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    Oprah Winfrey Producing Film Based On 'Edgar Sawtelle' w/ Wentworth Miller In Talks To Adapt

    When Oprah Winfrey likes a book, she definitely likes a book. An avid reader, some 8 or so books from her famous Book Club have been adapted to film; so if you're an author with a novel, and it somehow grabs Oprah's attention, there's a good chance it will become a film. Meaning, du...

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    First Image From $100 Million 3D 'Empires Of The Deep' Starring Olga Kurylenko

    While most talk these days around Olga Kurylenko might center around her roles on Starz's "Magic City" and upcoming films like Terrence Malick's "To the Wonder," "Seven Psychopaths" and "Oblivion" with Tom Cruise, it might be easy to forget that way back in 2010 work started on $100 million dollar, ...

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    Mel Gibson Says No To 'Lethal Weapon 5' But 'Berserker' Still Moving Forward, Will Be In English (Sort Of)

    Well, we're just past the midway point of 2012, and the troubled Mel Gibson is dogged by controversy. Earlier this year he got into a public feud with Joe Eszterhas, who went public with another recording of Gibson blowing his top, with the screenwriter asserting that he was still up to his anti-Sem...

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    Phase 4 Grabs North American Rights to Haley Joel Osment Coming-of-Age Drama 'Sassy Pants'

    Phase 4 Films has acquired North American rights to “Sassy Pants” from writer-director Coley Sohn. The specialty distributor plans a day-and-date release in theatres and on VOD in the fall.

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    Watch: Trailer For Sundance Buzz Film 'Keep The Lights On'

    "There’s no melodrama here, just a moving and totally engrossing story of two men in love," is how our man on the ground at Sundance described "Keep The Lights On." And for the rest of us who have yet to catch up with the movie, those words seem to be spot on when viewing the trailer for the upcomin...

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    Tyler Perry Taking Indefinite Break From Stage To Focus On 'Some Major Projects' (Like What?)

    I don’t know if you remember this or not, but around 2005 I took off from touring my Madea plays for about 5 years. During that time, I was working mostly on movies and TV shows. Well, as much as I love to be out on stage and doing a live Madea show, the time has come again for me to take...

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    Nominees for World Soundtrack Academy's 2012 Awards: Best Composer, Score, Song

    The World Soundtrack Academy nominees for 2012 Awards for Best Film Composer of the Year, Best Original Score of the Year and Best Original Song Written Directly for a Film are listed below. Winners will be announced at the World Soundtrack Awards & concert on October 20, the closing night of the Gh...

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    Billy Ray The Latest Writer To Tackle Martin Scorsese's Developing 'Sinatra'

    Even as he gears up "The Wolf of Wall Street," the ever-busy Martin Scorese is keeping the fires burning on a handful of projects, including his long-developing biopic "Sinatra." In the spring of 2011, powerhouse producer Scott Rudin ("The Social Network," "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo") decided ...

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    Avenue Capital Hedge Fund To Announce Variety Buy This Week

    The frontrunner to buy 107-year-old entertainment industry trade Variety is New York billionaire Marc Lasry’s Avenue Capital hedge fund, according to The New York Post. A source reports that Variety parent company Reed Business Information has accepted a bid between $30 million and $40 million. An o...

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    Exclusive: 2 New Images From David Cronenberg's 'Cosmopolis' Starring Robert Pattinson

    It might seem like we're in the dwindling days of the summer movie season, what with selection at your local theater waning, but this weekend a brace of talented thesps and an acclaimed director will make their way to cinemas in one of the Cannes Film Festival's most talked about movies.

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