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Check Out New Posters For Jessica Chastain In ‘Miss Julie’ & ‘Salome’ Double Bill

  • By Edward Davis
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  • June 6, 2014 12:02 PM
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Miss Julie/Salome
Jessica Chastain will be seen at least three more times onscreen in 2014 in: J.C. Chandor's "A Most Violent Year" which sounds like it could be an Oscar contender, “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby” which come to think of it might be the same and Christopher Nolan’s “Interstellar.” But could we see her twice more?

Al Pacino Confimed For David Gordon Green's 'Manglehorn,' Mandy Patinkin & Josh Gad Join Zach Braff Film

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • May 15, 2013 6:34 PM
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It's been rumored for a while, but it looks like it's actually happening, per Deadline: Al Pacino and David Gordon Green are teaming up. As reported a while back, the unlikely duo are pairing up on "Manglehorn," which will see Pacino as "an eccentric man who tries to come to terms with a past crime that cost him the love of his life." While Pacino's been doing some solid work on HBO, it's a full decade since his last great big screen performance (in Christopher Nolan's "Insomnia"), so the team up with Gordon Green couldn't have come soon enough, especially as we're hearing good buzz on "Joe," his next film, with Nicolas Cage. Photography will get underway in October

Al Pacino To Play Legendary/Disgraced Football Coach Joe Paterno

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • September 8, 2012 10:00 AM
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According to an exclusive Deadline report, ICM Partners will start shopping around a project, starting next week, to which Al Pacino is attached to play late, controversial Penn State football coach Joe Paterno. The project is based on Sports Illustrated writer Joe Posnanski's biography, "Paterno," which is currently sitting atop the New York Times Bestsellers List for the second week in a row. Paterno was once a golden god amongst college football. Then, of course, it was discovered that he had been involved in a complicated cover-up of sexual misdeeds by his defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky. Paterno died after being fired but before the NCAA issued a heavy fine and sanctions against the school that included the removal of Paterno's wins going back to the time of the cover-up.
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Al Pacino Get Animated, Replaces Javier Bardem As Villain Of 'Despicable Me 2'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 6, 2012 11:22 AM
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At this point, it's easier to name the actors who haven't lent their voices to a big CGI animated film than it is to name the ones who have. Ever since Robin Williams played the genie in "Aladdin" back in 1992, stars have been a key part of bringing audiences into big-screen cartoons, while Pixar have given rare lead roles to character actors like Craig T Nelson and Patton Oswalt in their admirable policy of going with the right person for the voice first, and a name second. As such, there's only a few holdouts, A-list or otherwise, to hit the recording booth, and their ranks just got a little smaller, as a man who's been a star for forty years is about to make his animation debut.

The DEPENDSables? Al Pacino, Christopher Walken & Alan Arkin To Star In Action-Comedy 'Stand Up Guys'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 1, 2012 5:42 PM
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Sorry Sly Stallone, you're not the only guy in town with a hold on old people blowing things up. There's a new project on the way and a couple of these guys even have Oscars. OH SNAP.

Review: 'Son Of No One' Suggests 'I Know What You Did Last Summer' As Written By Dennis Lehane

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • November 3, 2011 9:30 AM
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In the relatively ridiculous new procedural/mystery "Son of No One," Channing Tatum, as a mustachioed police officer married to Katie Holmes (and looking after an epileptic daughter), is sent taunting letters and anonymous text messages alluding to a violent incident from his past. (The movie is set way back in 2002 which is why he doesn't receive cryptic emails too. Because no one used email in 2002 apparently). You can tell how terribly we're supposed to take the threats because of all the shaky shots of Tatum flipping open his ancient cell phone, the scenes shot in sickly shades of blue and green. Except that instead of coming across as suspenseful or menacing, it's just silly and laughable, like something out of a teen slasher movie or ABC Family series, lacking anything approximating weight or gravitas.

Jim Carrey Joins 'Burt Wonderstone' With Steve Carell

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 12, 2011 1:28 AM
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Carell's 'Imagine' With Al Pacino Put Into Turnaround At Warner Bros.Up until now, the on screen pairings between Steve Carell and Jim Carrey have been fairly limited. Of course, Carell featured in "Bruce Almighty" where he was the unfortunate victim of Carrey's God-powered tomfoolery (and of course, his character was spun off into "Evan Almighty" which the less said, the better). They also both took voice roles in the animated "Horton Hears a Who!" a couple years back and irony of ironies, Carrey made a (pretty lacklustre) cameo appearance on the season finale of "The Office" last spring, of course, by this point Carell had exited the show. But it now appears that the duo are both going to finally co-star together as Deadline reports that Carrey has taken a role in the long developing "Burt Wonderstone."

Venice '11 Review: Al Pacino's 'Wilde Salome' An Oddity Dominated By Titanic Jessica Chastain Turn

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • September 4, 2011 2:57 AM
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When did Alfredo James Pacino, Greatest Actor Of His Generation, turn into Shouty Al, Star Of "Righteous Kill" And "Jack and Jill"? The exact moment that the transformation took place is debatable, but it's hard to deny that, aside from some occasional good HBO work, Pacino has become a grotesque, bellowing inflation of former glories more often than not. But we live in hope that it's not a one way street, and that the star may find his way back to subtler movie work that he actually cares about. After all, he does, unlike many of his contemporaries, continue to return to the stage frequently, for much-praised performances, in the likes of "Orphans," "The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui" and, most recently, "The Merchant of Venice." And it's one of these stage turns that forms the center of Pacino's second film as director, "Wilde Salome," which like his debut "Looking For Richard," is a documentary examining one of his favorite plays, and the writer behind them.

Watch: First Look At 'Wilde Salome' Presented By Al Pacino & His Awesome Headband

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 30, 2011 6:59 AM
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Geez, with the Venice Film Festival kicking off tomorrow, it looks like PR teams have decided to turn all of their faucets of images and clips on at the same time. So here's another sneak peek, but this time of a movie we haven't really heard all that much about.

Bette Midler Bails On David Mamet's Phil Spector Biopic On 'Doctor's Orders'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 13, 2011 1:17 AM
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It's easy to forget these days what a big star Bette Midler was for a period of time. A Broadway and recording star who made her movie debut with thinly-veiled Janis Joplin biopic "The Rose," Midler had a series of successes in the 80s and 90s, up to 1996's surprise smash "The First Wives Club," but since then, her few film appearances have underwhelmed, with a whole generation knowing her principally for seasonal Disney favorite "Hocus Pocus" over anything else.

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