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Bradley Cooper Looking To Reteam With Derek Cianfrance For Former David Fincher Project 'Chef'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 1, 2012 6:31 PM
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With the glut of projects being hawked at the American Film Market, it's not a surprise that sometimes little things, like details, are left on the side of the road. So this morning when it was reported that The Weinstein Company had the sales rights to "Eastern Promises" writer Steven Knight's "Chef" (or "Untitled Chef Project" depending on who you ask), without much else, we figured it was par for the course. But thanks to a heads up from an eagle-eyed reader (thanks jtm!), there is much more than meets the eye on this.

Jim Sturgess & Isabel Lucas Do 'The Electric Slide' In Former Ewan McGregor & Carey Mulligan Project

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • November 1, 2012 6:18 PM
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The American Film Market is in full swing at the moment, and back at the event in 2009, “The Electric Slide” was being shopped to potential buyers with a mocked up poster featuring its attached stars, Ewan McGregor and Carey Mulligan. Fast-forward three years and the film is back at the AFM where Myriad Pictures has taken on sales duties for the flick, which is now being top-lined by Jim Sturgess and Isabel Lucas.

Sean Penn Out, Colin Firth In For 'Genius' With Michael Fassbender

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 1, 2012 5:32 PM
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Wait, Sean Penn out? When was he in? Michael Fassbender? If "Genius" seems to be coming completely out of the blue, don't feel too bad because the long-gestating project has been moving in fits and starts for a couple of years now, and the last news we had was way back in January 2011, when it looked like it was going to be a Fassy/Penn joint. Well, the bad news is that Penn is out, the good news is that Firth is in. As for whether or not this means it will actually get made, is up in the air.

Elijah Wood Has 'Cooties,' U2's Larry Mullen Jr. Says 'A Thousand Times Goodnight' & More

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • November 1, 2012 5:20 PM
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With the exception of the FX comedy “Wilfred,” Elijah Wood has kept a low-profile since the “Lord Of The Rings” trilogy ended, sticking to indies and genre fare, and he continues in that latter vein, joining the horror movie “Cooties.” Written by “Glee” co-creator Ian Brennan and “Insidious” scribe Leigh Whannell, the film stars Wood as “an unlikely hero [who] must lead a motley band of teachers in the fight of their lives against” elementary school students whom are transformed “into a feral swarm of mindless savages” after a mysterious virus hits. Commercial and music video director Ace Norton will be making his feature length directorial debut.

New Posters For 'Oz The Great And Powerful' & 'Life Of Pi' Arrive

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 1, 2012 4:45 PM
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Besides a trailer over the summer, things have been pretty quiet around Sam Raimi's "Oz The Great And Powerful," but with the spring release date now approaching, Disney are starting to get the marketing ball rolling, and to kick it off, they've unveiled the first of three posters for the movie.

Roger Avary To Write & Direct 'Castle Wolfenstein'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 1, 2012 4:18 PM
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Man, remember when those "Castle Wolfenstein" games were popular or were cutting edge? Remember when "Return To Castle Wolfenstein" was a big deal? Damn, we feel old. And yet, the brand and franchise continue to endure, and the long-gestating movie looks like it's finally happening, with a rather interesting name set to guide.

Jamie Foxx To Play Electro In 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 1, 2012 3:34 PM
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Damn, now this is how you raise the game for a sequel. With plans already underway to kill off Emma Stone's Gwen Stacy in order to match the tragic arc in the comics, the folks behind the second installment of "The Amazing Spider-Man" trilogy have bagged a helluva name to go toe-to-toe with Peter Parker.

Taylor Lautner Says 'Breaking Dawn Part 2' Will Have "Twist" Ending That's Different From The Book

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 1, 2012 3:09 PM
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YOU GUYS. Just over two weeks until Edward, Bella, bad CGI, wooden line readings and more reunite for the final movie in the "Twilight" franchise. ZOMG. And with the cast starting to do the press rounds, they are moistening expectations for Twihards who have booked off work to say a final goodbye to their beloved Cullens.

Watch: New Short Clip Of Anthony Hopkins As 'Hitchcock' Directing Scarlett Johansson In 'Psycho' Shower Scene

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 1, 2012 2:50 PM
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When Fox Searchlight surprised many by dropping "Hitchcock" right into the midst of the Oscar season, prognosticator types wondered if would be a game changer. Well, while the verdict is still out, its awards season chances will start to be determined tonight when the film opens the AFI Fest in Los Angeles. But to start the chatter a little early this afternoon, the studio has unveiled a tiny teaser.

Columbia Pictures Snaps Up Bennett Miller's 'Foxcatcher' For Awards Season Release In 2013

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 1, 2012 2:17 PM
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While we pointed out yesterday that Megan Ellison's ventures with auteurs and non-blockbuster films have yet to produce a breakout hit, we're certainly glad that she isn't throwing in the towel. The producer and her Annapurna Pictures are behind "Capote" and "Moneyball" director Bennett Miller's upcoming "Foxcatcher," and it's being poised for awards season attention.

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