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    Chiwetel Ejiofor, Dominic Cooper & Thandie Newton To Star In Adaptation Of Bestseller 'Half Of A Yellow Sun'

    It's not been documented much abroad, but Nigeria has one of the most vibrant, active film scenes in the world; over the last couple of decades, it's overtaken the United States to become the nation that produces the second largest quantities of film per year, behind only India. And while th...

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    'The Crow' Remake Flies Again With Director F. Javier Gutierrez & Writer Jesse Wigutow

    Until very recently, the long-gestated remake of the 1994 cult hit "The Crow" looked to all intents and purposes like it was dead and buried, with Relativity Media and The Weinstein Company locked in a legal battle over the distribution rights to any potential reboot. But like it’s t...

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    Sundance Institute Selects Four to Receive the $10,000 Mahindra Global Filmmaking Award

    Filmmakers from South Africa, Australia, Chile and India have been selected to receive the 2012 Sundance Institute's Mahindra Global Filmmaking Award.

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    Annapurna Pictures Drops Out Of 'Side Effects' Over Casting; Potential Options Emerge, While Catherine Zeta-Jones Joins Cast

    Well, that was quick. Just one week after announcing it had signed on with Open Road, the distributors of the film, to co-finance Steven Soderbergh’s psychological thriller, “Side Effects,” Megan Ellison’s Annapurna pictures has backed out of the project (however, Open Road i...

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    Box Office Be Damned: For Buyers, Optimism Rules at Sundance 2012

    For most of last year’s Sundance titles, box office receipts ranged from modest to dreadful. However, to look at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival acquisitions market, prior performance is not an indication of future results.

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    Focus Acquires Raunchy Comedy 'For a Good Time, Call...'

    Focus Features made its first buy at Sundance today, paying some $2 million to beat out rival bidders to acquire worldwide rights to first-time director Jamie Travis's "For a Good Time, Call..." The film, which had its world premiere this week in Park City, is a timely comedy about two young women ...

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    Gallo to Star in 'Don't Shoot the Piano Player' for '2 Days in New York' Star Alexandre Nahon

    Vincent Gallo has agreed to star in “Don’t Shoot the Piano Player” for Alexandre Nahon, who will direct the feature film from his own script.

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    R.I.P. Theo Angelopoulos (1935-2012)

    Sad news is arriving this afternoon from Greece, as legendary filmmaker Theo Angelopolous was struck by a motorcycle on the set of his latest film and has died of his injuries at the age of 77.

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    Watch: Megan Fox & Mike Tyson Team For Brazilian Language School Ad

    Well, this is all kinds of WTF. But anyway, while Megan Fox will spend 2012 trying to broaden her acting wings thanks to appearances in "Friends With Kids" (where she's actually quite good) and Judd Apatow's "This Is 40," she's wise enough to realize she's still t...

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    Stare Right Back At Them: Liam Neeson Battles Wolves In Red Band Trailer For 'The Grey'

    With all the Sundance and Oscar hoopla, you may have forgotten "The Grey" is on its way to theaters, but to make sure it's fresh in your minds, Open Road has dropped a new red band trailer for the film. And as you might expect, it's got blood and f-bombs, but alas, this sausage fes...

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