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Campbell Scott To Direct & Star In Adaptation Of Joan Didion's 'A Book Of Common Prayer'

  • By Tess Hofmann
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  • January 25, 2013 10:16 AM
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Actor-turned-indie filmmaker Campbell Scott has signed on to direct and star in an upcoming adaptation of the 1977 novel “A Book of Common Prayer” by Joan Didion. The story centers on two women in a fictional Central American country on the verge of revolution. One woman married into a powerful political family, the other has seen her marriage fall apart and her daughter run away with a group of Marxist radicals.

Sorry Collectors, eBay Won't Be Selling Those Discontinued 'Django Unchained' Toys

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • January 25, 2013 9:59 AM
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News regarding the “Django Unchained” character dolls just won’t go away, though you can bet The Weinstein Company most definitely wants it to. After they announced earlier this week that they would discontinue the "Django Unchained" figurines after numerous protests, eBay has now announced they have banned the toys from their site as well.

Reese Witherspoon To Tell 'The Good Lie' With 'Monsieur Lazhar' Director Philippe Falardeau

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • January 25, 2013 9:23 AM
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South Korean filmmakers Kim Ji-woon and Park Chan-wook are some of the latest foreign filmmakers that have moved into English-language filmmaking – to mixed results – and now Canadian “Monsieur Lazhar” helmer Philippe Falardeau is set to join them with a major star of his own. Variety is reporting that Reese Witherspoon is circling the lead of “The Good Lie” with Falardeau attached to direct.

Sundance: IFC Picks Up 'Ain't Them Bodies Saints,' Magnolia Loads 'S-VHS' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 25, 2013 8:34 AM
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The Sundance Film Festival says farewell today as the 2013 shindig comes to a close, but deals are still being made, and one of the most hotly buzzed movies of the past week has found a home.

Watch: Gorgeous First Trailer For Michel Gondry's 'Mood Indigo' With Romain Duris, Audrey Tautou & Omar Sy

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 25, 2013 5:38 AM
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While he was responsible for one of the best films of the '00s with "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," it's been a while since we really fell for something by Michel Gondry. Follow-up "The Science Of Sleep" had its charms, as did documentary "The Thorn In The Heart," but his major films like "Be Kind Rewind," "The Green Hornet" and "The We & the I" have swung between being cripplingly uneven and borderline unwatchable.

Watch: Jim Sturgess Is Mixed Up In Another Sci-Fi Romance In New Trailer For 'Upside Down' With Kirsten Dunst

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 24, 2013 11:13 PM
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It's coming on three years now since shooting began on "Upside Down," but the movie is finally making its way to theaters, and it's been spruced up with a 3D conversion. But one can't help but wonder if the timing on this just isn't that ideal. Why?

Kate Winslet Joins Young Adult Adaptation 'Divergent' Alongside Shailene Woodley

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 24, 2013 6:57 PM
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While she did star in the then-biggest movie of all time, in "Titanic," Kate Winslet has, before and since, stayed away from franchise territory. The closest she's ever come to a tentpole was probably Steven Soderbergh's "Contagion," or maybe the Aardman animation "Flushed Away," but in general, she's preferred to stick to artsier, more awards-baity fare, working with directors like Roman Polanski, Todd Haynes and, on the way, Jason Reitman.

'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon' Sequel Is A Go, Starts Filming In May

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 24, 2013 6:16 PM
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So remember a couple of years ago when it was announced that The Weinstein Company and Miramax had made a deal which would basically allow them to sequelize everything in the catalogue, with rumors of follow-ups to "Rounders," "Shakespeare In Love," "Swingers" and more all tossed around? Well, Harvey Weinstein hasn't given up the idea of trying to franchise past ideas, only this time, it's a title he sort of didn't have anything to do with the first time around.

J.J. Abrams Joins The Empire, Confirmed To Direct 'Star Wars: Episode 7'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 24, 2013 4:40 PM
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Usually we'd be throwing up flags on this until Disney announces this thing themselves, but The Wrap and THR are both reporting that this is indeed legit and real, so let's get to it....

Robert Downey Jr. Out, Joaquin Phoenix In For Paul Thomas Anderson's 'Inherent Vice'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 24, 2013 3:53 PM
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Joaquin Phoenix may come off as somewhat mercurial, perhaps even unapproachable, but his talent is unassailable, and it seems he forges strong creative connections. One need look no further than the four films he's made with James Gray, and now it looks like he's ready to re-up with his "The Master" director Paul Thomas Anderson.

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