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    Why Tragic Jeff Buckley Biopic Has Lured the Likes of Pitt, Maguire, Pattinson, and now Badgley

    For a producer, it’s not exactly a good sign when you have to publicly acknowledge that an actor isn’t playing the lead role in your biopic because he is in fact playing that same role in another biopic being made simultaneously. It’s probably even less heartening to find out just a week later that...

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    indieWIRE's Project of the Day: "Plato's Reality Machine" & Living in a Video Game

    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: Digital Democracy Doc "#killswitch"

    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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    Emma Thompson to Adapt Annie for Will and Willow Smith and Jay-Z?

    Will Smith is in talks with Emma Thompson to write a film adaptation of Annie as a starring vehicle for his daughter, Willow Smith. Vulture adds, "No word on whether Thompson will also write herself into a role as the orphanage director who loves booze almost as much as she hates children, but here'...

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    Ten-Year-Old Cult Classic Wet Hot American Summer May See Sequel

    On the endless list of sequels in the works you can add cult DVD fave Wet Hot American Summer, director and co-writer David Wain told Jeff Goldsmith. A decade after the film’s release, Wain says: “the prequel would be the same summer… so it would be 40 year olds playing 16 year olds. And yeah, we’re...

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    indieWIRE's Project of the Day: "Exotic World and the Burlesque Revival," a Mojave Desert Story

    Each week, we usually gather up four or five projects in progress to feature in a single column. Now it’s going to be a daily feature, so we can give the spotlight to a single project each day.

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    Elba's Star Rises with Pacific Rim; Del Toro Wants To Direct Jolie in Maleficent

    Idris Elba may not be playing Django in Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained (he did, however, win our casting poll), but after TV hits The Wire, The Office and Luther and numerous co-star and supporting film roles (including 28 Weeks Later, American Gangster, RocknRolla, Obsessed, The Losers, Taken...

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    indieWIRE's Project of the Day: Korean WWII Comfort Women Documentary "Within Every Woman"

    Each week, we usually gather up four or five projects in progress to feature in a single column. Now it's going to be a daily feature, so we can give the spotlight to a single project each day.

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    Hooper's Les Mis Wants Hugh Jackman; Winslet, Brolin, Reitman Triple Threat

    - Tom Hooper's Les Miserables may star Hugh Jackman and Paul Bettany. Jackman is in talks to star as tenor Jean Valjean. The project is produced by veteran theater maestro Cameron Mackintosh (whose version of the play served as the basis for William Nicholson's script) and will feature Claude-Michel Schoenberg's original score. Working Title's Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner are also producing. Bettany may be targeted for the role of police inspector Javert. We know at least one of these boys can sing (see Jackman perform at the Tonys with Neil Patrick Harris, below). It's hard not to love Jackman. He was even (SPOILER ALERT) the third best part o...

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    indieWIRE's Project of the Day: Feminist Dramedy "In Amanda's Shoes"

    Each week, we usually gather up four or five projects in progress to feature in a single column. Now it's going to be a daily feature, so we can give the spotlight to a single project each day.

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