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    Cannes Market: Weinstein Co. Nabs Stephen Frears' 'Philomena,' Starring Dench and Coogan

    More news is coming in from the ever-busy Cannes Market. The Weinstein Company has snapped up the latest Stephen Frears film, "Philomena," a drama starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan, with plans for an Oscar-friendly fall 2013 release.

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    Tim Burton Could Be Back on Track With Artist Biopic 'Big Eyes,' Starring Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz

    Tim Burton is on board to direct his next film, "Big Eyes," which will star Christoph Waltz and Amy Adams as Margaret and Walter Keane, whose paintings of big-eyed children were a mass-market phenomenon in the 1950s and '60s. Burton himself uses a similar big, dark-eyed aesthetic in both his animate...

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    Jennifer Lawrence and David O. Russell Reteam for Terrio's 'The Ends of the Earth'

    Oscar worlds collide as Jennifer Lawrence reteams with "Silver Linings Playbook" director David O. Russell for "The Ends of the Earth," a fact-based original penned by Oscar-nominated "Argo" screenwriter Chris Terrio. It's an American epic--with a "Django"...

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    Weinsteins Face Challenging Oscar 'Playbook'

    The Weinsteins have long followed the same Oscar playbook: line up a thick stack of Oscar-worthy potential contenders, give them a shot and see what sticks. They're usually pretty sharp about what's going to play with Academy voters. Nobody does it better. But this year things may not be panning out...

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    Trailer Watch: Stylish, Vivid Martial Arts Epic 'Wu Xia' from Peter Chan

    Peter Ho-Sun Chan's martial arts epic "Wu Xia" received glowing reviews out of Cannes in May and, following its domestic release in China this past summer, is dropkicking its way to VOD on October 26, and to US theaters next month. The film stars Donnie Yen and Takeshi Kaneshiro. Trailer below.

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    Casting Watch: McGregor Joins Streep and Roberts in 'August: Osage County'

    Ewan McGregor is joining the cast of John Wells' "August: Osage County," with Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts already onboard. The Weinstein Co. film is an adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play by Tracy Letts.

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    George Clooney and Grant Heslov Join TWC's 'August: Osage County' as Producers

    George Clooney and Grant Heslov have come on to the Weinstein Co.’s “August: Osage County” as producers. They join producers Steve Traxler and Jean Doumanian on the film adaptation of Tracy Letts’ Pulitzer Prize-winning play.

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    Arthouse Audit: Massive Opening for "Moonrise Kingdom" Shows that Festivals Matter (UPDATED 4 DAY FIGURES)

    "Moonrise Kingdom" opened with some of the best platform grosses ever, even adjusting for inflation, but it isn't the only good news out there. "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" had a terrific expansion, while the massive international hit "Intouchables" had a lesser, if still encouraging, NY/LA open...

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    Cannes Market: The Weinstein Co. Continues Its Torrid Buying Pace

    The Weinstein Company acquired the U.S. rights to a political documentary on the fall of Gaddafi: 'The Oath of Tobruk.' Directed by French philosopher Bernard-Henri Levy, the film covers the eight-month conflict that put an end to Muammar Gaddafi's reign in LIbya.

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    'The Intouchables' Wins Unprecedented Top Two Prizes at COL-COA

    At the City of Lights, City of Angels (COL-COA) festival in LA, "The Intouchables" won the two top prizes, the COL-COA Audience Award and the Critics Special Prize. This two-honor coup is unprecedented in the festival's history.

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