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    Jeffrey Wright Is Beetee In 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'

    Given that the first film managed to land heavyweights like Woody Harrelson, Stanley Tucci, Toby Jones and Donald Sutherland, not to mention Oscar-nominated lead Jennifer Lawrence, it's always been clear that "The Hunger Games" franchise wasn't going to have much trouble attracting serious talent. B...

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    Jeffrey Wright Will Be Beetee (Manipulator Of Electricity) In 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'

    Jeffrey Wright has been cast in the role of Beetee in the much-anticipated Hunger Games sequel, based on Suzanne Collins’ novel Catching Fire.

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    TIFF Deal Alert: David Michôd's 'Animal Kingdom' Follow-up 'The Rover' is Selling Like Hotcakes with Pattinson & Pearce

    David Michôd's "The Rover" is a hot ticket, not surprising given his knockout feature debut was 2009's "Animal Kingdom," and that he'll be directing Guy Pearce (also in "Animal Kingdom") and Robert Pattinson in the follow-up this winter...

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    Drafthouse Films Partners With Films We Like to Bring 'The Ambassador,' 'Bullhead,' 'Wrong' to Canada

    Austin-based Drafthouse Films has partnered with Films We Like to distribute its content across Canada. The first films that will be released through the deal are “The Ambassador,” “Wrong” and “Bullhead.”

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    Nifty First Poster Debuts For 'Silver Linings Playbook,' With Bradley Cooper & Jennifer Lawrence

    Harvey Weinstein has three big Oscar heavyweights debuting across the next few months, all of which he has high hopes for. We've now seen Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master," which hits theaters from next week, and it certainly seems to have the right stuff. Quentin Tarantino's...

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    Martin Scorsese & 'Hoop Dreams' Helmer Steve James Team For Documentary Based On Roger Ebert's Memoirs

    As probably the most celebrated and beloved film critic around, a man whose work has appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times for 45 years, who co-hosted "At The Movies" with Gene Siskel for almost 25, and who was the first film critic to win the Pulitzer Prize, it's almost surprising that Roger Ebert has ...

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    First Full Trailer For Andrea Arnold's 'Wuthering Heights' Promises Breathtaking Visuals

    I was reminded of this quote from Emmanuel's interview with British actress Zawe Ashton...

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    Just When You Thought It Was Over… Mysterious New 'Prometheus' Clip Emerges, Along With New Images

    Whether you hated or loved it, you've got to agree that Ridley Scott's "Prometheus," at the very least, gave us all something to talk about for a really, really long time. And just when you thought the discussion was over, here comes a new clip ahead of the movie's home-video release in early Octobe...

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    Strand Releasing Acquires Sergei Loznitsa’s Cannes Drama “In the Fog” at TIFF

    Strand Releasing has acquired all U.S. rights to Sergei Loznitsa’s “In the Fog” at the Toronto International Film Festival, where the film had an industry screening Friday. The specialty distributor plans a spring release for the film, which had its world premiere in competition at...

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    Watch: Stunning New Trailer For Andrea Arnold's 'Wuthering Heights'

    There are a number of high-profile classic literary adaptations coming out in the next few months, including (but not limited to) Joe Wright's stage-bound "Anna Karenina," Mike Newell's stately "Great Expectations," and "Fish Tank" director Andrea Arnold's "Wuthering Heights." We're not sure why peo...

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