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    IN THE WORKS: John Logan Will Adapt 'Jersey Boys' for Big Screen

    Graham King is pacting with "Gangs of New York," "The Aviator" and "Hugo" writer John Logan to adapt the hit musical "Jersey Boys: The Story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons" for the screen.

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    IN THE WORKS: Darabont's 'L.A. Noir' at TNT; AMC Moving Ahead with 'Goodfellas' Prequel Series

    Frank Darabont, writer-director of "The Shawshank Redemption" and "The Green Mile," as well as AMC's "The Walking Dead" (from which he got fired), is putting together another TV series (and one that will compete with AMC, no less). John Bunton's "L.A. Noir:...

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    Coens' 'Inside Llewyn Davis' Gets Hedlund; Watch Him Sing

    Garrett Hedlund ("TRON: Legacy") has joined the Coen brothers' "Inside Llewyn Davis," adding to an already stellar cast of Carey Mulligan, Oscar Isaac, John Goodman and Justin Timberlake. Like Mulligan and Timberlake, Hedlund can sing (he was probably the best part of "C...

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    HBO Debuts Gervais & Merchant's 'Life's Too Short'; Warwick Davis Stars as Fictionalized Version of Himself

    HBO's "Life's Too Short" will debut 10:30pm, February 19. The faux documentary, from "The Office" creators Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, stars Warwick Davis ("Willow," "Harry Potter") as a fictional version of himself (he helped to create the ser...

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    IN THE WORKS: Clooney's First Priority is Hitler-Art-Love-Story 'The Monuments Men'

    “The Monuments Men” will be George Clooney's next project. The film will be based on Robert Edsel's 2009 book about the art historians who came to Normandy to rescue art stolen by Adolf Hitler. A group of 11 art experts faced live fire to rescue the art, and not all of them survived...

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    Next Up for 'The Artist' Director Michel Hazanavicious: 'The Search'-Inspired Chechnyan Drama with Bejo

    Director Michel Hazanavicius has already followed up "The Artist" by directing a short film for "The Players," a French short film omnibus, due to be released next month, and now announces his next major project: A contemporary drama set in war-torn Chechnya, inspired by Fred Zinnemann's 1948 film "...

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    CASTING WATCH: Watch Out Bin Laden: Bigelow's Got Edgerton, Chastain, Strong & Ramirez

    Kathryn Bigelow's untitled Bin Laden project has landed a mighty fine cast: Joel Edgerton is now confirmed, along with Jessica Chastain, Edgar Ramirez and Mark Strong.

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    IN THE WORKS: Stone's Cocaine Corvette, Portman's Next Planet & Polley Goes Atwood

    Emma Stone is set to follow up "The Help" and "Crazy Stupid Love" (and the upcoming "The Amazing Spider Man" and "Gangster Squad") with "Little White Corvette," a GK Films project from the writer of "30 Minutes or Less," Michael Diliberti.

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    IN THE WORKS: Genre-Bending 'Cloud Atlas' Adaptation Shows Future Seoul

    It looks like David Mitchell's ambitious, narrative-jumping, multi-era novel "Cloud Atlas" has sparked some equally experimental concept art for its film adaptation.

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    IN THE WORKS: Depardieu May Be Up to Play Scandal Monger Dominique Strauss-Khan for Ferrara

    Gerard Depardieu, the stolid French star, is reportedly eager to take on the character of mysterious international economist Dominique Strauss-Khan, who found himself mired in a sex scandal with New York hotel maid Nafissatou Diallo.

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