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Eight New Character Posters for 'Snowpiercer' Revealed, Bong Joon-Ho Joins Surge of Korean Directors Making English-Language Debuts

Eight new character posters have been released for Bong Joon-ho's post-apocalyptic trainride and first foray into English-language films, "Snowpiercer," starring Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, Octavia Spencer and Jamie Bell. Weinstein Co. picked up English-speaking territories of the film off ten minutes of AFM footage.
  • By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
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  • April 16, 2013 5:09 PM
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CinemaCon: MPAA Head Chris Dodd Urges Parents to "Check the Box," Descriptors on Film Ratings Blocks Now More Prominent

During MPAA Chairman and CEO Senator Chris Dodd's remarks today at CinemaCon (the national theater owners' convention), a new campaign was revealed intended to remind parents to "Check the Box" (being the ratings box) so they can make informed decisions about the content of a movie before determining if it's appropriate for their children.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 16, 2013 1:30 PM
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Fox is Developing an EDM Movie with DJ, Producer Diplo

Acclaimed as an electronic DJ and producer, Thomas Wesley Pentz, better known as Diplo, is in talks with 20th Century Fox to develop a new script on a story that centers around three teens who want to get into Diplo's Electronic Music Festival, described as "8 Mile meets Project X."
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • April 16, 2013 6:37 AM
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Casting Watch: Ashley Judd Nabs Role in Sci-Fi YA Entry 'Divergent,' Starring Kate Winslet, Theo James and Shailene Woodley UPDATE

Ashley Judd has been cast in one of the last major roles in "Divergent," starring Kate Winslet, Theo James ("Downton Abbey") and Shailene Woodley ("The Descendants"). The film is based on the bestselling YA novel of the same name by Veronica Roth, and has begun principal photography in Chicago.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 15, 2013 11:35 AM
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Best of the Week: Redford, Malick and Cruise's Latest, Ebert Memorial, Indiewire Adds Stars

The top stories of the week from TOH!
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  • April 13, 2013 4:29 PM
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Empire Special J. J. Abrams Issue: 'Star Trek,' 'Star Wars,' and 'Lost'

J.J. Abrams fans, get thee to a newstand. Empire Magazine has published a special fold-out edition for a special "J. J. Abrams" issue, which devotes a whopping 75 pages devoted to the film and TV writer-director-producer.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • April 13, 2013 4:25 PM
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Obit: Comedian Jonathan Winters Has Died (VIDEO)

Gifted comedian Jonathan Winters has died of natural causes at age 87, reports Variety. My fondest memories of him are Stanley Kramer's antic road comedy "It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World" and Norman Jewison’s "The Russians Are Coming the Russians Are Coming," but of course this under-appreciated comic artist did much more. See clips below.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 12, 2013 3:04 PM
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In the Works: Robert Redford Set to Star in David Lowery's Next Film, True-Crime Story 'The Old Man and the Gun'

Screen icon Robert Redford is attached to star in the next film by David Lowery, who caught plenty of buzz at this year's Sundance with his lyrical Western "Ain't Them Bodies Saints." The new project is "The Old Man and the Gun," an adaptation of David Grann's 2003 New Yorker article.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 12, 2013 2:27 PM
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Casting Watch UPDATE: Morgan Freeman On Board for Wally Pfister's 'Transcendence,' Starring Depp, Hall, Bettany and Mara

The cast continues to grow for Wally Pfister's directorial debut, "Transcendence." Morgan Freeman is in final talks to star alongside Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall, Paul Bettany and Kate Mara. The sci-fi film centers on a scientist (Depp) whose brain is posthumously uploaded to a supercomputer.
  • By Beth Hanna and Sophia Savage
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  • April 12, 2013 12:10 PM
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Indiewire Adds Two Stars to Blog Network: Jerry Beck and Jon Friedman

Welcome to two members of the Indiewire Blog Network. Animation expert Jerry Beck and co-founder of Cartoon Brew, which he left in February, will keep us posted on daily doings in the animation world via Animation Scoop, while Media Web columnist Jon Friedman, who recently left Marketwatch after 14 years, brings his inside look at players and trends in the media industry to Media Matrix.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 11, 2013 5:38 PM
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