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Richard Gere Revives Jonathan Demme's Former 'Old Fires' & Dan Stevens Is ‘The Cobbler’ With Adam Sandler

  • By Ben Brock
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  • November 13, 2013 12:57 PM
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Over here in Britain, the 73rd season of “Downton Abbey” has just ended and everybody but me is losing their collective shit about how Lady Edith was abducted by Nazis while playing golf with the footman, or something. I don't know (and if I did, I wouldn't tell you: that pleasure is reserved for PBS). But while you may have to wait a while for Lady Edith to say something cutting about a gramophone, or whatever, your screens shall not be free of 'Downton' faces, notably Dan Stevens (aka Matthew Crawley), fresh from “The Fifth Estate” and slated to appear as Lancelot in “Night at the Museum 3.”

Nicholas Hoult Replaces Zac Efron In 'Autobahn'; Dan Stevens Joins 'Night At The Museum 3' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 11, 2013 2:54 PM
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Indie thrillers, franchises and family movies—it's a wild mix in this casting round up, so let's to it. First up, Nicholas Hoult has replaced Zac Efron in the upcoming "Autobahn." Set to be written and directed by Eran Creevy, who made some waves this year with his thriller "Welcome To The Punch," the movie follows a backpacker and his girlfriend (to played by Amber Heard), who is hired by German drug smugglers, only for the job to go south and be forced to flee on the freeways of the title.

Benedict Cumberbatch Eyed To Replace Tom Hardy In 'Everest,' James McAvoy, Tom Hiddleston & More In Mix To Co-Star

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 21, 2013 9:20 PM
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Two filmmakers are currently trying to get to the top of an "Everest" film first: Doug Liman and Baltasar Kormakur. But the question is which one will get there first as one has lost a lead, and the other some financing.

‘Downton Abbey’-Related News: Dan Stevens Joins ‘The Guest,’ Sophie McShera In Talks For ‘Cinderella’

  • By Diana Drumm
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  • June 12, 2013 5:42 PM
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We’ve got some casting news for you “Downton Abbey” fans (and no, it doesn’t include Diddy). Two of your favorite characters, from both upstairs and downstairs, have booked some other gigs outside of Yorkshire.

Watch: Dominic Cooper, Dan Stevens & Emily Browning Spend 'Summer In February' In New Trailer

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 10, 2013 10:40 AM
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Well, here's something of a different flavor for those of you perhaps already exhausted (or preparing to be exhausted) by summer movie madness. A period drama, based on an acclaimed novel, featuring some solid actors, all against a windswept UK backdrop -- do you like the sound of that? Well, keep reading on...

'Downton Abbey' Star Dan Stevens Joins Adaptation Of Children's Classic 'Swallows & Amazons'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 4, 2013 12:23 PM
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Yep "Downton Abbey" fans, Dan Stevens is gone and he ain't coming back. The actor who exited the hit show with great fanfare at the end of last year, has landed pretty nice on his feet in Hollywood with roles in the upcoming Julian Assange flick "The Fifth Estate," and the Liam Neeson thriller "A Walk In The Tombstones" but now he's gearing up for something a little closer to home.

On The Rise: 11 Actors To Watch In 2013

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • March 11, 2013 12:16 PM
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It's a pretty exciting time to watch the current crop of leading men emerge. Names like Ryan Gosling, Michael Fassbender and Tom Hardy are some of the most interesting actors to follow these days, each them choose to work with great talent and take on fascinating roles. Their stars are still in ascendance, but they've certainly proved a breath of fresh air to the movies in the last few years.

'Downton Abbey' Star Dan Stevens To Take 'A Walk Among The Tombstones' With Liam Neeson

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 12, 2013 3:16 PM
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With "Downton Abbey" now in the rearview for Dan Stevens, the actor is hoping the success of the hit drama can help translate into a big screen career. He's already nabbed a role in the WikiLeaks drama "The Fifth Estate," and now he's shifting gears for a crime story set right in the heart of New York City.

Benedict Cumberbatch's WikiLeaks Movie Now Titled 'The Fifth Estate,' Will Hit Theaters On November 15th

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 22, 2013 3:12 PM
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We're still over a month away from the 2013 Oscars, but consider the 2014 season open, courtesy of DreamWorks. The company (who are leading the field with "Lincoln" this year) have been prepping their WikiLeaks movie, directed by "Gods and Monsters" and "Twilight: Breaking Dawn" helmer Bill Condon, for some time, but it was slightly unclear when it would be hitting theaters. But with filming now underway, they've put their cards on the table, revealing a title, an awards-season release date, and an impressive supporting cast.

'Game Of Thrones' Star Carice Van Houten Joins Benedict Cumberbatch In Bill Condon's Wikileaks Movie

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 18, 2013 3:33 PM
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The star of Paul Verhoeven's undervalued "Black Book," Carice Van Houten, was tipped for big things after that film bowed in 2006. The actress picked up Hollywood roles in "Valkyrie" and "Repo Men" but neither role was particularly rewarding, and she had a quiet few years after. But the Dutch star (who has a side career in the music industry) picked up a prominent role as sorceress Melisandre in HBO's "Game Of Thrones" (she'll be returning to the show for the third season when it debuts in March), and now she's landed a role in another big Hollywood picture.

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