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    'Philomena,' Starring Dench and Coogan, Nabs Stateside Release

    The Weinstein Company has slated Stephen Frears' "Philomena," starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan, for a November 22 stateside release. The film gained terrific awards buzz out of Venice and Toronto for Dench's performance as a mother who enlists a journalist in Washington to help find her long-los...

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    The 10 Best Things Harvey Weinstein Said at His Zurich Film Festival Masterclass

    Harvey Weinstein took a break from campaigning for this year's slate of Weinstein Company award hopefuls to take part in a Masterclass at the still underway Zurich Film Festival in Switzerland, where his company is screening Ryan Coogler's Sundance sensation "Fruitvale Station," Weinstein's 10th fil...

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    Weinsteins Will Hold Nicole Kidman's 'Grace of Monaco' Until 2014, Out of 2013 Oscar Race

    The Weinstein Company has opted to wait on "Grace of Monaco" and release the title in the spring, keeping it out of the already overcrowded 2013 Oscar season. Per the Hollywood Reporter, the film, which stars Nicole Kidman in the title role, needs more time to be completed.

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    Weinsteins Developing Salinger Biopic & Add “New Footage” To ‘Salinger’ Doc As Ploy To Get People To See It

    The Weinstein Company modus operandi of late when a film doesn’t receive spectacular notices at a film festival seems to be: add new footage, send out shiny new press releases suggesting a new cut or you’re missing out on something (in the case of Wong Kar-Wai’s “The Grandmaster,” which doesn’t appe...

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    In the Works: Weinstein Company Adopts 'Paddington'; Colin Firth to Voice Paddington Bear, Nicole Kidman Joins Cast

    The Weinstein Company has scooped up rights to "Paddington," the first live-action feature based on the classic children's book character Paddington Bear, created by Michael Bond in 1958. The marmalade sandwich-loving bear, to be rendered in CGI, will be voiced by Colin Firth. Nicole Kidman has also...

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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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    TIFF Deals: A24 Goes 'Under the Skin,' Blanchett in Mamet's 'Blackbird,' CBS Films Takes Radcliffe's 'The F Word,' Lange Replaces Close in 'Therese,' and More

    A24 Films is sealing the deal on Jonathan Glazer's moody sci-fi thriller "Under the Skin," starring Scarlett Johansson as an alien sent to Earth in the guise of a human. More TIFF acquisition news, below.

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    'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom' Review Roundup: Idris Elba Gives Towering Performance, but Film Doesn't Rise to the Occasion

    Critics thus far generally agree that Idris Elba turns in a fine performance as the eponymous lead of Justin Chadwick's biopic "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom," which recently premiered at TIFF. They also generally agree that the film itself isn't up to Idris' performance, that it's overly "reverenti...

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    Exclusive: A Secretary Types For Her Life in Exclusive 'Populaire' Clip

    Indiewire has obtained an exclusive clip from the French comedy "Populaire," which is being released in theaters today by the Weinstein Company after opening in its native country a year ago. In the film, a woman named Rose (Déborah Francois) applies for a secretarial job at an insurance agency, whe...

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