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    Fox Finds George Clooney's 'Monuments Men' While Legendary Drops Tom Cruise's 'Kill' & Paramount Picks 'Adam'

    First, 20th Century Fox has come onboard George Clooney’s “The Monuments Men,” which the multi-hyphenate is set to write, direct, and star in. We’ve been hearing about this project for a while now, but due to financial constraints, Sony Pictures has had to call for a little h...

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    Film Movement Acquires 'The Deflowering of Eva Van End' for 2013 Release

    Film Movement has acquired "The Deflowering of Eva Van End," the debut feature from Dutch director Michiel ten Horn. The film, which had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, will receive a New York theatrical and VOD release in the second quarter of 2013, with a limited rel...

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    Adam Sandler Will Torture Us With The Comedy Western 'Ridiculous 6' Next

    Given that these days, Adam Sandler movies are generally vehicles by which he can get a paid vacation somewhere fun, where he can hang with his buddies ("Just Go With It," two "Grown Ups" movies), it looks like the actor is ready for some wide open spaces and saddle sores.

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    'Cloud Atlas' Comes Under Fire For Not Casting an Asian Man In a Major Role

    Who didn't see this coming? Back when the epic six-minute trailer for "Cloud Atlas" premiered in July, bloggers were quick to express their concern over the jarring makeup job done on lead Jim Sturgess, who featured prominently in the spot as an Asian male character in one of the film&...

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    Ian McKellen Reveals His Pros & Cons In Reprising Gandalf, Martin Talks The Pull Of The Ring On Bilbo In 'The Hobbit' & More

    It was a while ago, so you might have forgotten, but at one point it was a question mark whether or not Ian McKellen would return to Middle Earth to play Gandalf. "Sequels aren’t necessarily as rewarding to act in as their originals," McKellen wrote on his blog at the beginning ...

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    Matthew Vaughn Out, Bryan Singer Possibly In To Direct 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past'

    To put it bluntly, Matthew Vaughn didn't have the most pleasant shooting schedule on "X-Men: First Class." With about ten months from shoot to screen, the director was ridiculously hard pressed for time, and even found himself cycling through five cinematographers on the tumultuous sho...

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    Spielberg Says Getting Daniel Day-Lewis To Say Yes To 'Lincoln’ Was Tough; Sally Field Says DDL Texted Her In Character

    Much like Obama and Romney, Steven Spielberg’s out on the campaign trail for his upcoming historical drama/political procedural “Lincoln” (including a visible stop on "60 Minutes"). And perhaps illustrating how the film isn’t the easiest sell for audiences that may not want a history lesson this fal...

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    LACMA Revives Stanley Kubrick, As Nicole Kidman Recalls How He Approached 'Eyes Wide Shut' By "Pretending It Was Our Sex Life"

    With the sudden splurge of interest in Stanley Kubrick's work in the news -- and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's complete retrospective of the director's work screening throughout November and December -- Nicole Kidman has added some teasing insight to the infamousl...

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    Alan Cumming Returns to Host BAFTA's 2012 Britannia Awards

    BAFTA Los Angeles announces Alan Cumming will return for the fourth time to host the 2012 Britannia Awards on November 7 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Among the gala event's presenters are Steven Spielberg, Harrison Ford and Josh Gad...

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    Scandal Pushes Alex Gibney's Lance Armstrong Doc, Biopics Back to Front Burner

    Hollywood loves a scandal. Stalled interest in disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong is rumbling back to life on the heels of recent revelations. Now that the cancer survivor hero has been stripped of his seven Tour de France titles, his massive doping scheme has bolstered new interest in his story.

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