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    Casting Watch: Wiig and Hader Will Be 'The Skeleton Twins' in Duplass-Produced Comedy

    Kristen Wiig and and her former SNL co-star Bill Hader are attached to star in the indie comedy "The Skeleton Twins," which will be co-produced by brothers Mark and Jay Duplass and the financier, Venture Forth.

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    Oliver Stone Working On A Fourth Director's Cut Of 'Alexander,' Will Be Shorter This Time

    When Oliver Stone dropped "Alexander" amid much fanfare in the fall of 2004, it was a critical and commercial flop. The picture earned a tepid $34 million domestically (it cost $150 million), was savaged in the reviews, and wound up earning six Razzie nominations. Overseas, it fared a bit better, an...

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    Updates: 'Trials of Muhammad Ali' (Fight To Overturn Prison Sentence For Refusing Military Service)

    Quick updates on the work-in-progress documentary from Kartemquin Films (the company behind a few documentaries we've covered here on S&A, like The Interrupters and the Bill T Jones profile A Good Man), that we first alerted you to about a week ago.

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    Film Society of Lincoln Center Joins Local Theaters for Hurricane Sandy Relief

    With all of the heavy-hitting arthouse theaters in Lower Manhattan closed from crippling power outages last week, the midtown Film Society of Lincoln Center took advantage of its electricity to satiate audiences' desire for films -- and to spread the word on its relief programs.

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    Alexandre Desplat Will Score Christoph Gans' 'Beauty And The Beast,' Vincent Cassel To Use Motion Capture

    Since it was first announced at the beginning of the year, we haven't really heard all that much about Christoph Gans' "Beauty and the Beast." But the mere fact that the helmer behind "Silent Hill" and "Brotherhood of the Wolf" is taking on the classic fairy tale with none other that Vincent Cassel ...

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    Chicago Screening Of John Akomfrah's "The Nine Muses' With Filmmaker In Person

    Chicago area filmgoers will have their chance to see John Akomfrah's The Nine Muses soon, when it will screens next week at the Gene Siskel Film Center, located in downtown Chicago, on Thursday Nov. 15, starting at 6PM.

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    Watch: Rare Footage Of Martin Scorsese & Michael Powell On The Set Of 'The King Of Comedy'

    The short version of the story goes like this. In 1960, Michael Powell of the famed Powell & Pressburger directorial team, struck out on his own and helmed "Peeping Tom." The result? Critics and British industry savaged the movie at the time, and he found himself essentially excommunic...

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    'This American Life' to Sell Live Show Directly to Fans as Ira Glass Continues His Expansion Beyond Radio

    Although Ira Glass has built a loyal fan base through his popular public-radio show "This American Life," earlier this year he took a step away from the airwaves to present the live "The Invisible Made Visible" stage show.

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    Watch: Nicholas Hoult Is A Morally Conflicted Zombie In Trailer For 'Warm Bodies'

    Initially slated to come at the tail end of this summer, "Warm Bodies" was moved to a release date closer to Valentine's Day presumably to play off its zombie romance center. But judging by this trailer, there might be other reasons it was shifted to an early winter bow.

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