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    A Certain Tendency of the Documentary Cinema

    The celebrity-driven nonfiction film has become an unwelcome mainstray of the documentary form recently. Not only is Oscar-winning director Davis Guggenheim ("An Inconvenient Truth") directing commercials for none other than public persona #1 Barack Obama, but a whole slew of pop-docs a...

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    Naomie Harris In Talks To Play Winnie Mandela Opposite Idris Elba's Nelson Mandela In Biopic

    Naomie Harris is reportedly "in talks" to star as Winnie Mandela opposite Idris Elba's as Nelson Mandela in the new biopic announced a few weeks ago.

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    Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu Lines Up True Crime Pic 'Flim-Flam Man: The True Story Of My Father's Counterfeit Life'

    It has been a while since we've heard anything from director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu. His last effort was "Biutiful," the tough drama that earned two Oscar nominations for Best Foreign Film and Best Actor for Javier Bardem. Last summer, momentum seemed to be building around the per...

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    Jake Gyllenhaal Puts The Brakes On 'Motor City'

    It looks like "Motor City" is going to need to refuel. Just one day after the film found a new leading man in Jake Gyllenhaal, it looks like the search will have to start over.

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    Rhys Ifans & Toby Jones To Join Susanne Bier's Adaptation Of Ron Rash's Period-Drama 'Serena'

    Originally set to team Darren Aronofsky and Angelina Jolie, it was back in January that the trio of Susanne Bier, Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper boarded a new iteration of "Serena," the adaptation of Ron Rash's period-drama novel. The project looks to be coming together...

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    Viola Davis To Tackle Barbara Jordan Biopic With Paris Barclay Directing

    I believe this is the 3rd announced project that she's developing via her recently-formed (with her husband) JuVee production company...

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    Tom Hardy To Star In '60s Biker Pic For WB

    Well, that didn't take long. Just one day after Tom Hardy inked a first-look deal over at Warner Bros., he's signed up for a new movie with the studio.

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    Is Adam Curtis the World's Most Important Political Filmmaker? Or Just a Wacko Conspiracy Theorist?

    British TV journalist and filmmaker Adam Curtis, director of "The Power of Nightmares," is currently receiving a retrospective at New York galley e-flux, and if you haven't heard of this most essential documentarian, now's your chance to see his dizzyingly paranoid, and highly a...

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    Jeremy Renner, Javier Bardem & Natalie Portman In Early Negotiations To Join Michael Fassbender In Ridley Scott's 'The Counselor'

    Ever since its surprise announcement a month or so back, "The Counselor," the first script written directly for the screen by Pulitzer Prize-winner Cormac McCarthy, author of "No Country For Old Men" and "The Road," has been one of the hottest projects in Hollywood. Swi...

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    'Moonrise Kingdom' To Open The 65th Cannes Film Festival

    With the Cannes Film Festival now just two months away, we'll soon be getting a flurry of news about both the film and filmmakers headed to the Croisette. But to get things rolling, one film that we figured would make an apperance, has been confirmed.

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