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Third 'Divergent' Movie 'Allegiant' Added to 2016 Summit Schedule Before the First One Opens, Burger Won't Return (VIDEO)

Before the first "Divergent" film has opened (March 21, 2014), Lionsgate's Summit Entertainment has scheduled "Allegiant," the third film adaptation of Veronica Roth's bestselling "Divergent" trilogy, to open wide on March 18, 2016. "Insurgent," the second film, will come to theaters on March 20, 2015. Summit appears to be waiting to see how the first one fares with critics and audiences before assigning a director to the last two films.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • December 16, 2013 8:58 PM
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Ari Folman Takes on Animated Anne Frank Feature

Israeli filmmaker Ari Folman, who animated the Oscar-nominated documentary about his experiences serving in the Israeli military, "Waltz with Bashir," and combined live action and animation in this year's Cannes entry and European Film Award-winner "The Congress," will now tackle another hybrid genre. He is set to start production in 2014 on an animated historic family film about World War II diary writer Anne Frank.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • December 12, 2013 3:31 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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More Details on Rudin Buy 'City on Fire,' 900-Page Debut Tome Sold for $2 Million to Knopf (UPDATE)

The long novel appears to be making a comeback. "City on Fire," 34-year-old Garth Risk Hallberg's 900-page debut novel, sold to Knopf for just shy of $2 million following a two-day bidding war.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • November 12, 2013 4:34 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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'Entourage' Movie Set to Go

Reportedly that long in-the-works "Entourage" movie is finally ready to roll. Director Doug Ellin tweeted today that the big-screen version of the popular HBO series is "a go."
  • By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
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  • October 29, 2013 3:04 PM
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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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