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    Jeremiah Trotter Making Acting Debut In Lead Role As Escaped Slave Big Ben Jones (Lynn Whitfield, Michael Jai White Co-Star)

    Things that make you go hmm... slave movie fever in full effect - Django Unchained, 12 Years A Slave, and others I'm probably forgetting right now.

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    Casting Watch: Williams Lines Up Two Movies to Start in July and September

    Robins Williams has signed on to shoot two back-to-back movies. First up, he plays president Dwight D. Eisenhower in Lee Daniels' next film, "The Butler," which is scheduled to begin filming later this month in New Orleans. Williams joins a sprawling ensemble including Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey...

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    The President Of Fox Animation Studios Is A Black Woman (Started Out As An Intern 18 Years Ago)

    The President Of Fox Animation Studios Is A Black Woman (Started Out As An Intern 18 Years Ago)

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    'The Impossible' Starring Ewan McGregor & Naomi Watts Will Hit Theaters On December 21st

    With production on the film beginning way, way back in 2010, we've been starting to get a little worried about "The Orphanage" director Juan Antonio Bayona's "The Impossible." But with a lengthy post-production required for the special effects work, we got our first taste...

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    Erika Alexander & Husband Tony Puryear Create & Release New Sci-Fi Graphic Novel (Movie Next?)

    How many of you already know that the co-story/spec/screenwriter for the Arnold Schwazenegger thriller Eraser (co-starring Vanessa Williams) was African American? Or that he has since penned scripts for Mel Gibson (the remake of Fahrenheit 451), and worked on projects with Oliver Stone, Jerry B...

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    'Tokyo Sonata' & 'Pulse' Director Kiyoshi Kurosawa Returns With Sci-Fi Drama 'The Day Of The Real, Perfect Plesiosaur'

    Ask and you shall receive? Something like that anyway....It was just last month that we openly wondered about what was going on with Kiyoshi Kurosawa, who featured on our What Ever Happened To These 5 Foreign-Language Filmmakers? list, and lo and behold, he's back with a new feature.

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    Haunting, Painterly 'Detropia' Gets A New Theatrical Trailer & Release Date

    This incredibly moving, beautiful piece of documentary cinema tells the story of one city in economic decay; but really, as the real people in the film repeatedly state, this isn't just a Detroit problem; it's an American problem, and other cities within the country will eventually expe...

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    Preview Relationship Dramedy 'Playing Warriors' (A Zimbabwean ‘Sex and the City’)

    I guess I can understand the need to make these quick comparisons that immediately give the audience an easy mental snapshot of what to expect from the film, but I'm really not a fan of reductive descriptions like "Zimbabwean 'Sex And The City;" however, that's how it...

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    Watch: International Trailer For Billy Bob Thornton's 'Jayne Mansfield's Car' Starring Robert Duvall, Kevin Bacon & More

    Despite boasting a strong ensemble cast including Robert Duvall, John Hurt, Frances O'Connor, Ray Stevenson, Kevin Bacon (with an amazing hairpiece) and Robert Patrick, with writer/director Billy Bob Thornton also featuring, and slotting a premiere at the Berlin Film Festival earlier this y...

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    QED Int'l Financing Woody Allen, Sofia Vergara, Sharon Stone, John Turturro Comedy 'Fading Gigolo'

    How’s this for an eclectic cast? Woody Allen, Sofia Vergara, Sharon Stone, Liev Schreiber and Vanessa Paradis are set to star in the comedy “Fading Gigolo,” which John Turturro has written and will direct and star in. QED International has just come aboard to produce and finance th...

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