• Nicole Kidman might return to Lars Von Trier's America, The Beautiful trilogy; she told The Daily Mail that she is in talks to "share" the role of Grace with Bryce Dallas Howard in Wasington.
  • The Cinematical Word of the Day is hoodwinked. As in, "[former head of Warner Home Video Warren] Lieberfarb contends he was hoodwinked into relinquishing a $25 million cash bonus in exchange for now-worthless stock options by ... his friend and colleague, former Time Warner chairman Gerald Levin."
  • Bob Berney's Picturehouse has picked up the rights to Factotum, the Matt Dillion-as-Charles Bukowski film that premiered at the Directors Fortnight at Cannes.
  • The lineup for the Los Angeles Film Festival is coming along nicely. It'll include a "two-day filmmaker retreat" with Sydney Pollack, and a series programmed by artist-in-residence, RZA of the Wu-Tang Clan.
  • Todd McCarthy says Tommy Lee Jones' Cannes multiwinner The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada  is "outstandingly realised on all levels."

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