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    Luc Besson Directing Robert De Niro In Gangster Thriller 'Malativa'

    Man, Luc Besson really didn't take to retirement, did he? Besson recently turned to a stack of scripts he's written in a co-financing partnership between Besson's EuroCorp and Relativity Pictures, getting support for two new Besson-ian efforts.

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    Tahar Rahim To Star Opposite Marion Cotillard In 'A Separation' Helmer Asghar Farhadi's Upcoming French-Language Effort

    Merely days after "A Separation" helmer Asghar Farhadi cast fellow Oscar winner Marion Cotillard in his mysterious French-language feature, the Iranian has added another prestigious Gallic talent to the project in actor Tahar Rahim.

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    Watch: Teaser For "Skyfall" Promises Guns, Explosions, Women, International Locations. What Else?

    The first teaser trailer for the next 007 flick, this one directed by Sam Mendes, titled Skyfall, due in theaters November 19.

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    Nicole Kidman To Reunite With 'The Paperboy' Helmer Lee Daniels For 'The Butler'

    With their teaming on "The Paperboy" set to unveil this Thursday at Cannes, it seems Lee Daniels and Nicole Kidman aren't sick of each other's company just yet, with the two lining up a reunion on the helmer's next project, "The Butler."

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    Cannes 2012: Evan Ross Film Project Being Shopped At Cannes

    A new independent film drama titled Overture, to be toplined by Evan Ross, is currently being shopped to potential investors and distributors at the Cannes Film Festival by the filmakers of the project.

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    China's Wanda Group to Acquire Theater Chain AMC Entertainment to Form Largest Global Cinema Giant

    It's a small world after all. The dateline on the press release reads "BEIJING, China and KANSAS CITY, Mo." That tells you everything you need to know about the transformative news that Chinese conglomerate Wanda, which runs China's largest theater chain, will acquire AMC Entertainment, America's...

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    More International Action Films in America: XLrator Media Launches Turbo

    XLrator Media is launching a new label, TURBO by XLrator, dedicated to the release of international action films in North America. The first three films will be “Naked Soldier,” “Blood Money” and “Brawler.”

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    Commercials as Content? 'Generation P' to Get a U.S. Release

    New World Distribution is partnering with digital advertising firm Winnol to release Victor Ginzburg’s “Generation P” in U.S. theaters and on VOD September 12.

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    Watch: Trailer For Sam Mendes' New James Bond Film 'Skyfall' Starring Daniel Craig

    The stakes have arguably never been higher for James Bond. 007 came roaring back in the form of Daniel Craig with "Casino Royale" in 2006, and the film was the most successful of the franchise to date, and one of the most acclaimed. But two years later, the rushed, messy, poorly directed "Quantum of...

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    Economic Crisis Looms Large and Small in Cannes Films

    Watch out for the trend pieces: By the end of the Cannes Film Festival, mark my words, people will be talking about the global economic meltdown as thematized by Cannes' top cinematic offerings. While the festival is only in its first few days, it's not hard to find a latent sense of economy...

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