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    Relativity CEO Ryan Kavanaugh Takes Legal Action Against 'New Yorker' Burkle Profile, UPDATE

    Following journalist Connie Bruck's Ron Burkle profile published Monday in The New Yorker entitled "Cashier du Cinema," which depicts Relativity Media CEO Ryan Kavanaugh as an incompetent businessman (which Hollywood insiders have long suspected) who has lost control of his company to Burkle, Kavana...

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    Anthony Mackie, Aubrey Plaza, Giovanni Ribisi, Topher Grace & More Are 'A Many Splintered Thing'

    With filming set to begin at the end of the month, director Justin Reardon is now tying down the rest of the cast that will join Chris Evans and Michelle Monaghan in his debut feature. And for his first film, he's getting quite a nice assist on talent.

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    Trailer For Picturesque, Evocative Drama On Religious Tolerance 'Walking At Dawn'

    Here's the trailer for a 20-minute short film titled, Walking At Dawn, from writer/director Onyinye Egenti. 

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    Natalie Portman Adds Gun-Running Thriller & Psychological Drama To List Of Potential Projects

    It seems to be a good time to be Natalie Portman. With the actress slowly emerging from the break she took to have her first son, her list of projects is beginning to pile up. Of course, she's doing the two-fer for Terrence Malick with "Knight Of Cups" and his untitled, currently lensi...

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    In the Works: On-Location Principal Shooting for John McDonagh's 'Calvary' Begins in Ireland

    Principal photography has begun on John Michael McDonagh's "Calvary," the follow-up to his 2011 Celtic crime comedy "The Guard," with Brendan Gleeson again starring, but swapping his Irish bad lieutenant Gerry Boyle for a good-hearted priest up against a hostile congregation.

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    Sony Pictures Classics Picks Up Another Middle Eastern Film and Foreign Oscar Submission

    In advance of its New York Film Festival screening next week, Israel's Oscar entry "Fill the Void," has been acquired by Sony Pictures Classics. Israel sends its Ophir Best Picture winner to the Oscars.

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    Sony Classics Grabs Rama Burshtein's 'Fill the Void' Ahead of Its NYFF Screening

    Sony Pictures Classics has acquired all North American rights to writer-director Rama Burshtein’s “Fill the Void,” which will screen at the New York Film Festival Tuesday, Oct. 9. The drama first played at the Venice and Toronto film festivals in September.

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    There Will Be Jogging: Final Poster For 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2'

    "Oop...I almost forgot. I won't be able to make it fellas. Bella and I are trying this new fad called uh, jogging. I believe it's jogging or yogging. It might be a soft j. I'm not sure but apparently you just run for an extended period of time. It's supposed to be wild."

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    Jack Black Says They're Only $10 Million Short On The Budget For Charlie Kaufman's 'Frank Or Francis'

    Where's Megan Ellison when you need her? Still remaining unmade, and looking more and more likely to remain so, is Charlie Kaufman's ambitious, musical, Hollywood satire "Frank Or Francis." Even though it's housed at Sony, in this tentpole-heavy world, the movie unsurprisingly ...

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    John August Says His Unmade 'Godfather'-Esque 'Dark Shadows' Is One Of The Best Scripts He's Written

    With "Frankenweenie" hitting theaters this weekend, and already riding on some very good reviews, it seems Tim Burton will be able to wash away the foul taste left in the mouths of his fans by "Dark Shadows." This summer's vampire comedy tale, based on an obscure TV show, ultimately did decent busin...

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