"12 Years A Slave" Becomes Favorite at Oscar

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"12 Years A Slave" Becomes Favorite at Oscar

The Toronto Film Festival came to a close last night with Steve McQueen's period slavery epic "12 Years a Slave" taking the top honor of the People's Choice Award.

Four of the past five winners of the award have gone on to be nominated for Best Picture, and two have won - "Slumdog Millionaire" and "The King's Speech".

It's no surprise then that "Slave" has jumped to the top of various Oscar pundits list following the Fall film festival circuit according to Gold Derby. 'Slave' ...


Will Smith Sets For "American Can," "The Accountant"

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Will Smith Sets For "American Can," "The Accountant"

Will Smith looks to be starring in the reluctant hero role in "American Can," a drama in development at Sony Pictures and Smith's Overbrook Entertainment.

Smith will play John Keller, a Gulf War veteran looking for a new challenge. He found one after Hurricane Katrina devastated his home city of New Orleans as he helped bring over two hundred elderly people to safety.

Will, his wife Jada Pinkett Smith, and James Lassiter are trying to get Ed Zwick to direct, while Adetoro ...


Liam Neeson, Woody Harrelson Search For "Highwaymen"

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Liam Neeson, Woody Harrelson Search For "Highwaymen"

Liam Neeson and Woody Harrelson are being courted to star in the drama "Highwaymen" at Universal Pictures and Media Rights Capital.

The story focuses on legendary lawman and Texas Ranger Frank Hamer, who was coaxed by a consortium of banks to assemble a posse and end the reign of Depression Era bank robbers Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow in the 1930s.

John Lee Hancock will direct the John Fusco-scripted drama which Casey Silver is producing. Shooting aims to begin first q ...


Sony Takes Global Rights To "Django Unchained"

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Sony Takes Global Rights To

Sony Pictures has scored the international rights to Quentin Tarantino's next project, the spaghetti western “Django Unchained” reports Deadline.

Many thought said rights would end up at Universal Pictures where "Inglourious Basterds" proved highly profitable for all concerned. Last ...


Wes Bentley To Play "The Hunger Games"

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Wes Bentley To Play

"American Beauty" and "Ghost Rider" actor Wes Bentley has joined the cast of the highly anticipated film adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ worldwide smash hit novel "The Hunger Games".

Bentley will play Seneca Crane, the “Head Gamemaker” of the 74th Hunger Games in which heroine Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and childhood acquaintance Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) are forced to compete against one another.

Also joining the cast recently are Sam Ly, ...