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    Ketchup Entertainment Acquires Slave-themed Drama 'Savannah' Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor

    Ketchup Entertainment Acquires Slave-themed Drama 'Savannah' Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor

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    Diddy Joins ‘Downton Abbey’ (For A Funny Or Die Video, Anyway)

    Yesterday, Diddy tweeted some “big news” – the actor-mogul-rapper would now be a series regular on “Downton Abbey.” That announcement, combined with a few more Downton-related tweets, a twitter background bearing the “Downton Abbey” logo and Highclere House as Diddy’s cover photo, left the twitter-v...

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    Watch: New Red-Band Trailer & Featurette For 'The Hangover Part III'

    The law of comedy movie marketing dictates that, about a week to ten days before your R-rated movie is released, you put out a red-band trailer. It's a good chance to get some of your best gags, or at least some of your sweariest and/or boobiest moments out before a crowd.

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    Emily Blunt Wins Female Lead In Rob Marshall's Sondheim Adaptation 'Into The Woods'

    Even we weren't big Sondheim fans, we're starting to suspect that we'd be getting excited about "Into The Woods" regardless. "Chicago" and "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" director Rob Marshall's been prepping his film version of Stephen Sondheim's fairy tale deconstruction for over a y...

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    An African Film Festival Grows... In Tokyo, Japan (Mission, 2013 Lineup, Dates, More)

    An African Film Festival Grows... In Tokyo, Japan (Mission, 2013 Lineup, Dates, More)

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    Watch: Charming Trailer For Jean-Pierre Jeunet's English-Language Return 'The Young & Prodigious Spivet'

    Given that his sole film in the English-language to date was "Alien: Resurrection," it's not surprising that French filmmaker Jean-Pierre Jeunet has preferred to stick to homegrown fare in the fifteen years since (bar a brief flirtation with making "Life of Pi," eventually filmed to great success by...

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    Garrett Hedlund Replaces Jason Clarke In William Monahan's 'Mojave'; Terry Gilliam Has Small Role In The New Wachowski Movie

    Even without being massively fond of many of the films produced from his screenplays (not least his pretty bad directorial debut "London Boulevard"), we're fond of William Monahan and his salty dialogue, best embodied in his Oscar-winning script for "The Departed," and we're always hopeful that he'l...

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    Jennifer Hudson's Winnie Mandela Biopic Lands at Image Entertainment

    Image Entertainment announced today its acquisition of domestic distribution rights to Jennifer Hudson-starrer "Winnie Mandela", the biopic focusing on the wife of South African President Nelson Mandela that debuted at the Toronto Film Festival last fall after much delay.

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    'Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon 2 - The Green Destiny' Gets a Start Date, But No Ang Lee

    Production is finally set to begin on the sequel to 2000's most exciting Best Picture nominee. No, not "Gladiator" -- that would be "Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon II - The Green Destiny," shooting on which will start in March 2014, The Weinstein Company announced today.

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    Watch: First Clip From Sundance Favorite 'Ain't Them Bodies Saints' With Casey Affleck & Rooney Mara

    At the Cannes Film Festival this week, members of the press will get a special screening of "Ain't Them Bodies Saints," the Sundance smash that stars Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara as a husband and wife with a criminal history (he's an escaped convict, she's his former partner-in-crime, together they...

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