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Trailer Watch: 'Ruby Sparks' is Hipster Pygmalion with Paul Dano, Zoe Kazan

Fox Searchlight reveals the poster, promo photos, and a trailer (posted below) for their latest quirky number - "Ruby Sparks" - with Paul Dano and Zoe Kazan. Directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, "Ruby Sparks" tells what amounts to a hipster pygmalion: a young novelist (Dano) suffers from writer's block and love life woes, until he starts to write a character so adorable that she manifests.
  • By Anne Thompson and Maggie Lange
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  • May 11, 2012 10:58 AM
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'Paganini - The Devil's Violinist' Starts Production in July, Stars David Garrett

Bernard Rose's period biopic “Paganini - The Devil’s Violinist” will start production in July in Vienna; Joely Richardson is in final talks to join global violinist star David Garrett, who makes his acting debut in the title role.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • May 10, 2012 5:39 PM
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Del Toro Will Co-Direct 'Pinocchio' After 'Pacific Rim'; Then What?

Guillermo Del Toro's "Pacific Rim" (now in post, and expected to be of epic robots vs. aliens proportions) will hit theaters in summer 2013, and while he has a slew of other projects in development as either writer, producer, exec producer and/or director, there are big question marks over which projects will actually see the light of day.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • May 10, 2012 4:20 PM
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Scorsese Honored with Moth Storytelling Award

On Tuesday May 8 at the Bowery's Capitale in New York, Martin Scorsese ("Hugo") accepted the Moth Ball's 2012 Storytelling Award. That's because the folks at Moth consider him to be, said artistic director Catherine Burns, "a master storyteller," who is known as "a great raconteur by those lucky enough to share a dinner table with him."
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • May 10, 2012 4:15 PM
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Cohen Media Group to Release Italian Oscar-Entry 'Terraferma' (video)

"Terraferma," Italy's 2011 Oscar entry, will be released in the US by Cohen Media Group, which recently released "The Lady," and will open "Farewell, My Queen" July 13.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • May 10, 2012 4:05 PM
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Oscar-Winner Joins Reality TV Lunacy with 'Mrs. Eastwood & Company': We Ask Why

"Mrs. Eastwood & Company" is the reality show starring Clint Eastwood's wife Dina Eastwood, their two daughters, and the all-male vocal ensemble from South Africa that lives with them. It premieres May 20th on E! "Mrs. Eastwood & Company" is a half hour, 10 episode series. Those are there facts. Here are the questions: Why?
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • May 9, 2012 5:21 PM
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Laika Names Mary Sandell Head of Production

Laika, the Portland-based animation studio behind the Oscar-nominated "Coraline," has named Mary Sandell as its new head of production.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • May 9, 2012 5:19 PM
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IN THE WORKS: Principal Photography Begins on Erotic Thriller 'Therese' with Elizabeth Olsen, Tom Felton, Oscar Isaac, and Jessica Lange

Principal photography has begun in Belgrade, Serbia, and Budapest, Hungary on Charlie Stratton's "Therese," an erotic thriller based on Emilie Zola's novel "Therese Raquin."
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • May 9, 2012 5:17 PM
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'Hemingway & Gellhorn' Debuts in Cannes and on HBO: Kidman & Owen Talk Sex and Hemingway's Boots

Philip Kaufman's "Hemingway & Gellhorn" will premiere out of competition in Cannes before its Monday, May 28 debut on HBO. It stars Nicole Kidman and Clive Owen as the titular pair, as well as Peter Coyote ("Erin Brockovich"), David Strathairn ("Good Night and Good Luck"), Molly Parker ("The Road"), and Parker Posey ("A Mighty Wind").
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • May 9, 2012 4:02 PM
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Cannes Market Watch: Polanski to Direct Period Thriller 'D,' on Dreyfus Affair

Roman Polanski's next indie-financed film will be the political thriller “D,” based on the 19th century political scandal Dreyfus Affair in France.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • May 9, 2012 3:35 PM
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