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Today In Unexpected Pairings: Kevin James & Emily Watson Star In Indie 'Little Boy'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • August 5, 2011 1:59 AM
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Plus Will The Portly Comedian Appear In Charlie Kaufman's 'Frank & Francis'?We may be about to be stripped of our snark cred, but we don't hate Kevin James. He's a decent enough actor, has some comic timing, and is a firmly likable screen presence. We do, however, hate virtually every film he's made: a cynical string of fatty-fall-over gags tied to the loosest possible plot you could think of. But with "The Zookeeper" failing to meet box office expectations (taking half of the gross of James' last vehicle "Paul Blart: Mall Cop"), the chubby funnyman may be heading for a change of tack, with the news that he's teaming up with Oscar nominee Emily Watson for an indie family drama.

Steve Carell, Jack Black & Nicolas Cage Sign On For Charlie Kaufman's 'Frank Or Francis'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 22, 2011 6:55 AM
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Sorry Comic-Con (and the currently ongoing "Tintin" panel), you just got served. At least for now.

Spike Jonze & Charlie Kaufman Satire May Find Financing With Annapurna Pictures

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 1, 2011 10:15 AM
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'Frank & Francis' No Longer At Sony, Seeking A New HomeLook out Harvey Weinstein, there is a young whippersnapper on your heels. Megan Ellison, the woman behind Annapurna Pictures, has been on a buying streak of late, picking up and/or stepping behind esteemed projects that have earned the attention of cinephiles including John Hillcoat's "The Wettest County," Andrew Dominik's "Cogan's Trade" and Paul Thomas Anderson's "Inherent Vice" and his untitled Scientology project. Now Ellison is circling another project from a celebrated pair of auteurs.

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