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    Luke Evans & Kristin Scott Thomas Join Nicolas Winding Refn's 'Only God Forgives'

    Just a little bit of a history lesson before we begin: Danish auteur Nicolas Winding Refn had originally planned to shoot "Only God Forgives" before a little project called "Drive" with Ryan Gosling fell into his lap. And while he went off to shoot the upcoming Cannes-competing flick, "Only God Forgives" stayed on his radar, and last summer he said that not only did he still plan to make it, he would starting lensing once he was finished up with "Drive." More recently, composer Cliff Martinez -- who has scored "Drive" -- told us in an extensive interview that while he's tentatively talked to Refn about "Logan's Run," the director was planning another film in between. And it looks like Refn is sticking to that schedule and is beginning to round up a cast.

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  • The Lost Boys
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    Canada Votes.

    The past two weeks leading up to today's 41st Canadian election was been a total whirlwind for me in terms of political optimism and engagement. What started as yet another boring and predictable election suddenly and downright magically has turned itself around... I don't want to get my hopes up... But today could really be a historic day in which the Canadian electorate got some balls (thanks in large part to the ridiculously inspiration people of Quebec) and demanded radical change in our parliament. I've voted in 3 federal elections prior to this, each time witnessing a campaign that resulted in a government that I didn't feel represented me or my community. Each time I tried really, really hard to feel inspired. To feel like my country was capable of something beyond the expected. But nothing exciting ever happened, and the more and more politically pessimistic I grew. But there is something in the air right now. For the first time in my experience as an eligible voter, the Canadian people seem to actually be engaged and inspired and whatever goes down today I have to just feel grateful for getting to witness that. Maybe my optimism is doomed to be crushed by day's end and Stephen Harper's Conservatives will take the majority they've always dreamed of and destroy everything I love about my home and native land. But right now polls are suggesting that Jack Layton's left-wing NDPs - who have never even been considered a possibility as far as forming government is concerned - could take 100+ seats and form the official opposition, or - in the dreamiest of all situations - actually form government. So please, please, please if you're Canadian go and vote today and make Orange Monday the reality we're dreaming of...

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Ugandan Hip-Hop-As-A-Weapon Documentary "Bouncing Cats" Screenings TONIGHT In L.A.

    Screening TONIGHT at The Grammy Museum, in Los Angeles, 800 W. Olympic Blvd., 7:30pm. Admission is FREE; however RSVP required. (213) 765-6800.

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Book Excerpt- The Tattooed Girl: The Enigma of Stieg Larsson

    I have a piece in the upcoming anthology The Tattooed Girl: The Enigma of Stieg Larsson and the Secrets Behind the Most Compelling Thrillers of Our Time by Dan Burstein, Arne de Keijzer, John-Henri Holmberg

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    International Sales Agent of the Day: Odin's Eye

    Odin's Eye is an Australia based international sales agent. Odin's Eye was launched in 2006 and represents films from all over the world. A prime example is this year's Go For It!" title="Go For It!">Go For It!, the first film of Latina filmmakers Carmen Marron ♀ which won the Audience Prize at Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival and was picked up by LionsGate's Latino theatrical arm Panteleon. Below is the latest report on the film from Carmen herself.

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  • The Playlist
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    Tribeca Reviews: Rwanda's First Film 'Grey Matter,' France's 'My Piece Of The Pie,' 'Cairo Exit'

    "My Piece of the Pie"When "The Company Men" arrived, people found it difficult to have sympathy for the three main characters -- each was an upper-class employee being fucked over by an even richer fat cat. Maybe it would've done some good to have one of the prominent characters be working class (Kevin Costner fills that void, though he's a side character that serves only to tease Ben Affleck and, in the end, teach him a lesson), as a character losing his BMW and country club privileges is only going to induce eye-rolls. French film "My Piece of the Pie" at first splits its time between power broker Steve (Gilles Lellouche, "Tell No One") and the recently laid-off factory worker France (Karin Viard, "Potiche"), portraying the former as a cocky playboy and the latter as a worn-out mother on the verge of suicide.

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  • REVERSEBLOG: the reverse shot blog
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    [VIDEO] Ice-T: Tribeca 2011 Short Ends

    Taking the film/music connection to the next level, rapper-turned-actor Ice T drops rhyme on Reverse Shot at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival.

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  • Spout
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    Spout About: Bin Laden Killed; Thor Covers Usher; "Inception" and "Scott Pilgrim" Parodies Continue

    Obviously the big news this morning is the death of Osama Bin Laden. And people are likely still making movie-related jokes that I could round up and recap, such as references to Morgan Spurlock's "Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden" and "The Wizard of Oz" as well as "Armageddon" and "Deep Impact," neither of which were in fact relevant (thank goodness) to what President Obama's long-delayed announcement was about (either way, Bruce Willis gets the job done, right?).

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  • The Playlist
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    'The Hangover Part II' Soundtrack Features Danzig, Kanye West, Curtis Mayfield, Jenny Lewis & More

    Ed Helms Covers "Allentown," Mike Tyson Takes On "One Night In Bangkok"Yep, The Wolfpack is back, this time in Thailand, and while the latest TV spots are working hard to get us past the 'been there/done that' feel of the affair, new soundtrack info has also added some interesting flavor.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Graham King Films Hires Small as EVP of Production

    Graham King has lured seven-year Focus Features production exec Kahli Small to join GK Films as EVP of Production and Development. Based in Santa Monica, she reports directly to King. Small supervised Focus projects Milk, Eastern Promises and The American.

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