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David Fincher Considers Reese Witherspoon's 'Gone Girl' as Next Directing Vehicle

David Fincher, whose last big screen project was "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" remake with Rooney Mara, is eyeing his next endeavor--which may also be an adaptation of another popular book. "Gone Girl," written by Gilian Flynn, has sold over two million copies and is being prepped for a big screen debut by Reese Witherspoon...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • January 22, 2013 5:20 PM
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Sundance: Fox Searchlight Acquires 'Way, Way Back' For Almost $10 Million; Stars Carell, Collette, Janney, Rudolph and Rockwell

Fox Searchlight has picked up the rights to Nat Faxon and Jim Rash's "The Way, Way Back," which premiered at Sundance on January 21. The acquisition is a big buy, reportedly just under $10 million...
  • By Anne Thompson and Jay Fernandez
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  • January 22, 2013 1:31 PM
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Trailer Watch: Microbudget 'Saving Lincoln' Introduces Virtual 3-D CineCollage Environments, Opens President's Day Weekend UPDATED

Check out the trailer for new indie biobic "Saving Lincoln" (February 2013) is breaking new ground not for its presidential subject matter, but its innovative visuals and transmedia storytelling...
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • January 22, 2013 12:48 PM
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Sundance: RADiUS-Weinstein Company Gets Buzzy 'Concussion'

RADiUS-The Weinstein Company has acquired North American rights to "Concussion" at the Sundance Film Festival. The film centers on Abby (Robin Weigert), a middle-aged woman who moves to Manhattan and takes on a double life as a high-end escort.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • January 22, 2013 11:16 AM
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Sundance: HBO Documentary Films Acquires US TV Rights to 'Pussy Riot -- A Punk Prayer'

HBO Documentary Films has picked up US television rights to "Pussy Riot -- A Punk Prayer" at the Sundance Film Festival. The film, directed by Mike Lerner and Maxim Pozdorovkin, had its world premiere in Park City on January 18.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • January 21, 2013 2:45 PM
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Film Industry's Gender Inequality Targeted by Sundance Institute and Women In Film's Research

The results of a first-of-its-kind study on gender disparity in independent film, conducted by the Sundance Institite and Women In Film Los Angeles, were shared today with a group of industry leaders at the Park City festival.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • January 21, 2013 1:47 PM
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Casting Watch: Gambon and Molina On Board for Ira Sachs' 'Love Is Strange'

Michael Gambon and Alfred Molina are set to star in Ira Sachs' "Love Is Strange." The film centers on a gay couple, Ben (Gambon) and George (Molina), who have a City Hall wedding in Manhattan after 28 years together.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • January 21, 2013 1:32 PM
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Weekend Recap: Abrams May Direct Lance Armstrong Biopic, Sundance News, 'Lovelace' and 'Stoker' Clips, 'Les Mis' Cast to Perform at Oscars and More

The best of the weekend, including Sundance news, in-the-works updates, clips and more!
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • January 21, 2013 12:27 PM
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Sundance: IFC Films Picks Up Michael Winterbottom's 'Look of Love'

IFC Films has taken North American rights from Studio Canal to Michael Winterbottom's "The Look of Love," which premiered January 19 at the Sundance Film Festival. The film stars Steve Coogan, Imogen Poots, Anna Friel and Tamsin Egerton.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • January 21, 2013 11:55 AM
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A24 Nabs Sundance Breakout 'The Spectacular Now'

A24 has picked up North American rights to buzzy Sundance title "The Spectacular Now," directed by James Ponsoldt and starring Shailene Woodley and Miles Teller.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • January 21, 2013 11:13 AM
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