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    Ridley Scott Finds Another Film He'll Never Direct, Teaming With Gerard Butler For African Coup Drama

    Natalie Portman Now Linked To Director's 'Gucci' Project Next year, Ridley Scott's twentieth film as director, "Alien" semi-prequel "Prometheus," will be released. The British helmer will also turn 75, and he has more films in development than most Hollyw...

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    Diablo Cody and Mira Nair Will Chair the Second Annual Athena Film Festival

    Diablo Cody, Debra Martin Chase and Mira Nair are among the festival chairs for the second annual Athena Film Festival, which is set for February 9-12.

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    Gavin Hood Picks 'Hugo' Star Asa Butterfield To Headline Adaptation Of 'Ender's Game'

    Casting is always a difficult proposition, but doubly so when it comes to finding an actor or actress on the younger end of the scale; picking a fledgling young star who doesn't come across as being too precious, while still being able to sell potentially difficult material. And it's triply ...

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    'Immortals' Helmer Tarsem Singh To Direct Ex-Guillermo Del Toro Project 'Killing On Carnival Row'

    Tarsem, or to give him his full name (the director seems to have abandoned his mononame pretensions of late), Tarsem Singh, has had a mixed week. On the plus side, his latest film, swords & sorcery actioner "Immortals," opened to a healthy box office haul of $32 million -- despite some...

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    'Gotti: In The Shadow Of My Father' Gets New Producer, But January Start Delayed

    There is probably a cautionary tale in here somewhere, but since the story is still playing out the lessons will have to be learned at a later date. Needless to say, however, when producer Marc Fiore organized a big showy press conference this spring (pictured above) to announce "Gotti: In The ...

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    Ugandan Donald Mugisha Receives Largest Grant From World Cinema Fund To Finance Feature Inspired By "Bicycle Thieves"

    Congrats to Ugandan Donald Mugisha whose feature film project, The Boda Boda Thieves, was one of just 5 projects selected by the World Cinema Fund to receive production funding from its allotted $283,000 grant.

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    Angelina Jolie To Play 'Gertrude Bell' In Upcoming Biopic, Ridley Scott Eyes Director's Chair

    Angelina Jolie To Play 'Gertrude Bell' In Upcoming Biopic, Ridley Scott Eyes Director's Chair

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    Etienne Faure's Psychological Thriller "Desordres" To Star Isaac De Bankole And Sonia Rolland

    Although details of the project are few and far between, French-Rwandan actress Sonia Rolland has confirmed to Vogue Italia that she has "just finished filming Désordres (Disorders), a work by Étienne Faure [also] starring Isaach de Bankole and Niels Schneider."

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    'Get Low' Director Aaron Schneider To Helm 'The Conscientious Objector' About Desmond Doss

    There are a lot things you can do on the upcoming Thanksgiving long weekend: get some Christmas shopping done, crash out with a "Law & Order" marathon, eat unfamothable amounts of food, sleep, or use the time to catch up with some movies from last year you maybe have missed. If you'...

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    Angolan Actor Hoji Fortuna Makes US TV Debut

    Congrats to Angolan thespian, Monsieur Hoji Fortuna, who just banked his very first US television appearance.

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