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‘Out Of The Furnace’ Director Scott Cooper Talks Fluid Narratives, Burden Of Expectations & ‘Lie Down In Darkness’

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • December 3, 2013 4:18 PM
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Out of The Furnace
When Scott Cooper, the actor-turned-writer/director who led Jeff Bridges to Oscar glory with 2009’s “Crazy Heart,” found himself in the position to make a sophomore film, he knew the downfalls, the expectations. “I had this pile of scripts that were daunting and beautifully written, some of which have come out this year and last, but I didn't really feel an emotional connection to them,” he said

Scott Cooper To Remake '36th Precinct'; Kristen Stewart Won't Star In 'Lie Down In Darkness'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 6, 2013 3:38 PM
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Between "Crazy Heart" and his forthcoming "Out Of The Furnace," director Scott Cooper has attached himself to a lot of stuff. "Lie Down In Darkness," "The Emperor's Children" (previously a Noah Baumbach project,) a remake of "Carancho" and the Depression-era drama "The Road Home." It's quite a to-do list, and now he's gone and added another to the pile.

Kristen Stewart To Star In Scott Cooper's 'Lie Down In Darkness'; Rupert Sanders Still Attached To 'Huntsman' Sequel

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 2, 2012 3:12 PM
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While entertainment pundit types continue to debate about what the fallout of Kristen Stewart's dalliance with "Snow White and the Huntsman" director Rupert Sanders will be and whether or not her public apology was the right PR move, the actress is already moving on, lining up a role in a period drama that has been brewing for a while now.

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