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    'Mother of George' Director Andrew Dosunmu to Direct Fela Kuti Biopic

    "Mother of George" director Andrew Dosunmu will direct "Fela Kuti,"the Fela Kuti biopic in development at Focus Features, Focus Features CEO James Schamus and co-CEO Andrew Karpen, announced today.

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    Jennifer Hudson's Winnie Mandela Biopic Lands at Image Entertainment

    Image Entertainment announced today its acquisition of domestic distribution rights to Jennifer Hudson-starrer "Winnie Mandela", the biopic focusing on the wife of South African President Nelson Mandela that debuted at the Toronto Film Festival last fall after much delay.

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    Amanda Seyfried & Peter Sarsgaard To Star In Rob Epstein & Jeffrey Friedman's 'Lovelace' Biopic

    No, this isn't Matthew Wilder‘s “Inferno” that was famously going to have Lindsay Lohan in the lead role, but now is toplined by Malin Akerman and Matt Dillon. Instead, this is the competing project by “Howl” and “The Celluloid Closet” directors Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman that at one point was...

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    Oliver Stone To Direct 'The Power Broker' For HBO

    While he's taking a rare detour into straight up genre territory with the thriller "Savages," Oliver Stone is making a return to the familiar world of power and intrigue that has dominated the bulk of his work. From "Wall Street" (x2), "W.," "Nixon," "JFK" and "Alexander" to documentaries "Commandan...

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    Brad Pitt Heads To Steve McQueen's 'Twelve Years A Slave' With Michael Fassbender & Chiwetel Ejiofor

    There is no greater arthouse bromance right now than the one between director Steve McQueen and actor Michael Fassbender. The duo first paired up on "Hunger," which brought them both some considerable attention, and this year they are dominating the fall movie chatter with the NC-17 sex-addiction dr...

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    Aaron Eckhart To Play Beach Boys Member Dennis Wilson In Biopic 'The Drummer'

    At the end of last year, director Randall Miller and writer Jody Savin -- the duo behind the 2008 wine world comedy “Bottle Shock” -- announced they had begun development on two music centered movies. The first was an untitled film about the early days of American punk rock centered around the famed...

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    Fernando Meirelles Confirms Biopic 'Onassis' Is His Next Film, Plans To Shoot Fall 2012

    '360' Director Came Close To Making 'Collateral'; Says He's Out Of Janis Joplin BiopicFernando Meirelles might not have yet topped his incredible debut, "City of God," but even in his less satisfying work, like his 2008 picture "Blindness," there are enough brilliant directorial choices to make it more than worth watching. Since he broke through internationally, he’s taken on a diverse array of projects that have been offered to him, but when we spoke to the director yesterday ahead of his latest film, “360,” opening the BFI London Film Festival, he confirmed that for the first time since his favela epic, he’s developing something from scratc...

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    John Singleton May Take The Director's Seat For 'Tupac'

    It has been a long time since John Singleton has made a film that lived up to his early work like "Boyz N The Hood" or "Higher Learning." His last effort was the dismal and lamebrained Taylor Lautner vehicle "Abduction," and while for a brief moment it seemed he would be taking on "Straight Outta Compton," the biopic of N.W.A., he was quickly pushed out with a different trio of filmmakers in the running for the gig (apparently Craig Brewer is favored though it will depend on how well (or not) "Footloose" does this weekend). But the director has rebounded and is now circling another hip hop story that he is just as well suited for as the N.W.A...

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    Michael Fassbender & Steve McQueen Reteam For '12 Years A Slave' With Chiwetel Ejiofor

    Look out Quentin Tarantino, there's a new slavery movie in town...

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    Steve Jobs' Life To Become An iMovie At Sony

    "...but there's one more thing."

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