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'Gravity' Composer Steven Price Scoring David Ayer's 'Fury' Starring Brad Pitt Plus 30-Minute Interview With Price

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 19, 2013 12:01 PM
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While Steven Price might have seemed to come out of nowhere this fall with his teeth-rattling, nerve-fraying score for Alfonso Cuaron's "Gravity", it's actually the culmination of years in the industry. He spent a long time as a music editor, working on productions like Christopher Nolan's "Batman Begins," Peter Jackson's "The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers" and "The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King" before he got first chance to step up into the big leagues by composing the score for 2011's "Attack The Block." And while this year Price also scored Edgar Wright's "The World's End" (he had previously done additional music on "Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World") he will forever be remembered for his stunning work on "Gravity." And it has clearly gotten him noticed in the right places.

Peter Dinklage Goes R-Rated For New Comedy, Jessica Biel & Zosia Mamet Are 'Shiva And May' & More

  • By Kristen Lopez
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  • October 12, 2013 10:19 AM
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With his turn as a Marvel supervillain in “X-Men: Days of Futures Past” in the can, “Game of Thrones” star Peter Dinklage has found a new project. The actor is set to star in an R-rated comedy about a man who tells people he’s a real leprechaun. In the vein of “Bad Santa,” the untitled comedy will be penned by Andrew Dodge, who wrote Jason Bateman’s less than stellar directorial debut “Bad Words.” Based on the premise, the Dinklage comedy looks to be a better bet.

New Pics From 'Fast & Furious 7,' WWII Flick 'Fury' With Brad Pitt & 'Solace' With Anthony Hopkins

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 20, 2013 12:16 PM
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Vin Diesel loves two things: his fans and Facebook. And with "Fast & Furious 7" now rolling in front of cameras, he's wasting no time in sharing pics with his followers, and another has arrived to tease the forthcoming megasequel.

Zac Efron Is A 'Narc,' Zach Braff Adds Kate Hudson To 'Wish I Was Here'

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • May 22, 2013 6:39 PM
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Even if we wouldn't say he's quite cracked it yet, we've got a lot of respect for the way that Zac Efron is trying to establish himself as a proper grown-up adult actor. After all, the "High School Musical" series would be an albatross for many, but Efron's quietly been banging out a diverse mix of parts, and while things like "The Paperboy" and "At Any Price" haven't quite paid off yet, he's heading in the right direction. The actor's got several promising projects in the can already, including rom-com "Are We Officially Dating?," JFK ensemble drama "Parkland" and Seth Rogen/Nick Stoller comedy "Townies," and now, hot on the back of signing on to Eran Creevy's "Autobahn," the actor's just lined up thriller "Narc." Sounding a bit like a laugh-free "21 Jump Street," the project's being described as a based-in-fact, college-set version of "Donnie Brasco," and will see the actor play a fratboy who's busted for cocaine possession, and who agrees to become an informant to avoid jail time. The film's set up at Fox

Shia LaBeouf Set To Be A 'Villain,' Michael Pena Joins Him In 'Fury'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 14, 2013 2:31 PM
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Shia LaBeouf might be making more headlines for his, uh, eccentric foray into theater and emailing Alec Baldwin than for his movie work of late, but it doesn't change the fact that he's got a compelling, engaging screen presence, and he's been making some bold and interesting choices since breaking free of the "Transformers" franchise.

Casting: Neil LaBute Enlists Ethan Hawke, Vera Farmiga For New Thriller; Logan Lerman Joins Brad Pitt For ‘Fury’

  • By Edward Davis
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  • May 6, 2013 7:06 PM
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Logan Lerman might be known for the forgettable “Percy Jackson” films (a sequel arrives this summer), but he almost scored the coveted lead in “The Amazing Spider-Man” a few years ago and he impressed with his acting chops in “The Perks Of Being A Wallflower.” Casting directors and filmmakers have noticed. He’s getting called up into the big leagues and will join Brad Pitt and Shia LaBeouf in the WWII tank thriller “Fury” that “End of Watch” filmmaker David Ayer is writing and directing for Sony Pictures. The movie is already set for a Fall 2014 release and it’s an interesting one because it will be Ayer’s first non police-centered movie. Let’s hope unlike the almost great “End Of Watch,” the visual material doesn’t stand in the way of a good story and strong dynamic.

Shia LaBeouf Will Feel The 'Fury' With Brad Pitt

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 23, 2013 2:22 PM
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Say what you will about Shia LaBeouf and his tendency to sometimes run his mouth and/or perhaps engage in unsavoury off-set antics, but dude has some good taste couple with what we can only imagine is helluva agent. Name any other actor LaBeouf's age who can already count Robert Redford and Lars Von Trier among his collaborators. That's the right, the list is pretty small. And just a day after it was revealed he would be potentially teaming with Robert De Niro on the drama "Spy's Kid" now he's getting set to pair up with one of the biggest stars on the goddamn planet.

Sony Feeling The 'Fury,' Picks Up Brad Pitt WWII Movie For Fall 2014 Release

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • April 11, 2013 9:36 AM
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It was only last week that Brad Pitt was confirmed to lead David Ayer’s WWII tank movie “Fury,” but it looks like the A-list star was all the distributors needed to pick up the movie because it now has a home and a release date all set.

Brad Pitt To Star In 'End Of Watch' Director David Ayer's WWII Pic 'Fury'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 3, 2013 4:47 PM
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After hunting down Nazis in Quentin Tarantino's "Inglourious Basterds," it looks like Brad Pitt it doesn't yet getting his kicks out of World War II. He's returning the one of the defining moments in world history for a new movie, albeit one that is perhaps a bit more realistic.
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David Ayer Taps Into His 'Fury' To Direct WWII Pic

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 14, 2013 10:15 AM
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Until now, David Ayer has pretty much been known for one thing: cop flicks. "Training Day," "Dark Blue," "S.W.A.T.," "Harsh Times" and "End Of Watch" all bear his name as writer and/or director, but Ayer is taking a sharp left turn for his next effort, and kicking things up a notch.

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