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Natalie Portman Starts Shooting Feature Directing Debut 'A Tale of Love and Darkness' in Jerusalem UPDATED

UPDATE: Natalie Portman began production on her first feature film as a director February 11 in Jerusalem. She's adapting celebrated Israeli author Amos Oz's 2002 autobiographical novel "A Tale of Love and Darkness," while also taking on the role of playing Oz's mentally ill mother.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • February 12, 2014 12:06 PM
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What's Next for Steven Spielberg? (ROUNDUP)

Never one to pull the trigger without thinking it through, director Steven Spielberg keeps a lot of favorite projects in the trunk. You never know where he's going to land--"Lincoln" took years to come to fruition. He's has been seeking a project to direct since back-burnering "Robopocalypse" and parting ways with Warner Bros. on Bradley Cooper vehicle "American Sniper," which now has Clint Eastwood at the helm.
  • By Anne Thompson and Ryan Lattanzio
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  • January 7, 2014 5:43 PM
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Casting Watch: Dustin Hoffman Joins Stephen Frears' Untitled Lance Armstrong Biopic UPDATED

UPDATE: Dustin Hoffman has joined the cast of the currently in-production untitled Lance Armstrong film being directed by Stephen Frears. This marks Hoffman's second time working with Frears, his first on 1992's "The Accidental Hero."
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • December 6, 2013 11:10 AM
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Gonzalez Inarritu May Take On First Big Studio Project

Is Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu ready to take on a big-budget studio tentpole?
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • December 4, 2013 7:54 PM
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FIRST LOOK: Three Images from Vinterberg's 'Far from the Madding Crowd,' Starring Mulligan, Schoenaerts, and Sheen UPDATED

UPDATE: First images have arrived for Thomas Vinterberg's ("The Hunt") adaptation of Thomas Hardy's "Far From the Madding Crowd," starring Carey Mulligan, Matthias Shoenaerts, Juno Temple, Michael Sheen and Tom Sturridge. Take a look, below.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • October 31, 2013 11:48 AM
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In the Works: Ethan Hawke Teams Again with 'Gattaca' Director Andrew Niccol for Untitled Thriller

Writer-director Andrew Niccol's next film is set, with Ethan Hawke in talks to star in the thriller. This would mean a re-teaming of the "Gattaca" and "Lord of War" helmer with his leading man.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • October 24, 2013 2:00 PM
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FIRST LOOK: Reese Witherspoon in 'Wild,' Plus Laura Dern Joins Cast UPDATED

UPDATE: An official first image has been released of Reese Witherspoon in "Wild," where she plays a woman coming to terms with the death of her mother and her dissolved marriage by embarking on a thousand-mile hike along the Pacific Crest Trail. It is adapted by Nick Hornby from Cheryl Strayed's memoir.
  • By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
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  • October 21, 2013 2:04 PM
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In the Works: Michael Fassbender Starring In and Producing Western 'Slow West,' Now Filming in New Zealand

Details have been revealed for a film, currently in production, starring and produced by Michael Fassbender. It is the actor's first film as a producer. "Slow West," a Western helmed by feature newcomer John Maclean, also stars Ben Mendelsohn, Kodi Smit-McPhee and Caren Postorius, and is shooting in New Zealand and Scotland.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • October 21, 2013 1:53 PM
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In the Works: Paul Feig Likes Channing Tatum for Gay Romantic Comedy UPDATED

Paul Feig is one cool guy. The director of hits "The Heat" and "Bridesmaids" recently spoke with Cinema Blend, revealing that he's working on a gay romantic comedy with Channing Tatum attached to star. UPDATE: Not so fast, counters Vulture. Tatum was just pie-in-the-sky casting.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • October 11, 2013 1:34 PM
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In the Works: 'Top of the Lake' Director Garth Davis In Talks to Helm 'Shantaram,' Starring Joel Edgerton

Aussie director Garth Davis impressively held his own alongside auteur Jane Campion in five-part mini-series "Top of the Lake," which scored them both 2013 Emmy nominations for directing. Now Davis is in talks with Warner Bros. to direct his first feature, "Shantaram," with Joel Edgerton attached to star.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • October 10, 2013 1:06 PM
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