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    Neko Case Confirms Appearance On 'Hunger Games' Soundtrack; Listen To Fucked Up's 'Year Of The Tiger' Featuring Jim Jarmusch

    While "Hunger Games" fans implore anyone who'll listen that it's totally different from the "Twilight" franchise, they can't deny that Lionsgate is following the Summit playbook. The marketing rollout is pretty much targeting the exact same demographic in almost the s...

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    Eric Bana & Rebecca Hall Ex-Lovers for Focus/Working Title Thriller; Plus What's Next for Each

    As we announced last week, Focus Features and Working Title have paired Eric Bana ("Hanna," "Munich") and Rebecca Hall ("The Town," "Vicky Cristina Barcelona") for an untitled thriller. If you've missed Bana and Hall, rest assured they both have a few proj...

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    David Seidler Adapting Pushkin's 'Queen of Spades,' Film will Feature Tchaikovsky's Opera

    David Seidler, who wrote the Oscar-winning script for "The King's Speech," is adapting Alexander Pushkin's Russian short story, "Queen of Spades." The project, which has directer Pavel Lungin ("Tsar") attached, will be shopped at Berlin's European Film Market by the Russian Cinema Fund...

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    Wolfe Releasing Acquires Sundance Film Festival's NEXT Selection "Mosquita y Mari"

    Wolfe Releasing has acquired Aurora Guerrero's debut feature "Mosquita y Mari," which was well-received last month in the NEXT sectionat the Sundance Film Festival. The film is a sensitive coming-of-age story about the relationship between two young Latina women in Los Angeles.

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    Amy Adams Is 'An Object Of Beauty' In Adaptation Of Steve Martin's Novel

    Steve Martin: comedy legend, art collector, bluegrass musician and yes, novelist. While his attempts at conquering the literary world likely isn't be the first thing people talk about in regards to his legacy, it's no surprise Hollywood has been paying attention. Martin's novella "Shopgirl" was turn...

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    Ryan Reynolds & Denzel Washington Talk Sociopaths, Black Eyes, The 'Bourne' Influence & Stunt Driving In 'Safe House'

    In "Safe House," a rookie agent named Matt Weston (played by Ryan Reynolds) is the "housekeeper," minding the store for an underutilized CIA safe house, when one day, a "house guest" finally arrives for interrogation. It's not just any house guest either -- it's...

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    Spike Lee's FREE Lecture At Chicago State University Is Tomorrow. Expect "Red Hook Summer" Chatter

    As Sergio already announced a month ago, Spike Lee will be lecturing at the Chicago State University library TOMORROW Wednesday February 8th, from 6-8:30PM... figured I'd remind those of you in Chicago in case you've forgotten.

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    New Pics From 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter' Have A High Body Count

    “The joke is in the title, and then we fully commit to it,” Benjamin Walker told EW about the upcoming "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter," and as the latest new pics from the magazine reveal, there's going to be no holding back on the body count in the movie.

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    Oren Moverman Attached To Direct Turn Of The Century Pic 'The Big Blow'

    Working in Hollywood requires skill, luck and sometimes, a helluva lot of patience. First picked up by Ridley and Tony Scott's Scott Free banner nearly a decade ago, Joe Lansdale's novella "The Big Blow" has been taking a slow and steady path to the big screen. Millard Kaufman (&qu...

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    Short Film "Yom Kippur At WME" Starring J.B. Smoove Gives Career Boost To Writer

    I just learned that the below short film, made by writer Geoff LaTulippe - a short he made for WME's company retreat, starring comedian/action J.B. Smoove - helped Mr LaTulippe close his first directing job at Paramount - an untitled comedy ensemble based on his pitch.

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