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    Jennifer Lawrence To Star In Adaptation Of Jeanette Walls' 'Glass Castle: A Memoir'

    How do you keep your franchise star happy and in house? Pick up a project to develop for them -- and if it's based on a critically acclaimed, best-selling book then all the better.

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    Tribeca: 'Freaky Deaky' Star Michael Jai White Says 'Black Dynamite 2' Will Shoot At The End of The Year

    The adaptation of Elmore Leonard's "Freaky Deaky" boasts an impressive cast of colorful characters, including Andy Dick, Christian Slater, Billy Burke and Crispin Glover. However, action fans will spot one surprising name: Michael Jai White, who steals the film as two-timing bodyg...

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    An Old, Old Wooden Ship: Adam McKay Says 'Anchorman 2' Will Deal With Diversity & Feature Another Gang Fight

    "We've done about two per cent! Half a per cent? We've got five pages of story notes and chunks of story. We're holing up writing for the next three months," Adam McKay tells Empire about the development of the "Anchorman 2" script. And while there is still ...

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    Watch: No One Knows Gamma Radiation Like Bruce Banner In Yet Another Clip From 'The Avengers'

    If early reviews are any indication -- including our own -- "The Avengers" is the greatest summer blockbuster to come along in ages. And while many other on the Playlist staff are equally effusive in their praise surrounding the superhero smash-up, this writer remains cautious. The numerou...

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    'Elena,' 'City of the Caesars' Among TFI Latin America Media Arts Fund Winners

    The Tribeca Film Institute announced four films as winners of the TFI Latin America Media Arts Fund this weekend. The films include Francisco Hervé's "City of the Caesars," Claudio Araya Silva's "Cuando los Muertos Estan Mas Secos," Ana Petra Costa's "Elen...

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    UniFrance Launches Free Trilingual French Cinema App

    C’est magnifique! UniFrance Films has launched a free iPhone app devoted to French cinema called le cinéma français.

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    Funding Boost For Katie Mark’s "Street Girls" (On The Lives of 3 Girls Working As Prostitutes In Nigeria)

    Katie Mark’s feature documentary titled Street Girls, described as providing "intimate insight into the lives of three girls working as prostitutes in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja," has been awarded a Story Development Award and a £10,000 grant (or about $16,00...

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    Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje's Autobiographical Sundance Labs Project "Farming" Gets Early Funding Boost

    As already noted a week ago on this site, a reading of British actor Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje's feature screenplay titled Farming, will happen at the first-ever Sundance London Film Festival, this Friday, April 27th.

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    Robert Redford Presents on the Sundance Channel; Curated Indie Series to Begin with 'The Crucible'

    The Sundance Channel will feature a series of indie films curated and introduced by creative director Robert Redford.

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    Contest: Win Limited Edition Gatefold Style 'The Innkeepers' BluRay Packages Signed By Ti West & More

    Ti West has been winning over horror fans with his films that borrow from the classic entries in the genre of the past, while pushing the envelope forward at the same time. And for many, his latest effort "The Innkeepers" found him at the peak of his powers. Making waves on the festival ci...

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