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Steven Spielberg to develop new film from 'Lincoln' screenwriter

17 April 2014 6:22 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

For me, there are two immediately interesting takeaways from the news that Steve Spielberg will be developing the religious drama "The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara." The first is that it would mark his third collaboration with Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and screenwriter Tony Kushner after "Munich" and "Lincoln." The other is that the project would be a co-production between DreamWorks and The Weinstein Company. DreamWorks, quietly celebrating a 20th anniversary this year after being concocted by entertainment magnates Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg and David Geffen, saw some interesting Oscar battlefield time opposite Harvey Weinstein back in the Miramax days. Round one went to Weinstein, as "Shakespeare in Love" shocked "Saving Private Ryan" to win the Academy Award for Best Picture of 1998. But Spielberg and company won rounds two and three with "American Beauty" topping "The Cider House Rules" in 1999 and "Gladiator" blowing past "Chocolat" in 2000. (DreamWorks also co-produced the 2001 Best Picture winner, »

- Kristopher Tapley

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'Bones' Season 9: Oscar nominee Shohreh Aghdashloo cast

28 February 2014 7:00 PM, PST | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

"Bones" Season 9 has cast Oscar nominee Shohreh Aghdashloo to guest-star as Arastoo's mother, Deena Vaziri.

Aghdashloo will appear in an upcoming episode when Cam (Tamara Taylor) and boyfriend Arastoo Vaziri (Pej Vahdat) have dinner with Deena during the woman's visit to town, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Things get awkward quickly, of course, when Deena begins to question the couple. Will the Vaziri parents approve of their son's older girlfriend (especially since she doesn't share the same religion)?

Best known for her Academy Award-nominated role in "The House of Sand and Fog," Aghdashloo has also appeared on "Grimm," "NCIS" and "The Mob Doctor."



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Salma Hayek, Shohreh Aghdashloo to star in The Septembers of Shiraz

9 February 2014 7:27 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Salma Hayek has been cast in The Septembers of Shiraz.

The Savages actress will be joined by Shohreh Aghdashloo, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The Septembers of Shiraz focuses on a Jewish family in Iran around the time of the Islamic Revolution. The thriller is an adaptation of Dalia Sofer's 2008 novel of the same name and is based on actual events.

Olympus Has Fallen star Gerard Butler is one of the producers, while Wayne Blair is attached as the director.

Production for the project will begin in April.

Hayek last appeared in Grown Ups 2, while Aghdashloo is known for her roles in House of Sand and Fog and TV series Fox. »

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