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    Former 'Sons Of Anarchy' Star Taylor Sheridan Sells Spec Script 'Comancheria'; Peter Berg Eyeing As Directorial Vehicle

    What's in the water over at FX's biker-drama "Sons Of Anarchy"? First, star Charlie Hunnam sells a spec script based on Vlad The Impaler -- which, last we heard, was being rewritten by James Gray for Anthony Mandler to direct -- and now former co-star Taylor Sheridan (who play...

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    James Corden In Talks To Play Reality Show Opera Star Paul Potts In 'Devil Wears Prada' Director David Frankel's 'One Chance'

    British actor James Corden is the toast of Broadway at the moment. The 33-year-old, got his start in Mike Leigh's "All Or Nothing" and in the stage and film versions of Alan Bennett's "The History Boys," and became a household name in the U.K. after co-writing and starrin...

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    Ben Wheatley's 'Sightseers' Will Reportedly Premiere At The Cannes Director's Fortnight

    Yesterday brought a bounty of good news to anyone headed to the Cannes Film Festival next month. An impressive slate of films were unveiled in what is shaping up to be a helluva strong lineup and it looks like there will be some enticing titles unspooling off the Croisette as well.

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    Toni Collette Joins Jennifer Aniston in 'Miss You Already' & Pierce Brosnan In 'The Long Way Down'

    Toni Collette is deservedly on a roll, adding two more roles to his busy schedule after already booking a gig earlier this week opposite Steve Carell in "The Way, Way Back," the directorial debut for "The Descendants" screenwriters Jim Rash and Nat Faxon. Joining Jennifer Aniston, Collete is looking...

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    Mark Wahlberg Plans To Help Make You Look Beautiful in 'Avon Man'

    Mark Wahlberg is loading up his schedule with almost every movie currently in development in Hollywood, sometimes even calling up studios to ask if he can make another movie of his choosing. Wahlberg will be seen next in the comedy "Ted," followed by the drama "Broken City" opposite Russell Crowe an...

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    Watch Compilation From Wendell Pierce-Produced, "Raisin In The Sun"-Inspired Drama "Clybourne Park" (Opens Today)

    A new Broadway show we've previously covered, opened TONIGHT after about 2 weeks in previews. And thankfully, I'll get to see it tomorrow actually, Friday night, thanks to the assistance of Mr Wendell Pierce who is one of the show's producers. Looking forward to it! I have...

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    Why Lionsgate Picked 'Water for Elephants' Director Francis Lawrence for 'Hunger Games'

    If Lionsgate goes with Francis Lawrence to replace Gary Ross for 'Hunger Games' sequel "Catching Fire," it's because he was the best they could get. The reason why Ross left "The Hunger Games" is that any director wants to know going into a movie that they will come out ahead. That was impossible, h...

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    It Looks Like Francis Lawrence Is Going To Direct 'Catching Fire'; Tomas Alfredson, Joe Cornish, Duncan Jones & Cary Fukunaga Were Also Shortlisted

    ...and then there was one. The hunt for the director to take the helm of "Catching Fire" looks to be nearing an end. Just a couple days after we reported that Francis Lawrence and Bennett Miller were in the hunt for the job, it now looks like Lionsgate has decided on their man.

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    Phylicia Rashad, Mekhi Phifer Are Mother & Son in Kenny Leon-Directed Play "Guess Who's Coming To Dinner"

    Phylicia Rashad, Mekhi Phifer Are Mother & Son in Kenny Leon-Directed Play "Guess Who's Coming To Dinner"

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    Trailer For Brit Urban Action/Drama "Victim" Surfaces (Ashley Chin, Ashley Madekwe, David Harewood)

    Roughly 3 months after its world premiere at the Raindance Film Festival last October in London, British action/drama Victim, which stars Ashley Chin, Ashley Madekwe, Jason Maza, Adam Deacon, David Harewood and others, was acquired for UK distribution and international sales by Kaleidoscope Entertai...

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