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Rebecca Hall Makes 'A Promise' With Patrice Leconte Based On Stefan Zweig's 'Journey Into The Past'

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • June 7, 2012 10:42 AM
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Actress Rebecca Hall seems to have been quite underrated by Hollywood’s eye for some time now, even after giving a number of fine performances in well-respected films like Woody Allen’s “Vicky Christina Barcelona” and Ben Affleck’s 2010 directorial effort “The Town” – neither of which she really seemed to get a ton of credit for. Well, she’s looking to earn a serious profile upgrade after being cast in the Shane Black-directed “Iron Man 3,” and now has another interesting prospect on her slate of upcoming films.

'Parks & Recreation' Star Nick Offerman Joins Jordan Vogt-Roberts' 'Toy's House' & 'We're The Millers'

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • June 7, 2012 10:18 AM
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We’ve made it no secret that we at The Playlist are big fans of the Amy Poehler-led NBC comedy “Parks and Recreation,” but as the show has become more of an ensemble piece over its four season run, actor Nick Offerman’s character Ron Swanson has become a particular fan favorite. Offerman has proven he can make the potentially one-dimensional Swanson – a manly libertarian who just so happens to be the director of the Parks Department – a fully fleshed-out character capable of having audiences laugh at his way with a socket wrench – and occasionally he’ll warm your heart (especially if it involves Andy). We’ve been hoping he’d find more work on the back of the popularity of his 'Parks' role, and things have certainly been going that way, with parts in this year's Sundance hit "Smashed" and Diablo Cody's forthcoming directorial debut.

Dan Aykroyd Joins Steven Soderbergh's Liberace Biopic, 'Game Of Thrones' Star Kit Harington Teams With Vera Farmiga For 'Greenland Time' & More

  • By Simon Dang
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  • June 7, 2012 9:39 AM
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The end is nigh! The currently shooting "The Bitter Pill," starring Channing Tatum and Rooney Mara, marks Steven Soderbergh's penultimate feature film, after which the curtains will close with his long-gestating Liberace biopic "Behind The Candelabra," which films this summer. The latter has now began filling out its cast, with Dan Aykroyd jumping on board to play the famed entertainer's long-term manager, Seymour Heller.

George Clooney To Direct & Produce 'The Yankee Commandante'

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • June 7, 2012 9:21 AM
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Last year, alongside Grant Heslov and Beau Willimon, George Clooney picked up a Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar nomination for his work on "The Ides of March." It was the single nomination received for Clooney’s solid but pedestrian fourth directorial effort. Since 2002, Clooney’s ventured behind the camera once every three years, and he’s wasting no time in lining up potential projects, with another one now being added to his slate.

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?

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