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    Kasi Lemmons Tapped To Direct Film Adaptation Of South African Tome 'Agaat'

    Another Kasi Lemmons project that we can only hope will eventually (sooner than later) see the light of day.

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    What Are You Seeing This Weekend? 'Cloud Atlas' & 'Chasing Mavericks' Ride The Wave Of New Movies In Theaters

    Here at The Playlist, we regularly express a variety of opinions in reviews, columns, and features, and now we'd like to encourage that opportunity among you, our faithful readers. We're launching a new format for "In Theaters" (let’s call it version 2.0), in which we’l...

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    New Image Of Gerard Butler As A Leprechaun In 'Movie 43' Plus New Still Of Arnie In 'The Last Stand'

    As we recently wrote, Gerard Butler could probably use a new agent by this point or maybe just a better sense of material. "Chasing Mavericks" opens this weekend with zero buzz, and it will likely be just as quickly forgotten as "Machine Gun Preacher" and probably the upcoming "Playing For Keeps." B...

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    Watch: TV Spots For 'The Hobbit' & 'Breaking Dawn 2' Promise An Epic Beginning & Ending

    Though "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" and "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 2" have little in common except unnecessarily long movie titles, they are both franchises that are beginning and ending, respectively, this fall. And they both are trying to catch you at home as you try and find...

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    Kasi Lemmons Boards 'Agaat,' Will Adapt & Direct South African Apartheid Drama

    Kasi Lemmons, director of "Eve's Bayou" and "Talk to Me," is attached to adapt and direct South African apartheid novel "Agaat," written in 2010 by Marlene van Niekerk. The rights to the book have been optioned by producers Patrick Holzen, Mark R. Harris and Debbie ...

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    Watch Trailer For 'Yellow Fever' (Mixed-Media Film Exploring 'Globalized' Beauty & African Self-Image)

    First, a note from the filmmaker (Ng'endo Mukii) in her own words:

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    Composer Philip Glass Contributing Original Pieces To Park Chan-Wook’s 'Stoker'

    There are many reasons to already be stoked for uh, "Stoker," but principally among them: director Park Chan-wook, Nicole Kidman, Mia Wasikowska and a score by Clint Mansell, all wrapped up in a promisingly Hitchcock-ian thriller. And now we have another bit of news that may sustain your excitement ...

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    Caleb Landry Jones Joins Xavier Dolan's 'Tom A La Ferme'

    It seems Caleb Landry Jones has taken a shine to Canadian auteurs. The actor (known to most as Banshee from "X-Men: First Class") recently teamed with Brandon Cronenberg for his uneven, but still undeniably freaky and fun "Antiviral." And now he's joined up with a three-time Cannes attendee and risi...

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    Boris Kodjoe Cast In A Lead Role In Big Screen Adaptation Of Zane's 'Addicted'

    As we reported over the summer, Lionsgate has been prepping a big screen adaptation of erotic fiction writer Zane's popular novel Addicted, which follows the trials and tribulations of a successful sex-addicted African American businesswoman.

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    First Look Photos Of Lee Pace, Jackie Earle Haley, James Spader & More In 'Lincoln'

    While Daniel Day-Lewis is rightfully earning the most attention around "Lincoln" as he portrays the iconic President in Steven Spielberg's film, it's easy to forget that the picture is rounded out by a supporting cast of top-shelf actors. And now a fresh batch of new pics gives them a bit of shine.

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