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    Producers Line Up to Do 'Fifty Shades of Gray': Let the Best Woman Win

    Finding the right producer to shepherd bestselling erotic novel "Fifty Shades of Grey" to the screen is crucial for Brit author E.L. James. She and her lit agent Val Hoskins made the first decision, to let Universal Pictures (co-chairman Donna Langley was crucial) and specialty label Focus Features ...

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    Fox Searchlight and Red Flag Debut Busy Duplass Bros' 'The Do-Deca-Pentathlon' On VOD

    Writer-directors Jay and Mark Duplass headed into SXSW with an unusual distribution deal for their long-in-the-works micro-budget brother comedy "The Do-Deca-Pentathlon." They set it up at both Fox Searchlight, which released "Cyrus," and indie Red Flag Releasing. The VOD release date is June 26, an...

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    Atom Egoyan Finds His Damien Echols For 'The Devil's Knot'

    There have been few contemporary true crime stories examined as deeply as the West Memphis Three... but then again, few contemporary true crime stories have been as compelling, frustrating, controversial and heartbreaking as this one. After four documentaries (including the Peter Jackson-produced &q...

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    Did Ridley Scott Just Ruin The Mystery Of 'Prometheus' & Kill Its Sequel?

    We realize that this interview is a little old -- but we're just catching up to it -- and at any rate, it seems everyone wants to keep talking about "Prometheus," most of all Ridley Scott. Before we continue we should say there will be spoilers in case you haven't seen the film yet, so no whining if...

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    Watch: A Glimpse Of The Mythical Beasts In 'Beasts Of The Southern Wild'

    Fox Searchlight is obviously in full marketing mode, leading up to the release of Benh Zeitlin's Beasts Of The Southern Wild, which opens theatrically on June 27 - just 2 weeks from now.

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    Unknown James Hamrick Joins Atom Egoyan's West Memphis Three Drama 'Devil's Knot'; Joins Firth, Nivola, Enos, Witherspoon

    Atom Egoyan ("The Sweet Hereafter") is directing "Devil's Knot," based on the true story of the West Memphis Three (Damien Wayne Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley Jr.), who were recently released from Death Row and featured in both HBO's "Paradise Lost" doc trilogy (Joe Berlinger and Bruce...

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    Martin Scorsese and Weinstein Co. Team to Present Daniel Espinosa's 'Easy Money'

    The Weinstein Company and Martin Scorsese are partnering to present "Easy Money," Daniel Espinosa’s 2010 Swedish crime thriller. The film will receive a release in New York July 11 and Los Angeles July 13. Espinosa also directed "Safe House," which starred Ryan Reynold...

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    Watch: Trailer For Xavier Dolan's First Film 'I Killed My Mother' Newly Acquired By Kino Lorber For U.S. Distribution

    While Canadian director Xavier Dolan caused some cinephiles to have an immediate opinion on his work, despite the fact he's had only one film released in the United States -- 2010's "Heartbeats" -- with his directorial debut finally getting a proper release stateside, dicussio...

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    Watch: Hilarious Trailer For Julie Delpy's '2 Days In New York' Co-Starring Chris Rock

    We just premiered the official U.S. poster last week and now the official U.S. trailer has arrived for Julie Delpy's "2 Days In New York." A direct (though very unlikely) sequel to the rather hysterical "2 Days In Paris" (an awesome examination of neurosis and relationsh...

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