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    Alan Rickman's Period Romance 'A Little Chaos' Picked Up by Focus

    "A Little Chaos" marks Alan Rickman's return to directing after nearly 17 years.

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    Where Are the Missing Pictures?

    As the Oscar race gets under way, the field seems slimmer than usual. One reason is a number of missing titles that have been pushed back for various reasons. Some are foreign-financed movies still chasing distribution, while others simply don't have a release date.

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    3D Stop-Motion 'The Boxtrolls' Joins Animated Oscar Contenders

    With "The Boxtrolls," animation house Laika tackles its first period piece, in Victorian Steampunk, as well as its first creature-oriented tale about an orphan raised underground by cave-dwelling trash collectors.

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    New Distribution Company Bleecker Street Launched by Former Focus Co-CEO Andrew Karpen

    The man who oversaw releases of Oscar-winners like "Dallas Buyers Club" and "Beginners" is starting his own distribution company.

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    POSTER: "The Boxtrolls"

    Focus Features has released a new poster for The Boxtrolls, the stop-motion animated feature from Laika Studios. The story of an orphaned boy raised by underground cave-dwelling trash collectors, based on the novel ‘Here Be Monsters’ by Alan Snow, opens on September 26th.

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    Watch: Felicity Jones & Eddie Redmayne In The First Trailer For ‘The Theory Of Everything’

    Sometimes the combination of director and star are enough to create anticipation, which is surely the case with “The Theory of Everything." The film is directed by Academy Award winner James Marsh (“Man on a Wire”) and its two leads are the already highly esteemed Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones. ...

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    Laika Unveiling Latest Animated Picture 'The Boxtrolls' at Venice

    Laika. The people behind 2009's "Coraline" and 2012's "Paranorman" will soon make their return with "The Boxtrolls." Ahead of their September 26 release, Focus Features will have it premiere at this year's Venice International Film Festival, screening out of competition.

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    Jesse Owens Biopic 'Race' Goes to Focus Features

    He was beautiful. And he was a huge global track star. Stephan James (upcoming "Selma") will play Olympic legend Jesse Owens in Stephen Hopkins' new biopic "Race," which has been acquired for U.S. release by Focus Features.

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    As 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Heads Toward Release, Universal Is Calling Shots (FIRST LOOK)

    As the movie version of the bestselling erotic novel "50 Shades of Grey" heads for release on February 13, 2015, the Focus Features marketing is starting to roll out. The sexy Interview cover and less provocative headshot of Jamie Dornan, the Northern Irish actor ("Once Upon a Time") finally cast as...

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    FINAL TRAILER: Laika's 'The Boxtrolls'

    Here's the latest trailer for Laika's latest animated feature, The Boxtrolls. Based on the novel Here Be Monsters by Alan Snow, Focus Features will release the stop-motion film on September 26th. Directors Anthony Staachi and Graham Annable led a voice cast which includes Ben Kingsley, Elle Fanning,...

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