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    'Royal Affair' Team and Shane Salerno Take on Winslow's Drug-War Epic 'Power of the Dog'

    Nikolaj Arcel, director of foreign Oscar nominatee "A Royal Affair," and Rasmus Heisterberg, who penned the script, are set to adapt Don Winslow's epic besteller "The Power of the Dog." The two previously collaborated on scripting the Swedish "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo."

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    Pics From 'Fast & Furious 6' Plus Plot Synopsis Reveals The Plot Will Center Around Fast Cars

    I feel like I’ve heard this somewhere before. In a major world capital, a grudge match between rival gangs necessitates a street-level takedown involving the kind of guys one dreads running into in dark alleys, their thermodynamically dubious cars and an inexplicably low number of pedestrian c...

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    First Look: Hiddleston and Swinton Vamp It Up in Jarmusch's 'Only Lovers Left Alive'

    Check out this first new image of Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston in Jim Jarmusch's vampire tale "Only Lovers Left Alive." The film also stars Mia Wasikowska, John Hurt and Anton Yelchin.

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    Disney Wants Kenneth Branagh to Take 'Cinderella' to the Ball

    Actor-directors are in demand right now.

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    TONIGHT: Rare Screening Of 'Venus Noire' (Controversial Hottentot Venus Film) In Oakland, CA

    It's been over 2 years since I saw Venus Noire (Black Venus) at the New York Film Festival in the fall of 2010, and it's never received a Stateside release; actually I'm not sure it got much of a release outside of the international film festival circuit and a few European territori...

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    Kathleen Kennedy to Receive Will Rogers Motion Pictures Pioneer of Year Award

    Kathleen Kennedy will be receiving the Pioneer of the Year award at this year’s Will Rogers Motion Pictures Pioneers dinner.

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    Watch: Seth Rogen & Paul Rudd Pitch Bob Odenkirk In Samsung Super Bowl Spot

    As usual, every year when the Super Bowl comes around, the ads that air during the big game wind up becoming one of the bigger talking points with everybody the next day. A recent trend for some of these advertisers lately has been airing commercials that tease their upcoming commercials that will a...

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    Exclusive: David Fincher Directing Justin Timberlake's "Suit & Tie" Video Featuring Jay-Z

    It's hard to belive that it was seven years ago when Justin Timberlake dropped FutureSex/LoveSounds, his chart topping sophomore album, but since then the pop star turned actor, lining up parts in a wide range of films from the B-movie sleze of "Black Snake Moan," to the comedies "Bad Teacher" and "...

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    Jessica Chastain to star in Miss Julie - Directed by Liv Ullmann

    Liv Ullmann, director and muse of Ingmar Bergman, is set  to direct an adaptation of August Strindberg’s Miss Julie.  Set in 1874, the play explores the title character’s relationship with a servant named Jean.  It was a controversial play at the time it was written due to...

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    August Wilson Gets His Wish - Denzel Washington Is Ready To Direct 'Fences' For The Screen

    The age-old story on a stalled film adaptation of August Wilson's award-winning play Fences is that, the playwright insisted to the studio (Paramount Pictures at the time - this was in the late 1980s) that the director of the film be black.

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