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Updated: Sofia Coppola and Kirsten Dunst Won't Re-Team On New Project 'Secret Door'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • April 24, 2011 9:35 AM
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Update: Sorry, Coppola fans, looks like we've been had by a hoaxer. When we ran the story yesterday, the account looked genuine enough, but subsequent tweets were more suspicious, in particular 8 pages of script 'leaked' onto the account, 8 pages of some of the worst writing we've ever seen (Sample: "It was he, I pondered most of"). With the legitimacy looking increasingly fishy, we have now confirmed with Kirsten Dunst's reps that this project is indeed a hoax. We're not quite sure who has the goddamn time to write a script pretending to be Sofia Coppola, but there we go. Apologies.

New Picture From 'Melancholia'; Lars Von Trier Says Kirsten Dunst "Got Off Easy" During Filming

  • By Edward Davis
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  • April 18, 2011 3:33 AM
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As we've read and witnessed already, thanks to an early trailer, Lars Von Trier's latest film, "Melancholia," is about two sisters who find their relationship challenged as a nearby planet threatens to collide into the Earth. So it's a sci-fi-tinged picture, but as the trailer evinces it's also like a wedding-based melodrama -- "Margot At The Wedding As We're All Doomed," or something, with shades of Bergman. It looks much more like a film about psychological angst, anxiety and human ugliness (natch, it's Von Trier) than it does an end-of-days apocalyptic picture.

Watch: Beautiful NSFW Trailer For Lars Von Trier's 'Melancholia'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • April 8, 2011 11:44 AM
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Well, this is a pleasant surprise on a Friday morning -- the first trailer for the new Lars Von Trier movie, the end-of-the-world drama, "Melancholia." Coming off the single most controversial film of his career, "Antichrist," the beginning of this clip, which has debuted at the film's official site (via @TimeOutFilm), might take fans of the unpredictable Danish helmer by surprise -- it strikes one as a rather conventional wedding-set drama, reminiscent of "Rachel Getting Married," or even Dogme classic "Festen."

Blake Lively Says She's Joining Chloe Moretz In 'Hick'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 17, 2011 9:12 AM
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Actress Also Quashes 'Sex And The City' Prequel RumorsOn the red carpet at the recent Elle Style Awards, a candid Blake Lively answered questions about a few projects she's been rumored to be attached to, as well as what's next on her plate.

A Diverse Offering At The American Cinematheque's 6th Annual "Focus On Female Directors"

  • By Leah Zak
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  • January 18, 2011 6:27 AM
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New Shorts From Kirsten Dunst, Sam Taylor-Wood & MoreAs any cinephile will note, women have been sitting in the director's chair since the inception of filmmaking itself, but it seems only recently that their voices have become more numerous-- and more, dare we say, bankable. High profile names such as Kathryn Bigelow and Sofia Coppola are garnering more attention in Hollywood, with Bigelow even becoming the first female to ever win the Oscar for Best Director at the ceremony last year. But the truth is, women filmmakers have as many voices to bring to the table as their male counterparts, the philosophy it would appear, behind the American Cinemateque's "Focus on Female Filmmakers" program, an annual event at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood. The night was an eclectic collection of short films by women directors, ranging from documentary, to dance, to animation to biblical re-tellings.

Does Adam Yauch's 'Fight For Your Right Revisited' Contain The Most Epic Cast Ever?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 17, 2011 8:37 AM
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We were already pretty excited when it was revealed that the mysterious Adam Yaunch directed short, "Fight For Your Right Revisted" had a cast that included Elijah Wood, Danny McBride, Seth Rogen, Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly and Jack Black. But if IMDB is accurate, that's just the tip of the iceberg in regards to which stars will be popping their heads on screen for the forthcoming short.

Jens Lekman Sings A Charming Song About Almost Meeting Kirsten Dunst

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 11, 2010 3:25 AM
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If you're not familiar with the bittersweet pop tunes of Swedish singer/songwriter Jens Lekman this is probably as good an introduction as any (but really, you should do yourself a favor and go pick up "Night Falls Over Kortedala" right now).

Exclusive: Kirsten Dunst Set To Join Chloe Moretz In Coming Of Age Road Drama, 'Hick'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • November 29, 2010 8:37 AM
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Actress Kirsten Dunst is attached to star opposite Chloe Moretz ("Kick-Ass," "Let Me In") in the Taylor Lane Productions/Lighthouse Entertainment adaptation of Andrea Portes' coming of age novel "Hick" according to Taylor Lane owner and founder Christian Taylor who spoke to the Playlist by phone this weekend from his home in California.

Review: 'All Good Things' Is A Lot Of Very Tedious Things In A Film Better Served As A Documentary

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 29, 2010 8:32 AM
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It's been a long road for Andrew Jarecki's non-documentary feature debut "All Good Things" to finally get a release. Jarecki bought back the U.S. distribution rights to the film from The Weinstein Company earlier this year after the completed film wound up collecting dust on the studio shelf for over two years. And while The Weinstein Company certainly have a history of not doing right be certain films, this is certainly a case where their instincts to hold the film back were right on the money.

First Look: Kirsten Dunst & Brian Geraghty In Carlos Cuaron's 'The Second Bakery Attack'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • November 28, 2010 4:55 AM
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A Short Film Adaptation Of Haruki Murakami's Short Story Of The Same NameWith Tran Anh Hung's adaptation of Haruki Murakami's "Norwegian Wood" debuting at the Venice Film Festival and a global release on the horizon, popular Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami might just find his catalogue the target of further adaptations in the filmmaking community future. Other than a few notable attempts by Kazuki Ōmori in 1981, Jun Ichikawa in 2005 and Robert Logevall in 2007, Murakami's enigmatic and beguiling work has -- for the most part -- evaded the Hollywood treatment. Though there is one upcoming project that has flown under the radar: an adaptation of his 1985 quirky short story "The Second Bakery Attack" by Mexican writer-director Carlos Cuarón, brother of course to "Children Of Men" and "Y Tu Mamá También" helmer Alfonso.

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