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Exclusive: David O Russell Says His FBI Abscam Film Will Be An “Intense, Insane, Colorful & Funny Crime Drama”

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • December 3, 2012 2:55 PM
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Many have posited that when F. Scott Fitzgerald said there are no second acts in American lives, he meant, we cannot escape our pasts. Someone who has proven that maxim wrong is director David O. Russell. As he told THR directors' roundtable recently, the latter half of the aughts landed in the filmmaker in a tricky place.

Rumor: Joseph Gordon-Levitt To Play Batman In 'Justice League' Plus Lots Of New 'The Dark Knight Rises' Images

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 27, 2012 9:03 AM
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Let the speculatin' begin (again). During the entire press run for Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight Rises," the drum beat played by everyone around the picture, from the director through each member of the cast, was that it was the end. There would be no fourth movie. Christian Bale said he wouldn't suit up again (unless Nolan wanted him to) and even with Joseph Gordon-Levitt revealed to be Robin/the new Batman, the actor insisted that there was no need for any spinoffs. Never say never, we suppose...there may be something transpiring....

Watch: Clip From 'The Dark Knight Rises' DVD Extras About Tom Hardy's Transformation Into Bane Plus Early Concept Art

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 21, 2012 4:35 PM
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More goodies from "The Dark Knight Rises" as you head into your Thanksgiving weekend. In case you missed it, earlier today a whopping 45 photos dropped from the movie, all centered around the vicious mid-film battle between Batman and Bane, showing the intensive work that went into constructing that memorable sequence. And now, we're going to take one step further back to see how Tom Hardy transformed himself in the first place.

45 Behind-The-Scenes Photos Of 'The Dark Knight Rises' Reveals Punishing Fight Scene Choreography

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 21, 2012 12:42 PM
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Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight Rises" subverted the usual superhero movie expectations, providing an experience rooted in character that still played into the grand myth of Batman. One of the many ways in which Nolan and co. turned things on their head was featuring the grand battle between Batman the villain Bane in the first third of the movie. And then having him lose. While they square off again later in the movie, this is in many ways the piece de resistance and it's not a surprise that getting it right took some work.

Wally Pfister Eyeing Christian Bale For 'Transcendence'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 26, 2012 9:19 AM
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Christopher Nolan's regular cinematographer Wally Pfister seems to have learned and mastered the art of secrecy from the helmer. Developing for most the year under the radar, and without a title, a minor shockwave hit earlier this week when it was revealed that Johnny Depp would be leading Pfister's directorial debut, which is now titled "Transcendence." Produced by Nolan and his wife and producing partner Emma Thomas, the project is being kept completely under wraps, but a few more morsels have been revealed.

Christian Bale Joins David O. Russell's Next Film With Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Renner & Amy Adams; Official Synopsis Revealed

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 5, 2012 12:21 PM
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As David O. Russell gears up for another awards season run with "Silver Linings Playbook," he's also been busy lining up his next project and the folks at the Dolby Theater might as well reserve a seat for him for the 2014 ceremonies.

Hugh Laurie Drops 'RoboCop'; Christoph Waltz Sought For 'Candy Store' With Brad Pitt & Denzel Washington, Plot Details Emerge

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 24, 2012 10:38 AM
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Here's a quick update on two movies -- one with an actor leaving, another someone coming on board, so read on below...

Christian Bale In Talks To Star In Todd Field's 'The Creed Of Violence'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • August 3, 2012 4:11 PM
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It's now nearly six years since we last saw a film from director Todd Field. And you would think that there wouldn't be such a gap from the filmmaker, given that his directorial debut was the Oscar-nominated "In The Bedroom" (which saw him pick up nods for Best Picture, Director and Screenplay), and his follow-up was the equally acclaimed "Little Children" (which got three Oscar noms, including another for Screenplay for Field).

Listen: Before & After Comparison Of Bane's Voice In 'The Dark Knight Rises' Plus Deleted Scene Details

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • July 28, 2012 10:07 AM
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If there's one thing we unapologetically love about the ambitious and occasionally irksome "The Dark Knight Rises," it's Tom Hardy and his deliciously evil voice as Bane, the muscular zealot behind much of the movie's jumbo-sized mayhem. While some audience members still claim that his voice was indecipherable, this was a much bigger problem a few months ago, when the IMAX-shot aerial prologue was shown attached to select prints of Brad Bird's "Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol." Now someone has done a compare-and-contrast, while details of a brief deleted scene have also emerged.

Christopher Nolan Talks The Politics & Influences Of 'The Dark Knight Rises' & More From the Film's Press Tour

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 24, 2012 10:00 AM
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"The Dark Knight Rises" is finally in theaters, and has been inspiring furious debate all weekend and into this week. But what there's relatively little of, compared to most major blockbusters, is thoughts on the film, and its production, from the filmmakers and cast themselves. Christopher Nolan is relatively press-shy (he doesn't do online press at all, outside press conferences), and compared to the onslaught of interviews that most tentpoles unleash, "The Dark Knight Rises" knew it was a sure thing, and didn't feel the need to chuck out the same sound bites endlessly.

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