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Best of the Week: Rise of 'Argo' at PGA and SAG, Interviews, Super Bowl Ads, 'House of Cards' and More

The best stories of the week from TOH!
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  • February 1, 2013 4:34 PM
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Julia Stiles Joins Jennifer DeLia's Mary Pickford Biopic 'The First' to Play Oscar Winner Frances Marion

Julia Stiles, who re-emerged with a great supporting turn in "Silver Linings Playbook," has signed on to play screenwriter Frances Marion--the first woman to win an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay--in Jennifer DeLia's "The First," based on Eileen Whitfield's biography on Mary Pickford...
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  • February 1, 2013 1:36 PM
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Why Indomina Abandoned Distribution UPDATED

The problem with independent distribution is that it costs a lot of money to keep the machine running. The numbers of outsiders are legion who have jumped into distribution because they blanched at the money they think they're leaving on the floor with onerous releasing deals.
  • By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
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  • February 1, 2013 1:24 PM
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'Royal Affair' Team and Shane Salerno Take on Winslow's Drug-War Epic 'Power of the Dog'

Nikolaj Arcel, director of foreign Oscar nominatee "A Royal Affair," and Rasmus Heisterberg, who penned the script, are set to adapt Don Winslow's epic besteller "The Power of the Dog." The two previously collaborated on scripting the Swedish "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo."
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • February 1, 2013 1:02 PM
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First Look: Hiddleston and Swinton Vamp It Up in Jarmusch's 'Only Lovers Left Alive'

Check out this first new image of Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston in Jim Jarmusch's vampire tale "Only Lovers Left Alive." The film also stars Mia Wasikowska, John Hurt and Anton Yelchin.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • February 1, 2013 12:54 PM
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Disney Wants Kenneth Branagh to Take 'Cinderella' to the Ball

Actor-directors are in demand right now.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • February 1, 2013 12:49 PM
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Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace May Marry for 'Child 44'

Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace are in negotiations for "Child 44," set up at Ridley Scott's Scott Free banner and to be directed by Daniel Espinosa. The script, penned by Richard Price from Tom Rob Smith's novel, is a thriller set in the 1950s centering on a member of the Soviet police...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • January 31, 2013 4:20 PM
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Lena Dunham Talks Success, Image Misconception, Franco, Fey and Poehler in New EW

In the new issue of Entertainment Weekly (on newsstands February 1), "Girls" creator and recent Golden Globe winner Lena Dunham talks her surprise meteoric rise, the misconception that she comes from a rich family, James Franco as a TV critic, Globes hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler and more.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • January 31, 2013 2:32 PM
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Create and Win Your Own Ultimate Movie Party with Alamo Drafthouse's New Contest

Alamo Drafthouse is launching its latest contest, "Win Your Own Ultimate Movie Party," looking for patrons to submit their ideas for the most creative movie party that can be thrown at their local Drafthouse theater.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • January 31, 2013 1:53 PM
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Casting Watch: Chastain Is 'Miss Julie' with Liv Ullmann at the Helm, Farrell and Morton to Co-Star

Jessica Chastain is set to star in the title role of "Miss Julie" in Liv Ullmann's film adaptation of August Strindberg's classic play about a young upper-class woman who finds herself attracted to a senior servant. Colin Farrell and Samantha Morton are attached to co-star.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • January 31, 2013 12:22 PM
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