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Ron Howard May Reteam With Chris Hemsworth For Whaling & Cannabalism Tale 'In The Heart Of The Sea'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • January 24, 2013 8:21 AM
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While his Formula 1 racing drama “Rush” doesn’t surface until the fall, it seems that Ron Howard was impressed with his leading man, as Vulture is reporting that the “Apollo 13” helmer is circling a project that would reunite him with Chris Hemsworth.

Sorry Henry Selick, Ron Howard Is Now In Talks To Direct Neil Gaiman's 'The Graveyard Book'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 22, 2013 4:05 PM
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You gotta kind of feel for Henry Selick. The man behind "Coraline" didn't have a great 2012, with his Disney/Pixar project "Shadow King" getting scrapped and shelved when no other studio wanted it. And while he was attached to direct Neil Gaiman's "The Graveyard Book" last spring, it seems the turn of the events of the studio has seen that job go to someone else as well. 

Ron Howard To Direct J.J. Abrams Produced Supernatural Drama 'All I’ve Got'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 17, 2013 11:35 AM
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As a director, J.J. Abrams has already proven his bonafides with two franchise bearing his stamp -- "Star Trek" and "Mission: Impossible" -- and shown that he can also deliver original blockbuster material ("Super 8") to equal success. And as a producer, his stature grows day by day with a number of hit TV shows under his belt ("Lost," "Fringe") and films as well, including his own, "Morning Glory" and "Cloverfield." And in that role, he's used his clout to get a big-name director on board for a supernatural drama his Bad Robot shingle is shepherding.

'Poppy Hill' English Voice Cast Adds Anton Yelchin, Gillian Anderson, Aubrey Plaza, Christina Hendricks, Ron Howard & More

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • October 8, 2012 10:40 AM
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It was only a couple of months ago that we saw the first (english-subtitled) trailer for the new Studio Ghibli film, “From Up On Poppy Hill.” The film is written by Hayao Miyazaki and directed by his son, Goro Miyazaki (“Tales From Earthsea”) and the voice cast for the English-language dub has been revealed.

Ron Howard Directing A Jay-Z Concert Documentary

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 28, 2012 5:08 PM
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"I'ma up at Brooklyn, now I'm down in Tribeca/Right next to De Niro, but I'll be hood forever," Jay-Z raps on "Empire State Of Mind" and certainly the man who grew up in the Marcy Houses is rolling in a new area code, with some considerably more upper crust friends. And while this pairing still seems sort of odd, Shawn Carter is able to grab this kind of talent these days.

First Look: Official Images Of Formula 1 Racing Drama 'Rush' Starring Chris Hemsworth

  • By Edward Davis
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  • August 11, 2012 2:33 PM
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While we've seen paparazzi snaps on set of Ron Howard's Formula 1 racing drama "Rush" -- or rather, "epic action drama" if you go by the official synopsis -- the official website has unveiled the first official photos from the film. Written by Peter Morgan ("Hereafter," "The Queen"), "Rush" reteams the "Frost/Nixon" writing directing team for a re-creation of the merciless 1970s Formula 1 rivalry between James Hunt and Niki Lauda, played by "The Avengers" and "Snow White and the Huntsman" star Chris Hemsworth, and Daniel Brühl, known for his turn in Quentin Tarantino's "Inglourious Basterds."

Ron Howard To Direct Aztec Drama 'Conquest' For Showtime

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 31, 2012 4:31 PM
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While we presume Ron Howard's epic take on Stephen King's "The Dark Tower" -- which was to span both the big and small screen -- isn't happening anytime soon, it seems the helmer isn't giving up on television as a place to tell an epic story. And now he's planning to go behind the camera for a period drama tackling an era that, we have to say, hasn't really been explored in recent memory.

New 'Arrested Development' Episodes Begin Shooting In 4 Weeks

  • By Edward Davis
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  • July 11, 2012 12:15 PM
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Too good to be true? Nope, it's happening. The long-awaited return of the cult sitcom "Arrested Development" is right around the corner. Or at least, production is about to start, and no, this isn't a pipe dream or wishful thinking. "Taken at AD mission control, today! All systems are go. Filming for the new episodes starts in four weeks. Woo!," Jason Bateman tweeted last night, posting a photo of himself, producer/narrator Ron Howard and series creator Mitch Hurwitz.

Watch: Behind-The-Scenes Featurette Shows Footage From Ron Howard's 'Rush' With Chris Hemsworth & Daniel Bruhl

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • May 28, 2012 10:01 AM
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Sure, I know we all wish that Ron Howard was making “The Dark Tower” right now, but hopefully he’ll still be able to get around to that sooner or later. Instead he’s making “Rush” – a biopic that’s starting to look very box-office friendly after the relative success of last year’s Formula One doc “Senna,” and the continual rise of one of its stars, Chris Hemsworth. Hemsworth will play James Hunt, whose rivalry with Daniel Bruhl’s Niki Lauda will be the driving force (badumtish) of Howard’s film.

Warner Bros. Looking To Kick Ron Howard's 'The Dark Tower' Back To Life; Javier Bardem Still In The Mix

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 12, 2012 8:33 PM
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Just when you think studios are gonna zig, they zag. After a weekend in which audiences rejected "John Carter" and a year in which studios were tightening their belts and dropping expensive and potentially risky projects, one of the biggest of those aborted efforts may be kicking back to life.

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