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June 4, 2014

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Casting Thoughts? Bill Condon Set to Direct Live Action Beauty and the Beast

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Very exciting Variety exclusive, this: With the recent release of “Maleficent,” which grossed more than $170 million worldwide in its opening weekend, Disney is working fast on its next live-action fairy-tale adaptation. Bill Condon is set to direct a live-action version of “Beauty and the Beast” for Disney. Casting thoughts anyone? For Belle?

Meryl Streep, Jeff Bridges in The Giver trailer

Meryl Streep, Jeff Bridges in The Giver trailer

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The State of the Race: What Does “Too Dark” for “The Academy” Really Mean?

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This question shadows the Oscar race from the beginning of the year onward. It stood upright when No Country for Old Men was in the race and it loomed large when The Departed was in the race. “Too dark” translates this way: The Academy is made up of senior citizens, it is assumed, who spend their days in retirement, for the most part, locked up in a giant mansion in…