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Tran Ahn Hung's Aborted 'Night Dogs' With Adrien Brody Would've Had Jimi Hendrix Score; Director Plotting French Novel Adaptation Next

  • By Simon Dang
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  • January 3, 2012 1:18 PM
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While he's no Terrence Malick, Vietnamese-French director Tran Anh Hung isn't exactly rushing movies out. Since his critically acclaimed debut "The Scent Of Green Papaya" in 1993, only five films have arrived from the helmer, one of which, neo-noir "I Come With The Rain" starring Josh Hartnett, has never really seen the light of day. During that time in the limelight, though, Tran had one particular project fall apart at the seams: his adaptation of Kent Anderson's post-war drama "Night Dogs," which he recently discussed with Twitch.

Tribeca Film Plans Theatrical/VOD Release for Tony Kaye's 'Detachment'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • September 8, 2011 7:40 AM
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'Black Water Transit' Still Never Coming Out

Oscar Isaac, Elijah Wood, Adam Brody, Ryan Phillippe, Kristen Wiig Will Be 'Revenge For Jolly!'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • September 7, 2011 5:53 AM
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Actors Oscar Isaac, Elijah Wood, Adam Brody, Ryan Phillippe, Kristen Wiig, David Rasche, Kevin Corrigan, Garret Dillahunt, Bobby Moynihan, and Gillian Jacobs are all part of the recently wrapped “Revenge For Jolly!” directed by short filmmaker Chadd Harbold and starring Brian Petsos. How does a project with this many big names go unannounced and under the radar? Well, it's a indie and the the debut film of Atlas Independent, the newly-formed affiliate company of Charles Roven’s Atlas Entertainmenta company that focuses on development and production of films budgeted under $10 million (Roven known by fans as one of the producers of Christopher Nolan's Batman series).

Watch: Weird, Kind Of Overwrought Clip From Tony Kaye's 'Detachment' With Adrien Brody

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 26, 2011 5:44 AM
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Believe us, we're rooting for director Tony Kaye if only because he's had an uphill battle in Hollywood ever since "American History X." With his last two efforts being either ignored (the powerful abortion documentary "Lake Of Fire") or mired in film studio bankruptcy woes (the New Orleans thriller “Black Water Transit” starring Laurence Fishburne, Karl Urban and Brittany Snow) the guy could use a break. It's just too bad that his latest, the star-studded "Detachment" doesn't look like it will fit the bill.

Review: 'Wrecked' Is A Car Crash You'll Want To Look Away From

  • By Kimber Myers
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  • April 1, 2011 5:00 AM
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“Wrecked” does a rare thing. While most movies founder in their third act, this indie survival film actually gets more interesting and watchable in its final 30 minutes. But it’s getting to that final third that’s the real ordeal here. You’ll have to endure the first half hour, with star Adrien Brody crying and occasionally panicking as he wakes up, stuck in a car at the bottom of a cliff with no memory of who he is. It’s 30 minutes of his unnamed character struggling to free his crushed leg from an even more crushed car, wondering who the corpse in the backseat is and worrying who he might be.

Q&A: Adrien Brody Talks 'Wrecked,' Rumored Super Hero Roles & Working With Wes Anderson Again

  • By Kimber Myers
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  • March 31, 2011 4:49 AM
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Actor Says His Body Of Work Is Eclectic Because "Actors Should Be Chameleons"Adrien Brody's career is a puzzling or fascinating one, take your pick. At the age of 29, in 2003, he became the youngest actor to win the Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role (for Roman Polanski's "The Pianist"), but instead of rocketing to the A-list the actor took a circuitous path, taking on smaller, off-the-beaten-path roles, and only working on one film per year until 2008 when he started speeding things up a bit. His post "The Pianist" career -- which includes everything from Peter Jackson's "King Kong," "The Jacket," "The Brothers Bloom," to Wes Anderson's "The Darjeeling Limited" and "Hollywoodland" -- is an eclectic one and to hear it from the actor, this by design. Brody continues to switch things up taking on action roles ("Predators"), lo-fi experiments (Tony Kaye's still unreleased "Detachment") and B-movie detours ("The Experiment," "Giallo"). His latest move is very small indie film you may have only heard a tiny bit about and it hits theaters in limited release this weekend via IFC.

Adrien Brody & Penelope Cruz's 'Manolete' aka 'Blood & Passion' aka 'A Matador's Mistress' Gets Date

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 14, 2011 4:04 AM
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For a film that has been collecting dust for years, no surprise that Adrien Brody and Penelope Cruz's "Manolete" aka "Blood & Passion" (in Canada) and now "A Madator's Mistress" is going straight to VOD.

'Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson' Is Now Bloody 'Abraham Lincoln' Benjamin Walker Is 'Vampire Hunter'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • January 28, 2011 3:33 AM
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After a courtship period that involved the likes of Eric Bana and Adrien Brody among others, THR reports that Fox has settled on who they want to wear the Presidential rags of "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter." In an unusual twist, they have selected the least-known of all candidates, the young Benjamin Walker. Walker, was cast earlier this year as Beast in "X-Men: First Class," but was evidently ousted from the role for age reasons (reportedly too close in age to James McAvoy). Regardless, he's now set to wear the beard of Honest Abe this March, when filming starts under director Timur Bekmambetov, for a June 22nd, 2012 release.

Adrien Brody, Timothy Olyphant, Josh Lucas & More Testing For 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 13, 2011 9:00 AM
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Benjamin Walker, James D'Arcy & Oliver Jackson-Cohen Also In The MixWith the release date set for summer 2012, things are beginning to heat up for the Timur Bekmambetov directed, Tim Burton produced historical zombie action pic "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter." While Tom Hardy was offered the part of Henry Sturgess last fall, and Eric Bana was being considered last month for Abe Lincoln, a whole new crop of names have entered the mix for the presidential role and will start testing soon.

Judge Grants Halt Of U.S. Distribution Of Dario Argento's 'Giallo' Until Adrien Brody Gets Paid

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 23, 2010 8:01 AM
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If for some inane reason you really want to see Dario Argento's completely godawful film "Giallo," starring Adrien Brody and Emmanuelle Seigner, you better act quickly. A judge has agreed to put an injunction in place against U.S. distribution of the film following a lawsuit launched by the film's star last month.

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