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    Tom Cruise-Led 'Magnificent Seven' Remake Moves Forward With New Writer

    If Tom Cruise can play Jack Reacher, then he can play just about anyone. That was presumably the logic that went into the decision to give the okay to remake “The Magnigicent Seven” (itself a remake of Akira Kurosawa’s “Seven Samurai,” of course) in which Cruise will (presumably) be taking on the le...

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    Antonia Thomas Joins Cast Of 'Northern Soul' - On 1960s Music, Dance Movement (Watch Promo)

    Misfits star Antonia Thomas revealed in an interview this week with the Next Now Next blog that she'll be co-starring in an upcoming feature film on the Northern Soul dance music and dance movement that emerged, initially in Northern England in the late 1960s.

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    Africa Film Today: Ethiopia, Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, Durban

    These days there is much activity in African filmmaking. It includes Tom Twyker's efforts in Nairobi, the Berlin Talent Campus in Durban, American Lee Isaac Chung's Almond Tree in Rwanda (where its Film Festival is currently taking place), Mira Nair's Maisha Film Lab in Kampala, Focus' ongoing short...

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    IFP Lines Up Project Forum Participants and Conference Events for Independent Film Week

    IFP will hold its 34th Independent Film Week September 16-20 at Lincoln Center in New York. The gathering’s mission is to support and facilitate independent storytelling by giving new creative voices access to established players in the industry.

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    'Bill & Ted 3' Moving Forward With Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter & 'Galaxy Quest' Director Dean Parisot

    "Ghostbusters 3" might be endlessly rattling around development hell (and with Bill Murray definitely not involved, really, who cares?), but another long-belated sequel to a 1980s comedy/sci-fi classic seems to be having a lot more luck. More than once in the twenty years since the characters were l...

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    'Kirikou And The Men And Women' Gets A Glossy Poster

    A quick recap... the pint-sized Senegalese hero Kirikou is returning for yet another animated adventure titled Kirikou et les hommes et les femmes (Kirikou And The Men And Women) - this, however, will be the first film in the franchise to be produced in stereoscopic 3D, a fo...

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    Saoirse Ronan Will Be 'Mary Queen Of Scots'

    Saoirse Ronan is one of the more interesting young actors working right now, first turning heads in Joe Wright’s “Atonement” and impressing in films like Joe Wright's "Hanna" and Peter Weir’s “The Way Back,” and now joining yet another project, ...

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    First Look At Russell Crowe In Darren Aronofsky's 'Noah'; Will The Film Feature The Giant Og?

    So, how soon is it to start marketing? If you're the folks over at Paramount, one year and eight months or so seems to be nothing, as just weeks after cameras started rolling on Darren Aronofsky's "Noah," we're now getting our first look at the Biblical epic.

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    New In USA Theaters This Weekend - '2 Days In New York' & 'Red Hook Summer'

    Both make their theatrical debuts this weekend - although 2 Days In New York has been available as a VOD rental for about a month now, meaning some of you likely have already seen it.

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    Rosamund Pike Will Go To 'The World's End' With Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg & Nick Frost

    It’s been a long time coming but next year finally sees director Edgar Wright and co-writer/star Simon Pegg close out their unofficial “Three Flavours Cornetto" trilogy, which began with “Shaun of the Dead” and was followed up by “Hot Fuzz,” with "The World's End." With filming set to start this Sep...

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