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    TWC's Radius Snaps up Sundance Comedy 'Bachelorette' and Thriller 'Pusher' -- Remake of 'Drive' Director Refn's Original

    In its second pick-up this week, following acquisition of writer-director Leslye Headland’s “Bachelorette,” The Weinstein Company’s new Radius-TWC shingle has grabbed US and Caribbean-basin rights to the English-language film “Pusher,” a remake of “Drive” director Nicolas Winding Refn’s 1996 origina...

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    Canada Revisited

    A year ago in Sundance we interviewed Telefilm Canada’s Carolle Brabant who had taken the reins of Telefilm the previous March. While often the Canadian films are waiting to premiere at Cannes or Toronto. This year the number of upcoming greats which might make it to Cannes include Xavier Dolan’s l...

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    Crazy Brilliant? DreamWorks and Working Title To Remake Hitchcock Classic 'Rebecca'

    Is it total hubris or a stroke of genius to attempt a remake of Alfred Hitchcock’s masterfully intense psychological thriller "Rebecca"? Either way, DreamWorks and Working Title are planning to pull it off, setting Steven Knight ("Eastern Promises") to write the screenplay.

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    Vincent Cassel & Lea Seydoux To Star In 'Beauty & The Beast' From Director Christophe Gans

    As you already know, fairy tale films are the new hot thing. We've already had "Red Riding Hood" test the waters, and this year we'll see "Mirror Mirror" and "Snow White and the Huntsman," followed by "Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters" and "Jack T...

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    Danny Glover Set To Star In Indie Based On Real Story Of White Supremacist Who Takes Black Family Hostage

    Danny Glover will lend his acting talents to another indie feature project; this one sitlted Supremacy, which he'll star in alongside Joe Anderson (The Grey, The River) and Dawn Olivieri (she plays Don Cheadle's ex-wife on Showtime's House Of Lies).

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    Remake Of Alfred Hitchcock's 'Rebecca' In The Works, 'Eastern Promises' Scribe Steven Knight To Pen The Screenplay

    Hollywood just can't get enough of Alfred Hitchock. With two movies about the man in the works -- "Alfred Hitchcock And The Making of Psycho" with Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren and "The Girl" with Toby Jones and Sienna Miller -- along with brewing "Psycho" preque...

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    Watch: Steve Carell Is 'Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World' With Keira Knightley In New Trailer

    What would you do if you had three weeks before the world ends? Would you coldly accept it like Kirsten Dunst in "Melancholia" or freak the fuck out like her sister in the film, Charlotte Gainsbourg? The answer is likely somewhere in the middle, and in Lorene Scafaria's "Seeking a...

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    Don Cornelius' Death Revitalizes Plans For A "Soul Train" Feature Film + Stage Musical + TV Show

    The last time we reported anything on this project was in 2009! Obviously not much has developed since then, unless we just missed it, or wasn't reported.

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    Michael Fassbender May Star In Cormac McCarthy's 'The Counselor'; Ridley Scott Officially Signs On To Direct In May

    Maybe those expecting Ridley Scott to make back to back sci-fi films (possibly a "Blade Runner" prequel/sequel), should hold their horses a little bit (pun intended). Sure, project's are always up in the air, but celebrated American author Cormac McCarthy's spec script "The Co...

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    Join Indiewire at Lincoln Center to See What Inspired Sundance Breakout 'Martha Marcy May Marlene' and Meet the Filmmakers

    If you're in New York and want to see the film that inspired Sundance breakout "Martha Marcy May Marlene" that made a star out of Elizabeth Olsen, then come to the Film Society of Lincoln Center on Monday, February 20 for a special talk hosted by the Indiewire and The Playlist. "M...

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