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Stringer Bell The Oscar Contender? The Weinstein Company Pick Up 'Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom' Starring Idris Elba

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 22, 2013 4:51 PM
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The Oscars are in just over for 48 hours, but man, they feel so yesterday already, amirite? So let's start looking ahead to next year, and one can't ignore the news and start speculating when someone like Harvey Weinstein snaps up a movie about Nelson Mandela.

Watch: Trailer For Antonio Campos' Indie Chiller 'Simon Killer'

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • February 22, 2013 3:56 PM
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The producers behind the acclaimed “Martha Marcy May Marlene” and Antonio Campos, the director of the 2008 indie “Afterschool,” are back with “Simon Killer,” an unsettling character study set in Paris which premiered at Sundance last year. The film gathered strong buzz at the festival, with IFC Films picking up the distribution rights, but its theatrical release has been held off until this year. Now we finally have a trailer to coincide with its upcoming release.

Go On The Victory Tour With New Poster For 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 22, 2013 3:54 PM
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The dystopian future of "The Hunger Games" has lots of things, including wild fashion, death matches between adolescents and apparently, a still Photoshop-obsessed culture hell-bent on airbrushing their celebrities into plastic-looking pod people.

Matthew Vaughn To Produce Josh Trank's 'Fantastic Four'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 22, 2013 3:36 PM
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Bailing last fall on directing "X-Men: Days Of Future Past," and still yet to lock down his next directorial, Matthew Vaughn isn't leaving the Fox lot or the comic book genre behind completely. Besides 'Future Past' and "The Wolverine," the studio and their newly minted nerd consultant Mark Millar still have a lot to tackle, including one major property in "Fantastic Four." And now it's getting a little bit of help.

Tony Award Nominee Jeremy Jordan To Star Opposite Anna Kendrick In Musical ‘The Last 5 Years’

  • By Tess Hofmann
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  • February 22, 2013 1:36 PM
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In October, rising star and talented actress-singer Anna Kendrick signed on to play the female lead in a film adaptation of the successful time-warp romantic musical “The Last 5 Years.” Now, Broadway golden boy Jeremy Jordan has been cast as her love interest, a choice that is sure to get the theater kids jazzed up. Jordan was Tony Award-nominated for his lead performance as Jack Kelly in “Newsies” last year, has also starred in the film musical “Joyful Noise” with Dolly Parton and Queen Latifah, and can currently can be seen in season 2 of "Smash."

Lisa Cholodenko Won't Direct 'Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day,' But Steve Carell Still On Board

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 22, 2013 1:22 PM
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With credits that include "The Kids Are All Right," "Laurel Canyon," "High Art" and "The L Word," Lisa Cholodenko didn't always seem like the obvious choice to co-write (with Ron Lieber) and direct "Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day." But she's been developing the vehicle for a while, first at Fox and then at Disney who picked the project up when it went into turnaround. But as the movie continues to move forward, Cholodenko has decided she won't get behind the camera after all.

Watch: New Miss Dior Ad Directed By Sofia Coppola, Starring Natalie Portman

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 22, 2013 12:04 PM
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While their working relationship has yet to translate into a big screen outing, Sofia Coppola and Natalie Portman have made quite the formidable pair for Dior. They teamed up a couple of years ago for a campaign for Miss Dior Cherie (Coppola has been doing work for the fashion house for years) and they've paired up once again to sell some more scented water.

Bryan Singer Says Peter Dinklage Won't Be CGI In 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past,' Says It's "Not A Shy Character"

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • February 22, 2013 11:38 AM
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Once the news came in last week that Peter Dinklage would be joining the cast of “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” it did not take long for the rumors to begin swirling about. Would he be playing Puck or Toad? Then we wondered if he could be playing a fully CGI character. Turns out it’ll be none of the above, as director Bryan Singer recently confirmed to IGN.

Taylor Kitsch Takes 'Exit 147'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 22, 2013 11:28 AM
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Poor Taylor Kitsch. Though he turned heads in the critically acclaimed small screen adaptation of “Friday Night Lights,” his forays into the big screen haven’t been met with similar praise. Last year was Kitsch’s big test as leading man, with starring roles in “John Carter,” “Battleship” and “Savages,” and it didn't turn out so well. Box office receipts and critical pans be damned however, because the former football star with the bedroom eyes has lined up another leading role.

Mark Your Calendar, Another Nicholas Sparks Movie 'The Longest Ride' Is Coming Valentine's Day 2015

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • February 22, 2013 10:40 AM
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Say what you will about Nicholas Sparks, but his movies always seem to perform well in the box office. While none of them have been huge smash hits ("The Notebook" aside), they all make a pretty hefty profit on modest budgets. And this year’s ”Safe Haven” continued the trend, opening up quiet well even as it faced off against "A Good Day To Die Hard." So it should come as no surprise to anyone that a bidding war among studios recently erupted in an attempt to purchase Sparks’s latest, "The Longest Ride."

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