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David Mamet Explores ’7 Deadly Sins’ For Fox; 'Descendants' Of Disney Characters Getting Their Own Movie & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 20, 2013 10:16 AM
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As we await David Mamet's next feature "Blackbird" starring Cate Blanchett, which is due to start shooting in January, the writer/director continues to find lots of opportunities on the small screen. In fact, his last film "Phil Spector" hit HBO this spring, while over at CBS he's got a remake of "Have Gun — Will Travel" cooking. And now he's headed to Fox with another gig.

Nobody Puts Originality In A Corner: Maria Maggenti To Write ‘Dirty Dancing’ Reboot

  • By Sam Price
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  • August 30, 2011 3:49 AM
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For anyone who has managed to go through their entire adult life without having seen “Dirty Dancing”: it's less a 1987 film about a seventeen year-old girl procreating with a lascivious Patrick Swayze, than a colossus that continues to bestride the world of cinema, distorting young boys’ and girls’ perception of romance along with it. Its drawbacks as a work of art, which are myriad, obvious and not really worth dwelling on, pale in comparison to the film’s continued profitability; if we needed further evidence of that, Deadline are reporting Lionsgate can provide it, as they have now tapped writer Maria Maggenti to pen an upcoming remake.

'Dirty Dancing' Choreographer Kenny Ortega Returns To Direct Remake

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 9, 2011 5:55 AM
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It really doesn't matter if you like the film or not; there is no denying that "Dirty Dancing" is an '80s classic and staple, an Oscar winner (Best Original Song for "(I've Had the) Time of My Life") and still a current pop culture reference point (a portion of Ryan Gosling's pick up routine in "Crazy Stupid Love" revolves entirely around the movie). But hey, why watch the original when you can have a second rate remake, right?

Director Kenny Ortega Puts The Brakes On Talks About MJ 'Thriller' Adaptation

  • By Edward Davis
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  • November 1, 2010 10:31 AM
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Sam Elliott Says He Knows Nothing About J. Jonah Jameson Talk, Katherine Heigl's 'Adaline' Goes To Summit & MoreThey're going to make a feature-length film out of Michael Jackson's music video "Thriller" (directed by John Landis) and Kenny Ortega -- who directed "Michael Jackson's This Is It" tour documentary -- is going to helm it, right? Mmm, maybe not so much.

Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' To Be Turned Into Feature Length Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 27, 2010 3:27 AM
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Biopic On His Younger Years Also In The WorksEven though he's since passed on, that hasn't stopped Michael Jackson from being a moonwalking money making machine. The pop singer earned a staggering $275 million last year from beyond the grave, topping the Top Earning Dead Celebrity list (yes, someone actually keeps track of this). But the gravy train won't stop there as plans are afoot to turn "Thriller" into a feature length movie.

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