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    First Look At Elijah Wood In 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' Is Exactly What You Expected

    While we've yet to see how Peter Jackson weaves Frodo Baggins into his "The Hobbit" trifecta, the first image of Elijah Wood returning to Middle Earth has emerged, and...it's pretty much just what you thought it would be.

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    Lee Daniels In Talks To Direct Janis Joplin Biopic With Amy Adams Starring

    Another potential project for Lee Daniels' future slate; as we've already reported, over the last 2 to 3 years, since Precious, Daniels’ name has been attached to quite a few projects – Selma, Miss Saigon, Iced, Anna In The Tropics, The But...

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    Rumors Continue That 'Twilight' Will Carry On Without Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson Or Taylor Lautner

    At the beginning of the year, Twihards squealed when word emerged that Lionsgate -- who were fresh off buying Summit -- would be keen on continuing the "Twilight" franchise, with the blessing of author Stephenie Meyer of course. “If she (Meyer) wishes to do it, we’ll be there t...

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    Tom Hardy, Leonardo DiCaprio & Tobey Maguire Are Actually Developing Two Anti-Poaching Movies

    Hollywood studios have a history of mounting competing projects that cover similar terrain -- think “Deep Impact” and “Armageddon,” or the biopics “Capote” and “Infamous” -- but it’s rare that a studio would be developing two similar projects in-...

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    Preview Feature Doc 'The Fade' (3 Continents, 4 Barbers, 7 Days, 1 Cut... Not Just Any Cut)

    Call it Barbershop, unscripted. This looks good. I'd like to check it out! 

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    Brad Bird & Damon Lindelof's Mysterious '1952' Is In The Spirit Of 'Close Encounters Of The Third Kind'

    Back in May, genre enthusiasts got pretty excited when it emerged that writer Damon Lindelof and director Brad Bird had set up a mysterious project at Disney known only as "1952." The only clues were that it was a sci-fi tentpole and plans were in place to get it in front of cameras in 2013. With th...

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    RZA Contemplating 'One Spoon Of Chocolate' (Period Piece Spanning 1960s Through 1970s)

    His The Man With The Iron Fists, opens on November 2, so, naturally RZA's doing the press tour thing.

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    Elizabeth Banks Takes A 'Walk Of Shame'

    While we enjoyed "Pitch Perfect," for this writer the comedic highlight wasn't Rebel Wilson or Anna Kendrick, but Elizabeth Banks (who also produced the movie, fyi). Her small role alongside John Michael Higgins as a capella commentators provided some of the biggest belly laughs, and w...

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    'Donnie Brasco' Writer Paul Attanasio Latest To Tackle Universal's 'Scarface' Update

    Despite already striking gold with two films -- the 1932 Howard Hawks-helmed original and the equally iconic Brian De Palma 1983 remake -- Universal decided last year to attempt another update of the classic “Scarface” story. While David Ayer was the first name attached to pen the s...

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    Willem Dafoe & Jean-Marc Barr Join Lars Von Trier's 'The Nymphomaniac,' Nicole Kidman Drops Out

    With production now underway, the cast for Lars Von Trier's upcoming hard- and soft-core erotic drama "The Nymphomaniac" is in flux, with some regulars coming on and one big name dropping out.

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