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David Fincher Exits 'Cleopatra' With Angelina Jolie; Sony Searches For New Director With Eye On Ang Lee

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 23, 2012 6:19 PM
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So, is David Fincher's relationship with Sony in trouble, or does Scott Rudin simply want to get moving on "Cleopatra" starring Angelina Jolie? It remains to be seen where the truth lies, but one thing is certain: David Fincher won't be involved with the film.

'Dragon Tattoo' Sequel Won't Arrive Earlier Than 2014; David Fincher Still Not Confirmed

  • By Edward Davis
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  • August 23, 2012 9:20 AM
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Wondering what's going on with the followup to Sony's "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo," the adaptation of Stieg Larsson's best-selling novel ($30 million copies sold worldwide) that grossed $232 million worldwide, but only $102 million domestically in its 2011 iteration as directed by David Fincher?

Watch: James Cameron & David Fincher In More 'Side By Side' Outtakes In Advance Of Film's iTunes Release

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • August 21, 2012 10:46 AM
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For cinephiles at least, one of the most anticipated releases of the summer is the Keanu Reeves-produced documentary “Side By Side,” not only for its essential film vs. digital debate, but even more for the incredible behind-the-scenes talent lined up for interviews. Martin Scorsese, Steven Soderbergh, and Christopher Nolan all make appearances in the film, and now Tribeca Films have released the latest in their series of outtakes, this time featuring the inimitable director of “Avatar” and “Titanic.”

David Fincher To Produce 'IOU,' The Next Effort From 'Mean Creek' Director Jacob Aaron Estes

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 25, 2012 12:42 PM
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David Fincher doesn't produce very often, so you can bet if he's throwing his weight behind something, he believes in it. To date, Fincher has put his name on those BMW ads in the early '00s directed by folks like Joe Carnahan and John Frankenheimer, Catherine Hardwicke's "Lords Of Dogtown" and, oddly, the Brittany Murphy vehicle "Love And Other Disasters" (we're sure there's a story there). But next is a project that certainly sounds intriguing.

David Fincher's 'The Game' Gets The Criterion Treatment In September Along With 'Eating Raoul' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 15, 2012 5:06 PM
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Long rumored and wished for, "The Game" is finally getting the special edition treatment the rest of David Fincher's films have, joining the director's "The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button" in The Criterion Collection. That's right, this September your wallet is going to get a little bit lighter when the refreshed film becomes available from the boutique label.

MGM Takes A Loss On 'Dragon Tattoo': Does This Mean David Fincher Is Out?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 22, 2012 6:36 PM
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Well, it's not quite "John Carter," but today MGM revealed in a call with investors (via Deadline) that though "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" took in $231 million worldwide (not bad for a hard-R crime drama that runs 2 1/2 hours long) it still didn't meet the numbers honchos thought they would get out of a fanbase that snapped up 18 million copies of the book. “...it is below our expectations and we booked a modest loss,” exec Gary Barber said, adding that they ”were hoping we’d do 10% more than we did.” But what does this mean about the proposed sequels?

David Fincher Rumored To Be Battling Over Budget For The Netflix Series 'House Of Cards'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 7, 2012 4:33 PM
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David Fincher is battling higher ups over a project? No way. All kidding aside, Fincher's reputation for being an exacting perfectionist, who seeks that his movies are realized with the best talent and options available, precedes him. We don't need to run down the list here, but Fincher has run afoul of somebody on most of his projects from "Fight Club" right through to "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo." So that he's now rumored to be running into a bit of heat on the Netflix series "House Of Cards"? Not exactly unexpected.

Kate Mara Joins Kevin Spacey & David Fincher's Netflix Series 'House Of Games'; Kristen Connolly Also On Board

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 2, 2012 9:19 AM
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So it turns out, if you'd like to take a role in a David Fincher project, it really, really helps to have the surname Mara. After casting the actress in "The Social Network," David Fincher catapulted Rooney Mara to stardom and an Oscar nomination by giving her the lead role in "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo." And for his next project, he's keeping it in the family.

Paul Giamatti Is Friar Lawrence To Douglas Booth & Hailee Steinfeld's 'Romeo & Juliet'; Says 'The Goon' Looks Dead

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 26, 2012 11:38 AM
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Paul Giamatti has pretty much done it all. Drama, comedy, horror, satire, action and hell, even musicals (if you don't remember "Duets" he's also in the forthcoming "Rock Of Ages"). But Shakespeare? Looks like he's gonna cross that one off his list too.

DGA Nomination For David Fincher Continues 'Dragon Tattoo' Awards Season Run

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 9, 2012 1:35 PM
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While it may not have seemed like it right away, it turns out the sleeper Oscar contender this year might just be "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo." Initially regarded as a pulp thriller and a bit of holiday season counterprogramming, the film has quietly been building steam, with some strong critical buzz, a steady pace at the box office which will likely see it take $100 million domestically, and Sony is already eyeing getting the sequels underway by the end of the year (though, Fincher will likely be moving on).

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