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Cannes Report: Chris Tucker Dials It Back, Jennifer Lawrence Impresses In First Footage From 'Silver Linings Playbook'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 21, 2012 5:16 PM
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Sandwiched between Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master" and Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained," David O. Russell's "Silver Linings Playbook" was the oddball of The Weinstein Company presentation this evening at the Cannes Film Festival. Not that there's anything wrong with it specifically, but just coming in the middle of two much more ambitious, auteur driven movies, only emphasized just how...ordinary and run-of-the-mill Russell's film felt.

Watch The Plagiarist Admonish: Bradley Cooper & Zoe Saldana In The Trailer For 'The Words'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • May 17, 2012 3:48 PM
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While it sounds decent on paper what with the cast and all,  Bradley Cooper, Zoe Saldana and Olivia Wilde, we can't say we're entirely convinced of this new trailer for "The Words." It probably doesn't help that we didn't give this one a particularly enthusiastic review when we saw it at Sundance earlier this year. It's been called both a drama and a thriller and it's about a writer at the peak of his literary success discovers the steep price he must pay for stealing another man's work. The official synopsis is here, which we didn't plagiarize and instead simply copied and pasted from a press release (same thing?).

Sally Hawkins Joins Woody Allen's Next Film, Shooting In San Francisco & New York Slated For This Summer

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 30, 2012 2:42 PM
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For a moment there, it looked we wouldn't be getting our annual dose of Woody Allen next year. We figured that with the director busy with a rare acting gig in John Turturro's "Fading Gigolo" and preparing "Bullets Over Broadway" for Broadway in 2013, he wouldn't have time to get behind the camera as he does each summer. Turns out, Allen is sticking to the schedule and continues to build the cast for his next movie.

Bradley Cooper Joining Christian Bale In David O. Russell's 'American Bullshit'; Megan Ellison May Fund

  • By Edward Davis
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  • April 18, 2012 10:07 PM
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David O. Russell isn't straying too far from his recent tried and true collaborations. Reports surfaced earlier this year that Christian Bale and his "Fighter" director would be re-teaming again for a Black List script called, "American Bullshit." Written by Eric Warren Singer ("The International"), and a project that Ben Affleck was eyeing in January, it appears that not only is Bale in talks to star, but Russell's most-current lead Bradley Cooper (he stars in "The Silver Linings Playbook") is on board as well.

First Look At Jennifer Lawrence & Bradley Cooper In Susanne Bier's Depression-Era Drama 'Serena'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 11, 2012 4:02 PM
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It seems that Jennifer Lawrence can't get out of the woods. She made her name with a breakthrough performance in the Southern Gothic tinged "Winter's Bone," and is currently hunting children to the tune of major box office dollars in "The Hunger Games." And before she heads back to Panem, she's gonna get one non-blockbuster effort in the can.

Jaume Collet-Serra & Bradley Cooper May Say 'Here There Be Monsters'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 4, 2012 10:10 PM
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Two guys who recently had big high profile projects fall apart at Warner Bros. may be teaming for another big blockbuster the studio is brewing.

Woody Allen Eyes Cate Blanchett & Bradley Cooper For His Next Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 29, 2012 9:27 PM
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Woody Allen is like a little neurotic, Jewish Energizer bunny. With "To Rome With Love" in the bag and set for release this summer, his calendar is no less full, with a starring role in John Turturro's "Fading Gigolo" around the corner, and a Broadway bound "Bullets Over Broadway" in the works. And though his next film isn't slated to shoot until early 2013, Allen is apparently already eyeballing a cast.

Studios Banking On Tom Hardy, Sacha Baron Cohen & Bradley Cooper As The Actors Sign First-Look Deals

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 7, 2012 3:51 PM
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You know how we just did that piece about how studios are looking to tighten their budgets and deliver cheapie movies that pay off big? Don't let the currently hot found-footage genre mislead you -- both audiences and moviemakers still want big stars, and a trio of actors have been tapped in the last week or so as talent that studios are hoping will bring them big dividends.

Darren Aronofsky & Angelina Jolie Out & Susanne Bier, Bradley Cooper & Jennifer Lawrence Are In For ‘Serena’

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 30, 2012 9:57 PM
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Sometimes, the stars don't align. It's as simple as that when projects don't come together and roll in front of cameras, and while in early 2010 Darren Aronofsky and Angelina Jolie were signed to direct and star in the period drama "Serena," it simply didn't come together. But now, nearly two years later, an equally compelling roster of talent are coming aboard, and will hopefully get this one moving.

Sundance: 'The Words' Star Bradley Cooper Says He Wants To Direct & Talks Working Relationship With Co-Director Brian Klugman

  • By John Lichman
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  • January 27, 2012 5:59 PM
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“The Words” is a film divided between three stories, each one offering a possible reality to a situation that may or may not be the actual story and wrapped up in a tale about an author who steals another writer's work and gains fame. Writer/directors Brian Klugman and Lee Sternthal didn't need to lift their material from anyone else, and spent the last ten years with their script trying to get it made until their longtime pal, Bradley Cooper, worked his way up the ladder in his career to help them get it in front of cameras. It's exactly the kind journey that makes for a Sundance success story.

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