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'Jane Got A Gun' & 'Warrior' Director Gavin O'Connor Replaces Ben Affleck On 'Tell No One' Remake

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 21, 2013 6:58 PM
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It seems that "Warrior" and "Pride & Glory" director Gavin O'Connor is being a bit of a directorial hero these days. Earlier this year, he stepped into the fray of "Jane Got A Gun" after Lynne Ramsay's abrupt departure, and got the thing made. And now he's taking the helm of a long developing remake that recently lost Ben Affleck as its director.

'Warrior' Director Gavin O'Connor Replaces Lynne Ramsay On 'Jane Got A Gun'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 20, 2013 8:43 AM
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With Lynne Ramsay shockingly and mysteriously bailing on western "Jane Got A Gun" yesterday, producer Scott Steindorff of Scott Pictures promised a director would be found imminently. He wasn't kidding. Less than 24 hours later, the film has a brand new helmer to get the movie going, and likely keep any delays minimal.

Denzel Washington Is Your New 'Equalizer,' Movie Shoots Spring 2013

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • July 24, 2012 12:41 PM
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After a short, but well-deserved break between 2010’s “Unstoppable” and this past February’s “Safe House,” actor Denzel Washington is back with the force you’d expect from a man who once yelled King Kong “ain’t having sh*t on me” during a heated exchange in “Training Day.” Anyways, he has the Robert Zemeckis-directed drama “Flight” set to land this November, he’s currently shooting the action picture “2 Guns” alongside Mark Wahlberg, and we just had word he could star alongside Will Smith in “Anchorman” director Adam McKay’s remake of “Uptown Saturday Night." And now we have further info on a long-developing project with Washington attached.

'Warrior' Director Gavin O'Connor To Direct Underworld Thriller 'Yakuza'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 10, 2012 1:49 PM
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So are yakuza flicks the hot new trend in Hollywood or are those Far East markets more important than ever? Probably a bit of both. Earlier this year, "Safe House" helmer signed up to direct the yakuza crime flick "The Outsider" at Warner Bros., and now a rival project of sorts is gearing up.

Who Should Direct 'Catching Fire'? 5 Directors We Think Could Do The Job

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • April 11, 2012 9:59 AM
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So, writer-director Gary Ross, having helped make "The Hunger Games" into a gigantic hit, has decided to move on to new pastures. As we reported last week, Ross will be focusing on a new project, and after a few days, Lionsgate officially confirmed he will not be helming "Catching Fire," with both the studio and the director issuing formal statements.

Noah Emmerich In Talks To Join Guillaume Canet's 'Blood Ties'; On Board FX's '80's-Set Drama Pilot 'The Americans'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • March 21, 2012 9:45 AM
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Its been smooth sailing recently for character actor Noah Emmerich, featuring in a number of high-profile projects including "Fair Game," "The Walking Dead," "Super 8" as well as "Warrior." The actor now looks to be continuing that trend having booked two new roles including a part in a star-studded crime-drama and a small screen re-teaming with regular collaborator, Gavin O'Connor.

'Warrior' Director Gavin O'Connor To Direct Peter Pan Redo 'Neverland,' Channing Tatum Will Produce, But Won't Star

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 15, 2012 10:31 PM
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So what on Earth could Gavin O'Connor, the man behind testosterone-driven fare like "Warrior," "Pride And Glory" and "Miracle" (okay, he also did "Tumbleweeds," but you know what we're getting at), find interesting in a Peter Pan redo produced by Channing Tatum?

Jon Favreau Teams With J.J. Abrams For 'Revolution'; Gavin O'Connor, Neil Burger & Ellen Barkin Take TV Pilots

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • February 10, 2012 9:25 AM
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Remember when big-screen talent lining up work on television was big news? Now it's frankly surprising if a Hollywood director or actor hasn't got a project on TV. Here's the latest list that will be working on pilots this year.

'Warrior' Director Gavin O'Connor Wants To Go Full-On 'Samurai' For Warner Bros.

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 30, 2011 4:31 AM
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Update: Deadline adds that "The Samurai" will center on "a rogue assassin named Townes Joyce, who breaks out of a Texas jail that puts him on the run from an international manhunt. Along the way, he gets involved with a woman and her child, and they go along for a ride that spans Costa Rica, Colombia, Paris and back to the U.S." O'Connor is also working with Tambakis on a stage version of the classic "The Hustler."

Five Directors Who Could Replace Kenneth Branagh On 'Thor 2'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • June 30, 2011 11:52 AM
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So, Marvel are done with Kenneth Branagh, or possibly Kenneth Branagh is done with Marvel: if you missed it earlier, "Thor 2" has been officially announced for a July 26, 2013 release date, with star Chris Hemsworth returning (which people seem to think is news: like all the superhero leads, the Australian actor signed an expansive multi-film contract that makes him Marvel's bitch for the next decade or so), but Branagh not sitting in the director's chair, although he may stay on a producing role of some kind.

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