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    Hamptons International Film Festival and BAFTA New York to Honor Working Title Films

    The Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF) together with the British Academy of Film and Television Arts New York (BAFTA New York) will award the Golden Starfish Award for Lifetime Achievement to Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, co-chairs of the illustrious British production company Working Title F...

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    In the Works: Joe Wright and Chiwetel Ejiofor Join Forces for Big-Screen Version of 'A Season in the Congo' (VIDEO)

    Director Joe Wright is in the works adapting Aime Cesaire's play "A Season in the Congo," which centers on the 1960 Congo rebellion and the assassination of political leader Patrice Lumumba, for the big screen. Chiwetel Ejiofor, star of this awards season's current title to beat "12 Years a Slave," ...

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    Joe Wright To Direct Chiwetel Ejiofor In Adaptation Of Play 'A Season In The Congo'

    With "12 Years A Slave" take the Toronto International Film Festival People's Choice Award over the weekend, it's likely just the first of many accolades to come for the film, it's director and cast, but don't think for a moment that star Chiwetel Ejiofor is going to relax and bask in the awards sea...

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    Chiwetel Ejiofor To Topline London’s Young Vic’s Film Version Of 'A Season In The Congo'

    Almost a year ago, I reported on Chiwetel Ejiofor's return to the stage this summer to play Congolese nationalist hero Patrice Lumumba, in poet and political activist Aimé Césaire's play A Season in the Congo, at the Young Vic in London. The new stage production was directed by Joe Wright, who ...

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    'Tomb Raider' Reboot & Joe Wright's Live Action 'The Little Mermaid' Get New Writers

    Video games and fairy tales -- yep, it's just another day in Hollywood, so let's get into the mix of this...

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    '50 Shades of Grey' Screenwriter Kelly Marcel to Rewrite Joe Wright's 'Little Mermaid'

    From S&M to... mermaids? Screenwriter Kelly Marcel, who has been working on adapting E.L James' mega-bestseller "50 Shades of Grey" for the big screen, has another project in the works. Per Deadline, Marcel is in talks to rewrite Joe Wright's "The Little Mermaid."

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    Joe Wright Drops Out Of The Race To Direct 'Fifty Shades Of Grey'

    Deadline were pretty miffed last week when other sites went forward with the news that Joe Wright was in the frontrunner position to direct "Fifty Shades Of Grey." It wasn't quite clear what their beef was, other than they didn't get to report it first, and they went on some vague rant about trades ...

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    Joe Wright A Frontrunner To Direct 'Fifty Shades Of Grey'

    Perhaps the trickiest adaptation cooking in Hollywood at the moment is the big screen version of "Fifty Shades Of Grey." Yes, the fan fiction turned erotica bestseller film adaptation will likely increase handcuff sales, but the question is, who should direct? While there has been lots of rumors on ...

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    Adaptations: Mike White Gets ‘Good Luck Of Right Now,’ Wentworth Miller Hired For A 'Se7en'-Esque 'Scare Me'

    A little bit of "writers hired to adapt things" news this Sunday afternoon. DreamWorks has hired Mike White (“School of Rock,” the recently-cancelled “Enlightened”) to adapt the latest novel from Matthew Quick, author of “Silver Linings Playbook.” Quick’s “The Good Luck of Right Now” will be publish...

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    Who Should Direct Bond 24? Take Our Poll

    Now that Sam Mendes has dropped out of directing "Bond 24," who should helm the follow-up to the billion-dollar "Skyfall"? The new MI6 table's been set with M (Ralph Fiennes), Q (Ben Whishaw), and Moneypenny (Naomie Harris), and with no more rites of passage or existential crises to deal with, Danie...

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