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Norton, De Niro reteam

May. 7, 2009by: Daniel Barna

After starring together in THE SCORE, Robert De Niro and Ed Norton apparently had so much fun hitting on extras together and talking about what a blow hard Brando is, that they've decided to join forces again, this time in the indie psychological thriller STONE, to be directed by THE PAINTED VEIL'S John Curran

The story centers on a corrections officer (De Niro) who is seduced by the wife of a convicted arsonist (Norton) up for parole. Angus MacLachlan (JUNEBUG) wrote the screenplay. STONE is the debut film of Mimran Schur Pictures, a company formed earlier this year by private investor David Mimran and former Geffen Records honcho Jordan Schur, two guys who got into the business for the love of film, and not for the pussy. Right, and I'm not overweight.
Extra Tidbit: If Norton ain't the modern day De Niro, who is?
Source: Variety

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6:05PM on 05/12/2009
Tom Hanks.
Tom Hanks.
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12:23AM on 05/08/2009

No Contest

Forget Norton. Think Zac Effron.
Forget Norton. Think Zac Effron.
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8:18PM on 05/07/2009
There's a rumor going around that apparently Rachel McAdams is playing the wife mentioned in the synopsis. The writer was reportedly intent on her involvement.
There's a rumor going around that apparently Rachel McAdams is playing the wife mentioned in the synopsis. The writer was reportedly intent on her involvement.
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3:04PM on 05/07/2009

Next DeNiro is...

...hands down Benicio Del Toro. Oldman is a close second.
...hands down Benicio Del Toro. Oldman is a close second.
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12:38PM on 05/07/2009
Bale and Oldman are the new DeNiro(s).

Bale and Oldman are the new DeNiro(s).

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12:31PM on 05/07/2009

Don't fuck this up Bobby

Sounds like a good film.

I'm generally of the opinion that actors aren't ever really the "new" anybody. There are a few who definitely seem to have De Niro's flare for picking quality projects, at least until they reach that age when name recognition is all that counts.

Anyway, it'll be good seeing Norton back behind bars. Hell, the last two times he was there he got nominated for Oscars. So who knows?
Sounds like a good film.

I'm generally of the opinion that actors aren't ever really the "new" anybody. There are a few who definitely seem to have De Niro's flare for picking quality projects, at least until they reach that age when name recognition is all that counts.

Anyway, it'll be good seeing Norton back behind bars. Hell, the last two times he was there he got nominated for Oscars. So who knows?
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11:49AM on 05/07/2009

Hope it works out

I love watching both of these guys, so it would be cool to see them together again. I might have to go with Ryan Gosling as the next NOT new DeNiro.
I love watching both of these guys, so it would be cool to see them together again. I might have to go with Ryan Gosling as the next NOT new DeNiro.
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11:42AM on 05/07/2009

Guys

I think it's clear that Leo Dicaprio is the modern day Deniro. Just ask Scorcese.
I think it's clear that Leo Dicaprio is the modern day Deniro. Just ask Scorcese.
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11:28AM on 05/07/2009

H-MAN...

Not sure where you got the info on WB, but it's not correct. RIGHTEOUS was another bastard in a basket from the obscure MILLENIUM company, a studio consisting of over seas investors enticing actors into shitty projects; i.e. the dvds currently filling up the rental racks at Blockbuster. And by the sound of things, this MIRIMAN studios too will be gathering dust on the shelves.
Not sure where you got the info on WB, but it's not correct. RIGHTEOUS was another bastard in a basket from the obscure MILLENIUM company, a studio consisting of over seas investors enticing actors into shitty projects; i.e. the dvds currently filling up the rental racks at Blockbuster. And by the sound of things, this MIRIMAN studios too will be gathering dust on the shelves.
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11:18AM on 05/07/2009
for shits and giggles the other day a friend and i would randomly think of an actor and search him on rottentomatoes.com. They have a rating graph....Norton was the highest we could find. someone should try to find a higher actor.
for shits and giggles the other day a friend and i would randomly think of an actor and search him on rottentomatoes.com. They have a rating graph....Norton was the highest we could find. someone should try to find a higher actor.
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11:13AM on 05/07/2009
Should be good.

Leo or Bale are the new De Niro's.
Should be good.

