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    Best Seller Gone Girl to be Produced by Reese Witherspoon

    Gillian Flynn’s wildly popular novel, Gone Girl, which has topped the New York Times Bestseller List for the last two weeks, has been acquired by 20th Century Fox in a seven figure deal. The novel, about a woman who disappears on her fifth wedding anniversary with all evidence pointing to her ...

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    Phase 4 Acquires Jordan Galland's Superhero Comedy 'Alter Egos'

    Phase 4 Films has announced the acquisition of Jordan Galland's superhero comedy "Alter Egos." The film will be released under the Kevin's Smiths' SModcast Pictures Presents banner.

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    Viral Campaign For 'After Earth' Begins With New Video Teaser (Will & Jaden Smith Star)

    Shooting has been done for the sci-fi/adventure project 1000 A.E., now just called After Earth, for about a month or so; father/son pairing Will Smith and Jaden Smith, star, directed by M. Night Shyamalan, in a film whose full synopsis reads:

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  • The Playlist
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    Vampires Love Dreamy Electro-Pop: Passion Pit First Band Announced For 'Twilight: Breaking Dawn – Part 2' Soundtrack

    At Comic-Con over the weekend it was announced that Passion Pit, the incredibly popular indie electro-pop band that started as a Valentine's Day gift from lead singer Michael Angelakos to his girlfriend, would appear on the soundtrack to "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2" (via Hypable). Thi...

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    Sundance Institute Hosts Summer Producing Summit, Names First Bingham Ray Producing Fellow

    The Sundance Institute puts on a producing summit and creative labs every year at Robert Redford's ski resort that many indies look forward to as a working summer camp in the glorious Rocky Mountains. Eleven projects go into the creative producing labs July 30; the Institute has also named the winne...

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  • The Playlist
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    Where To See 'The Dark Knight Rises' In True, 70mm IMAX; Plus Even More New Photos

    There's a storm coming, and it's the audiences who will be packing theaters and lining up around the block this weekend for "The Dark Knight Rises." By now, you likely already have your ticket, but if you don't, here's a little handy guide of where to go see the film in ful...

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    Preview 'Runaway Slave' With Former NAACP Leader (Now Tea Party Member) Rev. C.L. Bryant

    No commentary from me on this one. I'll just post the details, and you guys can talk amongst yourselves if you'd like. 

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    'David Is Dying' Director Readies Next Project In His 'Sex And Race' Trilogy

    With his Stephen Lloyd Jackson's last film, the acclaimed award-winning 2011 drama David Is Dying, behind him, the writer/director is moving ahead with his next feature, said to be part of his "Sex And Race" trilogy of films, titled Sable Fable.

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    Michael Keaton Joins Larry David & Jon Hamm In Greg Mottola's Improv Comedy

    Word on director Greg Mottola's improv-based film starring Larry David took a leap last month with the addition of Jon Hamm, continuing the “Mad Men” actor's gradual public journey from dramatic mainstay to eventual 20-time “SNL” host, but while Hamm is using the film...

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    Viola Davis, Bill Hader, William Hurt, Isabelle Huppert & More Join 'The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby'

    Slowly shaping up to be one of the more unique productions this year, “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby” has gradually acquired a talented cast fit for its two-film premise -- that of a troubled marriage told, in each installment, from the husband and the wife's perspective. A few ...

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