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    Michael Bay Casts His 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,' Alex Pettyfer & Gabrielle Wilde Lead 'Endless Love' Remake

    Having landed its Raphael just before in the weekend in the shape of "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" actor Alan Ritchson, Michael Bay hasn't hung around before locking down the rest of the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" for the mo-cap-heavy reboot of the comic/animation franchise he's producing fo...

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    David O. Russell’s Abscam Movie Now Filming, Adds Elisabeth Rohm; Kate Beckinsale Is ‘Eliza Graves’

    The talent involved in David O. Russell’s untitled Abscam project has swollen to such epic proportions in recent months with Jennifer Lawrence, Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Renner, Amy Adams, and Louis C. K. and it just keep growing. The latest actress to be cast, Elisabeth Rohm is probabl...

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    Sony Stakes Awards Season on Real Stories, Books David O. Russell's Abscam Movie Starring Cooper and Lawrence for December

    Next year's Oscar titles are lining up like planes at La Guardia. At Sony alone are a batch of movies inspired by true stories: Paul Greengrass’ Somali pirates adventure "Captain Phillips," starring Tom Hanks (October 11); producer-director-star George Clooney’s fact-based World War II art retrieval...

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    Here Comes Oscar: David O. Russell's Abscam Movie Hits This Christmas, Alessandro Nivola Joins Cast

    Hang on that tux David O. Russell and starting looking for another dress Jennifer Lawrence, because if things go according to plan, you'll both be back at the Dolby Theater for the Oscars next February.

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    David O. Russell Wants Christian Bale To Team With Jennifer Lawrence For 'The Ends Of The Earth'

    George Clooney aside, it's been a strong trend in David O. Russell's career to secure great performances from actors and then continue to bring them back for further projects. The director's latest instance of such is with the Weinstein-backed romantic drama, “The Ends of the Ear...

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    Jennifer Lawrence Apologizes For "Brain Fart," Thanks David O. Russell & Harvey Weinstein In Oscar Speech Addendum

    So, we picked Jennifer Lawrence as our Woman Of The Year for 2012, and....toldja. If there was any doubt last fall, the actress secured her place as America's sweetheart Sunday night by being the awkward nerd we all wanted to be at the Oscars. From falling up the stairs to get her Best Actress a...

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    I’VE HEARD THAT SONG BEFORE

    Filmmaker David O. Russell was thrilled that Jack White permitted him to use two of his songs on the soundtrack of "Silver Linings Playbook," but I was more excited to recognize Dave Brubeck’s “Unsquare Dance,” which is directly followed by Les Paul and Mary Ford’s rendition of “The Moon of Manakoor...

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    2013 Oscars: 'Argo' Wins Best Picture & 3 Awards; 'Life Of Pi' Wins 4 Including Best Director For Ang Lee

    Well, that's a wrap. The two bigger winners of the night were "Argo," which one the coveted Best Picture award and three awards total, and "Life of Pi," which took home the most statuettes of the evening including Best Director for Ang Lee (which we called in our predictions). The one relative "surp...

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    The Independent Spirit Awards Are Losing the Indie Quotient. Can They Win It Back?

    "Fuck Hollywood," said host Andy Samberg at Saturday's Independent Spirit Awards, a tongue-in-cheek act of defiance that was met with a mixed reaction. The irony, of course, was that this Santa Monica beach gathering brought much of Hollywood together for a ceremony that constantly sends a message a...

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    Jennifer Lawrence and David O. Russell Reteam for Terrio's 'The Ends of the Earth'

    Oscar worlds collide as Jennifer Lawrence reteams with "Silver Linings Playbook" director David O. Russell for "The Ends of the Earth," a fact-based original penned by Oscar-nominated "Argo" screenwriter Chris Terrio. It's an American epic--with a "Django"...

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