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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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Strand Releasing Acquires Matt Porterfield's Sundance and Berlin Entry 'I Used to Be Darker'

"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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Documentarian Ondi Timoner Hits Kickstarter for 'Total Disruption'

Playing the Kickstarter game is one of many skills today's filmmakers need in order to flourish. But that's only one of the things doc veteran Ondi Timoner wants her fellow filmmakers to learn: she's let the world know that Tuesday April 9 is the launch day for the Kickstarter campaign for "A Total Disruption."
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 9, 2013 3:29 PM
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In the Works: Director Todd Field to Adapt Jess Walter's Italy-Set Bestseller 'Beautiful Ruins'

Director Todd Field ("Little Children," "In the Bedroom") is set to direct an adaptation of Jess Walter's bestseller "Beautiful Ruins," centering on a near-love affair sparked in Italy in 1962, and rekindled in Hollywood half a century later. Field and Walter will co-pen the screenplay.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 9, 2013 1:35 PM
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'In Her Voice,' New Ebook by Women and Hollywood's Melissa Silverstein, Collects More Than 40 Interviews with Women Directors

Indiewire's own Women and Hollywood editor Melissa Silverstein has just published an ebook, "In Her Voice: Women Directors Talk Directing," a collection of more than 40 interviews with feature and documentary women filmmakers from around the world.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 9, 2013 1:03 PM
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Ebert Memorial: Saying Good-Bye to Roger

It was an appropriately gray, overcast and rainy Monday morning for the funeral of beloved film critic Roger Ebert held at the Holy Name Cathedral in downtown Chicago. Hundreds of people were lined up outside the church just for a chance to pay their respects and say a final goodbye to someone who they considered to be one of their own, or as Illinois Governor Pat Quinn called Ebert, a “true populist.”
  • By Sergio Mims
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  • April 8, 2013 8:57 PM
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Roger Ebert Update: Funeral Held, Memorial Services Planned in Chicago

On Monday April 8 at 10 AM funeral services for Roger Ebert, who died Thursday at age 70, will be held at Chicago's Holy Name Cathedral, 730 N. State St. Friends and fans are welcome on a first-come basis.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 8, 2013 6:54 PM
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Academy to Name Theater in Upcoming Museum of Motion Pictures After Hollywood Billionaire David Geffen

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that it has received a $25 million commitment from the David Geffen Foundation. In recognition of the gift, the Academy will name its upcoming Museum of Motion Pictures' premiere-sized theater in honor of Geffen.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 8, 2013 2:15 PM
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