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Casting: Woody Harrelson & Liam Hemsworth Go 'By Way Of Helena,' 'Ant-Man' Adds Another & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 2, 2014 11:49 AM
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True Detective
It looks like "The Hunger Games" pals Woody Harrelson and Liam Hemsworth are eager to spend their time away from the YA franchise together as well. Future bromance? We'll see, but this project does sound interesting. The pair will star in the revenge western "By Way Of Helena."

The 15 Best Palme d'Or Winners From The Cannes Film Festival

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • May 14, 2014 1:34 PM
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The 15 Best Palme d'Or Winners
Right about now, taking the time difference into consideration, a bevy of beautiful celebrities will be spritzing and primping their last in preparation to walk the red carpet at the Opening Ceremony of the 67th Cannes Film Festival. But while the festival is a byword for glamour in the wider media, underneath the glossy surface is where its real heart beats, in the long queues in pouring rain, in the panic of swimming against the tide in the mercurially mutable traffic flow system on the Croisette, in the flocks of deskless journos sitting cross-legged on the floor riding out caffeine highs and blood sugar crashes in an effort to file on time. This side of Cannes may not be its prettiest but it is where the action is at, and it is all made worthwhile by the quality of the films we’re privileged to enjoy, across all the sections of the festival for the ten days of its duration before the Palme d’Or is announced and we all pack up and go home.

Watch: Trailer For Omnibus 'Words With Gods' With Segments By Guillermo Arriaga, Bahman Ghobadi, Emir Kusturica & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 11, 2014 2:47 PM
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Words With Gods
Last summer, you may remember hearing that Guillermo Arriaga, Bahman Ghobadi, Emir Kusturica and Hideo Nakata were teaming up for the religious-themed anthology film “Words With Gods.” Well, a year has nearly passed and the project is now in post-production, with the first trailer dropping today.

Emir Kusturica Directing Documentary About Uruguayan President Jose "Pepe" Mujica

  • By Ben Brock
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  • August 13, 2013 11:43 AM
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Last we heard from Emir Kusturica, the acclaimed Serbian director of “Underground,” “When Father Was Away On Business,” and “Life Is A Miracle,” he was planning a feature starring himself and Monica Bellucci. That was in May, but the word was that he was ready to get moving on production. Now, we hear news of his next project. It will start filming in December in the U.S., and while Kusturica's there, he's also scheduled to meet with Barack Obama. Kusturica is very interesting indeed. Did we mention he lives in a recreated medieval Serbian town that he built himself?

Guillermo Arriaga, Emir Kusturica, Bahman Ghobadi & More To Helm Shorts In 'Words Of Gods,' Peter Gabriel Scoring

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • July 1, 2013 11:36 AM
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Guillermo Arriaga, Emir Kusturica, Bahman Ghobadi Peter Gabriel
The past few years have seen many musicians trying their hand at scoring movies -- Daft Punk, Trent Reznor and Jonny Greenwood, among others -- but it’s a trend that extends past the current crop of critically-acclaimed musician-turned-film-composers. In 1988, Peter Gabriel provided the score for Martin Scorsese’s adaptation of the controversial “The Last Temptation Of Christ” -- it was his second score after the little-seen “Birdy” -- and now it looks like the Genesis founding member is going back to the world of religion for his next scoring gig.

Gareth Evans Is Action Director On 'The Night Comes For Us,' Emir Kusturica Returns For 'Love & War'

  • By Ben Brock
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  • May 21, 2013 6:40 PM
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An assortment of news, rolling in from Cannes like the waves on the beach there. Probably. I've never been. Anyway. "The Raid" helmer Gareth Evans is currently in production on his most-likely bone-crunching follow-up "Berandal," and, while he's got some Hollywood projects in development, isn't going to be abandoning Indonesian martial-arts pictures altogether; Screen Daily report that the Welsh ex-pat will serve as action director on "The Night Comes For Us," a vehicle for "The Raid" vet, and "Fast & Furious 6" stand out Joe Taslim. The film will see Taslim as a Triad enforcer who accidentally causes a massacre, and will be properly directed by Timo Tjahjanto.

Watch: Trailer For ‘The Scapegoat’ Starring Bérénice Bejo & Emir Kusturica, Plus New Poster & Images

  • By Tess Hofmann
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  • February 12, 2013 1:49 PM
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Last year’s it-girl, Bérénice Bejo of “The Artist” fame, has been out of the spotlight for some time, but now returns with her first starring role since her Oscar-nominated success, in “Au Bonheurs Des Ogres” or “The Scapegoat,” an adaptation of the classic French novel by Daniel Pennac. A new trailer has just arrived advertising the film’s April release in France, but without even an English-subtitled teaser to go on, there’s no telling whether the film will make it to U.S. shores.

Marrakech '12: Monica Bellucci On ‘Rhino Season,’ Changing Priorities & Future Projects, Including A Film For Emir Kusturica

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • December 5, 2012 12:20 PM
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With Iranian director Bahman Ghobadi’s ("No One Knows About Persian Cats") new film, “Rhino Season,” screening Out of Competition at the Marrakech International Film Festival (our review is to follow shortly), we got to speak with the film’s Italian star, Monica Bellucci, in a small press group. Once our eyes recovered from the dazzle a bit (no, she really is very gorgeous), she was asked about her motives for taking a role that could be seen as quite a step outside her comfort zone.

Alfonso Cuaron, Emir Kusturica, Michel Gondry, Marjane Satrapi & Sara Driver Team For Anthology 'Tales From The Hanging Head'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 29, 2012 9:41 AM
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So, just who is Sara Driver? She's a filmmaker who worked the New York scene, collaborating with Jim Jarmusch (producing "Stranger Than Paradise," working on "Permanent Vacation" and inspiring the story behind "Broken Flowers") and also made her own movies through the '80s and '90s. But as these stories sometimes go, while the indie movie world moved forward, she was left behind. However, a resurgence of appreciation for her contributions and her work have put her name back in the spotlight thanks to a recent retrospective at the Anthology Film Archives in New York City and new boxset of her films, and she's going to strike while the iron is hot.

'The Artist' Star Bérénice Bejo & Emir Kusturica To Star In 'The Scapegoat'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • December 5, 2011 10:21 AM
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No matter how they'll fare during the upcoming award season, it was really only a matter of time before we heard a lot more from "The Artist" stars Jean Dujardin and Bérénice Bejo. Their demand is sure to shoot through the roof and, now, it looks like Bejo is already plotting her upcoming schedule, scoring a role in an adaptation of Daniel Pennac's classic French novel "The Scapegoat (Au Bonheur des Ogres)" co-starring Raphaël Personnaz and Emir Kusturica.

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