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Bret Easton Ellis Wants Miles Fisher Or Scott Disick To Be Patrick Bateman In The 'American Psycho' Remake

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 9, 2011 3:14 PM
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Well, it looks like we're gonna have to endure a microbudget remake of "American Psycho." While the logical train of thought is that the first movie wasn't exactly a box office and that the material is ripe for another attempt to grab more cash from the multiplex, with Lionsgate shuffling this one off to their cheapie divison and tasking the unknown and ironically named Noble Jones to direct the thing. Well, Bret Easton Ellis got wind of the remake last night, and he hit Twitter quickly to make his thoughts known, especially on who should take on the part of Patrick Bateman.

Marrakech Film Festival '11: Forest Whitaker Working With 'Goodfellas' Writer Nicholas Pileggi On His Louis Armstrong Biopic

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • December 9, 2011 2:59 PM
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After early supporting roles in "Fast Times at Ridgemont High," "The Color of Money," "Platoon," "Stakeout" and "Good Morning, Vietnam," Forest Whitaker finally landed a leading role, winning Best Actor at Cannes in the process, in 1988's "Bird" the biopic of jazz legend Charlie Parker directed by Clint Eastwood. Nearly 25-years-on, it looks like the actor-director is finally returning to another jazz icon, stepping behind the camera this time, although enlisting the help of his old collaborator on the film.

2011's Potential Oscar Nominees For Acting, Directing & Writing Get Together To Talk At THR's Awards Roundtable

  • By Ryan Sartor
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  • December 9, 2011 2:33 PM
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One of the necessities for any Oscar candidate is to do a lot of smiling, gladhanding interviews where they answer the same questions over and over again. An antidote to this madness is the annual Hollywood Reporter Roundtable Interviews. They’re awesome. You take six leading Oscar potentials in the categories of writers, directors, actresses and actors, put them in a room for an hour and see how they interact.

Watch: New Trailer For 'Battleship' From Hasbro The Company That Brought You 'Transformers'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 9, 2011 2:04 PM
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So this is what $200 million dollars spent on a board game movie looks like, and despite all the cash thrown around, this new trailer for "Battleship" plays like a mashup of every blockbuster movie ever made.
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Marrakech Film Festival '11: Terry Gilliam Says Ewan McGregor No Longer Involved In 'Don Quixote'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • December 9, 2011 1:58 PM
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While the documentary "Lost in La Mancha" drew many comparisons between Terry Gilliam and Cervantes' classical hero, who featured in the director's film "The Man Who Killed Don Quixote," the aborted making of which 'La Mancha' followed, it's perhaps not the most appropriate literary comparison. Instead, the project seems to be closer to Gilliam's white whale from "Moby Dick," an obsession that won't let go of the filmmaker, even if he wanted to.

'The Dark Knight Rises' Viral Gives Fans Chance To See 6 Minute Prologue For Free, Film Features 50 Mins. Of IMAX Footage

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • December 9, 2011 1:28 PM
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Tomas Alfredson Hasn't Seen 'Let Me In' Yet But Has No Hard Feelings; Says 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy' Sequel Needs To Have A Great Idea

  • By Jeff Otto
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  • December 9, 2011 12:58 PM
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2009’s vampire tale “Let the Right One In,” an adaptation of the novel by John Ajvide Lindqvist, was the polar opposite of the current vampire craze, a quiet, atmospheric and beautifully shot piece of cinema. Swedish director Tomas Alfredson’s chilling take bears no resemblance to the likes of “Twilight” or “True Blood,” comparing favorably instead with cinematic classics “Rosemary’s Baby” or “The Shining.”

The Amazing Race: Who Will Win Golden Globes Nominations, And Why Do We Care?

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • December 9, 2011 12:40 PM
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First Look At Josh Brolin & Sean Penn Squaring Off In 'Gangster Squad'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 9, 2011 12:13 PM
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With a ridiculously stacked cast including Josh Brolin, Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Anthony Mackie, Nick Nolte, Michael Pena, Giovanni Ribisi and many more, in many ways this will be a big test test for "Zombieland" and "30 Minutes Or Less" director Ruben Fleischer. Working with a top shelf ensemble on a period picture, this is a number of firsts for the director, but as he tells EW (who has the first official still from the movie) that was what made it exciting for him.

David Gordon Green Says 'Freaks of the Heartland' Might Be An Animated; 'Suspiria' Remake "Really Close" To Happening

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • December 9, 2011 11:57 AM
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Exclusive: With his new gonzo babysitter movie "The Sitter" opening up this weekend, we got to sit down and talk with its director, the multitalented David Gordon Green, best known for raunchy studio comedy "Pineapple Express" and most beloved for bittersweet indie romance "All the Real Girls." During the conversation, we had to get the lowdown on a plethora of projects he's been linked to. So, read on for updates on "Suspiria," the recently announced time travel romance "Q," and, in typical David Gordon Green speak, a whole bunch of other shit (including how his comic book horror movie "Freaks of the Heartland" might be headed for animation).

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