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    "Ali Speaks" Short Premiering Tomorrow On-Line

    The new short film Ali Speaks, a collaboration between actor Eddie Goines II and filmmaker (who goes by one name) Foley, makes its premiere tomorrow, May 23, exclusively online on YouTube and other website outlets.

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    Roman Coppola Plans To Follow 'Charles Swan III' With Film "In the Spirit Of 'Bugsy Malone'" Or Jason Schwartzman Collaboration

    It's been a decade since his directorial debut "CQ" but Roman Coppola will definitely make headlines later this year with his new film, "A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III" -- if anything for his choice of male lead in Charlie Sheen. The middle child of Francis Ford Coppola, Roman has bee...

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    Ezra Miller May Star In Film About Norwegian Black Metal Band Mayhem From Japanese Helmer Shion Sono

    In only a few short years, 19-year-old Ezra Miller has become something of a poster child for American independent film. The young actor has had his flirtations with the mainstream -- he appeared on "Californication" and on "Royal Pains," and was courted by Warner Bros for "Akira" before the project...

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    New Photo From Baz Luhrmann's 'Great Gatsby' With Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire & Bollywood Star Amitabh Bachchan

    We're still seven months away from the year's end, but with the unveiling of trailers for "Skyfall" and "The Master" yesterday, 2013 seems that little bit closer now, doesn't it? Unless the Mayans were right all along, Christmas this year will bring two major film rel...

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    CANNES: Entertainment One Buys North American Rights to Norwegian Actioner 'Escape'

    Entertainment One has acquired North American rights to “Escape,” the Norwegian action-adventure directed by Roar Uthaug.

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    CANNES: Sony Classics Buys Gael Garcia Bernal Drama 'No'

    Sony Pictures Classics has finally gotten into the game at Cannes with its acquisition of North American rights to Pablo Larrain’s “No.” The Directors’ Fortnight drama starring Gael García Bernal has drawn much praise since its premiere late last week.

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    For the love o

    So apparently Tom Cruise is going to "star" in a remake of The Magnificent Seven, which itself is a remake of Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai. What does "star" mean? The Variety story doesn't say. But you have to wonder whose shoes is he going to fill, or try to fill. Yul Brynner's? Steve McQueen's? ...

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    James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain in Double Feature: 'The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby'

    James McAvoy is replacing Joel Edgerton (who was attached in February) to star with Jessica Chastain in the double-feature film project, "The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him" and "The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her"...

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    Dominique Morisseau Wins Playwrights Of New York (PONY) Fellowship (Katori Hall Was A Past Recipient)

    Mega congrats to playwright Dominique Morisseau, who has been awarded the Playwrights of New York (PONY) Fellowship - an award that Katori Hall (The Mountaintop) is a past recipient of; so Dominique is certainly in good company!

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    Paul Dano Joins Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender & Brad Pitt In Steve McQueen's 'Twelve Years A Slave'

    If you're going to make a film about slavery, one of the last great taboos, it's going to help if you have an all-star cast behind you. It's what Steven Spielberg did with "Amistad," which starred Anthony Hopkins, Morgan Freeman and Matthew McConaughey. It's what Quentin Tarantino has done with his ...

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