DreamWorks planning Straight No Chaser movie

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By Amanda Ack, Film Critic DreamWorks is planning a film about a cappella group Straight No Chaser.  “The Vow” director Michael Sucsy is slated to helm the picture. For more information on the project, click here.

The National documentary to open Tribeca Film Festival

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By Amanda Ack, Film Critic “Mistaken for Strangers,” a documentary chronicling life on the road with the National, is set to open the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival on April 17th.  The film is directed by Tom Berninger, brother of the National’s frontman, Matt Berninger. For more information on the film, click here.

Emily Browning signs on for ‘Pompeii’

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By Amanda Ack, Film Critic Emily Browning has joined the cast of Paul W.S. Anderson’s upcoming “Pompeii.”  The film will begin shooting in April. For more information on the project, click here.

Amy Poehler to voice character in ‘Turkeys’

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By Amanda Ack, Film Critic Amy Poehler is set to voice the female lead in Relativity Media’s upcoming animated film ‘Turkeys.’  The film is slated for a November release. For more information on the film, click here.

Tom Hardy developing film about PTSD

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By Amanda Ack, Film Critic Tom Hardy is teaming up with Solar Pictures to develop “Samarkand.”  Hardy will portray a soldier suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. For more information on the project, click here.

Anne Hathaway to star in ‘Song One’

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By Amanda Ack, Film Critic Anne Hathaway has signed on to “Song One,” a film about an archeologist who falls in love with a musician.  Hathaway will play opposite British actor and singer Johnny Flynn. For more information on the project, click here.

Christian Bale to star in disaster film

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By Amanda Ack, Film Critic Christian Bale is set to star in “Everest,” a film about a disastrous expedition to scale Mount Everest.  Baltasar Kormakur is slated to direct. For more information on the project, click here.

Princess Diana’s gowns up for sale

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Princess Diana’s ball gowns will be auctioned off for the second time.

DiCaprio signs on to ‘The Road Home’ adaptation

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By Amanda Ack, Film Critic Leonardo DiCaprio is set to star in Warner Bros.’ upcoming adaptation of Michael Amour’s novel “The Road Home.”  “Crazy Heart” helmer Scott Cooper will direct the film. For more information on the project, click here.

Oklahoma state Senate passes workers’ comp reform bill

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Senate Bill 1062, which proposes a complete overhaul to the current workers’ compensation system, passed the Senate 34-12.

House votes to reauthorize Violence Against Women Act

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The House voted Feb. 28 to pass the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act.

James Marsden cast in ‘Anchorman 2′

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By Amanda Ack, Film Critic James Marsden has signed on to Adam McKay’s upcoming “Anchorman 2.”  Marsden will play a rival anchor and nemesis to Will Ferrell’s character, Ron Burgundy. For more information on the project, click here.

Program offers graduate students chance to research cancer

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The exercise and sport science department is offering a graduate-level program for students interested in cancer research.

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