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'Runner Runner' Helmer Brad Furman Gets 'Bigger,' Kevin Reynolds Plots A 'Resurrection' & More Director News

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • October 1, 2013 11:22 AM
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The buzz surrounding “Runner Runner” may not be all that great as it gears up for its premiere this weekend, but director Brad Furman has already moved on to “bigger” things. Furman, who previously directed “The Lincoln Lawyer,” has signed on to write and direct “Bigger.” The film will tell the story of bodybuilding icon Joe Weider, the man responsible for the creation of the Mr. Olympia competition and who mentored Arnold Schwarzenegger, a seven-time Mr. Olympia champion.

Dwayne Johnson To Star In Action Pic ‘Ciudad’ From 'You, Me & Dupree' Directors The Russo Brothers

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • March 6, 2012 10:38 AM
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  • 1 Comment
On a long list of cinema’s best lugheads, or muscle-bound action stars as they would prefer to be called, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson would probably fall somewhere in the middle. While never really opening a movie outside of Disney’s family film “The Game Plan” on his own, Johnson has recently fallen back on mega-grossing blockbusters like “Fast Five,” “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island,” and the upcoming “G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation.” In this writer’s opinion, he’s not without talent, showcasing an admirable comedic timing and acting prowess well above what you’d expect from a guy who started his career getting oiled up for WWE wrestling matches.

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