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Benicio Del Toro Joins Oliver Stone's 'Savages'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 22, 2011 12:03 PM
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Aaron Johnson & Taylor Kitsch Look Set To StarIt's kind of funny how things work sometimes. Last month when Jennifer Lawrence first entered talks to star in Oliver Stone's "Savages," a handful of other names were mentioned for roles at the time including Benicio Del Toro. In subsequent reports -- including the announcement of Lawrence's departure due to "The Hunger Games" -- his name again seemed to be absent, but lo and behold he's the one left standing.

Josh Hutcherson To Star In Benicio Del Toro's Short 'Monday' For Omnibus '7 Days In Havana'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 10, 2011 10:04 AM
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Way back in December it was announced that Benicio Del Toro, Laurent Cantet (”The Class”), Gaspar Noé (”Enter the Void”), Pablo Trapero (”Carancho”), Elia Suleiman, Julio Medem (”Sex and Lucia”) and Juan Carlos Tabio were teaming up to direct segments for the forthcoming omnibus film "7 Days In Havana," and it looks like production is moving forward and the first bit of casting has been revealed.

Benicio Del Toro To Narrate Documentary On Reggae Legend Lee 'Scratch' Perry

  • By Simon Dang
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  • February 28, 2011 2:35 AM
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THR reports that actor Benicio Del Toro is set to narrate an upcoming documentary on Jamaican reggae legend Lee "Scratch" Perry by Ethan Higbee and Adam Bhala Lough which will premiere in Los Angeles on March 25th.

Johnny Depp Won't Play Pancho Villa For Emir Kusturica; Gael Garcia Bernal & Benicio Del Toro Might

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 22, 2011 2:00 AM
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We're sure our kids won't believe us when we tell them, decades from now, but once upon a time, Johnny Depp was an oddball character actor. Sure, he'd occasionally take a studio paycheck gig, like "Nick of Time" and "The Astronaut's Wife," but for the most part, his career was made up of interesting projects with acclaimed directors with Jim Jarmusch, Sally Potter and Roman Polanski being among his collaborators.

Martin Scorsese's Next Picture Won't Be 'Wolf Of Wall Street'; Jesuit Priest Drama 'Silence' Is Next

  • By Edward Davis
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  • February 17, 2011 12:35 AM
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We just got off the e-horn with Martin Scorsese's publicist. While Vulture is partly correct that Scorsese is once again attached to "The Wolf of Wall Street" with Leonardo DiCaprio, the New York blog only has half the picture down. That drama about the rise and fall of Wall Street stockbroker Jordan Belfort is not next, nor is it shooting this summer.

Larry, Curly, Moe & Cher? Farrelly Brothers Want Singer For 'The Three Stooges'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 16, 2011 10:19 AM
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Directors Once Again Confirm That Benicio Del Toro Is Still In The Casting MixSo, Cher playing a nun who terrorizes the the titular three Stooges in the Farrelly Brothers' big screen take on the comedy trio? After her Twitter outburst after failing to secure any Oscar nominations, we believe it.

Jennifer Lawrence In Talks For Oliver Stone's Drug Cartel Thriller 'Savages'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 10, 2011 11:19 AM
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Oliver Stone Has Met With Leonardo DiCaprio, Aaron Johnson, Tom Hardy, James Franco & Garrett Hedlund For Two Male Lead Roles; Benicio Del Toro Courted For Role Of Cartel EnforcerThere is nothing we like better than young actresses making smart, interesting choices and "Winter's Bone" breakout star and Oscar nominee Jennifer Lawrence continues to diversify her resumé. She's got a starring role in the upcoming "X-Men: First Class" (whose solid trailer just dropped) and now she's made a nice little gear change into a project with great potential.

James Franco, Benicio Del Toro & Michael Shannon Sign On For Mob Killer Pic 'The Iceman'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 20, 2011 10:50 AM
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Don't be confused. This isn't the film about the same guy -- mob hitman Richard Kulinski -- that Mickey Rourke was linked to earlier in the fall. Instead, this one is based off the biography by Anthony Bruno and it has attracted some strong names to the project.

Peter Farrelly Says Benicio Del Toro Still A Frontrunner For Moe In 'The Three Stooges'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 20, 2011 4:26 AM
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A little more than ten days after the Farrelly Brothers said "there is no leader in the clubhouse” quashing early casting rumors regarding Johnny Knoxville and Andy Samberg for their upcoming and long-gestating "The Three Stooges" outing, an actor long associated with the film is apparently still very much in contention.

Benicio Del Toro, Laurent Cantet, Gaspar Noe & 4 More To Direct Omnibus '7 Days In Havana'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 9, 2010 8:04 AM
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While omnibus films tend to be a mixed bag, we keep going back to them because the talent always seems to promise great things, and in the case of the forthcoming "7 Days In Havana," that's no exception.

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