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    Cameron Crowe Had A Script About Meth Addict Nic Sheff Rejected By Brad Pitt's Plan B Shingle?

    Subject's Father David Allegedly "Didn't Like The Way He Was Portrayed"Buried in a story about Cameron Crowe's recent exploits, or lack thereof, Hollywood Elsewhere's Jeff Wells reports that the "Vanilla Sky" writer-director recently wrote a script adapted from two meth-addict memoirs by journalist David Sheff and his son Nic -- "Beautiful Boy" and "Tweak," both based on their experiences through Nic's drug addiction ordeal.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Relativity to Pact with FilmNation for Foreign Sales

    Glen Basner's FilmNation Entertainment and Ryan Kavanaugh's Relativity Media are in final talks toward a long-term exclusive international sales and distribution deal. This will make it easier for Relativity going forward as it looks to acquire more titles at Sundance, Berlin and beyond. FilmNation is set to oversee international sales and distribution of Relativity titles, yet to be announced.

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    Paul Dano To Star Opposite Robert De Niro In Paul Weitz's 'Another Bullshit Night in Suck City'

    Casey Affleck No Longer Part Of ProjectThis news will eventually illustrate some diversity (hang tight). During the junket for "Little Fockers" we asked director Paul Weitz if he was still intending on making "Another Bullshit Night In Suck City," a project announced in 2009 that would star Casey Affleck and Robert De Niro. All he basically said was, “I am still hoping to do that and I’m hoping to do it with Bob so it’s still something that I’m working on, it’s a terrific memoir.”

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  • Leonard Maltin
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    film review: Barney's Version

    Paul Giamatti is one of those actors whose presence in a movie generally validates it, and Barney’s Version is no exception. He manages to make a central character with few—if any—admirable traits not only bearable but downright compelling. And if this Barney strays from the way Mordecai Richler painted him in his first-person novel, he still justifies his existence in this entertaining film.

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    Michel Gondry Talks Noam Chomsky Doc, Hopes To Have It Done "Before The World Dies" (Or In 2 Years)

    And He's Directing 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' TonightIf you think just because Michel Gondry now has his first studio tentpole under his belt, he's abandoned indie films forever, you'd be mistaken. As usual, the director has a number of projects in various stages of development that he continues to tinker with and as he revealed last month, one of projects is a documentary on the world-renowned linguist, philosopher and activist Noam Chomsky. Details at the time were scarce except that it would be animated and that he had already started the interview process with Chomsky.

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    More Pics Of Our Goth Girlfriend Rooney Mara In 'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo'

    Yesterday the jaw of the internet collectively dropped when the first image of Rooney Mara as Lisbeth Salander hit the web and just when we think we've recovered, a new batch of photos are making the rounds from the W magazine shoot, and if we were fifteen years younger in our mopey, listening-to-The-Cure-non-stop teenage years, we would have found our new girlfriend.

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    Johnny Depp Still Considering Whoring Out On 'Pirates 5' For Disney

    In this week's massive 2011 preview in Entertainment Weekly, there's the thinly-veiled suggestion that Johnny Depp, at one point, considered departing the fourth film in the "Pirates of the Caribbean" series. Apparently a herky-jerky shoot encumbered by bad weather colored his perceptions on being a complete and total whore for Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer. However, the actor-turned-corporate logo claims that the fifth film is still a possibility, even though it appears a lifetime contract signed with Disney was inked in blood. “As long as we can put all the puzzle pieces together, I would most definitely consider it,” said the former respectable thesp, making it seem like he actually wasn't a dancing monkey.

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    Dreamworks Animation Readies First Musical, 'Monkeys Of Bollywood'; A.R. Rahman Composing Score

    DreamWorks, that other animation studio besides Pixar and Disney, just announced their newest animated musical project titled “Monkeys of Bollywood.” Based on the Hindu poem “The Ramayana,” the concept follows two monkeys instead of humans, in a bid to capture the attention of children worldwide. The monkeys try to stop an ancient demon from taking over the world.

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Sexism Watch: New Fox Pilot Title - I Hate My Teenage Daughter

    The Television Critics Association meeting in going on in LA so there is a lot of TV news coming out. A new pilot script was just picked up by Fox entitled I Hate My Teenage Daughter.

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    Rooney Mara Pictures as Lisbeth Salander

    In this great preview piece in W by Lynn Hirschberg on director David Fincher, there are some new photos of Rooney Mara as Lisbeth Salander.

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