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    Henry 'Box' Brown (Virginia Slave Who Escaped To Freedom In A Box) Film Biopic Currently In The Works

    In our exclusive interview with writer/director/producer Rob Underhill, an interview which will be posted on the site very soon, Underhill stated that a film biopic based on the Narrative of The Life of Henry Box Brown is currently in the works.

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    On The Set: Nicholas Stoller And His 'Five-Year Engagement' Cast Talk Their Improvisational Process

    Many months ago, on what began as a rainy morning in the hills of Sonoma, California, The Playlist -- part of a small contingent of press -- rolled up to the vineyard-turned-movie-set of this spring’s relationship dramedy “The Five-Year Engagement.” And over the course of what turn...

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    Director Simon Aboud Talks 'Comes A Bright Day' Cast & Status Of Brit-Listed 'This Beautiful Fantastic'

    In Berlin last week we had the pleasure of catching up with "Comes a Bright Day" writer/director Simon Aboud, who told us about getting the film made, as well as the status of his Brit-listed potential Carey Mulligan script "This Beautiful Fantastic," and what he hopes to roll on next.

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    'Electrick Children' Stars Rory Culkin & Liam Aiken On Their Roles In The Film & Growing Up Onscreen

    A small, indie, debut film from writer/director Rebecca Thomas, "Electrick Children"'s trio of young central performances really caught our eye in Berlin last week. Having spoken to the film's lead and potential break-out, Julia Garner, we then got to sit down with the other two, both of them child ...

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    Diane Kruger On 'Farewell, My Queen,' The Value Of Beauty In Hollywood & Finding A Leopard In Her Shower

    Having followed what has become a fairly well-trodden path from modelling into acting, Diane Kruger seems determined to ensure that her career is more diverse and challenging than that label might suggest. In this endeavor she is undoubtedly helped by being fluent in German, French and English,...

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    Watch: Trailer For SXSW & Berlin Pic 'Electrick Children' & A Quick Chat With Star Julia Garner

    Seeming even younger than her 18 years, Julia Garner, the lead in Rebecca Thomas' debut feature "Electrick Children" (reviewed here) delivers one of those performances that marks a new star in the ascendant. Juggling upcoming roles and sweetly new to the world of press junkets and prom...

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    Idris Elba Confirms Nelson Mandela Project + Source Material + Expected Dates

    News of Idris Elba playing Nelson Mandela has been circulating the web for at least a month or 2, and while we've known about it, we didn't (and still haven't) posted anything about it because, as far as I know, there hasn't been any confirmation of it... until now anyway.

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    Melissa Leo Talks 'Francine,' The "Sacred Territory" Of Acting & What She's Looking At Next

    Having experienced something of a mid-career breakout with her Oscar-winning supporting role in "The Fighter," Melissa Leo's name has fast become something of a hallmark of quality. Recently she has lent her talents for startlingly authentic portrayals to the likes of "Treme,"...

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    Billy Bob Thornton On 'Jayne Mansfield's Car': The Major Change He Made In The Edit, '60s Muscle Cars And More

    Contrary to his fearsomely eccentric reputation, we are happy to report that in person, writer/director/actor Billy Bob Thornton is a charmer. Attending The Berlin Film Festival for the premiere of his first directorial outing in over a decade "Jayne Mansfield's Car" (you can read our review here), ...

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    McG Discusses The Alternate Endings To 'This Means War' & The (Jokey) "Homoerotic Finish" You'll Get On DVD

    This weekend, Fox's ambitious blend of action, comedy and romance, "This Means War," rolls into theaters starring Chris Pine and Tom Hardy as warring CIA agents at each others' throats vying for the attentions of Reese Witherspoon. With the picture now finished and screenings begin...

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