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    First Lincoln, Now Washington: NBC Prepping Presidential Series, Barry Levinson To Direct

    Forget vampires and zombies...the hottest new trend? Presidents. Okay, so it's not quite a full-on phenomenon yet, but clearly we're in a bit of moment where the nation's founders are getting their due on the big screen. Of course, Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" is now speech...

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    Producer Dolly Hall and Filmmaker Michael Walker Launch Fog Cutter Films; 'Jenny Speck' to Shoot Next Year

    While gearing up for the release of the Parker Posey starring indie comedy "Price Check" this week, filmmaker Michael Walker also celebrates the forming of a new production company with producer collaborator Dolly Hall. The new banner, dubbed Fog Cutter Films, has begun casting and will st...

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    Samuel L. Jackson Eyed To Play Tarzan's Sidekick In Big Screen Adaptation Of Burroughs' Novel

    It looks like Mr Hustle & Flow, Craig Brewer is no longer attached to write and direct this, as was announced late last year. I was actually kind of curious to see how he would approach to material, given some of his comments about it around the same time - like the fact that it was a "...

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    VFX Wiz Tim Miller To Helm Adaptation Of Joe Haldeman's 'Seasons'

    Think you were disappointed with how “Green Lantern” turned out? Well then spare a thought for poor Tim Miller. Martin Campbell’s clusterfuck of a superhero movie was such a disappointment both critically and commercially that Fox were left in an almost impossible situation when it...

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    Isla Fisher Making 'The Switch' To 'Jackie Brown' Prequel

    Let’s straighten some things out. Quentin Tarantino’s 1997 film “Jackie Brown” -- which starred Robert De Niro and Samuel L. Jackson -- was based on Elmore Leonard’s 1992 novel “Rum Punch.” Now first time filmmaker Dan Schechter is mounting an adaptation of ...

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    David O. Russell, Bradley Cooper & Jennifer Lawrence Talk 'Midnight Meat Train,' Dancing & More In 'Silver Linings Playbook'

    "Silver Linings Playbook" is one of those rare films that embraces all of life's messy contradictions. It's romantic, but not schmaltzy. It's about sports fans -- the really obsessive ones -- but it's also for non-sports fans who've never watched a football game (or would never want to). It's about ...

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    Black Female-Owned TV/Film Studio, Post Production House Opens in Georgia

    For all you content creators in the area... meet Open Rivers Pictures and its CEO and founder, Tammy Williams.

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    'Triplets' With Arnold Schwarzenegger, Danny DeVito & Eddie Murphy Moves Forward, Josh Gad Co-Writing Script

    It's no secret that the '80s are back in a big way in Hollywood, and for proof look no further than the success of “The Expendables 2” and the countless remakes and reboots of Reagan-era franchises. That, however, doesn’t make it any less strange that a sequel to the 1988 Arnold Schwarzenegger and D...

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    Watch: Designer Daniel Kleinman's Superb 'Skyfall' Opening Credits

    The opening credit sequence is a Bond tradition that spans the entire franchise, even though in the Daniel Craig era they haven't been all that memorable. But it is another check of approval to Sam Mendes' fantastic “Skyfall” that the element returns with such success, and now on...

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    Quentin Tarantino Would Be Happy With A 10-Movie Filmography, Reveals Initial 'Django Unchained' Casting Lineup

    Even from his first round of interviews promoting “Reservoir Dogs,” Quentin Tarantino has always concerned himself with the grand overview of his career, adding layer upon referential layer to his world-building while talking up spinoffs galore. However, with his slavery western “D...

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