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    In The Works: Williams to Play Ol' Dirty Bastard, Imagine Going to '1984,' Russell's 'Bullshit'

    HBO favorite Michael K. Williams (Omar Little on "The Wire," Chalky White on "Boardwalk Empire") has signed on to star as the late Ol' Dirty Bastard (aka Russell Jones) in "Dirty White Boy." The true story charts the rise of the VH1 intern who became Ol' Dirty Bastard's manager...

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    Marcia Gay Harden Gets A Job with Cranston, Kendrick, Teller, Braun & Brie

    Marcia Gay Harden has joined a stellar lineup for CBS Films' "Get A Job." The Dylan Kidd comedy written by Kyle Pennekamp and Scott Turpel centers on four recent college grads who realize that reality doesn't match up with their lofty expectations of the adult working world.

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    Robert Orci Launches "Ender's Game" Production Blog

    Prolific Roberto Orci, when he is not sweating over "Star Trek" rewrites with producing and writing partner Alex Kurtzman, is now running a weekly production blog for the upcoming sci-fi film "Ender's Game." He's also producing and adapting the epic adventure from the Orson Scott Card sci-fi classic...

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    Michael Bacall Scores with '21 Jump Street' & 'Project X'; Sequels in the Works, Plus Cruise's Len Grossman

    It's good to be Michael Bacall. The actor-screenwriter's "21 Jump Street" and "Project X" have both raked in a pretty penny at the recent box office. "21" opened this past weekend to $35 million, while "X" has come out of two weekends with $48 million ...

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    In The Works: Scorsese and DiCaprio Take 5, Penn Eyes Iñárritu's 'Red Flag,' Canet's Impressive Cast & O'Connor's 'Neverland'

    Martin Scorsese and his muse, Leonardo DiCaprio, will team for the fifth time with "The Wolf of Wall Street"; Sean Penn eyes Alejandro González Iñárritu's true crime story; French actor-writer-director Guillaume Canet lines up a star-packed cast for his own crime adaptation; and "Warrior" director G...

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    In the Works: Paul Rudd in Talks to Team with Tina Fey for Collegiate Comedy 'Admission'

    Paul Rudd might join Tina Fey in upcoming collegiate comedy "Admission." The impish actor would add a light-hearted dash to Tina Fey's signature wry style. Owen Wilson was previously considered for the role, but the LA Times reports that it is more likely that Rudd will co-star.

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    'A Separation' Director Farhadi Announces Next Pic Set in Paris After Denial of Celebration in Native Iran

    Sadly, a celebration of Asghar Farhadi's "A Separation" - which won numerous awards across the world, including the Oscar, Golden Globe and Critics' Choice Award for Best Foreign Language Film - was denied a celebration in its native Iran by its government on Monday...

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    Netflix and MRC Hit Fincher Reality with 'House of Cards'

    Surprise. In a much ballyhooed deal that was too good to be true, Netflix and MRC (Media Rights Capital) outbid HBO to stream and finance, respectively, the $100-million production "House of Cards," an American remake of the 1990 hit Brit TV series about a politician's rise to the top. Now on the...

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    IN THE WORKS: John Turturro Casts Woody Allen in His Bid for Commercial Success, 'Fading Gigolo' UPDATED

    For the first time in over a decade, Woody Allen will play to another director. Fellow triple threat actor-writer-director John Turturro cast Allen in his upcoming "Fading Gigolo."

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    First Look: Gosling Looks Badass in Refn's 'Only God Forgives'; Weinsteins' Radius Acquires Film for Multi-Platform Release

    The "Drive" bromance of Nicolas Winding Refn and Ryan Gosling continues; they are currently shooting crime thriller "Only God Forgives" in Bangkok, Thailand. The Weinsteins' Radius-TWC has acquired U.S. rights to the film.

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