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Matt Dillon Joins Malin Akerman In Linda Lovelace Biopic 'Inferno'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 16, 2011 7:49 AM
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Blowjobs: the new being-the-author-of-"In Cold Blood." Last time we had two dueling biographical accounts of a figure's life, we had the two Truman Capote pictures, "Capote" and "Infamous." This time, the subject is Linda Lovelace, the tragic star of the most successful pornographic film of all time, "Deep Throat," who then went on to become an outspoken anti-porn activist. Lovelace was the subject of the 2005 documentary, "Inside Deep Throat," but now a pair of biopics are in the works, with some relatively big names attracted.

James Franco Casts Val Lauren As Sal Mineo In Forthcoming Biopic

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 11, 2011 1:46 AM
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James Franco Will Direct, But Won't Be Starring In The FilmBookies could make serious money laying odds on which of the many James Franco-associated projects will go in front of cameras first. It always seems to be a bit of a surprise, and today's news is definitely a bit out of left field.

Malin Akerman & Tom Cruise Will Get It On '80s Style In 'Rock Of Ages'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 4, 2011 5:05 AM
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The last major piece of the casting puzzle of "Rock of Ages" seems to have been filled, and Adam Shankman has assembled a pretty motley bunch for his frizzy haired musical.

Look Out Camelot, Fernando Meirelles Developing Biopic 'Onassis'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 18, 2011 10:03 AM
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While it didn't get more glamorous when John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Lee Bouvier tied the knot, after the President passed on she entered another high profile power marriage with Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis. And now it looks he's about to get his own movie that will profile his touchy relationship with the Kennedys.

Mark Ruffalo To Play Jazz Pianist Joe Albany In 'Low Down'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 12, 2011 6:37 AM
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A lot of people did a double take when longtime indie stalwart Mark Ruffalo signed on to play The Hulk in "The Avengers" last year. Had the thespian turned his back on his indie roots? Was this a new, more mainstream geared Ruffalo that was emerging? Nah, didn't think so. Once Ruffalo is done going green this summer, he'll slide back into a smaller pic and one that once again finds the actor dipping his toes in new water.

Antoine Fuqua's 'Tupac' Moving Ahead, Will Shoot Late Spring/Early Summer

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 11, 2011 2:50 AM
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Looks like some PR reps were playing their cards very close to the chest. Last month, some rumors began circulating about Antoine Fuqua's gestating biopic of rapper Tupac Shakur with an April start date being whispered for the film. We made some inquiries and were told an April production start for the film wasn't in the cards as Fuqua would be busy shooting the pilot for Fox's "Exit Strategy." But it's clear that some of those rumors had a basis for truth as the film is definitely moving forward and while it might not lens in April, don't be surprised if in May the pieces start coming together.

James Franco In Talks, Offer Out To Kate Hudson For Linda Lovelace Biopic

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 25, 2011 4:22 AM
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Yes, its yet another project linked to James Franco who seems to be spending his time between classes, just calling up producers in Hollywood and chatting with them about projects that pique his curiosity.

Bryan Singer To Direct Bob Fosse Biopic For HBO

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 20, 2011 2:23 AM
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Every director wants to make a musical at some point in their lives -- it's one of the great challenges available in the profession, and helmers from Steven Spielberg to Edgar Wright have all expressed an interest in the genre at some stage and now it looks like one more big-name director is set to throw his bowler hat into the ring, albeit in a roundabout way.

Sacha Gervasi In Talks To Helm Adaptation Of 'Alfred Hitchcock And The Making of Psycho'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • January 20, 2011 1:55 AM
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The director of the acclaimed rockumentary "Anvil! The Story Of Anvil" Sacha Gervasi is reportedly in talks with Ivan Reitman's Montecito Pictures to take helm of their long-gestating Alfred Hitchcock biopic, based on the novel "Alfred Hitchcock And The Making Of 'Psycho'" by Stephen Rebello.

'Bottle Shock' Team Developing Punk Rock Film Centered On Famed Club CBGB

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 2, 2010 8:04 AM
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Also Planning A Biopic On Beach Boys Drummer Dennis WilsonRandall Miller and Jody Savin, the duo behind the 2008 wine world comedy "Bottle Shock," are shifting their gaze from Napa Valley to the grimy streets of 1970s New York City for their next film.

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