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Ramin Bahrani's Film With Zac Efron & Dennis Quaid Now Titled 'At Any Price'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 15, 2012 4:20 PM
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It seems to be the day for untitled movies getting some brand new names. This morning we learned that Terrence Malick's untitled romance is now called "To The Wonder," and now another filmmaker (and one who was also rumored for a Cannes appearance before the lineup was unveiled) has put a title on his gestating project as well.

Over 20 New Images From 'The Paperboy' With Matthew McConaughey, Nicole Kidman, Zac Efron & John Cusack

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 23, 2012 9:33 AM
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Eyepatches, bloody knives, a white trash channeling Nicole Kidman and a "Sling Blade"-esque John Cusack....suddenly Lee Daniels' '60s set thriller "The Paperboy" is looking a lot more interesting, and with the Cannes Film Festival stamp of approval, not only will this one of the starries entries this year, it could be a left field surprise.

New Photos Of Nicole Kidman, Zac Efron & Matthew McConaughey In Lee Daniels' 'The Paperboy'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • April 22, 2012 8:57 AM
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Fresh off news about its appearance at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival, we now have a few new stills from Lee Daniels' "The Paperboy," his sophomore directorial effort featuring the leading trio of Nicole Kidman, Zac Efron and Matthew McConaughey.

Watch: 5 Minutes Of Clips From 'The Lucky One' With Zac Efron Plus Full Soundtrack Details

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 4, 2012 11:17 AM
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Oh boy, Zac Efron's "The Lucky One" is coming, and in case you couldn't tell, this was his "serious" movie. Director Scott Hicks ("Shine," "Snow Falling On Cedars," "No Reservations") is going to make sure you feel it in every frame.

Review: 'The Lorax' Is Cute But Weighed Down By Its Faithfulness To The Source Material

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • February 29, 2012 1:10 PM
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Adapting a children's book, especially one as beloved (and brief) as Dr. Seuss' gentle eco-fable "The Lorax," is an unenviable task. There's a sliver of narrative that must be expanded, padded, and teased out, while an attempt must be made to maintain all of the things that people love about Dr. Seuss (nee Theodor Geisel) and his books – the sing-songy rhythm, the loop-de-loop design work, the easy surrealism. In short: it's kind of a bitch. Or a snitch. Or a sliver-de-glitch. But the good folks at Illumination Entertainment (who made a surprise hit out of the decidedly under-the-radar "Despicable Me") have done a respectable job bringing "The Lorax" to the screen. It's just a shame that the fidelity to the source material, on both narrative and design levels, seems to have taken the steam out of something that could have been truly special.

'Safe House' Director Daniel Espinosa Talks The 'Snabba Cash' Trilogy, Zac Efron Leading The Remake & His Comic Book Faves

  • By Jen Vineyard
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  • February 6, 2012 9:57 AM
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Hollywood came calling after Swedish director Daniel Espinosa made waves with his Swedish crime drama "Snabba Cash" ("Easy Money") -- and now he makes his English-language debut with this week's "Safe House," starring Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds. But what of the films he almost made along the way instead?

Seth Rogen & Zac Efron Team For R-Rated Comedy At Universal

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 22, 2011 11:51 AM
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While Universal killed two high-profile, risky, ambitious efforts recently, putting the kibosh on Guillermo del Toro's "At the Mountains of Madness" and Ron Howard's "The Dark Tower," the studio isn't afraid to spend money. It's just that those holding the purse strings are choosing wisely and if you've been paying attention to the box office this summer, there is one genre that is not only making mad bank, but is also, generally speaking, pretty cost-effective: the R-rated comedy. "The Hangover Part II," "Horrible Bosses" and most importantly, from Universal's perspective, "Bridesmaids," have been smash successes. So it's no surprise then that they're still willing to throw even more money behind the R-rated laffer.

Ramin Bahrani Casts Dennis Quaid and Zac Efron In New Project; Also, Pigs Can Apparently Fly Now

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 15, 2011 11:39 AM
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Ramin Bahrani is pretty ace. The Iranian-American director broke through with 2005's terrific "Man Push Cart," and then followed it up swiftly with 2007's "Chop Shop" and 2008's "Goodbye Solo." There's not a bad film among them, all three humane, touching and cosmopolitan, and he's one of the most interesting young filmmakers around -- Roger Ebert even went as far as to call him the filmmaker of the decade in 2009. But strangely, we've not covered the director that much here at The Playlist: his last film hit theaters in 2008, and sadly new work, aside from the Werner Herzog-featuring short "Plastic Bag," hasn't really been forthcoming.

Matthew McConaughey, Tobey Maguire & Zac Efron Starring In Lee Daniels' 'The Paperboy'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 13, 2011 6:18 AM
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'Modern Family' Star Sofia Vergara Confirmed For CastLee Daniels hasn't quite had Hollywood bowing before him in the same way that some directors do after picking up an Oscar nomination -- in his case, for "Precious." It's not that the director hasn't gotten involved in projects -- he's attached to no fewer than five, and two, the civil rights drama "Selma," and the White House-set tale "The Butler," were close to happening, with A-listers like Hugh Jackman and Denzel Washington attached. But the films never quite got going, for one reason or another, and Daniels is yet to make his follow-up to the film that made his name.

Anthony Mandler Is Going To Make Sure Zac Efron Will 'Die In A Gunfight'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 26, 2011 8:34 AM
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Zac Efron is determined to have someone punch his adorable little face. The tween heartthrob has been lining up a number of Adult Projects that will hopefully help him transition into grittier fare and one of those, "Die In A Gunfight," now has a director.

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