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    Julie Dash's 1970s-Set Drama 'Tupelo 77' Gets A Boost - Selected For International Financing Forum

    I'm pleased to see that this project is still very much alive! We've been tracking it for a little while, but there hasn't been much movement - at least, movement made public that we've been privy to.

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    Ryan Gosling Lines Up Directorial Debut 'How To Catch A Monster,' Christina Hendricks Will Star

    That Ryan Gosling has had ambitions to direct is hardly a surprise. He once kicked the tires on a remake of the 1980 Taylor Hackford film “The Idolmaker," and at TIFF last year he plainly stated his intentions. “I wanted to work with George Clooney [on 'Ides Of March'] because he’s an actor turned d...

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    Joss Whedon to Write, Direct Marvel World S.H.I.E.L.D. Pilot for ABC

    Joss Whedon and "Avengers" fans everywhere rejoice: ABC has ordered a "S.H.I.E.L.D." pilot from the "Buffy" scribe which will focus on the secretive military cum-police force of the Avengers universe. Whedon will direct, pending his schedule, and will co-write the pilot along with Jed Whedon and Ma...

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    Watch: Raunchy Red Band Trailer For 'The To Do List' Starring Aubrey Plaza

    Handjob, blowjob, rimjob, cunnilingus...no, this isn't about the nominees at the next AVN awards, but is instead just a few of the items you'll find on Aubrey Plaza's (character's) list in the naughty comedy, "The To Do List." And seemingly out of nowhere, the movie now has a release date and a bran...

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    Ryan Gosling To Make 'Monster' Directorial Debut With Christina Hendricks

    Ryan Gosling is making his directorial debut with "How To Catch a Monster," it was announced today. The film -- produced by Marc Platt and Adam Siegel on behalf of Marc Platt Productions -- will be based on an original screenplay by Gosling, and star his "Drive" co-star Christina...

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    Acclaimed Nigerian Filmmaker Akin Omotoso ('Man On Ground') Preps 'Night Has Fallen' Next

    Acclaimed Nigerian Filmmaker Akin Omotoso ('Man On Ground') Preps 'Night Has Fallen' Next

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    Jon Voight is in Tampa this week at the Republican National Convention, and the actor--who's never been afraid to speak his mind politically--seems set to share his thoughts about the country with anyone who'll listen.

    Actor Jon Voight is in Tampa this week at the Republican National Convention, and the Oscar-winner ("Coming Home)--who's never been afraid to speak his mind politically, penning a 2008 opinion piece against then-candidate Barack Obama and appearing in a video at the 2008 Republican conventi...

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    Barry Pepper, Michael Sheen & Amanda Peet Also Cut From Terrence Malick's 'To The Wonder'

    Following yesterday's news that Rachel Weisz had been dropped from Terrence Malick's upcoming "To the Wonder," in sorta obvious news, it has now been confirmed that Barry Pepper, Michael Sheen and Amanda Peet have also had their parts sliced out of the film.

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    James Bond Turns 50, Throws Worldwide Party (VIDEO)

    Mark your calendars: this year, October 5 will be Global James Bond Day in honor of 50th anniversary of the the famous MI6 agent's film debut. "Dr. No", the first Bond film, premiered on October 5, 1962, and Albert Broccoli's EON Productions (the company behind the Bond films from...

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    Exclusive: Trailer For Omnibus 'Tbilisi, My City' Featuring Malcolm McDowell, Ron Perlman & More

    With Paris and New York City getting auteur-driven portraits with "Paris, je t'aime" and "New York, I Love You," those movies have inspired producers and filmmakers from around the world to develop their own city-driven projects. And while omnibus films have been percolating in places like Rio, Shan...

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