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2 More "Surprise Films" Headed To Rome Film Festival, Artistic Director Heavily Hints At 'Django Unchained'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • October 10, 2012 6:43 PM
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Eagerly anticipated for several months now, because former Venice Film Festival head Marco Mueller had been playing up his desire to turn the Rome Film Festival -- which he is now the artistic director of -- into a major fall film festival player, the line-up was announced this AM. And in typical online fashion, there was minor griping about the absensce of hotly rumored titles like Quentin Tarantino's upcoming slave drama "Django Unchained," Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" (which surprise-screened at the New York FIlm Festival), Gus Van Sant's "Promised Land," and Tom Hooper's "Les Misérables," among others.

Exclusive: The RZA Says He Had To Drop Out Of 'Django Unchained'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • October 2, 2012 4:16 PM
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They're dropping like flies: add another excised name to the impressive cast left out of this winter's "Django Unchained." Following Kevin Costner, Sacha Baron Cohen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Anthony LaPaglia out the door, the runaway Quentin Tarantino production also has shed frequent QT collaborator The RZA.

Will 'Django Unchained' Be Ready For Rumored Rome Film Festival Premiere In November?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 27, 2012 12:56 PM
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With a 130-day shoot wrapping at the end of July that saw numerous cast changes, and a film that will find Quentin Tarantino working for the first time without his longtime editor Sally Menke who sadly passed in 2010, it's not a stretch to say that making the Christmas Day release date for "Django Unchained" is going to be tight. But, could the movie be ready in time for a premiere at the Rome Film Festival at the beginning of November? According to some rumors coming out in the run-up to the line-up announcement, it seems the door is at least open.

Quentin Tarantino Will Be Making A Cameo In 'Django Unchained'; Wants To Make A Movie In Australia

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 26, 2012 1:05 PM
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Wrapping earlier this summer, after a reported 130 day shoot, Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" went through quite a few cast changes as it rolled in front of cameras. Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Kevin Costner, Sacha Baron Cohen, Kurt Russell and Anthony LaPaglia all exited the picture at various points, and while replacements were found, it seems Tarantino had the brainstorm to put himself in the movie too.

'Django Unchained' Infographic Plus Posters For 'Trouble With The Curve' & 'Sinister'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • September 13, 2012 9:22 AM
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Today we have an infographic for one of the most anticipated movies of the year, plus a pair of posters for two wildly different films -- one a heartwarming tale of redemption, and the other about a family discovering hidden horrors in their new home.

New Images: 'The Hobbit,' 'Looper,' 'Cloud Atlas,' 'Anna Karenina' & More

  • By Edward Davis
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  • September 5, 2012 7:06 PM
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The Entertainment Weekly Fall Film preview is about two weeks old now, but being that they're in the 21st century, the outlet has finally put up many new images from that issue on their website.

Jamie Foxx Shows Off His Six-Shooter In New Wintry 'Django Unchained' Image

  • By Edward Davis
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  • August 30, 2012 5:37 PM
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It's Jamie Foxx in an olive-drab coat and cowboy hat.  It's an old-school six-shooter and it's the winter time. it can't be anything other than a new image from Quentin Tarantino's upcoming slave/vengeance epic "Django Unchained."

Fall Movie Preview: Our 15 Most Anticipated Films For The Rest Of 2012

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • August 27, 2012 1:19 PM
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The summer movie seasons is pretty much wrapped up, with the Venice Film Festival kicking off this week, and Telluride and Toronto just around the corner. And as ever, the fall festival season sees us move away from superheroes and the like for a few blessed months, in favor of some fare that's a little more adult, and geared with an eye towards awards.

Watch: New International Trailer For 'Django Unchained' Offers Up A Bit More Footage

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 27, 2012 12:25 PM
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"The production was just out of control, over-budget, it was everywhere," Anthony LaPaglia recently shared about Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained," which he was compelled to drop out of as his shooting schedule got pushed further and further back. And with the film only wrapping at the end of July, it's going to be a race to reach its December release. And while some folks will recall Tarantino was under a similiar time crunch with "Inglorious Basterds" in order to make its Cannes Film Festival premiere in 2009, he also had the luxury of being able to go in and edit before it hit theaters. Can he get 'Django' in under the wire? Our guess is yes, and certainly, the marketing team believes so as well.

New Photos From 'This Is 40,' 'Django Unchained,' 'Les Miserables' & 'Taken 2'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • August 25, 2012 3:49 PM
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A handful of new pics from upcoming films has landed in the pages of Entertainment Weekly over the past few weeks. We've rounded up some of them here for your viewing pleasure. First up is "This Is 40," Judd Apatow's quasi-sequel to "Knocked Up," starring Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann alongside Apatow and Mann's real-life kids. Apatow has been veering more towards drama lately, and this looks like another step in that direction, with the pic centering on Mann's Debbie as she turns 40 and finds renewed energy to raise her kids right, fix the problems in her relationship and remain fit and attractive. The trailer was very promising, and the December 21st release is surely a sign of studio confidence.

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