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In the Works: Mia Hansen-Love Heads Into Production on 'Eden,' Starring Greta Gerwig and Brady Corbet

French director Mia Hansen-Love ("Goodbye, First Love," "The Father of My Children") is currently at work on her next project, "Eden," which centers on the electronic music craze of the early '90s. Greta Gerwig and Brady Corbet are set to star.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • September 4, 2013 1:16 PM
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In the Works: Kevin Macdonald to Direct Elvis Presley Biopic, Online Search Underway for Actor to Play Young Elvis

Director Kevin Macdonald ("The Last King of Scotland," "How I Live Now") is set to helm Elvis Presley biopic "Last Train to Memphis," based on the 1995 biography by Peter Guralnick. The book focuses on Presley's young transformation from a high school student to an instant sensation in the radical new world of rock n' roll.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • September 4, 2013 11:43 AM
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In the Works: Clint Eastwood Replaces Steven Spielberg on 'American Sniper,' Starring Bradley Cooper

Warner Bros. has replaced one titan with another on biopic "American Sniper," centering on a Navy SEAL with more than 150 confirmed kills, set to star Bradley Cooper. Steven Spielberg dropped out, and now Clint Eastwood has stepped in to direct.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • August 21, 2013 2:54 PM
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In the Works: Timur Bekmambetov In Talks to Reboot 'Ben-Hur'

Timur Bekmambetov ("Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter," "Wanted") is in talks to helm MGM's reboot of the studio's biblical epic classic and Oscar winner "Ben-Hur," directed by William Wyler and starring Charlton Heston as the eponymous chariot racer.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • August 20, 2013 12:50 PM
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In the Works: Documentary on Disney's Imagineers (TRAILER)

Disney has a documentary in the works that will go behind the scenes and into the history of its Imagineers, the division tasked with designing the studio's theme parks and rides. Lesley Iwerks, the granddaughter of Mickey Mouse co-creator Ub Iwerks, is set to direct. Check out the trailer for the film, introduced at last weekend's D23 expo, below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • August 16, 2013 1:22 PM
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Harvey Weinstein and Disney Bury the Hatchet, Team for Live-Action Adaptation of 'Artemis Fowl'

Never say never. Harvey Weinstein, who in 2005 left Disney and his Miramax Films following intense disagreements with chief exec Michael Eisner, is now on board for an adaptation of "Artemis Fowl" for the Mouse House. Weinstein, but not the Weinstein Company, is set to produce.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • July 30, 2013 2:29 PM
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In the Works: Paul Greengrass in Talks to Helm 'Trial of the Chicago 7,' from Aaron Sorkin's Script

Director Paul Greengrass is in final talks to helm "The Trial of the Chicago 7," from a script by Aaron Sorkin. The much-delayed film follows a defining moment of 1960s American history: the trial of the seven individuals charged with conspiracy and rioting during the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. The project at one point had Steven Spielberg attached.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • July 24, 2013 2:01 PM
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In the Works: Errol Morris to Direct Narrative Feature and Suburban Thriller 'Holland, Michigan'

Filmmaker Errol Morris, best known for his law-changing documentary "The Thin Blue Line" and Oscar-winning "The Fog of War," has attached himself to narrative feature "Holland, Michigan." Per Deadline, the film is "a suburban thriller laced with black humor."
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • July 11, 2013 12:48 PM
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John Woo's First Film in Four Years, 'The Crossing,' Begins Production in China

Wonderful news for fans of one the greatest directors ever of heartfelt male-bonding action movies: Director John Woo has begun production in China and Taiwan on "The Crossing," his first film since the completion four years ago of the astonishing historical epic "Red Cliff."
  • By David Chute
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  • July 8, 2013 3:55 PM
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For Nolan's 'Interstellar,' Casey Affleck Joins McConaughey, Hathaway, Chastain and Caine UPDATED

UPDATE: Casey Affleck is the latest to sign on to Christopher's Nolan's time-traveling "Interstellar," which currently has Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Michael Caine, Jessica Chastain and Bill Irwin lined up. Affleck has been on a roll lately, with David Lowery's Western "Ain't Them Bodies Saints" (August 16) and Scott Cooper's "Out of the Furnace," which Relativity is giving a confident Oscar push this coming awards season. "Interstellar" is set for a November 7, 2014 release.
  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • June 21, 2013 11:36 AM
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