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Anthony Mackie To Play 'Jimi' Hendrix, Robert De Niro Drives 'Bus 757' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 19, 2014 12:33 PM
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Captain America: The Winter Soldier
At one point a few years ago, Paul Greengrass was looking to make a biopic on legendary rocker Jimi Hendrix with Anthony Mackie in the lead. But when the Hendrix estate wouldn't sign off on the project, it fell apart and everyone moved on. But now, things are moving again. Mackie is back to play the axeman, with Ol Parker ("Now Is Good") at the helm of the movie "which chronicles the last nine days of Hendrix's life."

Review: 'Berberian Sound Studio'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • June 12, 2013 7:04 PM
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People love movies about the making of movies. Well, that's perhaps an exaggeration -- general audiences have a history of some apathy towards the genre. But filmmakers certainly love films that go behind the scenes of their own business, from "8 1/2" to last year's Oscar winner "The Artist," and cinephiles tend to eat them up as well. But most examples of the type tend to focus on the making of the movie, with a handful, like "Adaptation," following the gestation and writing of a film, but very few have ever focused on the point at which many filmmakers say their movies actually come together: post-production.

Toby Jones Confirms He'll Return For 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 21, 2013 10:43 AM
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We're still over a year away from "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," but given that these Marvel movies require a bit more planning than your average tentpole to ensure continuity in their universe is maintained, phone calls tend to go out early. It looks like the phone has rung for Toby Jones, and he'll be back for the sequel.

'Amour' & 'Rust And Bone' Top London Critics' Circle Awards

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 20, 2013 3:50 PM
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With the focus this weekend on Park City with the Sundance Film Festival now in full swing, it might be easy to forget we're still in the midst of the awards season. And even though we're nearing the finishing line, with the Golden Globes already handed out, and a few more major guild awards and the Indie Spirits to come before the Oscars are awarded, critics circles are still getting their two cents in. And the latest to hand down their verdict on the year in film of 2012 are from the U.K., with the London Critics' Circle Awards honoring their winners today. And a big favorite of the season made a considerable impression.

Watch: 2 Clips & Poster From That Other Hitchcock Movie 'The Girl'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 12, 2012 2:50 PM
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Even though we had our issues with it, if you're at home on the night of Saturday, October 20th, tune in to HBO at 9 p.m. for "The Girl," if only to show Toby Jones some love. Once again the excellent actor -- who saw his portrayal of Truman Capote in "Infamous" outshined by Philip Seymour Hoffman's turn in "Capote" -- is getting usurped. This time it's by Anthony Hopkins in the upcoming "Hitchcock," but from what we can see of Jones, he acquits himself well as Alfred Hitchcock.

HIFF Review: 'The Girl' Creates Dark Hitchcockian Mood, But At The Cost Of Virtually Everything Else

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • October 7, 2012 12:18 PM
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Like with the two competing Snow White movies earlier this year, Hollywood finds itself in the midst of battling Alfred Hitchcock pseudo-biographies this fall; each detailing the production of one of the master director's seminal films and his relationship with that film's comely leading lady. Timed for optimum Oscar impact, arriving in November is "Hitchcock," with Anthony Hopkins as the tumescent filmmaker and a story centered around the making of his touchstone horror classic "Psycho." And later this month HBO is airing "The Girl," starring Toby Jones and Sienna Miller as Hitchcock and ingénue Tippi Hedren, who the director provoked into starring in both "The Birds" and "Marnie."

Watch: More Footage From 'The Girl' Starring Toby Jones & Sienna Miller In New Featurette

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 1, 2012 5:26 PM
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Geez, Toby Jones can't catch a break can he. First he plays Truman Capote in "Infamous" only for Philip Seymour Hoffman to steal his thunder with "Capote," and now just as HBO's "The Girl" is set to debut in a few weeks with him in the role of Alfred Hithcock, Fox Searchlight makes a late game announcement that their own "Hitchcock" starring Anthony Hopkins in the lead will be headed into theaters this fall. Will he be overshadowed once again? Let's hope not because it looks like he's put together a fascinating turn.

TIFF Review: 'Berberian Sound Studio' Is An Unnerving, Original Psychological Horror Anchored By The Great Toby Jones

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • September 10, 2012 9:00 AM
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People love movies about the making of movies. Well, that's perhaps an exaggeration -- general audiences have a history of some apathy towards the genre. But filmmakers certainly love films that go behind the scenes of their own business, from "8 1/2" to last year's Oscar winner "The Artist," and cinephiles tend to eat them up as well. But most examples of the type tend to focus on the making of the movie, with a handful, like "Adaptation," following the gestation and writing of a film, but very few have ever focused on the point at which many filmmakers say their movies actually come together: post-production.

More Images Of Toby Jones As Hitchcock And Sienna Miller As Tippi Hedren in 'The Girl'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • August 3, 2012 5:19 PM
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In the red corner! Four-time Academy Award nominee, one-time Academy Award Winner Anthony Hopkins! In the blue corner! You've seen him in everything from "The Hunger Games" to "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy," but you've never seen him like this... It's Toby Jones! Yes, the battle of the biopics is gearing up, and the favorite is certainly "Hitchcock," which sees Hopkins play the great director in a film set against the making of "Psycho." But while we wait to see if it'll make it to theaters in time for Oscars qualification, the underdog is sneaking up.

New Images Of Sienna Miller & Toby Jones As Tippi Hedren & Alfred Hitchcock In 'The Girl'; Hits HBO Oct. 20th

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 31, 2012 6:46 PM
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While it seems like we've been getting various peeks at "The Girl" for a while now, it appears that the movie about the movies is even closer than we thought, and of course to fan those flames, two more stills have dropped in advance of the enticing picture.

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