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    Lionsgate Puts Summit's Feig in Charge of Production

    As expected, the new Lionsgate Motion Picture Group, which since the merger with Summit Entertainment is now run by co-chairmen Patrick Wachsberger and Rob Friedman, has appointed their Summit production chief Erik Feig as president of production.

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    Naomi Watts to Play Princess Diana in Biopic 'Caught in Flight,' Replaces Jessica Chastain

    Naomi Watts will play Princess Diana in Oliver Hirschbiegel's ("Downfall") "Caught in Flight." This is excellent news for Watts, deserving of more leading dramatic roles like this, but Princess Diana devotees will certainly have their opinions on this casting choice...

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    In The Works: Adams' 'Object of Beauty'; Hoffman for Corbjijn and Carré's 'Most Wanted'; Depp Goes Memphis

    Steve Martin's novel, "Object of Beauty" is being adapted into film form as a producing and starring vehicle for Amy Adams. Maven Pictures' Trudie Styler and Celine Rattray will also produce.

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    Magnolia Acquires Rob Reiner's 'The Magic of Belle Isle'

    Magnolia Pictures has acquired US rights to comedy "The Magic of Belle Isle," starring director Rob Reiner's "Bucket List" lead Morgan Freeman and Virginia Madsen. Magnolia plans a summer 2012 theatrical and VOD release via its Ultra VOD program.

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    David Seidler Adapting Pushkin's 'Queen of Spades,' Film will Feature Tchaikovsky's Opera

    David Seidler, who wrote the Oscar-winning script for "The King's Speech," is adapting Alexander Pushkin's Russian short story, "Queen of Spades." The project, which has directer Pavel Lungin ("Tsar") attached, will be shopped at Berlin's European Film Market by the Russian Cinema Fund...

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    Tribeca Film Institute Expands Digital Storytelling Program to Los Angeles; Youth Screening Series Partners with Women and Girls Lead Campaign

    The Tribeca Film Institute is expanding its Tribeca Teaches program to Los Angeles. The after school digital-storytelling program is going to Lennox Middle School (in a neighborhood with a 93% low-income Latino population), marking its first location outside of New York...

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    Chastain and Edgerton in Love for Myriad's Double Feature, His and Hers 'Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby'

    A fine pair, Jessica Chastain and Joel Edgerton, will star in a double-feature project - "The Disappearance of Elanor Rigby: His" and "The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Hers" - for Myriad Pictures. It's a love story told from two different perspectives...

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    NYC Retrospective for Oscar Nominee Gary Oldman: 'Tinker Tailor,' 'Sid and Nancy,' 'Dracula' and More

    Oscar and BAFTA award nominee Gary Oldman ("Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy") is getting a six-film retrospective in New York City, to include free screenings of "The Contender," "Bram Stoker's Dracula," "JFK," "Prick Up Your Ears," "Sid and Nancy...

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    Kickstart and Titmouse Announce Production Partnership for Animated TV & Film

    Live action and animation production company Kickstart and animation studio Titmouse are pooling their resources in order to expand their artist talent pools and production capabilities as they produce animated TV and film fare.

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    In The Works: Farmiga and Eckhart to Play Dennis Wilson & Christine McVie in 'The Drummer'

    Aaron Eckhart and Vera Farmiga will star in "The Drummer," about Beach Boys drummer Dennis Wilson and Fleetwood Mac singer-songwriter Christine McVie.

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