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    Lance Reddick To Star In Dark, Futuristic Web Series For Justin Lin's YouTube Channel

    A sign of the times... did you miss the YouTube Upfronts?

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    'Warrior' Star Frank Grillo Joins The Cast Of Kathryn Bigelow's Bin Laden Movie

    At this point, we're beginning to suspect that in order to cast her still-untitled film about the mission to kill Osama Bin Laden, Kathryn Bigelow incepted us, found out all our favorite actors and actresses, and put them in her movie. First, she cast Australian actor Jason Clarke from "Bro...

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    'Orphan' Star Isabelle Fuhrman To Lead David Gordon Green's 'Suspiria' Remake

    We're about to move towards yet another act of David Gordon Green's career. The filmmaker started off with "George Washington," "All The Real Girls" and "Undertow" as a possible heir to Terrence Malick's meditative indie throne, but took a severe left-turn a...

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    South Africa To Present Films At Cannes Film Fest (Coming Of Age Surf Drama "Otelo Burning" Included)

    South Africa To Present Films At Cannes Film Fest (Coming Of Age Surf Drama "Otelo Burning" Included)

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    Is Edgar Wright Shooting Some Of 'Ant-Man' This Year As Well As 'The World's End'?

    Some directors -- very few, when it comes down to it -- are terrifyingly prolific. Steven Soderbergh, Michael Winterbottom, Woody Allen -- all of them seem to make pretty much a film a year like clockwork, and sometimes even more than that. But given scheduling issues, financing problems, and, for t...

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    The Weinsteins Acquire Cannes Pic 'The Sapphires' & Have Their Eye On James Gray's 'Low Life'

    Everything kicks off tomorrow, but the dealmaking has already begun at the Cannes Film Festival and Harvey Weinstein is already busy shaking hands and signing contracts.

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    First Look: Gorgeous Images From LAFF Narrative Competitor 'Dead Man's Burden'

    Producer Jared Moshe ("Silver Tongues," "Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel") makes the leap the director's chair with his debut feature "Dead Man's Burden." The Western, starring David Call ("Tiny Furniture") and newcomer Clare Bowen, is making its world premiere in the Narrative Competi...

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    'Contagion' Writer Scott Z. Burns To Pen 'Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes' Sequel

    We don't need to rehash the story of how "Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes" became the unexpected box office hit of last summer. We'll let the $480 million-plus worldwide haul for the movie speak for itself. The sequel has been brewing for a while now, with Fox locking up Andy Serkis...

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    LAFF Announces Guest Director William Friedkin; Artists in Residence Elfman, Voltaggio & Saadiq

    Continuing to move away from their Film Independent indie branding, The Los Angeles Film Festival has named Hollywood veteran filmmaker William Friedkin as Guest Director for the 2012 Festival. The director of "The Exorcist," "The French Connection" and "To Live and Die in L.A." will screen his lat...

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    Dardenne Brothers, 'Quadrophenia,' Andrew Haigh's 'Weekend' Lead August Criterion Collection Releases

    It's the mid-way point of the month, and Cannes or no Cannes, the Criterion Collection will do their traditional unveiling of their releases for three months down the line. After a banner July line-up, which included Jim Jarmusch, Whit Stillman and Aki Kaurismaki, could the beloved specialty top the...

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