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    Sundance Selects Picks Up USA Theatrical Rights To 'The Central Park Five'

    The upcoming new film from documentary master Ken Burns, titled, The Central Park Five, which Burns co-directed with his daughter Sarah Burns, and his son-in-law David McMahon, will have its North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September, and we've got a tra...

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    'Do The Right Thing' On Broadway? Spike Lee Is Considering It

    Potentially energized during his stint as director of Mike Tyson's one-man show, Undisputed Truth (currently running on Broadway), Spike Lee is considering bringing his seminal 1989 film Do The Right Thing to Broadway as well, telling the Good Morning America this morning...

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    Kino Lorber Releasing Stanley Kubrick's Rarely Seen First Film 'Fear And Desire' On DVD & Blu-ray This Fall

    Get ready, Stanley Kubrick completists, because Kino Lorber have some very exciting news for you today. Nearly 60 years after it first hit theaters, and then subsequently disappeared, only to be seen in shoddy bootlegs, the company is finally giving the iconic director's first film "Fe...

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    Fox Want Joe Carnahan For Gritty 'Daredevil,' May Give Marvel Silver Surfer & Galactus For Rights Extension

    Has someone over at Fox been reading The Playlist? It was only a few weeks ago, shortly after David Slade exited "Daredevil," that we unveiled our list of possible replacements, and one of them was none other than Joe Carnahan. "He's got style, blockbuster experience and a good fe...

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    Sacha Baron Cohen Lines Up Spy Spoof At Paramount

    He's played a dimwitted journalist from Kazakhstan, a gay fashionista, a French race car driver, a French train station guard, a dictator and a seriously clueless hip hop loving surburban dude. And now, Sacha Baron Cohen is ready to take on one of the most classic of comic characters, the spy.

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    Stewart's Dalliance Could Hit 'Twilight' Finale, Universal's 'Snow White' Sequel, IFC's 'On the Road'

    Universal has been planning a "Snow White and the Huntsman" sequel that would bring back both Kristen Stewart and director Rupert Sanders. The idea behind David Koepp's script turned on doing more with the unresolved romantic triangle between Snow White (Stewart), the Huntsman (Chris Hemsworth) and ...

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    Jennifer Lawrence Will Go To 'The Ends Of The Earth' In Romantic Drama For The Weinstein Company

    It looks like Harvey Weinstein wants to stay in the Jennifer Lawrence business, and who can blame him? With the actress already leading a hit franchise for Summit in "The Hunger Games" and poised to turn heads with The Weinstein Company's release of David O. Russell's film &qu...

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    Film Festival Seeks Films With People Of Color That Deal With Atheism

    On the heels of a recent Black Folk Don't web series episode (atheism was the focus), I received an email from a rep for a film festival in Portland, OR, with the following request:

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    Mark Cuban on Releasing 'Occupy Unmasked' Documentary Before the Presidential Election: 'I Don't Have Any Politics'

    Magnet Releasing is diving into the pre-election political mix with an all-rights deal to distribute “Occupy Unmasked,” the latest documentary from Citizens United Productions that features the late conservative firebrand Andrew Breitbart. To maximize potential exposure for the political...

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    'The Adjustment Bureau' Helmer George Nolfi Will Be Up 'One Minute To Midnight'

    While "The Adjustment Bureau" became a surprise sleeper hit last spring, taking in over $120 million worldwide, George Nolfi has remained mostly under the radar since. He's got a couple projects brewing as a producing and/or screenwriting vehicles, and he was shortlisted to helm "...

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