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James Toback Isn't Happy No One Told Him About Martin Scorsese's 'The Gambler' Remake

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 29, 2011 1:19 AM
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Just as the east coast was going to bed and/or gearing up for Hurricane Irene and the west coast was gearing up to go out on the town, it was announced that "The Departed" trifecta of director Martin Scorsese, writer William Monahan and star Leonardo DiCaprio were all taking on a remake of Karel Reisz‘s 1974 film “The Gambler.” If you missed the news, don't worry, you're not the only one as that film's writer James Toback, was only hipped to the project thanks to housemate Brett Ratner (yes, they apparently live together). Needless to say, he was pissed.

Al Pacino Reteams With Barry Levinson For 'Gotti: Three Generations'; James Toback To Rewrite Script

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 10, 2011 1:01 AM
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Ok, we have to admit, the indie gangster biopic "Gotti: Three Generations" always seemed more like an expensive publicity stunt than an actual movie to us, but full respect to Fiore Films, they now have our full attention as there has been some tremendous movement on the picture over the past couple of days.

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