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First You Get The Money, Then You Get David Ayer & Then You Get A 'Scarface' Remake

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 29, 2011 7:17 PM
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First announced a couple of months ago, many hoped Universal's attempt to reboot their "Scarface" franchise would fall to the wayside, but it seems they are quite serious about not only making it happen, but getting it ready sooner than we thought. Following in the footsteps of Oliver Stone, Ben Hecht and Howard Hawks is...David Ayer. Deadline reports he's been tasked with writing the screenplay for the upcoming film.

Michael Chiklis, Forest Whitaker, Common & Ray Liotta To Star In ‘Pawn’

  • By Ryan Sartor
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  • November 29, 2011 6:30 PM
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This project’s got direct-to-BluRay written all over it. The components include a boring cast: Michael Chiklis and Forest Whitaker (reteaming after both serving time on "The Shield"), Ray Liotta and Common, a first-time director (David A. Armstrong), and a title so generic, you’ll be convinced there’s another film in theatres/in a Walmart bargain bin right now with the exact same name (“Pawn”).

Watch: Shaun, Lol, Woody, Smell, Gadget, Milky & Combo Return For The Holidays In Teaser For 'This Is England '88'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 29, 2011 6:00 PM
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Oh man, do we have some catching up to do. We're massive fans of Shane Meadows' "This Is England" (and if you haven't seen it, do yourself a favor and snag it now) but for whatever reason, the follow-up TV series, the four-episode strong "This Is England '86," chronicling the further adventures of Shaun (still played by Thomas Turgoose) and the gang completely passed us by. And now, just like that, another update in the story of these characters is on the way.

Watch: Boy Meets Girl But Lives With His Dad Christopher Walken In Trailer For Todd Solondz's 'Dark Horse'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 29, 2011 5:26 PM
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Watch: Michael Fassbender Pleasures You With His Eyes In Red-Band Trailer For 'Shame'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 29, 2011 4:58 PM
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As we noted in our review for "Shame" earlier today, while Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan deserve every bit of praise for their performances in the film, a special hat tip needs to be given to Lucy Walters. And well, we're glad to see she's given her due in this new red band clip for the movie.
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Simon West To Direct Racing Romance 'Dust And Glory'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 29, 2011 4:38 PM
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Exclusive: Steven Soderbergh's Next Film Will Be Scott Z. Burns' Psychological Thriller 'The Bitter Pill'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 29, 2011 4:04 PM
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Whether he's retiring, or taking a hiatus, or whatever, Steven Soderbergh's made it clear in recent months that after his HBO Liberace biopic "Behind the Candelabra," with Michael Douglas and Matt Damon, we're not going to see a film from him for a while. But he's also seemingly keen to fit in as many films as he can into that timeframe, having added male stripper drama "Magic Mike" to his schedule earlier in the year.

Daniel Radcliffe To Play Allen Ginsberg (Naturally) In 'Kill Your Darlings'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 29, 2011 3:40 PM
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If there has been one consistent thing about portrayals of Beat poet Allen Ginsberg on the big screen, it's that the actors lined up to play him have always been unpredictable. John Turturro, Hank Azaria, David Cross and James Franco have all tackled the part over the years, and now another unlikely candidate has reportedly arrived.

Brit Marling Says She's Learned The Power Of Simplicity From Working With Robert Redford On 'The Company You Keep'

  • By Todd Gilchrist
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  • November 29, 2011 3:20 PM
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If you hadn’t heard of Brit Marling prior to 2011, you’re like most people – she was still a struggling unknown, trying to build a career as an artist using a degree in economics, and not much else. But within the past eleven months, the actress, screenwriter and director has made inroads to Hollywood in ways rivaled only by Jessica Chastain and Michael Fassbender: two films she co-wrote, “Another Earth” and “Sound of My Voice,” premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and were quickly snapped up by Fox Searchlight for distribution, while as an actress Marling found work sharing the screen with Richard Gere, Stanley Tucci, Susan Sarandon, and Shia LaBeouf, for directors of no less stature than Robert Redford. And speaking to The Playlist about the DVD release for “Another Earth,” it seems like she’s learned no shortage of lessons she’ll take with her going forward.

Gary Oldman Confirms 'Smiley's People' As Source For 'Tinker' Sequel; Says He's Retiring Jim Gordon After 'The Dark Knight Rises'

  • By Jen Vineyard
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  • November 29, 2011 2:55 PM
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