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    'Fifty Shades of Grey' Author and Twihard E. L. James Talks Smoking and Spicy Sex with EW

    EW's next issue goes deep into E. L. James' "Fifty Shades of Grey," which Universal's Focus Features recently won after a bidding war. Here are the details on how what started as "Twilight" fan fiction become a novel trilogy and a hot Hollywood property. Highlights of James' interview with EW are be...

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    By The Beard of Zeus! Will Ferrell Tells Conan 'Anchorman 2' is Greenlit at Paramount (Video)

    Rejoice, "Anchorman 2" is coming. Paramount is partnering with Will Ferrell and Adam McKay's Gary Sanchez Productions and Judd Apatow for a sequel to the beloved 2004 original (DreamWorks; $89 million worldwide). The 2004 comedy is arguably the most quoted film of the last decade.

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    Casting Watch: Kirsten Dunst Visits Set of Sofia Coppola's "The Bling Ring"

    Perennial Sofia Coppola muse Kirsten Dunst and rocker Gavin Rossdale have been spotted on the L.A. set of the writer-director's currently filming "The Bling Ring." That doesn't mean that the star of "Virgin Suicides" and "Marie Antoinette" or the rhythm guitarist are necessarily in the movie, althou...

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    "Mad Men" Creator Matthew Weiner's Directorial Debut 'You Are Here' Stars Owen Wilson

    "Mad Men" creator Matthew Weiner has chosen a project for his feature film debut. He wrote and will direct relationship comedy "You Are Here," which will start shooting in May in North Carolina with funnymen Owen Wilson ("Midnight in Paris") and Zach Galifianakis ("The Hangover").

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    Branagh Takes Helm of New Jack Ryan Flick at Paramount, Starring Chris Pine

    Kenneth Branagh has taken the helm at Paramount of the long-in-the-works untitled Jack Ryan project, based on Tom Clancy's character. Branagh replaces Jack Bender, who had scheduling issues...

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    Casting Watch: Rockwell, Macy & Wright for 'Single Shot'; Fonda as Reagan; Lange in for 'Therese Raquin'

    "A Single Shot" (not to be confused with Christopher McQuarrie's "One Shot") has had many actors come and go, but has finally kicked off production in Vancouver with Sam Rockwell, William H. Macy, Jeffrey Wright and Jason Isaacs joining director David M. Rosenthal...

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    Rebooting Stephen King's 'Carrie': Kimberly Peirce Offers Chloë Moretz Title Role

    Kimberly Peirce ("Boys Don't Cry") is adapting Stephen King's "Carrie," the book that inspired the 1976 Brian DePalma classic that broke out Sissy Spacek. UPDATE: MGM and director Kimberly Peirce have reportedly offered the role to Chloë Moretz.

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    'Fifty Shades of Grey' Goes to Universal/Focus; Author Keeps Control of S&M Erotica Trilogy

    Hollywood is cautious when it comes to sex in cinema. The studios are more comfortable with raunchy sex comedies from the likes of Judd Apatow and the "American Pie" series ("American Reunion" is coming up) than anything sexy and intimate. Erotica aimed at men or women is a tricky area.

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    Weekly Wrap: Interviews, Trailers, In the Works, and 'The Hunger Games'

    "Hunger Games" Arrives: We highlight the film in our Weekend Preview, and analyze how the filmmakers achieved a well-earned home run. We posted an interview round-up from the cast and mapped out Jennifer Lawrence's upcoming acting roles. For a sneak peak of the film, you can tour th...

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    Melissa Leo Heads Into 'Oblivion' with Cruise, Freeman, Riseborough, Kurylenko

    Melissa Leo is joining Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Andrea Riseboroigh and Olga Kurylenko in Joseph Kosinski's "Oblivion." The "TRON: Legacy" director wrote the comic book upon which the film is based with Arvid Nelson, while William Monahan ("The Departed") wrote the screenplay with him...

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