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Watch: Chanel Ad “She’s Not There” Starring Keira Knightley, Directed By Joe Wright

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The collaborations between director Joe Wright and actress Keira Knightley haven't just been limited to the films they've made together ("Atonement," "Anna Karenina," "Pride & Prejudice"). For the past few years, the actress has been the face of Chanel, and right alongside her, Wright has been guiding the campaigns behind the camera. And a new ad created by the pair has dropped online. Read More »

Joe Wright Out, Sofia Coppola In For Live Action 'The Little Mermaid'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 18, 2014 1:27 PM
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Perhaps only one live action, children's fantasy adventure is enough for Joe Wright. With the director busy ramping up "Pan," his new take on the stories of J.M. Barrie, he's exiting a long developing project that he's been linked to for a while.

Joe Wright To Direct 'Peter Pan' Origin Story Movie

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • November 12, 2013 9:34 AM
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First it was board games, then it was young adult novels and now it’s darker takes on classic children’s tales. And Variety is reporting that we’ll soon see yet another take on the boy who wouldn’t grow up.
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Saoirse Ronan Says She Didn't Get The 'Star Wars' Role She Auditioned For, Calls 'Fantastic Four' Rumors Just That

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • November 6, 2013 1:43 PM
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How I Live Now, Saoirse Ronan,
We recently got to chat with the lovely and talented Saoirse Ronan about her upcoming young adult adaptation "How I Live Now" (review here), which is kind of like what would have happened if Terrence Malick had directed "Red Dawn" (more from that interview soon). And while we had the young actress on the line, we had to quiz her about a myriad of upcoming projects she has in the works, everything from the upcoming Wes Anderson joint "The Grand Budapest Hotel," to Ryan Gosling's directorial debut "How to Catch A Monster," to things that are in a more nebulous state of flux, like Joe Wright's "Little Mermaid" and the hotly rumored "Fantastic Four" and "Star Wars: Episode VII."

Joe Wright To Direct Chiwetel Ejiofor In Adaptation Of Play 'A Season In The Congo'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 16, 2013 9:02 AM
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With "12 Years A Slave" take the Toronto International Film Festival People's Choice Award over the weekend, it's likely just the first of many accolades to come for the film, it's director and cast, but don't think for a moment that star Chiwetel Ejiofor is going to relax and bask in the awards season glow. It looks like the actor has yet another project lined up, and one that will re-team him with a director with whom he's already experienced success with on the stage.

'Tomb Raider' Reboot & Joe Wright's Live Action 'The Little Mermaid' Get New Writers

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 13, 2013 11:20 AM
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Video games and fairy tales -- yep, it's just another day in Hollywood, so let's get into the mix of this...

Joe Wright Drops Out Of The Race To Direct 'Fifty Shades Of Grey'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 13, 2013 1:09 PM
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Deadline were pretty miffed last week when other sites went forward with the news that Joe Wright was in the frontrunner position to direct "Fifty Shades Of Grey." It wasn't quite clear what their beef was, other than they didn't get to report it first, and they went on some vague rant about trades "firing a rifle filled with buckshot," when there is nothing Deadline loves more than a good shortlist story. Anyway, they are pretty overjoyed with the latest development.

Joe Wright A Frontrunner To Direct 'Fifty Shades Of Grey'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 10, 2013 9:45 AM
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Perhaps the trickiest adaptation cooking in Hollywood at the moment is the big screen version of "Fifty Shades Of Grey." Yes, the fan fiction turned erotica bestseller film adaptation will likely increase handcuff sales, but the question is, who should direct? While there has been lots of rumors on the casting front, we've only really heard about Gus Van Sant making a pitch for the gig by shooting a test sex scene with Alex Pettyfer, but a few more names have popped up.

Adaptations: Mike White Gets ‘Good Luck Of Right Now,’ Wentworth Miller Hired For A 'Se7en'-Esque 'Scare Me'

  • By Diana Drumm
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  • March 24, 2013 12:49 PM
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A little bit of "writers hired to adapt things" news this Sunday afternoon. DreamWorks has hired Mike White (“School of Rock,” the recently-cancelled “Enlightened”) to adapt the latest novel from Matthew Quick, author of “Silver Linings Playbook.” Quick’s “The Good Luck of Right Now” will be published Spring 2014 and is about a man who takes care of his mother with dementia and falls for a librarian who believes she and her brother were once abducted by aliens.

6 Directors Who Could Helm The Next James Bond Film

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • March 6, 2013 12:02 PM
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Somewhat shocking (to fans), but not completely surprising news this AM. Sam Mendes, the director of "Skyfall," the highest grossing -- by a large margin with $1.1 billion -- and arguably most popular James Bond film ever decided to pass and won't be directing "Bond 24." While the "American Beauty" director suggested in recent interviews he might take on the next installment -- something the Bond producers would have loved, we're sure -- he had flipped and flopped and it doesn't come as huge surprise Mendes moved on if you've paid attention to his creatively peripatetic career.

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