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Anton Corbijn To Direct James Dean/Dennis Stock Relationship Tale 'Life'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 28, 2013 3:49 PM
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So remember that brief moment when it seemed like Anton Corbijn was going to walk away from making movies after his upcoming thriller "A Most Wanted Man?" Yeah, scratch that. While we wait for that picture, starring Philip Seymour Hoffman and Rachel McAdams, to drop, Corbijn is already moving on to this next venture and it's a return to the biopic format of his directorial debut "Control."

Willem Dafoe Joins Anton Corbijn's Spy-Thriller 'A Most Wanted Man' & Cop-Drama 'Whiskey Bay' With Matt Dillon

  • By Simon Dang
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  • August 16, 2012 11:43 AM
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Anton Corbijn transitioned from music video directing/rock-photography to feature filmmaking fairly late in his career. First up, he combined his love of music and pictures with a biopic of Joy Division frontman Ian Curtis that made a star of Sam Riley and followed that up with an adaptation of Martin Booth's novel "A Very Private Gentleman," which he turned into the existential hitman drama "The American" starring George Clooney. Corbijn Is now putting together the pieces for what could be his last hurrah, an adaptation of "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy" author John le Carre's spy-thriller "A Most Wanted Man."

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.

Berlinale 2012 Review: 'Anton Corbijn Inside Out' Presents An Impressionist Portrait Of The Artist As A Solitary Man

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • February 18, 2012 3:06 PM
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Wisely not attempting to go the standard-issue bio doc route with a subject who is clearly anything but standard-issue "Anton Corbijn Inside Out," as the title suggests, instead takes a more impressionistic, intimate approach to the celebrated photographer and filmmaker, and in the process creates a thoughtful film that is as much a homage to the creative process as it is a tribute to a man.

Philip Seymour Hoffman Is 'A Most Wanted Man' For Anton Corbijn's Next Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 7, 2012 3:38 PM
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Aw, hell yeah. After delivering the sensational, slow burn, anti-thriller assassin tale "The American," Anton Corbijn's next effort is, excitingly, coming to life.

The Playlist Delves Into The 2011 Brit List, The Best Unmade Screenplays From The U.K.

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 10, 2011 10:02 AM
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It's been something of a banner year, both critically and commercially, for British film, with the likes of "The Inbetweeners Movie" and "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" tearing it up at the box office at home, while pictures like "Kill List," "Attack the Block," "We Need To Talk About Kevin" and "Shame" have won acclaim from critics at home and abroad. But with the changes in the industry coming from the scrapping of national funding body the UK Film Council last summer starting to take effect, we're at something of a pivot point -- the last of the Film Council-funded features are starting to roll out, and it remains to be seen what kind of effect the move of funding to the British Film Institute will have.

Anton Corbijn To Direct Coldplay Concert Webcast

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 6, 2011 5:31 AM
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Longtime rock band photographer and music video director Anton Corbijn waited until relatively late in his career to try his hand at feature filmmaking. His first effort was the austere Ian Curtis biopic "Control," which he followed up last year with the masterful assassin tale "The American." However, it seems like big screen movies aren't quite a comfortable fit for the helmer. Last fall he admitted he may only have one more film left in him, and that may be an adaptation of John le Carré‘s political thriller "A Most Wanted Man," which he signed for back in June. Not much has been heard on that front since, but Corbijn is still plenty busy. Before he gets to that film, Arts Beat report he'll team with Coldplay and helm their upcoming concert webcast for the American Express Unstaged series.

Anton Corbijn To Helm Adaptation Of John le Carré's Political Thriller 'A Most Wanted Man'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • June 19, 2011 2:07 AM
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After adapting Martin Booth's "A Very Private Gentleman" to much acclaim, it looks like Dutch rock-photographer Anton Corbijn is once again turning to a novel for inspiration with his next project now revealed to be an adaptation of John le Carré's 2008 political thriller "A Most Wanted Man."

Pic From G-Star Ad Campaign Shot By Anton Corbijn Featuring Gemma Arterton

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 17, 2011 10:32 AM
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While "The American" did some decent business, hauling in nearly $70 million worldwide on a budget of $20 million, the anti-thriller failed to gain traction with critics. And it deserved better. Methodically paced, meditative and haunting, it's a film whose emotions play out in the roiling interior of the central assassin, with his feelings and motivations revealed in small moments thanks to a stoic and nuanced performance by George Clooney. While we think the critical community needs to give the film a reassessment, at least the financial success of the picture means that it could make things easier for Anton Corbijn to get his next picture going. If he wants to.

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