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    Oren Moverman To Write, Maybe Direct 'Terrorist Search Engine' For Scott Rudin & Jesse Eisenberg

    Israeli-born writer-director Oren Moverman isn't just the owner of one of the best bald heads this side of Greg Mottola,, he's also becoming one of the most in-demand screenwriters around. Having gotten early credits on the likes of "Jesus' Son," "Married Life" and Todd Haynes' "I'm Not There," Moverman broke out with his 2009 directorial debut "The Messenger," which saw him, co-writer Alessandro Camon and star Woody Harrelson all nominated for Oscars. His follow-up "Rampart" is one of our most eagerly anticipated films at Toronto this year, and he's taken a number of high-profile screenwriting jobs of late, including biopics of Kurt Cobain a...

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    Jesse Eisenberg May Star In Counter-Terrorism Biopic From 'Social Network' Producer Scott Rudin

    We're not sure if you're familiar with a little film called "The Social Network." Both a critical and commercial success, it also managed to catch the imagination of the media and audiences in a way that few other films could last year, subject to endless discussion and parodies. In lieu of "The Social Network 2: Tweet Harder," how could those who found such success with it possibly follow it up? Well, director David Fincher moved on to one of the biggest books of the last few years, co-star Andrew Garfield is playing one of the most iconic superheroes, and now the film's lead, Jesse Eisenberg, and producer Scott Rudin look to be reteaming fo...

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    Universal Gets Cold Feet, Bails On Backing Paul Greengrass' MLK 'Memphis' Film

    Director Paul Greengrass cannot catch a break it seems. Ever since the documentarian turned feature-length filmmaker bailed on the 4th 'Bourne' movie, he's had a string of bad luck. His Iraq war thriller, "Green Zone" ballooned around the $150 million mark (even though $100 million is the figure released) and the film pulled in a paltry $35 million domestically even with Jason Bourne-lead Matt Damon as the star. Universal took a beating on the film and the friction on that picture is part of what led Greengrass to leave 'Bourne' (though it should be said that, creatively, Damon and Greengrass were exhausted and would have left the franchise r...

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    'Easy A' Director Will Gluck To Helm 'Social Network' Writer's 'Sex On The Moon'

    Comedy Filmmaker To Direct Ben Mezrich's NASA-Based Non-Fiction Heist NovelWithout question, one of the comedy filmmakers flying under the radar this past year is Will Gluck, director of last year’s effortlessly charming “Easy A,” starring breakout actress Emma Stone, who nabbed the female lead in ...

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    David Fincher Eyed To Direct 'Cleopatra' With Angelina Jolie

    There is no doubt that Sony and producer Scott Rudin want big things out of the gestating "Cleopatra." With James Cameron previously sought and Paul Greengrass recently sniffing around (before opting for "Memphis"), the filmmakers have now taken the project to another very high profile name.

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    Bill Hader Working On A Secret Project For Scott Rudin With 'Jackass' Writer Vernon Chatman

    Comedian Also Says Judd Apatow Slasher Comedy Is Probably Not Called 'House Of Joel' AnymoreYes, it's turning out to be Bill Hader month on The Playlist, sue us (could be worse, Michael Bay month could start April 1).

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    Producer Scott Rudin Gets Behind Martin Scorsese's Frank Sinatra Biopic; Writer Being Sought

    'Silence' Will Shoot Next, Followed By 'The Wolf Of Wall Street'It seems there is a small flurry of activity regarding a few brewing Martin Scorsese projects recently. This morning we reported that Robert De Niro revealed that "The Irishman" was still very much on the docket, though not a certainty ...

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    Oscarbation: The Road To The Oscars 2011 & Predictions

    Last year, the Academy Awards expanded the field of Best Picture nominees to ten, ostensibly to give the public the feeling of having influence on what awards committees deemed the finest films of the year. Some argued the move was intended to level the populist playing field in 2008 when "The Dark Knight" was not nominated for a Best Picture award, and the public seemed to be outraged over this move. But one could say the strategy backfired, as the winner was Kathryn Bigelow’s tense war picture “The Hurt Locker,” one of the lowest grossing Best Picture winners in the last few decades. And of course it lost out to the MOR-player "Avatar," now...

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    'The Social Network' Producers Reteam To Have 'Sex On The Moon'

    We’re not sure anyone saw the success of “The Social Network” coming. A year ago the Aaron Sorkin-written, David Fincher-directed film was still being skeptically referred to as “the Facebook movie”, even by fans of its filmmakers. A year later the film has topped over $200 million in worldwide gros...

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    Paul Greengrass May Direct 'Memphis,' A Martin Luther King Jr. Assassination Thriller

    Well, so much for "Cleopatra." Vulture reports that director Paul Greengrass is eying, for his next directorial effort, a script he's penned titled "Memphis." The story centers on the final days of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the springtime of 1968, when he was trying to help the city's sanitation...

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