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    Exclusive: Cody Horn Lands Female Lead In Steven Soderbergh's 'Magic Mike'

    With filming set to kick off next month on Steven Soderbergh's low budget male stripper pic has been busy of late lining up a helluva cast that so far includes Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, Matthew McConaughey, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello and Riley Keough. Late last week, word circled around the internet that Jessica Biel had also boarded the film but those reports were erroneous, however, a young, up-and-coming actress has landed the female lead in the film.

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    Guest Post: My Life as a Female TV Writer in the Sixties and Seventies by Rita Lakin

    In the early 1960’s, even though I had an MA in English Lit, I was happy to get a job as a secretary at Universal studios. I had access to all scripts being shot on the lot. Using them, I taught myself to write scripts.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Codeblack Entertainment Takes On African Market w/ "Laugh At My Pain" & "On The 7th Day"

    Not only will Kevin Hart's concert tour movie Laugh At My Pain open in several AMC theaters across the country, beginning on September 9th, Codeblack Entertainment will also release the film theatrically in a few African countries (including Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia and others), in a new partnership with Silverbird Cinemas - a dominant theater chain serving those territories.

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    Watch Daniel Kaluuya In Trailer For James Bond Spoof "Johnny English"

    Never really been much of a Rowan Atkinson fan. Just not my kind of humor. I can only tolerate him in doses. I didn't see the first Johnny English movie, which was released stateside in 2003; and while it managed just over $28 million in US box office, it raked in over $130 million internationally. So, clearly there's an audience out there for this 007 spoof - particularly in Europe, which shouldn't be a big surprise.

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    Short Starts: Watch "Don't Be Afraid of the Dark" Director Troy Nixey's "Latchkey's Lament"

    Short Starts is a column devoted to kicking off the week with a short film, typically one tied to a new release.

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    Aussie Veteran Jack Thompson Joins Baz Luhrmann's 'The Great Gatsby'

    With production of Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby" gearing up to start in two weeks, it looks like the director is making the final additions to his cast with Aussie veteran Jack Thompson now set to reunite with his "Australia" director once again.

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    Laemmle Sunset 5 is Rocking!

    So many movies out and so much to see! Docuweeks is now showing such illuminating docs as Marc Smolowitz's The Power of Two and Directors/Producers: Roland Legiardi-Laura, Edwin Martinez, Deborah Shaffer, Amy Sultan, Exec Producers Jill and Jim Angelo and Sally Jo Fifer's To Be Heard. So many really good docs and all will be eligible for the Academy Award Oscar for Best Doc and Best Doc Short. A Marine Corps cover-up of one of the worst water contamination incidents in US history, the glaring reality of the media's objectification of women, as well as portraits of assassinated journalist Anna Politkovskaya and the man behind Elmo are all part of the lineup of outstanding films that will be presented in the International Documentary Association's 15th Annual DocuWeeks™ Theatrical Documentary Showcase. Playing in N.Y. and L.A. as starters. See the details here.

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    Financing Nears On 'Lunatic At Large'; 2 More Unmade Kubrick Projects Continue Toward Production

    Almost as legendary as the films Stanley Kubrick did complete in his lifetime are the numerous projects that went unmade, but a few of those are getting a new lease on life. As you might recall, last spring, word surfaced that "Lunatic At Large" was headed toward the big screen with Scarlett Johansson and Sam Rockwell attached to star and Chris Palmer to direct. Not long after, "Downslope" and "God Fearing Man" joined 'Lunatic' on the production slate and then...nothing else was heard since.

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    Reeve Carney To Re-Record Jeff Buckley Songs For Upcoming Biopic By Jake Scott

    Befriended Buckley's Mother, Mary Guibert, For Years Before Being Asked To Audition In terms of physical resemblance and musical abilities, the casting of "Spiderman: Turn Off The Dark" star Reeve Carney for Jake Scott's upcoming biopic of the late singer-songwriter is one that we're open to. The young actor/musican now faces the challenge of tackling the role of the much-adored Buckley -- told through the scope of David Browne‘s book “Dream Brother: The Lives and Music of Jeff and Tim Buckley" -- with his task made only more difficult now with the young star revealing he's also recording Buckley's material for the film.

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    Updates On Tykwer/Wachowski "Cloud Atlas" Project That Halle Berry Is Starring In

    This is one of a few future projects that I'm genuinely excited about... the big screen adaptation of David Mitchell's challenging tome Cloud Atlas, which is being written and co-directed by Tom Tykwer (Run Lola Run), and The Wachowskis, with Halle Berry, Tom Hanks, Hugo Weaving, Susan Sarandon, Ben Whishaw and Jim Broadbent confirmed in starring roles.

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