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    The Weinstein Company Close To Picking Up 'The Wettest County,' Film Will Land Before End of Year

    Cannes is one of the biggest markets, if not the biggest, for acquisitions in the film calendar, with hundreds of deals made, ranging from pre-sales for star-laden properties to distribution rights to terrible B-movies. This year, as with the unusually busy Sundance, has already been packed with deals, happily suggesting something of a renaissance in the independent film world. On top of the news that landed over the weekend that Rian Johnson's "Looper" heads up a pack of high-profile buys also including "Playing the Field," "Arabian Nights" and "The Iron Lady," another of our most anticipated films of the moment looks to have landed an Amer...

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    TWC Picks Up 'The Iron Lady' While FilmDistrict Nabs 'Playing The Field' And 'Arabian Nights'

    The Weinstein Company may have another Oscar darling on their hands. A year after grabbing $400 million worldwide and scads of major awards for “The King’s Speech,” The Brothers W paid $7 million for the domestic rights (via Deadline) to another film about British aristocracy, nabbing “The Iron Lady” starring Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher. Producers only showed five minutes of the film before the bidding started between the Weinsteins, Summit and Relativity, though all someone had to say was “Streep as Thatcher” to ensure this would be a major purchase and, as planned by TWC, a high profile late ‘11 release. Expect it to be a big dog in t...

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    The Weinstein Company Make First Big Buy At Cannes, Pick Up Black & White Silent Film 'The Artist'

    While the Weinsteins are no strangers to picking up movies that are tough to market, they've really outdone themselves this time. But we have to applaud the distributors for taking on a film that frankly, not many would take a chance on.

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    Paul Thomas Anderson To Shoot 'The Master' In June With Philip Seymour Hoffman & Joaquin Phoenix

    Madisen Beaty, Amy Adams, Lena Endre & Laura Dern Contenders For Supporting RolesExcuse us a second, our brains just exploded. Not only does Paul Thomas Anderson's brewing untitled quasi-Scientology flick, formerly known as "The Master," now have a distributor in The Weinstein Company, but Philip Se...

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    Will Smith Circling Lead Role In Quentin Tarantino's 'Django Unchained'

    Samuel L. Jackson Closing In On Role Of Evil Plantation Owner's Right-Hand SlaveHere's a surprise move we weren't initially expecting, though perhaps thinking on it a beat it makes sense. Will Smith has apparently emerged as Quentin Tarantino's top choice to play the lead character in his slavery/Sp...

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    The Weinsteins Hire A Hack To Butcher 'Seven Samurai' In A Remake No One Wants

    In the works for a long time now, this is a project we hoped would sit around, collect dust and never really happen but now there is fresh movement and we couldn't be more nauseated.

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    Weekend Box Office: 'Fast Five' Starts Off Summer With $83 Million Weekend

    Hooray for Hollywood, or something. The 2011 box office finally snapped out of its doldrums with more reheated crap, “Fast Five” opening to a spectacular-for-Universal $83 million. The car blockbuster’s weekend surpasses “The Lost World: Jurassic Park” as the biggest opening weekend in Universal his...

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    Quentin Tarantino's Next Film Titled 'Django Unchained,' Christoph Waltz Confirmed To Star

    Film Will Shoot Late Summer Or Early Fall; Synopsis Revealed?A whirlwind of info about Quentin Tarantino's next film has been flying around for the past twenty-four hours, so let's get right to it, shall we?

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    Weekend Box Office: 'Rio' Defeats 'Madea' Before The Summer Onslaught Begins

    Hollywood doesn’t really recognize the seasons as clearly as you. Which is why even though you’re in school, summer begins in May, and even though you still have a full month of spring, that period usually closes in Hollywood around this time every year. In 2011, “summer” is beginning even earlier w...

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    'The Crow' Flies Into A Legal Battle Between Relativity & The Weinstein Company

    It looks like that remake/reboot of "The Crow" with “28 Weeks Later” helmer Juan Carlos Fresnadillo directing and Bradley Cooper circling the lead role is hitting the courtrooms before it flaps its wings into theaters.

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