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Isabelle Huppert Teams With 'Vincere' Director Marco Bellocchio For 'Dormant Beauty'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • May 16, 2012 11:19 AM
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Is there anyone whose worked with a more diverse range of helmers in recent times than Isabelle Huppert? Probably not. Brilliante Mendoze, Hong Sang-soo, David O. Russell, Michael Haneke, Joachim Lafosse, Oliver Assayas, Raul Ruiz, Anna Fontaine and Claire Denis are just some the folk she's teamed with over the last decade or so, and only this morning she added David Gordon Green to the list, signing on to his remake of "Suspiria." And hot on its heels, another European helmer is now added to the list, in the shape of "Vincere" director Marco Bellocchio.

'Battleship' Director Peter Berg Loses His Shit, Calls Israeli Reporter A Draft Dodger In Interview

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • May 16, 2012 10:59 AM
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“Battleship” helmer Peter Berg certainly has a personality we’d describe as brash, whether he’s spouting out ideas for sequels to “Hancock” or making an argument as to why his upcoming blockbuster has little to do with the board game it shares its namesake with, he’s a filmmaker who likes to have his opinions be heard away from the cinemas where his films are played. While “Battleship” has certainly received some flack for its overtly jingoistic approach to the military, we have to admit that being proud of those in the armed forces is all well and good, until you start forcing your stance on others.

Chris Pine To Co-Write & Star In Comedy 'Mantivities'

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • May 16, 2012 10:39 AM
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Even while actor Chris Pine floats around space thanks to the production of helmer J.J. Abrams' “Star Trek 2,” it would look as if he’s lining up his next projects once he returns from the Enterprise deck. One option could be that he takes the role of the Tom Clancy-created character Jack Ryan for another spin at Paramount, which we’re not really sure we want to see, but it seems he could take an altogether more promising route that offers him work both in front of, and for the first time, behind the camera.

Alec Baldwin & James Toback Team Up For Secret Cannes Documentary 'Seduced and Abandoned'

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • May 16, 2012 10:19 AM
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Cannes. Cannes, Cannes, Cannes, Cannes, Cannes. CANNES! Okay, now that I’ve gently eased you into it, here's some news from everyone’s favourite film festival - you know, the one that kicked off today. This piece of news comes from Cannes, and is about a film that’s being made at Cannes, which is about raising money at Cannes to make another movie – that other movie could be set anywhere really…but nobody’s ruling out Cannes.

First Poster And Images Debut For Nic Cage Thriller 'Stolen' (Not Pictured: A Bunch Of Screaming)

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • May 16, 2012 9:59 AM
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While a definitive release date has yet to be locked down, a poster and a collection of stills has debuted for the new Nicolas Cage thriller "Stolen" (formerly "Medallion," which made it sound like a negligible Jackie Chan movie), with the appropriately Nic Cage-y tagline: "12 hours. $10 million. 1 kidnapped daughter." We're not sure about the math, but we're certainly excited about the movie!

Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Sarah Gadon & Sam Claflin Lead Promising Cast For Amma Asante's Period Drama 'Belle'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • May 16, 2012 9:39 AM
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Quentin Tarantino and Steve McQueen dared to tackle race and slavery with their latest projects, "Django Unchained" and "Twelve Years A Slave," and it looks like they've now paved the way for other filmmakers to follow suit. One such example is British helmer Amma Asante who's set to adapt the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle -- a half-black illegitimate daughter of renowned Admiral Sir John Lindsay, eventually taken in and raised as an aristocratic lady in 18th Century England by Lindsay's uncle William Murray, the Earl of Mansfield.

Greg Mottola To Adapt Jeffrey Eugenides' 'The Marriage Plot' For Scott Rudin & Sony

  • By Simon Dang
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  • May 16, 2012 9:19 AM
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What's writer-director Greg Mottola been up to lately? After a trifecta of films in "Superbad," "Adventureland" and "Paul," the writer-director was noted to be adapting Leanne Shaption's 'Important Artifacts' for Brad Pitt and Natalie Portman, before turning to television to helm the pilot for Aaron Sorkin's "The Newsroom," which will air next month We now have another project to add to the mix with Mottola teaming with literature-loving "Social Network" producer Scott Rudin and Sony for an adaptation of "The Virgin Suicides" author Jeffrey Eugenides' "The Marriage Plot."

Charlize Theron Was Originally Going To Play Noomi Rapace's Role In 'Prometheus,' And More On Ridley Scott's Sci-Fi Epic

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 16, 2012 8:59 AM
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We're now only a little over two weeks before "Prometheus," the much-anticipated sci-fi opus from Ridley Scott, set in the same universe as his solid gold classic "Alien," begins to roll out in theater: the film opens internationally on June 1st, before coming to the U.S. the following week. And as such, the publicity tour for the film is starting to gear up, with the films' stars, Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender and Charlize Theron, gracing magazine covers the world over.

Isabelle Huppert Joins David Gordon Green's 'Suspiria' Remake, Janet McTeer, Michael Nyqvist & Antje Traue Also On Board

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • May 16, 2012 8:39 AM
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Hot on the heels of the announcement that spooky Isabelle Fuhrman will headline David Gordon Green's long-discussed but now-actually-happening "Suspiria" remake, comes word that several more actors have joined the cast. In a piece about French production company Wild Bunch's Cannes slate, ScreenDaily reports that international treasure Isabelle Huppert has joined the cast of "Suspiria" alongside Janet McTeer, Michael Nyqvist and Antje Traue. This cast is already scary good.

Uncle Jonathan's Corn-Cob Pipe! First Poster For 'Anchorman: The Legend Continues'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 16, 2012 8:19 AM
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