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EASTWOOD A MASTER

Clint Eastwood is set to receive the Santa Barbara International Film Festival's highest honor, the Modern Master Award, which will be presented Jan. 29 at the Arlington Theatre in Santa Barbara. "Gran Torino," Eastwood's next film, opens a platform release Dec. 12 in Los Angeles, New York and Toronto via Warner Bros.

Kunis meets 'Eli'

Mila Kunis has joined the cast of "The Book of Eli," the Denzel Washington action thriller from Warner Bros. and Alcon Entertainment that Albert and Allen Hughes is directing. The CAA-repped actress will play Solara, at first enlisted to betray a lone hero, Eli (Washington), before joining him on a quest. Principal photography begins in February in New Mexico.

IMAGE SALE

Home video and music outfit Image Entertainment is being sold to media investment group subsidiary Nyx Acquisitions in a $100 million deal and will operate as a privately held entity. The deal includes the assumption of Image's outstanding debt of $31.7 million as of the last reported quarter. Image stockholders will each receive $2.75 per share in cash.
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