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    Exclusive: Tom Hardy Circling 'Snow White And The Huntsman'

    Studio Wants Angelina Jolie For The Villain We reported only a week or so back that, amidst the leagues of fairytale-inspired projects put into development on the back of the billion-dollar success of this year's "Alice in Wonderland," there were not one, not two, but three competing projects on the horizon that focused on the classic story of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. Disney have the long-gestating "Snow and the Seven," a kung-fu epic which sees the dwarves replaced with Shaolin monks, and Relativity are developing "The Brothers Grimm: Snow White," which Tarsem Singh and Jean-Pierre Jeunet have been linked to.

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    'Whip It' Writer Shauna Cross To Pen 'What to Expect When You're Expecting'

    Also Working On The Strippers Screenplay, 'Live Nude Girls'Turning "What to Expect When You're Expecting" — America's "pregnancy bible" — into a feature film you say? That's Lionsgate's plan. They've hired Shauna Cross, the writer of Drew Barrymore's directorial debut, "Whip It!," to adapt the best-selling help/guide book by Heidi Murkoff.

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    Review: "Love and Other Drugs"

    After hiding them for years while turning out more grandiose historical and action films, director Ed Zwick's television roots show up vividly in "Love & Other Drugs," an enormously contrived and cloying romantic drama without a moment of believable reality to it. The appealing stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway try hard, real hard, to inject some credibility into the sexually charged relationship between a hotshot drug salesman and a heavily guarded young woman with early stage Parkinson's disease, and the fact that they appear naked in many scenes will pique curiosity among some. But Zwick's shtick keeps getting in the way, to the point that the film feels as much like a strained sitcom as it does a failed poignant love story.

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    Darren Aronofsky Signs On To Direct Half Man/Half Robot Pic 'Machine Man'

    Will Re-team With 'Black Swan' Scribe Mark HeymanWhile Darren Aronofsky is gearing up to direct his first major tentpole in "X-Men Origins: Wolverine 2" early next year, it looks like any worries that he has abandoned the world of indie film for studio blockbusters can be put to rest.

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    DOC NY '10 Review: 'To Be Heard' Is An Absorbing Look At Urban Life Through Beat Poetry

    Doc NY, New York's Documentary Film Festival, runs November 3-9. We've got an early peek at a few films.

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    Cruz and Fernando

    Cruz and Fernando

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    Pete Segal To Direct Old People Boxing Flick 'Grudge Match'

    While the talk of Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone starring in this has quieted down, development continues to movie forward on "Grudge Match" as Pete Segal has been brought on board to direct.

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    Oscar Watch: Considering Tilda Swinton for I Am Love

    Oscar Watch: Considering Tilda Swinton for I Am Love

    Thanks to Jeff Wells for asking me to address where Tilda Swinton stands in relation to the Best Actress Oscar race for the Italian import I Am Love. The only way for Swinton--who is admired by critics and art house audiences alike-- to make the best actress Oscar grade this year for I Am Love (which played the fest circuit before opening in June), is for critics to make a fuss over her in their year-end wraps and ten-best lists, and for critics groups and the Golden Globes to reward her with prizes and nominations and thus turn the screener into a must-see for SAG and Academy actors. Swinton has been nominated once (and won, for Tony Gilroy's Michael Clayton).

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    Christopher McQuarrie Says The Lead Role In 'Top Gun 2' Belongs To Tom Cruise's Maverick

    Are you ready America!?! Are you read for the return of Maverick!?! Well you better be because "Top Gun 2" isn't going to be some sissy way-after-fact sequel with a bunch of guys you don't know with Tom Cruise popping his head in to give a thumbs up. No siree. The Maverick himself is going to be leading the charge on this one.

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    Zach Galifianakis In Talks To Star In Muppet Movie

    Number one Mel Gibson fan, Zach Galifianakis, is in talks to join the currently untitled Muppet movie starring Jason Segel, Amy Adams, Rashida Jones and Chris Cooper.

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