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Jared Leto cast as Andy Warhol in the cleverly-titled biopic Warhol

After unsuccessfully playing a real person in CHAPTER 27 (where he famously got gout trying to go "method" by gaining weight to play Mark David Chapman), Jared Leto is going to give the biopic game another go. And it seems Leto's going to be playing a role that's a little closer-to-home, namely another pretentious weirdo, Andy Warhol. Also...
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09.20.2016
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Gary Oldman to play Winston Churchill in new Joe Wright film Darkest Hour

Wow! Gary Oldman will be playing none other than Winston Churchill in the new film DARKEST HOUR from director Joe Wright (PAN). This won't be the first time Gary Oldman has been cast cast as an historical figure (having played Lee Harvey Oslward in JFK, Beethoven in IMMORTAL BELOVED, and Sid Vicious in SID AND NANCY), and he's always knocked it out of...
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09.06.2016
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It's Cage vs. Shark in new trailer for USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage

You know, of all the Nicolas Cage disasters that have been coming out the last few years (looking at you STOLEN and PAY THE GHOST), this seems like it would be one of his least disastrous. The plot of his new movie USS INDIANAPOLIS: MEN OF COURAGE is actually a good one. It tells the story of the USS Indianapolis that was shot down in open waters by the...
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09.02.2016
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The Best Movie You Never Saw: The Mission starring Robert De Niro

Welcome to The Best Movie You NEVER Saw, a column dedicated to examining films that have flown under the radar or gained traction throughout the years, earning them a place as a cult classic or underrated gem that was either before it’s time and/or has aged like a fine wine. This week we’ll be looking at THE MISSION. Some spoilers may be found. THE...
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04.22.2016
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Keira Knightley may play Catherine the Great for director Barbra Streisand

Keira Knightley has appeared in more than her share of costume dramas, but as she's almost always great in them, why not add another to the slate? The Wrap reports that Keira Knightley is currently in early talks to star in Barbra Streisand 's upcoming Catherine the Great biopic. Streisand hasn't directed a film since 1996's THE MIRROR HAS TWO FACES, but is...
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02.17.2016
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Angelina Jolie to direct First They Killed My Father for release via Netflix

Angelina Jolie has already found her next directorial effort. With her romantic drama BY THE SEA set to hit theaters in the fall, everything appeared to be leading towards her next film being the ivory-poaching drama AFRICA , but there had been issues with the financing on that film. Instead, Jolie will helm FIRST THEY KILLED MY FATHER which will be financed and released via Netflix...
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07.24.2015
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Mel Gibson joins $65 million Chinese WWII film The Bombing as Art Director

Despite a few supporting roles in films like MACHETE KILLS and THE EXPENDABLES 3 as well as the upcoming BLOOD FATHER, Mel Gibson has struggled to find anyone in Hollywood who will grant him a second chance. The Academy Award-winning filmmaker has not directed a movie since 2006's APOCALYPTO and it doesn't seem like he is going to get a chance in the United States any time...
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07.13.2015
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Ben Affleck to begin production on Live By Night this November

With the recent news that Ben Affleck would co-write and direct a solo Batman movie tentatively set for a 2018 release, Warner Bros has finally given a formal greenlight to his long gestating project LIVE BY NIGHT. Previously set for a release date of next year, Variety reports that the project is now a go for production to begin this November. Affleck's film is already...
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07.10.2015
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The Good, The Bad and The Badass: Kirk Douglas

Last week , we took a look at Michael Douglas , who's been making incredible movies for four decades now. But, if you think that's impressive, consider his father, who's quickly closing in on his 100th birthday, and whose career we're celebrating this week... Kirk Douglas Kirk Douglas is without a doubt one of the great stars of the twentieth...
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04.27.2015
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Francis Lawrence to direct Homer's The Odyssey from Hunger Games writer

With THE HUNGER GAMES - MOCKINGJAY PART 2 set to premiere later this year, director Francis Lawrence is off to helm his next project. Since he directed three of the four HUNGER GAMES movies, Lawrence has fostered bonds with the producers and writers on the franchise which may be why they are reteaming to bring a new take on Homer's The Odyssey to the big screen. The Odyssey is one of...
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04.08.2015
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Hugh Jackman to produce and star in the Biblical film Apostle Paul

The return of the Biblical epic continues as Hugh Jackman gets into the mix of playing one of the most famous New Testament characters. Jackman is set to star in the title role in APOSTLE PAUL which he will also produce alongside Ben Affleck and Matt Damon . The film currently has no director but a script is being drafted by Matt Cook (TRIPLE NINE). The story of Paul is one...
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03.31.2015
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Jonathan Liebesman may direct the King Arthur re-envisioning Man At Arms

Looks like Jonathan Liebesman has found his follow-up to TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES in the form of a reimagining of the King Arthur legend. But, before you say Guy Ritchie is already embarking on his projected six film KNIGHTS OF THE ROUNDTABLE franchise, MAN AT ARMS sounds like a much different version of the story than we have seen. Liebesman and producer Basil Iwanyk will work...
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03.20.2015
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