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Lee Daniels Talks The Ratings Struggles Of 'Lee Daniels' The Butler' And A Musical Remake Of 'Nights of Cabiria'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • August 13, 2013 4:00 PM
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Lee Daniels is used to a good fight. He had to fight perceptions of his first film, “Shadowboxer,” in order to make “Precious: Based On The Novel ‘Push’ By Sapphire.” He had to fight for the right to direct “The Paperboy,” a project that had switched hands amongst filmmakers as lauded as Pedro Almodovar. But nothing could have prepared him for the ratings fight that greeted him in regards to his new film, “Lee Daniels’ The Butler.”

WTF: Juliette Lewis To Star In 'Nights Of Cabiria' Remake 'The Days Of Mary'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 7, 2012 5:17 PM
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So, you might remember that a couple of years ago it was revealed that "Precious" director Lee Daniels was attached to direct a remake of Federico Fellini's classic "Nights Of Cabiria." Well, thankfully, that never came to pass, but guess what, this car crash of a bad idea is still happening.

Ugh: 'Precious' Director Lee Daniels To Remake Fellini's 'Nights of Cabiria'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • December 7, 2010 1:54 AM
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It's no secret that we weren't big fans of Lee Daniels' "Hard To Watch: Based On The Book 'Stone Cold Bummer' By Manipulate" "Precious: Based On The Book 'Push' By Sapphire" here. The film was admittedly chock-full of excellent performances, particularly the Oscar-winning Mo'nique and lead Gabourey Sidibe, but the movie was irredeemably manipulative, and showed, in Daniel's work, perhaps the directorial effort least deserving of an Oscar nomination in history -- unfocused, garish and showy.

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