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Robert Pattinson In Buckley Biopic Is "Funny" Says Producer; 'Tupac' Biopic Not Shooting In April

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 25, 2011 9:53 AM
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The past few days have seen some pretty ridiculous music movie stories circulating, which should serve as a general reminder to bloggers everywhere of a rule that you can't forget: if the story sounds too good to be true and originates from the British press, triple check your sources. Especially when it's an old rumor.

Antoine Fuqua To Direct Fox Pilot 'Exit Strategy' Starring Ethan Hawke

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 22, 2011 7:21 AM
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Not only are we anticipating the big buys out of Sundance for the independent film world, but there’s also been a lot of buzz surrounding the television production companies and the high-profile pilots being picked up for fall 2011. Anticipated pilots already being made include a remake of “Charlie’s Angels” for ABC, a new Sarah Michelle Gellar vehicle for CBS, a grown-up “Harry Potter” show for NBC and J.J. Abrams’ pilot about Alcatraz for FOX. The latest news from FOX also indicates that they’ve greenlit yet another pilot, this time from director and executive producer Antoine Fuqua, starring Ethan Hawke and titled “Exit Strategy.” The two last worked together on “Brooklyn’s Finest,” but Fuqua also directed Hawke to an Oscar nomination for “Training Day” (and Denzel Washington to a win for the same film).

Gerard Butler & Antoine Fuqua Teaming For Sci-Fi Actioner 'Afterburn'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 16, 2010 2:07 AM
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Project Sounds Suspiciously Like Film-Within-A-Film From 'Tropic Thunder' Gerard Butler and Antoine Fuqua may not have much in common on the surface, but there's one thing that links them inextricably right now: they're both former flavors-of-the-months who've had a series of recent disappointments. Butler looked like he could be the next big action star after "300," but a series of flops, from "Nim's Island" and "RocknRolla" to "Gamer" and the unfeasibly awful "Law Abiding Citizen," has seen his stock fall in a big way.

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