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Casting Watch: Steinfeld Has 'Three Days to Kill' with Costner

Sixteen-year-old "True Grit" star Hailee Steinfeld has been cast in the lead role opposite Kevin Costner in an action film to be helmed by McG.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • November 29, 2012 4:01 PM
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Sundance 2013: Spotlight, Park City at Midnight, New Frontiers Programs, Focus on Exhibition

Unlike most of the Sundance Film Festival sections this coming January, which largely introduce brand-new films, the Spotlight program screens the best of films that have already been shown around the world. Many are official Oscar submissions, including Sony Pictures Classics releases "Fill the Void" and "No," while their "The Gatekeepers" is in this year's documentary race. Sarah Polley's lauded Telluride/Toronto entry "Stories We Tell" (Roadside) will compete next year.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • November 29, 2012 4:00 PM
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Jennifer Lee to Co-Direct Disney's 'Frozen'; Women Helmers Still Minority in Animated Features

Disney has tapped Jennifer Lee to co-direct the studio's 53rd animated feature "Frozen" with Chris Buck. Lee contributed to the film's screenplay, and was also a co-writer on old-school-arcade box office hit "Wreck-It Ralph."
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • November 29, 2012 2:58 PM
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PGA Honors Music Producer Russell Simmons with 2013 Visionary Award

The Producers Guild of America announces they will honor producer Russell Simmons with the guild's 2013 Visionary Award at the PGA awards ceremony on January 26.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • November 29, 2012 2:41 PM
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Sundance 2013: US and World Feature & Doc Competition Titles, NEXT Lineup

The 2013 Sundance Film Festival is starting to release its schedule. Wednesday with its first round of programming - including its US and World Cinema Dramatic and Documentary competition films, and its out-of-competition NEXT lineup.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • November 28, 2012 4:00 PM
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Charlize Theron Will Star In & Produce 'Lady Vengeance' Remake from Chan-wook's South Korean Revenge Trilogy

Charlize Theron is set to star in and produce "Sympathy for Lady Vengeance" through her Denver & Delilah Films banner.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • November 28, 2012 3:33 PM
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Bridging Hollywood and Latin America, Bernal & Luna's Canana Join Forces with IM Global to Create Mundial

Hollywood's IM Global and Mexico and LA's Canana (Gael Garcia Bernal, Diego Luna and Pablo Cruz's banner) have joined forces to launch new company Mundial, which will focus on the financing and worldwide sales of Latin American movies.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • November 28, 2012 2:42 PM
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Alamo Drafthouse and Academy Announce Day-Long Saul Bass Tribute, Featuring 'Phase IV' with Long-Lost Ending

The Alamo Drafthouse is partnering with the Academy for a day-long Saul Bass tribute on December 1. The program features the legendary title sequence designer's rarely seen short films and a pristine restoration of Bass' sole directorial effort, sci-fi gem "Phase IV."
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • November 28, 2012 2:35 PM
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Which Stars Need a Tarantino-Style Comeback?

Everyone loves a comeback, but they're hard to come by. HitFix has created a list of 10 stars badly in need of one -- Quentin Tarantino-style.
  • By Beth Hanna and Sophia Savage
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  • November 28, 2012 12:54 PM
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In the Works: Toby Jones Joins Cast of Teen Refugee Drama 'Leave to Remain,' Principal Photography Underway in London

Toby Jones has joined the cast of Bruce Goodison's "Leave to Remain," a coming-of-age story centering on a group of teenagers who have escaped their respective countries and banded together in a hidden underworld of London. Principal photography is underway.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • November 28, 2012 11:27 AM
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