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    Ben Kingsley Will Play 'Ender's Game' With 'Hugo' Co-Star Asa Butterfield

    Working with a young actor isn't always the easiest thing for established thesps like Ben Kingsley. Younger talent sometimes need more attention, and patience on set, as they are still cultivating the craft that veterans have honed into a finely turned art. But it seems that Kingsley got along s...

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    New Images Of Kirsten Dusnt & Jim Sturgess In 'Upside Down'

    It was almost a year ago that we showed you the first images from the sci-fi romance “Upside Down,” a film we’re particularly interested in starring Kirsten Dunst and “One Day” actor Jim Sturgess, and a project which Dunst recently referred to as "kind of like an a...

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    CONFIRMED! Eddie Murphy To Star In Marion Barry Biopic Directed By Spike Lee For HBO

    UPDATE Friday morning, 12/9: It's not a question mark anymore folks; this is very real and is indeed happening, as has been confirmed by some of the industry trades, like The Hollywood Reporter. So, wow! This should be very interesting... VERY interesting. It just came out of nowhere. I'...

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    Neil Marshall To Direct Horror Flick 'Hellfest'

    For some of us, including many of The Playlist’s own writing staff, “The Descent” director Neil Marshall is a purely hype-fueled helmer that never quite delivers on the promise of the former film or his chilling debut werewolf picture “Dog Soldiers.” For others, he&rsqu...

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    UPDATED: Is San Francisco's Castro Theatre Finished as a Movie Venue? Not So Fast?

    Earlier this week, it was reported the famous Castro Theatre, long a cinematic home for the queer community, art-house gems and one of San Francisco's classic movie palaces (built in 1922), was finished as a movie theatre, according to the blog, the Petrelis Files. Many staffers were fired, i...

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    Paul Greengrass & Tom Hanks' Pirate Movie 'Captain Phillips' Sails Into Theaters On March 22, 2013

    So, we guess it's happening then. First announced over the summer under its earlier title "Maersk Alabama" with Paul Greengrass to direct and Tom Hanks to star, not much was heard since and we began to wonder if it was yet another project stuck in development for the director. But nope...

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    Spike Lee To Direct Eddie Murphy In HBO Biopic On Notorious Washington Mayor Marion Barry

    Well, here's a pretty big surprise. Eddie Murphy, who was poised for a comeback with "Tower Heist," seemed to have those hoped dash by the film underperforming at the box office, coupled with his association in the Ratnergate Oscar ceremony fallout, that led to the comic actor stepping...

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    Danny Glover, Sophie Okonedo & Chiwetel Ejiofor In Talks To Star In Adaptation Of Edwidge Danticat's "The Dew Breaker"

    Damn... this would be one hell of a cast, and film, given the deep, complex material the author is famous for, and that they'll be given to work with.

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    Zimmer, Williams to Music Supervise 84th Academy Awards

    Oscar-winning composer Has Zimmer and songwriter/producer Pharrell Williams will be the music consultants for next year's 84th Academy Awards. It will be the first time working on the awards show for both musicians.

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    "Sparkle" Remake Gets An Official Release Date

    Sony Pictures has announced a release date for the Sparkle remake, which stars Jordin Sparks, Whitney Houston, Carmen Ejogo, Tika Sumpter, Derek Luke, Mike Epps, and others, shepherded by Salim and Mara Brock Akil.

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