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Watch and Listen to the 'Perfect Sense' Trailer with Ewan McGregor and Eva Green

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • December 13, 2011 11:35 AM
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Ewan McGregor has been in an upswing of late. Shaking off the creative stagnation of the 'Star Wars' prequels, he's been back doing solid work recently in movies like "The Ghost Writer" and this year's "Beginners" (we should also mention that he also totally kills it in Soderbergh's "Haywire," out next year). We're not sure if his next film, the sci-fi-y romance "Perfect Sense," will be part of this creative resurgence, but the just-released trailer does look intriguing.

Marrakech Film Festival '11: Terry Gilliam Says Ewan McGregor No Longer Involved In 'Don Quixote'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • December 9, 2011 1:58 PM
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While the documentary "Lost in La Mancha" drew many comparisons between Terry Gilliam and Cervantes' classical hero, who featured in the director's film "The Man Who Killed Don Quixote," the aborted making of which 'La Mancha' followed, it's perhaps not the most appropriate literary comparison. Instead, the project seems to be closer to Gilliam's white whale from "Moby Dick," an obsession that won't let go of the filmmaker, even if he wanted to.

Ewan McGregor Joins Noah Baumbach's 'The Corrections' For HBO

  • By Edward Davis
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  • November 22, 2011 2:11 PM
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After an excellent, nuanced and emotive turn in Mike Mills' "Beginners" earlier this year, and with a Steven Soderbergh collaboration arriving in January of next year ("Haywire"), is Scottish actor Ewan McGregor finally back on track? Over the years, we've lamented his post-"Star Wars" prequels career, which basically leaves the actor's work in an unmentionables section, but we've always been rooting for the guy to find his footing again -- he's talented, as his early arthouse work illustrates, and apparently he's one of the nicest and easiest guys in the industry to work with. Well, it looks like he's back. Another fine addition to his upcoming resume is a lead role in Noah Baumbach's forthcoming adaptation of Jonathan Frazen's "The Corrections" for HBO, which already stars Chris Cooper and Dianne Wiest.

Steven Soderbergh, Gina Carano, Michael Fassbender & Ewan McGregor Talk 'Haywire' At AFI Q&A

  • By Todd Gilchrist
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  • November 7, 2011 7:30 PM
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At film festivals, it’s hardly uncommon for a Q&A to get hijacked when an overzealous audience member decides to compliment the filmmakers and then ask an eight-minute question that almost always boils down to “how did you do _____?” But on Sunday night at AFI Fest, none other than the moderator spoiled a post-screening question and answer session, when “The Informant” actor Joel McHale stumbled through a spectacularly awkward and nonsensical conversation with the cast and crew of “Haywire” after Relativity offered the film for a secret screening (read our review here).

Who Could Be The Men In Steven Soderbergh’s ‘The Man From U.N.C.L.E’?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 20, 2011 4:29 AM
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'The Killing' Star Joel Kinnaman, Michael Fassbender & Ewan McGregor Among Names Being Considered By The DirectorSteven Soderbergh's latest picture "Contagion" is in its second week of release with a healthy tally thus far of over $45 million, and his next feature, the independent male stripper film "Magic Mike," is currently shooting. And now the director is already mapping out -- at least if he sticks to the current plan -- his penultimate film, "The Man from U.N.C.L.E."

Watch: New Trailer For David MacKenzie's 'Perfect Sense' Starring Ewan McGregor & Eva Green

  • By Simon Dang
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  • September 15, 2011 3:03 AM
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Can Ewan McGregor string together strong back-to-back performances after Mike Mills' "Beginners"? Can he match the heartfelt chemistry he shared with Melanie Laurent in Mills' film with another much-loved Gallic thespian in Eva Green? And will David MacKenzie's fusion of a love story and a disaster pic work at all? All questions we're currently asking of "Perfect Sense," the latest effort from the Scottish helmer who broke out with another McGregor-starrer "Young Adam" back in 2003.

CBS Films In Talks To Buy TIFF Hit 'Salmon Fishing In The Yemen' With Ewan McGregor & Emily Blunt

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • September 11, 2011 9:30 AM
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It's been a fairly quiet market for big film deals at Toronto so far, with the sole major sale -- that of "Shame" to Fox Searchlight -- having been in the works since Venice, and even then, the film reportedly only sold for a six-figure sum, the film's backers placing great importance on being able to release the film before the end of the year, uncut, with an awards push for star Michael Fassbender. But the slow start looks to be coming to an end, with plenty of films courting distributors, and the first of them looks to have found a suitor.

Steven Soderbergh's 'Haywire' Gets January 20, 2012 Release Date

  • By Catherine Scott
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  • June 15, 2011 12:23 PM
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Relativity Media Will Distribute in U.S.Well, that's one film we can take out of awards contention for 2011. One of Steven Soderbergh's upcoming films "Haywire" won't be released till January 20, 2012. As we've been saying all along, Relativity Media has retained the domestic rights, with Lionsgate holding on to the foreign rights. Lionsgate was all set to release in the U.S. as well, until restructuring gave partner Relativity its own domestic arm for distribution. The initial date was April, 2011, which Soderbergh confirmed himself, but it was never officially announced; the restructuring deal points took much longer than anyone expected. Then August, 2011 became the next date everyone was zeroing on, but they too lost that window of opportunity when the deal pushed back the chance to release trailers and posters.

Ewan McGregor & Mike Mills Talk The Sadness, Humor & Joy Of 'Beginners'

  • By Sean Gillane
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  • June 4, 2011 2:34 AM
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This article originally ran during the 54th Annual San Francisco International Film Festival in April, but is a great overview of Mike Mills' wonderful drama "Beginners" and is worth revisiting.

'Beginners' Star Mélanie Laurent Talks Working With Ewan McGregor, Mike Mills & A Hateful Dog

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • June 3, 2011 8:21 AM
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One of the purest delights of this year's South by Southwest Film Festival was stumbling into Mike Mills' "Beginners," not knowing anything about it (this writer hadn't even seen its artful trailer) and being blown away by its mix of humor, sadness, manageable meet-cute twee and romanticism.

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