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    Johnny Depp and Pirates Crew Reinvent Western Lone Ranger, Tonto

    Now that Cowboys & Aliens can be viewed as a too-pricey western tentpole wannabe, how does Disney feel about Jerry Bruckheimer's Lone Ranger going into pre-production? They've ditched "the," and buttressed themselves from criticism by staffing up with their tried-and-true --but pricey-- Pirates gang, now that #4 yielded a satisfactory $1.03 billion worldwide and Johnny Depp is considered a major movie star. Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio penned the script, rewritten by Justin Haythe. Gore Verbinski has worked with Depp four times, including the modestly successful but costly animated western Rango ($242.8 million worl...

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    indieWIRE's Project of the Day: FIlmmakers Tackle GMOs in New Project

    Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite.

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    Sex and the City Prequel: Less Evolved?

    Last week Brit tabloid The Daily Mail reported that we'd soon be seeing a third Sex and the City movie, this one a prequel that would show us the fearsome foursome's background and include new talent such as Blake Lively, Selena Gomez, Emma Roberts and Elizabeth Olsen.

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    In the Works: Dark Knight Photos, Eisenberg in Demand, Gleeson vs. IMDb, Soderbergh on Hunger Games

    Just when we thought the super-secret Nolan crew on the Pittsburgh set of The Dark Knight Rises were going to succeed at keeping the lid on the production, new stills from the set have leaked out that show Catwoman tearing through some kind of riot on the Bat-pod. These photos come (literally) on t...

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    indieWIRE's Bigger Project of the Day: Andrew Bujalski Explores the 1980's "Computer Chess" World

    Here’s your daily dose of an indie film in progress; every Friday, we’ll be spotlighting a bigger project, usually from an established filmmaker or affiliated with a bigger production company.

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    indieWIRE's Project of the Day: Oscar-Nominated Filmmaker Returns with "MLK, Jr. in Palestine"

    Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite.

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    indieWIRE's Project of the Day: "Dick and Bob," a New Take on the Unlikely Buddy Film

    Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite.

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    indieWIRE's Project of the Day: Jonathan Lisecki is Making a "Gayby"

    Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite.

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    Von Trier Isn't Pulling Back on Nymphomaniac, "Something Which Could Generate Some Press Attention"

    Not one to pull his punches, Danish filmmaker Lars von Trier--perhaps in an attempt to deflect the media from reporting on his connection (via Dogville) to Norwegian accused terrorist Anders B. Breivik-- is making more waves regarding his next movie, Nymphomaniac, which is looking at an English-lang...

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    indieWIRE's Project of the Day: "Steve Chong Finds Out that Suicide is a Bad Idea"

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