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Maggie Gyllenhaal Gears Up To Help Defend The Oval Office In 'White House Down'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 7, 2012 4:00 PM
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Well, this is a bit curious. Maggie Gyllenhaal has never really been a tentpole/blockbuster kind of gal, and aside from Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight," she's mostly stuck to the indie/drama route. But it seems blowing up the White House with Roland Emmerich is just too good an opportunity to pass up.

Tribeca Review: 'Hysteria' Is The Vibrator Comedy Movie You Can Watch With Your Mom

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 25, 2012 4:01 PM
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It turns out that all Sabina Spielrein needed to get over her hysteria was not Freud or Jung or the talking cure, but just a really good fingering. Indeed, the course of sexuality and/or psychoanalysis might have been irrevocably altered had Sabina taken a trip to London to visit Dr. Robert Dalrymple (Jonathan Pryce), in "Hysteria," a "based on true events" comedy about the invention of the vibrator. But like any bad lover, the film is heavy on foreplay but when it finally takes its pants off, the resulting encounter is less than satisfying.

First Look At Viola Davis & Maggie Gyllenhaal In 'Won't Back Down'; Film Will Hit Theaters In September

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • February 21, 2012 8:57 AM
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We really like Maggie Gyllenhaal. We really like Viola Davis too. We like this picture of the two of them looking happy and emotional from 20th Century Fox's upcoming release "Won't Back Down." We like that the film's supporting cast includes Holly Hunter, Oscar Isaac and Lance Reddick. Hell, we even kind of like the fact that Ving Rhames is in this movie. But that, I'm afraid, is where our optimism ends.

Maggie Gyllenhaal & Rhys Ifans Circling Noah Baumbach's 40-Hour-Long HBO Series 'The Corrections'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 20, 2012 9:22 AM
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Nothing demonstrates the status of HBO these days better than "The Corrections." Jonathan Franzen's novel was hugely acclaimed on publication in 2001, later landing atop many of the "best of the decade" literary lists, and was soon snapped up for a film version by Scott Rudin, one of the most important producers in Hollywood, and the man behind some of the most acclaimed novel-to-film translations of the last decade, from "Wonder Boys" to "No Country For Old Men."

Winona Ryder Replaces Maggie Gyllenhaal In 'The Iceman'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 12, 2011 7:16 PM
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Another day, another casting change on "The Iceman." The film, which was originally set to star James Franco, Benicio Del Toro and Michael Shannon has dropped the first two actors on the way to filming, and has now lost one more esteemed thesp, with another random choice filling in to fill out this pretty bizarre cast.

David Schwimmer To Play Killer In 'The Iceman'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 10, 2011 12:22 PM
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And the casting rollercoaster for the forever-developing "The Iceman" continues. At one time set to star the trio of James Franco, Benicio Del Toro and Michael Shannon, the first two actors have since moved on, and just a couple weeks ago the future of the project was being called into question. Well have no fear, Ross from "Friends" is here to save the day.

James Franco Exits Mob Killer Pic ‘The Iceman’ Leaving Future Of Project In Doubt

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 19, 2011 12:59 PM
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With his busy schedule taking him between classrooms, art galleries, movie sets and TV studios, even the multitasking James Franco can't do it all.

Holly Hunter Set For 'Still I Rise, Looking To Do 'Romeo and Juliet'

  • By Catherine Scott
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  • May 21, 2011 1:19 AM
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'Rise' Co-Star Maggie Gyllenhaal Also Takes On 'Voice From The Stone'We've had a hard time keeping up with all the news as Cannes has been pretty exciting this week with Von Trier Mania and the rest of those now-overshadowed films. It's been a great festival, and numerous interesting projects just keep on coming out of the woodwork. In addition, there have been quite a few juicy tidbits about high-profile roles for some of Hollywood's leading actresses.

Oscar Isaac To Romance Maggie Gyllenhaal As 'Sexy, Ukulele-Playing Teacher' In 'Still I Rise'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 18, 2011 4:00 AM
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We're Pretty Sure 'Sexy, Ukulele-Playing Teacher' Is An OxymoronOscar Isaac is definitely about to have a moment. The 31-year-old Guatemalan-born actor has made a striking impression in the last few years in projects like "The Nativity Story," "Che" and "Body of Lies," before really grabbing people's attention last year as the sole highlight of Ridley Scott's "Robin Hood." Since then, he gave the only tolerable performance in "Sucker Punch," and landed key roles in "Drive" and "W.E." as well as allegedly being director Tony Gilroy's favorite of the contenders to star in "The Bourne Legacy," before Jeremy Renner took the role.

Maggie Gyllenhaal & Viola Davis Set To Star In 'Still I Rise'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 10, 2011 3:48 AM
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The inspirational teacher/fighting the system movie isn't exactly a new one, but the genre could use a breath of fresh air. And while we'll have to wait and see how this one turns out, you couldn't ask for two better actresses. Maggie Gyllenhaal and Viola Davis are set to star in "Still I Rise" for Walden Media. The duo will play frustrated mothers who combine forces to transform an inner city public school. Sounds great, right? (ok, relatively so) Here's where our reservations on the project kick in.

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