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Patrick Stewart has a secret past in Tribeca movie 'Match' -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

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In Match, which premieres at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 18, Patrick Stewart plays a renowned former dancer and Juilliard teacher, who welcomes the opportunity to tell old stories when a graduate student (Carla Gugino) and her husband (Matthew Lillard) arrange an interview for her dissertation on contemporary-dance history. But their conversation soon shifts and becomes more tense, as it becomes clear that the couple has ulterior motives for tracking him down.

Stephen Belber adapted his 2004 Broadway play — which starred Frank Langella in the lead role — and directed the film, which sticks to the strong three-character dynamic that was the basis of the play. “It’s been opened up a little for film,” says Stewart, who didn’t see the stage version. “The development within the film is all linked to what people say rather than to what they do. There are three people, talking to each other. One of the principle things in the screenplay that powerfully drew me to this project was that a situation arises where a man is forced to analyze and reconsider incidents in his past that have changed the lives of many people, and this is what gives Match ultimately its power and its drama.”

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Tribeca 2014: Katie Holmes, Robin Williams, and Patrick Stewart headline world premieres

The 13th Tribeca Film Festival has announced its complete lineup for next month’s New York celebration, which runs April 16-27. Culled from more than 6,000 submissions, Tribeca 2014 includes 55 world premieres, 37 first-time filmmakers, and 22 female directors. Half the slate had been announced on Tuesday, with Spotlight, Midnight, and Storyscapes films unveiled today, as well as special screenings. “Spotlight and special screenings are an especially dynamic aspect of this year’s program, both in range of styles and stories,” said Genna Terranova, Tribeca’s director of programming. “Many films feature real-life personalities who’ve accomplished extraordinary feats, while in other films we see personal relationships at pivotal moments of transition. We look forward to sharing these engaging stories with audiences.”

Highlights in the Spotlight section include Jon Favreau’s Chef, which co-stars Robert Downey Jr., Dustin Hoffman, and Scarlett Johansson; Courteney Cox’s directorial debut, the comedy Just Before I Go; and Katie Holmes playing a schoolteacher who’s not as dainty as she appears in Miss Meadows.

The Midnight section will open with the feature film Preservation, the frightening story of a hunting trip gone awry. But let’s all agree that this category starts and ends with Zombeavers. “Whether they made us laugh, squirm, or plain scared the heck out of us, each of the seven films in this year’s Midnight section never failed to genuinely surprise us with wildly original and unexpected reimaginings of classic genre stories,” said Cara Cusumano, a Tribeca programmer. “From ghost stories to creature features, and even an underdog sports comedy, we’re proud to present an eclectic and adventurous slate of films that we believe represent the year’s most interesting new voices in genre filmmaking.”

Time Is Illmatic, a documentary about the making of Nas’ 1994 album Illmatic, will kick off the Tribeca Film Festival this year on April 16. A performance by Nas himself will follow the world premiere.

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'X-Men' first look: 'Days of Future Past' posters split the difference

Duality and split personas have been part of superhero cinema for years but usually it’s one actor playing two parts (Superman and Clark Kent, Batman and Bruce Wayne, etc.) not two actors sharing one name in the credits.

That comes across in these intriguing new promotional posters for the 2014 film X-Men: Days of Future Past and it came across this weekend in San Diego at Comic-Con International panel featuring four actors who inhabit two mutants; Patrick Stewart and James McAvoy as a melded Professor X and Ian McKellen and Michael Fassbender as a polarized versions of Magneto.

NEXT: Xavier x 2
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Two generations of X-Men visit the EW.com Comic-Con studio

James McAvoy, Patrick Stewart, Michael Fassbender, Ian McKellen, and X-Men: Days of Future Past director Bryan Singer visited the Entertainment Weekly digital studio at Comic-Con today to talk about the two generations of X-Men in the Marvel movie universe. Watch the video below.

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Patrick Stewart on 'X-Men' set: Is Professor X standing up?

X-Men: Days of Future Past officially began filming today, uniting the various strands of the decade-old X franchise into one glorious sequel/prequel/interquel/quelquel/maybe-reboot package. To celebrate, franchise steersman Bryan Singer tweeted an image of Sir Patrick Stewart on the set. Check it out: READ FULL STORY

Casting Net: Al Pacino and Brian De Palma to tell Penn State coach Joe Paterno's story. Plus: Patrick Stewart, Carla Gugino, Dylan McDermott

Al Pacino is reteaming with his Scarface director Brian De Palma for a biopic of the legendary rise and ignoble fall of Penn State University football coach Joe Paterno. The script will be based on the book Paterno by Joe Posnanski, but with the working title of Happy Valley. Dave McKenna (American History XBlow) is in talks to pen the screenplay. [Deadline]

• Patrick StewartCarla Gugino, and Matthew Lillard have all signed up to star in Match, an adaptation of the 2004 Tony-nominated play about a veteran dance instructor (Stewart) whose past comes back to haunt him when a couple (Gugino and Lillard) arrive at his home under the false pretense of an interview for the wife’s thesis. Stephen Belber, who wrote the play, is directing from his own adaptation. [Deadline]

Dylan McDermott is set to star in Freezer, an indie thriller about a regular joe who wakes up and discovers he’s locked in an industrial freezer by some Russians who insist he’s stolen $8 million from them (which he hasn’t). Mikael Salomon (Hard Rain) will direct from a script by Tom Doganoglu and Shane Weisfeld. [THR]

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Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart returning for 'X-Men: Days of Future Past'

It’s a casting X-gravaganza! Director Bryan Singer tweeted today that Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart will be reprising their respective roles as Magneto and Prof. X in X-Men: Days of Future Past, and they’ll be joined by X-Men: First Class stars Michael Fassbender as Magneto, and James McAvoy as Prof. X.

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