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First Behind-The-Scenes Images From Jean-Pierre Jeunet's 3D 'The Young & Prodigious Spivet'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 14, 2012 11:40 AM
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The first time Jean-Pierre Jeunet made a film in English, it was not a great success. The director, then best known for his work with Marc Caro on "Delicatessen" and "The City Of Lost Children," came to Hollywood to direct "Alien: Resurrection," back in 1997, but the film was widely derided, and the filmmaker returned to France, where he made a triumphant comeback with "Amelie." Now, fifteen years after his first English-language picture, and nearly four years after his last film, "MicMacs," Jeunet has returned to the U.S, for "The Young & Prodigious Spivet."

Exclusive: Poster For 'The Girl' Starring Abbie Cornish; Set For December 14th Oscar Qualifying Run Before Release In March 2013

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 14, 2012 10:38 AM
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As readers of The Playlist already know, we think Abbie Cornish is on the cusp of a breakthrough. Arthouse audiences already know she's got the goods, giving strong performances in Cate Shortland's "Somersault" (her breakout turn) and Jane Campion's gorgeous and underrated "Bright Star." Hollywood was certainly paid attention, with the actress scoring supporting parts in a variety of films including "Sucker Punch," "Seven Psychopaths," "Limitless" and next summer's "RoboCop." But for those looking for another leading turn by Cornish, she's got a new movie on the way.

Viggo Mortensen Heads Beyond Civilization In Upcoming Drama

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 14, 2012 10:20 AM
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After a two-year break between "The Road" and "A Dangerous Method," Viggo Mortensen is on something of a streak (if you can call it that). This year found the actor on the festival circuit with Walter Salles' "On The Road" and the Argentinian drama "Everybody Has A Plan," he's currently shooting "The Two Faces Of January" alongside Kirsten Dunst, and he's looking stay busy in the new year.

'Anchorman' Director Adam McKay Talks Producing Indie Comedy 'Fully Loaded' & What Makes It So Unique

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 14, 2012 9:56 AM
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When he isn't writing or directing, the continually busy and multitasking Adam McKay is producing, and this year alone has seen his hands on a number of films including "The Campaign," "The Dictator," "Casa De Mi Padre," "Bachelorette" and "Tim And Eric's Billion Dollar Movie." They all range from big studio summer movies to smaller scale indies, but none of those are as intimate or personal as "Fully Loaded." McKay teamed with Jeremy Piven to executive produce the picture, and as it hits VOD this week, we chatted with the filmmaker about what drew him to the project.

Kit Harington To Rumble With Paul W.S. Anderson's 'Pompeii'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 14, 2012 9:40 AM
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From the lands of Westeros to 79 A.D. Italy? We don't think that transition will be too difficult for "Game Of Thrones" star Kit Harington. The actor is slowly but surely beginning to make inroads on the big screen, starring in "Silent Hill: Revelation 3D" (you gotta start somewhere), and he has a role in the upcoming "The Seventh Son" where he'll co-star alongside Jeff Bridges and Julianne Moore. He was attached to "Arthur & Lancelot" before it fell apart, but he's dusted himself off with what is going to be his biggest effort yet.

Morgan Spurlock Finds A Project More Punishing Than A Month Of McDonalds: Directing The 'One Direction' Movie

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 14, 2012 9:19 AM
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If you needed any further evidence that Morgan Spurlock has slid from somebody who perhaps had an interesting viewpoint on modern contemporary life to a man who is churning out doc shlock, here it is: he'll be directing the One Direction 3D concert movie.

Watch: Dazzling New Trailer For Sam Raimi's 'Oz The Great And Powerful'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 14, 2012 8:49 AM
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You may have forgotten, but Sam Raimi's "Oz The Great And Powerful" has been a long time coming. It actually started production way back in July 2011, meaning it will be just under two years before it hits theaters next spring. But it looks like that time and attention to detail have certainly paid off because if anything, the 3D- and effects-heavy movie looks pretty damn great. The murky, digitally undercooked world of Tim Burton's "Alice In Wonderland" looks nearly amateur by comparison.

Chris Hemsworth Goes Into Stephen Gaghan's 'Candy Store'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 13, 2012 10:52 PM
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Wait, we thought this dude was too busy? Having just dropped CBS Film's "American Assassin" due to "scheduling," this bit of news seems a bit odd. But we suppose the lure of winning with the Oscar-nominated writer of "Traffic" is a lure that's hard to resist. Toss in the potential to work with some bonafide A-listers? We understand.

Jack Nicholson Sought To Play Robert Downey Jr.'s Dad In 'The Judge'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 13, 2012 10:35 PM
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Between comic book movies, tentpole blockbusters, and big name comedies, it's easy to forget that Robert Downey Jr. has other projects that don't have the Marvel stamp, require him to bromance with Jude Law, or laugh it up with Todd Phillips. And one of those gigs is "The Judge," announced this spring. But of course, being RDJ, a big name is being sought to share the screen with him.

Frank Marshall Says 'Star Wars 7' Director Down To A Couple Candidates, David Cronenberg Talks 'Return Of The Jedi' Offer

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 13, 2012 6:48 PM
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We started our day with "Star Wars: Episode 7" tidbits, and we're closing our day with more, because that's just how it's going to go with the hugely anticipated sequel. While Matthew Vaughn and Colin Trevorrow are thus far the only names surfacing in the rumor pile to direct, helmers like Steven Spielberg, Quentin Tarantino, Zack Snyder and J.J. Abrams have been quick to distance themselves from the conversation. So you might think Disney and Lucasfilm would having trouble finding someone to direct. Not so.

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