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Mark Wahlberg Reveals Role In 'Mojave,' Amy Ryan Joins 'Monster Trucks' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 25, 2014 12:46 PM
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While he'll be featuring in the self-described "biggest movie of 2014" with "Transformers: Age Of Extinction," the always busy Mark Wahlberg has a number of other movies percolating that are smaller and much more interesting (at least for us). And he's revealed the status of a few of them to the folks at Collider.

Sienna Miller & Chloe Sevigny Join Whit Stillman's 'Love And Friendship,' Jennifer Aniston Wants 'Cake' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 10, 2014 1:15 PM
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Though we waited far too long between Whit Stillman's "Last Days Of Disco" and 2011's "Damsels In Distress," it looks like the filmmaker won't be taking such a long break again. Last summer came word that he was working on a movie adaptation of Jane Austen's "Lady Susan," but we were thrown for a loop when when it was revealed at the end of January, that the concept was being turned into a book, “Love & Friendship: An Adaptation of Jane Austen’s Unfinished Novella Concerning the Beautiful Lady Susan Vernon, Her Loves and Friendships, and the Strange Antagonism of the DeCourcy Family.” So is the movie dead? Nope.

Justin Kurzel Out, Susanna White In For 'Our Kind Of Traitor'; Ewan McGregor Still Linked To Lead

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 4, 2013 10:31 AM
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You might remember that last year, and early this year, there were all kinds of rumblings and activity around the John Le Carré adaptation of "Our Kind Of Traitor." Justin Kurzel, the Aussie director behind the unnerving "Snowtown," had signed to direct, with Ewan McGregor attached to star, while names like Jessica Chastain, Mads Mikkelsen and Ralph Fiennes were all tossed around as potential cast members, with a 2014 shoot in mind. Well, that start date still seems to be in mind, but it looks like there's been a switch behind the camera.

Ralph Fiennes & Mads Mikkelsen Lining Up 'Our Kind Of Traitor,' 'Tinker Tailor' Sequel 'Smiley's People' May Shoot Next Year

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 7, 2013 10:44 AM
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Some very good news for fans of John Le Carré or just smart spy films in general that don't end with the hero booby trapping his house in an overly elaborate and kind of stupid plan to capture an international criminal: two books by the master of the genre are on their way to the big screen, and one of them is a sequel we thought might have been left for dead.

Ewan McGregor Joins 'Snowtown' Director Justin Kurzel's John Le Carré Adaptation 'Our Kind Of Traitor'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 17, 2013 9:40 PM
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First announced last spring, "The Snowtown Murders" director Justin Kurzel's adaptation of John Le Carré's "Our Kind Of Traitor" has been moving slowly. There was a brief flick of life in November when it was reported that Mads Mikkelsen, Ralph Fiennes and Jessica Chastain were rumored for roles. But now it seems the first actor has come aboard, and it's none of those names.

Mads Mikkelsen, Ralph Fiennes & Jessica Chastain Rumored For John Le Carré's 'Our Kind Of Traitor'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 9, 2012 5:04 PM
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In case you weren't aware, Mads Mikkelsen is having a moment. The actor earned raves and a Best Actor award at the Cannes Film Festival for his leading turn in Thomas Vinterberg's "The Hunt," and this weekend sees him give another strong performance in "A Royal Affair." And if that's not enough, he's going to be hitting arguably his biggest exposure outside of "Casino Royale" by taking a leading role in the buzzed about "Hannibal" on NBC. So, no surprise that he has his choice of projects.

'Snowtown' Director Justin Kurzel To Helm Adaptation Of John Le Carré's 'Our Kind Of Traitor'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 4, 2012 5:20 PM
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While we'll have to wait see if the team behind "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" ever gets the sequel "Smiley's People" going, it looks like fans of John Le Carré have another adaptation to look forward to.

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