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Paul Haggis Gets His Own Spy Franchise, Adapting Daniel Silva's Ex-Mossad Agent Gabriel Allon

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • June 24, 2011 1:18 AM
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To his credit, Paul Haggis has not used the fact that his coming-out party as director, "Crash" won Best Picture at the Academy Awards, to churn out a series of Oscar-bait films. Instead, the "Due South" creator has mostly stuck to the kind of middlebrow thrillers to which he's suited, ranging from the superior ("In The Valley Of Elah", "Casino Royale") to the ridiculous ("Quantum of Solace," "The Next Three Days").

Paul Haggis Says He's Not Collaborating On Scientology Exposé

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  • January 17, 2011 3:41 AM
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Author Confirms The Director's Non-Involvement With The Writing, But Book Will Still Focus On Haggis' Experiences With The ChurchSo filmmaker Paul Haggis (“Crash”) is prepping a tell-all exposé about his years as a member of the Church of Scientology, right? Only, he's not. And this must be how scurrilous rumors get started because author Lawrence Wright recently rejected the reports that claimed the "The Next Three Days" director would be a major collaborator on his upcoming novel-length explication of the church.

Paul Haggis Prepping Tell-All Exposé About His Years In Scientology

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 6, 2011 5:00 AM
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Gives Up Dream To Ever Work With Tom CruiseAfter 35 years as a devoted follower to wacky fake religion/cult Scientology, director Paul Haggis left in a blaze of glory in 2009. Following the group's inaction after a San Diego branch supported Prop 8, Haggis penned an angry screed that ended up online, denouncing the group for their empty promises in dealing with the situation. And it looks like Haggis isn't quite done taking down his former faith just yet.

Amnesty International, Paul Haggis, Sean Penn & Harvey Weinstein Team To Support Iranian Filmmakers

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 28, 2010 8:02 AM
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Director Paul Haggis, actor Sean Penn and super producer Harvey Weinstein have teamed with British-Iranian actress and Amnesty International USA (AIUSA) spokesperson Nazanin Boniadi to raise awareness and speak out against the harsh sentences recently imposed on Iranian filmmakers Jafar Panahi and Mohammad Rasoulof.

Martin Scorsese, Paul Haggis & Film Community Rallying Around Jailed Iranian Filmmakers

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 23, 2010 9:24 AM
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As the movie community puts together their best and worst lists, and gathers around to watch their new BluRays delivered by Santa, they are also taking a moment to think about jailed Iranian filmmakers Jafar Panahi and Muhammad Rasoulof and encourage their colleagues to join in the number of petitions calling for their release.

Review: 'Next Three Days' Is Paul Haggis Trying/Failing to Make Muscular Entertainment

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • November 16, 2010 5:20 AM
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The true test of any director's dexterity and creativity lies with their ability to successfully tackle a myriad of genres. It's enough to be "good enough" in one highly specified field, but to be able to grapple with different subject matters is truly remarkable. Certainly Danny Boyle is a great contemporary example of this, as he's been able to tackle disparate genres like the zombie thriller ("28 Days Later") and heady science fiction epic ("Sunshine"), all the while able to slip back into humanist dramas like "Slumdog Millionaire" and this fall's "127 Hours." (Steven Soderbergh is another notable, current example of an itchy genre experimentalist.)

Paul Haggis Quietly Working On Global Romantic Drama 'Third Person'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 5, 2010 5:21 AM
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With his prison escape drama "The Next Three Days" set to hit theaters in a couple of weeks, writer/director Paul Haggis has seen his name linked to a couple of gestating projects. More recently, he's been tapped to adapt and possibly direct the Spanish sensation "Celda 211" and earlier in the year he was linked with Russell Crowe to a big screen version of the 1980s TV series "The Equalizer." However, one project that hasn't been mentioned is one that he's keeping to himself for now.

Paul Haggis Looking To Adapt, Possibly Direct Remake Of Spanish Award Winning Hit 'Celda 211'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 28, 2010 3:52 AM
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With Paul Haggis' latest effort, the prison break drama "The Next Three Days" completed, in the can and set to hit theaters on November 19th, he doesn't seem to be tiring of the genre.

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