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Vincent Cassel Replaces Philip Seymour Hoffman In ‘Child 44′ & Oscar Isaac In 'Partisan'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 29, 2013 1:52 PM
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Across his career, Vincent Cassel has logged time with Darren Aronofsky, Danny Boyle, Steven Soderbergh, David Cronenberg, Gaspar Noé and more, earning no shortage of acclaim along the way. So it's not a surprise that should a spot open up in an upcoming movie, his name is going to be bandied about. But it is a surprise to see him to take over two movies in one week.

Watch: Touching, Funny New Trailer For The Coen Brothers' 'Inside Llewyn Davis'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 22, 2013 2:09 PM
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Inside Llewyn Davis
Here's a bit of a warning before you watch this latest trailer for the Coen Brothers' marvelous "Inside Llewyn Davis"—it's not exactly spoiler heavy, but there are some revelations that are best experienced completely cold. That being said, if you just can't resist, the movie certainly won't be ruined for you, and this latest spot does a solid job at capturing the irresistible blend of drama and morose humour the sibling directors have perfected over their career.

TIFF Clip: Elizabeth Olsen & Oscar Isaac Get Introduced In Preview For 'Therese'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 14, 2013 1:32 PM
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Therese Oscar Isaac Elizabeth Olsen
A tale of burning desire and betrayal, powered by two of the hottest rising actors around in Oscar Isaac and Elizabeth Olsen...yep, you can see what we're likely to carve out a space for "Therese" (formerly "Therese Raquin") at TIFF. And now the first clip for the film has been unveiled to give a little serving of what folks will get in Toronto next month.

Oscar Isaac Drops Out Of 'The Ballad Of Pablo Escobar', But John Leguizamo Might Replace Him

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • August 12, 2013 11:05 AM
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One thing we're really excited to see over the next year or so is the blooming of Oscar Isaac into a full-blown movie star. The actor's been stealing the show for a few years now in films like "Body Of Lies," "Robin Hood," "Drive" and "The Bourne Legacy," but looks ready to move to the next stage up; he's tipped for awards for his lead role in the Coen Brothers' "Inside Llewyn Davis" (read our review from Cannes here), and he's got a number of other lead roles on the way, including "Therese," "The Two Faces Of January" and "Ex Machina."

Watch: The Coen Brothers' 'Inside Llewyn Davis' Tunes Up A Brand New Trailer

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 1, 2013 12:16 PM
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The Coen brothers have taken audiences to a variety of unique and distinct cinematic worlds, from the corporate boardroom of a toymaker in "The Hudsucker Proxy"; the vast hinterlands of North Dakota in "Fargo"; the hijinks at a fitness center in "Burn After Reading"; the seamy surreal underbelly of Hollywood in "Barton Fink"; the weirder corners of California in "The Big Lebowski" and so much more. And their next destination? The clubs of the '60s folk music scene in "Inside Llewyn Davis," their knockout Cannes film and early contender for one of the best movies hands down of the year.

Cannes Review: The Coens Brothers' 'Inside Llewyn Davis' Is A Funny, Melancholy Look At A Wayfaring Stranger

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 18, 2013 5:03 PM
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Inside Llewyn Davis, Oscar Isaac
Long hours on the road, sleeping on sofas, eating very little, playing shows for little money; it's a wonder why anyone struggles to make it as a musician. But for Llewyn Davis (Oscar Isaac) there really isn't any other option to playing music. "...And what, just exist?" he counters, when his sister suggests he stops couch surfing, borrowing money and barely getting by, and re-enter the Merchant Marine. While Llewyn can't quite put into words the passion that sustains an existence perpetually on the fringes, hustling for the next dollar, it's that weary energy that drives the Coen Brothers' "Inside Llewyn Davis."

Inside Pablo Escobar: Oscar Isaac To Play Famed Drug Kingpin In Upcoming Biopic

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 10, 2013 9:21 PM
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So how good is it to be Oscar Isaac right now? Thus far, he's worked with directors Nicolas Winding Refn, Ridley Scott, Zack Snyder, Steven Soderbergh and of course, the Coen Brothers on their upcoming "Inside Llewyn Davis." And with that film set to light up Cannes next week and likely to send Isaac into orbit, he's putting his name to a biopic about someone Hollywood has been trying to make a movie about for years.

Watch: Red Band Trailer For The Coens Cannes Contender 'Inside Llewyn Davis'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 8, 2013 2:08 PM
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Inside Llewyn Davis, Oscar Isaac
In just over a week, the Coens will present their latest "Inside Llewyn Davis" to the always fussy audiences at the Cannes Film Festival. While we'll have to wait until we actually see the thing, it's looking like another success from the sibling directors. CBS Films is already thinking Oscar, but if you're not going to France and can't wait until December, this red band trailer should hold over.

Cannes: New Photos From The Coen Brothers' 'Inside Llewyn Davis' & Alexander Payne's 'Nebraska'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 7, 2013 12:27 PM
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Inside Llewyn Davis, Oscar Isaac
And they keep on comin'. The Cannes movies are beginning to show their feathers in advance of making their world premieres next week, and with new pics dropping for both "Only God Forgives" and "The Bling Ring" already, here are some more sneak peeks.

Casting: Robert De Niro Visits Stephen Gaghan’s ‘Candy Store’; Alicia Vikander Joins Alex Garland's Robot Thriller & More

  • By Edward Davis
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  • May 6, 2013 4:23 PM
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Robert De Niro, Alicia Vikander, Kristen Connolly
Writer/director Stephen Gaghan has given us the scripts to Steven Soderbergh’s “Traffic” "Rules of Engagement," and "The Alamo," but turned full-fledged filmmaker with 2005's excellent political drama, "Syriana." He hasn’t directed a film since, but not for want of trying. Gaghan’s been attached to several projects over the years, but for whatever reason, none of them have come to fruition. He may have struck gold with the cast of his his latest, “Candy Store.” The picture already stars “Zero Dark Thirty” star Jason Clarke and Omar Sy (“The Intouchables”), but his latest casting coup is even more impressive; Robert De Niro. The acting legend is joining the cast for a story about an undercover agent (Clarke) who begins a new life as beat cop in Brooklyn, but finds that his past life comes back to haunt him. De Niro plays a former cop who teams up with him to stop the threat that could endanger the city of New York. [Variety]

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