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'Animal Kingdom' Helmer David Michôd To Direct Military Drama 'The Operators,' Brad Pitt Producing, Eyeing To Star

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 14, 2014 12:42 PM
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David Michod The Operators
With "The Rover" largely expected to hit Cannes next month, David Michôd is getting a pre-festival boost of confidence from none other than Brad Pitt.

Brad Pitt Reportedly Producing Film About Anonymous & The Steubenville Rape Case

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 2, 2014 1:39 PM
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Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt has never been afraid of tackling tough subject matter, particularly when it comes to his own Plan B production shingle. They were team behind this year's Oscar winning Best Picture "12 Years A Slave," and they have put their weight the films of Terrence Malick, a movie about statistics ("Moneyball") and HBO's upcoming AIDS drama "The Normal Heart." And according to reports over the last couple of days, Pitt's company is looking to tell the story of Steubenville rape case.
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Brad Pitt Eyes Another WWII Movie, Penned By Steven Knight

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 1, 2014 3:34 PM
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Brad Pitt seems to like WWII movies. Of course, he swaggered around Quentin Tarantino's comic book version of the war in "Inglourious Basterds," and later this year he'll be part of the tank unit in David Ayer's grittier "Fury." And next, it looks like the actor wants to return to the trenches but this time for a little romance.

Brad Pitt Was Going To Star In An Early Version Of 'Under The Skin' Plus 10 New Posters

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 12, 2014 10:25 AM
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Under The Skin, Brad Pitt
With nine far too long years elapsing between 2004's "Birth" and the film festival premiere last year of "Under The Skin," Jonathan Glazer has been asked by many what took so long for the movie to get made. Indeed, we posed the question to him last year in Toronto.

Watch: Oscar Winners Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett & More Meet The Press Plus Jennifer Lawrence Talks Falling Again

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 3, 2014 10:36 AM
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12 Years A Slave Oscars
The champagne bottles are empty, the limos are getting cleaned, the tuxedos are being returned and the sun is rising the morning after of the Oscars. But before the winners got to head backstage and celebrate their victory, they had to run the press gauntlet.

Ridley Scott Says He Prefers Director's Cut Of 'The Counselor,' Mocks Fox Studio's Prudishness

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • February 28, 2014 5:21 PM
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The Counselor
When "The Counselor" was released last fall, it was an intriguing conundrum: how had Ridley Scott, the one-time bad boy auteur behind "Blade Runner" and "Alien," taken the first original screenplay by legendary American author Cormac McCarthy (of "No Country for Old Men" and "The Road" fame), and turned in something so vacant and bizarre? We puzzled over this at the time, both in our review and in comparing the final version to the lengthier, filthier, more philosophically-minded screenplay. With the recent release of the Blu-ray, not only do we get a more satisfying cut of the movie, but its accompanying commentary provides a shockingly honest and insightful glimpse into who Scott is as a filmmaker today.

Watch: Brad Pitt Wears A Gimp Costume, Makes Out With A Dolphin In Forgotten Film Debut

The Dark Side Of The Sun Brad Pitt
Sometimes it seems like Brad Pitt emerged from the womb this handsome and talented. Not so, it turns out. As pop culture archeologist and LA Weekly film critic Amy Nicholson recently discovered by unearthing footage from the actor's little seen 1988 debut "The Dark Side of the Sun." We imagine these materials were located in a vast warehouse like at the end of "Raiders of the Lost Ark." Read More »

2013: The Year In Quotes

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • January 9, 2014 2:23 PM
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The Best Quotes of 2013
2013, we’re not quite done with you yet. To close off our coverage of the year gone by, we wanted to hand over the mic to the actors, directors and other film professionals who made waves, headlines, faux pas, announcements, pronouncements or funny gags throughout the year. And we’re changing up the format this time out, scouring the whole internet and not just our own archives for these little nuggets, mainly because we’re fairly sure you’ve all avidly consumed, and committed to memory every word of each of the 200-odd interviews we ran in 2013, and we’d be preaching to the choir.

Brad Pitt May Join Tom Cruise In Joseph Kosinski's Racing Movie 'Go Like Hell'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • December 18, 2013 7:06 PM
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Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise in the same movie? Could it happen despite the fact none of them have hit “The Expendables” portion of their career? Well, it could happen, but since both of them are mega-stars in their 50s who can still carry movies on their own, if I were their agents I’d say, “wait 10 more years, guys.”

The 5 Most WTF Moments From 'The Counselor'

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  • October 28, 2013 2:05 PM
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5 Most WTF Moments From 'The Counselor'
Acidic, cynical, perhaps having a twisted laugh on those who think they’re in control of their own fate, Ridley Scott’s “The Counselor” is an incredibly moribund and bleak poem about greed, chance, and the dark side of man. It’s like a merciless and blistering riff on the adage, “If you want to make God laugh, tell him about your plans.” And coming from the mind of celebrated author Cormac McCarthy (“The Road,” “Blood Meridian”), known for grim and unforgiving stories of fate, morality and the dark shadows of human nature, what did you expect? It’s classic McCarthy chiseled down to the bloody bone (and note this isn’t his first script: McCarthy wrote a screenplay for 1977’s “The Gardener's Son”—watch it in full here).

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