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Lily Rabe to Play Mary Pickford in Untitled Biopic; Producers In Cannes to Cast Chaplin, Fairbanks, Griffith

While producers Julie Pacino, Jennifer DeLia, and Said Zahraoui are at Cannes to cement the rest of the casting for their untitled Mary Pickford film, they've found their leading lady in Lily Rabe (“All Good Things,” “American Horror Story” ). The film is based on Eileen Whifield's biography, "Pickford: The Woman Who Made Hollywood."
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • May 17, 2012 4:01 PM
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Fisher Stevens Helming Adaptation of Philip Roth's 'American Pastoral'

Fisher Stevens will direct "American Pastoral" for Lakeshore Entertainment and Sidney Kimmel Entertainment. John Romano (Lakeshore and SKE's "Lincoln Lawyer) adapted the first novel in Philip Roth's post-war trilogy about the destruction of the American dream.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • May 17, 2012 3:56 PM
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Cannes Market: 70mm Doc 'Samsara' Sells to Canada, Australia and New Zealand; Oscilloscope Has U.S.

"Samsara," documentarian Ron Fricke's follow-up to "Baraka," was shot over five years on five continents on 70mm film. eOne Canada acquired rights to the film, which will be released in the US by Oscilloscope and in Germany by Busch Media Group on August 24.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • May 17, 2012 1:30 PM
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Sony Pictures Classics Hits the Croisette, Buys 'Love is All You Need'

Always a major North American presence on the Cannes Croisette, Sony Pictures Classics covers the official selection and market screenings like a blanket. In many ways it's the unfinished material that tests the mettle of the buyers. Which movies are ready to bid on, sight unseen, off bits of footage and scripts?
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • May 16, 2012 12:58 PM
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Cannes Market, New Image: 'Emperor' with Tommy Lee Jones

"Emperor," Peter Webber's political thriller centers on the tensions and uncertainties in the days just after the Japanese surrender at the end of World War II. It's currently at the Cannes Market. General Douglas MacArthur (Tommy Lee Jones, new picture above) is the de facto ruler of Japan, as the Supreme Commander of the occupying forces.  A member of his staff and leading Japanese expert General Bonner Fellers (Matthew Fox) is charged with reaching a decision of historical importance: should Emperor Hirohito be tried and hanged as a war criminal? TOH's earlier write-up of "Emperor" explores director Peter Webber's career trajectory.  Webber previously directed "The Girl with a Pearl Earring," as well as episodes of HBO's "Six Feet Under."  
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • May 16, 2012 12:31 PM
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Trailers from Hell: Weird and Delirious "The Lair of the White Worm" Still Embarrasses Hugh Grant

In our second Trailers From Hell feature, Dan Ireland takes us on an exploration of weird and campy "The Lair of the White Worm." Ireland produced "The Lair of the White Worm" for Ken Russell for Best Run Pictures. It's a delirious adaptation of a Bram Stoker novel that pays heavy homage to Oscar Wilde.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • May 16, 2012 10:53 AM
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A Beautiful Friendship: 'Casablanca' Screens on Facebook

Worlds collide for this confusing and spectacular event: "Casablanca" will screen on Facebook Wednesday night at 7PM ET/ PT. Fans of romantic comedy or romance in general can watch a free screening of the timeless love story and comment in real time on the film's Facebook page. We'll take it!
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • May 16, 2012 9:07 AM
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Sony Lands Sorkin for Steve Jobs Biopic

Following up on their successful collaboration on David Fincher's "The Social Network," Sony and producer Scott Rudin are bringing on Oscar-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin to adapt Walter Isaacson's Steve Jobs' bestselling biography. The project is being produced by Rudin, Mark Gordon and Guymon Casady.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • May 16, 2012 2:11 AM
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LAFF Announces Guest Director William Friedkin; Artists in Residence Elfman, Voltaggio & Saadiq

Continuing to move away from their Film Independent indie branding, The Los Angeles Film Festival has named Hollywood veteran filmmaker William Friedkin as Guest Director for the 2012 Festival. The director of "The Exorcist," "The French Connection" and "To Live and Die in L.A." will screen his latest, indie fest circuit film "Killer Joe."
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • May 15, 2012 4:56 PM
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Student Academy Award Winners Announced

U.S. winners of the 39th annual Student Academy Awards are in: ten students from nine schools have been chosen in Alternative, Animation, Documentaries and Narrative categories.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • May 15, 2012 3:33 PM
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