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Stanley Tucci Bags Lead Opposite Emma Watson In 'Harry Potter' Director David Yates' Drama 'Your Voice In My Head'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 27, 2012 8:41 PM
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If your part calls for an actor in their 40s or 50s, and you're part of a big studio movie, the reality is that the same handful of names are always going to be at the top of your casting wishlist -- the Cruises, the Clooneys, the Pitts, the Hankses, the Depps. These are the guys who get every offer in town, and as such, those actors get to pick and choose from the cream of the crop.

Adam Shankman Eyeing Former David Yates Drama 'This Is Where I Leave You'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 17, 2012 3:19 PM
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Well, Warner Bros seems eager to get this movie made. Initially Greg Berlanti was tapped to helm the pic before "This Is Where I Leave You" was offered up to David Yates last summer, as part of a handful of projects the studio was discussing with the director. But he's directing "Your Voice In My Head" next, with a potential gangster trilogy with Tom Hardy waiting in the wings. So, WB has moved on, and are eyeing a vastly different helmer for the gig.

Joe Carnahan To Direct 'Cross Brothers'; Ralph Fiennes & Bryan Singer Sought For 'Imitation Game' & David Yates Takes 'A Reliable Wife'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 2, 2012 9:04 AM
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Very occasionally, the trades do something known in the journalism trade as "burying the lede" -- dropping a hint of a separate story in a piece about something else entirely, which can often be passed over at first glance. As it turns out, there's been a couple of examples of this in the last few days: potential projects hinted at by some names who've been in the news a lot of late.

Tom Hardy Preparing To Play Al Capone In David Yates' Trilogy 'Cicero'; Film(s) Aiming For 2013 Start

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 6, 2012 11:53 PM
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Everyone is banking on Tom Hardy becoming a big, big star. Harvey Weinstein has already moved "The Wettest County" to the end of the summer, hoping to ride the wave of the actor's post-"The Dark Knight Rises" fame and Warner Bros. is anxious to keep the actor in house. He's already set to spend the a good chunk of 2012 filming George Miller's long awaited "Fury Road" for the studio, and they are already getting the actor started on another role, one that he won't tackle until next year.

'Harry Potter' Director David Yates To Direct Emma Forrest Memoir 'Your Voice In My Head'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 21, 2011 4:44 PM
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So what does director David Yates do after helming four movies in the mega 'Harry Potter' franchise? Well despite having a plethora of potential big movies to choose from ("The Stand," the gangster epic "Cicero," the fairy tale flick "Fables") he's made a pretty interesting shift in direction, choosing something a bit more intimate in scope.

Showrunner Steven Moffat Says Any 'Doctor Who' Movie Won't Be 'A Hollywood Reboot,' Will Tie Into TV Series

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • December 2, 2011 10:47 AM
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One of the most surprising news stories of the year came a few weeks back, when it was announced that BBC Worldwide were teaming up with David Yates, director of the last four 'Harry Potter' films, to bring classic science-fiction character "Doctor Who" to the big-screen, in a version starting from scratch, and existing outside the continuity of the TV series, with a new actor in the lead role. More surprised than anyone? Steven Moffat, the head writer and executive producer of the current incarnation of the show.

Warner Bros. Seeks Out David Yates For Alan Turing Project 'The Imitation Game'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 15, 2011 2:37 PM
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'Harry Potter' Director David Yates To Helm Big Screen Reboot Of 'Doctor Who'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 14, 2011 2:45 PM
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You might only be barely aware of his existence, but mathematically speaking, David Yates is the most successful film director in history. Sure, James Cameron might have made more successful films, but Yates has consistency on his side; his last four films have grossed a grand total of $1.032 billion. Of course, those four films are the final four in the gigantic "Harry Potter" franchise, but still, that's not a bad way to start your career (and to be fair, Yates has a string of tiny-grossing Britflicks in his past that bring the total average down).

With David Yates Out, Warner Eyes Ben Affleck For Stephen King's 'The Stand'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 21, 2011 11:22 AM
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There is no doubt that Warner Bros. loves Ben Affleck. The actor/director has brought the studio critical acclaim with "The Town," and he's already behind the camera on his next effort for the studio "Argo." But before that film got underway, WB had already passed movies like "Man Of Steel" and "Gangster Squad" his way as potential projects, and while he turned those down, it looks like they've nabbed him for what will be his first bonafide tentpole picture.

David Yates Takes 'The Stand' With 'Harry Potter' Writer Steve Kloves Penning The Screenplay

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 11, 2011 2:32 AM
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What happens when you're behind some of the most beloved and successful 'Harry Potter' films in the massively successful franchise? When it's over, you get your pick of the litter. With "Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" now the highest grossing film of 2011 -- $1.1 billion in ticket sales worldwide and counting -- Warner Bros. is anxious to stay in the David Yates business. A couple of weeks ago it was reported that Yates was having a sit down with the studio and would be presented with four projects to consider: "Cicero," a mooted trilogy that would potentially star Tom Hardy as Al Capone; another potential trilogy in an adaptation of Stephen King's "The Stand" which has the WB teaming with CBS Films produce; "Fables," an adaptation of the Vertigo graphic novel centered around revamped fairy tale characters; and a big screen version of “This Is Where I Leave You” by Jonathan Tropper. Well, it looks like Yates has no problem returning to a sprawling franchise, only this time with a slightly older audience in mind.

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