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Casting: Dominic Cooper Draws 'Dracula,' Keanu Reeves Is 'John Wick' & More

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • May 9, 2013 4:47 PM
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Despite the festering wound that was “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter,” the film’s two leads haven’t taken much of a hit as both have landed some big roles.

Watch: Dominic Cooper, Dan Stevens & Emily Browning Spend 'Summer In February' In New Trailer

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 10, 2013 10:40 AM
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Well, here's something of a different flavor for those of you perhaps already exhausted (or preparing to be exhausted) by summer movie madness. A period drama, based on an acclaimed novel, featuring some solid actors, all against a windswept UK backdrop -- do you like the sound of that? Well, keep reading on...

Review: 'Dead Man Down' Is A Surprisingly Satisfying Revenge Movie That Combines B-Movie Aesthetics With European Artiness

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • March 7, 2013 4:50 PM
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"Dead Man Down," the new revenge movie that marks the domestic debut of Niels Arden Oplev, the Norwegian director behind the original Swedish version of "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," doesn't have an extended title sequence. There are a couple of names of production companies and then the title and that's it. This is sort of strange, especially considering its impressive cast, which includes Colin Farrell, Noomi Rapace, Isabelle Huppert and Terrence Howard. But everything about "Dead Man Down" is designed to catch you off guard, and most of the time it totally works, effortlessly mixing B-movie aesthetics with deeply contemplative European artiness. The result is a movie that is genuinely, totally unexpected.

Dominic Cooper To Play James Bond Creator Ian Fleming In 4-Part Brit TV Miniseries

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • January 17, 2013 10:19 AM
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Naturally, with “Skyfall” having established itself thoroughly in the upper echelon of Bond films -- not to mention also raking in a boatload of box-office for its trouble -- a project that takes a nostalgic look backward at the franchise’s legacy has risen in relevance and could prove an entertaining journey as well. Beyond Craig, Connery, and Moore sits the brilliant man behind the creation, and now a new project brewing on U.K. TV has a spotlight set to shine right in that direction.

'Hitchcock' Director Sacha Gervasi Talks 'My Dinner With Hervé' & 'Headhunters,' But Isn't Quite Sure What's Next

  • By Jen Vineyard
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  • November 20, 2012 11:56 AM
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Now that Sacha Gervasi has "Hitchcock" ready for theaters this week, what will the director do next? "The Jennifer Aniston-Russell Crowe project," he teased when talking to The Playlist this weekend. "The Jennifer Aniston-Love Hewitt/Brad Pitt project. It's all in claymation. Is that weird? And it's underwater."

Dominic Cooper Shifts Into Gear For 'Need For Speed,' Plot Details Revealed

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 6, 2012 5:58 PM
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It's election night, but dammit, franchises need to be cast. And before we all sit in front of the TV/internet clutching our stomachs nervously, hoping that we never hear the words "hanging chads," the upcoming "Need For Speed" has added one more name to the cast.

Warner Bros Puts Jon Favreau's Musical 'Jersey Boys' Into Turnaround; Dominic Cooper, Paul Dano & More Were Eyed For Leads

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 1, 2012 8:22 PM
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How are studios making their decisions these days? Very, very carefully. That's certainly true over at Warner Bros. who this year alone have iced "Akira," are moving very tentatively on "Arthur & Lancelot" (which seems to be on hold), passed on the sprawling "The Dark Tower" and let go of "The Imitation Game." And now they are sending a hit musical packing as well. Jon Favreau's "Jersey Boys" has been put into turnaround.

Nick Fury & Howard Stark Have 'Reasonable Doubt'

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • October 5, 2012 1:17 PM
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From the reels of Marvel’s biggest franchises, Nick Fury and Howard Stark are joining forces in a film together! Only, it’s not actually a Marvel flick teaming up two of its side characters, it’s just Samuel L. Jackson and Dominic Cooper moving away from big budget superhero films and taking more low-key roles in the upcoming independent drama “Reasonable Doubt” (which was once known as “The Good Samaritan” but probably changed so as not be confused with Jackson's recent "The Samaritan").

Watch: 3 New Clips From 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter' Plus Ear Ruining Linkin Park Scored Music Trailer

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • June 18, 2012 12:59 PM
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After its initial run of promotional material consisted of grandiose proclamations set over slo-mo glimpses of bloody vampire killing, three new clips from “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” have surfaced, and… surprise, surprise, more of the same on display.

Colin Farrell Seeks Vengeance Through His Rifle's Scope In Set Photos From Niels Arden Oplev's 'Dead Man Down'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • May 7, 2012 11:40 AM
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While the Swedish 'Dragon Tattoo' films didn't grip us as much as David Fincher's version, the overall success of the films (and, in this case, the first film) has paved the way for the talent involved, director Niels Arden Oplev and actress Noomi Rapace. Now hard at work on an English-language reunion, "Dead Man Down," the duo have managed to get us excitied with a grimey-sounding revenge-actioner that boasts a stellar cast that includes Colin Farrell, Dominic Cooper, Terrence Howard and Isabelle Huppert.

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