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    More Details on Rudin Buy 'City on Fire,' 900-Page Debut Tome Sold for $2 Million to Knopf (UPDATE)

    The long novel appears to be making a comeback. "City on Fire," 34-year-old Garth Risk Hallberg's 900-page debut novel, sold to Knopf for just shy of $2 million following a two-day bidding war.

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    Review: Greengrass Turns Screws with Intense Real-Life Thriller 'Captain Phillips,' Starring Oscar-Contender Hanks

    Given that Captain Richard Phillips turned up at the L.A. premiere on Skype and wrote the memoir on which this adventure is based, it is not news that he survived. But Tom Hanks' extraordinary acting in the last few scenes, from when he's bound and trapped at gunpoint in a bobbing claustrophobic lif...

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    Review: 'Captain Phillips,' Starring Tom Hanks And Directed By Paul Greengrass, Is a Proficient Thriller With a Sly Political Agenda

    The saga of Captain Richard Phillips, the Massachusetts seafarer kidnapped by four Somali pirates during a routine cargo ship gig in 2009, taking place under media scrutiny, played out like a high seas suspense movie unfolding in real time. Plans for a feature-length adaptation were inevitable as so...

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    Dystopia Rules! Rudin and Paramount's Unpublished 'Annihilation' Joins Rash of Movies About Our Grim Future

    In Hollywood, the end of the worlds is always at hand. Trust Scott Rudin to sniff out the next literary phenomenon. Yes, yet another dystopian picture is in the works. As John Carpenter and Kurt Russell reunite in advance of an "Escape from New York" reboot, and Roland Emmerich preps a sequel to "In...

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    Dyno-mite! 'Good Times' Headed To The Big Screen

    There's no point being outraged, shocked or surprised. Moviemakers want safe, reliable properties, preferably cheap, and with every comic book, sexy fan fiction, fairy tale and young adult series getting snatched up, of course, television will be the next place to get fracked. Even the title alone w...

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    Jon Stewart Will Be Taking the Summer Off From 'The Daily Show' to Make His Directorial Debut

    Jon Stewart will be taking the summer off from "The Daily Show," according to Deadline, with John Oliver filling in for eight of the 12 weeks he'll be out. Why? Well, because Stewart's off to make his feature directorial debut.

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    'The Daily Show' Host Jon Stewart To Make Directorial Debut With Iranian Journalist Drama 'Rosewater'

    Quick! Who remembers that in 2010 "The Daily Show" host Jon Stewart optioned the life rights of Iranian/Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari for a feature film? Well he did, and now it looks like he's exercising those rights, by leaping into his directorial debut in a pretty surprising a...

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    Alexandre Desplat Returns To Score Wes Anderson's 'Grand Budapest Hotel'

    Talk about getting the gang back together. While he's been playing close to the chest about what he's building with "Grand Budapest Hotel," Wes Anderson has at least slowly been revealing who'll be part of the project. Right around Christmas the director shared that Tilda ...

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    Casting Watch: Crowe Wants Bradley Cooper to Star Opposite Emma Stone in Upcoming Project

    Cameron Crowe has reportedly singled out Bradley Cooper as the ideal casting choice for his next project, which already has Emma Stone on board.

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    Rudin and Diller Go Into the E-Book and (Gasp!) Real Book Business

    Media titan Barry Diller and uber-producer Scott Rudin are joining forces for a new e-book publishing house, Brightline; they are partnering with Brooklyn-based start-up Atavist, already well known for publishing long-form articles for tablets.

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