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Watch: Sofia Coppola Directed Ad For H&M Starring Imogen Poots

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 5, 2012 9:24 AM
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While television is now seen as fertile creative ground for filmmakers who can't find an opening in the franchise-heavy studio system, the commercial world is also an opportunity for a helmer to keep those movie making skills honed. And while we wait for Sofia Coppola to get her next feature film mounted -- which may be about the Hollywood Hills Burglar Bunch -- her latest venture into advertising will tide us over for now.

Annapurna Pictures Drops Out Of 'Side Effects' Over Casting; Potential Options Emerge, While Catherine Zeta-Jones Joins Cast

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • January 24, 2012 9:50 PM
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Well, that was quick. Just one week after announcing it had signed on with Open Road, the distributors of the film, to co-finance Steven Soderbergh’s psychological thriller, “Side Effects,” Megan Ellison’s Annapurna pictures has backed out of the project (however, Open Road is staying put to distribute the film). But it's not all gloom and doom for "Side Effects," though, as Soderbergh's "Traffic" co-star Catherine Zeta-Jones has just signed onto the project (via Deadline).

Imogen Poots, Jim Broadbent & Eddie Marsan Round Out Cast For 'Filth' With James McAvoy

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 18, 2012 4:11 PM
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James McAvoy is quietly amassing one of the most interesting filmographies out there. The actor toplined two major tentpoles in 2011 -- "X-Men: First Class" and "Arthur Christmas" -- and now he's quickly gone in the other direction, getting in front of the cameras for Danny Boyle's thriller "Trance," and the gritty Brit crime flick "Welcome To The Punch." And kicking off 2012, he's settling into what be his most challenging effort to date, an adaptation of Irvine Welsh's "Filth." This one has been brewing for a while now, with Jamie Bell boarding over the summer and now with filming set to kick off, the rest of the cast has been solidified, and it's certainly very promising.

Bradley Cooper Won't Be 'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 9, 2011 4:37 PM
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The wheels continue to turn on "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." over at Warner Bros. with Bradley Cooper offered the role of American spy Napolean Solo and Joel Edgerton in talks for Ilya Kuryakin, it seems things were moving swimmingly along for the project as it had two leads that made both the director and the studio happy but, alas, one has fallen.

Empire Big Screen '11 Review: 'Fright Night' Is Entertaining, But Eminently Disposable

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • August 15, 2011 12:01 PM
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A confession: this writer has never seen the original "Fright Night." It's one of a certain kind of 80s VHS-era film ("The Goonies," 'Weird Science," 'Wargames"), beloved by a certain generation that this writer was a few years too late for, and that we've never caught up on, principally because it feels like there are plenty of better things to do with our time. This is a long-winded way of saying that if you're looking for comparisons between the original and 2011's "Fright Night", if you're looking for someone to tell you if Colin Farrell lives up to Chris Sarandon, this is not the review for you. What we can do is judge Craig Gillespie's remake on its own merits, of which there are a few: "Fright Night" is an enjoyable time at the movies. But we suspect it's the kind of film that, when it airs on TV five years from now, we'll only realize that we've seen before half an hour in.

Imogen Poots Says Colin Farrell Brings A "Slick Sexuality" To His Vampire In 'Fright Night'

  • By Jeff Otto
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  • August 15, 2011 11:29 AM
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Here at The Playlist, we’ve been singing the praises of British actress Imogen Poots for a while now. She impressed in Jordan Scott’s boarding school drama “Cracked” and David Levien’s “Solitary Man,” and has been building her presence over the years, with smaller roles in “V for Vendetta,” “28 Weeks Later” and “Me and Orson Welles.” At the close of 2010, The Playlist listed Poots as one of our 15 actresses on the rise, and indeed with roles coming up in the biopic "Greetings From Tim Buckley," the drama "A Late Quartet" (alongside Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener and more) and the romance/heist flick "Comes A Bright Day" with "Submarine" star Craig Roberts, she's definitely living up to her early promise.

Interview: Imogen Poots Talks Jeff Buckley Biopic & What She's Got Coming To A Theater Near You

  • By Jeff Otto
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  • August 8, 2011 10:07 AM
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British actress Imogen Poots’ career has been picking up steam for a few years now overseas with critically acclaimed roles in Jordan Scott’s (Ridley’s daughter) boarding school drama “Cracked” and the David Levien-helmed “Solitary Man.” Stateside, Poots’ exposure has been brief, with smaller roles in “V for Vendetta” and “Me and Orson Welles” along with her breakout in 2007’s “28 Weeks Later.” Poots’ will have her biggest exposure later this month in the remake of “Fright Night” where she’ll play the girlfriend to Anton Yelchin’s Charley Brewster and the potential plaything for Colin Farrell’s nasty vampire, Jerry.

Comic-Con '11: Vampires --The Biting Kind -- Are Back With 'Fright Night' & 'Underworld: Awakening'

  • By Kimber Myers
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  • July 23, 2011 3:21 AM
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Though "Breaking Dawn" has captured the hearts of teens and their moms, the brutal, blood-sucking, non-sparkly vampire remains immortal. After Thursday's "Twilight" lovefest, Comic-Con's Hall H was taken over by two vehicles for the meaner brand of the undead with "Fright Night" and "Underworld: Awakening" on Friday. "Fright Night" reimagines the '80s classic, this time casting Colin Farrell as the not-so-neighborly vamp Jerry and Anton Yelchin as the threatened boy next door. Meanwhile, "Underworld: Awakening" revives Kate Beckinsale's role in the franchise as her Selene comes out of a coma after more than a decade.

Imogen Poots Gets 'Greetings From Tim Buckley'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 22, 2011 4:24 AM
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Yes, believe it folks, one of the two Jeff Buckley movies in development is moving forward whether you like it or not, and production continues with its indie spirit as Deadline reveals that rising Brit actress Imogen Poots has joined the cast. While her name may sound funny and or not be familiar at all to you, that is likely soon to change. The actress impressed in last year's "Solitary Man" and this year, she was made her presence known in two period pieces, the criminally underseen Jordan Scott film "Cracks" and Cary Fukunaga's gothic "Jane Eyre." But her biggest exposure is yet to come as next month, she'll try not to get fanged by Colin Farrell in the "Fright Night" remake.

Ralph Fiennes Directing Charles Dickens Biopic 'The Invisible Woman'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 18, 2011 1:20 AM
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Carey Mulligan, Felicity Jones, Abbie Cornish & Imogen Poots In Contention For Female LeadHis Lord Voldemort might *spoiler* have finally met his end this weekend in "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part Two," but Ralph Fiennes isn't hanging about: he's playing an unknown role in Sam Mendes' "Bond 23," and he's in rehearsal to play Prospero in "The Tempest" on stage in London. But the thespian isn't just sticking to acting: his directorial debut, "Coriolanus," picked up strong reviews at the Berlin Film Festival at the start of the year, and will hit theaters in the fall, and the actor's now planning another venture behind the camera that will shoot next year.

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