Anna Kendrick, who has made a specialty of playing straight-ahead types (in 'Up In the Air,' the 'Twilight' films and 'Scott Pilgrim vs the World'), is in talks to tackle a more rebellious role in 'Pitch Perfect,' a romantic comedy being prepped by Gold Circle for Universal. In the film, being directed by Jason Moore ('Avenue Q') and based on the nonfiction book by GQ magazine scribe Mickey Rapkin, Kendrick would play an unhappy, goth-like student who finds herself when she joins the school's female a cappella group. 'Bridesmaids's' Rebel Wilson has also been cast in the film, which will begin shooting in New Orleans in the fall. [The Hollywood Reporter]

With all eyes on the Toronto International Film Festival and the Venice Film Festival, it's easy to overlook Telluride, that "little" film festival held each fall in Telluride, Co. The festival is devoted to showing North American premieres only and has a reputation for "discovering" great films ('Stranger than Paradise,' 'Blue Velvet,' 'The Crying Game') and new directors (Michael Moore, Robert Rodriguez). The festival, which began in 1974, doesn't announce its lineup until the day before screenings begin, which means attendees have to be a dedicated lot to trek to the high country blindfolded. On Thursday, the fest, which runs Sept. 2-5, announced its main schedule. Among the highlights: David Cronenberg's 'A Dangerous Method,' the Cannes hit 'The Artist,' Alexander Payne's 'The Descendants,' Agnieszka Holland's 'In Darkness' and Werner Herzog's 'Into the Abyss: A Tale of Death, A Tale of Life.' Check out the list after the jump.
• Albert Nobbs (D. Rodrigo Garcia, U.S., 2011)
• The Artist (D. Michel Hazanavicius, France, 2011)
• Becoming Bert Stern (D. Shannah Laumeister, U.S., 2011)
• Bitter Seeds (D. Micha X. Peled, U.S., 2011)
• Bonsái (D. Cristián Jiménez, Chile, 2011)
• A Dangerous Method (D. David Cronenberg, U.K.-Switzerland-U.S.-Canada, 2011)
• The Descendants (D. Alexander Payne, U.S., 2011)
• Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel (D. Lisa Immordino-Vreeland, U.S., 2011)
• Footnote (D. Joseph Cedar, Israel, 2011)
• The Forgiveness of Blood (D. Joshua Marston, U.S.-Albania-Denmark-Italy, 2011)
• Goodbye First Love (D. Mia Hansen-Løve, France, 2011)
• Le Havre (D. Aki Kaurismäki, Finland, 2011)
• George Harrison: Living in the Material World (D. Martin Scorsese, U.S., 2011)
• Hollywood Don't Surf (D. Greg Macgillivray, Sam George, U.S., 2011)
• In Darkness (D. Agnieszka Holland, Poland, 2011)
• Into the Abyss: A Tale of Death, A Tale of Life (D. Werner Herzog, U.S., 2011)
• The Island President (D. Jon Shenk, U.S., 2011)
• The Kid With a Bike (D. Luc And Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Belgium, 2011)
• Passerby (D. Eryk Rocha, Brazil, 2011)
• Perdida (D. Viviana García Besné, Mexico, 2011)
• Pina (D. Wim Wenders, Germany, 2011)
• A Separation (D. Asghar Farhadi, Iran, 2011)
• Shame (D. Steve Mcqueen, U.K., 2011)
• The Story of Film: An Odyssey (D. Mark Cousins, U.K., 2011)
• Target (D. Alexander Zeldovich, Russia, 2011)
• The Turin Horse (D. Béla Tarr, Hungary, 2011)
• The Way Home (D. Dr. Biju, India, 2010)
• We Need to Talk About Kevin (D. Lynne Ramsey, U.K., 2011)

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