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    Bill Murray To Play Franklin D. Roosevelt In 'Hyde Park On Hudson'

    Sorry Ivan ReitmanIt's been a pretty slow news day, so here's bit of WTF to go with your supper tonight.

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    Universal Will No Longer Go 'In The Heights' With Big Screen Musical Adaptation

    The success of studio musicals over the past little while has been a bit of a mixed bag. For every "Mamma Mia!" or "Hairspray" there's a "Rent" or "Nine" and there doesn't seem to be much rhyme or reason why one film flops and another succeeds in the genre. And while Universal is mounting "Les Miserables" -- one of the biggest musicals of all time -- with Oscar winning director Tom Hooper, they've dropped plans to bring another acclaimed musical to the big screen.

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    Guadalajara Film Festival (FICG) and Eva Longoria

    Eva Longoria Debuts The Harvest at Guadalajara International Film Festival|Actress Eva Longoria, the "Desperate Housewives" actress, premiered her new documentary The Harvest at the Guadalajara International Film Festival. While in Guadalajara, Mexico she expressed how she hopes for the Unites States and Latin America will approve laws which will protect minors who work in farms. The documentary follows three migrant boys as they work 14-hour days in U.S. fields along the border with Mexico.Longoria says she wants "to be the voice of these children no one listens to."“This is a worldwide problem and I hope we can change the law in the United States, said the artist at the premiere of the documentary “The Harvest,” which she co-produced.

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    Disney Drops 'Horizons' (aka 'Oblivion') With 'Tron: Legacy' Director Joseph Kosinski

    For a while, it seemed that Disney was still total buds with Joseph Kosinski. The commercial director turned feature filmmaker made his feature length debut with "Tron: Legacy," the eye-opening franchise reboot of sorts that unfortunately underperformed with audiences and was met with lukewarm praise from fans. Regardless, the studio seemed to be plowing ahead with his graphic novel “Oblivion,” a property the studio picked up a while ago and was still actively developing. In fact, just a couple of weeks ago, Karl Gajdusek was brought on board to do a rewrite to the script -- now being called "Horizons" --- that also saw William Monahan take a pass at it. But it looks like it was all for naught.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Third Produced By Conference To Be Held at Disney June 3 to 5

    The Produced By Conference is growing, adding scale and scope and --it hopes--enough participants to make back its costs. After starting out at Sony and moving to Fox last summer, this year's installment of PBC, co-chaired by Marshall Herskovitz, Gale Anne Hurd and Rachel Klein, will take place at Disney and ABC from June 3-5, partnered with AFCI’s Locations Show on the same weekend. Speakers include Sean Bailey, Mark Gordon, indieWIRE editor-in-chief Dana Harris, Mark Johnson, Damon Lindelof, Lauren Shuler Donner, John Sloss, Ricky Strauss and Harvey Weinstein.

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    And a Great Review for Silver Tongues

    And a Great Review for Silver Tongues

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    'The Sitter' Scribes Gatewood & Tanaka Want Director James Bobin To 'Meet The New Boss'

    With David Gordon Green turning from indie auteur to something of a comedy savant, it seems like it's creating a ripple effect on those around him. While "Your Highness" is due in theaters this Friday with "The Sitter" following later this year, on December 9th, it looks like the writers of that flim are getting an early Christmas gift.

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    Mad Men Tug-of-War Delays Show to 2012: Who Should Give In?

    Last week Jon Hamm warned ominously that we probably won't see another Mad Men until 2012. AMC confirmed that Tuesday, although it has ordered more episodes from Lionsgate. That's way too long: the show has run over the past four summers.

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    Hailee Steinfeld Eyes Role As Sleeping Beauty In Yet Another Revisionist Fable

    The big question surrounding Hailee Steinfeld right now is: what next? The actress broke out in a huge way with "True Grit," snagging an Oscar nomination, but more importantly kicking open doors of opportunity in Hollywood. She was briefly mentioned as a possible contender for a role in "The Hunger Games" and got attached to the tween "Memento"-like film "Forgotten." But it looks like the team around the actress want to parlay her success into tentpole fare.

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    'Fraggle Rock' Director Cory Edwards Says Project Is In A "Deep Coma," Has Moved On

    Well, the writing on the wall for this was there last summer. A big screen take on "Fraggle Rock" has been in the works for a long time now, but the production hit a bump last summer when writer/director Cory Edwards revealed that he was "struggling to stay in control of my own movie" and that The Weinstein Company wanted a new writer to take on the project to make it, uh, "edgier." And things have not gotten better.

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