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Hot Or Not? 'Arrow' Stephen Amell Says He's Had A Meeting About Starring In 'Fifty Shades Of Grey'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 22, 2013 10:21 AM
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Now that Emma Watson has shot down the recent rumors regarding her casting in Hollywood's hot erotic movie of the moment, "Fifty Shades Of Grey," it's time for the mill to churn again, and this time a new face has popped up as a contender. And this time, it's for the male lead.

Exclusive: Poster, Photos & Soundtrack Clips For Matt Spicer's Short 'It's Not You It's Me' Starring Gillian Jacobs

  • By Edward Davis
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  • March 22, 2013 10:04 AM
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We've had our eye on Matt Spicer for a while now, as it seems he's just on the cusp of breaking out. The writer/director is a frequent collaborator with Max Winkler ("Ceremony"), co-writing "The Ornate Anatomy of Living Things" and "The Adventurer's Handbook" with him which are in development, while their latest effort, the period comedy "The Coward," is set to be Winkler's next directorial effort. But Spicer is now branching out behind the camera, and the results of his first effort are here.

'Once Upon A Time In Anatolia' Helmer Nuri Bilge Ceylan At Work On His Next Film 'Winter Sleep'

  • By India Ross
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  • March 22, 2013 9:43 AM
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Nuri Bilge Ceylan is a big name in Turkish cinema. Hoovering up awards like they’re going out of fashion, his trail of brainy auterism can be traced back through two decades of European art cinema. Most recently, his cerebral “Once Upon A Time in Anatolia," a broodingly philosophical account of the search for a dead body (think “Stand By Me” for grown-ups), was met with awe, gaining a foothold in the global consciousness with a Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival, which it shared with the Dardennes' “The Kid with a Bike.”

'A Royal Affair' Helmer Nikolaj Arcel To Direct Remake Of Alfred Hitchcock's 'Rebecca'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • March 22, 2013 9:21 AM
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Though last year’s “Hitchcock” wasn’t as much as an awards contender as originally thought (HBO’s Toby Jones and Sienna Miller-starring “The Girl” didn’t arrive to much fanfare either), it hasn’t cooled Hollywood’s interest in bringing the works of Alfred Hitchcock to a younger generation. Deadline is reporting that DreamWorks and Working Title’s brewing remake of the iconic director’s “Rebecca” has landed itself a director.

Paul Newman & Joanne Woodward Kiss On Beautiful Poster For Cannes Film Festival 2013

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 22, 2013 7:17 AM
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In the past few years, posters for the Cannes Film Festival have been paying tribute to actresses, with Juliette Binoche, Faye Dunaway and Marilyn Monroe all taking center stage. But in 2013, it's a classic cinema couple who get the spotlight for the 66th installment of the festival.

Gary Oldman Reteams With Tom Hardy For 'Child 44' Alongside Noomi Rapace & Joel Kinnaman

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 21, 2013 9:14 PM
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Tom Hardy and Gary Oldman are beginning to be old pals. The actors have teamed together on a string of strong films, with "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy," "The Dark Knight Rises" and "Lawless" under their under their belt, and it's probably safe to say they're getting along quite well. Because again they're going to be paired up in a film with a cast that just keeps getting strong and stronger.

Mark Duplass & Susan Sarandon Say Hi To Melissa McCarthy's 'Tammy'

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • March 21, 2013 7:28 PM
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Melissa McCarthy certainly seems to be building her career the right way. She first impressed in a big way on the small screen for many years in a supporting role on “Gilmore Girls,” and that eventually paid off with a lead role on a network sitcom with “Mike & Molly.” She’s paid her dues on the big screen too, with a slew of supporting roles eventually leading to “Bridesmaids” and after scoring a hit as a co-lead alongside Jason Bateman in “Identity Thief” she’s ready to go it alone.

Watch: Teaser Trailer For Sundance Hit 'The Kings Of Summer'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • March 21, 2013 7:07 PM
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We had our eye on director Jordan Vogt-Roberts early. Admittedly, by chance. One of us was watching some SXSW shorts randomly with little idea of what was on the docket and up came Vogt-Roberts' very excellent short, "Successful Alcoholics" starring TJ. Miller, Lizzy Caplan, and Nick Kroll and we were instantly smitten and word spread quickly through our ranks. When the short finally hit online, the rest of us were quickly on board. So when it was announced that the filmmaker was debuting his feature length debut, "The Kings Of Summer" (then known as "Toy's House") at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, we were stoked.

William Friedkin's Restored 'Sorcerer' Getting A Re-Release, Aiming For The Venice Film Festival

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 21, 2013 6:01 PM
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As William Friedkin spent most of last year on the promo circuit for his deliciously raw "Killer Joe," one frequent question he fielded was about the fate of his 1997 flick "Sorcerer." The film has been in mired in some complex legal stuff, but as Friedkin himself told us last year: " I sued Universal and Paramount to determine who owns the rights because they claimed both studios through their legal affairs department claimed they didn't own the rights and I don't know what's happened, I think it has fallen between the cracks. So I'm suing these guys to save the afterlife of the film." And it looks like the tactic worked (though he dropped the suit). Last month, he promised the film would be getting a digital transfer, and now a full blown release is on the way.

Jake Gyllenhaal, Tobey Maguire & Jeff Bridges Eyed To Replace Jude Law In 'Jane Got A Gun'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 21, 2013 5:31 PM
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We were beginning to wonder, as 24 hours had nearly passed, but yet another update has arrived in the ongoing saga of the western "Jane Got A Gun." The film, which this week saw director Lynne Ramsay and star Jude Law quit the project, while "Warrior" director Gavin O'Connor has been hired to try to get this thing moving, is still without a villain. The project, now looking to fall a week behind schedule, is in search for a replacement, and a few names have cropped up as possible substitutes.

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