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Jeremy Renner, Javier Bardem & Natalie Portman In Early Negotiations To Join Michael Fassbender In Ridley Scott's 'The Counselor'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 8, 2012 9:19 PM
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Ever since its surprise announcement a month or so back, "The Counselor," the first script written directly for the screen by Pulitzer Prize-winner Cormac McCarthy, author of "No Country For Old Men" and "The Road," has been one of the hottest projects in Hollywood. Swiftly snapped up by the producers of "The Road," the film soon had Ridley Scott attached to direct, and man-of-the-moment Michael Fassbender locked into the lead role, an attorney who gets way over their head in the drugs trade.

Natalie Portman Joins Terrence Malick's 'Lawless' & 'Knight Of Cups'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 8, 2012 11:44 AM
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Nope, still no plot details or anything really about Terrence Malick's upcoming back-to-back films "Lawless" and "Knight Of Cups," but as if we couldn't be any more stoked about what the elusive filmmaker will bring to us next, here comes this little bombshell. Natalie Portman will be joining both films. Damn.

The Wachowskis Want Natalie Portman To Orbit 'Jupiter Ascending'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 4, 2012 11:30 PM
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After some downtime following the poorly received (though cult favorite) "Speed Racer," the Wachowskis have come roaring back, and if anything, their ambition has only grown larger with time. As you already know, they are hard at work with Tom Tykwer on the time-spanning, sprawling, "Cloud Atlas," but just this fall, another project sprang to life. "Jupiter Ascending" suddenly appeared on the horizon, touted as the directing duo's next film, and indeed, they are moving full steam ahead.

Natalie Portman Apparently Pissed At Marvel For Firing Patty Jenkins From 'Thor 2' Director's Chair

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • December 14, 2011 6:09 PM
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Signing up to a Marvel movie has to be a heavy undertaking these days. Famed for being financially thrifty, creatively controlling and normally insistent on constrictive multi-film deals, the studio might have proved successful with their times at bat so far, but having already estranged Jon Favreau and Mickey Rourke, among others, the studio have now allegedly managed to alienate arguably the biggest star not named Robert Downey Jr. in their stable.

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