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Gael Garcia Bernal Drinks Jon Stewart's 'Rosewater'; More Join 'Child 44' With Tom Hardy & Noomi Rapace

  • By Ben Brock
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  • May 28, 2013 9:38 AM
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As the red carpets are rolled up and the screening rooms shut for another year, a final few nuggets of casting news reach us from Cannes. First, via The Wrap, is some news on “Rosewater,” the film Jon Stewart is taking 12 weeks off "The Daily Show" this summer to shoot (don’t panic, John Oliver will be hosting in his absence). Despite Stewart’s comedic day job, "Rosewater" is a drama, based on a true story about Maziar Bahari, a journalist who was detained in Iran while covering the 2009 elections there.

Watch: Cary Fukunaga Directed Short 'Sleepwalking In the Rift' Starring Haley Bennett & Fares Fares

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • December 7, 2012 10:25 AM
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While we wait for his HBO series “True Detective” with Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey and his 2-film adaptation of Stephen King’s “It,” Cary Fukunaga has shot and released a new gorgeous short film.

'Snabba Cash' & 'Safe House' Star Fares Fares Joins Kathryn Bigelow's 'Kill Bin Laden'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • February 26, 2012 9:46 AM
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On the back of an offer out to Joel Kinnanman to take on the titular role in Jose Padhida's "Robocop" reboot, it looks like another acting protege of young Swedish helmer Daniel Espinosa is making waves in Hollywood. After featuring in both "Snabba Cash" films and "Safe House," the memorably named Fares Fares has now been cast in Kathryn Bigelow's upcoming Osama Bin Laden flick formerly known as "Kill Bin Laden."

Daniel Espinosa's 'Safe House' Finds A Villain In 'Snabba Cash' Star Fares Fares

  • By Simon Dang
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  • February 10, 2011 1:56 AM
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And the cast of Daniel Espinosa's promising English-language debut, "Safe House," continues to grow. The director has now brought back a star from his break-out film last year, "Snabba Cash," with Fares Fares set to join the ranks led by Ryan Reynolds and Denzel Washington.

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