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Warner Bros. Picks Up Assassin Tale 'Satori' As Vehicle For Leonardo DiCaprio

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 3, 2011 7:59 AM
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Leonardo DiCaprio has a problem most actors would kill to have -- a plethora of potential projects to choose from. To say that the actor is in demand is an understatement, but needless to say, over the past little while he's seen his name linked to a number of films including: a Martin Scorsese directed remake of "The Gambler"; Todd Field's Mexican revolution project "Creed Of Violence"; the financial world drama "The Wolf Of Wall Street"; the JFK assassination pic "Legacy Of Secrecy" and the true story serial killer tale "The Devil In The White City." And this is all stuff that happened in the past twelve months. Well, Leo can add one more to his plate of options as Deadline reports Warner Bros. has acquired Don Winslow's "Satori" with DiCaprio to produce and star.

David Cronenberg Confirms He's Written The Script For A Sequel To 'The Fly'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 3, 2011 7:26 AM
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While in recent years David Cronenberg has moved away from the body horror films that he made his name on -- the talky, brainy period movie "A Dangerous Method" is about as far away his previous work as he's gotten so far -- "The Fly" was arguably the most popular of any of those movies. Arriving in the middle of a 1980s run that included "Scanners," "Videodrome" and "Dead Ringers," the film was a remake of the 1958 Vincent Prince picture but it's a distinct Cronenberg-ian movie through and through. The film was followed up four years later by the pretty terrible "The Fly II," the feature debut of special effects and make-up Chris Walas, who had previously worked on the original "The Fly" (and won an Academy Award for his efforts), "Scanners" and would later lend his hand to "Naked Lunch." At any rate, that movie pretty much killed any potential of a franchise that Fox had with the property.

Watch: Mélanie Laurent Puts A Spell On You In Dior Ad Directed By John Cameron Mitchell

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 3, 2011 6:49 AM
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Yes, Dior continues to pair great directors and beautiful leading ladies for spots to promote their various fragrances and clothing lines. This year has already seen a spot for Miss Dior Cherie starring Natalie Portman and directed by Sofia Coppola and Charlize Theron taking it off and putting it on in the Jean-Jacques Annaud directed J'Adore Dior ad. But perhaps no helmer has been busier lately for the famed fashion house than John Cameron Mitchell. He's already directed the short films Lady Grey London and Lady Grey Moscow with Marion Cotillard and now he's got a new spot with another new face on the label.

'The Adjustment Bureau' Will Now Wear Cool Hats & Open Doors In A TV Series On Syfy

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 3, 2011 6:20 AM
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It seems the flow of movies to becoming television programs isn't set to end anytime soon. Just this morning, it was revealed that "Universal Solider" was going to make it's way to small screens and so far this past year has seen development start on TV versions of "The Lincoln Lawyer," "Taken" and "The Transporter" (the latter has already gone in front of cameras). Well, you can add one more to the list as Deadline reveals that "The Adjustment Bureau" will now get episodic.

Tom Six Says 'Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence)' Will Head To America & Directly Follow 'Part 2'

  • By Todd Gilchrist
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  • October 3, 2011 5:46 AM
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After seeing the encyclopedic acts of horror on display in “The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence),” it’s hard to imagine that there’s too much more to do with the concept, short of capturing an actual rape or murder on camera. But writer-director Tom Six, who premiered his sequel at Austin’s Fantastic Fest last week, said he has plenty more ideas where those for the first two films came from. “When I was writing the first script, I had so many ideas that I couldn’t put them in one film,” Six explained in a recent interview with The Playlist.

New Looks At Ben Kingsley & Jude Law In Martin Scorsese's 'Hugo'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 3, 2011 5:29 AM
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It has been a while since we've seen anything from Martin Scorsese's upcoming 3D family adventure "Hugo." Granted, the director has been busy executive producing "Boardwalk Empire," putting the finishing touches on the massive documentary "George Harrison: Living In The Material World" as well as editing Kenneth Lonergan's "Margaret." However, the first trailer for the film was released in July and is now somewhat of a distant memory, but with the movie gearing up to land next month the marketing campaign is likely just moments away from starting in full swing.

David Cronenberg Says 'A Dangerous Method' Is An "Intellectual Ménage à Trois"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 3, 2011 5:07 AM
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Still Hoping To Make 'Eastern Promises 2' With Viggo MortensenIt has been a very busy fall so far for David Cronenberg. His latest film "A Dangerous Method" has been traveling the globe, premiering at the end of August at the Venice Film Festival, going to Telluride and then TIFF last month for its North American debut and now, hitting the New York Film Festival. For a director whose filmography generally displays a tendency towards the freakier end of the spectrum, his new movie is bit straighter than we're used to from Cronenberg. Starring Michael Fassbender, Viggo Mortensen and Keira Knightley, the film centers on the relationship between Carl Jung (Fassbender) and Russian-Jewish patient Sabina Spielrein (Knightley), which turns sexual, ultimately causing a rift between Jung and his mentor Sigmund Freud (Mortensen), but also catalyzing strong findings in regards to Jungian psychoanalysis.

NYFF ’11 Review: ‘Corpo Celeste’ Is A Quietly Moving Coming-Of-Age Tale

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • October 3, 2011 4:43 AM
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The subtle, affecting “Corpo Celeste” is the story of Marta (Yle Vianello), a 13-year-old Italian girl who has spent the last decade growing up in Switzerland. She returns to Calabria (an act that’s described in the press materials as a “return emigration”), in southern Italy, to be bombarded with family and thrust into the rites of Catholic confirmation. She doesn’t stumble across a conspiracy or gain a magic key that transports her to another dimension but you hang on her every move, action, and glance, just the same.

George Clooney’s Smoke House Partner Grant Heslov Says 'Our Brand Is Crisis' Is Likely Next

  • By Jeff Otto
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  • October 3, 2011 4:22 AM
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Director For The Film Being SoughtWith “Ides of March” hitting theaters this Friday, writer/producer Grant Heslov is nearing the home stretch of a lengthy press tour that began in late August with its Venice Film Festival premiere. Directed by George Clooney, the political thriller is based on the play “Farragut North” by Beau Willimon, and follows the exploits of a twenty-something presidential campaign spinmeister/wunderkind named Stephen Myers (Ryan Gosling) and the dirty pool he plays to get his candidate (Clooney) the nomination against a rival senator. Paul Giamatti , Philip Seymour Hoffman, Marisa Tomei and Evan Rachel Wood round out the solid supporting cast of the starry project, and Heslov's next producing effort is not wanting in star power either.

Sony Pictures Classics Picks Up 'Hysteria,' The Vibrator Comedy You Can Watch With Your Mom

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • October 3, 2011 4:02 AM
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If vibrator comedies become a popular new subgenre in the vein of "frat comedies" and "spoof comedies," perhaps we'll have to revert back to the classic comedy titles we have in our DVD collection while the trend passes.

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