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Anthony Mackie In Talks To Star As Detective In Online Gambling Thriller "Runner Runner"

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • May 17, 2012 7:49 PM
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Very busy actor Anthony Mackie is currently in negotiations to star alongside Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake in New Regency and Stone Village Pictures' Runner Runner. The online gambling thriller, directed by Brad Furman (The Lincoln Lawyer) and penned by Rounders scribes Brian Koppelman and David Levien, will be distributed by 20th Century Fox.

"War Witch" Director Kim Nguyen Talks Film's Magic Themes, Politics and Child Soldiers

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • May 17, 2012 6:55 PM
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Here's are some interesting excerpts from a Filmmaker Mag interview with French-Canadian filmmaker Kim Nguyen, the helmer of War Witch, which premiered at the Berlinale International Film Festival. Tambay wrote a review of War Witch after its screening at the Tribeca Film Festival last month; if you haven't read it, see his review HERE, where he calls it "a poignant work, filled with strong, captivating images, and wonderfully naturalistic performances (especially from star Rachel Mwanza). 
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"Cloud Atlas" Screens For Buyers At Cannes + Gets December Release Date + Pics

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 17, 2012 6:31 PM
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Morgan Freeman Will Play Army Veteran In "Last Vegas" w/ Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 17, 2012 6:01 PM
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Yesterday, Morgan Freeman was said to be in talks to join the cast of Last Vegas, the dramedy centered on four old friends who reunite in Sin City for one last big bash at the bachelor party of the only one who has managed to stay single.

"Why Did You Cast A Massive Music Superstar In What Amounts To A Run-And-Gun Supporting Role?"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 17, 2012 5:44 PM
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Maybe the question of the decade.

Watch Trailer For Plagiarism Drama "The Words" (Bradley Cooper, Zoe Saldana)

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • May 17, 2012 5:17 PM
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And finally...

Brit Urban Action/Drama "Victim" Gets An Official Poster (Ashley Chin, Ashley Madekwe, David Harewood)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 17, 2012 4:59 PM
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Roughly 3 months after its world premiere at the Raindance Film Festival last October in London, British action/drama Victim, which stars Ashley Chin, Ashley Madekwe, Jason Maza, Adam Deacon, David Harewood and others, was acquired for UK distribution and international sales by Kaleidoscope Entertainment, for a spring 2012 release.

Chris Rock To Write And Direct Secret Comedy Film Project Produced By Scott Rudin

  • By Sergio
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  • May 17, 2012 4:53 PM
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After 2003's Head of State and 2007's I Think I Love My Wife, Chris Rock is planning to see how the director's chair fits again him, with a new comedy film project he's going to write and direct, starting sometime later this year.
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S. Epatha Merkerson's Directorial Debut "The Contradictions of Fair Hope" Hits Summer Festival Circuit

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 17, 2012 4:20 PM
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A film we first profiled in February this year is now prepping to make its official debut; here's further info on the project via press release:

Bounce TV To Honor Donna Summer w/ "Soul Train" Episode & "Thank God It's Friday" Broadcast

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 17, 2012 4:07 PM
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I'm sure everyone has heard the sad news by now... RIP Donna Summer.

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