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    Watch: Overly Dramatic Teaser For 'The Host' Offers Very Brief First Look At Saoirse Ronan

    With "The Hunger Games" set to open this weekend and decimate the box office, in the wake of "Twilight" Hollywood has realized that the tween market not only has disposable income, they are more than willing to spend it. And next spring, another contender will step up to the plat...

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    Forest Whitaker Circles Role of 'Sleazy Bookie' in "Out of the Furnace" (Zoe Saldana Co-Stars)

    I announced Zoe Saldana's attachment to play Christian Bale's ex-wife in the drama Out of the Furnace last month. Now, thanks to a heads up from the playlist, it looks like Forest Whitaker is in negotiations for a supporting turn in the Scott Cooper-helmed film.

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    Entertainer Ben Vereen Calls Reality TV "The New Blackface"

    In the never ending discussion about black images in the media, legendary entertainer Ben Veeren isn't exactly a happy man. In a recent lecture about race, politics and the status of African-Americans in Hollywood given at Aaron Davis Hall at Harlem City College of New York, Vereen said tha...

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    Cinedigm and New Video To Distribute Horror Flick "Citadel" in The U.S. (In Theaters This Fall)

    Winner of the Midnighters Award at this year's SXSW Film Festival, and a film we've profiled several times before due to the supporting turn of Brit actress Wunmi Mosaku (I am slave), the horror film Citadel will be distributed by Cinedigm Entertainment Group and New Video. Cinedigm will han...

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    IFC Films Takes Stephen Elliott's Porn Flick 'Cherry'

    IFC Films has taken North American rights to famed author Stephen Elliott's ("The Adderall Diaries") debut feature "Cherry," which premiered in the Panorama section of this year's Berlinale.

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    Forest Whitaker & Billy Bob Thornton Eye Roles In 'Out Of The Furnace' With Christian Bale

    Update: Relativity Media sent out an press release today. Forest Whitaker has officially joined the cast. No word on Billy Bob Thornton and with production imminent, our guess is his deal never came together.

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    "Buddha In Africa" (Malawian Boy Raised In Chinese Orphanage & Trained In Martial Arts) Gets Funding Boost

    Here's an update on another project, still in the financing stage, that I've been tracking since first learning about it earlier this year;

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    WB Sets Summer 2013: 'The Hangover 3' Arrives May 24; '300: Battle Of Artemisia' Will Yell On August 2; 'Pacific Rim' Shifts To July 12

    Well, their rivals better bring the noise, because right now, WB is throwing down a helluva gauntlet for the multiplex in 2013. They've already got "Man Of Steel" ready to fly back into action on June 14th, and now they've surround the pic with two high profile sequels, and one meg...

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    In The Works: Williams to Play Ol' Dirty Bastard, Imagine Going to '1984,' Russell's 'Bullshit'

    HBO favorite Michael K. Williams (Omar Little on "The Wire," Chalky White on "Boardwalk Empire") has signed on to star as the late Ol' Dirty Bastard (aka Russell Jones) in "Dirty White Boy." The true story charts the rise of the VH1 intern who became Ol' Dirty Bastard's manager...

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    SXSW Winner 'Citadel' Goes to Cinedigm and New Video

    "Citadel," winner for the Midnighter Audience Award at the recently wrapped SXSW Film Festival, has been acquired for the US by Cinedigm Entertainment Group and New Video. Cinedigm will handle the theatrical distribution, while New Video will roll the film out VOD and DVD/Blu-ra

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