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Shia LaBeouf's 'Charlie Countryman' Aiming For Sundance Or Berlin Premiere; Joachim Trier's 'Louder Than Bombs' Starts Casting

  • By Simon Dang
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  • August 15, 2012 1:53 PM
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Since leaving his post as the leading man in Michael Bay's 'Transformers' trilogy, Shia LaBeouf has seemingly turned his back on blockbusters and made some admirable choices to work with names like Oliver Stone, John Hillcoat and Robert Redford with a teaming with the Danish king of controversy Lars von Trier also in the works. Another project that the actor has recently finished shooting is "The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman," the feature debut of commerical director Fredrik Bond.

Exclusive Clip: Robert Rodriguez Talks The Virtues Of Digital Filmmaking In 'Side By Side'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 15, 2012 1:33 PM
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As filmmakers, financiers and studios continue to work together to bring movies to the multiplex, one of the more interesting discussions taking place that affects everything from budgets and scheduling to artistic approach and visual aesthetic is the decision whether or not to shoot digitally or on film. And getting right into the debate is Keanu Reeves, with his documentary "Side By Side."

Exclusive: 'For Ellen' Director So Yong Kim Reveals Details About Her Next Film 'Seventy'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • August 15, 2012 12:59 PM
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Among established filmmakers, few have moved as fascinatingly from film-to-film quite like So Yong Kim. The writer-director recently moved from the austere, critically acclaimed Korean picture “Treeless Mountain” to the upcoming “For Ellen,” a quintessentially American indie about a tortured rock star dealing with custody issues with his young child. However, it looks like the writer-director, who has formed an indie super couple with “Exploding Girl”/"Jack and Diane" director Bradley Rust Gray, is about to paint a wider canvas.

'Scooby-Doo' Animated Movie In The Works That Will Feature A Mystery At WrestleMania For Some Reason

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 15, 2012 12:47 PM
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It has been a decade since the live-action "Scooby-Doo" in 2002 that brought together the talents of Freddie Prinze Jr., Sarah Michelle Gellar, Matthew Lillard, Linda Cardellini, Rowan Atkinson and Isla Fisher, and in Hollywood years, that's basically olden times. So an animated feature is in the works, which makes sense. However, the involvement of WWE Entertainment is totally baffling.
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Marc Webb Attached To Direct 'Only Living Boy In New York'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • August 15, 2012 12:17 PM
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Producers Ron Yerxa and Albert Berger have built up a helluva CV over the years, with their names gracing films like "Little Miss Sunshine," "Cold Mountain," "King of the Hill," "Chuck & Buck" and Alexander Payne's upcoming "Nebraska." With their latest effort, "Ruby Sparks," now in theaters, Thompson On Hollywood recently caught up with the pair, and they provided an update on a handful of projects they have in the works, including one which has gained a helmer coming off a summer blockbuster.

'47 Ronin' Moved Again To Christmas Day 2013; 'Kick-Ass 2,' '2 Guns' & More Get Dates

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 15, 2012 11:32 AM
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So, if Universal initially moving "47 Ronin" from November 21st to February 8, 2013 was a sign that they lacked faith in the flick, is this next manuever an indication they now, in fact, have big plans for it? You don't hand out holiday dates to just anything, and the studio has now moved the Keanu Reeves-led film to Christmas Day 2013.

Watch: Engaging, Inspiring Trailer For AIDS Documentary 'How To Survive A Plague'

  • By Christopher Bell
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  • August 15, 2012 10:37 AM
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While certainly a considerable threat to this day, it's easy to forget how massively destructive the country's AIDS epidemic was in the 1980s -- and how little politicians and health administrations did to curb it. Refusing to let go without a fight, a collective of Greenwich Village activists formed "ACT UP" (AIDS Coalition To Unleash Power) and took to the streets, forcing the conversation to be had. The group's effort yielded a fantastic number of developments in the battle against the disease, including quickly pushing essential medication into pharamacies.

Watch: International Trailer For 'Looper' Explains The Mechanics Of Time Travel In The Film's Plot

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 15, 2012 10:21 AM
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While there is a plethora of fantastic movies headed to Toronto this year, only one will have the distinction of kicking everything off at TIFF and the honor in 2012 goes to Rian Johnson's "Looper." And indeed, it will give audiences at the festival a helluva ride to start off ten days of moviegoing madness.

Tim Roth To Play Prince Rainer III In 'Grace Of Monaco' Starring Nicole Kidman; Frank Langella Also Joins

  • By Simon Dang
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  • August 15, 2012 9:41 AM
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With Nicole Kidman already on board as actress-turned-royal Grace Kelly and Paz Vega as her friend/confidante/opera legend Maria Callas, "La Vie En Rose" helmer Olivier Dahan has now added some testosterone to his upcoming feature "Grace Of Monaco," with Tim Roth jumping on board as Kelly's Monaco prince Rainer III, and vet Frank Langella also lined up for a supporting role.

Disney Shuts Down Production On Henry Selick's Stop-Motion Animated Film

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • August 15, 2012 9:25 AM
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Well this is kind of a shock – Deadline is reporting that Disney has shut down production on "Nightmare Before Christmas"/"Coraline" director Henry Selick's new stop-motion animated feature. This would have been his first for his newly created studio, called Cinderbiter, that was, initially at least, conceived of as Pixar's stop-motion division. (Pixar luminaries like artist Lou Romano found themselves in high-ranking positions at the studio and Cinderbiter reports directly to the vaunted Pixar Brain Trust.) According to the Deadline report, Disney has given Selick the option to shop the project to other studios.

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