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David Fincher Wants Brad Pitt To Star In '20,000 Leagues Under The Sea'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 18, 2012 7:30 PM
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We're almost a full year from when "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" hit theaters, and we're still no closer to figuring out what David Fincher's next feature film will be. Of course, not that he's been sitting around idle -- he has spent the bulk of 2012 producing and directing "House Of Cards," the Netflix and Media Rights Capital series that will hit the streaming service next year. And while "The Girl Who Played With Fire" won't be coming anytime before 2014, with Fincher saying in August he's "trying to figure [it] out," a past collaborator could kickstart a project that's been brewing for a while.

Watch: New International Trailer For 'Killing Them Softly,' Brad Pitt Says It's "A Call For Responsible Capitalism"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 18, 2012 9:44 AM
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When the squeeze is on, everyone suffers. That is just one of the overarching themes of Andrew Dominik's "Killing Them Softly," a hard-boiled crime tale that has bigger thematic ambitions. Brad Pitt stars as Jackie Cogan, a hitman and enforcer who subcontracts out a kill and watches as the events around the heist of a high stakes card game has repercussions both up and down the criminal chain of command. As we noted at Cannes, it's a brilliant movie, and Pitt recently discussed how Dominik chose to approach the film.

New Pics Of Brad Pitt Doing Business In America In 'Killing Them Softly'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 15, 2012 5:21 PM
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In case you haven't been able to tell by the pretty excellent posters for "Killing Them Softly," the film is as much about America and the price of doing business as it is about the "plot" (such as it is) about a high stakes poker game that gets jacked by two hapless would be criminals. There is a pretty pointed and sneering tenor to the picture that doesn't flinch from its politics, which expresses the belief that the trickle down theory is leaving everyone on the bottom with nothing.

Watch: Chanel No. 5 Ad Starring Brad Pitt, Directed By Joe Wright

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 15, 2012 9:00 AM
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With Joe Wright coming off the magnificently theatrical "Anna Karenina," you would think that the folks over at Chanel might want him to do something that requires more than turning on a camera and pointing it at Brad Pitt. Guess not. The fashion company has unleashed the new spot for their upcoming campaign for Chanel No. 5 and it looks like Pitt has some leftover voiceover from "The Tree Of Life" he didn't use.

7 New Photos From 'Killing Them Softly' Starring Brad Pitt

  • By Edward Davis
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  • September 14, 2012 12:33 PM
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Brad Pitt is notoriously hard to net for a film. He'll sign on to a lot of projects and even produce, but getting the man to star in a picture when all is said and done can prove to be difficult. Aussie director Andrew Dominik had a leg-up. He directed Pitt in the underrated "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford," a movie that Pitt has said he lost money making, but is one of his personal favorite films. So how did Dominik get Pitt to sign on for his latest film, the American crime drama "Killing Them Softly"? "It was all very simple. I texted Brad, asking if he was interested, and he wrote back 'Yes,' "  Dominik told EW recently. "We basically worked the whole thing out via text message over half an hour."

Brad Pitt To Produce, Possibly Star In Real-Life WWII Tale 'IBM And The Holocaust'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • September 12, 2012 2:40 PM
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Well this is certainly a fascinating story for the big screen, and one that is also incredibly bleak. Vulture is reporting that Brad Pitt and his Plan B production outfit are developing a feature film based on the 2001 New York Times Best Seller "IBM and the Holocaust," by Edwin Black. The book chronicles the efforts of IBM's then-chief executive Thomas Watson, who formed an alliance with the Nazis and facilitated the Holocaust by implementing a series of punch cards based on national census data. Ah, the genius of evil.
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'Killing Them Softly' Delayed To November 30th For Maximum Oscar Impact

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • September 12, 2012 10:20 AM
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While certain parts of the world are gearing up for the release of Andrew Dominik's crime parable "Killing Them Softly," which picked up mostly stellar reviews when it premiered at Cannes back in May -- the film opens in the UK, Ireland and Spain on September 21st, he said smugly -- it looks like U.S. audiences are going to have to hang on a little while longer to see the Australian director's follow-up to "The Assassination of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford."

Brad Pitt & Denzel Washington Might Walk Into Stephen Gaghan's 'Candy Store'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 23, 2012 5:57 PM
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It has been seven years since writer Stephen Gaghan got behind the camera and delivered "Syriana," and while he has kicked around a variety of projects since, lined up various producing and writing gigs (including doing a polish on M. Night Shymalan's upcoming "After Earth"), there hasn't been much word on a directorial outing. But now comes news of a project bubbling forth, with two heavyweight names eyeing the lead roles.

New 'Killing Them Softly' Poster Blandly Reminds You That Brad Pitt Stars In The Picture

  • By Edward Davis
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  • August 23, 2012 4:35 PM
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Ok, the creative marketing gurus over at The Weinstein Company were not working overtime when they created this new poster for "Killing Them Softly." Then again, maybe they were going for a much-less-is-more approach and making sure -- in case you were unaware -- that good ol' A-lister Brad Pitt stars.

'Bullhead' Director Michael Roskam To Direct Former Darren Aronofsky Project 'The Tiger'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 15, 2012 8:36 PM
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Welcome to Hollywood Michael Roskam. The director made waves with his Oscar-nominated "Bullhead" last year, and is now seeing the buzz turn into some palpable projects. Last week HBO ordered up a pilot of "Buda Bridge," a futuristic crime series he'll direct, with Michael Mann producing, and now he's stepping into his first bonafide Hollywood film, with some more big names backing him up.

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