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Warner Sets Oscar Sights: Sets Clint Eastwood's 'J.Edgar' For November 9th

  • By The Playlist
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  • August 4, 2011 2:07 AM
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While Clint Eastwood's period drama/biopic, "J. Edgar," only finished shooting in February, it isn't surprising that Warner Bros. has already dated the film for Oscar season of this year. Eastwood has a reputation for working quickly, on schedule and right on budget, and the studio was already planning a fall release and today, they made their awards season play, slotting the film for November 9th. Leonardo DiCaprio leads the Dustin Lance Black-penned picture as the first director of the F.B.I., and the film should be a player for Warner Bros., who have nothing else in their stable this year aside from Stephen Daldry's "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close." But then, if it turns out to be a tepid effort like last year's "Hereafter," you can expect WB to shift their resources (like they did in 2010, putting a bigger push behind "Inception" and "The Town").
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Warner Bros. Get Ready For Oscar, Date 'J. Edgar' & 'Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close'

  • By Matthew Newlin
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  • June 30, 2011 2:00 AM
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In Case You Care, 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D' Also Gets A Release DateWith The Weinstein Company busy over the last few weeks getting their Oscar season in order, Warner Bros. is following suit, setting (vague) dates for two of their big prestige films of the year.

Rising Star Miles Fisher Latest Name Added To Clint Eastwood's 'J. Edgar'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 9, 2011 2:15 AM
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Filming's been underway for some time now, but more are being added to the starry ensemble for Clint Eastwood's latest film, a collaboration with Oscar-winning "Milk" writer Dustin Lance Black, which follows the life and career of legendary, much-feared F.B.I. director J. Edgar Hoover. "J. Edgar," as the project is titled, stars Leonardo DiCaprio in the title role, with "The Social Network"'s Winklevi, Armie Hammer, as his colleague/rumored love Clyde Toulson, Judi Dench as his mother, Naomi Watts as his long-time secretary and a who's who of character actors in support, including Ken Howard, Stephen Root, Josh Lucas and "Justified" co-star Damon Herriman.

'Burn Notice' Star Jeffrey Donovan Will Play Bobby Kennedy In Clint Eastwood's 'J. Edgar'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 8, 2011 8:13 AM
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With lensing underway for a couple of weeks now on Clint Eastwood's "J. Edgar," it looks like the director is still filling in bits and pieces of his cast as he goes along.

The Playlist Foolishly, and Prematurely, Tries To Predict The 2012 Best Picture Oscar Nominations

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 1, 2011 5:58 AM
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It would be safe to say that The Playlist is as sick of the just-wrapped-up awards season as anyone. The endless ceremonies, often with the same results, the blind guesses, the half-informed speculation; by the time it reaches March, we're kind of furious with the whole circus.

Stephen Root Joins Clint Eastwood's 'J. Edgar'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 24, 2011 3:28 AM
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With filming already underway (you can check out some set pics here), a new name has been added to the cast, a longtime character actor who will bolster an already starry film.

First Look At Leonardo DiCaprio In Clint Eastwood's 'J. Edgar'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 9, 2011 5:02 AM
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Dustin Lance Black Says Story Won't Be De-Gayed For The Big Screen; Photos Of Judi Dench Arrive TooWe told you Clint Eastwood moves fast. It seems only moments ago that Eastwood had firmed up the major roles for "J. Edgar" and what do you know, filming is already underway.

Are Leonardo DiCaprio & Armie Hammer Making Out In Clint Eastwood's 'J. Edgar'?

  • By Edward Davis
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  • February 3, 2011 3:30 AM
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An interesting story recently caught our eyes and one that contradicts everything we've heard about and read from Clint Eastwood's 'J.Edgar,' his biopic of FBI Bureau chief J. Edgar Hoover.

Naomi Watts Joins Clint Eastwood's 'J. Edgar'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 26, 2011 4:02 AM
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One by one, the cast for Clint Eastwood's "J. Edgar" continues to fill out.

Ken Howard Joins The Cast Of Clint Eastwood's 'J. Edgar' Starring Leonardo DiCaprio

  • By Simon Dang
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  • January 25, 2011 2:11 AM
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Veteran thespian and Screen Actor's Guild president Ken Howard has joined the cast of Clint Eastwood's upcoming J. Edgar Hoover biopic, which will see Leonardo DiCaprio take on the role of the infamous FBI director, in the Oscar-winner Dustin Lance Black-scripted tale.

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