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'A Hijacking' Director Tobias Linholm Steps Into 'The War,' '40 Days Of Dating' Blog Is Going To Be A Movie & More

  • By Ben Brock
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  • September 18, 2013 10:31 AM
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Some directing news to get y'all over that midweek hump. Screen Daily has two pieces of intriguing news for us: first up, Tobias Lindholm, director of the absolutely stellar “A Hijacking," has announced his new project, “The War,” about Danish soldiers in Afghanistan. Lindholm likes simple titles, it seems, and simple set-ups: “The War” will form the third part of a thematic trilogy about “desperate men in small rooms”, following on from “A Hijacking” and the even simpler “R” from 2010.

Natalie Portman Sought For 'Heathers' Meets 'Fight Club' Project 'Dare Me'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 13, 2013 10:57 PM
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Natalie Portman may not have been seen on the big screen since "Thor" in 2011, but she's got a slate of projects on the way. Of course, there's the double dose of Terrence Malick projects waiting in the wings, and later this year "Thor: The Dark World," while she's currently shooting the troubled western "Jane Got A Gun." It's a diverse array of stuff, so what's next? How about something described as "Heathers" meets "Fight Club"?

'The Vow' Director Michael Sucsy To Helm Beach Boys Powered Musical

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 28, 2012 9:45 AM
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With "The Vow" becoming the first film of 2012 to cross the $100 million mark, director Michael Sucsy is wasting little time is using that leverage to tackle something a bit more ambitious than the three hankie romance. He's already got another love story of sorts, the "Romeo and Juliet" re-telling in "Rosaline" coming together with Lily Collins, Dave Franco and Deborah Ann Woll but he's already looking at what he'll do after that.

NBC Orders Hannibal Lecter Show Straight To Series; John Goodman Reunites With Roseanne Barr For Sitcom 'Downwardly Mobile'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 15, 2012 10:38 AM
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25 years after his first big-screen appearance, embodied by Brian Cox in Michael Mann's 1986 film "Manhunter," Thomas Harris' highly educated serial killer Hannibal Lecter has entered the pantheon of famous movie monsters, thanks to four further movies: the Oscar-winning "The Silence of the Lambs," Ridley Scott's "Hannibal," the "Manhunter" remake "Red Dragon" (all of which saw Anthony Hopkins as Lecter), and the instantly forgotten prequel "Hannibal Rising," in which French actor Gaspard Ulliel took up the part. That film might have killed any hope of any more movies for the moment, but we're about to see a lot more of Mr. Lecter...on the small screen.

'Grey Gardens' & 'The Vow' Helmer Michael Sucsy To Direct 'Romeo & Juliet' Spinoff 'Rosaline'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 9, 2011 2:53 AM
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William Shakespeare’s iconic tale “Romeo and Juliet” has probably been brought to screen more than any other story. There is George Cukor’s 1936 production that won four Academy Awards, Franco Zeffirelli’s adaptation which earned two Academy Awards, Renato Castellani’s 1954 version and Baz Luhrmann’s 1996 “Romeo+Juliet” (starring Claire Danes and Leonardo DiCaprio) with its MTV Generation-targeting soundtrack. Of course, let's not forget the Hailee Steinfeld vehicle that will begin filming this summer. The premise of the story has also been successfully and widely adapted for other television and film productions such as Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins’ 1961 film “West Side Story” about New York gangs, John Madden’s 1998 critically acclaimed “Shakespeare in Love” and Disney’s television soap “High School Musical” to name but a few. So it's high time that another production joined the club, this time with a fresh outlook, and now Emmy-winning film director, screenwriter, and producer Michael Sucsy has signed a deal to direct Fox 2000’s “Rosaline,” an updated version of William Shakespeare’s classic tragedy.

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