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    Chiwetel Ejiofor, Thandie Newton On Board For Screen Adaptation of Ngozi Adichie's "Half Of A Yellow Sun"

    Screen Daily is reporting that actress Thandie Newton has signed on to co-star in the upcoming Nigeria-set screen adaptation of author Ngozi Adichie’s novel Half Of A Yellow Sun.

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    First Look At 'Kill List' Director Ben Wheatley's 'Sightseers'

    While Ben Wheatley’s grim and disturbing “Kill List” isn't exactly an awards season kind of movie (though it did earn some nods from the British Independent Film Awards) this low-key British thriller has propelled the director onto many cinephile lists of rising directors to wa...

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    Joe Carnahan Says 'The Grey' Will Head Back To Theaters For An Oscar Qualifying Run In October

    Writer/director Joe Carnahan has no regrets. The twists and turns many up-and-coming directors face during their first brush with a big budget studio project could leave anyone bitter and jaded. Instead, Carnahan took his ill-fated experiences on “Mission: Impossible III” (which was ultimately direc...

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    Emma Roberts & 'Submarine' Star Craig Roberts To Star In 'I Am My Family Secret'

    She’s from New York City, the niece of one of the world’s most recognizable actresses, and has been on the big screen since she was ten years old. He’s from (the considerably less glamorous) Maesycwmmer, Wales, and made his feature film debut as recently as 2010. So, on the surface...

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    Chiwetel Ejiofor, Dominic Cooper & Thandie Newton To Star In Adaptation Of Bestseller 'Half Of A Yellow Sun'

    It's not been documented much abroad, but Nigeria has one of the most vibrant, active film scenes in the world; over the last couple of decades, it's overtaken the United States to become the nation that produces the second largest quantities of film per year, behind only India. And while th...

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    'The Crow' Remake Flies Again With Director F. Javier Gutierrez & Writer Jesse Wigutow

    Until very recently, the long-gestated remake of the 1994 cult hit "The Crow" looked to all intents and purposes like it was dead and buried, with Relativity Media and The Weinstein Company locked in a legal battle over the distribution rights to any potential reboot. But like it’s t...

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    Sundance Institute Selects Four to Receive the $10,000 Mahindra Global Filmmaking Award

    Filmmakers from South Africa, Australia, Chile and India have been selected to receive the 2012 Sundance Institute's Mahindra Global Filmmaking Award.

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    Annapurna Pictures Drops Out Of 'Side Effects' Over Casting; Potential Options Emerge, While Catherine Zeta-Jones Joins Cast

    Well, that was quick. Just one week after announcing it had signed on with Open Road, the distributors of the film, to co-finance Steven Soderbergh’s psychological thriller, “Side Effects,” Megan Ellison’s Annapurna pictures has backed out of the project (however, Open Road i...

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    Box Office Be Damned: For Buyers, Optimism Rules at Sundance 2012

    For most of last year’s Sundance titles, box office receipts ranged from modest to dreadful. However, to look at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival acquisitions market, prior performance is not an indication of future results.

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    Focus Acquires Raunchy Comedy 'For a Good Time, Call...'

    Focus Features made its first buy at Sundance today, paying some $2 million to beat out rival bidders to acquire worldwide rights to first-time director Jamie Travis's "For a Good Time, Call..." The film, which had its world premiere this week in Park City, is a timely comedy about two young women ...

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