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Mathieu Kassovitz Out, Gad Elmaleh In For Costa-Gavras' 'Le Capital'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 17, 2012 10:58 AM
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First pegged for Vincent Cassel, then lined up for Mathieu Kassovitz, director Costa-Gavras continues to tinker with his lead for "Le Capital," and this might be the most intriguing change yet.

Abigail Spencer To Lead Joss Whedon-Scripted Supernatural Romancer 'In Your Eyes'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • January 17, 2012 10:42 AM
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After a brief but memorable stint on AMC's critical darling "Mad Men," as a young teacher of Don Draper's daughter who develops a relationship with him, Abigail Spencer has diligently been putting her name out there; she had a supporting role in last summer's "Cowboys & Aliens" and appears in the upcoming "This Means War," "Oz, The Great And Powerful" and "Of Men And Mavericks." It was only a matter of time before she got a chance to prove herself in a leading role, and now she will, as THR reports that the actress will topline the Joss Whedon-scripted, Brin Hill-helmed supernatural-romance "In Your Eyes."

New Images Of Emma Watson, Logan Lerman & Ezra Miller In 'The Perks Of Being A Wallflower'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 17, 2012 10:20 AM
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Six months on from the final 'Harry Potter' film, the young stars of the franchise, who gave half of their lives to date to Hogwarts, are starting to break out on their own. Daniel Radcliffe has just come off a lengthy Broadway run, is starring in the imminent "The Woman in Black," and even impressed as the host on "Saturday Night Live" last weekend, even if he was somewhat undermined by Lana Del Ray discovering on live television that she didn't know what to do with her arms when she sings. Tom Felton added another snivelling villain to his resume in "Rise of the Planet of the Apes." And Rupert Grint is doing whatever Rupert Grint does (as it turns out, a Norwegian war movie. Thanks, internets!).

'Shame' Director Steve McQueen Hoping To Do Project With BBC About 1981 Brixton Riots

  • By Simon Dang
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  • January 17, 2012 10:00 AM
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During the press rounds for his remarkable directorial debut "Hunger," director Steve McQueen had noted that his own ambitions in the film industry centered around the year 1981 where three major events shaped his childhood: Bobby Sands, the IRA member who led the hunger strike explored in "Hunger"; his favourite football team Tottenham Hotspur winning the F.A. Cup; and the Brixton riots, spurred by rising tensions between police and the African-Caribbean community, which resulted in 82 arrests, 280 injuries to police, 45 to members of the public and extensive damage to buildings and cars.

Lea Seydoux & Gad Elmaleh Join Michel Gondry's 'The Foam Of Days' With Audrey Tautou

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 17, 2012 9:40 AM
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Even though he's currently hard at work on his community-based, lo-fi and sci-fi tinged "The We & The I" inspired by a process book based on "Be Kind Rewind," Gondry has been quietly casting up the movie he'll do after that. Over last summer, two of the biggest names in French cinema -- Audrey Tautou and Romain Duris -- came aboard, and now two more starry bits of talent, who have also been making waves internationally, are joining the cast.

New Look At Amanda Seyfried In 'Lovelace,' Plus Pics From 'Hunger Games,' 'Men In Black III' & 'Prometheus'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 17, 2012 9:19 AM
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Now that we're well into 2012, more and more is being revealed about some of the year's biggest films, thanks in part to Entertainment Weekly. The magazine's annual 2012 preview issue has already provided some key first looks at various upcoming releases, including "The Dark Knight Rises." Not everything is quite as rabidly anticipated as Christopher Nolan's third Batman film, but there's plenty more spectacle where that came from. Indeed, one of the newest images contains what looks to be the most incredible, gravity-defying special effect of the year: Amanda Seyfried's bubble-perm.

Oscar-Winner Simon Beaufoy Confirmed To Write 'Hunger Games' Sequel 'Catching Fire,' Gary Ross Returning To Direct

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 17, 2012 9:05 AM
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With any franchise that's based on younger actors, getting a steady stream of films is crucially important; without a "Harry Potter" or "Twilight" film every eighteen months or so, you end up with a lead creeping up on their thirties by the time the series comes to an end. And so it goes with "The Hunger Games," Lionsgate's great hope for the next big teen-friendly franchise. With a ready-made trilogy of books from author Suzanne Collins, there's source material already in place, and even though the first film, written and directed by "Seabiscuit" helmer Gary Ross, won't hit theaters for a couple of months yet, the studio is already making plans for a sequel.

BAFTA Nominations Buck The Trend With Strong Showings For 'Drive,' 'Tinker Tailor' & 'My Week With Marilyn'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 17, 2012 3:09 AM
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BAFTA nominations were announced early/late/unreasonably late this morning by Daniel Radcliffe and Holliday Grainger, and after a pretty shoddy longlist, which serves mainly to drain the suspense from the nominations list and to let Emma Watson tell her friends "I was this close to a BAFTA nomination!," the organization redeemed itself to a degree.

Watch: U.K. Trailer For The Dardenne Brothers' 'The Kid With A Bike'; Film Hits U.S. Cinemas On March 16th

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 16, 2012 5:17 PM
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While some of the more jaded critics have said "The Kid With A Bike" is yet another familiar effort from the Dardenne Brothers, you'd really have to be some kind of curmudgeon to shrug your shoulders at the arthouse duo's latest film. Premiering at Cannes last year, and making its way to various festivals throughout 2011, "The Kid With A Bike" will hit U.S. theaters this spring, but the first look comes courtesy of the U.K., as Artifical Eye has dropped a new trailer for the movie.

Watch: New Clip From Madonna's Golden Globe Winning 'W.E.'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 16, 2012 4:32 PM
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Perhaps the biggest surprise last night at the Golden Globes -- in an evening where everyone who was expected to win, did -- was Madonna's victory in the Best Original Song category for the ironically titled "Masterpiece." While the win pissed off a cranky Elton John, the honor spoke both to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's penchant for catering to the egos of celebs they want to hang with as well as Harvey Weinstein's still masterful handle on the awards season.
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