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    E. Roger Mitchell Cast As Toughie Chaff In 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'

    E. Roger Mitchell has been cast as troublemaker Chaff in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Lionsgate announced today.

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    'Frankenweenie' Soundtrack Features New Song By Karen O Along With Tunes From Robert Smith, Winona Ryder, Passion Pit & More

    While she has definitely earned her stripes as the frontwoman for the acclaimed rock band Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Karen O has also been making some impressive steps in the movie soundtrack world. She memorably contributed a brace of music to Spike Jonze's excellent "Where The Wild Things Are,"...

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    3 Finalists Announced In South Africa's Next Top Filmmaker 2012 Competition

    Catching up on my emails today... here's one that I missed from July (the 3 finalists above):

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    The LA Times Talks to Three Women Directors - Where is the Female Equivalent of Woody Allen?

    Check out the LA Times piece on Ava DuVernay, Jullie Delpy and Leslye Headland.  While things still suck for women directors, it kind of feels like the conversation is shifting.  Maybe I am being too optimistic, but I am forever hopeful.  I will be interested to see the statistics at ...

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    In the Works: 'Magnificent Seven' Remake Names a Writer, Penn's 'Crazy for the Storm' & Ronan for 'Mary Queen of Scots'

    -Saoirse Ronan is attached to play the ill-fated title role in "Mary Queen of Scots." Working Title is producing, with a script by Michael Hirst. Eighteen-year old Ronan may seem young to play a queen, but Mary was named Queen of Scotland when she was six days old...

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    Hailee Steinfeld To Star In Black List Thriller 'Dead Of Winter'

    Music video director Anthony Mandler will be making his feature film debut, one way or another. The helmer, who has worked with folks like Rihanna, Drake, Usher, Jay-Z, The Killers, John Legend, T.I., One Republic and Muse has already lined up two movie gigs: "Die In A Gunfight" with Zac E...

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    Robert Pattinson & Kristen Stewart Together...In New Images From 'Breaking Dawn Part 2'

    So, in addition to serving as the final chapter in "The Twilight Saga," will 'Breaking Dawn Part 2' also be a scrapbook to Robsten, one of the great cinema romances of our time? Certainly, the picture of them gazing lovingly at each other in this batch of new images from the sequel...

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    Jeremy Renner's Biggest Challenge Was "Not Getting Hurt": 10 Things Learned About 'The Bourne Legacy'

    This week will finally see the answer to one of Hollywood's great questions: will audiences watch a 'Bourne' movie without Matt Damon? The answer will be provided by Tony Gilroy's "The Bourne Legacy," the first of what could be a potential franchise starring Jeremy Ren...

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    Exclusive: 2 Clips From The Indie Comedy 'Let Go' Featuring Kevin Hart, Gillian Jacobs, Ed Asner & More

    For writer and director Brian Jett, he couldn't have asked for a better ensemble with which to make his feature film debut, "Let Go." Starring David Denham (aka Roy from "The Office"), Kevin Hart, "Community" star Gillian Jacobs, Ed Asner and more, the indie comedy finds a number of characters and l...

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    Yancy Butler Returns For 'Kick-Ass 2'; Dawn Olivieri Feels 'Plush' While Amy Smart & Joshua Leonard Fly With 'Ravens'

    Just a day after “Kick-Ass 2” solidified its existence further by casting Donald Faison in the role of Dr. Gravity, the comic book adaptation can safely count another cast member on board, this time with a returning actress from the first film, while in other news two other independent productions h...

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