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Daniel Day-Lewis Was Almost Cast In A Narrative Version Of 'Salinger' (And Almost Played Hannibal Lecter Too)

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • September 11, 2013 1:23 PM
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J.D. Salinger, Daniel Day Lewis
It took him nearly a decade but Shane Salerno finally scratched his itch to get to the heart of the most infamous literary recluse of them all, J.D. Salinger. Long before his documentary “Salinger,” had the backing of The Weinstein Company Salerno began his journey with an ambitious idea: make a biopic with Daniel Day-Lewis stepping into the famed author’s shoes.

Steven Spielberg Says His 'Lincoln' Will Focus On Last Four Months Of President's Life

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • September 20, 2011 1:25 AM
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Film Will Be Released After 2012 Election After a three-year break, Steven Spielberg is getting back to prolific form. He's got two movies due out before the end of the year, and is shortly to start shooting on a new one. Indeed, it's a film that he's been talking about for years, but never seemed to progress -- "Lincoln," his biopic of the great U.S. president Abraham Lincoln, which was long set to star Liam Neeson, but was announced earlier in the year as finally moving forward with Daniel Day-Lewis in the lead.

Sally Field to Play Daniel Day-Lewis' Wife in Steven Spielberg's Abraham Lincoln Movie

  • By Edward Davis
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  • April 13, 2011 11:00 AM
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Lest you think women past 40 don't really have much of a career in Hollywood... ok, that can often be true in our culture of ageism and youth, but more to the point, 64-year-old actress Sally Field has landed the role of her late-era career. Sure, the actress already has two Best Actress Oscars under her belt, "Norma Rae" (1979) and "Places in the Heart" (1984), but these days she's remembered for "Mrs. Doubtfire" more than anything else.

Diane Lane Joins Zack Snyder's 'Superman' As Martha Kent

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 3, 2011 3:51 AM
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Zack Snyder Says Joe Manganiello Was The Runner Up For Clark KentAnother piece of the puzzle of Zack Snyder's gestating "Superman" has been filled in tonight.

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.

Daniel Day-Lewis To Play Abraham Lincoln In Steven Spielberg's 'Lincoln'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 19, 2010 6:57 AM
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Will Hit Theaters Fall 2012Daniel Day-Lewis is set to play one of the most iconic figures in American history, landing the role of Abraham Lincoln in Steven Spielberg's long-gestating passion project "Lincoln."

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