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Casting Watch: Christian Bale Circling the Summit of 'Everest,' Jason Clarke Sees 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes'

Christian Bale is reportedly in talks to star in "Everest," with Baltasar Kormakur (Iceland's Oscar entry "The Deep") attached to direct. The Working Title/Universal project centers on the tragic true story of a 1996 expedition during which two groups attempted to reach the mountain's summit.
  • By Beth Hanna and Sophia Savage
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  • February 19, 2013 1:52 PM
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Casting Watch: Tobias Santelmann of 'Kon-Tiki' Gearing Up for 'Northmen -- A Viking Saga'

Tobias Santelmann, who stars as one of the brawny sailors on Thor Heyerdahl's raft in Norway's Oscar-nominated "Kon-Tiki," has been cast as Viking leader Asbjorn in "Northmen -- A Viking Saga."
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • February 19, 2013 12:14 PM
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Mississippi Ratifies 13th Amendment 147 Years Late; University Professor Who Saw 'Lincoln' Discovered Clerical Error

While the United States' 16th president Abraham Lincoln was key in pushing through the 13th Amendment that abolished slavery, it seems that the film "Lincoln" has called attention to an error in Mississippi law: the state never actually ratified the slavery-outlawing amendment.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • February 19, 2013 12:13 PM
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BBC Adapting Tolstoy 'War and Peace' Mini-Series, Slated for 2015

The BBC has commissioned a six part mini-series adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's "War and Peace"...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • February 18, 2013 1:18 PM
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Awards Watch: Christoph Waltz Kills on SNL, Jacki Weaver on NPR, Ang Lee on Nightline

In the final phase of the Oscar campaign, Christoph Waltz twinkled on SNL last night, in one of the best episodes of the season. Nominated for Best Supporting Actor for "Django Unchained," Waltz's best sketch of the evening was a send up of Tarantino's "revenge fantasy" with "Djesus Uncrossed." With a million dollar grin on his face, the Austrian actor teased his country a bit in the opening monologue - posted below along with "Djesus."
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • February 17, 2013 3:49 PM
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Best of the Week: State of the Oscar Race, 'Girls,' Affleck, Interviews, Reviews and More

The best stories of the week from TOH!
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  • February 15, 2013 9:42 PM
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Behind Richard Burton's Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Richard Burton will receive his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on March 1. These ceremonies aren't cheap -- per the New York Times, the 300-pound cement-based terrazo stars themselves cost $30,000 a piece.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • February 15, 2013 3:21 PM
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Tribeca Film Knows 'What Richard Did'

Tribeca Film has snapped up North American rights to Irish director Lenny Abrahamson's "What Richard Did," which recently took home five Irish Film & Television Awards, including Best Film, Director and Actor (newcomer Jack Reynor, who can be seen in the upcoming "Transformers 4.")
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • February 15, 2013 2:11 PM
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Cinedigm Appoints Laura Sok as Director of Theatrical Publicity

Cinedigm announces that Laura Sok has been appointed as Director of Theatrical Publicity, reporting to VP of Theatrical Marketing Jeff Reichert.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • February 14, 2013 3:31 PM
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Marion Cotillard In Talks for 'Diary of a Chambermaid,' Adapted by 'Farewell, My Queen' Director Benoit Jacquot

Marion Cotillard is circling the lead role of Celestine in Benoit Jacquot's "Diary of a Chambermaid," adapted from the novel by Octave Mirbeau. Celestine is an ambitious Parisian maid working at wealthy families' estates from 1890 to 1900; the novel underscores the upstairs-downstairs dynamic and the sexual perversions...
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • February 14, 2013 2:44 PM
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