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Joel Edgerton Talks 'Wish You Were Here,' Replacing Ben Affleck On 'Gatsby,' 'Jane Got A Gun' Rumors & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 6, 2013 11:04 AM
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Dave Flannery seems to have it all, with a beautiful wife, two young kids, a home with a great view and a business that has managed to ride out the economic crisis. But Dave is also a man desperately trying to keep those very things from slipping away. Recently hitting Cambodia for some R&R with his wife, his wife's sister and her boyfriend, the four of them went, but only three came back. For now, the authorities are being kept in the dark as Dave and everyone else hopes the missing man will return, but it isn't long before dark secrets surface, altering everything they thought they knew about that wild night in Cambodia...

Joel Edgerton In Demand: Actor Joins Johnny Depp In 'Black Mass' & Michelle Williams In 'The Double Hour'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • May 15, 2013 8:11 PM
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The Great Gatsby, Joel Edgerton
Has Aussie actor Joel Edgerton become Hollywood's new it-man? He turned heads with a jerk in 2010's crime thriller, "Animal Kingdom" (we immediately took notice) and gained further acclaim for his toe to toe role with Tom Hardy in the underloved MMA drama "Warrior." Directors of note also took notice. Kathryn Bigelow cast him for a small but important role in "Zero Dark Thirty," and he arguably stole the show from Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan and the rest of the cast in Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby." So what's next for an encore? Two plum roles in two major projects everyone's keeping a close eye on.

Cannes 2013: 7 Things We Learned About 'The Great Gatsby' From Baz Luhrmann, Leonardo DiCaprio & Co

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • May 15, 2013 10:05 AM
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A perhaps unexpected offering to kick off this fortnight of high-profile international, arthouse and independent filmmaking, Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby" will nonetheless burst open the Cannes Film Festival later tonight like a giant glitter-and-feather-filled pinata. Which means that this morning was all about the real reason the film snagged its prestigious opening slot: the dazzling constellation of stars it brings in its wake to walk the red carpet, get their pictures taken and talk up the film in handy soundbite format to the assembled roiling masses of journalists at the press conference.

The 5 Most Ridiculous Things About 'The Great Gatsby,' Old Sport

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • May 13, 2013 12:04 PM
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The Great Gatsby, Leonardo DiCaprio
Opening a bit bigger than expected this past weekend and getting ready to explode confetti over crowds at Cannes later this week, Baz Luhrmann’s “The Great Gatsby,” starring Leonardo DiCaprio as Gatsby, Carey Mulligan as Daisy and Tobey Maguire as Nick Carraway, is totally ridiculous. It’s a rococo doodle, one full of flash and dazzle and sparkle, but empty inside, which would be an apt metaphor for the titular character if Luhrmann would slow down long enough to establish such things (even if he did bother to try to the make the connection, it would probably be besieged by schizophrenic cutting and accompanied by a Jay-Z song). In fact, it was something of a chore to narrow down the list of the most ridiculous things about “The Great Gatsby” to just five. We could go on and on all day. Oh, and spoiler warning old sport.

Review: 'The Great Gatsby' Is A Decadently Empty Tale Of Empty Decadence & Impossible Love

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • May 6, 2013 9:01 AM
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The Great Gatsby
The distinctive, vista-obsessed movies of Baz Luhrmann are nothing if not stylish, generally flamboyant and lavish in their candy-colored visual treatments. Subtlety has never been of much interest to the Australian filmmaker who has leaned heavily on melodrama and romantic fairy tales told in a passionate, bright Technicolor style. But sincerity and resplendent ardor have generally anchored his always-plush films, even when they’ve been too long and affected (“Australia”) or overpowered with the odor of teen angst (“Romeo + Juliet”). Luhrmann, it seems, was born to tell stories of impossible love in the most sumptuous ways possible.

Joel Edgerton Says Everything Is "Wonderful" On The Set Of 'Jane Got A Gun'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 3, 2013 4:13 PM
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We're not going to recount the saga of the various ins and outs of the currently in production western "Jane Got A Gun," but if there is one person (besides Natalie Portman) who has seen the project through from day one, it's Joel Edgerton. Originally slated to play the villain, only to switch to the husband role when Michael Fassbender bailed and Jude Law joined (the latter exited, to be replaced by Cooper...who left earlier this week...) Edgerton has weathered the storm, and according to him, while on the outside it might look like the movie is in turmoil, it couldn't be better.

Watch: 7 Clips From 'The Great Gatsby' Explore The Romance Behind The Glitter

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 28, 2013 10:43 AM
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The Great Gatsby, Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan
Well, as you might have already heard bubbling around the interwebs, New York City press got to see "The Great Gatsby" over the weekend, and while lips are firmly sealed until the embargo lifts, Warner Bros. has plenty to share for those eagerly awaiting the movie. Seven clips from the film have landed online, and while recent weeks have focused on the party atmosphere around the film via the soundtrack, these glimpses put the focus squarely on the characters.

Listen: Alternate Version Of Lana Del Rey's "Young And Beautiful" From 'The Great Gatsby' Plus Cast Goes Vogue In New Portraits

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 23, 2013 9:23 AM
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The Great Gatsby set photo
With music proving to be a key element in Baz Luhrmann's upcoming take on the classic American novel "The Great Gatsby," given how hard the push has been for the soundtrack, it's beginning to eclipse the fact that there are some very real movie stars in this thing. But today we have a bit of both as the nearly daily updates on 'Gatsby' continue.

Watch: New U.K. Trailer & 4 Posters For Baz Luhrmann's 'The Great Gatsby'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 8, 2013 8:20 AM
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Well, you gotta admit, Baz Luhrmann has a pretty big pair of brass ones when it comes to "The Great Gatsby." With a soundtrack dressing up the classic American novel with songs by will.i.am, Fergie, Lana Del Rey, Jay-Z and The xx, he's certainly taking F. Scott Fitzgerald's book out of the classroom and into...somewhere else. And with 3D visuals, lavish set design and, oh yeah, an all star cast, it's go big or go home. And now a few more treats are here to bring you into Luhrmann's world.

Exclusive: Trailer For 'Wish You Were Here' Starring Joel Edgerton & Teresa Palmer

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 26, 2013 3:15 PM
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Wish You Were Here, Joel Edgerton, Teresa Palmer
With a membership that includes Joel Edgerton, Nash Edgerton, David Michôd, Spencer Susser and more, it's safe to say that the Blue Tongue Films collective isn't lacking in talent. And while the name Kieran Darcy-Smith might not be the most familiar of the group, he more than matches the talent his colleagues have shown across their projects, and his feature debut "Wish You Were Here" shows another strong filmmaking voice emerging from Blue Tongue.

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