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    Broadway Star Nina Arianda Joins Director Sean Durkin for Janis Joplin Biopic

    Janis Joplin is getting the big screen treatment and will be brought to life through Tony Award winning actress Nina Arianda (she won for "Venus in Fur"). "Martha Marcy May Marlene" director Sean Durkin will helm the project, which is scheduled to begin in early 2013. Producer Peter Newman & co. hav...

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    Watch: Touching Trailer for Award-Winning Documentary 'Planet of Snail'

    Seung-Jun Yi's documentary "Planet of Snail" has been making waves on the festival circuit this year and last by nabbing awards at both The International Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam and at Silverdocs.  The film tells the love story between a South Korean blind and deaf ...

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    New In Theaters this Weekend: 'The Obama Effect' (Charles Dutton, Vanessa Calloway, Megan Good)

    It's titled The Obama Effect, directed by Charles S. Dutton (he also stars it by the way), and co-stars Vanessa Bell Calloway, Katt Williams, Megan Good, Wesley Jonathan and Glynn Turman.

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    Trent Reznor Composes Theme Song To Video Game 'Call Of Duty: Black Ops II'

    It was just earlier today that we were talking about how the line between movies and videogames is getting more and more blurred, and then there's this bit of news. Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor, who has already won acclaim for teaming with Atticus Ross to score the founding of Facebook ...

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    Will Yun Lee to Play Villainous Silver Samurai Opposite Hugh Jackman's 'Wolverine'

    Hugh Jackman has a villain for Fox's "X-Men" prequel, "Wolverine." Will Yun Lee will play Kenuichio Harada, a.k.a. the Silver Samurai for those of you that follow the Marvel comic.

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    Third Seasons for HBO's 'Boardwalk Empire' & 'Treme' Begin in September

    HBO has picked up both Terence Winter's "Boardwalk Empire" and David Simon's "Treme" for third seasons.

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    Welcome to Kerensa Cadenas

    I just wanted to throw out the big welcome mat to Kerensa Cadenas, the new intern at Women and Hollywood.

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    'Hoop Dreams' & 'The Interrupters' Director Steve James Tackles 'Generation Food' Next

    We certainly didn’t hide our love for documentarian Steve James’ film, “The Interrupters,” in 2011 – it was mentioned on at least one Playlist member's best of 2011 list coverages and we were a little bummed it didn’t receive any Oscar love – and his 199...

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    Sony Picks Up Neil LaBute's Agatha Christie Adaptation 'Crooked House'; Film Looks To Be Recasting

    It’s been a little over a year now since we heard that Neil LaBute was set to direct an adaptation of famed mystery writer Agatha Christie’s “Crooked House,” which he would be bringing to life from a script he co-wrote with Academy Award-winning “Gosford Park” wri...

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    Drafthouse Films Partners with Distrify for 'Klown,' Maximizes Profits Through Incentivized Sharing

    The Alamo Drafthouse's distribution arm Drafthouse Films announces their partnership with digital distribution platform Distrify, which allows viewers to share content via a direct purchase link. Drafthouse's canoe comedy "Klown," from Danish director Mikkel Nørgaard...

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