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Pedro Almodovar Adds Mexican Actor Jose Maria Yazpik To Upcoming Rom-Com 'Brief Lovers'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • April 16, 2012 12:20 PM
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Pedro Almodovar thrilled audiences late last year with the twisted "The Skin I Live In" so we didn't expect to hear from him so soon but earlier this year, his brother and regular collaborator Agustin Almodovar revealed on Spanish radio that they were plotting a "witty comedy, with very spicy dialogues and with a lot of fun and transgression" set for production this year. Whether Pedro liked it or not, his brother's loose lips also noted that "Bad Education" and "Talk To Her" star Javier Camara was on board to star in the pic as well. All exciting stuff.

Exclusive: Poster For The Prize Winning Ballet Documentary 'First Position'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 16, 2012 11:56 AM
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While "Black Swan" might have had more than it's fair share of tough love, physicality and mental and emotional pressure, Nina Sayers might not have anything on the young dancers featured in the upcoming documentary "First Position."

Gary Oldman To Return To Directing... For Live Stream Of Jack White Concert At Webster Hall

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • April 16, 2012 11:40 AM
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It's now fifteen years since Gary Oldman directed a film. Indeed, he's only directed a single picture: 1997's outstanding, brutal "Nil By Mouth," and for whatever reason, has yet to mount a follow-up, although he's recently begun talking about a possible project involving a sex addict. Has his recent success, and long-overdue Oscar nomination, with "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" helped to give the kind of heat needed to get a sophomore feature mounted? Or is he destined to be our era's Charles Laughton, a British actor who makes one outstanding feature, then never directs again?

Mark Ruffalo Talks 'The Avengers' & The Possibility Of Doing A Standalone 'Hulk' Film

  • By Jeff Otto
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  • April 16, 2012 11:25 AM
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Mark Ruffalo probably isn’t the actor most fans expected to see play Bruce Banner (aka The Incredible Hulk). But then again, were Ed Norton, Eric Bana and Bill Bixby really the predictable choices at the time? Once Ruffalo accepted the part and came aboard the cast of the star-studded “Avengers,” he had to hold up the usual fanboy onslaught, much of it the same kinds of relatively baseless criticisms his own cast mates Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth and Robert Downey Jr. faced when they were first cast as superheroes. It’s an impossible set of expectations to live up to.

In Memory Of William Finley (1942-2012), 5 Things You Might Not Know About 'Phantom Of The Paradise'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • April 16, 2012 11:05 AM
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Sad news came in over the weekend, as it was announced yesterday that actor William Finley, best known for his work with Brian De Palma, had passed away on Saturdayat the age of 69. The actor was a long-time friend of De Palma, having appeared in his early films "Woton's Wake," "Murder a la Mod" and "The Wedding Party," before turning heads as Emil Breton, the husband of Margot Kidder's character, in the director's breakout picture "Sisters."

Lili Taylor & 'The Wire' Star Domenick Lombardozzi Join 'Blood Ties'; 'Bullhead' & 'Rust & Bone' Star Matthias Schoenaerts Confirmed

  • By Simon Dang
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  • April 16, 2012 10:41 AM
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Despite a fairly illustrious acting and directorial career back home, Gallic actor-writer-director Guillaume Canet is probably better known stateside simply as the partner of Marion Cotillard, even after the international success of his taut-thriller "Tell No One." That is all likely to change very soon, however, with Canet set to tackle his English-language debut, "Blood Ties."

Wentworth Miller's Script 'The Disappointments Room' Finds A Home With Voltage Pictures & Killer Films

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 16, 2012 10:18 AM
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If you had told us back in 2005 that the star of "Prison Break" was going to become one of the promising screenwriting talents in Hollywood, we would have said you were crazy. But that's just happened to Wentworth Miller. Under the pen name Ted Foulke (which he seems to have now abandoned), the actor wrote "Stoker" which quickly landed on the Black List, and then assembled a jaw dropping brace of talent with Park Chan-wook directing, and Nicole Kidman, Mia Wasikowska, Alden Ehrenreich, Jacki Weaver and more starring. It's one of the most anticipated movies of the year. And now, he's got something else brewing.

The Playlist's 15 Most Anticipated Films Of The 2012 Tribeca Film Festival

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • April 16, 2012 10:02 AM
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This year's Tribeca Film Festival carries one of its strongest line-ups in years. In addition to films from Cannes, Venice, Toronto, Sundance and Berlin circuit, there's also a wealth of U.S. premieres or lesser-known festival movies in the line-up that look just as promising this time around; after a relatively weak SXSW, it looks like the East Coast is getting some of the good stuff.

Max Winkler, Steve Carell & Jake Johnson Team For Mob Comedy

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • April 16, 2012 9:38 AM
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Back when Steve Carell was plying his trade on "The Office" on a weekly basis, we could expect to see him in maybe one or two films each summer, depending on what he could fit around his busy NBC schedule. But when his time on that show ran its course last April, Carell found himself with a lot more time on his hands to develop new projects and we'll soon be seeing more and more of those coming to fruition. The actor has "Seeking a Friend for the End of the World," "Hope Springs" and "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone" all on the horizon, and that's not including the vast number of projects Carell is attached to as a star or as a producer through his company, Carousel Productions.

Watch: Trailer & Clip For BAFTA Winning Short Film 'Pitch Black Heist' Starring Michael Fassbender

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 16, 2012 9:18 AM
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It seems you can't escape Michael Fassbender these days, not that we're complaining. After having a breakthrough year in 2011 thanks to a staggering quartet of films -- "Jane Eyre," "X-Men: First Class," "A Dangerous Method" and "Shame" -- 2012 may be slightly slower in theatrical releases, but he'll still be knocking around the arthouse and the multiplex. He already featured in Steven Soderbergh's "Haywire" where he got his ass handed to him by Gina Carano and of course, this summer there's that little sci-fi "Prometheus" you have heard of. Well, you can add one more flick to the list.

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