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David Cronenberg writes first novel, ‘Consumed’

In this Oct. 2, 2014 photo, filmmaker David Cronenberg poses for a portrait in promotion of his debut novel "Consumed" in New York. (Photo by Dan Hallman/Invision/AP)

NEW YORK (AP) — To finish his first novel, David Cronenberg had to work around a few other projects.

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Veteran stuntmen become directors with ‘John Wick’

In this Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014 photo, Chad Stahelski, left, and David Leitch, co-directors of "John Wick," pose for a portrait during a training session at 87Eleven Action Design in Inglewood, Calif. After two decades performing, choreographing, coordinating and directing movie stunts together, Stahelski and Leitch have become experts at big-screen thrills. They started out as stunt doubles for Keanu Reeves and Brad Pitt, and grew to oversee the action on such films as “The Wolverine,” “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” and “The Hunger Games” franchise.  Their new movie, "John Wick" opens in theaters Oct. 24. (Photo by Casey Curry/Invision/AP)

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Chad Stahelski and David Leitch speak in shorthand when it comes to shooting sprees. Also mixed martial arts throw-downs, crazy car crashes and escaping explosions.

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Police: Body found near river could be actress

SEATTLE (AP) — Police in the Seattle suburb of Auburn said Thursday that they believe they have found the body of missing actress Misty Upham, known for her roles in “August: Osage County,” ”Frozen River” and “Django Unchained.”

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‘Modern Family’ actress Elizabeth Pena dies at 55

In this Dec. 3, 2008 file photo, Elizabeth Pena poses as she arrives for the Los Angeles premiere of "Nothing Like the Holidays," in Los Angeles. The "La Bamba" and "Lone Star" actress Pena, 55, has died. Pena's manager, Gina Rugolo, said the actress died Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, in Los Angeles of natural causes after a brief illness. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, file)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Elizabeth Pena, the versatile actress who shifted between dramatic roles in such films as “Lone Star” and comedic parts in TV shows like “Modern Family,” has died. She was 55.

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New film tells Holocaust story of Polanski ally

In this photo taken on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, Gene Gutowski, who produced four of Roman Polanski’s films, poses at his home in Warsaw, Poland. On Thursday, a new documentary about Gutowski’s improbable wartime survival premieres at the Warsaw Film Festival, directed and produced by his son, Adam Bardach. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — They were both Holocaust survivors from Poland who suffered through unspeakable tragedies. But when director Roman Polanski and producer Gene Gutowski teamed up in the 1960s they never spoke of the war, preferring to focus on life by making movies and partying hard.

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