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    David Wain Promises A "Bizarro Cut" Of 'Wanderlust' On The DVD, Made Up Completely Of Alternate Lines & Jokes

    There's a clear message that David Wain wants to send with "Wanderlust": he will move you. In fact, he'll even massage your head if you're in the aisle of a screening, as he did yesterday as a part of Film Comment Selects at Lincoln Center in New York City (seriously, the autho...

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    Emayatzy Corinealdi (Star Of Ava DuVernay's Sundance 2012 Hit "Middle Of Nowhere") Signs With ICM

    Not normally the kind of news we'd report here, but...

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    Dwayne Johnson To Get Oiled Up As 'Hercules' For Brett Ratner

    With Brett Ratner already on the comeback path/apology tour with a bunch of smaller gigs including directing a TV pilot, a Jennifer Lopez video and a GLAAD campaign, it looks like his return behind the camera will be (shocker!) another big studio tentpole, with a rising franchise action hero looking...

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    Dwayne Johnson In Talks To Play Hercules In Brett Ratner-Directed Epic

    This from Variety just moments ago:

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    Harold Perrineau, Toni Trucks Casting News (Bigelow's "Bin Laden" Movie + CBS Drama Pilot)

    Some more casting news announcements today...

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    Don't Speak! Woody Allen Bringing 'Bullets Over Broadway' To Broadway As A Musical In 2013

    "I always try and be a great playwright every few years and it never happens for me," Woody Allen told Dick Cavett over the weekend in a chat at 92Y in New York City. And he's going to give the boards another try, as his long-gestating musical adaptation of one of his best comedies, &q...

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    'Skyfall' Heading to IMAX

    To ring in the 50th anniversary of the 007 franchise, Bond 23 "Skyfall" will release in IMAX theaters simultaneously with the film's international release on October 26th, 2012. James Bond fans will be able to absorb Daniel Craig's rippling physique projected larger-than-life.

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    New Directors/New Films 2012 Opens With 'Where Do We Go Now,' Adds Horror, Family, Kubrick to Full Line-Up

    The Film Society of Lincoln Center and The Museum of Modern Art have unveiled the 2012 lineup for the 41st New Directors/New Films festival, running March 21–April 1. The festival will showcase 29 features and 12 shorts, hailing from 28 countries.

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    Director Pierre Bagley Finally Speaks On "From The Rough" Release Problems (Taraji P Henson Stars)

    Well... I was scheduled to chat with the director of the film Pierre Bagley on Monday morning, but after listening to this, I suppose there isn't much need to now.

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    Indies React to Tugg, Which Lets You Choose What Will Play at Your Movie Theater, Adds 'Tree of Life' and 'Bullhead' to Roster

    New startup Tugg, launched Wednesday, lets audiences choose what will screen at their local multiplex. We polled several indie exhibitors and distribs for feedback (below).

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