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    Universal, Focus Pick 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Producing Team

    The winners of Universal Pictures and Focus Features' bidding war to produce the movie version of EL James' erotic Number One bestseller "Fifty Shades of Grey" are "The Social Network" producers Michael De Luca ("Magnolia," "Moneyball") and Dana Brunetti ("21"), who runs Trigger Street Productions w...

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    Preview Brooding, Atmospheric Short Film 'The Bluest Note' (Teaser Trailer, Poster)

    Teaser for what I thought was a well-made, engaging, melancholic 15-minute short film I had the opportunity to watch over the weekend, titled The Bluest Note, directed by Marques Green, from a script penned by Oliver Webb.

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    'Martha Marcy May Marlene' Director Sean Durkin To Helm 'Joplin' Biopic With Tony Winner Nina Arianda In The Lead Role

    Of all the long-developing music biopics out there in the world, a movie about Janis Joplin nearly tops the list of much dicussed, but unmade projects. Before Fernando Meirelles made "360," he was linked to a version that would've starred Amy Adams and been produced by Wyck Godfrey of ...

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    'Martha Marcy' Filmmaker Sean Durkin Will Direct 'Joplin,' With Tony Winner Nina Arianda As Janis

    Borderline Films writer-director-producer Sean Durkin has landed on a project to follow his critically acclaimed Sundance 2011 drama “Martha Marcy May Marlene,” which nabbed Durkin the narrative directing award at the festival that year. Durkin is now attached to helm “Joplin,&rdqu...

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    Will Yun Lee Is Silver Samurai In 'The Wolverine'

    When we reported on the batch of new names joining "The Wolverine" earlier today, we speculated that was just the tip of the iceberg particulary with the film starting to shoot soon, but we didn't expect to see more news arriving so quickly, especially for such a big part. But indeed, ...

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    Preview South African Action/Drama 'Zama Zama' (Illegal Activity In Gold Mining Region)

    Black South African cinema continues to excite and intrigue, especially for the uninitiated like myself, who are gradually getting familiar with the country's offerings. I'll leave the pro stuff to our friends at Africa Is A Country who cover politics, sports, entertainment, and more, f...

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    Zack Snyder's 'Man Of Steel' Not Getting Converted For IMAX 3D (Yet)

    Even though Christopher Nolan -- advocate for film stock over digital and IMAX over 3D -- can present his own movies however he wants, even if Warner Bros. would've love some extra three dimension coin from "The Dark Knight Rises," that power doesn't seem to extend to movies he exe...

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    Chris Cooper Moves To 'August: Osage County' & James Woods Signs Up For 'White House Down'

    Two of our fave grizzled actors have joined a couple of upcoming flicks, so read onward to see who will growl in what....

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    Trailer for Ursula Meier's Knockout Silver Bear Winner 'Sister' with Lea Seydoux & Kacey Mottet Klein

    The trailer for Ursula Meier's "Sister" had landed. The film is a knockout, both excitingly fresh and powerfully moving. It won the Silver Bear at Berlin and features Lea Seydoux's best-yet performance and a star-making turn from Kacey Mottey Klein as a professional 12-year old ski-resort thief...

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    The Ashley Walters, Noel Clarke Planned UK Version Of 'Bad Boys' Gets A Title + New Details

    Noel Clarke first mentioned this last fall, and since then, both he and Ashley Walters have reiterated plans to produce a UK version of Bad Boys, which they wrote together, and it looks like they both plan to co-direct as well (at the very least, co-produce and co-star).

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