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    Clive Owen (Not) Confirmed To Return For 'Sin City: A Dame To Kill For'

    The pieces are starting to come together for (deep breath) "Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame To Kill For." Following the events of the first film, and/or occuring concurrently, the production has already confirmed the return of Mickey Rourke and Jessica Alba, and here comes one more. The character of...

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    EXCLUSIVE: Paul Schrader Talks Biopic of Legendary Tiny Dancer Kschessinska

    While he didn't make the schlep to Cannes this year, writer-director Paul Schrader has some skin in the Cannes game. He's announced that he's writing an English-language biopic of Kschessinska, the legendary prima ballerina and mistress to the last Russian Tsar, for a film financed by th...

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    New York Times Profiles Cinematographer Bradford Young

    O.K. granted, they may be a day late and a dollar short, but it's still always nice to be noticed. Even when you're late to the game.

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    Weinstein Company To Show Off Footage From 'The Master,' 'Django Unchained' & 'Silver Linings Playbook' In Cannes Tomorrow

    Here's something to whet your appetite for the fall film festival season. While journos, pundits and fans alike all lamented the absence of Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master" in the Cannes line-up this year, it appears The Weinstein Company -- already dominating the fest...

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    Peter Weir Returns With Adaptation Of Jennifer Egan's Contemporary Gothic Thriller 'The Keep'

    With his last effort, the ambitious road film "The Way Back," largely coming and going, we were dreading another long absence from veteran helmer Peter Weir. After all, he's only made two films in the last decade, with a seven-year gap between his 2010 effort and "Master And Commander" back in 2003....

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    Watch Out, Ridley: Werner Herzog's Gertrude Bell Film Starring Naomi Watts Hoping To Shoot In The Fall

    Ridley Scott, eat your heart out. Or, maybe a shoe is more appropriate here? Werner Herzog is set to beat out Scott with his own biopic of famed British explorer Gertrude Bell set to begin production this fall.

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    Plenty Of New, Vibrant, Sun-Kissed Images From Walter Salles' 'On The Road'

    It feels like we've been tracking Walter Salles' adaptation of Jack Kerouac's seminal Beat Generation work, "On The Road," for years now, but come this Wednesday we'll finally have word on how the Brazilian director has fared with the cult favorite. Everything we've seen so far has been highly promi...

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    CANNES: Samuel Goldwyn Films Acquires U.S. Rights to Gilles Bourdos' Un Certain Regard Drama 'Renoir'

    Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired U.S. rights to Gilles Bourdos’ biopic “Renoir,” which will receive a spring 2013 theatrical release. The fact-based drama will have its world premiere May 25, as the closing-night film of the Un Certain Regard program at the Cannes Film Festival.

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    CANNES: BBC Films to Produce Simon Curtis Drama 'The Golden Lady,' New Saoirse Ronan Film 'Testament of Youth'

    BBC Films is adding new projects with “My Week With Marilyn” director Simon Curtis and “Hanna” star Saoirse Ronan to its slate, the company announced in Cannes Sunday.

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    Sandra Bullock & Melissa McCarthy To Star In Buddy FBI/Cop Movie Directed By 'Bridesmaids' Helmer Paul Feig

    Much was made abundantly clear after the runaway smash success of "Bridemaids" last summer, perhaps the central two points being that audiences of all shapes and sizes will flock in droves to female-led comedies if they're genuinely funny (not always the case), and that Kristen Wiig&nb...

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