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    'Tree Of Life' Star Jessica Chastain To Star In Guillermo Del Toro-Produced Horror 'Mama'

    It feels like Jessica Chastain is a name that we've been hearing about for years now, without much evidence to go by in terms of released movies. But now that we've seen her in a leading role in Terrence Malick's "The Tree of Life," we understand why she's such a hot property: she's a terrific, luminous actress. And 2011 will continue to be a massive year for her, as she has another seven films on the way: playing the young Helen Mirren in "The Debt"; starring in the acclaimed Sundance drama "Take Shelter"; popping up Ralph Fiennes' "Coriolanus," teaming with Al Pacino in "Wilde Salome," featuring alongside Emma Stone in "The Help," taking a part in John Hillcoat's "The Wettest County In The World," and appearing with Sam Worthington and Chloe Moretz in cop drama "Texas Killing Fields." Whew. As for 2012, she's got a small role in Malick's next picture (presuming it comes out next year), and she's just signed on to something that sounds very different, a film with a rising Spanish director, and produced by one of the biggest names in the genre world.

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    Obviously: Director Confirms That Bruce Campbell Will Cameo In 'The Evil Dead' Remake

    It's hard to believe that after so much chatter and so many promises, the remake of "The Evil Dead" is actually happening. Indeed, the project is set up at Sam Raimi's Ghost House Pictures, with on-the-rise director Fede Alvarez (“Panic Attack!”) at the helm with none other than Oscar winning screenwriter Diablo Cody doing some final touchups on the script. This won't quite be the 'Evil Dead' we all know and love, rather, something promisingly different, but there will be one very, very familiar chin popping up in what is a pretty no-brainer cameo.

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    Rev Al Might Be Getting His Own Show on MSNBC

    For the past two weeks Rev. Al Sharpton (or Rev. Perm as I always like to call him) has been subbing on MSNBC'S 6PM time slot for the network's regular host, Cenk Uyger, who has been on an extended vacation and is scheduled to come back next Monday.

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    Tinker Tailor Poster Spy: One-Sheet Arrives For Eagerly Anticipated Spy Flick

    Every time we have to see something like "The Smurfs" or "Glee: The 3D Concert Movie" we get through it (other than by self-medicating) by remembering that it's only a few months before "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" hits theaters. The English-language debut of "Let The Right One In" director Tomas Alfredson, and the first big-screen version of the John le Carré spy novel already memorably adapted for television in the 1970s, the film's long been one of our most anticipated, considering its impeccably-pedigreed cast, and the teaser trailer that landed a few weeks back did absolutely nothing to change that, being one of the most mouth-watering clips we've seen in some time.

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    First Look At Justin Timberlake & Amanda Seyfried In 'In Time' Arrives Right On Schedule

    Formerly titled "I'm.mortal" then "Now" before settling on "In Time," director Andrew Niccol has stepped behind the camera again for the time in six years, returning to the sci-fi genre that served him so well the first time out with "Gattaca." And he's got a helluva story to tell.

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    Mo'Nique Considering First Post-"Precious" Feature - Indie Dramedy "Bumped"

    Well... it took over 2 years, but it looks like comedienne/actress/host Mo'Nique has found a project she's ready to tackle as her next feature film (the long-in-gestation Hattie McDaniel biopic she's attached to aside).

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    Producers Guild Sticks with Ten Picture Nominees

    Marking a break with the Motion Picture Academy, the Producers Guild of America is sticking with ten nominees for its 2012 Darryl F. Zanuck award for outstanding feature film producer of the year. The 23rd PGA nominations will be announced on January 3 and the Awards show will take place on Saturday, January 21, 2012 at the Beverly Hilton, and will be chaired by Paula Wagner and produced by Michael Manheim. The PGA also added some TV categories covering reality television, sports, news, children’s programming and web series.

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    Ron Howard & Dustin Lance Black Are 'Under The Banner Of Heaven'

    With multi-platform "The Dark Tower" dead for now, and also freeing up years of Ron Howard's life he would have spent toiling on the picture(s), he hasn't wasted any time in lining up a batch of new projects. His Formula 1 drama "Rush" with Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Bruhl will shift into gear in late 2011/early 2012 and he's currently got a "Spy Vs. Spy" movie and the mysterious Robert Ludlum-meets-Tolkien pic "Amnesty" sitting on his backburner for now, and it looks as though they will also be competing for space alongside a new endeavor.

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    Aborigine Actor David Ngoombujarra Dies At 44 (RIP)

    Award-winning Aborigine actor David Ngoombujarra (born David Bernard Starr), one of Australia's best-known indigenous actors, who starred in titles like Australia, Rabbit-Proof Fence, Crocodile Dundee, Ned Kelly and other primarily Australian films, died on Sunday.

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    Interview: Brit Marling Takes Us On A Tour Of 'Another Earth'

    In this week's "Another Earth," rising star Brit Marling plays Rhoda, a troubled young woman who is released from prison after serving a sentence for a fatal drunk driving incident. She eventually comes into the life of the grieving father John (William Mapother) whose child she killed all while the rest of the world deals with a mirror version of Earth appearing in the sky, hidden behind the Sun. Marling, who co-wrote the film with director Mike Cahill, has become a major personality in the indie film world with both "Another Earth" and "Sound Of My Voice" (also co-written by, and starring Marling) surprising both the arthouse and genre fans as they've done the festival rounds. "Another Earth" walked away from Sundance this year with a distribution deal with Fox Searchlight and two prizes for director Mike Cahill.

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