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    CASTING WATCH: Game of Thrones' Harington and The Killing's Kinnaman Are Arthur & Lancelot

    Thanks to Steven Soderbergh, who pitched Brit Kit Harington (Jon Snow in "Game of Thrones") and Swede Joel Kinnaman (AMC's "The Killing," "The Darkest Hour," "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo") for his soon-to-be-aborted "The Man from U.N.C.L.E.")...

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    Will Roth & Fincher Deliver Jolie's Cleopatra?

    Let us count the ways that Sony's "Cleopatra" could go wrong. But hiring Eric Roth to write the script for the Angelina Jolie epic (possibly with David Fincher at the helm) is a good sign. We can thank Roth for "Forrest Gump," "The Insider," "Munich," &quo...

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    BBC Hires Harry Potter Director David Yates to Develop Doctor Who Film Franchise

    Well, it took them long enough. But at long last the successor to the mighty "Harry Potter" franchise might just be venerable sci-fi BBC series "Doctor Who," which is finally getting its big-screen launch with four-time "Potter" director David Yates at the helm. Yate...

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    AFM: Cary Elwes' Directorial Debut Goes to K5 Int'l, Stars Bana & Huston as Elvis & Nixon

    Benaroya Pictures, who financed and produced Margin Call, have sold Elvis & Nixon to K5 International for international distribution. Cary Elwes is directing the comedy, starring Eric Bana (Elvis Presley) and Danny Huston (Richard Nixon), from a script he wrote with Joey Sagal and Hanala Sagal. ...

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    AFM News: Howard Pumps Rush, Weinsteins Chase Song for Marion, Europa Shoots in New York

    One of the signs of changing times is seeing an A-list director like Ron Howard pushing a project at the American Film Market. The co-head of Imagine Entertainment went to Santa Monica to push Rush, his Formula 1 racing film, with foreign buyers. Nigel Sinclair and Guy East’s Exclusive Me...

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    AFM News: Drafthouse Films Expands, Acquires Foreign Titles Bullhead and Clown, Pacts with Image

    Indie player Drafthouse Films, led by Austin-based exhibitor Tim League, is in expansion mode. The company has announced a number of international acquisitions, an exclusive U.S. distribution deal with the licensing and distribution company, Image Entertainment, Inc., and appointed a new COO.

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