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2011's Potential Oscar Nominees For Acting, Directing & Writing Get Together To Talk At THR's Awards Roundtable

  • By Ryan Sartor
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  • December 9, 2011 2:33 PM
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One of the necessities for any Oscar candidate is to do a lot of smiling, gladhanding interviews where they answer the same questions over and over again. An antidote to this madness is the annual Hollywood Reporter Roundtable Interviews. They’re awesome. You take six leading Oscar potentials in the categories of writers, directors, actresses and actors, put them in a room for an hour and see how they interact.

M.C. Gainey To Play Big John Brittle In Quentin Tarantino's 'Django Unchained'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 4, 2011 2:14 AM
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Christoph Waltz Is Injured During Pre-ProductionAs usual, the casting for Quentin Tarantino's next movie is a mix of big-name stars, respected character actors and random people we totally forgot about. And there is also a fourth category: "Hey, it's that's guy." Which brings right to M.C. Gainey, whose familiar face Variety is reporting is in talks for "Django Unchained" in the role of Big John Brittle.

Venice '11 Review: 'Carnage' Is Fun While It Lasts, But Insubstantial & Anonymous

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • September 1, 2011 12:22 PM
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Compared to his last film, Roman Polanski's "Carnage" must have been a breeze. Not that the shoot for "The Ghost Writer" was "Fitzcarraldo" or anything, but, famously, the project hit a major speed bump in September 2009, while the film was in post-production, when the helmer was arrested in Zurich, and deportation proceedings were begun against him for the statutory rape case that has overshadowed the last thirty-odd years of his career. The Swiss authorities decided not to hand Polanski over, but he still spent months in prison, and was forced to complete post on his Robert Harris adaptation from there.

New Looks At The Leads Of Roman Polanski’s ‘Carnage’

  • By Sam Price
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  • July 12, 2011 1:40 AM
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Update: Another new "Carnage" pic has fluttered online over at Italian site ComingSoon. Check it below.Update #2: Fotogramas also has a new pic from "Carnage." Check it out below.

First Poster Arrives For 'The Three Musketeers;' Which Cast Member Is Humiliated The Most?

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • June 9, 2011 1:41 AM
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Currently in a tight neck-and-neck race with Roland Emmerich's "Anonymous" to be the stupidest movie of the fall, "The Three Musketeers," which sees "Resident Evil" director Paul W.S. Anderson cunningly reboot Alexandre Dumas' legendary characters for the 21st century by trying to make it look as much like "Resident Evil" as humanly possible, is looming on the release schedule. We've already seen one truly terrible trailer for the film, and now, with the film's October release date coming closer, Summit have released the first one-sheet for the film, via Yahoo.

We Read It: Casting Quentin Tarantino's Slavery/Spaghetti Western Epic 'Django Unchained'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 5, 2011 4:28 AM
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You’ll recall in 2008 we did, what we thought, was a very good job of casting Quentin Tarantino’s “Inglourious Basterds” (some of us are still convinced our picks were better than Q.T.’s, but that’s another story). And unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that Tarantino has recently finished his latest script, one entitled “Django Unchained.” So yes, we’re at it again.

Quentin Tarantino Keeps Mum On 'Django Unchained' & Christoph Waltz; Is The Script Really 366 Pages?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 3, 2011 7:40 AM
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Just when we thought word was locked down over the weekend about Quentin Tarantino, Christoph Waltz and the forthcoming spaghetti western "Django Unchained," the director and actor themselves continue to play their cards close to the chest or simply outright deny recent reports.

Quentin Tarantino's Next Film Titled 'Django Unchained,' Christoph Waltz Confirmed To Star

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 30, 2011 9:13 AM
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Film Will Shoot Late Summer Or Early Fall; Synopsis Revealed?A whirlwind of info about Quentin Tarantino's next film has been flying around for the past twenty-four hours, so let's get right to it, shall we?

First Look At Roman Polanski's 'Carnage'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 22, 2011 2:34 AM
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To be certain, Roman Polanski's last effort, "The Ghost Writer," polarized The Playlist staff. While some found it be a pretty harmless, if not particularly memorable, political potboiler, others completely hated it (though we all agreed Kim Cattrall's accent was egregious). Even on the score, some of us loved Alexandre Desplat's whirring strings, while others found it be a weaker work from the accomplished and prolific composer (the Christmas party eventually turned ugly). But regardless of all that, Polanski's latest has us all pretty excited, bringing together a top notch cast for the film version of an acclaimed play.

Quentin Tarantino To Deliver Final Draft Of Western Script Within The Next Couple Of Months

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 1, 2011 1:58 AM
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Project Is Not Surprisingly Set Up At The Weinstein Company; Is It The Director's Long-Mooted Slavery Project?Update: AICN says that the Franco Nero project -- with Keith Carradine and Treat Williams -- is actually something else entirely, but that Christoph Waltz is attached to Tarantino's project.

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