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    Chastain and Edgerton in Love for Myriad's Double Feature, His and Hers 'Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby'

    A fine pair, Jessica Chastain and Joel Edgerton, will star in a double-feature project - "The Disappearance of Elanor Rigby: His" and "The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Hers" - for Myriad Pictures. It's a love story told from two different perspectives...

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    In The Works: John Hawkes for 'Jackie Brown' Prequel, Spike Jonze's Computer Love

    Indie favorite John Hawkes is set to star in writer-director Dan Schechter's "Switch," an adaptation of Elmore Leonard's 2002 crime novel, set to shoot this Spring. This is a prequel to Quentin Tarantino's "Jackie Brown"...

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    Will Crowe and Neeson Face Off in Aronofsky's 'Noah's Ark'

    Christian Bale is a no-go for Darren Aronofsky's "Noah's Ark," but Russell Crowe may be taking the helm as Noah. Word is, Aronofsky is eyeing both Crowe and Liam Neeson for the biblical retelling with Crowe as the good guy and Neeson the bad...

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    Sundance Interview: Argentina's Armando Bo Talks 'The Last Elvis'

    Argentine commercials director Armando Bo, who cowrote Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu's "Biutiful," had his moment in the spotlight at Sundance with his feature debut, the World Dramatic Competition entry, “The Last Elvis,” which Buena Vista is circling for Latin America and the world.

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    In The Works: 'Rampart' Pair Harrelson and Moverman Hint at Manhattan Murder Mystery

    Making "Rampart," Woody Harrelson's second collaboration with director Oren Moverman after his Oscar-nominated "The Messenger," wasn't exactly a smooth ride. Harrelson tells Screen Daily that after seeing the first cut of the film, he hated it (despite thinking it was &qu...

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    Soderbergh Confirms Backers for 'Side Effects," Lands Distributor

    Between toying with the idea of retiring to become a painter and reaffirming himself as a polymath filmmaker, prolific Steven Soderbergh knows how to keep his schedule full. Annapurna Pictures and Open Road Films will partner to produce "Side Effects," one of several upcoming Soderbergh projects.

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    IN THE WORKS: Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell, Chris Evans in Talks to Star in 'Snow Piercer"

    White-blonde actress and probable Oscar nominee Tilda Swinton might reprise her Ice Queen role in an upcoming feature--just not as Narnia native Jadis the White Witch. Swinton ("We Need to Talk About Kevin") and Jamie Bell ("The Adventures of Tintin") are in talks to join Chris Evans ("Captain Ameri...

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    IN THE WORKS: Tommy Lee Jones Joins Peter Webber's Post-WW II Thriller 'Emperor' Starring Matthew Fox UPDATED

    Tommy Lee Jones joins Peter Webber's currently filming political thriller set in Japan, "Emperor." The post-Word War II historical drama stars "Lost"'s Matthew Fox as General Bonner Fellers, a Japanese expert for General Douglas MacArthur (Jones), who must decide whether ...

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    Can Hasbro Become the Next Marvel?

    Hasbro wants to become the next Marvel Entertainment. They should be so lucky. Word is that the toy giant behind such movie franchises as “Transformers,” “G.I. Joe” and Peter Berg’s upcoming tentpole “Battleship” is in talks with JP Morgan to provide the financing to up the ante to build a rival to ...

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    In The Works: Whedon's 'Much Ado' and Supernatural Romance; Cody's 'Sweet Valley' R-Rated Musical

    With "The Avengers" (May 4) in the bag, director Joss Whedon has already shot a "Much Ado About Nothing" adaptation. He shot the film in twelve days in "glorious black and white," with "Firefly"'s Nathan Fillion and "a stellar cast of beloved (or soon...

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