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    Wendell Pierce, Erika Alexander Join Shirley MacLaine, Christopher Plummer In 'Elsa & Fred'

    Production has begun on a remake of the 2005 Spanish/Argentine film, Elsa & Fred, with Shirley MacLaine and Christopher Plummer starring in the romantic comedy, which Michael Radford is directing.

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    First Look At Shia LaBeouf & Evan Rachel Wood Getting Close In 'The Necessary Death Of Charlie Countryman'

    "The Necessary Death Of Charlie Countryman" is coming, and it looks like it could be right around the corner. Over the summer we learned that a Sundance or Berlin premiere was being eyed, and rarely do things happen in a vacuum in the movie world, so keep your eyes peeled for the picture a...

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    They Dreamed A Dream: More Than 20 New Photos From 'Les Miserables'

    While reviews will be dropping later this week for Tom Hooper's Oscar contending "Les Miserables," early buzz is that this one will have audiences weeping by the time the credits roll. Now, Universal is really beginning to show off their holiday season musical, with five clips landing ...

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    Forest Whitaker Now Attached To Star In Kasi Lemmons' 'Black Nativity' Musical

    Forest Whitaker Now Attached To Star In Kasi Lemmons' 'Black Nativity' Musical

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    Marvin Gaye's Family Rejects Lenny Kravitz Casting In Biopic + Taking Legal Action To Block

    And so it begins... This must happen every single time a biopic on the life of a public personality (in this case, a black public personality - alive or dead) is announced and/or cast.

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    A Movie Star's Independent Mind: 10 Films From Brad Pitt, Producer, As 'Killing Them Softly' Opens Small

    Pitt has never been afraid to headline a big studio project as an actor (see Paramount's "World War Z" coming in June, or several billion dollars-worth of other tentpole fare), but as a producer he has almost exclusively put his weight behind indie-minded projects such as "Voyage of Time," "Tree of ...

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    Michael Haneke's 'Amour' Dominates European Film Awards

    As we head into December, we head deeper into awards season and that means accolades bestowed upon films deemed worthy. Over the weekend, the European Film Awards were handed out with Michael Haneke’s “Amour” leading the night with wins in the four major categories: best film, dire...

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    Jennifer Lee Named Director of Disney's Frozen

    Last week, Disney announced that Jennifer Lee, writer of the hit Wreck-It Ralph, will be co-directing their 53rd full length animated feature film, Frozen.  Lee will become the 2nd woman to helm a Disney film, but the first from Disney proper (as far as we can tell).  Brenda Chapman who co...

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    George Lucas May Collaborate With Departed LucasFilm Producer Rick McCallum Again On Future Projects

    Given that producer Rick McCallum maintained a consistent level of communication and exposure throughout his tenure at Lucasfilm -- shepherding the “Star Wars” special editions and prequel trilogy to fruition -- it was a bit of a surprise to see his recent retirement notice come under su...

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    Watch: Smaug Flies In New 'The Hobbit' TV Spot Plus IMAX Posters & More

    While critics' reactions to Peter Jackson's long-awaited “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” should start dropping today (the first quasi-review has tilted toward the positive), it's up to the film's marketing team to continue the slow intriguing reveal, and that means sh...

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