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'The Aviator' & 'Gladiator' Writer John Logan Teams With Patti Smith To Adapt Her Memoir 'Just Kids'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 15, 2011 2:19 AM
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It's pretty much impossible to talk about the burgeoning 1970s punk movement in New York City without mentioning Patti Smith, the power of her music and the influence it would have on a generation of artists. But talent and passion isn't created in a vacuum and during Smith's most formative years, she found an emotional and artistic soulmate in photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, and together they rose through the early stages of their respective careers together. Smith recently chronicled that relationship in a National Book Award-winning memoir "Just Kids," and now, that story is making the transition to the big screen with some pretty big talent to lend a hand.
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Darren Aronofsky Trying To Set Up $130 Million 'Noah' As His Next Film

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • June 8, 2011 1:02 AM
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'Hugo Cabret' Writer John Logan Polishing Script The success of "Black Swan" -- $300 million dollars, a brace of Oscar nominations, including a victory for Natalie Portman as Best Actress -- has finally given Darren Aronofsky serious cache in Hollywood. Not that he hadn't been hotly tipped before -- "The Fountain" was originally a big-budgeted production with Brad Pitt and he'd been courted for the likes of 'Batman,' "Superman," and was even attached to "The Wolverine" until he bailed earlier in the year, no longer needing to do "one for them," having already succeeded in a big way on his own terms.

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