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    Roadside Attractions Picks Up 'Hemingway's Garden Of Eden,' Trailer Arrives

    Gathering dust for nearly two years before Roadside Attractions picked it up, we didn't have much expectations for John Irvin's (best known for directing the Brit TV mini-series version of "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy") "Hemingway's Garden Of Eden." We just didn't think it would look this terrible.

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    Antonio Banderas To Direct & Star In Psychological/Sci-Fi Thriller 'Solo'

    Antonio Banderas directing? In case you forgot, he actually has been behind the camera a couple of times before. In 1999 he made his feature debut with "Crazy In Alabama" and in 2006 he helmed the coming of age drama "Summer Rain." The actor is set to return behind the camera -- and star -- in the psychological/sci-fi thriller "Solo."

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    Maybe the Rumored New "Star Wars" Trilogy Will Be Set in the Present?

    The weekend was buzzing with excitement and skepticism of a potential other "Star Wars" trilogy. IESB broke/originated the rumor on Friday that George Lucas is planning another trio of films following the 3-D re-releases of the six existing episodes (expected annually from 2012 to 2017). These new films would be set long after the events spanning from "The Phantom Menace" to "Return of the Jedi" and would not involve the Skywalker family. The trilogy will also have nothing to do with the upcoming live-action "Star Wars" TV series set to debut next year or the year after.

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    Godard Will Miss the Academy's Governors Awards

    The Academy confirms that filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard will not be making the trek across the pond to attend the November 13 Governor's Awards at the Kodak Theatre. Last year, when ailing John Calley couldn't accept the Thalberg award, a heavyweight roster of past winners turned up to honor him, including Steven Spielberg, Dino De Laurentiis, Norman Jewison and Warren Beatty. Who will honor Godard?

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    Who On Middle-Earth Are They? A Guide To The New Cast Members Of 'The Hobbit'

    After a few years of rumors, scuttlebutt, delays and crises, the first official cast members for "The Hobbit," the two prequel films to "Lord of the Rings," were announced on Thursday. Originally intended to be directed by Guillermo Del Toro, who bowed out in the summer, Peter Jackson eventually agreed to pick up the reins again, and as with the casting for the first film (of whom only Ian McKellen and Andy Serkis, and potentially Hugo Weaving, are likely to return), he's picked a mix of semi-familiar faces and relative unknowns.

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    CMJ '10: 'The Promise' Delves Into The Making Of A Bruce Springsteen Classic

    The album is a lost art form in this age of auto tuned singles and iTunes. Nowadays, we rarely get to see a band lauded because of a timeless double-sided cohesive expression of themselves, never mind a follow up album to a classic. This is what makes "The Promise: The Making of Darkness On The Edge of Town" more interesting to watch than, say, a standard episode of Vh1's "Classic Albums."

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    Michael Mann Adds Gangster Pic 'Big Tuna' & Medieval 'Agincourt' As Potential Next Films

    Things have a been little bit quiet on the Michael Mann front since his lukewarm and somewhat middling "Public Enemies" last year. He's currently hard at work on the David Milch-scribed horse-racing world drama HBO series "Lucky" starring Dustin Hoffman. But in a recent interview with the Financial Times, Mann spilled details on the new HBO series and couple more feature film projects he has up his sleeve.

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    Matt Damon Says No One "Bothered To Call" Regarding 'Bourne Legacy' Announcement

    Ok, Matt Damon is not coming back for Universal's 4th edition of the Jason Bourne franchise; the Tony-Gilroy-penned and to-be-directed, "The Bourne Legacy." This we already know.

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    Production Watch: Bourne Disses Damon, Tony Scott for Top Gun Sequel, How To Reject A Movie Plot

    Matt Damon says he found out about writer-director Tony Gilroy (Michael Clayton) directing the fourth Bourne installment the same way we did - the internet. He told Parade Magazine, “I found out they’re making another when somebody saw it on the Internet. Nobody bothered to call me." Just as we suggested, he surmises: "I’m not in it, but even so, they’ll work Bourne into the title, I guess. Universal just wants to call everything the Bourne something. So I guess they are trying to make another franchise, and as they say, ‘It isn’t over until it’s over.'" Damon boxed himself into this corner by refusing to rejoin the franchise without director Paul Greengrass. Gilroy, who helped create the franchise as the writer of all the previous entries, has come up with a way to work around Bourne.

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    Jack Black, Matt Dillon & Renée Zellweger Attached To 'Mad Men's Matthew Weiner's Feature Debut

    Offer Out To Rachel McAdamsUpdate: Weiner's reps say no cast is attached and the project is indefinitely postponed.

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