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Gael García Bernal & Alice Braga Feel 'The Ardor'; Amanda Seyfried & Patrick Dempsey Are 'Wonderful Tonight' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 2, 2012 4:33 PM
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Thanks to AFM, the project announcements are coming fast and furious, so we're just gonna drop a few of them in here so we can all catch up...

Gael Garcia Bernal In, Hilary Swank Out For 'The Dallas Buyer's Club' Starring Matthew McConaughey

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 3, 2012 2:02 PM
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To get interesting stories made in today's climate, yes you need financing and all the necessary little wheels in motion, but sometimes you just need someone to take an interest and push things forward. And that's just what Matthew McConaughey has done with "The Dallas Buyer's Club." While he's been attached to the film since the spring of 2011, earlier this year he put aside a potential role in Lee Daniels' "The Butler" to really focus on the movie and get it rolling. And now it looks like the fall start date is fast approaching, with casting beginning to gear up, even as one actor drops out.

New Images Of Luke Evans In 'No One Lives' & Gael Garcia Bernal In Pablo Larrain's 'No'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 6, 2012 12:38 PM
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While Ryûhei Kitamura may not be a household name, among genre heads he made a splash with "The Midnight Meat Train" a few years back and in September, he's heading to Toronto hoping to wow Midnight Madness crowds with his latest, "No One Lives."

Walter Salles Working On Two New Screenplays, 'Terra' With Gael García Bernal & One With His 'Central Station' Star

  • By The Playlist
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  • May 26, 2012 1:31 PM
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Brazilian director Walter Salles' path to adapting Jack Kerouac's "On The Road" has been a long and winding one that's taken about seven years to come to fruition. And while reviews out of Cannes about his new picture starring Garett Hedlund, Sam Riley, Kristen Stewart and more have been decidely mixed (read our review here), the film will finally arrive on U.S. shores in the late fall.

Watch: 5 Minute Clip From Pablo Larrain's Cannes Sensation 'No' Starring Gael Garcia Bernal

  • By Simon Dang
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  • May 24, 2012 8:42 AM
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One of the best-received films so far over at Cannes is Chilean director Pablo Larrain's "No," starring Gael Garcia Bernal. Its rave reviews have even seen many question why it wasn't chosen for the official competition lineup as opposed to the Directors' Fortnight as it may very well have been a Palme d'Or candidate.

Pablo Larrain's 'No' Picked Up For U.S. By Sony Pictures Classics, IFC Nabs Ben Wheatley's 'Sightseers'

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • May 23, 2012 11:41 AM
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When movies aren’t being watched at the Cannes Film Festival, they’re being purchased, and we’ve got news of a couple that have been picked up for North American distribution.

Cannes Review: It's Ad Men vs. Bad Men in Pablo Larrain's Exciting, Funny, Moving 'No' Starring Gael Garcia Bernal

  • By James Rocchi
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  • May 18, 2012 9:34 PM
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Playing as part of the Director's Fortnight, Pablo Larraín's "No" is exactly the kind of film you hope to stumble across at Cannes -- a film that hadn't been on your radar until buzz from too many quarters too diverse to be ignored made you seek it out, discovering a film that's extraordinarily well-made, superbly acted, funny, human, warm, principled and, yes, as enthrallingly entertaining as it is fiercely moral and intelligent. Set in Chile in 1988, "No" stars Gael Garcia Bernal as Réne, a "creative" at an ad agency. At the start of the film, he's explaining to a group of clients how this spot he's about to show them represents the new, young feeling of Chile, and how it's in tune with the youth of that country and their needs. And then he rolls … a soda commercial, full of shoulderpad-wearing rockers, exultant crowds of youth, and a mime.

R&B Artist Usher To Play Sugar Ray Leonard In 'Hands Of Stone'; Ryan Kwanten & Michelle Rodriguez Also Join

  • By Simon Dang
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  • March 23, 2012 8:05 AM
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Late in 2010, seemingly on the back of David O. Russell's "The Fighter" and all its success, Gael Garcia Bernal and Al Pacino boarded "Hands Of Stone," a biopic of legendary Panamanian boxer Robert Duran which had Venezuelan helmer Jonathan Jakubowicz set to direct. One of Duran's most famous fights was of course against the undefeated Sugar Ray Leonard and, with the film seemingly growing legs recently, an unconventional choice has now been cast to play Leonard.

PIFF '12 Review: All Is Not What It Seems In Beautifully Shot 'The Loneliest Planet'

  • By Erik McClanahan
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  • February 22, 2012 2:32 PM
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It’s true that the “Loneliest Planet,” directed by Julia Loktev (“Day Night Day Night”), is the kind of film that works best if you know little to absolutely nothing about it going in. But then again, couldn’t that be said for just about every film? So before we write this review in to futility before it’s even started, let’s get the basics out there: a young couple (played wonderfully by Gael Garcia Bernal and Hani Furstenberg), engaged to be married, is backpacking in the Caucasus Mountains in Georgia. They hire a guide to lead them on a hike filled with stunning vistas, and…something happens that changes things, irrevocably.

Gael Garcia Bernal Will Put On The Mask For Post-Apocalyptic 'Zorro Reborn'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 16, 2012 8:16 PM
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Gael Garcia Bernal never really struck us as a "tentpole guy." Having built his cred working with dudes like Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu ("Amores Perros"), Jim Jarmusch ("The Limits Of Control"), Alfonso Cuaron ("Y Tu Mama Tambien"), Walter Salles ("The Motorcycle Diaries"), Michel Gondry ("The Science Of Sleep"), Fernando Meirelles ("Blindness") and Pedro Almodovar ("Bad Education") he's earned a strong reputation as an actor of taste and talent. Even more, as a producer he's backed movies like "Voy a explotar" and "Sin Nombre." Sure, he's flirted with the mainstream in mind-boggling decisions to star in stuff like "Letters To Juliet" and the forthcoming "A Little Bit Of Heaven," and his his next move is no less baffling.

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