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    Cameron Crowe & Gus Van Sant Both Passed On Brian Epstein Biopic 'The Fifth Beatle'

    Stage Musical & Graphic Novel Also In The WorksWait, this is a story about who isn't a directing a movie? And while that's a bit of reversal on the who's-joining-what-project news, when it's two names like this it's hard to ignore and its pretty damn interesting.

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    'Fifth Beatle' Biopic On Manager Brian Epstein Gets Financing & Secures Rights To Songs

    Competing biopics about famed Beatles manager Brian Epstein? It sure looks like it, but at least one production has taken a decisive step forward. As you might remember, way back in 2009, a film called "A Life In The Day" was said to be in the works. Producer David Permut ("Youth In Revolt") had acquired a Tony Gittelson-penned script about the life of Beatles manager Brian Epstein who discovered the band, went around to every A&R man in the U.K. to get them signed, eventually landing them a deal with Parlophone (at the time largely a comedy label) with their longtime producer George Martin and notoriously signed away Beatles likeness and mer...

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    Matt Dillon Joins Malin Akerman In Linda Lovelace Biopic 'Inferno'

    Blowjobs: the new being-the-author-of-"In Cold Blood." Last time we had two dueling biographical accounts of a figure's life, we had the two Truman Capote pictures, "Capote" and "Infamous." This time, the subject is Linda Lovelace, the tragic star of the most successful pornographic film of all tim...

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    James Franco Casts Val Lauren As Sal Mineo In Forthcoming Biopic

    James Franco Will Direct, But Won't Be Starring In The FilmBookies could make serious money laying odds on which of the many James Franco-associated projects will go in front of cameras first. It always seems to be a bit of a surprise, and today's news is definitely a bit out of left field.

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    Malin Akerman & Tom Cruise Will Get It On '80s Style In 'Rock Of Ages'

    The last major piece of the casting puzzle of "Rock of Ages" seems to have been filled, and Adam Shankman has assembled a pretty motley bunch for his frizzy haired musical.

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    Look Out Camelot, Fernando Meirelles Developing Biopic 'Onassis'

    While it didn't get more glamorous when John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Lee Bouvier tied the knot, after the President passed on she entered another high profile power marriage with Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis. And now it looks he's about to get his own movie that will profile his touchy...

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    Mark Ruffalo To Play Jazz Pianist Joe Albany In 'Low Down'

    A lot of people did a double take when longtime indie stalwart Mark Ruffalo signed on to play The Hulk in "The Avengers" last year. Had the thespian turned his back on his indie roots? Was this a new, more mainstream geared Ruffalo that was emerging? Nah, didn't think so. Once Ruffalo is done going ...

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    Antoine Fuqua's 'Tupac' Moving Ahead, Will Shoot Late Spring/Early Summer

    Looks like some PR reps were playing their cards very close to the chest. Last month, some rumors began circulating about Antoine Fuqua's gestating biopic of rapper Tupac Shakur with an April start date being whispered for the film. We made some inquiries and were told an April production start for ...

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    James Franco In Talks, Offer Out To Kate Hudson For Linda Lovelace Biopic

    Yes, its yet another project linked to James Franco who seems to be spending his time between classes, just calling up producers in Hollywood and chatting with them about projects that pique his curiosity.

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    Bryan Singer To Direct Bob Fosse Biopic For HBO

    Every director wants to make a musical at some point in their lives -- it's one of the great challenges available in the profession, and helmers from Steven Spielberg to Edgar Wright have all expressed an interest in the genre at some stage and now it looks like one more big-name director is set to ...

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