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    James Franco Says PTA Courted Him For Joaquin Phoenix's Role In 'The Master'

    Coming to theaters this fall...the new film from Paul Thomas Anderson starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeremy Renner, Reese Witherspoon and Emma Stone. Yep, had the cards been dealt differently for PTA, "The Master" would have been quite another picture. Now we can add another actor to the...

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    David Oyelowo Tapped To Play Sugar Ray Robinson In Biopic 'Sweet Thunder'

    This is the same Sugar Ray Robinson project that we first announced almost exactly 2 years ago, October 7, 2010, on the old S&A site.

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    Amsterdam's Africa in the Picture Film Festival, Oct 19 - 28, Opens w/ Alain Gomis' 'Tey'

    It's not all doom and gloom when it comes to black cinema in The Netherlands, despite recent posts.

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    Something Will 'Haunt' Jacki Weaver, 'Non-Stop' Flight Gets Filled & More

    An Oscar nominee last year for her performance in the excellent crime flick “Animal Kingdom” and soon to appear in David O. Russell’s “Silver Linings Playbook,” Australian actress Jacki Weaver has landed a role in Mac Carter’s debut feature, “Haunt.” Weaver joins Liana Liberato (who was pretty great...

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    'Ginger & Rosa' Opens February 1, 2013; 19 New Photos & A New Clip From The Elle Fanning-Led Drama

    Exclusive: An evocative and beautifully shot portrait of post-war Britain, as seen through the eyes of an impressionable young teenager (Elle Fanning in a terrific, career-making performance), Sally Potter’s “Ginger & Rosa,” which just screened at the New York Film Festival and debuted at the Tellur...

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    In Theaters: 'The Sessions' Hopes 'Nobody Walks' Over To 'Holy Motors,' While 'Alex Cross' Is A Whole New Kind Of 'Paranormal Activity'

    First off: big thanks to Katie for taking over last week! In that spirit of camaraderie, we suggest you round up a few friends and head out to the multiplex (or art house; we're not picky). You’re in for a round of scares, laughs, tears, and karate chops to the face. Also, Tyler Perry appears on scr...

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    'In Our Nature' (Co-Starring Gabrielle Union) Theatrical Release Date Pushed Back 3 Weeks

    'In Our Nature' (Co-Starring Gabrielle Union) Theatrical Release Date Pushed Back 3 Weeks

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    It Looks Like Benicio Del Toro Is In Terrence Malick's Untitled Movie Now Too

    It would be a news piece about a Terrence Malick movie if you didn't have to decipher the clues first. But alas, his untitled movie that isn't "Knight of Cups" continues to shoot and seems to have revealed yet another cast member, so just bear with us as we run down the evidence.

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    'Motown' Casting Call: Actors To Play Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Others...

    I thought this was already all done with casting, but I guess not! You'll recall a casting call back in July for a young actor to play a young Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder and Berry Gordy. I guess they didn't find what they were looking for from the submissions they received back then, bec...

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    ‘Buffy’ & ’Mad Men’ Writer Marti Noxon Joins Pixar To Work On New Project

    Today at the Austin Film Festival during a panel on Pixar (and writing), Mary Coleman, a senior development executive at the company, announced that Marti Noxon, a former writer for “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Mad Men,” had joined the company on an unspecified project. Th...

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