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    In The Works: Woody Allen Does More Than Star in Turturro's Upcoming 'Gigolo'

    I find it fascinating that Woody Allen would be so eager to play a pimp in John Turturro's upcoming portrait of a New York male prostitute, "Fading Gigolo," which was being sold at at Toronto. Turturro wrote and will direct the project, which is slated to shoot this fall, and will star as the gigolo...

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    Hollywood Still Trying To Make A 'Mr. Ed' Movie For Some Reason

    Bad ideas don't die in Hollywood...they just get passed on to another producer. As the lackuster $46 million take for "The Three Stooges" this spring proved, just because something is a brand name doesn't mean audiences will care. And yes, while Disney is bringing "The Lone Ra...

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    Watch: Trailer For Amy Heckerling's 'Vamps' Starring Alica Silverstone Sucked Dry Of Any Comedy

    How the mighty have fallen? Going from "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" and "Clueless" to this...goofy and dated-feeling vampire comedy, "Vamps," feels kind of depressing for filmmaker Amy Heckerling. Why? Well, other than looking like it belongs from another era thi...

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    Jake Gyllenhaal Goes Behind Bars For 'Prisoners' With Hugh Jackman & Melissa Leo

    So has Jake Gyllenhaal found his Martin Scorsese? Whatever is happening between him and French Canadian filmmaker Denis Villeneuve ("Incendies") seems to be working as after spening the summer with him shooting "An Enemy," he's going to take a role in the director's next ...

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    James Gandolfini & Steve Carell Are 'The Bone Men'

    It seems that James Gandolfini and Steve Carell have got along smashingly on the set of "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone." And while we'll have to wait until next Christmas for that movie to show itself, the pair are brewing up a project together that might see them take a step back in...

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    Exclusive: New Minute-Long Digital Spot For 'Middle Of Nowhere' Emphasizes Narrative's Tension

    Ava DuVernay's sophomore drama Middle Of Nowhere made its New York debut over the weekend at the 16th Urbanworld Film Festival, to an undoubtedly enthusiastic sold-out audience.

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    Ed Zwick Exits 'The Great Wall' With Henry Cavill & Benjamin Walker

    "The Great Wall" will be built, but it won't be with Ed Zwick who has exited the picture, leaving the director's chair vacant.

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    Weinsteins Take Daniels' 'The Butler' for 2013; Ziskin Pursued Project

    The Weinsteins have taken US rights to Lee Daniels' indie project "The Butler," which is currently in production in New Orleans. The film stars Forest Whitaker in the title role with Oprah Winfrey as his wife and David Oyelowo as their son. Icon International and IM Global handled fore...

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    Lee Daniels' 'The Butler' With Oprah Winfrey and Jane Fonda Acquired by the Weinstein Co.

    The Weinstein Co. has acquired U.S. rights to Lee Daniels’ in-the-works historical biopic “The Butler,” starring Forest Whitaker as the title character.

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    The Weinstein Company Acquires USA Distribution Rights To Lee Daniels' 'The Butler'

    The Weinstein Company has acquired USA distribution rights to Lee Daniels' White House drama The Butler.

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