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Will Hollywood Do Right With "A Walk Among The Tombstones"? (Maybe... Maybe not)

  • By Sergio
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  • June 30, 2011 12:48 PM
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It was announced today that Cross Creek Productions (financiers and producers of Black Swan), Danny DeVito (yeah that Danny DeVito), and his longtime producer partner Michael Shamberg, are getting together to finance and produce the long-in-gestation film version of Lawrence Block's novel A Walk Among The Tombstones, to be directed by D.J. Caruso (Eagle Eye, Disturbia) .
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Dreamworks/Disney Move Up Release Date For "The Help"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 30, 2011 9:20 AM
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As if you were all dying to see it sooner, DreamWorks and Disney have moved up the theatrical release date of The Help - a film I doubt needs an intro anymore, given how much we've discussed it.

Naomie Harris Working On Jane Austen-esque Film But With Black People

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 30, 2011 5:59 AM
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Lifted from an interview with Naomie Harris on the Little White Lies blog:

"Attack The Block" Star John Boyega Becomes Member Of Club Richard Ayoade Belongs To

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 30, 2011 4:32 AM
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Congrats to Attack The Block star John Boyega for his listing on Screen International's annual list of the UK stars of tomorrow, highlighting the year's hottest new acting and filmmaking talent. I believe he's the only talent of African descent mentioned on the entire list (both actors and filmmakers) of 31. You UK folks can correct me if I'm wrong about that (you can see the full list HERE).
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Joseph Conrad's "Heart Of Darkness" As A Spacebound Sci-Fi Flick?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 30, 2011 1:08 AM
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A sci-fi version of Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness? One of the most controversial tales over the last century+, telling the story of Marlow, the cargo boat captain in Africa at the end of the 19th century, on assignment to return Kurtz, an ivory trader with a reputation, who encounters the "darkness" of the Congo wilderness, and the "darkness" that resides within human beings, after witnessing the brutalization of Africans by white European traders. Read on from Variety:

BET Lens On Talent Season 3: Enter Now

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 29, 2011 7:07 AM
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Three is the magic number this season on Lens On Talent. For the past two years BET's critically acclaimed talent show has been spotlighting upcoming filmmakers. But this year LOT is switching focus and showcasing talent in the fields of fashion, dance and music.
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Last Call For ShortsLab NYC (Full Day Of Sundance-Organized Seminars, Screenings, Panels)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 29, 2011 7:00 AM
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If you can afford the fee...
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Early Sales Poster Art And Official Synopsis For Tyler Perry's "I, Alex Cross"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 29, 2011 6:26 AM
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Found this piece of poster art (above and below), as well as a full synopsis on QED International's webpage for the film - the production company behind the Tyler Perry's Alex Cross franchise.

All-You-Can-Watch Netflix Model Coming To Theatrical Releases (Co-Created By Stacy Spikes)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 29, 2011 3:04 AM
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Things that make you go hmm... is this what the future might look like? All you cinephiles out there should be interested in this:

Caribbean Film Company Lands Major Distribution Deal

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 27, 2011 11:44 AM
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Frances-Anne Solomon is one of the hardest-working folks in the business that I know, and I'm glad to see her and her company (CaribbeanTales Worldwide Distribution - the first full-service film distribution company in the English-speaking Caribbean) make further strides...
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