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Adèle Exarchopoulos Says She Has A Role In Sean Penn's Next Directorial Effort & More Casting News

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 8, 2014 2:06 PM
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After her luminous performance in "Blue Is The Warmest Color," we're a bit surprised Hollywood isn't breaking down the door of Adèle Exarchapoulos, but it seems Sean Penn knows talent when he sees it. It would seem he's gearing up a new movie to direct this summer—it's certainly the first we're hearing about it—and Exarchapoulos not only reveals that she has a role in it, she spilled a few details on what it's all about (apologies in advance for wobbly Google Translate).

Watch: First Trailer For 'The Drop' Starring Tom Hardy, James Gandolfini, Noomi Rapace & Matthias Schoenaerts

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 1, 2014 2:42 PM
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The Drop
"Tom was intensely inquisitive," screenwriter Dennis Lehane told USA Today about Tom Hardy's turn. "He mined every single piece of marrow out of that character." And those are encouraging words to hear about "The Drop," the forthcoming film that brings together a helluva ensemble for a tale rich with possibility.

Ridley Scott’s 2016 Mystery Project Is Revealed As ‘Prometheus 2’

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • March 24, 2014 7:45 PM
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Prometheus
Well, that didn’t last too long. 20th Century Fox announced a rash of future dates last year going as far as 2018. The big eye-grabber was a trio of super hero films, “The Wolverine 2,” a sequel to “The Fantastic Four” that hasn’t even begun shooting yet and an Untitled Marvel Mystery movie for summer 2018, which has still not been revealed.

Tom Hardy & Gary Oldman's Haircuts Have A Showdown In First Images From 'Child 44'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 12, 2013 5:08 PM
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Child 44 Gary Oldman Tom Hardy
It's "very much a character drama, also some kind of reverse love story between my character and Tom's character: they've been married for eight years when the movie starts and it's like a cold war between them," Noomi Rapace recently told us about her upcoming "Child 44." And it certainly seems like there is no love lost either between her co-stars Tom Hardy and Gary Oldman.

Noomi Rapace Talks ‘Animal Rescue’ & ‘Child 44’ With Tom Hardy, Tommy Wirkola's 'Monday?' & Much More

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • December 6, 2013 2:44 PM
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These last few years have been a wild ride for Noomi Rapace, but sitting down to talk with her at the Marrakech Film Festival this week, we found her refreshingly down to earth, giving the impression of someone who is fully aware of the lucky hand she’s been dealt and is not afraid to work hard to stay so lucky. Of course it was the Swedish version of “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo” trilogy that originally saw Rapace break out internationally, and since then one of the things that has characterized her career has been her tendency to work again with people she has collaborated with before. So over the brief span of four years she did “Dead Man Down” for ‘Dragon Tattoo’ director Niels Arden Oplev, has two projects with Tom Hardy in the can, two with Mathias Schoenaerts and hopes to reteam with Ridley Scott for the mooted “Prometheus 2.”

Noomi Rapace To Play Seven Roles In 'What Happened To Monday?'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 28, 2013 3:43 PM
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While Jesse Eisenberg and Jake Gyllenhaal earned from fall festival buzz for the dual role turns in "The Double" and "Enemy," they're about be bested by none other than Noomi Rapace. Sorry boys.

Review: Brian De Palma's 'Passion' Starring Rachel McAdams & Noomi Rapace

  • By Jamie Dunn
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  • August 29, 2013 5:58 PM
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Over the years, while his Movie Brat brethren Scorsese and Spielberg have adapted their respective styles to align with evolving audience tastes and advancing technology, embracing 3D and motion capture with their most recent works, Brian De Palma has remained reassuringly steadfast. Meanwhile, Terrence Malick, the other New Hollywood veteran, experiments in increasingly radical filmmaking syntax with each passing movie. But De Palma is dogged: he continues to explore themes and techniques that have obsessed him since his ‘70s/’80s salad days of “Carrie” and “Body Double."

Watch: First 4 Minutes Of Passion Starring Rachel McAdams & Noomi Rapace Plus New Pics From The Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 31, 2013 4:34 PM
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It's Wednesday, hump day, which means the weekend is now appearing on the horizon, but there's still a bit of a journey before the work week is done and you can put up your feet for a couple days. And given that we're in the middle of summer, it means that prime time TV is a wasteland and given the blockbuster options right now, there isn't much reason to head to the multiplex. But quietly arriving on VOD today is Brian De Palma's "Passion," and to nudge you along in ordering it up this evening the first four minutes of the movie have been placed online.

Interview: Brian De Palma Talks 'Passion,' Digital Vs. Film, Psychosexual Thrillers & The Abandoned Ending Of 'Snake Eyes'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • July 30, 2013 4:09 PM
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This week one of the most hotly anticipated movies is coming not to a theater near you, but to your favorite On Demand service (and the iTunes music store). "Passion" is modern master of suspense Brian De Palma's first movie since 2007's controversial Iraq War drama "Redacted" and marks a return to the kind of psychosexual thriller that defined his golden period (movies like "Body Double," "Dressed to Kill" and "Obsession"). It's certainly not a movie for everyone (debate rages around The Playlist water cooler about its perceived plusses and minuses), but if you're a DePalma die hard it's certainly worth the stream or download.

Watch: Rachel McAdams & Noomi Rapace Dabble In Sex & Murder In New Trailer For Brian De Palma's 'Passion'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 29, 2013 12:04 PM
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Earlier this year, we saw Steven Soderbergh revitalize the aging erotic thriller genre with "Side Effects," a pretty nifty and pulpy take on the kinds of poitboilers we don't really get much of anymore. Or don't we? In just a couple of months you'll be able to undo the top few buttons of your shirt, metaphorically or literally, when Brian De Palma's "Passion" arrives, and a new trailer is here to take you into the film's sexy and murderous dance.

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