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    HBO Gives a Series Order to Jack Black and Tim Robbins Comedy 'The Brink'

    HBO must really like "The Brink." The premium network only ordered a pilot for the comedy, written by former "Weeds" executive producer Roberto Benabib and his brother Kim Benabib, back in September, and today Deadline reports that it's been given a series order.

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    Doug Liman To Direct Tom Cruise In Comedy 'El Presidente', Jack Nicholson Courted To Co-Star

    When we last reported on "El Presidente," the high concept buddy movie about a clean cut Secret Service agent and the disheveled, alcoholic schlub of an ex-president he's assigned to protect, Tom Cruise was loosely attached, as was directed "Recount" director Jay Roach, with Robert Downey, Jr. being...

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    'The Killing' Lives One Last Time For Final Season On Netflix

    Oh, "The Killing." The U.S. import of the hit Scandinavian show has not gone well. First arriving in 2011, the show served up two frustrating seasons that stretched out a murder mystery, losing the interest and patience of critics and audiences, which lead to its cancellation. But it was soon revive...

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    Casting Watch: Bryan Cranston Will Play Blacklisted Screenwriter Dalton Trumbo in Upcoming Biopic

    Well, this is exciting. Bryan Cranston, star of AMC's "Breaking Bad," will play blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo in an upcoming biopic, "Trumbo."

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    Bradley Cooper Might Play Lance Armstrong After All, Just Not In The J.J. Abrams-Produced Movie

    Okay, let's do the background stuff on this first. You might remember that at the beginning of the year, rumors swirled that Bradley Cooper would be taking the role of Lance Armstrong in a movie slated to be produced by J.J. Abrams. Cooper said he had "no idea" that such a project existed, though he...

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    TV Dial: Danny McBride, Jody Hill & Annette Bening Line Up HBO Gigs; 'Under The Dome' Gets Second Season & More

    Big-screen success has been elusive for the comedic duo, but that hasn’t kept Danny McBride and Jody Hill from creating one of the most iconic comedic characters in Kenny Powers on the HBO series “Eastbound & Down.” Though that show is winding down with its final season airing later this year, McBri...

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    Watch: Complete Tribeca Talks With Darren Aronofsky & Clint Eastwood And Ben Stiller & Jay Roach

    Well, the sun has set on another Tribeca Film Festival, but with a packed schedule, we weren't going to have time for everything. That being said, it was a great year for the festival, with more than a handful of surprising films and performances which we broke down in our Best And Brightest Of The ...

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    Watch: Ben Stiller and Director Jay Roach Dissect the Art of Comedy Directing in Tribeca Directors Series (VIDEO)

    Last weekend at the Tribeca Film Festival, frequent collaborators Ben Stiller and director/producer Jay Roach -- who worked together on the comedy franchise films "Meet the Parents" and "Meet the Fockers" -- sat down to talk about past and future projects, including Stiller's "Secret Life of Walter ...

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    'Side Effects' Writer Scott Z. Burns & 'Game Change' Director Jay Roach Team For Lance Armstrong Movie

    While it remains to be seen when J.J. Abrams will get to his Lance Armstrong movie that he's producing, now that he's involved in the world of "Star Wars," a rival project is brewing and it's already boasting some great talent.

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    DGA Award TV Nominees Include Rian Johnson, Lena Dunham, Louis C.K., Philip Kaufman & More

    Perhaps as further evidence that great storytelling is happening just as often on the small screen as it is in the multiplex, this year's DGA nominees for televison feature more than a few names who are seasoned in the feature film world, so let's get right to it.

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