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The Hunger Games Cast So Far: Sutherland, Tucci, Harrelson, Bentley, Banks Join Lawrence (UPDATED)

The Hunger Games Cast So Far: Sutherland, Tucci, Harrelson, Bentley, Banks Join Lawrence (UPDATED)
In the film adaptation of Hunger Games, Jennifer Lawrence will play the lead, Katniss Everdeen. Further casting updates and details below:
  • By Sophia Savage and Anne Thompson
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  • April 22, 2011 9:33 AM
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Weekly Wrap: Remembering Tim Hetherington, Cannes, Earth Day, Bourne, Reichardt's Filmmaking 101

Weekly Wrap: Remembering Tim Hetherington, Cannes, Earth Day, Bourne, Reichardt's Filmmaking 101
Earth Day Is April 22: Films, Festivals To Celebrate, Protect and Inspire.
  • By Sophia Savage and Anne Thompson
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  • April 22, 2011 8:23 AM
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Superman Faceoff: Bryan Singer vs. Brandon Routh

As the latest Superman reboot gets underway, two folks who have no say in the Chris Nolan/Zack Snyder version, Superman Returns director Byran Singer and star Brandon Routh, face off against each other, Jeanne Wolf reports: When Bryan Singer makes a public statement that sounds like he was sorry he picked Brandon Routh to be Superman in the 2006 Superman Returns, you’d think that the former superhero’s feelings would be wounded.
  • By Jeanne Wolf
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  • April 22, 2011 8:07 AM
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Meryl Streep & Jim Broadbent in Margaret Thatcher Biopic The Iron Lady

Meryl Streep and Jim Broadbent star in Phyllida Lloyd's Margaret Thatcher biopic, The Iron Lady, her follow-up to global blockbuster Mamma Mia!. Check out the new still from the film, which started filming the end of January. Here's more on the project, including some of Margaret Thatcher's famous quotes.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 22, 2011 7:38 AM
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Weekend Preview: Madea, RPattz, Witherspoon & Elephants, Greatest Movie Ever Sold, Incendies

Weekend Preview: Madea, RPattz, Witherspoon & Elephants, Greatest Movie Ever Sold, Incendies
Tyler Perry fans and Robert Pattinson shriekers can flock to theaters this weekend. In the meantime, check out a variety of alternatives from the indiesphere.
  • By Sophia Savage and Anne Thompson
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  • April 22, 2011 7:15 AM
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Relativity Dates House on the End of the Street, Starring Jennifer Lawrence

Relativity Media has picked an opening date for its thriller pick-up House at the End of the Street, starring Jennifer Lawrence, Elisabeth Shue and Max Theriot. The film will open wide on February 3, 2012. Mark Tonderai directs and David Loucka's script about a teenager (Lawrence) who moves with her mom (Shue) to a new town and learns that their home is next door to the site of a double murder. She makes friends with the massacre's sole survivor (Thieriot).
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 22, 2011 6:32 AM
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San Francisco International Film Festival 54 Opening Night: Beginners, With a Late McGregor

San Francisco International Film Festival 54 Opening Night: Beginners, With a Late McGregor
While roaming festival reporter Meredith Brody missed Berlin this year, she's back on the case in San Francisco this week as the 54th film festival gets under way there. Can you tell she's also a food critic?The San Francisco Film Festival folks couldn’t have come up with a better opening night ploy if they’d plotted it.
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  • April 22, 2011 6:08 AM
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Cannes Goes Bollywood with Musical Compilation The Greatest Love Story Ever Told VIDEOS UPDATED

Cannes Goes Bollywood with Musical Compilation The Greatest Love Story Ever Told VIDEOS UPDATED
Aishwarya Rai is a familiar fixture on the Cannes Fest red carpet. And this year, she's front and center in a new Bollywood film, Bollywood - The Greatest Love Story Ever Told (pictured), produced expressly for Cannes.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 22, 2011 4:56 AM
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Jeremy Renner Offered Lead in Tony Gilroy's Bourne Continuation: Not as Bourne, Folks

It's confirmed, but no surprise. Writer-director Tony Gilroy has offered Jeremy Renner the lead in his Bourne franchise continuation. But he'd be playing a different assassin, who went through the same training program as Matt Damon's Bourne. (Which leaves open the possibility of Damon's eventual return.)
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • April 22, 2011 4:20 AM
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TV Review: Upstairs, Downstairs Redux

TV Review: Upstairs, Downstairs Redux
If you are an Anglophile who grew up as I did with the Bellamys, Mr. Hudson, Rose Buck and Upstairs, Downstairs, you'll feel right at home with a new set of socially ambitious young aristocrats setting up their new home in 1936 at 165 Eaton Place.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 21, 2011 11:16 AM
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