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    David Oyelowo Talks The '70s Influences Of 'Jack Reacher,' Says Lee Daniels' 'The Butler' Is 'Forrest Gump'-Esque

    David Oyelowo is one of those actors who has had a very, very good year. He started off 2012 by being a part of George Lucas' World War II epic "Red Tails," made a splash with the Cannes debut of Lee Daniels' pulpy "The Paperboy," and is closing out the year with two high-profile performances – he c...

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    Say What?! From Rebel Wilson to Anthony Hopkins, Indiewire Rounds Out the 20 Best Quotes of 2012

    From Josh Lucas admitting that NBC's "The Firm" was DOA, to Julie Delpy lashing out at Ethan Hawke following some not so flattering things he said about his "Before Sunset" co-star to the press, to Allison Janney confessing she loses out on parts to men (!), Indiewire was pri...

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    In the Works: Kruger & Yelchin '5 to 7,' Cruise Eyes 'Our Name Is Adam,' Lee Daniels May Direct Amy Adams as Janis Joplin

    Tom Cruise signs on to another sci-fi project, while Lee Daniels tackles rock queen Janis Joplin in "Get It While You Can."

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    Lee Daniels In Talks To Direct Janis Joplin Biopic With Amy Adams Starring

    Another potential project for Lee Daniels' future slate; as we've already reported, over the last 2 to 3 years, since Precious, Daniels’ name has been attached to quite a few projects – Selma, Miss Saigon, Iced, Anna In The Tropics, The But...

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    'The Paperboy' Coming Out On Blu-Ray DVD In Jan.

    Wait, didn't this just come out? And they're already announcing its DVD release, which means the writing is on the wall for this one, and it's time to move on.

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    Janis Joplin Biopic Starring Amy Adams Back On, Lee Daniels To Direct

    The year was 2010, and at the time Amy Adams was attached to play famed rocker Janis Joplin with "City Of God" helmer Fernando Meirelles to helm. Or that was at least the plan. And then there was nothing heard again about a biopic until earlier this year when "Martha Marcy May Marlene...

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    'The Paperboy' Is Lee Daniels' Worst Box Office Opening Weekend Performer... But Not By Much

    In so-called specialty box office for the weekend... 2 films that opened Stateside on Friday, in limited release.

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    Arthouse Audit: Controversial 'Paperboy' Leads Weak New Debuts

    Although improved from last week's weak openings, the new ones again fell below the strong performance of September's debuts. The controversial "The Paperboy" had the best overall performance. New York openers "Wuthering Heights" and "The House I Live In" managed to stand out among the rest, backed ...

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    New In USA Theaters This Weekend: Polarizing 'Paperboy,' & Winsome 'Wuthering Heights'

    Get a jump on plans for your weekend.  Two much talked about films are making their USA theatrical debuts today.

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    Oprah Passed On Masturbating Maid Role In 'Paperboy' + Lee Daniels On What He Owes Blacks

    All the behind-the-scenes reports on this film are maybe more interesting than the film itself, or at least give you some idea of just how much of a spectacle it is. 

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