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Working For The Clampdown: Julie Delpy To Direct Joe Strummer Biopic 'The Right Profile'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 21, 2011 8:03 PM
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Julie Delpy's become quite the renaissance woman in recent years. The French actress, discovered by Godard at the age of 14 before going into international stardom in "Europa Europa" and "Three Colors White," has worked principally in U.S. fare in the last decade-and-a-half, in films from "Broken Flowers" to, um, "An American Werewolf in Paris," but it's her behind-the-scenes achievements that are the most impressive.

Another Goddamn Found Footage Movie In The Works Thanks To Universal And 'The Strangers' Director Bryan Bertino

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 21, 2011 6:40 PM
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The idea of 'found footage' -- taking a well-worn genre, usually horror, and giving it a mock-documentary spin, to make the terror and thrills that much closer to reality -- has been having a real kick of energy for cinema of late, pushing filmmakers to fascinating new places in a bid to do something different, with fascinating results that will provide food for thought in film studies classes for years to come.

Air's Soundtrack For Georges Méliès 'A Trip To The Moon' Getting A Release

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 21, 2011 5:25 PM
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Diablo Cody Says She's "Indebted" To Steven Spielberg For The Rest Of Her Life, Talks 'Girly Style,' 'Time And A Half' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 21, 2011 5:00 PM
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The career boost an Oscar gives you is known to anyone whose had the fortune of standing on stage at the Kodak Theater, but for copy-writer-turned-stripper-turned-author-turned-screenwriter Diablo Cody, little did she know that one of the most famous directors in Hollywood would be an early supporter. Even before she was nominated and eventually won her Oscar for "Juno," Spielberg hired her to write the pilot episode of "The United States Of Tara," a show he executive produced. A little while later he hired her to write an adaptation of William Shakespeare's "The Taming Of The Shrew," another project he was going to executive produce. And that support from Spielberg isn't lost on Cody, and when The Playlist correspondent Drew Taylor caught up with her during press rounds for "Young Adult" she was effusive in what his early support meant to her.

Marti Noxon Re-Writing Elizabeth Banks' ‘Tink,’ Talks Troubled ‘Pride And Prejudice And Zombies’

  • By Ryan Sartor
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  • November 21, 2011 4:42 PM
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Judi Dench To Put On 'Italian Shoes' With Kenneth Branagh & Anthony Hopkins

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 21, 2011 4:22 PM
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Now free from any obligations with the "Thor" franchise, director Kenneth Branagh, having dipped his toes in the tentpole world, is doing something on the total opposite end of the spectrum. First announced very early this year, Branagh it looking to bring an adaptation of Henning Mankell's "Italian Shoes" to the big screen and with Anthony Hopkins already eyed for a lead role, he's got another distinguished thesp looking to join as well.

Amber Heard To Star Opposite Dominic Cooper In Albert Hughes' 'Motor City'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 21, 2011 3:59 PM
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Not to be confused with "Broken City," directed by his brother Allen Hughes, Albert Hughes is gearing up for "Motor City" and his film has now found its female lead.

Chris Evans Replaces James Franco In Mob Flick 'The Iceman'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 21, 2011 3:45 PM
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Chris Evans has had a wonky year to say the least. While he led the blockbuster hit "Captain America: The First Avenger," his ventures outside the comic book movie were less successful. The gritty drama "Puncture" didn't quite catch on and the less said about "What's Your Number" the better. While he's certainly proven himself as a superhero (more than once thanks to the "Fantastic Four" films), he's still establishing himself as a serious actor, though this next project could find him flexing his thespian skills, instead of his biceps.

Charlize Theron Says 'Fury Road' Delays Nearly Kept Her Out Of 'Young Adult'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • November 21, 2011 3:20 PM
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Jason Segel Hopes 'The Muppets' Will Lead To The Return Of 'The Muppet Show,' Says Rough Cut Was Three Hours Long

  • By Jeff Otto
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  • November 21, 2011 3:02 PM
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