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The Weinstein Company Acquire Ralph Fiennes' 'Coriolanus'; Actor May Adapt 'Antony & Cleopatra' Next

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 15, 2011 2:30 AM
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The Berlin Film Festival is firmly underway, and yesterday saw the first big high-profile premiere of the Berlinale; namely, Ralph Fiennes' adaptation of Shakespeare's "Coriolanus." Debuting yesterday to mostly strong reviews, it looks as though Fiennes' contemporary re-up of the play, originally set in Rome, has come off, with Vanessa Redgrave's performance as the hero's mother Volumnia already gathering early Oscar talk for 2012.

Ralph Fiennes In Talks For 'James Bond 23'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 4, 2011 4:56 AM
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It looks like director Sam Mendes' plans for the next installment of the James Bond franchise is attracting some major interest from heavyweight thesps. Javier Bardem has spoken enthusiastically about the villain role he's being offered (he's just waiting to read a completed script before he makes a decision) and now another major talent is showing interest.

Rachel Weisz, Ralph Fiennes, Bill Nighy & More To Star In David Hare's Spy Thriller 'Page 8'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 12, 2010 2:23 AM
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Michael Gambon, Bill Nighy, Judy Davis & Ralph Fiennes Also In Cast It seems like a little while since we've had a really smart, compelling spy thriller -- there have been some valiant, but flawed efforts, like Billy Ray's "Breach" and the Don Cheadle vehicle "Traitor," but for the most part, the genre swings between ludicrous, rubber-mask filled efforts like "Salt," and the frankly dull "The Good Shepherd." But next year has the absurdly promising "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy" in the pipeline, and it looks like another British effort is joining it.

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