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    Isaach de Bankole & David Wilmot Join John Michael McDonagh's 'Calvary'

    If you managed to catch John Michael McDonagh's "The Guard" last year, you'll surely agree that it was right up there with "Bridesmaids" in contention for the title of The Funniest Film of 2011. And here's something we don't say very often, but let's give the ...

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    'Jane Eyre' Screenwriter Moira Buffini To Adapt Erin Morgenstern's Bestseller 'The Night Circus' For 'Harry Potter' Producer David Heyman

    Few producers can claim to have the track record of David Heyman. The son of veteran producers John and Norma Heyman, he was behind a couple of projects in the 1990s -- Tupac Shakur vehicle "Juice" and underrated cannibal tale "Ravenous" among them -- but came to fame as the smar...

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    Watch: 4 Wild Clips From 'Project X'

    While advanced word on the quality of the Todd Phillips-produced party flick “Project X” has been a bit quiet so far, after two enticing trailers and with a creative team that includes music video director Nima Nourizadeh and “Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World” screenwriter Mi...

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    African Viewers Allowed To Vote For The First Time In 2012 Kids Choice Awards, Hosted By Will Smith

    When the open-period for voting on the 2012 Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards commences on March 1, that network's African viewers-- for the first time in the event's 25-year history-- will be included in the process, reports Screen Africa.

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    Dominic Cooper & Karoline Herfurth Join Brian De Palma's 'Passion'

    After a few stalled efforts and possible projects that didn't quite get moving, Brian De Palma's "Passion" is going full steam ahead, and it looks like it could be his starriest outing since "The Black Dahlia." The film, a loose remake of Alain Corneau's "Love Cr...

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    Jennifer Ehle & Nash Edgerton Will Hunt Osama Bin Laden With Kathryn Bigelow

    If Osama Bin Laden weren't already dead, we might fear for his safety purely based on the strength of the cast Kathryn Bigelow is assembling for her (still untitled) "Kill Bin Laden" flick. Oscar winner Mark Boal ("The Hurt Locker") wrote the script and Joel Edgerton and Jess...

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    Watch: First Video Blog For Latest James Bond Flick 'Skyfall' Arrives, Is Mostly Footage Of Sam Mendes Looking At Things

    Bond is back. Again. With the MGM financial situation sorted, production on the 23rd official film to feature Ian Fleming's super spy, and the third to star Daniel Craig in the role, got underway late last year, but as ever the security around "Skyfall" has been airtight. We know the c...

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    'The Island President' Profiles Maldives' Ex-President Nasheed's Fight to Save Drowning Country

    "The Island President," director Jon Shenk's political documentary about one politician's crusade to raise awareness about the effects of climate change on his country, might need a new title before it opens in theaters on March 28. The fate of Mohamed Nasheed, who until Feb. 7 was indeed an island...

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    Meagan Good Starring In Whitney Houston Biopic?

    From Vivica Fox (years ago), to Lark Voorhies, Brandy... and now Meagan Good is another actress said to be interested in playing (or in the running to play) Whitney Houston in a film based on the late singer's life.

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    LES Film Festival 2012 is Bigger, Still Eccentric; Includes Dolly Parton, Dustin Lance Black and Susan Sarandon

    The LES Film Festival, which will run March 6-18 in Manhattan, has announced its 2012 lineup with films starring Dolly Parton, Dustin Lance Black, Olivia Munn and Lizzy Caplan.

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