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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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    Antoine Fuqua Once Again Exits 'Tupac' Biopic, Takes On 'Hunter Killer'

    It has been on again, off again, on again and now, off again for Antoine Fuqua and the forever gestating "Tupac" biopic. Earlier this summer, it was reported that the director was dropping out of directing the movie in favor of doing the Eminem boxing movie "Southpaw." But then, just over a week lat...

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    Justin Timberlake To Play Record Mogul Neil Bogart In Biopic 'Spinning Gold'

    From singer to actor to now playing a record executive in a forthcoming biopic, things are coming back full circle -- sort of -- for Justin Timberlake in a film that should be packed wall-to-wall with some great music.

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    Elton John Producing 'Rocketman,' A Biopic About Himself

    Why wait until you're dead and let someone else tell the story of your life? For Elton John, he's gonna make sure his life is done right on the big screen by executive producing the "Rocketman" biopic his own damn self through his shingle Rocket Pictures (most recently behind "Gnomeo & Juliet"), wit...

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    Review: ‘Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life' Is An Ambitious Biopic That's Disappointingly Incomplete

    The following is a reprint of our review from the Quebec release of the film in 2010. "Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life" is now in limited release.

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    'Walk The Line' Producer James Keach Developing Glen Campbell Biopic

    Update: Variety reveal today that James Keach is also working a documentary about Glen Campbell chronicling his career and battle with Alzheimer's. He is currently on the road with the musician on his final tour, conducting interviews and capturing the star's final travels around the world.

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    Eric Stonestreet To Play Fatty Arbuckle In Barry Levinson Directed 'The Day The Laughter Stopped'

    In the history of salacious Hollywood trials, none have matched the infamy of Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle's battle against charges that he raped actress Virgina Rappe at a boisterous Hollywood party (who died shortly afterward of peritonitis caused a ruptured bladder). It was essentially the first showbiz trial, one that found Arbuckle prosecuted in the press -- and later in court -- thanks to the relentless tabloid journalism of William Randolph Hearst's chain of newspapers, which painted the silent comedian as a lecher who used his girth to overpower women sexually. After three trials -- in which it became apparent that evidence was being manu...

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    Steve McQueen Teams With Chiwetel Ejiofor For 'Twelve Years A Slave'; Brad Pitt Producing

    There are a good handful of actors and producers around town whose name can "get things made," but there are only a select few who decide to back projects that ordinarily would be perceived as "risky" or as an unwise business investment. Brad Pitt is one of those few. He put his name behind Terrence Malick's "The Tree Of Life" -- a picture he originally wasn't going to star in -- and over the years, he's used his brand to back projects as diverse as "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford," "Year of the Dog," "The Private Lives of Pippa Lee" and "God Grew Tired of Us: The Story of Lost Boys of Sudan." Sure, it might be a b...

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    James Franco's Hart Crane Biopic 'The Broken Tower' Picked Up By Focus Features, Heading To TIFF

    With his latest starring vehicle "Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes" earning unexpected critical acclaim and box office gold, James Franco doesn't look like stopping any time soon. With his in-the-can directorial effort "Sal" confirmed for the Venice Film Festival, the actor-director's biopic on poet ...

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