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    Forest Whitaker Replaces Djimon Hounsou To Star Opposite Orlando Bloom in Crime Drama 'Zulu'

    We missed this switch apparently... although I haven't seen an official announcement of it, nor any press releases in my inbox.

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    IFC Picks Up Neil Jordan's 'Byzantium,' Lionsgate/Roadside Attractions Nab 'Thanks For Sharing'

    After a slow start, acquisitions at the Toronto International Film Festival, one of the key dates in the diary for the independent film world, continue to gather apace. Following on from "A Place Beyond The Pines," "Stories We Tell," "Lords of Salem," "Imogene," "The Unknown Known" and various other...

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    Award-Winning Sundance Short About Somali Pirates 'Fishing Without Nets' Gets Financing From VICE Media for Feature Version

    In an unexpected collaboration, youth-media brand VICE will produce the feature film “Fishing Without Nets,” a story about Somali pirates to be shot in East Africa. The filmmaking debut of Cutter Hodierne, “Nets” is based on his recent short film, which won the grand jury pri...

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    Poster For 'The Impossible' & Two New Clips From The Tsunami-Set Drama

    The L.A. Times made us chuckle when they recently wrote, "One man's ambitious, iconoclastic, like-nothing-ever-before-seen passion project is another man's 'Battlefield Earth.' " They were of course talking about the Wachowski's polarizing "Cloud Atlas," a picture some adored and some loathed (our r...

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    Exclusive: First Listen Of Wyclef Jean's Original Song For TIFF Doc 'Venus & Serena,' Artist Says He Wanted A Feeling Of “Triumph” In The Music

    Timing, as they say, is everything, and the timing of today’s premiere screening of “Venus and Serena” at the Toronto International Film Festival could not be better. After all, just two days ago, Serena Williams won her fourth U.S. Open, her fifteenth Grand Slam title. She, a...

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    Sam Rockwell, Marisa Tomei & Brian Geraghty To Star In Indie Comedy 'Why Now'

    Scientific fact: every movie is better for having a little Sam Rockwell in it. Whether it's in a lead role, like in "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind" or "Moon," or a scene-stealing supporting turn like in "Galaxy Quest" or the blockbuster "Iron Man 2," he's one of those actors who never gives a bad...

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    Sundance Names Paul Federbush International Director of Feature Films

    The Sundance Institute has named indie vet Paul Federbush the International Director of the Feature Film Program, which discovers and supports filmmakers year-round. Beginning September 24, Federbush will work under the program's founding director, Michelle Satter, and will oversee all internationa...

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    Production Set To Begin In East Africa This Month, On Cutter Hodierne's 'Fishing Without Nets'

    Cutter Hodierne's award-winning short film, Fishing Without Nets (a film we've covered a lot of this site), which won the Grand Jury Prize in Short Filmmaking at this year's Sundance Film Festival, is on its way to becoming a feature length fi...

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    Guadeloupean Drama 'Elza' Making USA Theatrical Premiere At New MIST Harlem Cinemas (Details)

    We previously announced this news last month, as part of a longer post about the upcoming opening of MIST Harlem Cinemas, where the film will make its US theatrical premiere on Friday, October 12.

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    William Friedkin To Direct Nicolas Cage In Thriller 'I Am Wrath'

    Update 10/01: Deadline confirms this is really, and truly, happening

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