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    '12 Years a Slave' Star Chiwetel Ejiofor Explains Why He Was Worried About Whether He Could Pull Off the Role

    Powerfully received after screenings in Telluride and Toronto, Steve McQueen's tale of a kidnapped free man in the 1840's who was sold into slavery features Chiwetel Ejiofor as real-life victim Solomon Northup. It's a raw, intimate depiction that provides an empathic center to the horrors of the tim...

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    Steve McQueen Explains Why the World Is Ready For '12 Years a Slave'

    The story of a free black man kidnapped and sold into slavery in the Deep South in the 1840's might not sound like the material for an especially high profile movie. Then "12 Years a Slave" premiered at the Telluride Film Festival and everything changed.

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    Fox Searchlight Snaps Up Comedy Pitch from Joe Swanberg

    Fox Searchlight has acquired a high-concept comedy pitch from director Joe Swanberg, who has "Drinking Buddies" hitting theaters this weekend.

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    'Clear History' Director Greg Mottola Talks Working With Larry David, Directing 'The Newsroom' and Why He Still Wants to Make Big Screen Features

    In HBO's "Clear History," Larry David plays a former marketer for an electric car company who quits his job over a dispute with his boss (Jon Hamm) only to watch the company grow extraordinarily rich shortly afterward.

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    Watch: The Trailer for Nicole Holofcener's New Comedy 'Enough Said' Showcases One of James Gandolfini's Last Roles

    A lighthearted trailer has arrived for Nicole Holofcener's latest "Enough Said," which is one of late James Gandolfini's last films. The romantic comedy also stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Catherine Keener and Toni Collette.

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    Review: 'The Way, Way Back' Cost Fox Searchlight $10 Million. Was It Worth It?

    If there's one positive result from distributor Fox Searchlight's decision at the Sundance Film Festival to pay nearly $10 million for "The Way, Way Back," it should be this: It will remind people about "Adventureland," a far superior movie about an awkward, frustrated teen spending his summer worki...

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    Fox Searchlight Acquires 'Belle' Starring Tom Wilkinson and Emily Watson

    Fox Searchlight has acquired most worldwide rights including North American and UK ones to "Belle," inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle (played by newcomer Gubu Mbatha-Raw), the illegitimate mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral. The film, directed by BAFTA award winner Amma Asa...

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    McQueen's '12 Years a Slave' Release Date Moves Forward to October 18

    Fox Searchlight has moved up Steve McQueen's much-anticipated "12 Years a Slave" from its previously announced release date of December 27 to October 18. This makes it all the more likely that the film will play the early fall festival circuit. We recently predicted it would land at Venice.

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    Fox Searchlight Moves Up Steve McQueen's '12 Years a Slave'

    Fox Searchlight has shifted Steve McQueen's much anticipated "12 Years a Slave" up over two months, Deadline is reporting. Originally slated for a Christmas bow, the film will now start a limited release on October 18th.

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    Casting Watch: Keira Knightley to Produce and Star in 1920s Suspense Tale 'The Other Typist'

    Keira Knightley is set to produce and star in "The Other Typist," adapted from Suzanne Rindell's debut novel centering on an introverted typist in 1920s New York who befriends a glamorous and mysterious co-worker and is introduced to the city's fast-living underworld. Fox Searchlight snapped up the ...

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