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    Aretha Franklin Biopic Apparently Has Director & Financing + Its Official Title & Her Dream Cast

    Well, good luck to her! This biopic of hers has been "in development" for sometime now, and we've documented every major progression, most notably the casting kerfuffle between her and Halle Berry (she said Halle was a shoe-in to play Aretha Franklin in the film; Halle said, I don'...

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    'Gossip Girl' Star Aaron Tveit Lands Role Of Enjolras In Tom Hooper's 'Les Miserables'

    It might still be coming together, but the cast of the long-awaited film version of "Les Miserables," directed by "The King's Speech"'s Oscar winning director Tom Hooper, is what can politely be described as 'eclectic.' Two burly Australian leading men, Hugh Jackm...

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    Watch Jasmine Guy In Clip & Trailer For Indie Drama "October Baby" (In Theaters March)

    This title is new to me, even though it's scheduled for limited theatrical release on March 23rd, not-so-long from now.

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    Pulitzer-Prize Winner Cormac McCarthy Sells His First Spec Script: 'The Counselor'

    Cormac McCarthy, the Pulitzer-prize winning author of "The Road" and "No Country for Old Men," has sold his first spec script.

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    'Bridesmaids' Star Chris O'Dowd, 'The Guard' Director John Michael McDonagh Up for IFTA Rising Star Award

    Nominations for the Irish Film and Television Academy 2012 Rising Star Award have been announced.

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    Screenwriter John Logan Talks Writing 'Coriolanus' With Swagger & Dreaming Up The World Of 'Hugo'

    It’s no small thing to collaborate with Gore Verbinski, Martin Scorsese or Ralph Fiennes. But to work with all three in the same year, on separate projects, is a truly remarkable accomplishment. And that’s exactly what screenwriter John Logan did in 2011, crafting screenplays for “...

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    Sloan Foundation Teams Up with Coolidge Corner Theatre to Expand Science on Screen Program

    New York's Alfred P. Sloan Foundation announced yesterday that it had awarded a two-year grant of over $460,000 to the Coolidge Corner Theatre to expand the Science on Screen program, which pairs feature and documentary films with live presentations by scientists and technologists.

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    Watch: Rebecca Hall & Bruce Willis Have A Sunset Strip Singalong In First Clip From Stephen Frears' 'Lay The Favorite'

    Many rock stars want to be actors, despite having no real capacity for it, while conversely, many actors would like to be singers, again, without necessarily having the ability to carry a tune. Among them is Bruce Willis, who inexplicably had a successful album, "The Return of Bruno," in t...

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    "Dog Jack" Coming Out On DVD Jan. 31

    The Civil War-set, independently made, family drama Dog Jack will be released on DVD on Jan. 31st through Screen Media Films, and the following month expanding into Video On Demand as well/.

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    Watch 7 Minutes Of Russ Parr's "The Under Shepherd" Starring Isaiah Washington + Official Synopsis

    Out initial profile of this film last fall sparked quite a frenzy in the comments section - so much that the director Russ Parr and star Isaiah Washington, both jumped into the conversation to challenge primarily the naysayers. 

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