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Keira Knightley & Joe Wright May Reteam On New Tom Stoppard-Penned Version Of 'Anna Karenina'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 19, 2010 2:22 AM
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For such an incontestably great piece of literature, it's strange that Leo Tolstoy's novel "Anna Karenina" hasn't been treated better. The 1935 Greta Garbo version is great, and there was a decent British TV version a decade ago with Helen McCrory, Kevin McKidd, Stephen Dillane and Mark Strong, but for the most part, big-screen adaptations have been closer to the most recent film version, Bernard Rose's weak 1997 take with Sophie Marceau, Sean Bean and Alfred Molina. (Fun Fact: as a 9-year-old, this writer nearly got the part of Anna's son in Rose's version. For reals.)

Watch: Spike Jonze Directed Video For Arcade Fire's 'The Suburbs'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 19, 2010 1:57 AM
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After a rather bombastic, portentous second album, "Neon Bible," indie-rock favorites Arcade Fire came back in force this year with the excellent "The Suburbs," a near-concept record that paired the band's usual apocalyptic themes with images from suburban life. It sounds like it shouldn't work, but it's one of the strongest records of the year, and is likely to top a lot of critics' polls by the end of December.

WTF: Check Out Alec Baldwin's Holiday Ads For Wegmans

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 18, 2010 11:12 AM
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Totally Amazing/Totally FrighteningWe're not sure how on Earth Alec Baldwin's agent convinced him to do these. He is either the smartest man in Hollywood or the dumbest. Or both. But either way, these ads for the grocery store chain Wegmans, bizarrely starring Alec Baldwin, are total WTF amazing and brilliant.

The Biggest Surprise Of The Oscar Documentary Shortlist Are The Snubs

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 18, 2010 10:53 AM
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So it begins. The fun (if you want to call it that) of the awards season is seeing who rises to the top and who gets overlooked. And this year, the outrage is starting a little bit early as the Academy has revealed their shortlist for Best Documentary feature, and biggest surprises are the number of high profile titles that have been snubbed.

'The Wolverine' Starts Shooting April 2011, Darren Aronofsky Inks Two Year Deal With Fox

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 18, 2010 10:25 AM
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So that's why he did it. While we're slowly getting more and more used to (and excited by) the idea of Darren Aronofsky helming the comic book movie "The Wolverine," we didn't really see what he was getting out of it other than an opportunity to play in the studio tentpole sandbox for the first time in his career. But now, things a bit a more sense.

'Superman' Will Start Shooting June 2011, Filmmakers Looking For Someone Between 28-32 Years Old

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 18, 2010 9:27 AM
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When is a casting story not a casting story? When it's Deadline's latest rambling exclusive that the search for the next Superman to head up Zack Snyder's "Superman: Man Of Steel" is underway. While the piece runs down pretty much every name that has been rumored for the part over the past little while right down to Jon Hamm, who recently laughed off reports, there are a couple of nuggets of new info in there.

Alexander Payne Attached To Direct Adaptation Of Daniel Clowes Comic 'Wilson'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 18, 2010 9:04 AM
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With Alexander Payne busy finishing up his latest effort "The Descendants" possibly for a Cannes debut, the director is keeping an eye on this potential next gig. Sure, he's got the high concept comedy "Downsizing" -- about a financially struggling man who decides he can have a much nicer life if he undergoes a process to shrink himself to the size of a little person -- potentially lined up, but now he's eyeing an adaptation of an acclaimed graphic novel.

Michael Hoffman To Direct Coen Brothers Scribed 'Gambit' (Not The Superhero Movie)

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 18, 2010 8:37 AM
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Another project once linked to Doug Liman has now found a new director. Only two days ago it was reported that Steven Soderbergh would be tackling "The Man From U.N.C.L.E.," (a project that Liman eventually passed on), now Deadline reports that "The Last Station" director Michael Hoffman has taken the helm of the Coen Brothers-scribed remake of the 1966 film "Gambit," a project linked to Liman this spring.

It's Going To Be A Justin Timberlake Summer, 'Bad Teacher' Opens On June 17, 2011

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 18, 2010 8:04 AM
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Justin Timberlake is hoping to make you laugh for a couple of months next summer. Columbia Pictures has announced that the forthcoming comedy "Bad Teacher," where he stars alongside Cameron Diaz, has been moved from its previously slotted April date to June 17, 2011.

Poster For 'No Strings Attached' With Natalie Portman & Ashton Kutcher Gets Right To The Point

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 18, 2010 7:33 AM
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The new poster for the upcoming fuckbuddy comedy "No Strings Attached" with Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher (not be confused with "Friends With Benefits," "Just Go With It" or "Hall Pass") has arrived and it gets straight to the point. It shows the two leads post-coitus (or at least that's what we assume by Portman's carefully crafted head of tousled hair) getting their remarkably well-pressed clothing backing on. We'd swear we just saw this same picture in a catalog for Abercrombie & Fitch.

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