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Casting: Elle Fanning Will Learn 'How To Talk to Girls At Parties,' Penelope Cruz Joins 'Grimsby' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 10, 2014 11:56 AM
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Elle Fanning How To Talk To Girls At Parties
The long developing adaptation of Neil Gaiman's short story "How To Talk To Girls At Parties" is finally getting a bit of traction. Elle Fanning will star in the "two-hander love story focusing on a schoolboy and ‎punk who uses music and art as a way to escape and a female alien tourist (Fanning) who wants to escape her tour group and explore the most dangerous place in the galaxy, the London suburb of Croydon." So, a less murder-y version of "Under The Skin"? John Cameron Mitchell ("Shortbus") co-wrote the script and will direct.

Charlize Theron Checks In For 'American Express,' Octavia Spencer Joins 'Insurgent' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 12, 2014 3:53 PM
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Stuntman and sometimes actor Nash Edgerton (yep, brother of Joel Edgerton and part of the Blue Tongue Films collective) has earned the most acclaim for his directorial efforts, fare such as 2008's "The Square" or the recent short "Bear." And now he's lining up a project that could see him getting his biggest profile yet.

Charlize Theron Lines Up 'Everything Nice,' Idris Elba Joins 'The Jungle Book' & More

  • By Joshua Encinias
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  • March 7, 2014 2:31 PM
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If the Internet can’t convince Eon Productions to cast Idris Elba as James Bond, perhaps his new role can land him a villain gig in Bond 24. Elba is set to voice Shere Khan in Disney and Jon Favreau's take on “The Jungle Book.” Favreau will use live-action and VFX to bring the story to the screen. Expect to see this sooner than later as Disney is neck and neck with Warner Bros. with their own version of Rudyard Kipling’s classic.

Warren Beatty's Howard Hughes Film To Star Alden Ehrenreich & Lily Collins, Production Now Underway

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 24, 2014 1:40 PM
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Warren Beatty, Howard Hughes, Alden Ehrenrecih and Lily Collins
After more than a decade being MIA at the multiplex, bona fide legend Warren Beatty is coming back with a new film. Though recent reports suggested he might've abandoned playing Howard Hughes, not to worry, as Beatty will indeed play the famed billionaire recluse in a movie that's not quite about Hughes at all.

Warren Beatty's Long Developing Next Directorial Effort Moves Ahead, May No Longer Be About Howard Hughes

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 12, 2014 1:18 PM
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We know, we've been here before. Back in 2012 Warren Beatty's untitled Howard Hughes film, which has been developing for years, was said to still be "in the works," with the legendary actor also set to direct, with a cast that was said to include Felicity Jones, Annette Bening, Jack Nicholson and Owen Wilson. And then we didn't hear anything again until now, with a report that now says the movie is "moving foward." That's progress we suppose.

Warren Beatty's Howard Hughes Project With Jack Nicholson, Annette Bening & Owen Wilson Still In The Works

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 14, 2012 5:01 PM
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Not seen on the big screen since 2001's "Town & Country," and not having directed a movie since 1998's "Bulworth," any Warren Beatty news is cause for curiosity -- though optimism is something that you'll likely want to keep on hold. Remember last year when it looked like he was going to do that Howard Hughes biopic before it went all Spruce Goose? Well it may still be alive. Although, he still has to make sure he can find financing which, in today's marketplace, is tough. Basically, he would have a better shot at making "Dick Tracy 2" in this climate than anything else.

5 Things You Might Not Know About 'Bonnie & Clyde'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • August 14, 2012 3:05 PM
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It's almost impossible to overstate the influence of Arthur Penn's "Bonnie & Clyde." It wasn't alone as one of the film breaking down the walls of a "new cinema" -- Michaelangelo Antonioni's "Blow Up" had turned heads the previous year, and Mike Nichols' "The Graduate" helped with the impression of the changing of the guard when it followed a few months later. But it was Penn's film (written by journalists Robert Benton and David Newman, with a polish from Robert Towne and produced by Warren Beatty), which told the story of Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker, the Depression-era bank robbing duo, that really felt like the lightning strike, bringing the techniques, sexuality, violence and cool-factor of European cinema to a mainstream audience for the first time.

As 'Battleship' Flops: Ten Other Memorable Box-Office Bombs

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 21, 2012 1:43 PM
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To have one giant money-losing tentpole is unfortunate. To have two starts to look careless, and that's what's happened to Taylor Kitsch. The actor, who broke out on TV's "Friday Night Lights," was seen as Hollywood's next great hope, picked out to star in two great big blockbusters with a combined cost of half-a-billion dollars. But when "John Carter" arrived in March, the film wildly underperformed, with Disney taking a hit of at least $100 million on the project. And after this weekend, it looks that his other film, "Battleship," is going to lose similar amounts.

Felicity Jones Talks Warren Beatty's Howard Hughes Movie, 'Hysteria' & More After 'Like Crazy' Gotham Award Win

  • By Jen Vineyard
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  • November 30, 2011 1:19 PM
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Warren Beatty's Howard Hughes Biopic Loses Major Financial Backer & Casting Director

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 15, 2011 3:48 PM
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Did Paramount see the writing on the wall before anybody else? Warren Beatty has never been the easiest person to work with (the production history/drama of "Reds" is legendary), but with a project 25 years in the making, marking the return of return of a legend who has been out of the spotlight for more than a decade would be enticing for many. So while the studio declined to handle the untitled movie, New Regency swooped in to take control, teaming with Morgan Creek Productions and billionaire Steve Bing to produce, with a 45/45/10 split among the three. But somebody is now backing out.

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