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50th Anniversary Digital Restoration of 'Lawrence of Arabia' Comes to the Academy, National Release October 4, Blu-ray November 13 UPDATED

Sony celebrates the 50th anniversary of David Lean's 1962 epic masterpiece "Lawrence of Arabia" with a glorious new 4K digital restoration of the director's cut, set to be released in theaters October 4, and having its stateside premiere at the Academy July 19.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • July 18, 2012 4:01 PM
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Are Women Directors Entering a Golden Age? Studio 360 Talks to Shelton, Polley

Are we entering a golden age for women directors in Hollywood? I've been trying to figure out the troubled relationship between women and the film business for decades, so I unloaded for Studio 360's Kurt Andersen, who also talked with Sarah Polley and Lynn Shelton, about how the industry favors independents--as its glass ceiling remains intact.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • July 18, 2012 2:35 PM
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'Dark Knight' Rising Star Gordon-Levitt Feels "Really Terrible" about Wallace GQ Profile

Joseph Gordon-Levitt isn't happy about his August profile piece in GQ. The in-depth article mentions the actor's late brother, Dan, who was found unresponsive in a Hollywood home in 2010.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • July 18, 2012 1:44 PM
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Why Weinsteins Want Their Lost Library Back, from 'Inglourious Basterds' to 'Scary Movie 4'

Global investment bank Goldman Sachs is selling its stake in a number of Weinstein Company films, which means that Weinstein could begin profitting again from recent titles such as "Vicki Christina Barcelona" and "Inglourious Basterds."
  • By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
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  • July 18, 2012 1:40 PM
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CASTING WATCH: Malick Producing Lincoln Youth Biopic with Kruger; Lewis Joins Streep & Roberts in 'August: Osage County'

Roger Moore landed some juicy casting news when interviewing Diane Kruger on "Farewell, My Queen" and "The Host" at Comic-Con. She said she'll play Sarah Bush Lincoln in (yet another) Abraham Lincoln biopic titled "Green Blade Riding." None other than Terrence Malick is producing (no writer or director has been named) the project...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • July 18, 2012 12:59 PM
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Andrew Stanton May Follow 'John Carter' Disaster with 'Finding Nemo 2'

Despite the disaster that was "John Carter," writer-director Andrew Stanton may take the reins on the sequel to his hugely successful "Finding Nemo," according to Deadline. Stanton has been integral to the success of Disney/Pixar, from writing "Toy Story," among other things, to directing Oscar-winning "Finding Nemo" (2003) and "Wall-E" (2008).
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • July 17, 2012 2:41 PM
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IN THE WORKS: Lionsgate adds 'Catching Fire' Cast, Seeks New Director for 'Mockingjay'; Depp Joins Anderson; Radcliffe & Kazan Say Yes to 'F Word'

Amanda Plummer ("Pulp Fiction," "The Fisher King") is signing on to play Wiress in "Catching Fire." This follows the announcement of Philip Seymour Hoffman as Plutarch Heavensbee and Jena Malone as Johanna in "The Hunger Games" sequel with Jennifer Lawrence and new director Francis Lawrence. Lionsgate is rushing the film to shoot this fall for a November 22, 2013 release.
  • By Anne Thompson & Sophia Savage
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  • July 17, 2012 1:44 PM
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Tom Hanks Goes Digital with Yahoo! Animated Web Series 'Electric City,' Voices Lead: "No one gets rich" (VIDEO)

At Comic-Con last weekend, web series were part of the story, as Bryan Singer and Tom Hanks both unveiled new onlie ventures. Tuesday Yahoo! launches the first ten 4-7-minute episodes of Hanks’ animated dystopian sci-fi adventure “Electric City." The next ten installments will be released on July 18 and 19.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • July 17, 2012 1:34 PM
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West Memphis Three Drama 'Devil's Knot' Starts Filming in Atlanta with Director Egoyan, Firth, Witherspoon, Nivola and Enos

Atom Egoyan's "Devil's Knot," based on the true story of the recently released West Memphis Three (Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley Jr.), after eighteen years in prison on Death Row, has begun prinical photography in Atlanta, GA. The film stars Colin Firth...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • July 16, 2012 4:14 PM
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Casting Watch - 'Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby': Huppert, Hurt, Davis & Arianda Join Chastain & McAvoy

“The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby," which will be told in two films from "His" and "Hers" perspectives -- those of husband and wife James McAvoy and Jessica Chastain -- has rounded out its casting with Isabelle Huppert, Viola Davis, William Hurt, Nina Arianda, Ciaran Hinds, Bill Hader and Jess Weixler...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • July 16, 2012 3:47 PM
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