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Chinese Auteur to Tackle Trump Era in Political Thriller 'American Wall'

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The first high-profile political thriller to broach the Trump era could be coming from an unexpected direction — China.

Award-winning Chinese auteur Wang Quan'an has signed to write and direct American Wall, a U.S.-set feature that will delve headlong into the current politically charged moment. Dubbed "a tale of greed, vengeance, sex and ambition," the film is set around President Donald Trump's infamous U.S.-Mexico border wall. It will be Wang's first English-language film. 

Upstart New York-based indie film company Lupi Pictures is producing the project, which is expected to begin filming later this year in New York and Berlin.

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- Patrick Brzeski

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Damien Chazelle Joins Twitter to Slam "Loathsome" President Trump, Call for Impeachment

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Twitter gained a new user Wednesday in the form of Oscar-winning filmmaker Damien Chazelle, who made it immediately clear why he opened a new account: to challenge President Donald Trump, eventually calling for his impeachment. 

The 32-year-old fired off a series of 10 tweets straight out of the gate, showing that while he may be new to the game, he knows how to string together a statement using 140 characters or less. "Decided to join Twitter because I feel a responsibility to add my voice to the chorus," Chazelle tweeted from his new @DSChazelle. "The Trump administration is »

- Chris Gardner

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