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Branagh Takes Helm of New Jack Ryan Flick at Paramount, Starring Chris Pine

Kenneth Branagh has taken the helm at Paramount of the long-in-the-works untitled Jack Ryan project, based on Tom Clancy's character. Branagh replaces Jack Bender, who had scheduling issues...
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • March 27, 2012 5:08 PM
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Casting Watch: Rockwell, Macy & Wright for 'Single Shot'; Fonda as Reagan; Lange in for 'Therese Raquin'

"A Single Shot" (not to be confused with Christopher McQuarrie's "One Shot") has had many actors come and go, but has finally kicked off production in Vancouver with Sam Rockwell, William H. Macy, Jeffrey Wright and Jason Isaacs joining director David M. Rosenthal...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • March 27, 2012 4:26 PM
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Rebooting Stephen King's 'Carrie': Kimberly Peirce Offers Chloë Moretz Title Role

Kimberly Peirce ("Boys Don't Cry") is adapting Stephen King's "Carrie," the book that inspired the 1976 Brian DePalma classic that broke out Sissy Spacek. UPDATE: MGM and director Kimberly Peirce have reportedly offered the role to Chloë Moretz.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • March 27, 2012 1:14 PM
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After Bidding War, 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Goes to Universal/Focus; Author Keeps Control of S&M Erotica Trilogy for Women

Hollywood is cautious when it comes to sex in cinema. The studios are more comfortable with raunchy sex comedies from the likes of Judd Apatow and the "American Pie" series ("American Reunion" is coming up) than anything sexy and intimate. Erotica aimed at men or women is a tricky area.
  • By Anne Thompson & Sophia Savage
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  • March 26, 2012 1:42 PM
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James Cameron Dives to Deepest Depths of the Ocean, Bobs Back Up After Hydraulic Leak UPDATED

Explorer/filmmaker James Cameron tweeted his readiness to go down to the bottom of the Mariana Trench Saturday-- more than six miles, down to the deepest ocean territory he depicted in his fictional film "The Abyss"--but Sunday he did it for real--and alone.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • March 26, 2012 1:00 AM
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Weekly Wrap: Interviews, Trailers, In the Works, and 'The Hunger Games'

"Hunger Games" Arrives: We highlight the film in our Weekend Preview, and analyze how the filmmakers achieved a well-earned home run. We posted an interview round-up from the cast and mapped out Jennifer Lawrence's upcoming acting roles. For a sneak peak of the film, you can tour the Capitol City, but fans beware, we also reported the scammers are after "Hunger Games" related keywords.
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  • March 23, 2012 8:44 PM
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FilmDistrict Appoints Ex-DreamWorks Exec Christine Birch as Marketing Chief

After the departure of Bob and Jeanne Berney from FilmDistrict, owner Graham King and CEO Peter Schlessel have been rethinking their distribution operation. Well, now they have added the first of two key execs. Distribution chief is next.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • March 23, 2012 8:01 PM
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Melissa Leo Heads Into 'Oblivion' with Cruise, Freeman, Riseborough, Kurylenko

Melissa Leo is joining Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Andrea Riseboroigh and Olga Kurylenko in Joseph Kosinski's "Oblivion." The "TRON: Legacy" director wrote the comic book upon which the film is based with Arvid Nelson, while William Monahan ("The Departed") wrote the screenplay with him...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • March 23, 2012 7:48 PM
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First Look: Jennifer Lawrence in 'House at the End of the Street' and the Next Four Steps for 'Hunger Games' Star

Relativity is just one of several distributors looking to capitalize on the new stardom of "Hunger Games" it-girl Jennifer Lawrence.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • March 23, 2012 5:01 PM
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'Hunger Games' Fans Beware: Scammers Are After You

Knowing that fans following "The Hunger Games," which is already setting a torrid pace at the box office, are eager for news, scammers and cybercriminals are taking advantage of their searches.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • March 23, 2012 4:34 PM
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