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  • Sundance Presents Cross-Section of U.S. Indie Fare, Music-Themed Pix at London Festival

    LONDON -- As the lineup for the third Sundance London film and music festival is unveiled, Variety talks to John Cooper, director of the Sundance Film Festival, and Trevor Groth, Sundance's director of programming, about the selection (see below for...
  • James Brown Biopic 'Get On Up' Gets First Trailer

    Universal is promising plenty of funk, singing, dancing and pathos with the first trailer for "Get On Up," the James Brown biopic set for U.S. release on Aug. 1. "42" star Chadwick Boseman (pictured) portrays the Godfather of Soul in the film that...
  • Berlin -- 'Love' Conquers New Territories, 'Linsanity' Bounces on

    HONG KONG - Gay drama "Love Is Strange," starring John Lithgow and Ira Sachs, will play new dates in Europe. Following its appearance at Berlin's European Film Market, the pic was licensed to Spain's Golem Distribucion, Italy's Koch Media, Portugal's...
  • Debra Winger, Eddie Izzard, Josh Lucas, Kevin McHale Join School Drama 'Boychoir'

    Debra Winger, Eddie Izzard, Josh Lucas and Kevin McHale are joining the cast of "The Red Violin" director Francois Girard's music-themed drama, "Boychoir," with a trio of newcomers -- Garrett Wareing, Joe West and River Alexander -- set to play the film's...
  • 'Noah' Marketing: It's Not Exactly the Bible's Story

    In a nod to concerns by Christian moviegoers, Paramount Pictures has agreed to admit that its upcoming "Noah" movie is not exactly the same story that's in the Bible. The studio announced Thursday night that it has agreed with the National Religious...
  • '12 Years a Slave' wins big at Film Independent Spirit Awards

    The period drama "12 Years A Slave" swept through the Film Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday, taking five prizes, including feature, director, supporting female, screenplay and cinematography. It won in all but two categories in which it was...
  • Best feature film '12 Years a Slave' sweeps Spirit Awards

    The period drama "12 Years a Slave" swept through the Film Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday, taking five prizes including feature, director, supporting female, screenplay and cinematography. It won in all but two categories in which it was nominated....
  • Octavia Spencer to Star in Fox's Steven Spielberg Drama 'Red Band Society'

    Octavia Spencer has nabbed the lead role in Fox's "Red Band Society," Variety has confirmed. Drama from ABC Studios and Amblin TV centers on a group of teens who meet as patients in the children's wing of a hospital. They become unlikely allies and...
  • Jackson's rant highlights enduring issue of racial misinformation

     Jackson's rant highlights enduring issue of racial misinformation
    Being chased or attacked. Being nude in public. Dying. Drowning. Falling. Flunking a test. These calamities star in the classic nightmares that haunt our sleepy time under the sheets. I bet Sam Rubin gladly would have traded any of those nocturnal...
  • Terrence Howard to Lead Lee Daniels' Hip-Hop Drama Pilot for Fox

    Terrence Howard is reuniting with "The Butler's" Lee Daniels and Danny Strong on "Empire," the duo's hip-hop drama pilot for Fox, Variety has learned. Howard will play industry heavyweight Lucious Lyon, the tough but wise patriarchal figure in the family...
  • Berlin: Octavia Spencer, Quvenzhane Wallis and Diane Kruger Join 'Fathers and Daughters' (EXCLUSIVE)

    Octavia Spencer, "Beasts of the Southern Wild" star Quvenzhane Wallis and Diane Kruger have joined Voltage Pictures' "Fathers and Daughters" opposite Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried, and Aaron Paul. "Fathers and Daughters," a Black List script penned by...