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New Poster For Oren Moverman's 'Rampart' Spotlights Star Woody Harrelson

  • By Simon Dang
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  • November 3, 2011 1:38 AM
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"A wildly ambitious slow burn that succeeds immensely, powered by one of the best performances of Woody Harrelson’s career."

Sony Picks Up Michael Winterbottom's 'Bailout' Starring Jack Black, Filming To Start In January

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 3, 2011 1:20 AM
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Film About The Amanda Knox Trial Also Still In The WorksWhen you're an independent filmmaker like Michael Winterbottom, who generally has a few projects on the go at any given time, it usually comes down financing and support to determine which film goes next and what remains on the backburner. And sometimes those decisions are made lightning fast. When we spoke to the director's frequent producing partner Andrew Eaton at the BFI London Film Festival last month, he was reserved about "Bailout" getting made saying, "That’s a juggling act between Jack Black’s schedule and whether we can do enough pre-sales to make it happen." Well, they need not worry. Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions has landed the film for North America, South America, Australia, South Africa and Scandinavia and more kicking "Bailout" into gear with shooting begin in January.

Soundtrack Details For 'We Bought A Zoo' Revealed, Includes Collab Between Jónsi & Cameron Crowe

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 3, 2011 1:04 AM
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Also Features 2 Brand New Songs From JónsiCameron Crowe has always been known for his keen ear for music, curating each of his films with a carefully selected soundtrack, but the forthcoming "We Bought A Zoo" marks the first time he's handed over the reins to a single artist. Over the summer it was revealed that Sigur Rós frontman Jónsi would be tuning up the film, but little did we know, Crowe himself would be lending an assist for one of the pieces for the movie.

Joel Edgerton Also Offered Starring Role In Steven Soderbergh's 'Man From U.N.C.L.E.'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • November 2, 2011 11:22 AM
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We once described rising Australian actor Joel Edgerton as the "thinking man's Sam Worthington" and, while as unfair as that may sound, we're thinking Hollywood is starting to share our views on him as well.

Review: 'Marathon Boy' A Shocking, Unbelievable & Fascinating Tale Of A Slumdog Runner

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 2, 2011 11:08 AM
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When we sat down to watch this documentary, we had some chips and a tall glass of Coke at the ready, but when it was revealed early on that Budhia Singh -- the tiny, former slumdog dweller turned runner -- has completed 48 full marathons by the time he was four years old, we promptly wiped the crumbs off our shirt and closed up the bag of salty snacks. And then we promised to hit the gym more often. But even that minor fact is just a small part of the utterly riveting and true tale spun by director Gemma Atwal in "Marathon Boy," a film that starts off masquerading as your standard uplifting sports movie and then goes in directions you never see coming.

James Mangold Says Miramax Worried About Reception Of Overweight Sylvester Stallone In 'Cop Land'

  • By Todd Gilchrist
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  • November 2, 2011 10:32 AM
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And More From The Director About The Film As It Comes To Blu-RayIn a Hollywood landscape where filmmakers are supposed to be one thing and one thing only, James Mangold is something of an enigma. His first film, “Heavy,” was an intimate character study, his follow-up “Cop Land” was an ensemble crime drama, and then from there he took on a whimsical time-traveling romance (“Kate & Leopold”), a suspense thriller (“Identity”), a music biopic (“Walk the Line”), a Western (“3:10 to Yuma”), a breezy mainstream action-adventure (“Knight & Day”) and he's got comic movie "The Wolverine" on the horizon. But according to Mangold, part of his plan is to avoid easy categorization, not to mention “writing his own film biography,” as he observes some of his contemporaries sometimes do.

Watch: New Footage In The International Trailer For Cameron Crowe's 'We Bought A Zoo'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 2, 2011 9:34 AM
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Also Shows Off Some Of Jonsi's Score For The MovieWell, after the first trailer for Cameron Crowe's "We Bought a Zoo" arrived last month, we promptly counted it out of the Oscar race but it looks like with a meaty December release date and a big hearted story featuring cute animals, this is aiming to be Fox's "Marley & Me" for this year, though probably without the three-hankie ending. A new international trailer has arrived for the movie and in addition to a good amount of new scenes and footage -- most significantly a moment involving Patrick Fugit evaluating Matt Damon's character -- we also get a pretty nice preview of Sigur Ros frontman Jonsi's score the movie which sounds appropriately...Jonsi-esque.

Guy Pearce, Ben Foster & Kelly Macdonald To Star In Steve Buscemi’s Adaptation of 'Queer'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • November 2, 2011 9:34 AM
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In early 2010 we reported that writer/director Oren Moverman — who directed "The Messenger" and the upcoming police drama "Rampart" starring Woody Harrelson — was working on an adaptation of William S. Burroughs' "Queer" and staged a test-drive reading of the screenplay at the Sarasota Film Festival that spring. Evidently he was doing a solid for his friend Steve Buscemi (who cameos in both of Moverman's pictures) who would direct and produce the adaptation.

George Clooney Hopes Alfonso Cuarón's 'Gravity' Is The Last Time He Has To Do A 3D Movie

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 2, 2011 9:10 AM
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The First Cut Has Just Been Delivered To Warner Bros.While 2011 has been marked by the number of high profile projects that have been iced ("The Dark Tower" and "At the Mountains of Madness" among the biggest), Alfonso Cuarón miraculously avoided the same fate when last year, his ambitious sci-fi tale "Gravity" looked like it was about to crash against the rocks.

Wanna Be Friends? Hilarious Red Band Trailer For '21 Jump Street' Arrives

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 2, 2011 7:57 AM
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We had our doubts. A comedic take on the '80s TV drama "21 Jump Street" from the “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” helmers Chris Miller and Phil Lord? Would this even work? The answer is, fuck yes.

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