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    Bella Heathcote And Emma Watson In Running For 'Secret Service' Female Lead, Unknown Taron Egerton Set For Lead

    Well, it looks like "The Secret Service," the next Matthew Vaughn-directed adaptation of a Mark Millar comic book, is almost fully staffed with secret agents. According to a Variety report, newcomer Taron Egerton has landed the lead role of a young street tough who is turned into a super spy, in a s...

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    Josh Schwartz & Jamie Moss Lose Out On Screenwriting Credits For 'X-Men: First Class'

    Sheldon Turner Of 'Up In The Air' Gets A "Story-By" Credit For His 'Magneto' Script Elements That Were UsedHow many screenwriters does it take to write an "X-Men" film? Or alternate lede: Screenplay credits are a tricky matter. Just ask "Up In The Air" screenwriter Sheldon Turner. He wrote the original draft of the Jason Reitman film, but things turned semi-ugly during the 2009 Oscar campaign when Reitman essentially said -- perhaps in not so many words, but close -- that he had never read Turner's draft and had adapted the screenplay on his own from Walter Kirn's novel. Still, Turner received his screen credit. And the duo awkwardly took th...

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    Film 4 and Origin Pictures Set Jane Goldman and Polly Stenham For New Projects

    With the immense critical and commercial success of "The King's Speech" demonstrating what a stupid idea it was to scrap the UK Film Council, who funded the Tom Hooper film, the British film industry is still caught in a kind of a limbo. Projects are certainly moving forward, and recent news like th...

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    Jane Goldman Not Working On 'Kick-Ass 2' Script; Says Matthew Vaughn's Next Film Is Something Else

    Sorry Mark MillarThis weekend a Daily Mail report casually mentioned that screenwriter Jane Goldman ("Kick Ass," "Stardust," "X-Men: First Class") was busy at work penning the "Kick Ass 2" screenplay (from her bed, no less) and the story picked up traction in fanboy circles. Sorry, apostles, but Gol...

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    Latest Round Of UK Film Council Funding Reveals New Hammer & Tongs Project

    Plus Jane Goldman Adapting Peter Ackroyd Novel 'Dan Leno and the Limehouse Golem' & More As we discussed earlier in the year, the British film industry has historically been heavily reliant on government subsidy, via the UK Film Council, an institution short-sightedly scrapped by the new government...

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