<p>Leonardo DiCaprio at the 86th annual Academy Awards in March</p>

Leonardo DiCaprio at the 86th annual Academy Awards in March

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Leonardo DiCaprio picks his next project and it sounds awesome

The star has a fascinating list of projects on his plate at the moment

While everyone was busy talking about Leonardo DiCaprio's white guy rhythm at Coachella (and honestly, I wish I could pull off that punch move), it looks like his "Wolf of Wall Street" follow-up was clicking into place. And boy is it a good one.

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<p>A detail from the poster for this year&#39;s Cannes Film Festival.</p>

A detail from the poster for this year's Cannes Film Festival.

Credit: Cannes Film Festival

Cannes Film Festival adds a dash of Italian glamour to its 2014 poster

The late Marcello Mastroianni is this year's mascot for the French fest

Back in 2010, the Cannes Film Festival picked Juliette Binoche to grace its official festival poster -- only for the choice to stir some cynical grumblings when the French star went on to win Best Actress from Tim Burton's jury. The strength of her performance in "Certified Copy" was enough for most to file the occurrence as a happy coincidence rather than anything more calculated -- still, the festival has played it safe ever since, opting for vintage movie-star images that couldn't conceivably cause any disagreement.

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<p>Jenny Slate in &quot;Obvious Child.&quot;</p>

Jenny Slate in "Obvious Child."

Credit: A24 Films

Jenny Slate is the 'Obvious Child' in first trailer for a delightful summer comedy

The ex-'SNL' star's first headlining feature was a Sundance highlight

One of the most pleasant surprises of this year's Sundance Film Festival, for me, was Gillian Robespierre's warmly authentic debut feature "Obvious Child" -- a film that gives former "Saturday Night Live" cast member Jenny Slate her first film lead, and lets her run with it to utterly disarming effect. As a romantic comedy that touches on more complicated human issues than the average example of the genre, it was a perfect acquisition for A24 Films, the young distribution company that is building a neat line in coolly offbeat indies, many of them female-driven.

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<p>Ryan Gosling, Kristen Stewart and Channing Tatum all at one Cannes? Dare to dream.</p>

Ryan Gosling, Kristen Stewart and Channing Tatum all at one Cannes? Dare to dream.

13 films we most hope to see at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival

From 'Miss Julie' to 'Inherent Vice,' the films we want to see in Thursday's lineup

In the same way that the day of the Oscar nominations is a bit like Christmas morning for a certain sect of film lovers, so it is with the announcement of the Cannes Film Festival lineup -- which takes place on Thursday in Paris. Across the internet, you can find any number of comprehensive prediction pieces, as internationally inclined cinephiles attempt to guess (and second-guess) what Thierry Fremaux and his his team will select for this year's fest -- and, almost as crucially, in what section they'll elect to place it.

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Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt
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Brad Pitt and 'Animal Kingdom' director David Michod join forces on 'The Operators'

Pitt will produce and star in the military biopic

I'm still getting used to the fact that Brad Pitt is now an Oscar-winning producer -- one wonders whether, like Michael Douglas before him, the acting award will come later, Either way, the man's no slouch in the off-screen department: aside from "12 Years a Slave," the man's production credits range from "The Departed" to "Kick-Ass" to "The Tree of Life" to the (likely Cannes-bound) HBO feature "The Normal Heart." And now "The Operators," to which Pitt is also attached to star as US military general Stanley McChrystal.

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<p>David Cronenberg (left) and Robert Pattinson</p>

David Cronenberg (left) and Robert Pattinson

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Robert Pattinson and Julianne Moore get it on in sexy-weird 'Maps to the Stars' trailer

Mia Wasikowska and John Cusack also star in latest from David Cronenberg

Robert Pattinson has re-teamed with his "Cosmopolis" director David Cronenberg, and you can get your first look at the result now.

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<p>A scene from &quot;The Homesman&quot;</p>

A scene from "The Homesman"

Credit: EuropaCorp

Tommy Lee Jones and Hilary Swank ride the high country in first trailer for 'The Homesman'

Will we see the film announced as part of the Cannes line-up this week?

I love that Tommy Lee Jones is carrying a torch for the western genre. He gave us "The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada" nearly a decade ago and 10 years prior, his directorial debut was the TV movie "The Good Old Boys." Now he's saddling back up (so to speak) with "The Homesman," and like "Three Burials," we can probably expect it to debut at Cannes next month.

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<p>Ben Affleck in &quot;Gone Girl&quot;</p>

Ben Affleck in "Gone Girl"

Credit: 20th Century Fox

Poster for David Fincher's 'Gone Girl' with Ben Affleck promises headline news

The potential awards season player hits theaters Oct. 3

If you haven't seen the trailer for "Gone Girl" yet, check it out over at Motion/Captured. I'm anticipating the film, particularly because it's interesting to me that Ben Affleck is sticking with the acting for a while, working with masters like Fincher and Malick rather than diving full force into directing only. It'll only help him moving forward behind the camera, and I think he's taking note of how buddy Matt Damon has been doing the same before saddling up to his first directorial effort.

There's also word today that Fincher is off of the Aaron Sorkin/Steve Jobs project at Sony, which, if true, is a bit of a relief. He's an amazing director and nearly always nails the material, but I'm growing a touch weary of the prestige baiting and long for the old Fincher middle finger days of "Fight Club" and "Se7en," when the style and the substance were both going all the way to 11. Here's hoping whatever his next project is, it's something in line with the earlier days, because I'm sure there's still a lot of punk rock in him (not that I'm saying he's sold out as of late at all, because he hasn't — this is just what I'd like to see).

Anyway, we have our first glimpse of the poster this afternoon. I dig it. Check that out below. The film hits theaters Oct. 3.

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<p>Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald</p>

Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald

Credit: DreamWorks Studios

Former DreamWorks chiefs to produce drug-smuggling drama 'See No Evil'

'Salt' writer Kurt Wimmer will adapt the screenplay from a Wired article

The husband-and-wife producer team of Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald have a pretty interesting résumé, as these things go: their credits range from blockbusters like "Men in Black" to specialty passion projects like Guillermo Arriaga's "The Burning Plain."

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Best and worst of the 2014 MTV Movie Awards: Zac Efron, Mark Wahlberg, Paul Walker
Credit: AP Photo (Jared Leto and Mark Wahlberg); MTV (Rita Ora and Zac Efron)

Best and worst of the 2014 MTV Movie Awards: Zac Efron, Mark Wahlberg, Paul Walker

From emcee Conan O'Brien to no-show Jennifer Lawrence

The 2014 MTV Movie Awards are in the history books and it was "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" that walked away the evening's big champ. The show was hosted by Conan O'Brien and featured an array of other goodies, from exclusive upcoming movie clips to star performances from the likes of Rihanna and Eminem. What was the good, the bad and the ugly of the ceremony? Click through the gallery story below to see what Team HitFix had to say about that.

After checking out our gallery, vote for your favorite moment in the poll further down.

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