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    Ciarán Hinds, Julia Stiles & Riz Ahmed Join Untitled Eric Bana, Rebecca Hall-Led Suspense Thriller

    Production begins next week in the U.K. on Focus Features and Working Title's latest collaboration: an untitled suspense thriller that stars Eric Bana, Rebecca Hall and Jim Broadbent. And there's plenty of reason to pay attention, apart from the boutique studios with discernin...

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    Discuss: Does America Want To See Their Kinks At The Multiplex With 'Fifty Shades Of Grey'?

    There is no doubt that films aimed squarely at women is an underserved market. Every year there is a title or two that does solid business (think "Julie & Julia," "Eat Pray Love," "The Help") that makes Hollywood act surprised that if you give that demographic quali...

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    EXCLUSIVE Video: Focus Features Celebrates Ten Years of Great Performances

    Focus Features is celebrating its tenth anniversary. This Universal specialty subsidiary, under the proud leadership of James Schamus, has a library of fab titles to flaunt.

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    Eric Bana & Rebecca Hall Ex-Lovers for Focus/Working Title Thriller; Plus What's Next for Each

    As we announced last week, Focus Features and Working Title have paired Eric Bana ("Hanna," "Munich") and Rebecca Hall ("The Town," "Vicky Cristina Barcelona") for an untitled thriller. If you've missed Bana and Hall, rest assured they both have a few proj...

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    Focus Goes On 10th Anniversary Buying Spree, from Bana Thriller to Sundance's 'For a Good Time Call'; Talk Digital Focus World

    As Focus Features ramps up for its 10th anniversary, chairman James Schamus and president Andew Karpen are on a buying tear. And with three Oscar nominations in hand for BAFTA front-runner "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy," which is scoring at the box office ($42 million worldwide), they're ...

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    In The Works: John Hawkes for 'Jackie Brown' Prequel, Spike Jonze's Computer Love

    Indie favorite John Hawkes is set to star in writer-director Dan Schechter's "Switch," an adaptation of Elmore Leonard's 2002 crime novel, set to shoot this Spring. This is a prequel to Quentin Tarantino's "Jackie Brown"...

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    Eric Bana & Rebecca Hall Starring In Untitled Thriller From 'Boy A' Helmer John Crowley & 'Eastern Promises' Writer Steven Knight

    Despite the idea of the suspense thriller for grown-ups being routinely declared dead, the genre itself refuses to stay dead. Every few months, some such film will quietly make a tidy profit at the box office, despite not gathering the same attention as pictures with more explosions in them. Last ye...

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    Gus Van Sant/Matt Damon's 'Promised Land' Goes To Focus & Participant; 'Rust And Bone' With Marion Cotillard Lands At Sony Pictures Classics

    Sundance may be over and the European Film Market may just be a short way off, but that doesn't mean the dealmaking takes a break. Two very high profile films have landed new homes this afternoon.

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    Weinsteins 'Lay The Favorite,' Focus Had 'A Good Time,' Millenium Turns On 'Red Lights' & More Sundance Acquisitions

    As many of you know, the Sundance Film Festival is well underway, and there’s been no shortage of studios acquiring some buzzed-about independent titles. As the fest winds into its last few days, the deals are getting done.

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    FUTURES | 'Pariah' Writer/Director Dee Rees

    Writer/director Dee Rees came into this year's Sundance Film Festival as a relative unknown and emerged as a filmmaker to contend with.

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