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Diablo Cody Dreams Of Brian Wilson Biopic, Teases Her Own Directorial Ambitions

  • By Simon Dang
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  • June 20, 2011 2:44 AM
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Dustin Lance Black Admits TIFF Cut Of 'What's Wrong With Virginia' Was "Pretty Bad," Planning New EditThe L.A. Film Festival is proving to be quite the headline-making event with several stories already flying out of the west coast. Now, at a meet titled "Coffee Talk: Screenwriters," scribes Diablo Cody and Dustin Lance Black have provided updates on their current slate of projects.

Oscar Winning 'Milk' Scribe Dustin Lance Black To Adapt Green Day Musical 'American Idiot'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • April 13, 2011 1:20 AM
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The Broadway hit is no longer the dead cert for a transfer to a big-screen that it once was, but as ever, if studio executives see the queues forming on the Great White Way, they smell the kind of built-in audience that makes their lives easier, even if the path to the big-screen proves trickier than it used to be. The new management at Universal, in particular, having made a pretty penny with "Mamma Mia" a few years back, seem convinced that the stage musical is as fruitful a subject for adaptation as it was in its 1960s heyday: the company has hired recently-minted Oscar winner Tom Hooper for the long-running musical "Les Miserables," and has been developing a version of "The Wizard Of Oz"-themed megahit "Wicked" for some time.

First Look At Leonardo DiCaprio In Clint Eastwood's 'J. Edgar'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 9, 2011 5:02 AM
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Dustin Lance Black Says Story Won't Be De-Gayed For The Big Screen; Photos Of Judi Dench Arrive TooWe told you Clint Eastwood moves fast. It seems only moments ago that Eastwood had firmed up the major roles for "J. Edgar" and what do you know, filming is already underway.

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