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    In the Works: J.K. Rowling to Pen First Screenplay, Set in the Wizarding World 70 Years Prior to Harry Potter

    Warner Bros. has announced an expanded creative partnership with "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling. She will make her screenwriting debut with "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," the first in a planned series of new films, inspired by Harry Potter's Hogwarts textbook.

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    TIFF In the Works: 'Fifth Estate' Director Bill Condon to Reunite with Ian McKellen for Sherlock Holmes Film

    Ian McKellen has been tapped to star as Sherlock Holmes in Bill Condon's adaptation of the 2005 novel "A Slight Trick of the Mind" by Mitch Cullin, which is set in 1947 and imagines a much older, retired Holmes.

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    TIFF In the Works: Jason Reitman Circling 'Men, Women and Children,' with Adam Sandler, Jennifer Garner, Rosemarie DeWitt

    Jason Reitman is bringing his latest film "Labor Day," starring Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin, to Toronto, but he's also reportedly lining up his next project. The director is circling an adaptation of Chad Kultgen's novel "Men, Women and Children," with Adam Sandler, Jennifer Garner and Rosemarie De...

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    In the Works: Mia Hansen-Love Heads Into Production on 'Eden,' Starring Greta Gerwig and Brady Corbet

    French director Mia Hansen-Love ("Goodbye, First Love," "The Father of My Children") is currently at work on her next project, "Eden," which centers on the electronic music craze of the early '90s. Greta Gerwig and Brady Corbet are set to star.

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    In the Works: Kevin Macdonald to Direct Elvis Presley Biopic, Online Search Underway for Actor to Play Young Elvis

    Director Kevin Macdonald ("The Last King of Scotland," "How I Live Now") is set to helm Elvis Presley biopic "Last Train to Memphis," based on the 1995 biography by Peter Guralnick. The book focuses on Presley's young transformation from a high school student to an instant sensation in the radical n...

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    In the Works: Clint Eastwood Replaces Steven Spielberg on 'American Sniper,' Starring Bradley Cooper

    Warner Bros. has replaced one titan with another on biopic "American Sniper," centering on a Navy SEAL with more than 150 confirmed kills, set to star Bradley Cooper. Steven Spielberg dropped out, and now Clint Eastwood has stepped in to direct.

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    In the Works: Timur Bekmambetov In Talks to Reboot 'Ben-Hur'

    Timur Bekmambetov ("Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter," "Wanted") is in talks to helm MGM's reboot of the studio's biblical epic classic and Oscar winner "Ben-Hur," directed by William Wyler and starring Charlton Heston as the eponymous chariot racer.

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    In the Works: Documentary on Disney's Imagineers (TRAILER)

    Disney has a documentary in the works that will go behind the scenes and into the history of its Imagineers, the division tasked with designing the studio's theme parks and rides. Lesley Iwerks, the granddaughter of Mickey Mouse co-creator Ub Iwerks, is set to direct. Check out the trailer for the f...

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    Harvey Weinstein and Disney Bury the Hatchet, Team for Live-Action Adaptation of 'Artemis Fowl'

    Never say never. Harvey Weinstein, who in 2005 left Disney and his Miramax Films following intense disagreements with chief exec Michael Eisner, is now on board for an adaptation of "Artemis Fowl" for the Mouse House. Weinstein, but not the Weinstein Company, is set to produce.

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    'Mad Men''s John Slattery Talks to Indiewire From the Set of 'God's Pocket,' His Directorial Debut Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman and Christina Hendricks

    John Slattery, the four-time Best Supporting Actor Emmy nominee, and five-time director on AMC's "Mad Men" is making his feature film directorial debut with an adaptation of "God's Pocket," a 1983 novel from National Book Award winner Pete Dexter. Slattery developed an affinity for Dexter's novel of...

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