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    Jake Gyllenhaal Goes Behind Bars For 'Prisoners' With Hugh Jackman & Melissa Leo

    So has Jake Gyllenhaal found his Martin Scorsese? Whatever is happening between him and French Canadian filmmaker Denis Villeneuve ("Incendies") seems to be working as after spening the summer with him shooting "An Enemy," he's going to take a role in the director's next ...

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    James Gandolfini & Steve Carell Are 'The Bone Men'

    It seems that James Gandolfini and Steve Carell have got along smashingly on the set of "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone." And while we'll have to wait until next Christmas for that movie to show itself, the pair are brewing up a project together that might see them take a step back in...

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    Exclusive: New Minute-Long Digital Spot For 'Middle Of Nowhere' Emphasizes Narrative's Tension

    Ava DuVernay's sophomore drama Middle Of Nowhere made its New York debut over the weekend at the 16th Urbanworld Film Festival, to an undoubtedly enthusiastic sold-out audience.

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    Ed Zwick Exits 'The Great Wall' With Henry Cavill & Benjamin Walker

    "The Great Wall" will be built, but it won't be with Ed Zwick who has exited the picture, leaving the director's chair vacant.

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    Weinsteins Take Daniels' 'The Butler' for 2013; Ziskin Pursued Project

    The Weinsteins have taken US rights to Lee Daniels' indie project "The Butler," which is currently in production in New Orleans. The film stars Forest Whitaker in the title role with Oprah Winfrey as his wife and David Oyelowo as their son. Icon International and IM Global handled fore...

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    Lee Daniels' 'The Butler' With Oprah Winfrey and Jane Fonda Acquired by the Weinstein Co.

    The Weinstein Co. has acquired U.S. rights to Lee Daniels’ in-the-works historical biopic “The Butler,” starring Forest Whitaker as the title character.

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    The Weinstein Company Acquires USA Distribution Rights To Lee Daniels' 'The Butler'

    The Weinstein Company has acquired USA distribution rights to Lee Daniels' White House drama The Butler.

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    'Laurel and Hardy' Are All Beat Up... Help Save them with the UCLA Film & TV Archive!

    The UCLA Film and Televsion Archive is spearheading a fundraising effort to fully restore Laurel and Hardy shorts and features. Many of their shorts and features are still on nitrate film, which is slowly deteriorating. The goal is to preserve each Laurel and Hardy film in both digital formats and 3...

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    The Weinstein Company Rings For Lee Daniels' 'The Butler' Plus New Pic Of Forest Whitaker As Eugene Allen

    While Lee Daniels' "The Paperboy" was more or less pilloried after its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, and isn't going to be in the Oscar race, it looks like his next effort could find him once again as an awards season player.

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    Watch Trailer For The Late Patrice O'Neal's Final Movie 'Nature Calls' (In Theaters November 9)

    Almost a year after Patrice O'Neal died - a week before his birthday, on November 29th, 2011 - Magnet Releasing will open the comedy Nature Calls in theaters and VOD on November 9; and with that news comes a brand-new trailer today.

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