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Disney Picks Up 'The Runner' As Potential Multi-Platform Franchise For Marc Forster

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 8, 2011 8:57 AM
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Looks like Disney is going to pull a Universal. As their colleagues across town gear up a three film adaptation of Stephen King's "The Dark Tower" that will also include a television series to fill in the gaps, the mouse house is looking to do the same.

Juliette Lewis Joins 'Hick' With Chloe Moretz & Blake Lively; Signs On For Thriller 'Single Shot'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 8, 2011 8:52 AM
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Juliette Lewis was only seen in a couple of poorly received films last year -- "The Switch" and "Conviction" -- but here's the thing: she was the best part about either film. As the hippy dippy friend in the former and the key white trash witness in the latter, Lewis was alive and engaging in a way the rest of the film around her wasn't (and yes, she did a brief cameo in "Due Date" as well). Moving into this year, the actress is lining up a couple more films that will hopefully fire on all cylinders.

'Burn Notice' Star Jeffrey Donovan Will Play Bobby Kennedy In Clint Eastwood's 'J. Edgar'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 8, 2011 8:13 AM
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With lensing underway for a couple of weeks now on Clint Eastwood's "J. Edgar," it looks like the director is still filling in bits and pieces of his cast as he goes along.

Cary Fukunaga Talks His Horror/Romance Take On 'Jane Eyre' With Michael Fassbender & Mia Wasikoska

  • By Kimber Myers
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  • March 8, 2011 7:39 AM
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Indie Filmmaker Also Discusses His Gestating Musical With Owen Pallett, His African Civil War Drama 'Beasts Of No Nation,' & His Good Filmmaking Fortune So FarExclusive: Delighting fans of period romance everywhere -- and kids who can't be bothered with even the Cliffs Notes of the classic Charlotte Brontë novel --"Jane Eyre" is making another appearance on screen. But rather than coming from a predictably English pedigree, the 2011 Focus Features version arrives from the seemingly unlikely source of Cary Fukunaga, a young American director with a single feature to his name, 2009's gritty immigration thriller "Sin Nombre." Fukunaga went young with his casting, opting for Mia Wasikoska ("The Kids Are All Right") to play to the title role, while Michael Fassbender ("Hunger," the dreams of many a female Playlister) takes on the brooding part of Edward Rochester.

Neil Burger Doesn't Know What's Next, But Says His 'The Criminals' Script Is Gaining Buzz

  • By Edward Davis
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  • March 8, 2011 7:04 AM
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'Limitless' Director Says He Has Several Projects To Choose From & The Bradley Cooper/De Niro Sci-Fi Film Is Opening DoorsExclusive: Eclectic filmmaker Neil Burger has gone from pseudo-documentary ("Interview With The Assassin"), to period-drama ("The Illusionist" with Ed Norton), to smaller indie, post-Iraq War film ("The Lucky Ones") and now has landed on a film that combines self-improvement, sci-fi-ish elements and high stakes power in New York, "Limitless."

DreamWorks Animation Lineup Through 2014 A Mix Of Sequels & Original Content

  • By Catherine Scott
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  • March 8, 2011 6:36 AM
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Earlier today, DreamWorks Animation announced its lineup through 2014, with six original films and three sequels to the "Kung Fu Panda," "Madagascar" and "How to Train Your Dragon" franchises. Original films are titled "Rise of the Guardians," "The Croods," "Turbo," "Me and My Shadow," "Mr. Peabody and Sherman" and "Puss in Boots," a spin-off from the eponymous character in the "Shrek" franchise. This announcement comes on the tail end of CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg's statement last week that DreamWorks Animation would not necessarily be releasing three animated films per year as it did last year.

Watch: Trailer For 'Fast Five' Reveals There Is Always Time For Babes When Planning A Heist

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 8, 2011 6:08 AM
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Are you ready go fasterererer and furiousererer than ever before? The latest trailer for "Fast Five" has arrived and you can smell the exhaust from here.

The Six Month Shoot For Ridley Scott's 'Prometheus' Has Started In Toronto

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 8, 2011 5:45 AM
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With the the casting for the lead roles sorted out earlier in the week and with a release date just over a year from now, THR reports that Ridley Scott has actually already started shooting "Prometheus" at Pinewood Studios Toronto -- where it will lens for three weeks -- and eagle eyed celeb watchers might want to keep an eye out around town for Noomi Rapace.

Review: 'Monogamy' Is More Like Monotony & A Poor Man's 'Sex, Lies & Videotape'

  • By The Playlist
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  • March 8, 2011 5:25 AM
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This is a republish of our review that ran last year during the Tribeca Film Festival.Shot beautifully, right in the middle of the Brooklyn neighborhood that houses The Playlist headquarters and even prominently featuring our local watering hole and one of its well-liked jovial bartenders, "Monogamy"nevertheless remains a fairly unconvincing portrait of a romantic implosion, and a picture that becomes unbearably precious and self-important once the amiable set up is dispensed with.

Review: 'Boy' Doesn't Talk Down To Its Audience, But May Have Trouble Reaching Them

  • By Cory Everett
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  • March 8, 2011 4:45 AM
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This film played as part of the New York International Children’s Film Festival.

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