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Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu Lines Up True Crime Pic 'Flim-Flam Man: The True Story Of My Father's Counterfeit Life'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 8, 2012 10:51 PM
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It has been a while since we've heard anything from director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu. His last effort was "Biutiful," the tough drama that earned two Oscar nominations for Best Foreign Film and Best Actor for Javier Bardem. Last summer, momentum seemed to be building around the period vengeance tale "The Revenant," with weighty names like Sean Penn and Leonardo DiCaprio kicking the tires on the project in the fall. But news went quiet again, and it seems the director is putting his attention elsewhere for the moment.

Jake Gyllenhaal Puts The Brakes On 'Motor City'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 8, 2012 10:25 PM
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It looks like "Motor City" is going to need to refuel. Just one day after the film found a new leading man in Jake Gyllenhaal, it looks like the search will have to start over.

Rhys Ifans & Toby Jones To Join Susanne Bier's Adaptation Of Ron Rash's Period-Drama 'Serena'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • March 8, 2012 10:20 PM
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Originally set to team Darren Aronofsky and Angelina Jolie, it was back in January that the trio of Susanne Bier, Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper boarded a new iteration of "Serena," the adaptation of Ron Rash's period-drama novel. The project looks to be coming together quickly though having now added Rhys Ifans and Toby Jones to its cast in gearing for a March shoot.

Tom Hardy To Star In '60s Biker Pic For WB

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 8, 2012 9:36 PM
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Well, that didn't take long. Just one day after Tom Hardy inked a first-look deal over at Warner Bros., he's signed up for a new movie with the studio.
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Jeremy Renner, Javier Bardem & Natalie Portman In Early Negotiations To Join Michael Fassbender In Ridley Scott's 'The Counselor'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 8, 2012 9:19 PM
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Ever since its surprise announcement a month or so back, "The Counselor," the first script written directly for the screen by Pulitzer Prize-winner Cormac McCarthy, author of "No Country For Old Men" and "The Road," has been one of the hottest projects in Hollywood. Swiftly snapped up by the producers of "The Road," the film soon had Ridley Scott attached to direct, and man-of-the-moment Michael Fassbender locked into the lead role, an attorney who gets way over their head in the drugs trade.

'Moonrise Kingdom' To Open The 65th Cannes Film Festival

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 8, 2012 9:16 PM
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With the Cannes Film Festival now just two months away, we'll soon be getting a flurry of news about both the film and filmmakers headed to the Croisette. But to get things rolling, one film that we figured would make an apperance, has been confirmed.

Review: 'Good For Nothing' A Straight-Faced Modern Western, No Gimmicks Allowed

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • March 8, 2012 8:58 PM
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Westerns get a new accent in New Zealand's "Good For Nothing". Enter the universe of this film, and you'll soon know that it's a man's world, with dusty cheeks, spit-slinging bad guys, and danger rattling like a snake around every corner. The gents don't fool around, which explains why the tagline reads "This Ain't No Place For A Lady". And yet, a lady we see at the film's start, an Englishwoman who sets her dainty, proper feet on violent soil, within seconds in the clutches of a violent marauder whose closeness only makes the class chasm separating them grow wider.
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Review: Harrowing 'Footnote' Is A Frequently Comic Record Of An Intellectual Apocalypse

  • By Mark Zhuravsky
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  • March 8, 2012 7:58 PM
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Joseph Cedar's "Footnote" refuses to be easily categorized. This writer pegs it as the offspring of an uneasy marriage between Jean-Pierre Jeunet and the Coen Brothers, circa "Barton Fink," inhabiting a world where emotions frequently bend and shape reality. Probably the most nerve-wracking film ever made about men studying the Talmud, a vital text that serves as the first written record of Jewish Oral Law and rabbinical discussion that would shape the culture and faith for centuries onward, "Footnote" opens whimsically but loses that playfulness quickly. The transformation lends the picture a hardened edge, until a rapid descent into great tragedy makes for an intensely memorable final fifteen minutes.

SXSW '12 Interview: Director Brian Savelson Talks Intimate Drama 'In Our Nature'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • March 8, 2012 6:59 PM
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SXSW always has a fairly high nerd pedigree, with genre films, broad comedies, and outrageous midnight movies often claiming much of the spotlight. But you can see just as many wonderful, small-scale dramas at the Austin festival (we saw "Beginners" there for the first time last year, for instance) and it seems to be a good place where these types of films can be nurtured alongside the splashier SXSW fare. One of those movies, this year, is "In Our Nature," a kind of outdoor chamber piece starring Zach Gilford, Jena Malone, John Slattery and Gabrielle Union. We talked to first time writer/director Brian Savelson about what it was pulling together his debut feature, paying homage to couples-going-to-a-cabin-in-the-woods movies, what the movie has in common with French dramas, and what it's like having his "big premiere" at South by Southwest.

Can We Cool It With Conan Doyle? 'Gnomeo & Juliet: Sherlock Gnomes' On The Way With New Songs By Elton John

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 8, 2012 6:29 PM
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Hey, Hollywood, enough already. Listen, we know the BBC series "Sherlock" gets a lot of people wet, and CBS is doing their thing with their own "Elementary" series with Jonny Lee Miller and uh, Lucy Liu. And hey, Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law are a lot of fun as the homoerotic crime solvers in that Warner Bros. franchise. We get it. But this is a bit ridiculous.

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