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    Indiewire Looks at the Potential Fall Festival Releases

    My colleagues at Indiewire have taken an expansive look at 50 films that they would love to see hit the festival circuit this fall.  There are some very interesting women's films on the list. (All descriptions from Indiewire.)

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    Bigelow's Likely Oscar-Contender 'Zero Dark Thirty' Adds Unknown Ricky Sekhon as Osama bin Laden

    Though details on Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow's in-producton project "Zero Dark Thirty" have been scarce, one major piece of news broke today. Ricky Sekhon, a British actor with two IMDB credits to his name, has been cast in the role of mastermind terrorist Osama bin Laden.

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    Little Known British Actor Ricky Sekhon To Play Osama Bin Laden In Kathryn Bigelow's 'Zero Dark Thirty'

    In case you wondering if we'll see Osama Bin Laden as a character in Kathryn Bigelow's "Zero Dark Thirty," this pretty much confirms that we will with little known British actor Ricky Sekhon, who barely even has a presence on IMDB, landing the role of the infamous Saudi-born A...

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    Oscar Winner Kathryn Bigelow Nears Completion of Filming Zero Dark Thirty

    So the first female best director winner has now completed filming her follow-up film.  That alone is news.  The film which is now called Zero Dark Thirty tells the story of the capture and killing of Osama Bin Laden.  What is interesting is while this will clearly be a thriller with ...

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    Kathryn Bigelow & Writer Mark Boal Did Get Their Hands On Classified Info After All For 'Zero Dark Thirty'

    Remember last year when allegations flew that director Kathryn Bigelow and writer Mark Boal had gained access to some classified or, at the very least top level intelligence about the raid that would end up killing Osama Bin Laden for their film "Zero Dark Thirty"? Well, it looks like they did. Ruh ...

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    Sign the Petition! Where Are the Women Directors?

    It's been very interesting to watch the opening of the Cannes Film Festival.  In light of the fact that there are no women directors in competition and the great work of La Barbe, at the opening press conference the jury as well as the directors of the festival were confronted with a barrag...

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    'Warrior' Star Frank Grillo Joins The Cast Of Kathryn Bigelow's Bin Laden Movie

    At this point, we're beginning to suspect that in order to cast her still-untitled film about the mission to kill Osama Bin Laden, Kathryn Bigelow incepted us, found out all our favorite actors and actresses, and put them in her movie. First, she cast Australian actor Jason Clarke from "Bro...

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    Hey Nina Jacobson - How About Picking a Woman for Catching Fire!

    According to reports in EW, the Playlist and the Hollywood Reporter, the search for a director for Catching Fire is down to two dudes -- Bennett Miller and Francis Lawrence.  Now I think that Miller is a great director.  I loved Moneyball and Capote.  But to pick him to direct Catchin...

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    Guy Pearce Talks Doing His Own Stunts In 'Lockout' & Hints At The Mysteries of 'Prometheus'

    Audiences have a strong awareness of Guy Pearce, but are they ready to see him as an action hero? In “Lockout,” Pearce plays disgraced special agent Snow, forced on a suicide mission to rescue the President’s daughter from a riot happening outside of the Earth’s atmosphere, in the middle of a danger...

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    Aussie Actor Callan Mulvey Books Kathryn Bigelow's 'Zero Dark Thirty' & '300: Battle Of Artemisia'

    After years on Australian television, actor Callan Mulvey is making a move into the American film market. The actor has come into his own over the last few years, starring in the small-screen police-actioner "Rush" and it seems like the weekly exhibition of his action chops must have caugh...

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