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    New U.K. Distributor: New Sparta Acquires and Re-launches Icon Film Distribution

    Icon U.K. Group CEO Aviv Giladi and the founder of New Sparta Ltd, Dr Jerome Booth recently announced that New Sparta has acquired Icon Film Distribution (IFD), the U.K. distribution operation of Icon U.K. Group, in association with a management team led by Ian Dawson, Chief Executive Officer, and...

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    In the Works: 'Short Term 12' Director Destin Cretton in Talks to Direct Jennifer Lawrence in 'The Glass Castle'

    Destin Cretton, director of this past summer's glowingly reviewed "Short Term 12," is in talks for his next project. He is in early negotiations to direct Jennifer Lawrence in "The Glass Castle," adapted from Jeanette Walls' 2005 bestselling memoir.

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    Watch: Released Safecracker Jude Law Struggles With Life As a Free Man in 'Dom Hemingway' Trailer

    Lionsgate has released the UK trailer for writer-director Richard Shepard's upcoming black comedy crime drama, "Dom Hemingway."

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    Lionsgate Pacts with Odd Lot Entertainment on Multipicture Agreement Including 'Mortdecai,' starring Depp

    It all started with "Ender's Game." Lionsgate and OddLot Entertainment have formed a multipicture co-producing, co-financing, and distribution agreement, including David Koepp's "Mortdecai," starring Johnny Depp.

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    Eli Roth's 'The Green Inferno' Gets Picked Up, Sequel In The Works & More TIFF Acquistions

    The feeding frenzy that is the backstage wheeling-and-dealing at a major film festival has come to Toronto, and bobbing up from the churning waters are a number of intriguing bodies... We hear from our friends at Hitfix that CBS Films has nabbed “The F Word,” not (sadly?) the feature-length Gordon R...

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    Lionsgate Nabs Rights to Bestseller 'Life After Life'; 'Mad Men' and 'The Bridge' Writers Set to Adapt

    Lionsgate has snapped up the feature film rights to Kate Atkinson's bestseller "Life After Life." TV writers Semi Chellas ("Mad Men") and Esta Spalding ("The Bridge") are adapting the novel into a screenplay.

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    OddLot Entertainment Beefs Up, Hires Red Wagon Production Head Rachel Shane

    Chicago-based Hyatt Hotel heiress Pritzker, 50, has hired some experienced talent to run her company--Sony and MGM veteran Michael Nathanson, who brought "Ender's Game" to OddLot's attention, and First Look Studios' Bill Lischak. In a move that signals an increase in production and development, OddL...

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    Lionsgate Takes Anton Corbijn's Spy Thriller 'A Most Wanted Man,' Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman

    Lionsgate has snapped up US rights for spy thriller "A Most Wanted Man," starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Robin Wright and Willem Dafoe. The film is helmed by Anton Corbijn ("The American"), and adapted from the novel by John Le Carre.

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    New Character Posters for 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Unveiled

    Eleven new character posters have been released for Lionsgate's upcoming and feverishly anticipated "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," starring Jennifer Lawrence as warrior and emerging leader Katniss Everdeen. Adapted from the 2009 sci-fi novel by Suzanne Collins, this film is the sequel to the 201...

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    Lionsgate/Summit Deems Orson Scott Card's Anti-Gay Views "Irrelevant" to 'Ender's Game'

    Lionsgate responds to a recently proposed boycott of the film "Ender's Game" in the wake of Orson Scott Card's anti-gay views, deeming them "completely irrelevant" to the film.

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