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Pam Grier's Autobiography 'Life In Three Acts' To Become A Biopic

  • By Ryan Gowland
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  • April 6, 2012 8:39 AM
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A lot of famous actors write autobiographies, but not many have those same autobiographies turned into movies. Of course, if those actors had lived their lives like Pam Grier, perhaps Imprint Entertainment would have tried to make a biopic out of their lives instead. Announced yesterday, Imprint, one of the production companies behind "Percy Jackson and the lightning Thief" and "Twilight," have optioned the film rights to Grier's 2010 autobiography, "Foxy, My Life in Three Acts."
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New Looks At Captain America & The Hulk In 'The Avengers'

  • By Ryan Gowland
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  • April 6, 2012 8:18 AM
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With less than a month to go before "The Avengers" debuts, Marvel is busy getting the word out about their comic book adaptation, as nothing but box office dominance can be acceptable to the comic book studio now owned by the Mouse House. With "Iron Man 3" and "Thor 2" already set to arrive in 2013, Marvel just announced that "Captain America 2" will unsurprisingly take one of their 2014 release dates they have preemptively scheduled last year. Should "The Avengers" tank, those plans would be put into serious jeopardy, so after releasing a Scarlett Johansson-centric preview clip earlier this week, Marvel has unveiled looks at Captain America (Chris Evans) and the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo).

Fox & Lionsgate Play Nice & Coordinate So Jennifer Lawrence Can Shoot 'Catching Fire' This Fall, 'First Class' Sequel In Early 2013

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 6, 2012 7:56 AM
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How do you solve the problem of Jennifer Lawrence and two mega-franchises? Though for a brief moment it looked like Fox might piss in the corn flakes of Lionsgate, forcing them to push back their plans on getting "The Hunger Games" sequel "Catching Fire" into theaters for fall 2013, it looks like everybody was able to work things out.

Nicole Kidman To Play Grace Kelly In 'Grace Of Monaco' From 'La Vie En Rose' Director Olivier Dahan

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 5, 2012 10:02 PM
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We're sure a lot of people are gonna have something to say about this: Nicole Kidman is lining up to play Grace Kelly in the brewing film "Grace Of Monaco" from "La Vie En Rose" director Olivier Dahan.

Hole Drummer Talks About Life With Kurt Cobain In 'Hit So Hard'; Grunge Icon Passed Away 18 Years Ago Today

  • By Edward Davis
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  • April 5, 2012 6:51 PM
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18 years ago today, on April 5, 1994, Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain passed away. You all know the story, voice of a generation, grunge icon, inadvertent music game-changer, Cobain committed suicide after grappling with depression and heroin addiction in the midst of a maelstrom of fame, there's not a lot more we can add.

Casey Affleck & Sam Shepard Confirmed For 'Out Of The Furnace' With Christian Bale & Zoe Saldana

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 5, 2012 6:41 PM
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Things are heating up for "Out Of The Furnace" (sorry), as two more cast members are confirmed.

If Jeremy Renner Doesn’t Bag A Role In Ridley Scott’s ‘The Counselor’ He May Reteam With Scarlett Johansson On Broadway

  • By Edward Davis
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  • April 5, 2012 6:23 PM
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Yesterday the Hollywood Reporter released its cover story on Jeremy Renner. Three years ago the now-41 year old actor had toiled away in Hollywood obscurity, until he bagged his first Academy Award nomination for “The Hurt Locker” and at a time when barely anyone knew who he was.

'Animal Kingdom' Director David Michod Will Get Into 'The Rover' For His Next Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 5, 2012 6:12 PM
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There is no doubt that after making a huge statement with "Animal Kingdom," that Hollywood would be interested in Australian director David Michod. He was wishlisted for the Irish-American cop drama "Once Were Cops" and there was likely more than one project studo execs wanted to send his way. However, for this followup to the acclaimed crime family drama, Michod is staying in his native home, and working with a longtime collaborator instead.

Watch: Stylish & Beautiful English Subtitled 3 Minute Trailer For Xavier Dolan's 'Laurence Anyways'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 5, 2012 5:29 PM
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Quebecois filmmaker Xavier Dolan is back this year with "Laurence Anyways," and while some have criticized his films for putting style over substance (this writer disagrees), there is no denying it is tremendously exciting to see such a young director go balls out, with carefully crafted, deeply evocative images. And this lengthy, three-minute trailer for his new film (French only, sorry) shows that once again, he's going to be putting some utterly gorgeous imagery up on screen.

Teaser Poster For Paul Schrader's 'The Canyons' Written By Bret Easton Ellis

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 5, 2012 5:19 PM
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Well, it's still looking for a cast and not yet in front of cameras, but it looks like the team behind Paul Schrader's upcoming indie sexual thriller "The Canyons" is looking to get the buzz going a bit early.

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