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    Von Trier Prosecutor Talks to THR: Cannes Gaffe Charges Dropped

    The Hollywood Reporter spoke exclusively to Jean-Michel Cailleau, Grasse's public prosecutor, who says "the case has been officially closed," meaning von Trier will not be charged for his infamous statements at the Cannes Film Festival during a press conference for his film "Melancholia."

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    Global Film Initiative Announces Selections for Global Lens

    The Global Film Initiative today announced the ten films from all over the world that will be showcased during the ninth season of its Global Lens film series.

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    IN THE WORKS: Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin, Christ the Lord, Shyamalan's 1000 A.E. with Smith, Kravitz & Okonedo

    Director Bruce Beresford ("Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding," "Driving Miss Daisy") will direct "Taliesin," about one dramatic event in the life of architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Writer Nicholas Meyer centers the script on the events surrounding the home the architect...

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    Steven Spielberg Admits That He Softened Lesbian Sex In "The Color Purple"

    And this should come as absolutely no surprise to anyone who's read Alice Walker's original novel... but just in case you haven't... Mr Speilberg says, "yeah, I toned things down, now what?"

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    In The Land of Blood & Lawsuits: Jolie, GK Films and FilmDistrict Sued Over Film's Similarities to Croatian Book

    Angelina Jolie (along with GK Films, FilmDistrict and Scout Film) is being sued. Croatian journalist James Braddock alleges that her film, "In The Land of Blood and Honey," has similarities with his 2007 book, "The Soul Shattering." For two years beginning in 2008, he states that...

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    Watch: New Trailer For 'The Lorax' Plants A Seed, Hopes To Grow Into Box Office Success

    You already know that the road of Dr. Seuss projects to the big screen is littered with carcasses ("The Grinch Who Stole Christmas" and "Cat In The Hat" in particular) but on the animated front, things have fared a bit better. "Horton Hears A Who" was respectful in its ...

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    Diablo Cody Talks the Inspiration for 'Young Adult,' Working With Jason Reitman & Preparing For 'Lamb Of God'

    Writer Diablo Cody and director Jason Reitman are quite the pair. After teaming on the beloved small-scale dramatic comedy (or comedic drama?) "Juno," which won the first-time writer Cody an Academy Award, they collaborated on teen horror romp "Jennifer's Body," a Cody script that Reitman produced. ...

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    Halle Berry Will Play "A Jewish Woman In The 1930s" & "An Old Tribal Woman" In Wachowski/Tykwer "Cloud Atlas" Adaptation

    Some interesting tidbits about the upcoming, highly anticipated film, from a profile in yesterday's New York Times...

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    Kino Lorber's Alive Mind Cinema Channels "Crazy Wisdom" for N. America

    Kino Lorber label Alive Mind Cinema has picked up North American rights to Johana Demetrakas' doc "Crazy Wisdom: The Life and Times of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche." The deal for the film about the legacy of the "bad boy of Buddhism," Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, excludes television...

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    Halle Berry Reveals She Plays A 1930s Jewish Woman & Old Tribal Woman In "Phantasmagorical" 'Cloud Atlas'

    To call "Cloud Atlas" ambitious would be an understatement. The film is based on the complex novel by David Mitchell, and the story follows six plot threads across time—a 19th century notary on a Pacific expedition, a bisexual musician in the 1930s, a female journalist embroiled...

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