Catching Fire

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1. It’s official: Francis Lawrence (Water for Elephants, I Am Legend, Constantine) will direct Catching Fire, the second installment of The Hunger Games franchise, with production on the film slated to begin in August. [via Deadline]

2. Should we be worried that Joseph Gordon-Levitt has cast his Angels in the Outfield costar Tony… Read More

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1. The official slate of films competing for the Palme d’Or at this year’s Cannes Film Festival has been unveiled, and it includes features from David Cronenberg, Lee Daniels, Walter Salles, Ken Loach, and Michael Haneke. [via ArtsBeat]

2. “[Season 2] is set on the East Coast at an institution for the criminally… Read More