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    Gus Van Sant Joins Paul Schrader's 'The Canyons'; Behind The Scenes Photos Of James Deen, Lindsay Lohan & More

    Who knows what to expect with Bret Easton Ellis and Paul Schrader's "The Canyons" starring porn star James Deen and Lindsay Lohan. With the film now in the midst of production, they've pulled out another surprise with writer-director Gus Van Sant now evidently joining as an actor i...

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    Palm Springs Int'l Shortfest: Gus Van Sant's Early Shorts & Set Stories; Robert Elswit's Cinematography Master Class

    The Palm Springs Shortfest 2012 has come to a close. As a first timer at the fest, I was treated to some wonderful films, a Master Class with cinematographer Robert Elswit, a great Q & A with the Spirit of Short Film award winner Gus Van Sant and, of course, the great company...

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    Gus Van Sant's 'Promised Land' Could Hit Theaters By The End Of The Year; Not An Anti-Fracking Movie Says John Krasinski

    Could Gus Van Sant and Matt Damon be headed back to the Oscars? That could be the case if word on their latest collaboration, "Promised Land," bears out.

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    Van Sant's 'Promised Land' Begins Production with Damon, Krasinski, DeWitt, MacDormand, Holbrook & McNairy

    Gus Van Sant's "Promised Land," written by and starring Matt Damon and John Krasinski, begins production this week in Pennsylvania. Participant is co-producing with Focus Features, which holds worldwide rights; the film will be shopped at Cannes and is slated for release next winter.

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    'Promised Land' Officially Starts Production, Oil Drilling Plotline Detailed

    As "Promised Land" has been moving along, gathering up financing, a director and a cast, the actual plot details have been kept mostly under wraps, with only vague allusions to a Capra-esque tale about two rivals in a small town. In the last few weeks, the filmmakers behind the Kickstarter...

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    Character Actor Titus Welliver Heads To Gus Van Sant's 'The Promised Land'

    Recognize that face, but don't know his name? Don't worry, this actor is definitely one of those "hey, it's that guy" dudes. A television regular having featured on shows such as "Deadwood," "Sons Of Anarchy" and "Lost," character actor T...

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    Sane Man Has Crazy Theory About Van Sant's 'Psycho'

    If you ever wanted to read someone argue that the "Psycho" remake is better than the original, now you have your chance.

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    James Franco Says 'My Own Private River' Probably Won't Be Released On DVD, But He Did Seek Joaquin Phoenix's Approval

    Last night, actor-cum-director James Franco nervously introduced "My Own Private River" to a full house at the Film Society at Lincoln Center's Walter Reade Theater. The 9pm screening of Franco's film, a companion piece composed of never-before-seen outtakes from Gus Van Sant's...

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    If You Want to See James Franco's "My Own Private River," You'll Need to Hassle New Line Cinema

    James Franco says he's been obsessed with “My Own Private Idaho” since he was a teenager, which led to “My Own Private River,” a remix of Gus Van Sant’s “My Own Private Idaho" that puts a greater emphasis on River Phoenix’s performance and inserts a...

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    Gus Van Sant/Matt Damon's 'Promised Land' Goes To Focus & Participant; 'Rust And Bone' With Marion Cotillard Lands At Sony Pictures Classics

    Sundance may be over and the European Film Market may just be a short way off, but that doesn't mean the dealmaking takes a break. Two very high profile films have landed new homes this afternoon.

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