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Harvey Weinstein Says Matt Damon To Return For 'Rounders 2,' Robert De Niro Eyed For Villain

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 16, 2013 11:48 AM
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Rounders 2
Ready for some new old news? Here we go: Way back in 2010, The Weinstein Company and Miramax announced a deal that would find TWC putting into production sequels for some of the biggest movies from the studio they once started, as well as developing television offshoots too. Nothing happened. But thanks to new money and investors, these are now back on the docket.

Ben Affleck: His Best And Worst Performances

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • October 2, 2013 3:12 PM
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Ben Affleck: His Best And Worst Performances
It’s several weeks later now and the global stock market has more or less recovered from the news that Ben Affleck, of all the living human males ergonomically appropriate for cape-wearing, has landed the role of Batman in Zack Snyder’s “Man of Steel” sequel. And it’s a good thing that the petition campaigns, the hunger strikes and the spate of protesters setting themselves on fire on the White House lawn have died down, as this week another Affleck-starring film gets its roll of the box office dice. “Runner Runner” is Brad Furman’s follow-up to 2011’s surprise hit “The Lincoln Lawyer” which performed the unlikely conjuring trick of jump-starting Matthew McConaughey’s now thriving career rehabilitation. Perhaps Furman will be a similar talisman for Affleck? The vehemence of the hatred for whom we have to say took even us by surprise after that casting announcement.

Mel Gibson Eyed Directing 'Good Will Hunting,' Kevin Smith Turned It Down But Brought It To Miramax

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 3, 2013 3:23 PM
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For those of you already well versed in the history of Matt Damon and Ben Affleck's Oscar-winning breakout film "Good Will Hunting," this will be old news. But for everyone else, this will be a couple of interesting bits of "What Could Have Been..."

How Do You Like That? Terrence Malick Gave Ben Affleck & Matt Damon Notes On 'Good Will Hunting'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 6, 2011 3:12 AM
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Plus Barry Pepper Talks The Untitled Malick DramaThe renaissance of Ben Affleck continues apace. After some impressive supporting roles in the likes of "Hollywoodland" and "Extract" and a burgeoning directorial career, the actor -- whose career was not so long ago in severe trouble -- booked a role in Terrence Malick's untitled new drama. It's a part any actor dreams of having, and as it turns out, Affleck and Malick aren't complete strangers.

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