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    Frank Grillo & Maria Bello Sign On For "James Wan Presents" Supernatural Thriller

    James Wan briefly looked like he could be a one-hit wonder after his phenomenal franchise-launching success with “Saw.” His directorial follow-ups to the horror sensation failed to connect like his first big hit had…but then he went and made “Insidious.” Now with two b...

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    Warner Bros. Wants Ron Howard 'In the Heart of the Sea' with Chris Hemsworth

    Warner Bros. is fishing for Ron Howard to direct 19th century drama "In the Heart of the Sea," based on National Book Award winner Nathaniel Philbrick's novel. Chris Hemsworth is already on board to star as a sailor on the Essex, the doomed sea vessel which inspired Herman Melville's "Moby Dick."

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    Filming Begins in London on 'Hello Carter,' Starring Charlie Cox and Paul Schneider

    Principle shooting has begun on "Hello Carter," a London-based comedy helmed by first-time director Anthony Wilcox. Charlie Cox ("Stardust") stars in the title role, alongside Jodie Whittaker ("Attack the Block"), Paul Schneider ("The Newsroom," "Bright Star") and Judy Parfitt ("The Girl with the Pe...

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    WikiLeaks Drama 'The Fifth Estate' Kicks off with Director Bill Condon and Benedict Cumberbatch

    Production of "The Fifth Estate" has kicked off with director Bill Condon at the helm. The material is certainly heavier than Condon's "Twilight" films, as it stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Julian Assange and Daniel Brühl as Daniel Domscheit-Berg in the controversial story of Wikileaks' early days...

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    'I Felt Like I Directed The Film In Handcuffs And A Muzzle' - Lee Daniels On 'The Butler'

    'I Felt Like I Directed The Film In Handcuffs And A Muzzle' - Lee Daniels On 'The Butler'

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    Watch: Kathryn Bigelow Defends 'Zero Dark Thirty' Torture Scenes On 'The Colbert Report' Plus Featurette On The Compound

    If the prolonged controversy surrounding Kathryn Bigelow's depiction of torture in “Zero Dark Thirty” has for most neared an apex of tolerance, it's still staggering to think about the stress levels likely coursing through the director as she debates it. It must have been a welco...

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    Watch: 2 Clips From Sundance Film 'Austenland' Starring Keri Russell

    Naturally, as the Sundance Film Festival continues to unfold in Park City, Utah, more clips and trailers from films featured in the festival are being released this week. This time around, we’ve got two clips from “Austenland,” which debuted last week, showcasing the film&rsqu...

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    Watch: Ashton Kutcher Marvels At The Power To Create In First Clip From 'Jobs'

    Things are beginning to quiet down in Park City, but the Sundance Film Festival will wrap up this week with "Jobs," the first finished biopic about Apple founder Steve Jobs (Sony is also working on an ambitiously structured project penned by Aaron Sorkin). And while it's slated to hit ...

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    Trailer, Poster For South African Interracial Rom-com 'Fanie Fourie’s Lobola'

    The short story goes... What happens when an Afrikaans guy and a Zulu girl fall in love and have to navigate their way through the complicated process of lobola?

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    Watch: Impressive Trailer For The Coen Brothers' 'Inside Llewyn Davis,' Film Has First Screening In February

    Put everything on hold: the first trailer for the Coen Brothers' hugely anticipated "Inside Llewyn Davis" has wormed its way online, and it's pretty damn great. So let's jump right in...

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