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Kasi Lemmons Boards 'Agaat,' Will Adapt & Direct South African Apartheid Drama

Kasi Lemmons, director of "Eve's Bayou" and "Talk to Me," is attached to adapt and direct South African apartheid novel "Agaat," written in 2010 by Marlene van Niekerk. The rights to the book have been optioned by producers Patrick Holzen, Mark R. Harris and Debbie Vandermeulen. Holzen states, “It took a long deliberation to find the perfect person and I can’t imagine the project with anyone else now. [Lemmons'] previous projects have dealt with themes of social change, empowerment and love, which are our themes as well. Kasi is a formidable talent with a unique perspective that was essential to adapting this masterpiece.”
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • October 26, 2012 4:10 PM
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For Love of Benedict: Cumberbitches Fan Club Dedicated to 'Sherlock' Star

Benedict Cumberbatch, star of the BBC's hit series "Sherlock," is his own one-man Beatle, apparently. A fan club called "The Cumberbitches" has formed, comprised of 37,000 members and obsessively dedicated to, in their words, the "high-cheekboned, blue-eyed sex bomb."
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • October 26, 2012 2:11 PM
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Baja Film Festival Announces Lineup for Inaugural Edition, Celebrating Mexican and International Cinema

The inaugural edition of the Baja International Film Festival has lined up eighty films. The fest, which will run November 14-17 in Los Cabos, Mexico, will feature five international feature premieres, five Mexican features, seven Special Presentation screenings and much more. Awards and cash prizes will be given for Best International Feature, Mexican Feature, Int'l Doc, Mexican Doc, Int'l Short and Mexican Short at a ceremony on the closing day.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • October 26, 2012 11:59 AM
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Alan Cumming Returns to Host BAFTA's 2012 Britannia Awards

BAFTA Los Angeles announces Alan Cumming will return for the fourth time to host the 2012 Britannia Awards on November 7 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Among the gala event's presenters are Steven Spielberg, Harrison Ford and Josh Gad...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • October 25, 2012 2:58 PM
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Scandal Pushes Alex Gibney's Lance Armstrong Doc, Biopics Back to Front Burner

Hollywood loves a scandal. Stalled interest in disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong is rumbling back to life on the heels of recent revelations. Now that the cancer survivor hero has been stripped of his seven Tour de France titles, his massive doping scheme has bolstered new interest in his story.
  • By Anne Thompson and Maggie Lange
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  • October 25, 2012 2:52 PM
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Lincoln Could Win the Election: He Covers Time, Newsweek and Poll Shows 67% of Americans Want Him Back in Office

Abraham Lincoln is most certainly the past president of the moment. He's the subject of Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" (November 9), he's on the covers of both Time (October 25) and Newsweek (October 18), and a new poll conducted by the History Channel found Honest Abe to be the commander in chief 67% of Americans would want to see back in office.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • October 25, 2012 2:39 PM
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Andrew Dominik's 'Killing Them Softly' Goes for Bloody Minimalism with New Posters

Check out the new minimalist posters for Andrew Dominik's "Killing Them Softly." Starring Brad Pitt as a cold and compassionless gun-for-hire, the film is a bleak portrait of an atrophying, Recession-roiled America...
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • October 25, 2012 2:32 PM
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Ranking 22 Bond Films on Popularity and Critics' Cred: Hits, Misses

We all have our favorite James Bond and 007 films. ("From Russia with Love" and Sean Connery are mine; I see "Skyfall" next week.) But what's the consensus? Time Magazine (behind its annoying pay wall) has compiled a ranking of five decades of Bond hits and misses based on critical acclaim (via Rotten Tomatoes) and global box office.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • October 25, 2012 1:30 PM
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10 Great Debate Scenes Listed by Time: Tracy Flick, Woody Allen, 'The Candidate' & Frank the Tank Make the Cut

Now that the Presidential debates have wrapped up for the 2012 election, Time has compiled a list of the ten best debate scenes in film history. Included in the comedy-heavy list are Woody Allen's Fellini rant in "Annie Hall"...
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • October 25, 2012 1:09 PM
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Casting Watch: Crowe Wants Bradley Cooper to Star Opposite Emma Stone in Upcoming Project

Cameron Crowe has reportedly singled out Bradley Cooper as the ideal casting choice for his next project, which already has Emma Stone on board.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • October 25, 2012 12:37 PM
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