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Vin Diesel To Star In Jane Austen Adaptation. No, Wait, It's Another Action Movie.

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 13, 2011 12:56 PM
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It's not that the movie star is dead, as such, it's that domestic audiences (viewers abroad are still very much in thrall to "the star") are less and less willing to watch actors outside of the genre in which they made their name. It's arguable, for instance, whether Hugh Jackman is much of a draw when he's not playing Wolverine, while any hint of intelligence in an Adam Sandler film sees the box office takings plummet, and Denzel Washington is sensible enough to stick to the middle-brow thriller: when he tries something else ("The Great Debaters," "Antwone Fisher," "The Preacher's Wife") the box office plummets.

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