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Cannes Market: Radiant Films Snags 'Madame Bovary' with Mia Wasikowska, Paul Giamatti, Ezra Miller

Radiant Films acquired the international rights to "Madame Bovary," starring Mia Wasikowska ("Jane Eyre," "The Kids Are Alright"), Paul Giamatti ("Sideways"), and Ezra Miller ("We Need to Talk About Kevin").
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • May 11, 2012 10:47 AM
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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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EXCLUSIVE: 'Winter's Bone' Director Debra Granik's Next Projects: HBO Series, Doc, Another 'Bone' Movie with Russell Banks

Filmmaker Debra Granik earned an impressive four Oscar nominations for 2010's "Winter's Bone," including best picture, actress (Jennifer Lawrence), supporting actor (John Hawkes) and adapted screenplay.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • May 4, 2012 6:25 PM
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'Fifty Shades of Grey': What Kind of Movie Could It Be, With What Cast?

The only way EL James' notoriously erotic "Fifty Shades of Grey" will ever wind up a half-way decent movie will be if the filmmakers take the high road. Going with Focus Features was a step in the right direction.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • May 4, 2012 10:26 AM
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IN THE WORKS: Laika Options "Goblins" from Novelist Philip Reeve, Mark Gustafson Will Direct

Laika, the Oregon animation studio behind the Oscar-nominated "Coraline" and the upcoming feature "ParaNorman," plans to adapt the upcoming fantasy novel "Goblins." Novelist Philip Reeve's "Goblins" will be published in the UK on April 5, 2012 and in the US in the Fall of 2013.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • April 18, 2012 7:15 PM
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Best of TOH Week That Was: In the Works, Fests, Interviews, Tarantino Updates, and Woody Allen Comes Home

Weekend movie guide: We recommend "The Cabin in the Woods" (our review here) and "The Lady" (Weekend Preview). For something more retro, Immersed in Movies reviews the restored "Two for the Road" (which will debut at TCM Classic Film Fest). For a thoughtful Foreign Oscar nominee, try "Monsieur Lazhar" (director Falardeau talks here).
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  • April 14, 2012 1:42 PM
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Woody Allen Comes Home, Will Shoot Next Picture Stateside

After a long sojourn shooting films abroad, Woody Allen is coming home again. The good news after Allen's Oscar-winning "Midnight in Paris" grossed $155 million worldwide: he will shoot his next film in the U.S.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 13, 2012 12:33 PM
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'Angels of Death' Next Up for UK's 'The Woman in Black' Series

Daniel Radcliffe's "The Woman in Black" will continue with "The Woman in Black: Angels of Death," which Hammer Films, Alliance Films and Cross Creek Pictures say is not a sequel but the next installment in a series. The first installment went on to be the highest-grossing British horror film in the past twenty years. "Angels of Death" picks up forty years later with author Susan Hill's original story; Jon Croker is developing the screenplay. Hammer Films calls the project "a wonderful new tale every bit as atmospheric and terrifying as its predecessor 'The Woman in Black.'” While "Angels" is a continuation (see synopsis below), Radcliffe and director James Watkins are not currently attached to the project.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • April 3, 2012 5:34 PM
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Screenwriter James Vanderbilt Is On Fire: 'White House Down,' 'RoboCop,' 'Total Recall,' 'Amazing Spider-Man' & More

"Zodiac" writer-producer James Vanderbilt is hot. He wrote "The Amazing Spider-Man" (July 3). He is adapting Brit mini-series "Red Riding" for producers Steven Zaillian and Ridley Scott, and shares screenwriting credit on upcoming "Total Recall" and "RoboCop" remakes. This week, his "White House Down" screenplay was picked up by Sony.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • April 3, 2012 4:59 PM
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By The Beard of Zeus! Will Ferrell Tells Conan 'Anchorman 2' is Greenlit at Paramount (Video)

Rejoice, "Anchorman 2" is coming. Paramount is partnering with Will Ferrell and Adam McKay's Gary Sanchez Productions and Judd Apatow for a sequel to the beloved 2004 original (DreamWorks; $89 million worldwide). The 2004 comedy is arguably the most quoted film of the last decade.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • March 29, 2012 1:44 PM
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