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    FIRST LOOK: Michael Fassbender in Frontier Western 'Slow West'

    One film you can expect to see on the fall film festival circuit--as Telluride and Toronto duke it out for World Premieres-- is John Maclean’s 19th-century western "Slow West." Michael Fassbender ("12 Years a Slave," "X-Men: Days of Future Past"), Kodi Smit-Mcphee ("The Road," "Dawn of the Planet of...

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    Annapurna and Rooney Mara Win Bidding War for Memoir 'A House of the Sky'

    Annapurna Pictures beat out its rivals in a bidding war to option Rooney Mara project "A House in the Sky." The New York Times bestselling memoir is written by Amanda Lindhout and Sara Corbett. Mara will star and serve as a producer with Annapurna’s Megan Ellison. Annapurna’s Chelsea Barnard will ov...

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    Sondheim Makes (Very Big) Plot Changes to Disney's 'Into the Woods' Adaptation, Doesn't Seem to Mind

    Before you read this, Sondheim fans, hide the fragile items near your computer or smartphone, because you're going to want to throw something.

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    Los Angeles Film Festival: How Rookie Kimberly Levin Made Indie Farm Drama 'Runoff'

    More and more these days, getting a movie made is about a tenacious filmmaker making it happen. Theater and television writer/director Kimberly Levin didn't wait for CAA to raise financing. She forged ahead with the drama "Runoff," filmed near her hometown Louisville, Kentucky. The film made its wor...

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    Zhang Yimou to Helm Legendary's 'Great Wall' Chinese Co-Production

    Chinese auteur Zhang Yimou has another new project lined up: "Great Wall," a fantasy about the obscure reasons behind why China's most iconic piece of architecture was constructed.

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    Guy Pearce Joins Kristen Stewart and Nicholas Hoult in Dystopian Romance 'Equals'

    Yes, we have another dystopian movie coming up. In Drake Doremus's romance "Equals," Kristen Stewart and Nicholas Hoult play young lovers in a romance written by Nathan Parker, set in a society where emotions have supposedly been eradicated. Just ahead of the stateside opening of David Michôd's Cann...

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    Netflix Orders 'Magic School Bus' Series for 2016

    Children of the 90s, rejoice: the "Magic School Bus" is returning for more passengers.

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    Warren Beatty Wraps Filming on Untitled Howard Hughes Project

    Film legend Warren Beatty has wrapped principal photography on his Howard Hughes project--the director's first feature in almost 20 years--after a 74-day shoot. In the slice-of-later-life biopic the 77-year-old producer-actor-director stars opposite romantic interest Lily Collins, 25.

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    Oliver Stone Acquires Film Rights to Novel by Edward Snowden's Russian Lawyer

    Edward Snowden's Russian lawyer, Anatoly Kucherena, announced today that Oliver Stone and his producing partner, Moritz Borman, have purchased the film rights to his upcoming novel "Time of the Octopus," a thinly fictionalized version of Snowden's own experience.

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    TriStar Partners with BBC on Bennett and Hytner's 'Lady in the Van' with Dame Maggie Smith

    In Hollywood there are always exceptions to the rule. Like, women, especially older women, can't open or carry movies. So, in the face of such misinformed conventional wisdom, TriStar Productions' Tom Rothman is greenlighting "The Lady in the Van" with "Downton Abbey" and "Best Exotic Marigold Hotel...

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