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Bill Cosby May Still Testify at Sex Assault Trial as the Prosecution Rests: 'Sometimes the Star Player Plays,' Rep Says

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Bill Cosby May Still Testify at Sex Assault Trial as the Prosecution Rests: 'Sometimes the Star Player Plays,' Rep Says
The prosecution rested its case Friday afternoon in the sexual assault trial of Bill Cosby, after jurors heard testimony about his use of Quaaludes with women whom he was interested in sexually.

The defense will began presenting its case on Monday — and Cosby’s spokesman says his team has not ruled out having him testify in his own defense.

“Nothing is ever off the table in a trial of this magnitude,” Andrew Wyatt told reporters during the lunch break on Friday. “You have to look at all your options. In a ball game, things change and players are taken out
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Gfm Films launches animation label

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Gfm Films launches animation label
Exclusive: Two titles join previously announced co-pro with former Simpsons animation producer Bill Schultz and China Film Group.

UK sales outfit Gfm Films is to launch Gfm Animation, a dedicated sales and production label for animated films.

Existing Gfm animation development properties such as Hugo and Stonerunner will now fall under the banner of the sister company, which launches with a trio of projects in early stages.

Here Comes The Grump, a joint venture between UK VFX specialists Prime Focus World and Mexican studio Anima, will follow a boy who is transported to a far-away land where he must put a stop to the evil deeds of a mean spirited wizard called The Grump.

Dog’Y’Dog is the story of a teenage dog who longs to be a rock ‘n’roll guitarist but who finds his dreams put on hold when his famous ‘dogynaut’ father goes missing on his latest mission to the moon.

Helsinki based Leningrad Cowboys
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Busan: Festival Honors 1970’s Genre Master Lee Doo-yong

Busan: Festival Honors 1970’s Genre Master Lee Doo-yong
Korean Cinema Retrospective, the Busan Film Festival’s signature program that spotlights classic Korean filmmakers, gave belated recognition to genre film master Lee Doo-yong.

Best known for his Taekwondo action films and erotic satire comedy series “Mulberry,” Lee rose to fame in South Korea in mid-1970’s. Along with Im Kwon-taek, Lee was one of the very few Korean filmmakers in the 1980’s who were known internationally—he went to Venice with “The Hut” and to Cannes with “Spinning Tales of Cruelty Towards Woman.”

Though his name has largely been forgotten by the new generation filmmaking field in recent years, some of Korea’s prominent filmmakers including Park Chan-wook (“The Handmaiden”), Ryoo Seung-wan (“Veteran”) and Oh Seung-uk (“The Shameless”) have paid attention to Lee’s films and praised his acute editing skills and masculine action sequences.

Invited to speak on the stage at the Korean Cinema Retrospective Night party, the
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Natalie Portman Aiming For Code Name Sasha And The Last Witness

Natalie Portman is making up for the time spent having her first born son by diving headlong into a swimming pool/empty crater/large filing cabinet presumably filled with film scripts.

Just last week it was announced she was considering the titular role in the upcoming Jackie, which intends to chronicle Jackie Kennedy’s experience after her husband’s assassination. Today it has been revealed that she is mulling over two other films, Code Name Sasha and The Last Witness.

Code Name Sasha, touted as the lovechild of Training Day and La Femme Nikita (!), would see her cast as a young mother who has dallied with crime since a teen and now sees a way out through an FBI deal to expunge her past escapades. Oh yes, only if she goes undercover and brings down the world’s biggest gun-running organization.

This could definitely bring in the punters with the
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Fox Locates The Last Witness in Boston

Twentieth Century Fox have gotten their hands on a spec script called “The Last Witness” by Danish writer Stefan Jaworski, reports Variety. Described as a “ticking-clock thriller”, the film would center on the lone survivor of a bomb attack in Boston, thus making him the last living witness, I guess you could say. Producer John Davis and his Davis Entertainment brought the project over to Fox, where Peter Kang will oversee for the studio. Stefan Jaworski is quite a prolific writer in his native Denmark, with a string of TV shows to his credit, including the features “The Candidate” and “The Gold of Valhalla”. “The Last Witness” will be his first Hollywood movie according to IMDb.com.
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Fox in Final Negotiations for Thriller The Last Witness

Twentieth Century Fox is in final negotiations to acquire the speculative screenplay The Last Witness, from Danish screenwriter Stefan Jaworski as he is ready to make his English-language debut with this.

The script is about the sole survivor of a bombing in Boston, and since it’s classified as a ticking-clock thriller it is due to some sort of suspense thriller that contains a race against the clock with lots of violence, and an apparent antagonist. As no other story details were given, I’m speculating he’s charged with either finding the bomber or stop another attack in very short amount of time.

The thriller will be produced through Davis Entertainment, which first brought the project to the studio, with Fox’s own Peter Kang managing the project. Fox executive Kang also closed the deal last Friday and acquired screen rights to Matthew Quirk’s first novel” The Five Hundred.
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News Shorts: March 9th 2011

Posters for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Beginners, Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil, Detention, Bad Teacher, Source Code.

Photos of Brad Pitt on the set of Cogan's Trade, Ryan Reynolds shooting Safe House, and two actors plus a ripped out spine from Mortal Kombat: Rebirth,

There's also the first stills from Guy Maddin's Keyhole, and an important but poorly executed online PSA video about women's rights which features Daniel Craig plays James Bond in drag.

"Warner Bros is making some of its films available on Facebook, opening up a new revenue source for the Internet social network. The service will initially be available in the United States with "The Dark Knight" being the first film available..." (full details)

"20th Century Fox is in final negotiations to acquire Danish screenwriter Stefan Jaworski's spec thriller script "The Last Witness". The story follows the lone survivor of a bombing in Boston.
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Fox Ready To Pick Up Ticking Clock Thriller The Last Witness

Coming to theaters April 1 is Duncan Jones's Source Code, a sci-fi thriller in which Jake Gyllenhaal must race against a ticking clock to discover a bomber before he finds more victims. But the race-against-the-clock thriller is a pretty evergreen genre-- after all, 24 lasted 8 seasons on the concept-- so it's no surprise to learn that another one is already in development, this one over at 20th Century Fox. Hey, with the 24 movie still stalled out, they may as well move on with a different idea. According to Variety, the studio is in final negotiations to acquire the spec script The Last Witness, from Danish screenwriter Stefan Jaworski as he prepares to make his English-language writing debut. The film is about the lone survivor of a bombing in Boston, and since it's described as a ticking-clock thriller, I'm guessing he's charged with either finding the bomber or preventing another attack within
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20th Century Fox Takes The Last Witness

20th Century Fox Takes The Last Witness
20th Century Fox has bought the rights to The Last Witness, a screenplay written by Danish scribbler Stefan Jaworski.

The thriller will be produced through Davis Entertainment, with Fox's own Peter Kang overseeing the project. The story centers on the lone survivor of a bomb attack in Boston. No other story details were given.

The Last Witness has no set start date at this time.
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