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    IN THE WORKS: Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell, Chris Evans in Talks to Star in 'Snow Piercer"

    White-blonde actress and probable Oscar nominee Tilda Swinton might reprise her Ice Queen role in an upcoming feature--just not as Narnia native Jadis the White Witch. Swinton ("We Need to Talk About Kevin") and Jamie Bell ("The Adventures of Tintin") are in talks to join Chris Evans ("Captain Ameri...

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    Producer Rick McCallum Reveals 'Red Tails' Was Originally Conceived As A Trilogy

    It was 1984. In a studio in England, a small film called "Dreamchild" was shooting under producer Rick McCallum, with a crew of only twenty people. While they only used one room of the studio space, the rest of the area was taken over by the potential blockbuster "Return To Oz," ...

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    2012 Full Frame Tribute Will Honor Documentary Filmmaker Stanley Nelson ("Freedom Riders")

    Award-winning producer/director/writer Stanley Nelson, who won 3 Emmys last year for his documentary Freedom Riders, will be celebrated at this year’s Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Tribute.

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    Film Society and MoMA Reveal 7 Titles for New Directors/New Films 2012

    The Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Museum of Modern Art have announced the first seven film selections for the 41st edition of New/Directors/New Films.

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    Aretha Franklin Biopic Apparently Has Director & Financing + Its Official Title & Her Dream Cast

    Well, good luck to her! This biopic of hers has been "in development" for sometime now, and we've documented every major progression, most notably the casting kerfuffle between her and Halle Berry (she said Halle was a shoe-in to play Aretha Franklin in the film; Halle said, I don'...

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    'Gossip Girl' Star Aaron Tveit Lands Role Of Enjolras In Tom Hooper's 'Les Miserables'

    It might still be coming together, but the cast of the long-awaited film version of "Les Miserables," directed by "The King's Speech"'s Oscar winning director Tom Hooper, is what can politely be described as 'eclectic.' Two burly Australian leading men, Hugh Jackm...

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    Watch Jasmine Guy In Clip & Trailer For Indie Drama "October Baby" (In Theaters March)

    This title is new to me, even though it's scheduled for limited theatrical release on March 23rd, not-so-long from now.

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    Pulitzer-Prize Winner Cormac McCarthy Sells His First Spec Script: 'The Counselor'

    Cormac McCarthy, the Pulitzer-prize winning author of "The Road" and "No Country for Old Men," has sold his first spec script.

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    'Bridesmaids' Star Chris O'Dowd, 'The Guard' Director John Michael McDonagh Up for IFTA Rising Star Award

    Nominations for the Irish Film and Television Academy 2012 Rising Star Award have been announced.

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    Screenwriter John Logan Talks Writing 'Coriolanus' With Swagger & Dreaming Up The World Of 'Hugo'

    It’s no small thing to collaborate with Gore Verbinski, Martin Scorsese or Ralph Fiennes. But to work with all three in the same year, on separate projects, is a truly remarkable accomplishment. And that’s exactly what screenwriter John Logan did in 2011, crafting screenplays for “...

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