo Mortensen in John Hillcoat's grim "The Road," and last year he shone in Matt Reeves' "Let Me In" as vulnerable Owen who discovers his beautiful neighbour played by Chloe Moretz, is also a vampire. Not to mention, he's also got a part in Ari Folman's upcoming sci-fi/animation hybrid "The Congress." Well the young thesp is set to stand opposite another up-and-coming actress in his next film.

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