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    Baz Luhrmann To Direct Elvis Presley Biopic

    Baz Luhrmann has been spending his post-"The Great Gatsby" time lining up one project after another. On the small screen, he's got the former Stanley Kubrick project "Napoleon" for HBO and producer Steven Spielberg, and a TV drama about the early years of hip hop, while earlier this month he got li...

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    BAFTA Nods Recognize Women Directors and Female Protagonists

    Among the BAFTA nominees are films by several women directors: Clio Barnard's "The Selfish Giant," Haifaa al-Mansour's "Wadjda," Gabriela Cowperthwaite's "Blackfish," and Jennifer Lee's "Frozen."

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    Watch: Steve Coogan, Tracy Letts, Richard Linklater and Other Screenwriters Talk About The Writing Process

    Variety recently hosted a roundtable discussion featuring some of the biggest names in screenwriting of 2013, including Steve Coogan ("Philomena"), Richard Linklater ("Before Midnight"), Kelly Marcel ("Saving Mr. Banks"), John Ridley ("12 Years a Slave"), Billy Ray ("Captain Phillips"), and Tracy Le...

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    Women and Hollywood December 2013 Film Preview

    Here are the women-centric, women-directed and women-written films that you should keep on your radar for December.

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    BFI London Film Festival Review: 'Saving Mr. Banks' With Tom Hanks & Emma Thompson

    Though the general public doesn't always share their enthusiasm, Hollywood loves making movies about itself. Whether fictional or based in reality, it's rare for a year to pass without some kind of film about filmmaking, from classics like "Sunset Boulevard" and "Mulholland Drive" to, uh, not-classi...

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    Ryan Gosling, Garrett Hedlund & Shailene Woodley Among The Actors Who Passed On 'Fifty Shades'

    To an actor, a franchise is an attractive thing: it could mean years (maybe even decades) of solid, dependable work, with each subsequent installment usually incentivized to some degree and with the sense of community and family growing with each outing (many of the "Harry Potter" actors, both young...

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    Dakota Johnson to Star in Fifty Shades of Grey

    The highly anticipated casting news of who will play Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey in the upcoming Fifty Shades of Grey adaptation was announced yesterday.

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    Emma Thompson Returns to the Big Screen in Saving Mr. Banks

    It feels like it has been a long time since we saw Emma Thompson on the big screen in a meaty role. In Saving Mr. Banks she plays Mary Poppins author P.L. Travers. The film is written by Kelly Marcel (who is scripting 50 Shades of Grey) and Sue Smith.

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    Sam Taylor-Johnson Will Direct Fifty Shades of Grey

    We've reported a lot about the upcoming Fifty Shades of Grey adaptation--we were a little wary about the producing team, Dana Brunetti and Michael De Luca, from The Social Network working on the film but then we were excited that they picked screenwriter, Kelly Marcel, to adapt the book for the scre...

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    'Tomb Raider' Reboot & Joe Wright's Live Action 'The Little Mermaid' Get New Writers

    Video games and fairy tales -- yep, it's just another day in Hollywood, so let's get into the mix of this...

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