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TIFF Sales Alert: Nic Cage Stars in David Gordon Green's Latest, 'Joe'

Cage has always gone back and forth between payday flicks and worthy indies, with a tad too much emphasis on the former, in our view. It's hard to recall that he once won an Oscar for "Leaving Las Vegas."
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • September 7, 2012 4:22 PM
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'Snow White and the Hunstman' Star Claflin Confirmed for 'Hunger Games' But Will He Do SWATH Sequel?

Universal was originally planning a "Snow White and the Huntsman" sequel that would bring back both Kristen Stewart and director Rupert Sanders. The idea behind the first David Koepp script turned on doing more with the unresolved romantic triangle between Snow White (Stewart), the Huntsman (Chris Hemsworth) and William (Sam Claflin).
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • August 22, 2012 4:29 PM
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In the Works: 'Magnificent Seven' Remake Names a Writer, Penn's 'Crazy for the Storm' & Ronan for 'Mary Queen of Scots'

-Saoirse Ronan is attached to play the ill-fated title role in "Mary Queen of Scots." Working Title is producing, with a script by Michael Hirst. Eighteen-year old Ronan may seem young to play a queen, but Mary was named Queen of Scotland when she was six days old...
  • By Sophia Savage and Beth Hanna
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  • August 10, 2012 12:52 PM
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Comeback Kid McConaughey Joins DiCaprio and Dujardin on Scorsese's 'Wolf of Wall Street'

UPDATE: Matthew McConaughey is continuing his comeback by joining the all-star cast of Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street." McConaughey (this year's "Magic Mike," "Killer Joe," "The Paperboy" and "Mud") will play Mark Hanna, an early boss and mentor to Leonardo DiCaprio's character, Jordan Belfort.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • August 2, 2012 4:06 PM
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IN THE WORKS: Scott and Zaillian Team Up for Train Strike Disaster Film (VIDEO)

Ridley Scott and Steve Zaillian, who previously collaborated on "American Gangster," are set to produce a project for Fox inspired by (not remaking) the BBC's 2003 docudrama "The Day Britain Stopped," which turned on the fictional disaster of a London train strike.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • July 27, 2012 1:40 PM
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In the Works: Rob Pearlstein's Bromantic Comedy 'Someone Marry Barry' Begins Production, Damon Wayans Jr. Stars

Rob Pearlstein's guy-buddy comedy "Someone Marry Barry" has begun principal production, with Damon Wayans Jr., Tyler Labine and Lucy Punch heading up the cast.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • July 24, 2012 2:41 PM
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Weekly Wrap: Cannes Reviews, Oscar Talk is Back, Trailer Watch, and Industry News

Weekend Preview - it's slim pickings ahead but we steer you right. We give "Snow White and the Huntsman" a review and review round-up: it wants to everything it's not. Our review and review round-up for Ridley Scott's "Prometheus" in case you're planning ahead, this one promises stunning eye candy.
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  • June 2, 2012 8:17 PM
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Plot Secrets from the Wachowskis' 'Jupiter Ascending' Revealed

Before we've even seen the Wachowskis' "Cloud Atlas," plot details are leaking for their next movie, "Jupiter Ascending." While the editors at Vulture admit they are still mightily confused, we are several plot points closer than before...
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • June 1, 2012 12:10 PM
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James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain in Double Feature: 'The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby'

James McAvoy is replacing Joel Edgerton (who was attached in February) to star with Jessica Chastain in the double-feature film project, "The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him" and "The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her"...
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • May 21, 2012 9:57 PM
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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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