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Casting Watch: Connie Britton Is Adam Driver's Older Girlfriend in 'This Is Where I Leave You,' Also Starring Fey and Fonda

Connie Britton of hit ABC series "Nashville" has been added to the sprawling cast of Shawn Levy's "This Is Where I Leave You," a dark family comedy starring Tina Fey, Jane Fonda, Jason Bateman, Timothy Olyphant ("Justified"), Corey Stoll ("House of Cards"), Ben Schwartz ("Parks and Recreation") and Adam Driver ("Girls"). Britton will play a therapist and the much older girlfriend of Driver's troubled character.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 11, 2013 2:17 PM
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Eat, Drink and Be Merry: Food, Wine and Film at Sonoma International Film Festival, Liotta Talks 'Iceman'

As Sonoma Film Festival Director Kevin McNeely says when ebulliently introducing opener "Iceman," 80% of the films in the festival have filmmakers in attendance: "Why wouldn't they want to come to Sonoma? They're certainly going to get enough to eat and drink!" He introduces the mayor of Sonoma, Ken Brown, who is wearing a black Netflix t-shirt, black pants, and has a braided ponytail down his back: he looks like an aging grad student, except an aging grad student would probably be wearing shoes. "We love that you spend money," he says candidly to the audience.
  • By Meredith Brody
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  • April 11, 2013 1:57 PM
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Why Filmmakers Should Think Beyond Facebook

As recently as last summer I thought that a filmmaker could do a good job with social media only using Facebook. I’m not saying that anymore.
  • By Reid Rosefelt
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  • April 11, 2013 1:36 PM
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Strand Releasing Acquires Matt Porterfield's Sundance and Berlin Entry 'I Used to Be Darker'

Strand Releasing has picked up all US rights to Matt Porterfield's Boston-set drama "I Used to Be Darker," which screened at both this year's Sundance and Berlin International film festivals.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 11, 2013 12:00 PM
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Columbia Pictures Nabs North American Distribution to David Ayer's World War II Drama 'Fury,' Starring Brad Pitt

Columbia Pictures has picked up domestic distribution rights, and a good portion of available international rights, to David Ayer's "Fury," starring Brad Pitt as an army sergeant leading a deadly mission into Nazi Germany near the close of World War II.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 11, 2013 11:52 AM
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Henry Cavill's Superman Ready for Takeoff on EW Cover

Henry Cavill's Superman appears to be poised and ready to strike in a new image from "Man of Steel," revealing another take on Superman's signature red and blue getup on the new Entertainment Weekly cover. Cavill takes on the square-jawed alien superhero in Zack Snyder's "Man of Steel" alongside a strong ensemble including Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner, Russell Crowe, Christopher Meloni, Diane Lane, and Laurence Fishburne (trailer below).
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • April 11, 2013 6:34 AM
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Coen Brothers' Blast 'Clean Coal' in Hilarious TV Spot (VIDEO)

If you haven't seen the Coen Brothers' hilarious lampoon of the coal industry, Awards Daily has graciously re-posted the commercial for "Clean Coal" air freshener.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 10, 2013 8:10 PM
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Oscar-Winner MP Glenda Jackson Rips Thatcher in Parliament (VIDEO)

Meryl Streep won her second Best Actress Oscar playing Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in "Iron Lady." And April 10 another Oscar winner, Labour MP Glenda Jackson ("Women in Love," "A Touch of Class") delivered a powerful anti-Thatcher diatribe in the House of Commons, holding firm against the loud protests of her more conservative colleagues.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 10, 2013 8:09 PM
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Almodovar's 'I'm So Excited' to Open Los Angeles Film Festival

Pedro Almodovar's "I'm So Excited!" will open the Los Angeles Film Festival on June 13. This will be the North American premiere of the film. Watch the trailer below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 10, 2013 2:21 PM
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Eric Roth to Receive Excellence in Screenwriting Award at 2013 San Francisco International Film Festival

Eric Roth will be this year's recipient of the San Francisco International Film Festival's Kanbar Award for excellence in screenwriting. The award will be presented to Roth on May 7.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 10, 2013 2:07 PM
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