Much-discussed Oscar contenders "Beasts of the Southern Wild" and "Silver Linings Playbook" each received mixed signals from the nominating committees of the Gotham Independent Film Awards.
"True Blood" star Alexander Skarsgard is set to topline Warner Bros.' "Hidden," which twin brothers Matt and Ross Duffer will direct from their own spec script.
Variety's Indie Impact and 10 Directors to Watch 2012 brunch presented by Mercedes-Benz unspooled under vivid blue desert skies Sunday at the Parker Hotel in Palm Springs.
A year ago, Zal Batmanglij was just one more guy with a no-budget film at Sundance.
Variety has announced its 10 Directors to Watch list, representing up-and-coming helmers whose early work suggests promising careers ahead.
Before the Sundance Film Festival, Brit Marling had been butting up against the challenges facing any young actress.
Shiloh Fernandez has signed on to star in Fox Searchlight pic "The East."
Fox Searchlight is back in business with "Juno" star Ellen Page, who's in final talks to join Brit Marling and Alexander Skarsgard in Zal Batmanglij's thriller "The East."
Sundance standout Brit Marling is in talks to play the female lead in Robert Redford's political thriller "The Company You Keep."
Two documentary filmmakers infiltrate a mysterious cult in this taut, compelling low-budget feature.