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    Kenya: "Soul Boy" Director's 2nd Feature Project ("Djin") Selected For Rotterdam's Co-Production Market, CineMart

    Amongst the 36 projects selected for Rotterdam’s 29th co-production market CineMart, which was announced today, is the second feature by Kenyan filmmaker Hawa Essuman, whose first film, Soul Boy, was produced by Tom Tykwer, and toured the film festival circuit in 2010 and 2011.

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    'Arrested Development' Creator Mitch Hurwitz Helping Peter Serafinowicz Write The Brian Butterfield Movie

    Much to our surprise, one of the most popular stories we've run in the last few months was the news from the comedian Peter Serafinowicz that he was working on a film featuring his cult creation Brian Butterfield, an obese, incompetent middle-aged man who seems to botch everything he turns his h...

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    New On DVD: Zoe Saldana In "Colombiana"

    Just in time for Christmas, the Olivier Megaton-directed action thriller Colombiana, which stars Zoe Saldana and Lenny James, will be released on Blu-Ray and DVD tomorrow.

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    The Round-Up With The 'Dragon Tattoo': David Fincher & The Cast On Charlie Rose, A New TV Spot & More

    With "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” opening a day early (the first public screenings are on Tuesday December 20th at 7pm), the press machine is in full gear, getting the word out on this (second) adaptation of the world-wide bestseller.

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    Viola Davis Drama "Still I Rise" Gets A New Title & Official Release Date

    One upcoming Viola Davis film that was announced in the spring and that we haven't heard much or written about since that announcement got a title change; and maybe that explains why my Google alerts setup hasn't notified me of any new developments with the film because I didn't kno...

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    Screenwriter John Logan Says Sam Mendes' Bond Film 'Skyfall' Will Be A "Standalone Piece"

    John Logan, screenwriter of “Hugo” and “Coriolanus,” confirmed to The Playlist that “Skyfall,” the upcoming James Bond film to be directed by Sam Mendes, will not continue the same story that Martin Campbell started with “Casino Royale” and Marc Forster expanded in “A Quantum Of Solace.” “It’s stand...

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    Mario Van Peebles, Carl Weathers Board "Battleship" Rip-Off Titled "American Battleship"

    Scheduled to be released on home video just before the big screen Battleship will open in theaters... Mario Van Peebles and Carl "Action Jackson" Weathers will star in what is essentially a rip-off of the big screen Battleship movie, titled American Battelship. 

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    Robert Pattinson's In The Back Seat In New Promo Banner For David Cronenberg's Don DeLillo Adaptation 'Cosmopolis'

    How do you create enormous internet buzz around a difficult literary adaptation, from a maverick filmmaker best known for his controversial, taboo-pushing work? Well, that's simple; you cast Robert Pattinson, hearthrob for pre-teens and housewives alike, and star of the gigantic "Twilight" franchise...

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    James Patterson Talks "Alex Cross"; Says Tyler Perry Will Shock Us; Calls Him "Method Actor;" Better Than Morgan...

    No better way to start the work week than with a Tyler Perry post :)

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    Black List Winner Graham Moore To Adapt 'The Devil In The White City' For Leonardo DiCaprio To Star

    Erik Larson's non-fiction tome "The Devil in the White City" was something of a phenomenon when released in 2003, winning a shelf-full of prizes and topping best-seller lists, and it's no suprise that movie-rights were snapped up quickly. Tracking the parallel lives of Daniel H. Bu...

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