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    Universal Sets 2014 Release Date for James Brown Biopic 'Get On Up,' Starring Chadwick Boseman UPDATED

    UPDATE: Universal has set an Oscar-friendly 2014 release date for its James Brown biopic, now titled "Get On Up," starring Chadwick Boseman ("42"). It will hit theaters on October 17 of next year.

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    James Spader to Play Villain Ultron in 'Avengers' Sequel

    James Spader has been cast as lead villain Ultron in Marvel's "Avengers: Age of Ultron," set to hit theaters in 2015. The sequel will be helmed by "Avengers" writer-director Joss Whedon.

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    Casting Watch: Dustin Hoffman and Judi Dench to Star in Adaptation of Roald Dahl's 'Esio Trot' for the BBC

    Dustin Hoffman and Judi Dench are set to star in a live-action adaptation of Roald Dahl's classic children's novel, "Esio Trot," for the BBC. Richard Curtis ("About Time," "Love Actually") is penning the adaptation along with Paul Mayhew-Archer.

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    Should There Be a Best Casting Oscar?

    Just because the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has added a new, 17th branch for Casting Directors doesn't mean there will be a Best Casting Oscar anytime soon.

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    Here Are 5 Essential Tips For Casting Your Micro-Budget Feature

    Although they have over a dozen years of experience in film and television production, when Scott K. Foley and Josh Rosenberg set out to make a micro-budget feature, they hadn't anticipated how challenging it would be to cast the lead. Of course, there are countless undiscovered actresses out there ...

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    Judy Greer Joins 'Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes' As Chimp Love Interest Cornelia

    While we were troubled by Rupert Wyatt's exit and the apparent reasons behind it -- a rushed schedule in order to make a pre-ordained release date -- 20th Century Fox seem to have been going out of their way to make us feel good about "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," the follow-up to the surprising...

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    Cross Post: How To Audition Internationally

    Wake up and smell the latte. Opportunity knocks all over the world, and the common passport is talent.

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    NYFF Review: 'Casting By' A Wonderfully Entertaining Doc Shining A Light On The Art of Casting

    In the early days, actors signed multi-film contracts and became “studio players.” This meant that they were wedded to each production company, assigned to a number of different films each year playing a role probably familiar to their last. Actors were cogs in a machine, and it was rare...

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    Jeffrey Wright Is Beetee In 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'

    Given that the first film managed to land heavyweights like Woody Harrelson, Stanley Tucci, Toby Jones and Donald Sutherland, not to mention Oscar-nominated lead Jennifer Lawrence, it's always been clear that "The Hunger Games" franchise wasn't going to have much trouble attracting serious talent. B...

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    Elle Fanning Dives Into 'Olive's Ocean'

    Last year was like a big coming out party for Elle Fanning. The actress gave impressive performances in films as disparate as J.J. Abrams’s “Super 8,” Cameron Crowe's "We Bought A Zoo" and Francis Ford Coppola's "Twixt," with all of these following her b...

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