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Sandra Bullock Weighs Post-'Gravity' Options, Which Brand Will She Pick?

Sandra Bullock has passed some remarkable milestones this year. She's become probably the highest paid actress for a single project in Hollywood history, taking home a man's size share of the gross for her Oscar-nominated role in Alfonso Cuaron's "Gravity," a rare instance of a Hollywood actress carrying a tentpole action film. (Only Angelina Jolie has come close.) She turned 50--and still looks absolutely fabulous. And she can pick and choose her next project. Several are bubbling away.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • August 21, 2014 1:39 PM
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Could a Twitter Hashtag Campaign to Cast Ruffalo as Columbo Yield Results?

Early casting rumors should be taken with a grain of salt. When they’re coming directly from Twitter? Buy yourself a mine. It's just possible, this time, that speculation that Mark Ruffalo was perfect casting for a revival of one of classic TV’s greatest characters on the big screen could yield results.
  • By Nick Newman
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  • July 17, 2014 4:50 PM
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Atom Egoyan Vies for Comeback with Revenge Thriller 'Remember' Starring Christopher Plummer

Principal photography starts Monday on Canadian auteur Atom Egoyan's revenge thriller "Remember," produced by Robert and Ari Lantos and starring an international cast: Christopher Plummer (who won a supporting actor Oscar in 2010 for "Beginners"), Martin Landau, Dean Norris, Bruno Ganz, Jurgen Prochnow and Henry Czerny as Plummer's son.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • July 14, 2014 12:45 PM
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'Martin Bonner' Director Chad Hartigan Preps 'Morris from America' in Germany

Following his Indie Spirit-winning breakthrough, “This is Martin Bonner,” starring Australian "Land Ho!" actor Paul Eenhoorn, Karlovy Vary juror Chad Hartigan is sharing more details on his third feature.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • July 10, 2014 3:57 PM
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FIRST LOOK: Don Cheadle as Miles Davis in New Biopic

Don Cheadle is set to make his directorial debut with "Miles Ahead," a biopic about jazz legend Miles Davis, who the actor has apparently been obsessed with from a young age.
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • July 8, 2014 11:30 AM
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Steven Soderbergh Continues to Stay Busy as Amazon Pilot 'Red Oaks' Gets a Cast

Amazon Studios has announced the cast for "Red Oaks," the Steven Soderbergh-produced comedy set to join the company's third pilot round later this year.
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • July 7, 2014 11:38 AM
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Emma Thompson Gets Tacky and Frumpy in These Amazing Set Photos

Emma Thompson's name conjures images of poise and grace, bringing to mind her sincere and moving performances in films like "Sense and Sensibility" and "The Remains of the Day."
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • July 3, 2014 10:38 AM
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Bryan Singer Teases Fans with First Look at 'X-Men: Apocalypse' Script (PHOTOS)

Director Bryan Singer took to a newly created Instagram account this week to Bryan Singer Teases Fans with First Look at 'X-Men: Apocalypse' Script (PHOTOS) a box office milestone for his "X-Men: Days of Future Past"--and to tease the first draft of a treatment for its sequel, "X-Men: Apocalypse."
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • July 2, 2014 10:18 AM
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Judd Apatow Cheekily Brushes Off Daniel Radcliffe 'Trainwreck' Rumors

Judd Apatow's been busy filming his new comedy 'Trainwreck' here in New York, and while most of the cast's identities are common knowledge, some intrepid onlookers snapped a shot of Daniel Radcliffe on the set that set the Internet wondering.
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • July 1, 2014 12:25 PM
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NBC News Takes a Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Making of Harry Potter World

Harry Potter fans are eagerly waiting the July 8 opening of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter: Diagon Alley in Orlando, and NBC News host Meredith Vieira earned every Potter geek's envy when she recently visited the theme park for a primetime special.
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • July 1, 2014 10:05 AM
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