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    In the Works: 'Iron Man 3' Wants Chastain; Carano for 'Fast & Furious 6'; Lin Takes 'Chinglish'

    If "Iron Man 3" lands Jessica Chastain despite scheduling issues, the third installment of the Marvel franchise is that much closer to making up for its weak second act. The "Three of Life" star is in talks to play a sexy-smart doctor.

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    New York Salutes Legendary Caribbean Actress Leonie Forbes w/ Film Retrospective

    If you're like me and you aren't too familiar with Leonie Forbes or her films (or even if you are), here's your chance to get acquainted with her and her works, if you live in NYC on Saturday, May 5; although even if you don't live in NYC, consider yourself informed :)

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    'Fast Five' Director Justin Lin Grabs Film Rights to David Henry Hwang's 'Chinglish'

    Director Justin Lin has acquired the film rights to playwright David Henry Hwang’s 2011 stage work “Chinglish.” Lin, who most recently directed Universal’s $626-million-grossing actioner “Fast Five,” will direct and produce the project through his Barnstorm Pictur...

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    Charlotte Gainsbourg to Star in Lars Von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac'

    Charlotte Gainsbourg’s bona fides as a daring actress have long been established, not least because she has starred in two films made by Danish enfant terrible Lars von Trier: “Antichrist” and “Melancholia.” Well, the actress has decided to join Von Trier’s cinema...

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    Sean Penn Seems Poised For A Cannes Appearance, But Is It With 'Gangster Squad' Or Something Else?

    Update: Looks like Penn will be in town to attend a fundraising gala, Haiti: Carnival in Cannes, for a cause close to his heart.

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    Peter Parker Gets 'Transformers'-ized, Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci To Pen 'The Amazing Spider-Man' Sequel

    It's not as if the script for "The Amazing Spider-Man" is lacking in the blockbuster quotient behind it. While "Zodiac" scribe James Vanderbilt brings a slight air of prestige in the credits, the screenplay for the upcoming reboot is also credited to Steven "Harry Potter...

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    Exclusive: Thomas Newman Scoring Steven Soderbergh's 'The Bitter Pill'

    Steven Soderbergh has long made a habit of keeping a wide-ranging roster of regular collaborators to turn to, depending on the needs of whatever project he's working on. And with the cameras now rolling on his next effort "The Bitter Pill" he's taking a step away from the electroni...

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    Watch Another Delectable Clip From Andrew Dosunmu's "Restless City;" Opening This Weekend Via AFFRM

    Another delicious (literally, I could eat it) clip from Andrew Dosunmu's feature debut Restless City, which AFFRM is opening this weekend!

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    Watch: Gorgeous Trailer For 'Samsara' From The Director Of 'Baraka,' Shot In 70mm

    While the wonders of 3D and IMAX are currently the latest toys being embraced by filmmakers looking to immerse audiences in the worlds they conjure up for the big screen, some directors realize that beautifully composed images, presented in the best possible quality, can speak more volumes that the ...

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    Armie Hammer, Ben Kingsley, John Malkovich, Michael Sheen & Teresa Palmer Join Crime Thriller 'Cut Bank'

    Landing a script on the Black List doesn't necessarily mean your movie will get made right away (please see the forever-developing "Prisoners" as a hot script stuck at the starting gates) but it does mean that when the ball gets rolling, top talent is going to swarm. And for Rober...

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