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    Michael Caine & Ben Kingsley Join Kate Beckinsale & Jim Sturgess In 'Eliza Graves'

    Originally announced three years ago with “Paranormal Activity” director Oren Peli at the helm, the long-brewing Edgar Allan Poe-inspired project “Eliza Graves” is now moving forward with “The Machinist” helmer Brad Anderson in the director’s chair. And he’s added two big names to appear alongside K...

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    Casting Watch UPDATE: Morgan Freeman On Board for Wally Pfister's 'Transcendence,' Starring Depp, Hall, Bettany and Mara

    The cast continues to grow for Wally Pfister's directorial debut, "Transcendence." Morgan Freeman is in final talks to star alongside Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall, Paul Bettany and Kate Mara. The sci-fi film centers on a scientist (Depp) whose brain is posthumously uploaded to a supercomputer.

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    The 5 Best & Most Ridiculous Photos From The Set Of David O. Russell's ABSCAM FBI...Comedy?

    "They're all going to do things we haven't seen them do in this movie, it's going to be very exciting. Jeremy Renner's going to be like you've never seen him. Bradley Cooper’s going to be like you never seen him. Christian Bale's going to be like you've never seen him before,” David O. Russell told ...

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    Jérôme Salle's 'Zulu' Starring Orlando Bloom & Forest Whitaker To Close 66th Cannes Film Festival

    There's a reason no one really remembers or talks about the Cannes Film Festival closing films...they usually aren't very good. The past few years have seen the Audrey Tautou starring "Thérèse Desqueyroux," Christoph Honoré's "The Beloved" and Charlotte Gainsbourg led "The Tree" all cap off the fest...

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    Might Spike Lee Direct The Recently-Announced Contemporary 'Porgy And Bess' Film?

    An addendum to last week's news that a "re-envisioned" contemporary film version of Porgy And Bess is in development, with producers Mike Medavoy and Bobby Geisler at the helm, and the Gershwin family and estate of lyricist DuBose Heyward, directly involved, which they are hoping will be "a lot bett...

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    Regal Cinemas Bringing Girl Rising to Theaters

    We previously reported about Girl Rising, a film showcasing the importance of girls education across the world. The film focuses on 9 girls from 9 different countries, and their stories are written by an acclaimed author from their country and narrated by a celebrity.

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    Diplo Producing A Movie That's A Cross Between '8 Mile' & 'Project X'

    While it took them a few years, Hollywood has recently discovered all that dubstep has to offer -- every third trailer from last year had a bass drop. Though it’s taken a bit longer for the powers to be to recognize EDM, or electronic dance music, 20th Century Fox has bought the rights and is twiddl...

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    Listen: Preview Nero's Song From 'The Great Gatsby' Plus Watch Remaining Footage From 1926 Version

    As the case has been made abundantly clear, "The Great Gatsby" is going for broke in the big screen, 3D adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel. Of the biggest sticking points for those still on the fence about the movie is Baz Luhrmann's choice to go with contemporary music (with a soundt...

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    'Representing Early Black Film Artifacts As Material Evidence in Digital Contexts' via BFC/A

    'Representing Early Black Film Artifacts As Material Evidence in Digital Contexts' via BFC/A

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    Yes, There Really Is Going To Be A 'Basketball Wives' Movie + A 'Jumping The Broom' Sequel

    In this week's "do-we-really-need-to-know-this?" news comes confirmation of what's been rumored for some time, and some of you've been dreading - that there really is a Basketball Wives movie in the works.

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