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    Lena Headey & Ethan Hawke To Star In Low-Budget Sci-Fi Thriller 'Vigilandia'; Ron Livingston & Lili Taylor Join James Wan's 'The Conjuring'

    2012 has only just begun, but if the box office so far proves anything, it's that low-budget, well-marketed genre fare still and will probably always sell. After the rise of the "Paranormal Activity" series a few years ago and the title of 2011's Most Profitable Movie falling to &q...

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    Joe Wright's 'Anna Karenina' Shot On A Single Location, Promises Experimental Approach To A Familiar Story

    After taking a major left-turn with last year's pop-art action fairy tale "Hanna," some were a little disappointed to see that Joe Wright was seemingly going back to his wheel house, returning to Working Title Films for another period literary adaptation starring Keira Knightley, in the tradition of...

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    Roadside Attractions and Lionsgate Team Up to Buy 'Arbitrage'

    Roadside Attractions and Lionsgate have bought Nicholas Jarecki’s “Arbitrage.” This thriller set in the high finance world stars Gere as billionaire hedge fund tycoon Robert Miller who on the eve of his sixtieth birthday finds himself desperately trying to sell his trading emp...

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    Sundance: Melanie Lynskey Talks Making 'Hello I Must Be Going,' Teases 'Perks' & 'Seeking A Friend'

    The term "undersung" gets thrown around a lot, but it definitely applies to the talented Melanie Lynskey. The actress first wowed both audiences and critics in Peter Jackson's "Heavenly Creatures," and while her star hasn't exactly risen to the same degree as Kate Winslet...

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    Weinsteins 'Lay The Favorite,' Focus Had 'A Good Time,' Millenium Turns On 'Red Lights' & More Sundance Acquisitions

    As many of you know, the Sundance Film Festival is well underway, and there’s been no shortage of studios acquiring some buzzed-about independent titles. As the fest winds into its last few days, the deals are getting done.

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    Chris Rock Talks About His New "Black" Film, Working w/Tyler Perry + The Eddie Murphy Movie That Should Be The Model For Black Films

    Chris Rock sat down with Vibe Magazine for an interview recently (he's also the guest editor for the mag this month) and gave some revealing updates on his current projects, his thoughts on working with Tyler Perry, what he considers the correct way to do a black movie and much more.

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    Millennium Entertainment Acquires 'Red Lights'

    Millennium Entertainment has acquired the Sundance thriller “Red Lights.” Directed by Rodrigo Cortes ("Buried") and starring Robert De Niro, Cillian Murphy, Sigourney Weaver and Elizabeth Olsen, the film looks at two investigators (Murphy and Weaver) of paranormal hoaxes w...

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    Vincent Gallo To Star In Alexandre Nahon's 'Don't Shoot The Piano Player,' Michael Rapaport In Talks To Join

    At least in our eyes, any news on the enigma that is Vincent Gallo is good news. His performance as the titular, tortured artist in Francis Ford Coppola's "Tetro" was a welcome reminder just how much the talened writer/director/actor/musician has to offer and, while he's unfortunat...

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    Sundance: Spike Lee Talks Returning To Brooklyn For 'Red Hook Summer' & Making Films Inside & Outside Hollywood

    More than 25 years after releasing his debut film, “She’s Gotta Have It,” Spike Lee remains one of the most important and influential directors in Hollywood. His portraits of black life in his early works, including “Mo’ Better Blues,” “Jungle Fever” a...

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    Chiwetel Ejiofor, Thandie Newton On Board For Screen Adaptation of Ngozi Adichie's "Half Of A Yellow Sun"

    Screen Daily is reporting that actress Thandie Newton has signed on to co-star in the upcoming Nigeria-set screen adaptation of author Ngozi Adichie’s novel Half Of A Yellow Sun.

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