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Tim Roth To Play Prince Rainer III In 'Grace Of Monaco' Starring Nicole Kidman; Frank Langella Also Joins

  • By Simon Dang
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  • August 15, 2012 9:41 AM
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With Nicole Kidman already on board as actress-turned-royal Grace Kelly and Paz Vega as her friend/confidante/opera legend Maria Callas, "La Vie En Rose" helmer Olivier Dahan has now added some testosterone to his upcoming feature "Grace Of Monaco," with Tim Roth jumping on board as Kelly's Monaco prince Rainer III, and vet Frank Langella also lined up for a supporting role.

Disney Shuts Down Production On Henry Selick's Stop-Motion Animated Film

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • August 15, 2012 9:25 AM
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Well this is kind of a shock – Deadline is reporting that Disney has shut down production on "Nightmare Before Christmas"/"Coraline" director Henry Selick's new stop-motion animated feature. This would have been his first for his newly created studio, called Cinderbiter, that was, initially at least, conceived of as Pixar's stop-motion division. (Pixar luminaries like artist Lou Romano found themselves in high-ranking positions at the studio and Cinderbiter reports directly to the vaunted Pixar Brain Trust.) According to the Deadline report, Disney has given Selick the option to shop the project to other studios.

Watch: Joe Carnahan's '70s-Soaked NC-17 & PG-13 Sizzle Reels For 'Daredevil'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 15, 2012 8:58 AM
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What could have been... With the rights to "Daredevil" now headed back to Marvel this fall after the clock ran out on Fox, it's likely this is the most we're ever going to see of what a grittier, more adult take on the superhero might have been. Director Joe Carnahan wasn't kidding when he said his version was "Serpico styled," and last night he unveiled the sizzle reels he made for the proposed movie which owe a tremendous debt to 1970s cinema.

Universal Considering 'Huntsman' Spinoff Focused On Chris Hemsworth, Buys Gangster Pic '90 Church' For Rupert Sanders

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 14, 2012 8:47 PM
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So, is this more post-scandal fallout for Kristen Stewart, or Universal sticking to a plan they hinted at a while ago? If we were to guess... it's probably the latter. 

'Daredevil' Heading Back To Marvel

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 14, 2012 7:57 PM
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The writing was on the wall. With David Slade leaving the project earlier this summer, and Joe Carnahan revealing yesterday that his pitch for a "'Serpico' styled" take on "Daredevil" "went up in smoke," it wasn't exactly clear how Fox was going to hang on to the rights to the character with an October 10th deadline looming. And it looks like they won't.

Tobey Maguire To Star In Post-Apocalyptic 'Z For Zachariah' From 'Compliance' Director Craig Zobel

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 14, 2012 7:40 PM
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Well, here's a nice little reward for the rising director Craig Zobel. After coming to attention with his 2007 comedy "Great World Of Sound," the helmer made big waves this year with the unsettling thriller "Compliance." The film, essentially about a prank that goes to some very dark and twisted places, inspired impassioned responses from those who both loved and hated the film, and it seems that buzz has reached the ears of some pretty important folks. And as Zobel gears up a new film, he's got a pretty big name to help him make it happen.

Robin Wright Joins Anton Corbijn's 'A Most Wanted Man' With Philip Seymour Hoffman

  • By Edward Davis
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  • August 14, 2012 7:24 PM
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Robin Wright is in negotations to join Anton Corbijn's adaptation of John le Carré's novel "A Most Wanted Man." Quickly becoming one of our most anticipated projects of 2013 -- Corbijn's "The American" being one of the vastly underrated pictures of 2010 -- this political thriller centers on a Chechian Muslim who illegally immigrates to Hamburg and then gets caught up in the international war on terror.

Watch: Moody & Bleak Trailer 'For Ellen' Starring Paul Dano

  • By Edward Davis
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  • August 14, 2012 6:37 PM
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From the director of "Treeless Mountain" and "In Between Days," comes "For Ellen," a bleak and moody-looking picture about a fuck-up rocker also trying to negotiate being a father. However, is it far too late? Directed by So Yong Kim and starring Paul Dano, Shaylena Mandigo with appearances by Jon Heder, Jena Malone, Dakota Johnson, and Margarita Levieva, "For Ellen" doesn't exactly look like a great time at the movies, but it does seem to feature a commanding performance by Dano. And perhaps one we've never seen from this young actor.

Watch: Japanese Trailer For Takeshi Kitano's 'Outrage Beyond' Plus New Pics From The Film

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • August 14, 2012 6:19 PM
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Fans of director Takeshi Kitano’s 2010 Japanese thriller “Outrage” were probably a little overjoyed to see that a sequel to the film entitled “Outrage Beyond” would be making its way to theaters relatively soon, and even happier when it turned out it would be playing TIFF in September. Now we’re getting a fresh look at the anticipated sequel, with a few images and a trailer (via Twitch) hitting the web.

Watch: First 6 Episodes Of Bryan Singer Produced Sci-Fi Web Series 'H+'

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • August 14, 2012 5:38 PM
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When the trailer for the Bryan Singer-produced web series “H+” hit the web back in July, we were certainly impressed by the feature-like production value and novel concept of the series which certainly piqued our more sci-fi prone tendencies. "H+" is set in a future world where technology has moved beyond smart phones in the palm of our hands to pushing itself further into our lives due to a new device from a high-tech company named Hplus Nano Teoranta. Basically, It's a widget that's capable of connecting both the human brain and the Internet in the most nightmarish of ways. When a virus is unleashed on this system, killing a third of the world’s population, only bands of survivors are left in the chaotic aftermath.
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