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    Charlie Kaufman Pens Stop-Motion Animated Film 'Anomalisa,' 'Community' Creator Dan Harmon Exec-Producing

    Charlie Kaufman might be having some issues getting his next directorial effort, "Frank Or Francis," up and running, but he's not exactly lacking for work. The writer of "Adaptation" and "Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind" is adapting young-adult novel "The Knife Of Letting Go" for Lionsgate, an...

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    Olivia Wilde, Ron Livingston & Jake Johnson Join Joe Swanberg's 'Drinking Buddies'

    Following in the footsteps of micro-budgeted filmmakers like the Duplass Brothers, American independent filmmaker and actor Joe Swanberg looks like he's going Hollywood for his next project. And or, at the very least, the mumblecore-y director/writer/thespian has scored himself a prett...

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    Watch: New International 'Gangster Squad' Trailer & New Photos

    Which do you want first, the good news or the bad news? Let's start with the bad first. The new international trailer for Warner Bros.' "Gangster Squad" has arrived and it is an entire minute shorter than the two and a half minute original trailer and offers almost zero new fo...

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    The Social Network Team to Produce Fifty Shades of Grey

    Universal Pictures and Focus Features have picked The Social Network producers Michael De Luca and Dana Brunetti to shepherd E.L. James’ huge bestseller Fifty Shades of Grey to the big screen.

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    Dada Films/Required Viewing Snag Rights To Olympic Rowing Romance 'Backwards'

    Dada Films and its sister company, Required Viewing, have acquired U.S. theatrical distribution rights to Sarah Megan Thomas' "Backwards." The film opens on September 21, 2012.

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    Kirsten Dunst Joins Viggo Mortensen and Oscar Isaac In 'Two Faces Of January'

    While you never know how a movie will turn out, even with the best talent involved, when they recieve the type of ingredients that are being stirred for "Two Faces of January" it's hard not get excited. Already boasting two excellent leads in Viggo Mortensen and Oscar Isaac, another gr...

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    14-Film Series Celebrating Jamaica’s 50th Anniversary Of Nation’s Independence At BAMcinématek

    Wonderful news for you New Yorkers (a group I happily belong to), from restorations of the old, to premieres of the new. What'chou know 'bout Jamaican cinema?

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    Tony Winner & New Janis Joplin Nina Arianda Joins 'The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby: Hers' With Jessica Chastain

    Nina Arianda is having a good week. While you may not know her name just yet, her face will soon start becoming quite familiar. Already earning attention thanks to a Tony award for her performance in "Venus In Fur," the rising actress recently landed the lead role in "Janis," the...

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    Ice Cube's 'Ride Along' Resuscitated With Kevin Hart, Tim Story, Will Packer Jumping On-board

    A long road for this project, which we first reported on in 2009, on the old S&A site.

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    Watch: The Trailer For Mike Birbiglia’s Sundance-Celebrated 'Sleepwalk With Me'

    A little bit meta, melancholy and yes, funny, "Sleepwalk With Me" has been building a quiet storm of buzz ever since it premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January, and earned more praise in Texas at SXSW. And arriving at the end of the summer, it will serve as a nice way to wash ou...

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