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Zhang Ziyi Courted For Ed Zwick's 'The Great Wall,' Filming Pushed To Spring 2013

  • By Simon Dang
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  • June 11, 2012 10:24 AM
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As a youth, Ed Zwick must have really enjoyed history class as films with a period setting and/or stories set to the backdrop of war or conflict are a recurring theme in his work. Despite a gear change with "Love And Other Drugs" in 2010, Zwick looks to be returning to his bread and butter with "The Great Wall," a China-set historical epic.

Ed Zwick Will Climb Legendary East's 'The Great Wall'

  • By Catherine Scott
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  • August 24, 2011 3:17 AM
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Studios are always trying to find new ways to make money, and some ideas go bust, while others blossom. Legendary Pictures, a producer of big Hollywood hits like "The Hangover," "The Dark Knight" and "The Town," is taking their business to the Far East with their new standalone company called Legendary East. Their first project, according to Deadline, will be "The Great Wall," and Ed Zwick has signed on to direct.

Ed Zwick To Direct Potential Franchise Starter 'American Assassin'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 8, 2011 1:47 AM
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Fledgling studio CBS Films has had a bumpy ride. Their releases to date have been a string of poorly received efforts like "Extraordinary Measures," "The Back-Up Plan," "Faster" and "Beastly" but in a bid to play with the big boys, they are hoping to get a franchise off the ground, nabbing an Oscar nominated director to get the ball rolling.

Exclusive: Edward Zwick Says Oscars Are "Antithetical To The Health & Sanity Of Art"

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • November 23, 2010 4:29 AM
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The Director Of Epics Like "Glory" & "Blood Diamond" Also Talks His Gear Shift With "Love And Other Drugs"Director Edward Zwick is known as a big-screen director of epics like "The Last Samurai" and "Glory." But on television, he's produced such character-based work as "My So-Called Life" and "thirtysomething." So it shouldn't be too much of a surprise that Zwick would take a right turn with a romantic comedy. In "Love And Other Drugs," he tackles a budding, often destructive relationship set against the peculiar world of pharmaceutical drugs: it's a long way from "Blood Diamond."

Her Last Role: The Cast Of ‘Love And Other Drugs’ Remember Jill Clayburgh

  • By The Playlist
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  • November 7, 2010 1:34 AM
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Actress Passed Away Friday At The Age Of 66Academy Award-nominated actress Jill Clayburgh passed away on Friday, she was 66. The actress died after a 21-year battle with chronic lymphocytic leukemia, a disease that she fought privately, never publicly announcing it. Known for playing strong-willed, independent women -- perhaps best evinced in Paul Mazursky's 1978 dramedy, "An Unmarried Woman" for which she earned a Best Actress Oscar nomination and won the Cannes Best Actress prize -- Clayburgh's last role was as Jake Gyllenhaal's mother in Ed Zwick's upcoming dramedy, "Love And Other Drugs."

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