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Jason Schwartzman Has 'Big Eyes' For Tim Burton; Cillian Murphy Goes 'In The Heart Of The Sea'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • June 20, 2013 8:58 AM
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It’s no secret that the past decade has seen Tim Burton in a creative slump, but with the Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz-starring “Big Eyes,” he’s set to escape his blockbuster rut. Now THR is reporting that the film is getting another actor outside of Burton’s regular troupe.

Watch: Roman Coppola & Jason Schwartzman Ponder the Least Romantic Valentine in Short Film Made on Vine

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • March 28, 2013 9:23 AM
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Amidst six-second snippets of blurry concert footage and showcases of your latest meal, the mobile app Vine has infected the film industry with a vengeance. The results have been severely mixed: Oscilloscope "released" their David Cross comedy "It's A Disaster" on Vine last month as part of a promo stunt, Film District has been hankering for audiences' quick (positive) opinion on “Olympus Has Fallen,” and "The Wolverine" teased its first trailer via the new social media toy. Luckily, cousins Jason Schwartzman and Roman Coppola have managed to make something a bit more clever.

Watch: Jimmy Kimmel Returns With 'Movie The Movie 2V' Featuring Jessica Chastain, Jude Law, Oprah Winfrey & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 25, 2013 9:39 AM
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So, the Oscars are over, and you're likely waking up today with a nacho cheese hangover and still wondering why so much of the broadcast was dedicated to "Chicago" and "Dreamgirls." But if you still had any kind of energy left over from the four-hour slog, perhaps you stayed up to watch "Jimmy Kimmel Live." And if not? Well, we have the magic of YouTube.

Jason Schwartzman Talks Working With Charlie Sheen & Martin Scorsese's Influence On 'A Glimpse Inside The Mind Of Charles Swan III'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • February 7, 2013 10:02 AM
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This Friday, theatrical audiences can take “A Glimpse Inside The Mind Of Charlies Swan III.” Starring Charlie Sheen as the titular self-destructive graphic designer, the film is a comedic fantasia about his various alcohol-fueled fantasies and dreams, but it also finds time to showcase best friend and standup comedian Kirby, as played by an acerbic Jason Schwartzman. And while Schwartzman is now a veteran of several movie sets, it’s hard to beat the amount of fun he had building Kirby for Roman Coppola’s second film.

Review: 'A Glimpse Inside The Mind Of Charles Swan III' Displays The Flair & Flaws Of Roman Coppola's Approach

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • February 5, 2013 6:59 PM
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Roman Coppola may only be on his second directorial feature, but as a music video and commercials director, and as a writer and frequent Wes Anderson collaborator -- not to mention handling the second unit on various films from his famous family members -- he has certainly amassed a wealth of filmic experience. All of which he brings to bear on "A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III." Destined to be a crowd-pleaser because of its many celebrity cameos, quirky and apropos Liam Hayes music, and lovingly detailed 70s-influenced stylization, the film affords many glossy, knowing pleasures, and we found ourselves really wanting to love it. But that deeper level of engagement just didn't kick in for us for two main reasons: the lack of a strong narrative through line and the lack of dimensionality to the central titular character. The film delivers on its title, but it turns out we need more than just a glimpse.

Jonathan Ames & Jason Schwartzman Working On A Second, Non-‘Bored To Death’ Movie

  • By Tess Hofmann
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  • January 29, 2013 11:45 AM
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Superfans of canceled series “Bored To Death” thought the news couldn’t get any better when it was announced last week that a movie based on the series is officially in development at HBO -- but it has! Now, THR reports that creator Jonathan Ames and star Jason Schwartzman are collaborating on another separate project, having optioned the rights to Bernard Malamud’s collection of short stories “Pictures of Fidelman,” with plans to co-write an adaptation starring Schwartzman. The script will center on Arthur Fidelman, a hapless art student who travels to Rome in the mid-twentieth century. Sounds about right for Schwartzman, he being the poster-child for privileged melancholia.

Exclusive: Jason Schwartzman Writing Music For Roman Coppola's 'Bugsy Malone'-Styled Musical For Kids

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • January 10, 2013 1:56 PM
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Jason Schwartzman has already collaborated with his cousin Roman Coppola several times, more recently in the upcoming comedy “A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III.” But while Schwartzman plays supporting roles in Coppola's latest feature-length film as well as his previous one, “CQ,” the actor would be taking on more central responsibilities in two of Coppola’s prospective upcoming projects.

Jason Schwartzman To Guest on 'Parks & Recreation'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 19, 2012 11:32 AM
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Until recently, "Parks & Recreation" have been modest with their guest stars, forgoing the "30 Rock" approach of just getting famous people to show, and instead bringing on collaborators that generally elevate the proceedings. For example: Megan Mulally and Patricia Clarkson as Ron Swanson's ex-wives, Detlef Schrempf as himself, Ben Schwartz as Jean-Ralphio and Andy Samberg as the loud Carl. And that careful approach seems to be continuing, as the show has lined up another great guest.

Watch: Jason Schwartzman Reteams With Roman Coppola For Short Film 'Die Again, Undead One'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 11, 2012 11:40 AM
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Jason Schwartzman and Roman Coppola are family (they're cousins), so they are never more than a phone call away. But even if they weren't related, we imagine they would have found each other anyway. The duo have forged a relationship that has seen them work together in many capacities -- co-writers, actor/director and more -- and they're clearly on the save wavelength. So, when Coppola made his debut feature, "CQ," it's not a shock that he called Schwartzman for a role. When over a decade later he made his sophomore effort, "A Glimpse Inside The Mind Of Charles Swan III," he called Schwartzman again. And now, for the short film "Die Again, Undead One," the pair are once again back together.

Watch: Wes Anderson & Jason Schwartzman Tour The CD & DVD Sections Of Borders In 2008

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 10, 2012 12:58 PM
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How quickly things change. Remember Borders? It seems every town in America had one, but the company that once had 1200 stores, closed its doors in 2011 forever. But we have a bit of history today from when they were still alive and kicking.

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