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New Images Of Leonardo DiCaprio, Jamie Foxx & Christoph Waltz In 'Django Unchained'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 28, 2012 11:03 AM
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Even though it's not coming out until Christmas, and is still shooting, The Weinstein Company are getting the ball rolling very early on Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained." And it's easy to see why. While the director may be a name brand at this point, his latest, a slavery-centered spaghetti western, could be his most controversial yet. However, with early footage screened at the Cannes Film Festival that delivered everything fans now expect from the director, and with rumors of a teaser trailer unspooling in front of "Prometheus," buzz is building for the film and it looks like the audiences will soon get a taste of what Tarantino is brewing.

New Image Of Leonardo DiCaprio & Carey Mulligan In 'The Great Gatsby'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 25, 2012 2:02 PM
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Well, the first trailer for "The Great Gatsby" arrived earlier this week and it proved two things: 1) there seems to be no limit to where Kanye West and Jay-Z's "No Church In The Wild" can be used, and 2) for better or worse, this movie is a Baz Luhrmann film all the way.

Watch: Heavily Stylized First Trailer For Baz Luhrmann's 'The Great Gatsby' With Leonardo DiCaprio & Carey Mulligan

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 22, 2012 7:41 PM
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When it was announced that Baz Luhrmann would be directing a film version of F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby," anyone who knew the Australian director's work sort of knew what to expect. They might not have guessed that he'd make the whole thing in 3D (which he has), but they knew you'd get something lavish, operatic and heavily styilized, with party scenes that finally lived up to some of Fitzgerald's descriptions.

New Photo From Baz Luhrmann's 'Great Gatsby' With Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire & Bollywood Star Amitabh Bachchan

  • By Simon Dang
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  • May 22, 2012 8:00 AM
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We're still seven months away from the year's end, but with the unveiling of trailers for "Skyfall" and "The Master" yesterday, 2013 seems that little bit closer now, doesn't it? Unless the Mayans were right all along, Christmas this year will bring two major film releases in Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" -- which we caught glimpses of yesterday at Cannes -- and Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel "The Great Gatsby," both of which star Leonardo DiCaprio.

Cannes Report: Don Johnson & Leonardo DiCaprio Are Standouts In First Footage From 'Django Unchained'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 21, 2012 4:41 PM
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Capping off The Weinstein Company press presentation this evening was what was arguably the longest look of the trio of films they unveiled, Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained." And for better or worse, it's pure Tarantino through and through. Longtime fans of the director are going to be thrilled, and for anyone hoping he's changed his visual approach, or swapped out his longstanding influences for something different, they might be advised to skip this one entirely, even though it will be their loss.

First Look At Leonardo DiCaprio, Christoph Waltz & Jamie Foxx In 'Django Unchained'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 26, 2012 8:01 AM
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We already know that Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" is going to be something special. Centering on slavery and vengeance, but delivering through the conventions of a spaghetti western in a way that only Tarantino knows how, there are few films this year taking as big a risk. And if these first official images from the film indicate anything, it's that the pay off could be something truly memorable.

Leonardo DiCaprio Will 'Live By Night' In Dennis Lehane Adaptation For Warner Bros.

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 13, 2012 2:18 PM
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"Mystic River," "Gone Baby Gone" and "Shutter Island." As far as book-to-film adaptations go, Dennis Lehane is batting a perfect 3-for-3, and with Warner Bros. behind two of those pictures, they are looking to score another success by enlisting Leonardo DiCaprio.

Martin Scorsese Meeting With More Writers For Brewing Sinatra Biopic; Says He Could Go With An Unknown For The Lead

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 9, 2012 2:32 PM
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While Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio will be re-upping their bromance this summer, shooting the financial world drama "The Wolf Of Wall Street," one of the many brewing projects the director has bubbling in the background is his long gestasting biopic on the Chairman Of The Board, Frank Sinatra. Last we heard, powerhouse producer Scott Rudin ("The Social Network," "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo") came on board last March and while the film had a script from Phil Alden Robinson (”Field Of Dreams,” “Sneakers”), the plan was to hunt for a new writer to take a stab at the material. And it seems those steps are being taken.

Author Don Winslow Talks Latest Thriller 'Satori' & The Brewing Film Adaptation With Leonardo DiCaprio

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 2, 2012 10:05 AM
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"Not to be preachy about it, but discipline is everything for a working writer, at least for this one. I can’t just wander around fields of flowers or sit brooding in coffee houses waiting for the muse to land on my shoulder and whisper in my ear.  That would nice, but it ain’t gonna happen. I treat writing like a factory job – the whistle blows and I’m at work. This thing always comes down to someone sitting down with some kind of writing instrument and getting it done," author and screenwriter Don Winslow told us recently. And he's not kidding around. That focus and drive has allowed Winslow to write 16 books over the past two decades or so, including "Satori" (hitting bookstores in paperback last week) and his upcoming "Savages" prequel "The Kings Of Cool." And this doesn't even include the television work or the brewing movie adaptations he has in development. And though he commits to a strong worth ethic, it's never at the mercy of challenging himself as a writer or compromising his own standards.

We Read It: Michael Mann & John Logan's Unmade 1930s Noir A Nasty Look At Old Hollywood That Doesn't Quite Work

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 21, 2012 1:56 PM
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Of all the unmade, potentially great projects of the last few years, one of the most talked-about is the untitled 1930s noir thriller penned by Oscar nominee John Logan ("The Aviator," "Hugo") with the intention that Michael Mann would direct, and Leonardo DiCaprio would star. The project started doing the rounds back in 2007, but despite interest from New Line, the film, with an estimated budget of $120 million, proved too expensive and too risky to get made.

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