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    Josh Brolin Reportedly Tops List Of Actors To Star In Spike Lee's "Oldboy" Adaptation

    The folks at Twitch, who broke the initial story about Spike Lee's involvement in the US adaptation of Oldboy, just revealed that Josh Brolin is the production and financing company's (Mandate Pictures') top choice to star as the lead character in Spike Lee's direction of the Japanese manga made pop...

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    First Preview Of George Lucas' Tuskegee Airmen Film Scheduled For July 29 In Wisconsin; Get Tix Now!

    If you plan on attending the 7-day 2011 EAA AirVenture festival in Oshkosh, Wisconsin later this month (and I'm sure you all are :)), you'll likely be the first group of folks to see any footage from the George Lucas-produced Tuskegee Airmen actioner, Red Tails.

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    Michael Jai White Replaces Craig Robinson As Ex-Black Panther In "Freaky Deaky" Adaptation

    Well damn! Can't say if this is a good sign, or signs of a doomed project, but almost the entire starring cast of Charlie Matthau's adaptation of Elmore Leonard's crime novel "Freaky Deaky", has been replaced!

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    The Casting Carousel For Lee Daniels' "Paperboy" Thriller Continues... Will It Be His Next?

    He’s certainly been stacking up the projects over the last couple of years, since Precious; but when is Mr Daniels going to actually, finally get the chance to make one of them? Precious debuted over 2 years ago, at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. Since its theatrical release, Daniels’ name has bee...

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    Production On Mary J. Blige's Nina Simone Film Postponed + Mary Will Spend Summer Studying For Role

    Sooo... last we reported on this project, it had been financed to the tune of $10 million, cast (Mary J. Blige & David Oyelowo in the starring roles), and was booked to start filming at the end of May, much to the chagrin of a lot of you folks. I'd actually forgotten about it (I know, how could I, r...

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    Weinstein Company Acquires US Remake Rights To French Buddy Comedy "Les Intouchables"

    I keep saying that I'm going to finally commit to becoming fluent in French, but I just haven't gotten around to it yet! Any native French speakers in NYC who want to hook me up with some lessons, send me an email. Seriously...!

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    Alfre Woodard, Stephanie Allain Join 8-Member Academy Delegation On East African Outreach Program

    The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences has launched what it calls an international outreach program, and heading to East Africa for 2 weeks, starting yesterday through the 24th, with its mission that states “Ccnnecting creative communities around the globe through the art and science of Fil...

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    Octavia Spencer On Criticism Of "The Help": "We've Gotten So PC..."

    We've read Viola Davis' take on the project... some of it anyway. Go HERE if you missed that post. Today, we've got her co-star, Octavia Spencer, who plays one of the film's lead characters, the bold and cantankerous maid Minnie.

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    UPDATE: Spike Lee's "New Joint" Begins Shooting Today; Revisiting "Mookie" In "Red Hook"

    UPDATE: Just lifted the following from Wilson Morales' site:

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