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Todd Field Was Set To Write & Direct An Adaptation Of Aravind Adiga's 'The White Tiger' Before Legal Troubles Halted Its Progress

  • By Simon Dang
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  • June 7, 2012 8:59 AM
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We've often wondered about long absences from some of our favorite helmers, and pondered when and how they might return in our "What Happened To These Directors" pieces. While many of the talent highlighted in both our 2008 feature and the 2011 update have since gone on to make successful returns (Lynne Ramsey, Alexander Payne, among others), one of the finest American filmmakers included in both pieces remains away from the spotlight: "In The Bedroom" and "Little Children" helmer Todd Field.

Watch: First Trailer For Quentin Tarantino's 'Django Unchained' Is Here

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 6, 2012 7:30 PM
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Part spaghetti western, part slavery/vengeance pic and all Quentin Tarantino, the first trailer for "Django Unchained" has arrived and it's everything you could ask for and expect from the filmmaker.

Watch: Denzel Washington Saves Lives, Loathes Self In Trailer For Robert Zemeckis' 'Flight'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 6, 2012 7:29 PM
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While most people would be thankful to be alive after surviving a horrific plane crash, in "Flight," the newest drama from Robert Zemeckis (and his first live action film in over a decade), it's just the start of the story about a man who is either very skilled, very lucky or both.

Jamie Foxx Up For 'White House Down' With Channing Tatum

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 6, 2012 7:09 PM
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There's probably a really clever joke to be made about going from a freed slave in "Django Unchained" to becoming President in "White House Down" but we're tired and we'll let you figure out that one for yourselves. But yes, Jamie Foxx is going to become the leader of the free world, if everything goes according to plan.

New Pics Of Bane, Catwoman, Miranda Tate & More From 'The Dark Knight Rises' Plus Latest TV Spot

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 6, 2012 6:43 PM
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It's only been 24 hours since our last bit of info on "The Dark Knight Rises" so don't worry, the movie hasn't been canceled or push back. Phew. Kidding aside, the clock is winding down on the film with just over a month to go before we see Christopher Nolan's epic conclusion to the series -- and at 2 hours and 45 minutes long, he's not kidding.

Discuss: Do Lindsay Lohan & Grant Bowler Look Like Elizabeth Taylor & Richard Burton In These New Pics From 'Liz & Dick'?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 6, 2012 5:51 PM
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With the paparazzi busily snapping away during nearly every on-location moment for Lifetime's "Liz & Dick," the studio has wasted no time supplying official images of Lindsay Lohan and Grant Bowler, this time in color, following a black-white still earlier in the week. This is where we usually talk about the shoddy nature of most Lifetime movies, and how this is a bad idea blah blah blah, but let's get right to the heart of it: do these two even look like Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton?

'True Romance' Reunion: Samuel L. Jackson Joins 'Robocop' Remake With Gary Oldman (And Joel Kinnaman)

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 6, 2012 5:20 PM
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Well, this is getting interesting. We haven't exactly been overjoyed about the "RoboCop" remake (we're not really against it either) but the talent being put together for the film by MGM is getting pretty impressive. Rising star Joel Kinnaman ("The Killing," "Lola Versus") has landed the lead, with Gary Oldman of all people in a supporting role as well as James Vanderbilt of "Zodiac" and "The Amazing Spider-Man" fame doing a rewrite on the script. Not bad. And now, another distinctive actor is coming on board.

Watch: Trailer For Conspiracy Thriller 'Shadow Dancer' Starring Clive Owen & Andrea Riseborough

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 6, 2012 5:01 PM
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The conflict between family, belief and self-preservation collide in "Shadow Dancer" the latest from the chameleonic director James Marsh ("Red Riding: In The Year Of Our Lord 1980," "Man On Wire," "Project Nim") and it looks like a firecracker.

Watch: Clip From Sundance & Cannes Sensation 'Beasts Of The Southern Wild'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 6, 2012 4:28 PM
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Can "Beasts Of The Southern Wild" follow in the footsteps of films like "Precious" and "Blue Valentine" by going from Sundance to Cannes to awards season praise? We'll soon find out, but unlike those films, it's pretty difficult to describe exactly what this film is. Which makes it all the more exciting.

Watch: Joel McHale Spoofs David Viral Video From 'Prometheus' On 'The Soup'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 6, 2012 3:56 PM
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Opinions are hugely divided on "Prometheus" and even here at the The Playlist, yelling and slammed doors have been the end result of discussions about the movie, which draw a line firmly in the sand of our office. No one is speaking to each other right now.

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