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Sam Mendes' James Bond Film Officially Titled 'Skyfall,' Movie Is A Stand-Alone Story

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 3, 2011 12:33 PM
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First Synopsis Suggest That Judi Dench's M Will Be Front-And-CenterUpdate: The official Bond twitter account, @007, have revealed the first synopsis for the project, which reads: "Bond's loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost." It certainly backs up the idea that it's a stand-alone tale, and suggests a bigger role for Dench, as Bond's superior M, than ever before. Intriguing stuff...

Eddie Murphy Turned Brett Ratner On To The Classic Heist Films Before Making 'Tower Heist'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • November 3, 2011 5:20 AM
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And More From The Director & Cast Of The High Concept ComedyIn Brett Ratner’s “Tower Heist,” Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy lead an ensemble cast in a story of wronged hotel employees who decide to seek revenge against a ruthless financial world maven who has run off with their pensions. A comedy, heist flick and even a triumphant middle finger to the swindlers that put many out of house and home (though the filmmakers say the ties to current events were unintentional), the film is a crowd-pleasing confection about the little guys finally getting one over on those in authority. A solid supporting cast including Alan Alda, Tea Leoni, Casey Affleck, Matthew Broderick and more help bring the story, a distinctly New York City-set tale, to life.

'X-Men: First Class' Star Caleb Landry Jones To Lead Brandon Cronenberg's 'Antiviral'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • November 3, 2011 4:36 AM
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Sarah Gadon, Malcolm McDowell, Douglas Smith, Matt Watts & James Cade Also On BoardUpdate: THR reveals that Sarah Gadon (who is in David Cronenberg's "Cosmopolis"), Malcolm McDowell, Douglas Smith, Matt Watts and James Cade are also on board.

Michelle Monaghan To Play A Sex-Addicted FBI Agent In 'Fast Flash To Bang Time'

  • By Ryan Sartor
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  • November 3, 2011 3:40 AM
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Michelle Monaghan is one of those actresses with a lot of potential, who spends most of her time collecting paychecks ("The Heartbreak Kid," "Made of Honor," "Eagle Eye"). She got strong notices a few years back for her performance in “Trucker,” but it’s been far too long since the days of “Gone Baby Gone,” “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang,” and “North Country.” Though that is about to change.

Elisabeth Moss To Star In Jane Campion's Murder Mystery BBC Miniseries 'Top Of The Lake'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • November 3, 2011 1:58 AM
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After the Playlist-favorite "Bright Star" starring Abbie Cornish and Ben Whishaw in 2009, Jane Campion was reportedly set to tackle a six-hour murder mystery miniseries titled "Top Of The Lake" with lensing slated to take place sometime this year. With the year almost over and nothing heard from the project since it's announcement late last year, we were beginning to dread a potential break down of the project.

Guy Pearce, Ben Foster & Kelly Macdonald To Star In Steve Buscemi’s Adaptation of 'Queer'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • November 2, 2011 9:34 AM
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In early 2010 we reported that writer/director Oren Moverman — who directed "The Messenger" and the upcoming police drama "Rampart" starring Woody Harrelson — was working on an adaptation of William S. Burroughs' "Queer" and staged a test-drive reading of the screenplay at the Sarasota Film Festival that spring. Evidently he was doing a solid for his friend Steve Buscemi (who cameos in both of Moverman's pictures) who would direct and produce the adaptation.

Ben Kingsley, Julian Sands & Jena Malone Move Into 'A Doll's House'

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • November 2, 2011 5:15 AM
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“Ghandi” and “Schindler’s List” thespian Ben Kingsley is no stranger to having his name attached to more than a few projects at a time and with his supporting role in this month’s release of Martin Scorsese’s fairytale “Hugo,” and a plum role in Sacha Baron Cohen's “The Dictator” on the way for next spring, Kingsley is as busy as always. So it should come as no surprise that he's now heading up a pretty impressive cast for the big-screen adaptation of the Henrik Ibsen play “A Doll’s House.”

Ellen Barkin Says 'Another Happy Day' Is The Part She's Been Waiting 30 Years For

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • November 2, 2011 3:53 AM
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Actress Says Motherhood Helped Inform A Role That Helped Her Grow "As A Person And As An Actor"Exclusive: When screenwriter Sam Levinson got behind the camera to shoot his debut feature film “Another Happy Day,” he certainly didn’t arrive unprepared for production on the low budget indie. He lassoed an amazing cast, starting with old pros like George Kennedy and Ellen Burstyn, and actors like Demi Moore, Thomas Haden Church, Sibohan Fallon, Jeffrey DeMunn, and the rising Ezra Miller. Most importantly, however, is the starring role for the project’s producer, Ellen Barkin.

Naomi Watts & Robin Wright Are 'The Grandmothers' In Anne Fontaine's Doris Lessing Adaptation

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 2, 2011 3:11 AM
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'Animal Kingdom' Star James Frecheville & Xavier Samuel From 'Twilight: Eclipse' Also On Board After a long career as an actress and director, French helmer Anne Fontaine had something of an international breakout with her last film, "Coco Before Chanel." The film, a biopic of the legendary fashion designer starring Audrey Tautou, proved to be critically acclaimed, garnering six Cesar nominations, four BAFTA nods and a place on the shortlist for Best Costume Design at the Oscars, and is one of the most successful French pictures of recent years, taking an impressive $43 million worldwide. As such, Fontaine is a hot property, and news has emerged that she's set to make her English-language debut with a pretty impressive cast.

Mark Wahlberg, Marion Cotillard & Zoe Saldana Eye Guillaume Canet/James Gray Project 'Blood Ties'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 2, 2011 2:20 AM
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James Gray's 'Low Life' With Joaquin Phoenix, Jeremy Renner & Marion Cotillard Aims To Start Shooting In January 2012Given the Hollywood-friendly slickness of his directorial efforts to date, it was only a matter of time before French actor Guillaume Canet made a film in the U.S. The star of "The Beach" and "Love Me If You Dare," among many others, stepped behind the camera to much acclaim with 2002's Cesar-nominated "Mon Idole," the 2007 thriller "Tell No One" (which Ben Affleck is planning to remake), and followed it up with 2010's "Little White Lies," all of which showed an international sensibility.

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