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    Weekly Wrap: Trailers, Interviews, Festival Updates, Oscar Watch, and a 2011 Trailer Mashup

    Weekly Wrap: Trailers for "Prometheus" and "Dark Knight Rising," Reviews of Late December Releases, Festival Updates, Oscar Watch and updates on projects in the works.

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    First Look: Ari Folman's 'Bashir' Follow-Up 'The Congress,' Starring Robin Wright, Due in 2013

    Ari Folman has given Israeli film blog Cinemascope an update on his "Waltz With Bashir" follow-up, "The Congress," his liberal reworking of the 1971 Stanislaw Lem sci-fi novel, "The Futurological Congress." In the animated film Robin Wright plays herself as an aging ...

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    IN THE WORKS: Biopic Lovelace Starts Production in L.A., Adds Cast; Seyfried and Sarsgaard Star

    As "Lovelace" started filming in Los Angeles Tuesday, directors Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman announced their full cast on the official biopic, starring Amanda Seyfried as "Deep Throat" porn star Linda Lovelace and Peter Sarsgaard as Lovelace's husband Chuck Traynor.

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    EXCLUSIVE: De Palma’s Passion Heading for March Start in Berlin

    Brian de Palma is wasting no time moving forward on "Passion," his remake of the 2011 French psychodrama, "Crime d'Amour," which is shaping up for a March 5th shoot date in Berlin. Word is that Rachel McAdams is in talks to join Noomi Rapace in the film based on Alain Corneau...

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    Dubai Festival: Herzog Wins Life Achievement Award, Talks Watts as Queen of the Desert

    While accepting a Lifetime Achievement award at the 8th Dubai International Film Festival, Werner Herzog gave an update on his biopic about Gertrude Bell, the turn-of-the-century English writer, traveler and archeologist he calls "the female Lawrence of Arabia."

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    First Look: Steven Spielberg and Daniel Day Lewis on Lincoln Set

    One of the issues for the Oscar campaigners behind Steven Spielberg's "War Horse" is that he and his usual crew have been filming "Lincoln" in Richmond, Virginia. Check out this set photo of Spielberg at the State Capitol with Daniel Day- Lewis as President Abraham Lincoln.

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    CASTING WATCH: Ramirez for Star Trek, Hopkins & Mirren for Making of Psycho, Lovelace Goes Blonder

    J.J. Abrams is eyeing Edgar Ramirez to play the villain in the upcoming "Star Trek" sequel. Benicio del Toro was attached, but that's fallen through. The "Carlos" star now has a chance to make a grand franchise entrance into the mainstream.

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    Lady Gaga, Will Smith Go Costa Rica, Which Opens $41 Million New Airport, Lures Production

    Costa Rica is getting a spanking new airport. On a rainy and humid November day, reps from JetBlue, the Costa Rican tourism board and the Four Seasons resort in nearby Peninsula Papagayo gathered for a tropical press conference in a giant air hanger at northwest Costa Rica's Liberia Airport. Loc...

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    IN THE WORKS: Jenkins Out as Thor 2 Director; Sequelitis Spreads To Lincoln Lawyer, Grown Ups & Another Hangover

    We were on board for the sake of curiosity when Petty Jenkins was attached to direct "Thor 2." But it's no longer happening due to "creative differences." Jenkins tells THR she parted with Marvel "on very good terms, and I look forward to working with them again." It's hard to imagine the director, ...

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    Yates and Heyman Talk Harry Potter Finale, New Projects; Gravity, Curious Incident, Testament

    After eight "Harry Potter" films, producer David Heyman (who discovered J.K. Rowling's unpublished manuscript in 1997) and director David Yates, the highest-grossing British director of all time after directing the last four, aren't throwing in the towel on the franchise just yet. ...

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