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    In The Works: More Fairy Tales -- From Seydoux's Beauty & Cassel's Beast to Disney's 'Seven'

    Hollywood can't get enough of fairly tales and mythic heroes. They're branded, for one thing. News of a few noteworthy projects dropped over a crowded awards weekend.

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    Weekly Wrap: Weekend Preview, Trailers, Oscar Nominee Interviews, Festival Updates, Oscar Talk

    Weekly Wrap: Weekend Preview, Trailers, Oscar Nominee Interviews, Festival Updates, Oscar Talk

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    Amazon Studios Announces Best Movie and Best Script Awards for 2011 Contest

    Amazon Studios, the open source-inspired studio run by Roy Price with a mission to find new films and screenwriters and offer them first-look deals with Warner Studios, has revealed the winner of its "Best Test" movie and best-script awards.

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    Crazy Brilliant? DreamWorks and Working Title To Remake Hitchcock Classic 'Rebecca'

    Is it total hubris or a stroke of genius to attempt a remake of Alfred Hitchcock’s masterfully intense psychological thriller "Rebecca"? Either way, DreamWorks and Working Title are planning to pull it off, setting Steven Knight ("Eastern Promises") to write the screenplay.

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    Naomi Watts to Play Princess Diana in Biopic 'Caught in Flight,' Replaces Jessica Chastain

    Naomi Watts will play Princess Diana in Oliver Hirschbiegel's ("Downfall") "Caught in Flight." This is excellent news for Watts, deserving of more leading dramatic roles like this, but Princess Diana devotees will certainly have their opinions on this casting choice...

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    In The Works: Adams' 'Object of Beauty'; Hoffman for Corbjijn and Carré's 'Most Wanted'; Depp Goes Memphis

    Steve Martin's novel, "Object of Beauty" is being adapted into film form as a producing and starring vehicle for Amy Adams. Maven Pictures' Trudie Styler and Celine Rattray will also produce.

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    Eric Bana & Rebecca Hall Ex-Lovers for Focus/Working Title Thriller; Plus What's Next for Each

    As we announced last week, Focus Features and Working Title have paired Eric Bana ("Hanna," "Munich") and Rebecca Hall ("The Town," "Vicky Cristina Barcelona") for an untitled thriller. If you've missed Bana and Hall, rest assured they both have a few proj...

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    David Seidler Adapting Pushkin's 'Queen of Spades,' Film will Feature Tchaikovsky's Opera

    David Seidler, who wrote the Oscar-winning script for "The King's Speech," is adapting Alexander Pushkin's Russian short story, "Queen of Spades." The project, which has directer Pavel Lungin ("Tsar") attached, will be shopped at Berlin's European Film Market by the Russian Cinema Fund...

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    Weekly Wrap: Weekend Preview, Interviews, Sundance Wrap-Up, Oscar Predictions, In the Works

    BOX OFFICE, REVIEWS, TRAILERS Weekend Preview: Horror Rules with "The Woman in Black, "Kill List" and "Innkeepers"; Madonna's "W.E." Lands Hollywood Hits Super Bowl XLVI; Ad Updates

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    IN THE WORKS: Viola Davis Lines Up New Projects, 'Beautiful Creatures' and 'Ender's Game'

    Best Actress front runner Viola Davis ("The Help") has been open about the lack of strong roles for African American women. It was eye-opening when I interviewed her and played clips from her career at the Santa Barbara Film Festival, where she accepted the Performer of the Year Award. Dav...

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