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Benicio Del Toro Lawyers Up For Paul Thomas Anderson's 'Inherent Vice' With Joaquin Phoenix

  • By Edward Davis
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  • May 6, 2013 10:38 PM
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Paul Thomas Anderson's latest, "Inherent Vice" is a major gear shift for the director of the much more opaque and sinister "The Master" and "There Will Be Blood." The filmmaker's talked about making a pure comedy for quite some time, and while we wonder if it'll ever happen (PTA's sensibilities thankfully being a little too askew), perhaps this adaptation of Thomas Pynchon's idler gumshoe novel will be the closest he gets for some time. Set in 1970s Los Angeles, "Inherent Vice" reads something like Raymond Chandler meets the Venice Beach slacker stereotype of that era mixed in with just a smidgen of "Cheech & Chong." The novel, like the film, follows an inept, pot-smoking private detective Doc Sportello (played by Joaquin Phoenix) as he investigates the case of a kidnapped girl, who also happens to be one of his ex-girlfriends. It's very much “The Big Sleep” meets Robert Altman's "The Long Goodbye" (another Chandler adaptation) and it should be interesting to see PTA take a more loose and languid approach to this hazy age of cannabis and low-gear layabouts (and yes, it's "The Big Lebowski"-esque on the surface, but it's also its own beast).

New Pics Of Benicio Del Toro & Mathieu Amalric In Arnaud Desplechin's Cannes Contender 'Jimmy P.'

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • April 19, 2013 5:59 PM
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While speculating last month which films would make this year's Cannes Film Festival, we pegged Arnaud Desplechin's "Jimmy Picard" as one of the strong contenders. Well, sure enough, there it is listed among the films in competition, albeit under the new, longer title of "Jimmy P. (Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian)." The movie stars Benicio Del Toro and Matthieu Amalric, and we've now got a batch of new images from the film ahead of its Cannes bow next month.

Benicio Del Toro To Play Pablo Escobar In 'Paradise Lost'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 14, 2012 1:23 PM
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There are few criminals that have captivated Hollywood quite like Pablo Escobar. Those "Entourage" dudes had a whole arc about making a movie about the crime lord, while folks like Oliver Stone, Antoine Fuqua, Brad Furman and Joe Carnahan have all been attached/tried to mount features over the years (the latter told us he still wants to get "Killing Pablo" off the ground). But if this bit of news plays out, it looks like some European filmmakers will get the jump with a pretty envious actor in the lead. Though it should be noted -- this is not a biopic, exactly.

It Looks Like Benicio Del Toro Is In Terrence Malick's Untitled Movie Now Too

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 19, 2012 4:50 PM
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It would be a news piece about a Terrence Malick movie if you didn't have to decipher the clues first. But alas, his untitled movie that isn't "Knight of Cups" continues to shoot and seems to have revealed yet another cast member, so just bear with us as we run down the evidence.

First Look At Benicio Del Toro & Mathieu Amalric In Arnaud Desplechin's 'Jimmy Picard'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 21, 2012 1:47 PM
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French filmmaker Arnaud Desplechin doesn't exactly work quickly, and it's coming on five years since 2008's excellent "A Christmas Tale," his longest gap between films yet, but the good news is that not only is shooting underway on his next effort, some early pics have emerged as well. 

Watch: Red Band Clip From Oliver Stone's 'Savages' With Blake Lively, Benicio Del Toro & Salma Hayek

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 21, 2012 2:32 PM
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There are no superheroes, no toy brands, no gross-out comedy and no spandex in Oliver Stone's summer thriller "Savages." But perhaps that's what makes it such an interesting prospect, and while we'll find out how it all plays in just a couple of weeks, a generous red band clip from the film has dropped online to give us another tease.

Watch: 6 Clips From 'Savages' Offer Extended Look At Plot & Amplified Performances

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • June 18, 2012 3:41 PM
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After a string of biopics, a documentary, and a decent “Wall Street” sequel, it's clear Oliver Stone is ready to return to his special, sun-soaked universe -- one where the violent atmosphere infuses every frame and its characters' swaggering personalities aren't too far behind. His newest film “Savages” has more than confirmed this with its exaggerated trailer, and now six new clips have arrived before the film opens just around the corner.

New Images Of Blake Lively, Aaron Johnson, Taylor Kitsch, Salma Hayek & More In 'Savages'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 15, 2012 2:59 PM
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While Universal's decision to move Oliver Stone's "Savages" from a fall release date to a prime summer slot on the same weekend that "The Amazing Spider-Man" hits theaters may seem like a strange choice, there's a certain logic to it from a counter-programming perspective. And moreover, it seems to be in the oddball spirit of the director himself, who usually doesn't miss an opportunity to provoke and challenge when given half the chance. And while we'll have to wait and see if the gamble will pay off, with just a couple weeks to go the studio has dropped a generous helping of new images of the film, giving us a chance to see what Stone is pulling together for his latest, pulpier effort.

Benicio Del Toro & Mathieu Amalric Set To Star In Arnaud Desplechin’s Latest Drama ‘Jimmy Picard'

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • June 15, 2012 11:20 AM
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In what could be seen as a sort of seasonal and spiritual companion piece to Olivier Assayas’ 2008 film “Summer Hours,” director Arnaud Desplechin’s film “A Christmas Tale” quietly dazzled with its warm infusion of family dynamics and melancholic themes of aging and forgiveness. Sadly, not much has been heard from Desplechin since that film’s release, but recently news of his latest project has materialized, along with main casting of another actor out of the spotlight for some time as well.

Imogen Poots Spotted Shooting 'Knight Of Cups' With Christian Bale; Terrence Malick Meeting With Benicio Del Toro?

  • By Simon Dang
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  • June 12, 2012 9:42 AM
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So far, set photos have revealed the involvement Wes Bentley, Neon Indian frontman Alan Palomo, The Cult and Matthew McConaughey on the pair of new Terrence Malick films, "Knight Of Cups" and the project formerly known as "Lawless." Now, thanks again to the trigger-happy paps, another piece of casting has possibly been revealed with rising British actress Imogen Poots spotted shooting with the film's star Christian Bale.

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