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Watch: 4 Intriguing Clips From Andrea Arnold's 'Wuthering Heights'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 1, 2011 1:57 AM
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When we first heard that Andrea Arnold was going to be tackling an adaptation of Emily Brontë's "Wuthering Heights," it seemed like an odd fit. Arnold's previous feature length films "Red Road" and her sophomore, breakout effort "Fish Tank" didn't exactly suggest that the helmer had it in her for a stodgy, stuffy literary based movie. But then again, Arnold is no ordinary director. Her first decision to shake things up came in casting newcomer James Howson in the lead role of Heathcliff, making him the first black actor to take on the part. And now with the film set to premiere in Venice, our pals over at C7nema have located four brand new clips from the film that show Arnold has clearly put her stamp on Brontë's material.

Random: Steve Coogan, Stephen Dorff & Rapper K'naan Team For Nick Broomfield's 'The Catastrophist'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • September 1, 2011 1:53 AM
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Even within the realm of random collaborations and teamings, this one still veers off to the higher end of the scale.

'Attack The Block' Star John Boyega Lands Lead Role In Spike Lee's HBO Drama 'Da Brick'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 1, 2011 1:34 AM
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"Good Sunday Morning People. Last night I took my daughter Satchel to this New,Hip British Indie Film ATTACK THE BLOCK.It's about a Multi-Cultural group of Teenagers (Mostly Black)in London who fight the Invasion of Aliens.I know it sounds Bugged Out but it's DOPENESS.FUNNY TOO"

Brad Pitt's Plan B On Board For Ryan Murphy's 'The Normal Heart' With Mark Ruffalo

  • By Simon Dang
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  • September 1, 2011 1:33 AM
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Looks like Ryan Murphy's planned adaptation of Larry Kramer's semi-autobiographical play "The Normal Heart" is getting some big-name backing with Brad Pitt and his Plan B Entertainment shingle now coming on board to produce.

Paul Dano Reteams With Kelly Reichardt For Eco-Terrorist Film 'Night Moves'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 1, 2011 1:08 AM
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For her last effort, the uncompromising western "Meek's Cutoff," the growing cachet of indie filmmaker Kelly Reichardt allowed the director to cast some bigger names than she had worked with in the past, nabbing Bruce Greenwood, Zoe Kazan and Paul Dano to pad out the ensemble. And the experience seems to have been a positive one for Paul Dano, as reps for the actor have confirmed with The Playlist that he is reteaming with Reichardt for the director's next effort, the eco-terrorist film "Night Moves."

New Coen Brothers Movie About '60s Folk Legend Gets Financing, Is Titled 'Inside Llewyn Davis'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 31, 2011 12:43 PM
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It looks like the Coens are a little closer to getting their next film mounted, and with producer Scott Rudin -- who paired with duo previously on "No Country For Old Men" and "True Grit" -- now behind the film, it looks like the trio are gearing up for another run at the Oscars.

Watch: Slow Dance With Rachel Weisz & Tom Hiddleston In First Clip From ‘The Deep Blue Sea’

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 31, 2011 10:51 AM
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Rachel Weisz seems to be making a run at Jessica Chastain for most movies to be unveiled all at the same time. "360," "The Deep Blue Sea," "Page Eight" and "Dream House" will all play festivals or hit a theater near you in the next month or so (and that's not counting "The Whistleblower" which recently made its way to the multiplex) so we're gonna be getting a whole lotta Weisz. We can hardly complain about being bombarded by movies featuring one of the best actresses working today, but it does mean we're going to be seeing her pop up quite a bit in the next short while.

Venice '11 Review: 'The Ides Of March' Is A Gripping Return To Form For Director George Clooney

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • August 31, 2011 10:28 AM
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Even more so than usual, 2012 should be a particularly fascinating election year. On the one hand, you've got the incumbent, President Barack Obama, a man elected on the promise of hope and conciliation, and a man who's failed to live up to the sky-high expectations placed on him. On the other, you have a band of Republican candidates who have, so far, failed to look anything like contenders, instead seemingly competing in a national crazy-off. We're a long, long way off from finding out the victor, but to get things underway, one of the most politically engaged actor-directors around has opened the Venice Film Festival with a look behind the scenes of a presidential primary race; namely, George Clooney's "The Ides of March." Good timing indeed, but has the star's fourth directorial effort turned out like "Good Night and Good Luck," or like "Leatherheads"?

John Moore To Direct 'Die Hard 5'; Search For 'Red 2' Helmer Begins

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 31, 2011 10:03 AM
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Well, the long search is over for a director to take on "Die Hard 5" and the result is pretty anti-climatic. While Noam Murro was initially going to direct, he bailed to go do “300: Battle of Artemisia” instead. And while a shortlist developed of interesting but unlikely names like Joe Cornish, Justin Lin and Nicolas Winding Refn, Bruce Willis has settled on "Max Payne" director John Moore to guide the fifth installment of the tired franchise.

'Romancing The Stone' Remake Headed To TV, Shawn Levy To Direct Pilot

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 31, 2011 9:19 AM
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Just last week, the long gestating "Romancing the Stone" remake got new life when rumors kicked around that Gerard Butler and Katherine Heigl were being eyed as the potential leads in the new film. Needless to say, the general reaction from everybody was a resounding thumbs down. But as it turns out, while the remake/reboot is indeed still happening there have been some significant changes to the game plan.

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