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Schumacher's 'Trespass,' Niccol's 'The Host' & Hackford's 'Parker' All Find Homes

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 21, 2011 6:59 AM
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It seems that these days, major studios aren't interested in making or distributing a movie unless it can be franchised or easily sold to the movie-buying public. So no surprise that three new projects with stars attached have found their way to smaller shingles.

Jason Statham Goes Noir In 'Parker' Directed By Taylor Hackford, Penned By 'Black Swan' Co-Writer

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 18, 2011 4:12 AM
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Taylor Hackford already has an Oscar. No, no it's not for "Ray," it's actually for "Teenage Father," a short film he directed way, way back in 1979. And his filmography is mostly dramatic fare, stuff like "An Officer and a Gentleman," "Dolores Claiborne," "Proof Of Life" and last year's "Love Ranch." But as he closes in on seventy years old, Hackford is ready to get gritty.

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