Leo or Bale are the new De Niro's.
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10:33AM on 05/07/2009
@ filmaddict

Thanks for the info; I never knew Edward Norton was once hailed as the new DeNiro! Isn't amazing how the fans/critics or whoever, always get it wrong whenever someone is compared to a legend? Lets see,we had The Rock & Vin Diesel as the next Arnie, Alec Baldwin the next Brando, Matthew McNaughey the next Paul Newman, Lindsey Lohan next Lucille Ball, Shia Lebeouf the next Harrison Ford (ok, I made up the last one)

Anyway, Edward Norton is a misunderstood guy who lets his ego
@ filmaddict

Thanks for the info; I never knew Edward Norton was once hailed as the new DeNiro! Isn't amazing how the fans/critics or whoever, always get it wrong whenever someone is compared to a legend? Lets see,we had The Rock & Vin Diesel as the next Arnie, Alec Baldwin the next Brando, Matthew McNaughey the next Paul Newman, Lindsey Lohan next Lucille Ball, Shia Lebeouf the next Harrison Ford (ok, I made up the last one)

Anyway, Edward Norton is a misunderstood guy who lets his ego get in the way but there's no denying he's talented. I liked his performance in Down In The Valley and thought he deserved at least a golden globe.

It'll be nice to see him with DeNiro again coz we all KNOW DeNiro needs a decent flick! Righteous Kill anyone? lol.

BTW doesn't this movie plot sound like a twisted version of Monsters Ball?
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10:05AM on 05/07/2009
yeah, what VincentCostigan said.
yeah, what VincentCostigan said.
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9:52AM on 05/07/2009

Actually, nodirectionhome...

DeNiro's last studio film was last year's "Righteous Kill", produced by a small, obscure production company called Warner Bros. and co-starring a little known up-and-comer named Al Pacino. ;)
DeNiro's last studio film was last year's "Righteous Kill", produced by a small, obscure production company called Warner Bros. and co-starring a little known up-and-comer named Al Pacino. ;)
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9:18AM on 05/07/2009
As much as I would like to see this work, the fact that it's being fronted by some unknown studio; it is just another wam-bam, thank you ma'm paycheck for DeNiro. His last major studio picture HIDE& SEEK was like 5 years ago; not that it was a good film--but ever since then he's been stuck in limbo with hack studios. It kind of run paralell to Pacino arch of descent. So why I doubt this will be great, I hope Scorsese finds some pitty for the guy and put him in as an extra.
As much as I would like to see this work, the fact that it's being fronted by some unknown studio; it is just another wam-bam, thank you ma'm paycheck for DeNiro. His last major studio picture HIDE& SEEK was like 5 years ago; not that it was a good film--but ever since then he's been stuck in limbo with hack studios. It kind of run paralell to Pacino arch of descent. So why I doubt this will be great, I hope Scorsese finds some pitty for the guy and put him in as an extra.
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4:17AM on 05/07/2009

Norton

Maybe some younger viewers don't remember this, but in the mid-to-late '90s, even early 2000s, Norton was being hyped as De Niro's successor. He was getting praise for all his performances, daring roles, and there was a LOT of hype built around The Score as containing "three generations" of method actors: Brando, De Niro, Norton.

Then he kind of imploded. After Fight Club, he did a lot of generic stuff. Even his "indie" films - like the one with Colin Farrell last year - were pretty
Maybe some younger viewers don't remember this, but in the mid-to-late '90s, even early 2000s, Norton was being hyped as De Niro's successor. He was getting praise for all his performances, daring roles, and there was a LOT of hype built around The Score as containing "three generations" of method actors: Brando, De Niro, Norton.

Then he kind of imploded. After Fight Club, he did a lot of generic stuff. Even his "indie" films - like the one with Colin Farrell last year - were pretty mediocre. And he became notoriously difficult to work with, alienating a lot of potential filmmakers -- he refused to cooperate on The Italian Job and then of course there was the ordeal with Marvel last year regarding The Hulk (which I thought was entertaining, but didn't really live up to expectations financially or critically).

I'm hoping he gets his career back on track. He's not necessarily ruining his career because he still does the occasional good flick like 25th Hour, but they seem increasingly distanced these days.

It'd be great if both he and De Niro reclaim themselves with this film.
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3:01AM on 05/07/2009

Leo is

People would argue Leo is, simply because people have called him Scorsese's new muse. Take a look at Leo's IMDb page; I think at least half a dozen of those in development credits are future projects with Scorsese.

As for Stone, not sure if I like the sounds of the premise. Still need to see Painted Veil. And from what I remember, The Score was good.
People would argue Leo is, simply because people have called him Scorsese's new muse. Take a look at Leo's IMDb page; I think at least half a dozen of those in development credits are future projects with Scorsese.

As for Stone, not sure if I like the sounds of the premise. Still need to see Painted Veil. And from what I remember, The Score was good.
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