Steven Soderbergh to Direct and Produce Cinemax Series THE KNICK Starring Clive Owen

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So much for retirement.  Much has been made over the past year or so about the fact that filmmaker Steven Soderbergh would be taking a self-imposed hiatus from directing after the release of his Liberace film Behind the Candelabra.  While Candelabra premieres on HBO this Sunday, it appears that Soderbergh is already coming out of “retirement” to direct a new TV series for Cinemax.  The filmmaker will helm 10 episodes of a period series called The Knick, which will star Clive Owen and takes place in New York in 1900.  Hit the jump for more.

DreamWorks Planning Movie About A Capella Group Straight No Chaser; Michael Sucsy Will Direct

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Following the surprise success of Universal’s Pitch Perfect last year, DreamWorks is getting in on the a capella craze.  The studio has picked up a pitch about the story behind the a capella group Straight No Chaser, which was formed by ten Indiana University students in 1996.  The group was fairly successful in the late 1990s but disbanded three years after forming, only to see a video of their 1998 performance of “12 Days of Christmas” go viral in 2006 when it was uploaded to YouTube.  Atlantic Records CEO Craig Kallman saw the video and quickly got the group back together, signing a five-record deal and bringing Straight No Chaser widespread mainstream success.  Hit the jump for more.

Anna Faris Is WEDDING BANNED and Gives Ryan Reynolds TMI

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It looks like Anna Faris is going to have a very busy 2010.  A couple of weeks ago we told you about her plans to visit Jellystone Park next year when she stars in the Yogi Bear movie.  Now we have news today of two more projects that will star the talented young comedienne.  She has just signed on to the romantic comedies Wedding Banned with Robin Williams and TMI with Ryan Reynolds.  Hit the jump for details on both projects.

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