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    Sundance: Stephen Frears Confirms He's Considering An American Remake Of 'The Hit,' But It's Not Quite Ready To Roll Just Yet

    Stephen Frears, director of the upcoming film “Lay the Favorite,” told The Playlist that one of his next projects may be a remake of his own film, the 1984 underworld thriller “The Hit,” with development of the film first surfacing late last year. “Well, if [the pieces come together,]” he said in an...

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    Bret Easton Ellis Penning Microbudget Noir For Paul Schrader, Wants Porn Star James Deen To Star

    Could shock-novelist Bret Easton Ellis' next detour lead him down some dark alleyways with the writer of "Taxi Driver"? If Ellis' topsy-turvy Twitter account (via ONTD) is to be believed, he's working on an "L.A. noir micro budget Paul Schrader movie." And he'...

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    First-Look At Whitney Houston And Jordin Sparks In "Sparkle" Remake

    Above is your first official photo (courtesy of People magazine) from Sony Pictures' Sparkle remake, which stars Jordin Sparks, Whitney Houston, Carmen Ejogo, Tika Sumpter, Derek Luke, Mike Epps, and others, shepherded by Salim and Mara Brock Akil.

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    Reese Witherspoon & Ryan Reynolds To Star In Tim Burton-Produced Drama 'Big Eyes'

    Next month will be an important one for Ryan Reynolds and Reese Witherspoon. The former is bruised after a pair of summer flops last year, "Green Lantern" and "The Change-Up," and will be hoping to cement his A-list status opposite Denzel Washington in "Safe House," whi...

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    First Trailer For T.D. Jakes' "On The 7th Day" (Starring Blair Underwood, Sharon Leal) Surfaces

    Here's the first official trailer for the T.D. Jakes-produced thriller Woman Thou Art Loosed On The Seventh Day, which Codeblack Entertainment will release on April 13th via its new AMC Independent agreement, after the film premieres at the Pan African Film Festival next mont...

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    Julie Dash To Direct "Tupelo 77", Set During Summer of '77 in Mississippi, Casting Underway

    Critically Acclaimed director of 1991's Daughters of The Dust, Julie Dash, is in negotiations to direct a new feature film titled Tupelo 77, according to Bob Crowe (Rabbit Fall, Stained) of Angel Entertainment, who will serve as producer of the film along with Sean Hewitt (Carry Me Home).

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    Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Reynolds are Margaret and Walter Keane

    Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Reynolds will star as Margaret and Walter Keane, the 1960s artists who gained worldwide fame for their paintings of watercolored gothic waifs, in Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski's "Big Eyes." Lynette Howell and Jamie Patricof will produce through E...

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    HBO and Scott Rudin To Develop 'Indie Game' into TV Series

    HBO has made its second acquisition at Sundance, buying the remake rights to the documentary “Indie Game: The Movie.” Sources indicate Scott Rudin will develop the film as a fictional half-hour comedy series for the network. Rudin's currently producing two series for HBO: "...

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    Choosing Theatrical Over VOD, Sundance Midnight Title 'Black Rock' Chooses LD Distribution

    Mickey Liddell's LD Distribution has bought North American theatrical rights to Sundance Midnight Section entry “Black Rock.” According to the film’s rep, Josh Braun of Submarine, he went with LD over a number of other interested companies that wanted to structure deals ar...

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    RO*CO Productions & 1492 Pictures To Adapt Documentaries Into Feature Films, Starting with "Crime After Crime"

    Announced last night at the Sundance Film Festival...

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