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    Jake Gyllenhaal To Make 'An Enemy' With 'Incendies' Director Denis Villeneuve Based On Jose Saramago's 'The Double'

    While he didn't get the win in 2011, Denis Villeneuve's Oscar nominated "Incendies" put the helmer on the map, Hollywood called and he suddenly found a few more options on his plate. Last year, he came on board the long developing Black List script "Prisoners" (which rece...

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    South African Casting Agent: "Local Actors Too Short To Play Mandela So I Cast Idris Elba" (Criticism Follows)

    I'm sure everyone saw this coming... criticism over the choice of Idris Elba to play Nelson Mandela in a film based on his life, which we've been following here on S&A.

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    Tarsem Singh Taking A Look At Sprawling Contemporary War Movie 'Eye In The Sky'; Film Features 62 Parts

    To follow the spectacles of "Immortals" and "Mirror Mirror," director Tarsem Singh has previously said he'd like to try something non-visual -- such as a talking-heads movie in the vein of "My Dinner with Andre." But before he gets to tackle anything that simple (at...

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    So Much For That Sequel: Disney Announces They've Lost $200 Million On 'John Carter'

    Well, you can consider this one the first huge flop of the year, and what will likely be regarded as one of the big disasters of 2012. Disney have officially announced that they are taking a $200 million bath on the big budget film. Here's what they had to say in their official statement (via De...

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    'Days Of Grace' Soundtrack Features Massive Attack With Scarlett Johansson, Atticus Ross, Nick Cave & Warren Ellis And More

    "Mexico City. 2002, 2006, 2010. A cop. A hostage. A wife. Corruption, violence, vengeance. Three destinies, during 30 days, during three Soccer World Cups. Three ways to fight in order to survive." This is the synopsis of "Days Of Grace." Starring Eva Longoria, Carlos Bardem...

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    Woody Allen's Latest Gets Retitled (Again); Sets June Release Date

    Woody Allen's latest film has an official U.S. release date, and yet another new name. What was once "The Bop Decameron" and then "Nero Fiddled" is now "To Rome With Love," a drastically more conventional title by comparison.  

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    SnagFilms to Release 'Confessions of an Eco-Terrorist' on Earth Day

    On April 22, aka Earth Day, SnagFilms will release "Confessions of an Eco-Terrorist" through VOD.

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    Sony Pictures Classics Changes Title of Woody Allen Film--Again

    Woody Allen is having serial title issues. Remember "Anhedonia"? That was the first title of Allen's "Annie Hall," which went on to win the 1977 best picture Oscar. Last year, Allen changed the title of his upcoming Rome comedy from "The Bebop Decameron" to "Nero Fiddled."

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    Attention NYC: Win The Rialto DVD Box Set & Tickets To 15th Anniversary Screenings At Film Society Of Lincoln Center

    While New Yorkers have plenty of opportunity to see classic films on the big screen, you'll be hard pressed to find a lineup as front to back awesome as the Film Society Of Lincoln Center's "15 For 15: Celebrating Rialto Pictures."

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    Adam Leon's SXSW Winner 'Gimme the Loot' Goes to Sundance Selects

    "Gimme the Loot" goes to Sundance Selects for North and Latin American distribution. The Adam Leon film, which just won the Grand Jury Prize for Best Narrative Feature at SXSW, follows two teenagers in the Bronx who must raise $500 to exact revenge on a rival graffiti gang that destroyed their lates...

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