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    Diego Luna Directs Michael Pena, America Ferrera, Rosario Dawson In Cesar Chavez Biopic

    I recall when this was first announced 2 years ago, in 2010, when it was made public that life rights to make a biopic about civil-rights activist and labor organizer Cesar Chavez had been optioned, with Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna's Mexico-based Canana Films, producing the film.

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    4 New Images From Disney's 'Wreck-It Ralph' Plus Footage From The Tie-In Arcade Game

    We gotta say, the concept for this is pretty clever. While studios are bending over backward to try and find popular video games to turn into movies (see the recent movement on "Need For Speed"), the folks over at Disney are celebrating the medium itself with their forthcoming "Wreck-...

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    Ryan Coogler And Jonas Carpignano Signed By WME, Prepping To Shoot Feature Debuts This Year

    Congrats to Ryan Coogler and Jonas Carpignano, who were both signed by top talent agency William Morris Endeavor (WME); Dee Rees, Pariah, is also a recently-signed client.

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    California's ArcLight Premium Movie Theater Expanding to Bethesda, Maryland

    Cinephiles in Bethesda, Maryland eager for quality-controlled projection, no commercials, quality food and, yes, slightly higher ticket prices will find their new home in 2014, when California's premier theater chain, ArcLight Cinemas, sets up its first theater outside of the Golden State.

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    Barry Diller Gives $30 Million to Motion Picture & Television Fund

    Barry Diller Gives $30 Million to Motion Picture & Television Fund

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    Rebecca Hall Enters 'A Promise' Period Romance with French Helmer Patrice Leconte

    French director Patrice Leconte ("The Widow of St. Pierre") will direct Rebecca Hall in "A Promise," his first English language film. The romantic drama, set in Germany just prior to World War I, is adapted from Stefan Zweig's novella "Journey to the Past." The stor...

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    Participant Media Grabs North American Rights to Diego Luna's Cesar E. Chavez Biopic

    Participant Media has acquired all North American rights to the biographical drama “Chavez,” directed by Diego Luna and starring Michael Peña as labor organizer Cesar E. Chavez. The Canana Films project is currently filming in Sonora, Mexico.

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    Watch: Channing Tatum Has Moves Like Jagger In 4 TV Spots For 'Magic Mike' Plus New Poster For The Film

    Aside from the smash hit "The Vow" (which also happened to star Channing Tatum) there hasn't been much variety for the ladies who don't necessarily want to see to see superheroes, crude comedy or lots of explosions. But the promise of romance, comedy and yes, lots of attractive men...

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    What Did We Just Watch?: Bonkers NSFW Video For The Flaming Lips & Erykah Badu's "The First Time I Ever Saw Your Face"

    Musician Erykah Badu is certainly no stranger to controversy, and the psychedelic rock quartert The Flaming Lips are certainly no strangers to being, well, strange. So perhaps it’s not surprising that the mixture of the two would make for an entirely unwholesome blend of the odd and gratuitous...

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    Will The 'X-Men: First Class' Sequel Be Based On The 'Days Of Future Past' Storyline?

    Well, all of this year's comic book movies are pretty much squared away, with "The Amazing Spider-Man" and "The Dark Knight Rises" hitting theaters in the next month or so, we can now turn our attention to what's on the horizon, and early next year Matthew Vaughn will re-...

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