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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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    Ben Affleck To Direct Tell No One Remake, Holds Actors Hostage for Argo

    In mid-career, Ben Affleck, who has always been one of the smarter actors around, has opted to chase his potential as a writer and director. It's a lot more work, of course.

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    David O. Russell Loves Jolie, Eyes her for Silver Lining, in the Running to Direct Maleficent

    Angelina Jolie, who remains attached to star in Maleficent, still lacks a director. Tim Burton bowed out in May, making room for David O. Russell and others to be considered by Disney. Russell was available for consideration after parting ways with Columbia Pictures over creative differences on the ...

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    indieWIRE's Project of the Day: Documentary Based on "The Idiot," "Soft in the Head"

    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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    indieWIRE's Project of the Day: All-Women Production "The Animals"

    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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    Indiewire's Project of the Day: Egyptian Uprising Doc "The People Demand"

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    Four Projects to Root For: Sexy Central American Thriller, A Closer Look at Banksy Art Piece & More

    In this week's in-production column looks at the new project "Bump and Run," from first-time writer Stephen Schaller and up-and-coming French director Patrick Alessandrin, which is just now beginning pre-production. From Kickstarter, a film about a piece of equipment that became a Banksy art piece ...

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    5 Projects to Root For: A New Austin Film With Alex Karpovsky, the Endangered Acoustic Guitar & More

    In this week's in-production column, indieWIRE takes a look at a film from a new crop of Austin filmmakers, Sean Gallagher's "Good Night," which stars Jonny Mars ("WUSS," "The Happy Poet") and Alex Karpovsky ("Tiny Furniture"). Also in this week's column, a film about the current crisis of acoustic ...

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