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    Soderbergh’s Haywire Premieres at AFI Fest: Review, McHale’s Q & A with Carano, Fassbender, McGregor

    By all accounts, the world premiere at Graumann’s Chinese Sunday night of Haywire at AFI FEST was, well, haywire. Sophia Savage was there.

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    AFM News EXCLUSIVE: Keira Knightley To Star In Effie Gray Biopic Untouched

    Keira Knightley is in talks to play the role of artists’ muse Effie Gray in period drama Untouched for Brazilian director Andrucha Waddington (House of Sand), reports Liza Foreman.

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    Goldwyn Acquires Global Warming Doc The Island President

    The Toronto Film Fest doc audience award-winner The Island President has been acquired by Samuel Goldwyn Films for stateside release in February 2012. The film will be screened at DOC NYC on Tuesday November 8, followed by a Q and A with director Jon Shenk by Michael Moore. Goldwyn has acquired all ...

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    AFM News EXCLUSIVE: Jessica Chastain To Star In Princess Di Biopic

    Many of the deals announced at the American Film Market will never get made. One hot ticket item that could go forward is current it-girl Jessica Chastain starring as Princess Diana in Caught in Flight, reports Liza Foreman.

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    European Film Award Nominations Favor Melancholia, The Artist

    The European Film Academy nominations for the European Film Awards 2011 at the Seville European Film Festival were voted on by more than 2,500 EFA members who will now vote for winners to be presented during the awards ceremony on December 3 in Berlin. Continuing their march toward Oscar are The Art...

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    AFI Fest Confirms Steven Soderbergh’s Haywire as Secret Screening

    While most of the films being shown for free thanks to Audi at the AFI FEST (November 3-10) have been screened at other festivals, the AFI FEST has managed to grab some movies that weren’t ready for earlier fall tests. They scored the world premiere of Clint Eastwood’s J. Edgar (November...

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    Why Berneys Left FilmDistrict; What’s Next?

    As New York indie distributor Bob Berney leaves FilmDistrict, which is consolidating operations in Los Angeles, he and marketing chief Jeanne Berney will be able to do what they should have done all along. Go into business for themselves. Why manage egos, seek credit and deal with others’ prod...

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    Laemmle Passes Sunset 5 to Sundance Cinemas

    Say good-bye to the Sunset 5 Theaters in West Hollywood. As venerable Laemmle Theatres is preparing to open a new seven-plex in North Hollywood, after almost two decades, it will close the now-shabby Sunset 5 on December 1. Competition from new complexes took films and moviegoers away from t...

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    AFM News: Sony Takes 1890s Paris Tale Bel Ami, with Pattinson, Thurman, Scott Thomas & Ricci

    At AFM, Sony has acquired North American rights to Bel Ami, which stars Robert Pattinson, Uma Thurman, Kristin Scott Thomas and Christina Ricci. The film, now completed, was co-directed by Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod (the pair worked together on 1992 short The Big Fish, which must have be...

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    Malick Fans, Eat Your Heart Out: Two More Films on the Way, Starring Bale, Blanchett, Gosling, Mara

    FilmNation has two hot tickets to bring to the AFM: Topliners Christian Bale and Cate Blanchett are each set to star in two upcoming Terence Malick films. Bale will appear alongside Blanchett, Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara and Haley Bennett in Lawless, while Knight of Cups will star Bale, Blanchett and ...

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