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    In the Works: Paul Greengrass in Talks to Helm 'Trial of the Chicago 7,' from Aaron Sorkin's Script

    Director Paul Greengrass is in final talks to helm "The Trial of the Chicago 7," from a script by Aaron Sorkin. The much-delayed film follows a defining moment of 1960s American history: the trial of the seven individuals charged with conspiracy and rioting during the 1968 Democratic National Conven...

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    'Fruitvale' Duo Michael B. Jordan and Ryan Coogler Re-Team For 'Rocky' Spinoff (!) 'Creed'; Sylvester Stallone to Co-Star

    What do you do once you make a successful independent film? Make a studio-driven blockbuster, of course. Deadline Hollywood is reporting the duo behind this year's Sundance winner "Fruitvale Station" is re-teaming for "Creed," a continuation of the "Rocky" franchise focusing on Apollo Creed's grands...

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    In the Works: Ava DuVernay to Direct Martin Luther King Biopic 'Selma'

    Wrtier-director Ava DuVernay has signed on to helm the biopic "Selma," about a key event in the Civil Rights Movement: Martin Luther King's voting rights campaign in 1965. DuVernay's leading man in her 2012 award-winning and critically acclaimed drama "Middle of Nowhere," David Oyelowo, is set to pl...

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    In the Works: Errol Morris to Direct Narrative Feature and Suburban Thriller 'Holland, Michigan'

    Filmmaker Errol Morris, best known for his law-changing documentary "The Thin Blue Line" and Oscar-winning "The Fog of War," has attached himself to narrative feature "Holland, Michigan." Per Deadline, the film is "a suburban thriller laced with black humor."

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    WATCH: First Trailer for Princess 'Diana' Biopic, Starring Naomi Watts

    The first teaser trailer for Oliver Hirschbiegel's "Diana," starring Naomi Watts as Princess Diana, has landed. The film follows the last two years of Diana's life, charting her various romances and her evolution into a major international campaigner and humanitarian. Entertainment One has picked up...

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    In the Works: Why Bruckheimer Wanted 'Kon-Tiki' Directing Duo for 'Pirates of the Caribbean 5'

    The directing team of Norway's Oscar-nominated high-seas adventure film "Kon-Tiki," Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg, have landed the helming gig on Disney's "Pirates of the Caribbean 5." The Jerry Bruckheimer production is set for a late 2013 or January 2014 start.

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    Casting Watch: Tom Cruise Gears Up for Fifth 'Mission: Impossible,' as Abrams Defects to 'Star Wars'

    Tom Cruise has signed on to star in and produce the fifth "Mission: Impossible" film following the wildly successful "Ghost Protocol" (2011).

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    In the Works: Tom Hanks, Leonardo DiCaprio and Mikhail Gorbachev Teaming for HBO's 'Gorbachev'

    Tom Hanks, Leonardo DiCaprio and former Soviet Union president Mikhail Gorbachev will be collaborating on HBO film "Gorbachev," chronicling the last years before the Soviet Union's fall. Hanks and DiCaprio will both be taking on executive producing roles.

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    Liam Neeson Is Go-To Global Star, Takes on Matt Scudder in 'A Walk Among the Tombstones'

    In a world where you can't count on many movie stars--Tom Cruise? Will Smith?--and foreign sales financing dictates non-studio indie production, most of it formula genre fare aimed at a global market, Liam Neeson is king. The "Schindler's List" and "Taken" star has taken the place of aging tentpo...

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    ABC Takes Miniseries Rights to Oscar-Nominated AIDS documentary 'How to Survive a Plague'

    ABC Studios has bought the rights to David France's Oscar-nominated documentary "How to Survive a Plague" in hopes of turning it into a mini-series, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

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