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    IN THE WORKS: Depardieu May Be Up to Play Scandal Monger Dominique Strauss-Khan for Ferrara

    Gerard Depardieu, the stolid French star, is reportedly eager to take on the character of mysterious international economist Dominique Strauss-Khan, who found himself mired in a sex scandal with New York hotel maid Nafissatou Diallo.

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    New Photos From Pixar's 'Brave' & Tim Burton's 'Frankenweenie'

    After several back-to-back banner years for animation, 2011 turned out to be one of the weakest in memory; Pixar delivered their first stinker with "Cars 2," DreamWorks delivered more of the same with a pair of sequels, and nothing, not even the oddball "Rango" seemed to be enshr...

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    The Best Dog Of The Year Performance: Arthur From 'Beginners'

    The first in a line of many dog performances hit for us in March of this year at SXSW, but there’s been avid debate (for some reason) about which performance deserves some sort of award (or treat).

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    Welcome Winter With Indiewire @ Hulu

    Despite the lack of snow and the unseasonably warm weather in NYC, winter officially arrived last week. With colder weather in the forecast for the next few months, 2011's final Indiewire-curation of Hulu's Documentaries page celebrates the new season with a varied selection of cold weather ...

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    Arcade Fire Duo, Taylor Swift & The Decemberists Record New Songs For 'The Hunger Games' Soundtrack

    It's almost like the "Twilight" music syndrome all over again on the surface. A studio has a teen phenom-to-be project on their hands and they drive a dump truck full of cash up to the doorsteps of musicians who can't say no.

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    Adrian Lester Joins The Growing List Of Black U.K. Actors Fed Up With The Current Opportunities Offered Them

    Adrian Lester, star of BBC One's popular Hustle series, is the latest black British actor to decide that-- with regard to acting opportunities in the U.K.-- he's reached the end of the line.

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    Feature Documentary On Multi-Award Winning Percussionist Kahil EL' Zabar Seeks Completion Funds

    Long time readers of S&A may be instantly familiar with writer/filmmaker/journalist Dwayne Johnson-Cochran's name, as he's been mentioned in a few posts over the last 2 years - all regarding his attachment to Angela Bassett's directorial debut, a film adaptation of author Perciv...

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    Steve Zaillian Talks 'Dragon Tattoo,' 'Moneyball' & The Difficulties Of Getting Adult Dramas Made In Hollywood

    Last week, David Fincher's "Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" opened, and with it returns something that's been missing from the big cineplexes for a while: a big, expensive movie that is made for adults. It doesn't dumb anything down and it wears its R-rating like a badge of pride ...

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    Pics Of Michael Ealy In Action In "Underworld: Awakening"

    Looks like some impressive fire-power there; let's hope he gets to use it all, and often (he was barely in the trailer posted a few weeks ago).

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    Watch: Eerie, Striking Spanish-Language Teaser For 'The Orphanage' Director J.A. Bayona's Tsunami Drama 'The Impossible'

    It's nearly five years since we heard a peep from Juan Antonio Bayona, the Spanish helmer who made such a splash with his Guillermo del Toro-produced debut "The Orphanage," one of the most commandingly made and effective horror films of the last couple decades.

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