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David Fincher In Early Talks to Helm Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs Biopic

Following their collaboration on "The Social Network," it seems that director David Fincher and Aaron Sorkin (who scored a Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar for the film) will re-team. Sorkin's Steve Jobs biopic script, based on Walter Isaacson's bestselling biography, is reportedly poised to have Fincher at the helm.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • February 26, 2014 2:48 PM
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Lena Dunham to Make SNL Hosting Debut on March 8

Add "SNL host" to Lena Dunham's long list of accomplishments. The "Girls" creator and star is set to host the show on March 8.
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  • February 25, 2014 1:07 PM
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'True Detective' Director Cary Fukunaga Has Untitled War Project In the Works at Fox

Needless to say, "True Detective" director Cary Fukunaga is on a roll right now. As that eight-episode HBO series unspools with many a fervent admirer (and a few dissenters), Fukunaga has sold a six-figure pitch to Fox. The project is untitled and set during contemporary wartime; Nicole Riegel, a fellow Sundance lab alum like Fukunaga, is set to write it.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • February 25, 2014 12:02 PM
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Find Out Where You Belong in the Film Industry with this Funny Flowchart

What's your place in the film industry? Filmsourcing Blog has created an amusing flow chart which shows you where you're best suited based on key realities like appreciation of money, already having money, being "unknown and/or female," being skilled at cleaning up other people's messes, and much more. Check it out, below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • February 21, 2014 2:22 PM
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Tina Fey to Star as Middle East Reporter Kim Barker In 'The Taliban Shuffle'

Tina Fey is set to star in and produce "The Taliban Shuffle," the big-screen adaptation of Kim Barker's memoir of the same title, which recounts her work as a journalist in Afghanistan and Pakistan since 2002.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • February 20, 2014 2:53 PM
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Meryl Streep Joins Carey Mulligan for 'Suffragette,' Written by Abi Morgan

Meryl Streep is set to play Brit political activist Emmilene Pankhurst in "Suffragette," alongside Carey Mulligan. The period drama will be helmed by Sarah Gavron ("Brick Lane"), and is written by "Iron Lady" scribe Abi Morgan.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • February 20, 2014 1:33 PM
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Terry Gilliam Plans to Film Long-Troubled 'The Man Who Killed Don Quixote' This Fall

Seventh time's a charm? Terry Gilliam has announced that he will be starting production on his long-time labor of love "The Man Who Killed Don Quixote" on the Canary Islands in the fall. This is the seventh time over the past 20 years the director has attempted to get his troubled adaptation of Cervantes' "Don Quixote" off the ground.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • February 19, 2014 1:53 PM
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FIRST LOOK: Jessica Chastain in J.C. Chandor's 1981-Set Crime Drama 'A Most Violent Year'

A first-look image has arrived of Jessica Chastain in "All Is Lost" director J.C. Chandor's newest endeavor, "A Most Violent Year." The period crime drama has been in production for a couple of weeks now.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • February 19, 2014 12:22 PM
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New Restoration of Uncut 'Godzilla: The Japanese Original' to Premiere at TCM Film Fest, Followed by Rialto Release

Exciting news of monstrous proportions: A new restoration of classic “Godzilla: The Japanese Original,” which spawned six decades of sequels, imitations and remakes, is set to debut April 12 at the fifth TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood. It then gets a national release from Rialto Pictures, kicking off at New York’s Film Forum, April 18-24.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • February 18, 2014 1:35 PM
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Three Filmmaker Finalists Announced for a Year of Mentorship with Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Three young filmmakers from across the globe have been selected as finalists for a year of creative collaboration with Oscar-nominated director Alejandro González Iñárritu. The finalists hail from Brazil, Hungary and Israel. They each will be interviewed by Iñárritu, who will select one of them as his protégé. That selection will be announced in May.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • February 18, 2014 12:23 PM
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