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Michael Douglas To Play Ronald Reagan In Former Ridley Scott Project 'Reykjavik,' Mike Newell Now Directing

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • August 29, 2012 3:13 PM
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The Hollywood Reporter reevals that famously liberal actor Michael Douglas will play famously conservative president Ronald Regan in "Reykjavik," a Cold War drama once being eyed as a potential directing vehicle for Ridley Scott. Scott is still involved in the project, but will serve as a producer through his Scott Free banner. Mike Newell, who directed "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" and a new version of "Great Expectations" that is debuting at Toronto in a couple of weeks, is in talks to helm the film.

Wigtacular: First Set Photo Of Matt Damon & Michael Douglas In Steven Soderbergh's 'Behind The Candelabra'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 31, 2012 1:03 PM
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In a crudely poetic way, it's sort of fitting that ever curious, genre hopping Steven Soderbergh's final year behind the camera before he goes on hiatus would find him working on a male stripper pic ("Magic Mike"), a psychological thriller ("The Bitter Pill") and now, a biopic on one the most...flamboyant entertainers of all time, Liberace. And with the movie now shooting, someone has captured of snap of Matt Damon and Michael Douglas on set, in costume. And it is glorious.

Michael Douglas Is Taking A Trip To 'Last Vegas'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 17, 2012 4:05 PM
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If there has been one emerging trend in the past year or so, it's that audiences like seeing old people do stuff normally associated with young people. So far, it's mostly be relegated to action fare like "Red" and "The Expendables" (which are both getting sequels) but now a bunch of geriatrics are gonna bust loose Vegas style in an upcoming comedy, with an award winning celebrated star leading the way.

Jeff Bridges or Michael Douglas Sought To Play A 'Dirty Grandpa'

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • March 28, 2012 10:36 AM
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Over the course of cinema history, there’s been a long lineage of characters with whom audiences fall in love, even though they’re of the more unscrupulous variety. Whether they’re leading a ragtag group of baseball underdogs like Walter Matthau did as Coach Buttermaker in “The Bad News Bears” or Billy Bob Thornton as Willie spreading yuletide cheer in the like-minded “Bad Santa” – these characters continue to work onscreen despite their flaws.

New Images Of Gina Carano, Channing Tatum, Michael Douglas & Michael Angarano In Steven Soderbergh's 'Haywire'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • December 19, 2011 4:17 PM
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Traditionally, January is something of a wasteland for the movies; as the last of the awards season pictures roll out, studios tend to use it to dump product that they know won't set the world alight critically or commercially. This year is, for the most part, no exception: dicey prospects like found footage horror "The Devil Inside," long-delayed Katherine Heigl vehicle "One For The Money," unnecessary vampire fourquel "Underworld: Awakening" and a film starring Dolly Parton are among what January has to offer. But there's at least one release coming in the first month of the year that promises something far more potent; "Haywire."

HBO Films Backs Steven Soderbergh's Liberace Pic 'Behind The Candelabra'; Set For Summer 2012 Shoot

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 11, 2011 5:26 AM
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While Steven Soderbergh has never been busier -- "Contagion" hit theaters last month, "Magic Mike" is now shooting and "Haywire" will hit theaters in early 2012 -- he's gained even more attention since reports of his impending hiatus/retirement. But don't worry, he's not going anywhere anytime soon, as the man still has lots to do. Of course, there is the Warner Bros. tentpole "The Man From U.N.C.L.E." in development, but while that one is still looking for a leading man after George Clooney had to bow out, Soderbergh's long-gestating Liberace pic "Behind The Candelabra" is moving forward.

Steven Soderbergh's 'Haywire' Gets January 20, 2012 Release Date

  • By Catherine Scott
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  • June 15, 2011 12:23 PM
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Relativity Media Will Distribute in U.S.Well, that's one film we can take out of awards contention for 2011. One of Steven Soderbergh's upcoming films "Haywire" won't be released till January 20, 2012. As we've been saying all along, Relativity Media has retained the domestic rights, with Lionsgate holding on to the foreign rights. Lionsgate was all set to release in the U.S. as well, until restructuring gave partner Relativity its own domestic arm for distribution. The initial date was April, 2011, which Soderbergh confirmed himself, but it was never officially announced; the restructuring deal points took much longer than anyone expected. Then August, 2011 became the next date everyone was zeroing on, but they too lost that window of opportunity when the deal pushed back the chance to release trailers and posters.

Michael Douglas Says Steven Soderbergh's 'Liberace' Is Still Aiming For A Fall Start This Year

  • By Simon Dang
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  • April 22, 2011 1:45 AM
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Plans to shoot Steven Soderbergh's "Liberace" have been thrown around a bit over the last year mainly due to the medical issues that plagued star Michael Douglas, but the actor has now come out noting the previously planned fall start later this year might still be in the works.

Matt Damon Says Steven Soderbergh's 'Liberace' Will Now Shoot In 2012

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 18, 2011 7:38 AM
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Unsurprisingly Thinks Ben Affleck Deserved An Oscar Nomination For 'The Town'Last we heard, Steven Soderbergh was clearing his final batch of products, preparing his exit from the world of movie directing to take up painting, a pastime he has quietly but studiously pursued for quite some time. Well, retirement is still in the cards but it might just have to wait as his film projects may keep him busier a little longer than expected.

Michael Douglas Confirms Steven Soderbergh's 'Liberace' Is Next, Will Lens May Or June 2011

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 30, 2010 5:53 AM
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Role Will Require Prosthetic Work & Musical TrainingA double dose of good news in this story. Firstly, Michael Douglas, who has been valiantly battling throat cancer appears to be very much on the mend and in his first post-illness interview with The Hollywood Reporter (definitely worth a read) the actor reveals that Steven Soderbergh's "Liberace" is very much going to happen.

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