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Aaron Sorkin Confirmed To Write Ashton Kutcher-Free Steve Jobs Biopic For Sony

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 15, 2012 9:25 PM
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Is Steve Jobs the new Truman Capote? Ever since the pioneering genius behind Apple and Pixar passed away last year, Hollywood types have been jostling to make a film about him, just as we saw multiple biopics of the "In Cold Blood" writer a half-decade or so ago, with "Capote" and "Infamous." And indeed, one of them is already in front of cameras, with the unlikely casting of Ashton Kutcher as the polo-necked techno-billionaire. But a far more prestigious project is gearing up, and it's just landed what many would think of as the perfect screenwriter for the job.

'Warrior' Star Frank Grillo Joins The Cast Of Kathryn Bigelow's Bin Laden Movie

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 15, 2012 8:38 PM
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At this point, we're beginning to suspect that in order to cast her still-untitled film about the mission to kill Osama Bin Laden, Kathryn Bigelow incepted us, found out all our favorite actors and actresses, and put them in her movie. First, she cast Australian actor Jason Clarke from "Brotherhood," and "Parks & Recreation" scene stealer Chris Pratt. Then came rising star Joel Edgerton, of "Warrior" not-quite-fame, along with "Carlos" star Edgar Ramirez, 'Tinker Tailor' stand out Mark Strong, and The Playlist's Woman of the Year 2011, Jessica Chastain. And after that? The always-wonderful Jennifer Ehle, and Coach Taylor himself, "Friday Night Lights" and "Super 8" star Kyle Chandler, along with Harold Perrineau Jr, Nash Edgerton and Fares Fares.

'Orphan' Star Isabelle Fuhrman To Lead David Gordon Green's 'Suspiria' Remake

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 15, 2012 8:03 PM
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We're about to move towards yet another act of David Gordon Green's career. The filmmaker started off with "George Washington," "All The Real Girls" and "Undertow" as a possible heir to Terrence Malick's meditative indie throne, but took a severe left-turn about five years back into abrasive stoner comedy, a shift which had both its successes ("Pineapple Express," "Eastbound & Down") and failures ("Your Highness," "The Sitter"). But for now, it seems, the director is about to try something new, and move into the horror world for his long-gestating remake of Dario Argento's horror classic "Suspiria."

Is Edgar Wright Shooting Some Of 'Ant-Man' This Year As Well As 'The World's End'?

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 15, 2012 5:50 PM
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Some directors -- very few, when it comes down to it -- are terrifyingly prolific. Steven Soderbergh, Michael Winterbottom, Woody Allen -- all of them seem to make pretty much a film a year like clockwork, and sometimes even more than that. But given scheduling issues, financing problems, and, for the very best directors, the time it takes to actually get a script right, the vast majority of filmmakers end up making a film every three or four years if they're lucky. This can make the wait between films agonizing for fans of a director.

The Weinsteins Acquire Cannes Pic 'The Sapphires' & Have Their Eye On James Gray's 'Low Life'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 15, 2012 5:46 PM
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Everything kicks off tomorrow, but the dealmaking has already begun at the Cannes Film Festival and Harvey Weinstein is already busy shaking hands and signing contracts.

'Contagion' Writer Scott Z. Burns To Pen 'Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes' Sequel

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 15, 2012 5:02 PM
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We don't need to rehash the story of how "Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes" became the unexpected box office hit of last summer. We'll let the $480 million-plus worldwide haul for the movie speak for itself. The sequel has been brewing for a while now, with Fox locking up Andy Serkis for multiple films last year, Rupert Wyatt committed to direct and a potential 2014 release date on the horizon. And by the looks of things, Fox is ready to class up this mega sequel.

Dardenne Brothers, 'Quadrophenia,' Andrew Haigh's 'Weekend' Lead August Criterion Collection Releases

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 15, 2012 4:27 PM
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It's the mid-way point of the month, and Cannes or no Cannes, the Criterion Collection will do their traditional unveiling of their releases for three months down the line. After a banner July line-up, which included Jim Jarmusch, Whit Stillman and Aki Kaurismaki, could the beloved specialty top themselves for August? Well, perhaps not, but there's a few very pleasant surprises in the latest batch of announcement.

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.

Watch: Trailer & New Image For Quentin Dupieux's Short Film 'Wrong Cops' Starring Marilyn Manson

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 15, 2012 4:18 PM
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While Cannes will be hosting all kinds of celebs this week as they walk down the red carpet, eat at restaurants where the final bill is our rent for the month and shop in the kind of fancy boutiques that we're not even allowed into, at least there will be the presence (cinematically, if not personally) of Quentin Dupieux and Marilyn Manson to shake things up. That's right, the shock rocker is the star of the French filmmaker's latest bonkers exursion "Wrong Cops" and a trailer has arrived. And yes, it's delightfully fucked up.

Tribeca Film Snags 'The Comedy' Starring Tim Heidecker, Movie Will Land In October

  • By Christopher Bell
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  • May 15, 2012 3:56 PM
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Garnering a considerable amount of attention after its appearance at the Sundance Film Festival (chatter was both good and bad -- this writer loved it), Rick Alverson's "The Comedy" will finally be unleashed to non-festival plebeians come this October thanks to Tribeca Film.

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