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'Easy A' Director Will Gluck To Explore The Disappearance Of 'Agatha' Christie

  • By India Ross
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  • March 6, 2013 12:54 PM
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Back in 1920s England, the turnover of celebrity news was so glacial it would have put the modern Daily Mail out of business. So when it was reported that Agatha Christie, darling of bloodthirsty readers everywhere, had disappeared in the kind of mysterious circumstances one needs Poirot to investigate, a nation collectively held its breath. Christie had vanished upon discovering her husband’s infidelity, and, given her history of depression, a well-publicised manhunt was instigated. She resurfaced ten days later in a Yorkshire hotel, but in the absence of any later explanation, the events of her hiatus became the subject of widespread speculation.

'Easy A' Director Will Gluck Directing The 'Annie' Remake, Willow Smith Will No Longer Whip Her Hair In It

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 30, 2013 2:49 PM
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Brewing for a couple of years now, that remake of "Annie" that will destroy your childhood memories is still happening. Yep, Will Smith and Jay-Z are still combining powers to produce the movie for Sony, "The Devil Wears Prada" writer Aline Brosh McKenna has penned the script, and now it has a director and release date in mind.

'Friends With Benefits' Director Will Gluck To Helm Action/Comedy 'Skyjack'

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • June 14, 2012 10:25 AM
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After properly announcing himself with the excellent Emma Stone vehicle “Easy A,” and then following that up with another surprisingly decent comedy in the form of “Friends With Benefits," Will Gluck marked himself as a director to watch. We’d totally tell you what we think about his debut film, “Fired Up!,” but this writer has to admit to not having seen it. He currently has an action-comedy (“Secretaries Day”), an adaptation of “About Last Night…”, a comedy caper (“Sex On The Moon”), a potential re-team with Emma Stone, and a remake of a Swiss drama (“How to Disappear Completely”) on his to-do list. He’s one helluva busy man, and now it looks like he’s lined up another project.

'Easy A' Director Will Gluck To Remake Swiss Drama 'Vitus' As 'How To Disappear Completely'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • March 17, 2012 11:56 AM
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Well, this is something of a left turn. Comedy director Will Gluck, who's had two straight big hits in "Easy A" ($75 million worldwide) and "Friends With Benefits" ($150 million), is set to take on slightly heavier material with "How To Disappear Completely". The drama focuses on a young prodigy in the musical and academic worlds who slowly finds his skill level dropping as he ages, creating conflict with his overbearing parents. The script is from Ed Solomon ("Men In Black") though Gluck is expected to take a pass as well as direct for Sony.

'Easy A' Helmer Will Gluck To Direct Action-Comedy 'Secretaries Day' From 'Iron Man 3' Writer Drew Pearce

  • By Ryan Sartor
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  • December 15, 2011 9:41 AM
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Sony loves Will Gluck. In the course of three movies (“Fired Up!,” “Easy A,” and “Friends With Benefits”) he transformed the company’s Screen Gems shingle from a cheap huckster of common genre flicks (the “Underworld” movies, “Takers,” “Priest,” “Burlesque”) into the premiere haven for somewhat-intelligent inexpensive mainstream comedy features (and, yes, also, common genre flicks).

Will Gluck Says The Lack Of Skin In 'Friends With Benefits' Was A Conscious Choice

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • July 27, 2011 9:59 AM
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Nudity, Scientology & More We Learned From The Writer/Director About His Latest Rom-ComThis past weekend, "Friends with Benefits," starring Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis, opened to perhaps a smaller tally than the studio would have wanted, in part because of its striking similarity to January's infinitely dopier "No Strings Attached." Though bearing a similarity in their premise, writer/director Will Gluck's "Friends with Benefits" is the fizzier, funnier and more enjoyable film and it’s a shame that just because it's opening later means people are leaving it behind. We spoke to Will Gluck over the weekend about the comparisons to "No Strings Attached," his approach to the raunchy comedy in which no naughty bits are shown and one risque joke that may have offended a member of the cast.

‘Easy A’ Director Will Gluck Signs Two-Year Deal With Sony Pictures

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 28, 2011 3:33 AM
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Few directors are as hot and in-demand right now as Will Gluck. He directed one of 2010’s most universally loved movies, “Easy A,” and launched the career of star Emma Stone into the mainstream spotlight.

'Easy A' Director Will Gluck To Helm 'Social Network' Writer's 'Sex On The Moon'

  • By Catherine Scott
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  • March 24, 2011 2:57 AM
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Comedy Filmmaker To Direct Ben Mezrich's NASA-Based Non-Fiction Heist NovelWithout question, one of the comedy filmmakers flying under the radar this past year is Will Gluck, director of last year’s effortlessly charming “Easy A,” starring breakout actress Emma Stone, who nabbed the female lead in "Spider-Man" role not long after that picture did super-strong box-office business.

Screen Gems Remaking 'About Last Night...", 'Easy A' Director Will Gluck Producing

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • January 21, 2011 4:04 AM
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There's a serious divide in that a movie title means more to a Hollywood executive than the general public. "Remaking" something like "Lethal Weapon" sort of makes sense, since those movies were so popular that you could slap "Lethal Weapon" on anything, and people will make certain associations that essentially minimizes the negative impact a bad marketing campaign can do. Does "About Last Night..." have the same power?

'Easy A' Team Will Gluck & Emma Stone To Reteam For New Comedy, Starts Filming Summer 2011

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 12, 2010 7:47 AM
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"Easy A" was definitely one of our favorite comedies of the year. Led by a thoroughly charming Emma Stone in a starmaking turn, the film was the rare female-led comedy that was smart, witty and ridiculously fun and funny. We loved it to bits. So color us very excited that director Will Gluck isn't wasting any time in re-teaming with the very hot, and definitely on-the-rise actress to make another film.

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