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Ashton Kutcher's Currently Filming 'jOBS' Biopic Adds More Cast

The Steve Jobs biopic "jOBS" being directed by Joshua Michael Stern (not to be confused with Sony's "Steve Jobs" being scripted by Aaron Sorkin) has made further additions to its cast...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • July 10, 2012 3:55 PM
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Cheryl Boone Isaacs to Produce Academy's 4th Annual Governors Awards on December 1

Marketing executive Cheryl Boone Isaacs is set to produce the Academy's 4th Annual Governors Awards. She and production team head Don Mischer will share duties for the December 1 event, where the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award, Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award and the Honorary Award will be presented.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • July 10, 2012 3:32 PM
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Broadway Star Nina Arianda Joins Director Sean Durkin for Janis Joplin Biopic

Janis Joplin is getting the big screen treatment and will be brought to life through Tony Award winning actress Nina Arianda (she won for "Venus in Fur"). "Martha Marcy May Marlene" director Sean Durkin will helm the project, which is scheduled to begin in early 2013. Producer Peter Newman & co. have spent over a decade...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • July 10, 2012 1:32 PM
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Will Yun Lee to Play Villainous Silver Samurai Opposite Hugh Jackman's 'Wolverine'

Hugh Jackman has a villain for Fox's "X-Men" prequel, "Wolverine." Will Yun Lee will play Kenuichio Harada, a.k.a. the Silver Samurai for those of you that follow the Marvel comic.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • July 10, 2012 1:00 PM
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Third Seasons for HBO's 'Boardwalk Empire' & 'Treme' Begin in September

HBO has picked up both Terence Winter's "Boardwalk Empire" and David Simon's "Treme" for third seasons.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • July 10, 2012 12:59 PM
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Drafthouse Films Partners with Distrify for 'Klown,' Maximizes Profits Through Incentivized Sharing

The Alamo Drafthouse's distribution arm Drafthouse Films announces their partnership with digital distribution platform Distrify, which allows viewers to share content via a direct purchase link. Drafthouse's canoe comedy "Klown," from Danish director Mikkel Nørgaard...
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • July 10, 2012 12:17 PM
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Universal, Focus Pick 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Producing Team

The winners of Universal Pictures and Focus Features' bidding war to produce the movie version of EL James' erotic Number One bestseller "Fifty Shades of Grey" are "The Social Network" producers Michael De Luca ("Magnolia," "Moneyball") and Dana Brunetti ("21"), who runs Trigger Street Productions with Kevin Spacey...
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • July 9, 2012 10:58 PM
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Trailer for Ursula Meier's Knockout Silver Bear Winner 'Sister' with Lea Seydoux & Kacey Mottet Klein

The trailer for Ursula Meier's "Sister" had landed. The film is a knockout, both excitingly fresh and powerfully moving. It won the Silver Bear at Berlin and features Lea Seydoux's best-yet performance and a star-making turn from Kacey Mottey Klein as a professional 12-year old ski-resort thief...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • July 9, 2012 4:12 PM
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SAG Abandons Paper Ballots, Nominee Submissions Now Open

Submissions for SAG nominations are now open, and for the first time, submissions will only be accepted online...
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • July 9, 2012 2:25 PM
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The Telluride Film Festival Debuts Poster Art from Dave Eggers for 39th Edition

The Telluride Film Festival chose Dave Eggers as the poster artist for their 39th edition. The writer-editor-publisher-philanthropist will attend the festival (running August 31-September 3), where a reception will be held in his honor...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • July 9, 2012 1:32 PM
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