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Exclusive: Matthias Schoenaerts Joins 'Animal Rescue' With Tom Hardy & Noomi Rapace

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 23, 2013 2:56 PM
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While he stars in the Oscar-nominated short film "Death Of A Shadow," Matthias Schoenaerts got to celebrate early last night, as he took home the César Award for Best Newcomer for his fantastic performance in Jacques Audiard's "Rust And Bone." No doubt, the actor will have his fingers crossed for up-and-coming filmmaker Tom Van Avermaet on Sunday night where 'Death' will be hoping to take home a statue. But once the festivities are over, it will be back to work, and first up will be a reunion with his "Bullhead" director who first helped him break out on the international scene.

Noomi Rapace Confirmed For 'Animal Rescue' With Tom Hardy

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 18, 2013 4:58 PM
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Tom Hardy + Noomi Rapace? Boom, done. When the idea was first floated a month ago, when Rapace was offered a co-starring role, we were already enthuiastic on the idea, but now the actress has gone ahead and accepted a role in "Animal Rescue," in what should be a pretty good showcase for both talents.  

Noomi Rapace Offered Role In 'Animal Rescue' With Tom Hardy, Actors May Also Team For 'Child 44'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 17, 2012 3:40 PM
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Even though they may not have worked together yet on the big screen, Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace seem to already be good pals. The pair were on the cover of Blag magazine (see above), did some promo for it as well this year and seemed to have a blast (just do some Google searches). And now, we may see two of our favorite folks working together, in a very promising project.

Neil Burger Out, 'Bullhead' Helmer Michael Roskam In For 'Animal Rescue,' Tom Hardy Eyed To Lead

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 9, 2012 7:11 PM
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It's no surprise that "Mystic River," "Gone Baby Gone" and "Shutter Island" scribe Dennis Lehane has been able to attract top talent for his adaptation of his own short story "Animal Rescue." David Cronenberg and more recently, "Limitless" helmer Neil Burger came aboard, and with the latter now focused on the YA franchise "Divergent," a pretty exciting new name has stepped in.

'Limitless' Helmer Neil Burger Lands Director's Chair For Dennis Lehane's 'Animal Rescue'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 11, 2012 7:40 PM
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Word has been quiet on what Neil Burger will be up to next following his sleeper hit "Limitless." Over the past year or so he's become attached to the video game movie "Uncharted," and a riff on "Bonnie & Clyde" penned by "Up In The Air" scribe Sheldon Turner, and while both those projects seem to be quiet at the moment, he's landed another gig that had the studio chasing some big names.

David Cronenberg Opts Out Of Adaptation Of Dennis Lehane's 'Animal Rescue'; Alexander Payne & George Clooney Sought To Direct

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 12, 2011 2:35 PM
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As far as book-to-movie adaptations go, Dennis Lehane has had an enviable track record. While he's only had three novels brought to the big screen, they've resulted in both critical acclaim and box office success, with "Mystic River," "Gone Baby Gone" and "Shutter Island" all originating from the pages of his books. You might remember way back at the beginning of 2010, it was reported that Lehane was set to adapt this own short story (until then, he had let other writers to do the job) "Animal Rescue" featured in the anthology book he edited, "Boston Noir." That was the last we heard of it, and over the summer, David Cronenberg quietly became attached to direct, but it appears that didn't last very long.

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