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    WTF: Juliette Lewis To Star In 'Nights Of Cabiria' Remake 'The Days Of Mary'

    So, you might remember that a couple of years ago it was revealed that "Precious" director Lee Daniels was attached to direct a remake of Federico Fellini's classic "Nights Of Cabiria." Well, thankfully, that never came to pass, but guess what, this car crash of a bad idea is...

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    Nick Cannon To Make Big Screen Directorial Debut w/ "School Dance" (Compared To "Friday," "House Party")

    Renaissance man Nick Cannon is set to make his big screen feature film directorial debut in a coming-of-age dramedy for Lionsgate titled School Dance.

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    Academy Boosts Film Preservation with Film-to-Film Initiative

    In a welcome move in response to the takeover of digital technology and the reduced availability of film stock, the Academy is extending the reach of their film preservation efforts. Their $2 million Film-To-Film project will accelerate the work of their Academy Film Archive to both acquire and crea...

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    Imelda Staunton, Miranda Richardson, Sam Riley & Lesley Manville Join 'Maleficent' With Angelina Jolie

    With cameras set to roll this summer, "Maleficent" is moving fast, and after adding Sharlto Copley last week, it has bolstered the cast with some more, mostly British names. 

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    'Catfish' Duo Joost & Schulman Tackle 'Monkey Wrench Gang' Adaptation with 'Bona Fide Stupidity'

    "The Monkey Wrench Gang," an adaptation of the 1975 Edward Abbey novel, will be written and directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman (the pair behind "Catfish," "Paranormal Activity 3" and the upcoming "Paranormal Activity 4"). Edward Pressman will produce w...

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    Jessica Chastain Passes On 'Iron Man 3'

    Just when it seemed our fave redhead Jessica Chastain was making a play for a big franchise movie, it looks like her ever busy schedule is keeping her out. That's right -- Jessica Chastain has turned down a movie.

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    Hollywood Wiretap Merges with Baseline's Studio System

    Like most Hollywood professionals, I rely on Hollywood.com's Hollywood Wiretap for weekday links to the latest top news via its website and newsletter updates. Monday, Wiretap's Paris-based editor-in-chief Nancy Tartaglione announced that Wiretap and Baseline database Studio System are merging to fo...

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    New Images Of Chloe Moretz, Blake Lively, Eddie Redmayne & More In 'Hick'

    Not really feeling "Dark Shadows" or "The Avengers" at the multiplex next weekend? Feel like staying home instead and not dealing with hassle, hustle and bustle of a busy weekend audience? Well, you'll have an option on VOD with "Hick" (which is also opening in limi...

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    Good-looking Lineup For BAMcinématek's FilmAfrica 2012 Edition ("Come Back, Africa," "Relentless," More)

    We've written about most of these titles - and continue to do so with successive screening events, because these are films you really need to see if you haven't yet.

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    Shaunie O'Neal Sets Record Straight On "Basketball Wives"-Inspired Movie: "It's Nothing Like The TV Show At All"

    Many of you weren't too thrilled with last week's news that Fox Searchlight had picked up a Basketball Wives-inspired pitch from producer Tracey Edmonds and Shaunie O'Neal (ex-wife of Shaquille O'Neal), that will be penned by Jum...

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