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    Casting News For HBO's Upcoming "Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight"

    He hasn't found his Ali yet, but director Stephen Frears has cast Christopher Plummer and Frank Langella in his upcoming Muhammad Ali film for HBO. 

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    Christopher Plummer & Frank Langella Join Stephen Frears' 'Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight'

    Legendary boxer Muhammad Ali’s remarkable skills as an athlete in the ring, and his larger than life persona outside it, have led to more than few films about his life. Most notably among the litter is Michael Mann’s Will Smith-starring “Ali,” and of course there is subtly ti...

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    Universal Picks Up UK & Scandinavian Rights To Kevin Macdonald's Bob Marley Biopic

    Universal Pictures International Entertainment has picked up U.K. and Scandinavian rights to Academy Award-winner Kevin Macdonald's long-in-development Bob Marley documentary Marley, described as the definitive documentary about legendary musician, from his earliest days, to his rise t...

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    Third World Newsreel Acquires "Audre Lorde - The Berlin Years 1984 to 1992" For March Release + Trailer

    Previously profiled on S&A, and scheduled to make its world premiere in the Panorama Documentary section is Dagmar Shultz's Audre Lorde - The Berlin Years 1984 to 1992 - an untold chapter (the Berlin years) of the late writer, poet and activist, Caribbean child of immigrants from G...

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    Hailee Steinfeld Joins 'Can A Song Save Your Life?' With Mark Ruffalo & Scarlett Johansson

    Hollywood careers don't get off to a much better start. Plucked from obscurity, Hailee Steinfeld was thrust into the spotlight winning the lead role in the Coen Brothers "True Grit" and then wowing everyone by going to toe-to-toe with Jeff Bridges for the entire film. Since then she...

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    'Act of Valor' Soundtrack Features Sugarland, Lady Antebellum, Trace Adkins & Keith Urban

    With the rest of the country often complaining (and often rightfully so) that entertainment is essentially made on two coasts for those living on those two coasts, it'll be interesting to see how Relativity Media's patriotic/jingoistic American counter-terrorism war film "Act ...

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    Indie Distributor Revolver Reveals Snoop Dogg/Wiz Khalifa Stoner Comedy In Its 2012 Release Slate

    Lots being announced at the European Film Market in Berlin this week in case you haven't noticed from all my EFM-related posts...

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    Patton Oswalt Joins 'The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty'

    Known by many network television junkies as Kevin James’ loud mouth cousin on “King of Queens,” and to comedy fans as a self deprecating standup comic whose jokes often favored obscure or nerdy topics, Patton Oswalt has recently emerged as a fine actor following the praise garnered...

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    Russell Crowe May Take The Lead In Jaume Collet-Serra's Dracula Reimagining 'Harker'

    It's good to have options. Last year, when director Jaume Collet-Serra was riding high off the heat of "Unknown," he took a look at a few projects including the long developing remake of "Le Cercle Rouge," he got shortlisted to directed blockbuster sequels "300: Battle O...

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    UPDATES On Brit Amma Asante's Slavery-Set Pic On Life Of Mixed-Race Woman Raised In Aristocratic Family

    About 2 months ago, I profiled black British actor/writer/director/producer Amma Asante's (above) period drama about the trials and tribulations of a mixed-race girl titled Belle, from a script which she co-wrote.

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