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Stanley Tucci Bags Lead Opposite Emma Watson In 'Harry Potter' Director David Yates' Drama 'Your Voice In My Head'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 27, 2012 8:41 PM
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If your part calls for an actor in their 40s or 50s, and you're part of a big studio movie, the reality is that the same handful of names are always going to be at the top of your casting wishlist -- the Cruises, the Clooneys, the Pitts, the Hankses, the Depps. These are the guys who get every offer in town, and as such, those actors get to pick and choose from the cream of the crop.

'Warrior' Actor Carlos Miranda Joins Sofia Coppola's 'The Bling Ring' Plus Details On The Script

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 22, 2012 11:57 AM
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While most of us on staff were far from fans of Sofia Coppola's last picture, "Somewhere" (a picture that does have its defenders, nevertheless), the filmmaker is so gifted, and has enough goodwill from her earlier pictures, that we're more than happy to follow her wherever she's going. And in the last few weeks, filming got underway on her latest, "The Bling Ring."

Emma Watson To Star In Sofia Coppola's Next Film 'The Bling Ring'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 29, 2012 2:46 PM
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...and just like that, Emma Watson has quickly and boldly distanced herself from Hermione. Now that the franchise is over, the "Harry Potter" actress has been making strides to distance herself from the character she's best known for. And she's been making smart moves. She took a small (if thankless) role in "My Week With Marilyn," has the teen drama "Perks of Being a Wallflower" on the way this year, will next star in 'Potter' helmer David Yates' depression drama "Your Voice In My Head" and recently signed on to the lead in Guillermo del Toro's "Beauty and the Beast." And yet again, she's made another great move.

Guillermo Del Toro To Direct Emma Watson In New Version Of 'Beauty And The Beast'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 13, 2012 7:14 PM
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Right now, it's slightly under four years since we last saw a Guillermo Del Toro-directed movie in theaters. By the time his next film, the massive-scale monster movie "Pacific Rim," hits theaters, it'll be close to five. Of course, it barely feels like he's been away: last year's "Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark" had his name all over it, while he nearly helmed "The Hobbit" before Peter Jackson took the reins back, and will maintain a writing credit on the film, while his consulting work at DreamWorks Animation, and busy media presence has kept him in the headlines all this time.

Emma Watson Joins David Yates For 'Your Voice In My Head'; Tom Hanks & George Clooney Sought For Co-Starring Role

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 1, 2012 6:34 PM
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While Daniel Radcliffe makes his first post-'Harry Potter' starring role in the horror film "The Woman In Black" this weekend, Hermoine is also looking to shed her Hogwarts image. Emma Watson has been making small steps in defining herself outside the wizard franchise, taking a throwaway role in "My Week With Marilyn" as well as a more substantial part in the upcoming "The Perks Of Being A Wallflower." But this next role will be her biggest test yet, though she has a familiar friend to help her out.

New Images Of Emma Watson, Logan Lerman & Ezra Miller In 'The Perks Of Being A Wallflower'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 17, 2012 10:20 AM
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Six months on from the final 'Harry Potter' film, the young stars of the franchise, who gave half of their lives to date to Hogwarts, are starting to break out on their own. Daniel Radcliffe has just come off a lengthy Broadway run, is starring in the imminent "The Woman in Black," and even impressed as the host on "Saturday Night Live" last weekend, even if he was somewhat undermined by Lana Del Ray discovering on live television that she didn't know what to do with her arms when she sings. Tom Felton added another snivelling villain to his resume in "Rise of the Planet of the Apes." And Rupert Grint is doing whatever Rupert Grint does (as it turns out, a Norwegian war movie. Thanks, internets!).

Review: Starpower Like Julia Roberts & Ryan Reynolds Can't Save Flaccid 'Fireflies In The Garden'

  • By Todd Gilchrist
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  • October 12, 2011 12:59 PM
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“Fireflies in the Garden” is the cinematic equivalent of going out to dinner with your friend’s family and then having to watch them all fight like cats and dogs the whole time: it’s got to be worse for the people going through it, but you sure as hell have no interest in watching it. Writer-director Dennis Lee, who I can only imagine drew from a deep well of personal experiences – or if he didn’t, clearly suffers from dysfunction envy – created this vivid tale of an embittered writer returning to his childhood home to confront a troubled past. But he failed to realize that personal catharsis isn’t the same as popular entertainment, especially if the characters barely qualify as real people, which is why the only thing more false in “Fireflies in the Garden” than its flaccid melodrama is its clichéd emotional redemption.

Production On 'The Wolverine' May Be Bumped To Spring 2012 So Hugh Jackman Can Do 'Les Miserables'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 25, 2011 1:45 AM
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The rocky road to "The Wolverine" continues to bump as yet another delay may push back the film even further.

Emma Watson To Star In Guillermo Del Toro Produced 'Beauty And The Beast'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 18, 2011 4:59 AM
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The list of Guillermo Del Toro produced films long ago surpassed the levels of being absurd and comically long but what the hell, he's just added another one but unlike the myriad of other projects in various stages of development this one has a pretty big name already attached.

First Look At Emma Watson In 'Perks Of Being A Wallflower'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 8, 2011 9:27 AM
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Well, a first look at Emma Watson in her first feature film following the "Harry Potter" franchise has arrived and its positively....well, perky.

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