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    Hand-Drawn Animation Adventure Feature "Zarafa" Acquired For US Distribution

    Independent distributor GKids has picked up US distribution rights to the French animated feature Zarafa.

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    "May The Best Loser Win": 2 New Posters For 'The Campaign' Starring Will Ferrell & Zach Galifianakis

    Is the political comedy "The Campaign" going to resonate with voters who are gearing up for the 2012 U.S. Presidential election later this year? Is this the closest thing we're going to get to a Seth Galifianakis movie? Seth, of course, being the hilarious "fake brother" char...

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    More Join Cast Of "12 Years A Slave" + We Now Know Who Will Play Edwin Epps

    Speculate no more; after months, and several posts wondering what role Michael Fassbender would play in Steve McQueen's adaptation of Solomon Northup's 12 Years A Slave - specifically, whether he'll play the narrative's main "villain" the incredibly cruel plantation ow...

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    Alberto Iglesias To Score Scott Cooper’s 'Out Of The Furnace' Starring Christian Bale

    Two of the finest scores of 2011 belonged to one man: Alberto Iglesias. The composer who frequently works with Pedro Almodovar didn't get an Oscar nomination for his work on "The Skin I Live In" (though he should have), but did get the nod for his equally impressive work on "Tinke...

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    Jon Favreau Leads The Pack To Direct Big Version Of The Hit Musical 'Jersey Boys'

    Ever since "Cowboys & Aliens" kinda tanked hard last summer, there haven't been many directorial projects linked to Jon Favreau. Aside from the brewing "Magic Kingdom" (which itself seems to have stalled out), Favreau kept busy directing the pilot for the J.J. Abrams prod...

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    Six Ballets To Emerge at Cinemark Theatres This Summer

    Following on its success screening live opera on digital screens around the country, Emerging Pictures will present its ongoing “Ballet in Cinema” program in 50 Cinemark Theatres starting in June.

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    Paul Giamatti, Garret Dillahunt & Sarah Paulson Join '12 Years A Slave'

    Update: Variety adds that Paul Giamatti and Sarah Paulson have also joined the film. Giamatti will play Freeman who "takes possession of the slaves upon their arrival in New Orleans" while Paulson will be Michael Fassbender's jealous wife.

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    Amazon Studios Adds Hellraiser to 'Zombies vs. Gladiators'

    Heading toward mainstream film production where genre reigns supreme, Amazon Studios has hired "Hellraiser" creator Clive Barker to rewrite "Zombies vs. Gladiators."

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    Diego Luna Directs Michael Pena, America Ferrera, Rosario Dawson In Cesar Chavez Biopic

    I recall when this was first announced 2 years ago, in 2010, when it was made public that life rights to make a biopic about civil-rights activist and labor organizer Cesar Chavez had been optioned, with Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna's Mexico-based Canana Films, producing the film.

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    4 New Images From Disney's 'Wreck-It Ralph' Plus Footage From The Tie-In Arcade Game

    We gotta say, the concept for this is pretty clever. While studios are bending over backward to try and find popular video games to turn into movies (see the recent movement on "Need For Speed"), the folks over at Disney are celebrating the medium itself with their forthcoming "Wreck-...

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