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David O. Russell Working On Action-Drama With Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura Called 'The Mission'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • June 14, 2011 12:16 PM
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Also Circling Disney's 'Maleficient'; Director Confirms He's Been Talking To Angelina Jolie, Plus Robert De Niro For 'The Silver Linings Playbook'Update: Ahh, so this is the one of the "several projects" that David O. Russell was talking to Angelina Jolie about. According to THR, now that Tim Burton has dropped the project, "The Fighter" filmmaker is one of the director's "circling" the Sleeping Beauty project "Maleficient." Russell never met a meeting he didn't like, so we're sure he's interested, but knowing his creative differences with studios, we would bet this one is not going to stick.

Art Linson's 'The Comedian' Set For Another Robert De Niro & Martin Scorsese Reunion?

  • By Simon Dang
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  • May 21, 2011 4:18 AM
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Is Robert De Niro set to return to the comedy world with regular collaborator Martin Scorsese?

Robert De Niro, Diane Keaton, Katherine Heigl & Amanda Seyfried Starring In 'Gently Down The Stream'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 12, 2011 8:03 AM
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There's a basic appeal to the idea of the team-up movie. Since the dawn of fan fiction, people have dreamed of combining their favorite heroes, and it's proved to be lucrative big-screen niche, from "Godzilla vs.King Kong" and "Alien vs. Predator" to next summer's "The Avengers." So it only makes sense that we'd eventually get a female-driven version of the genre, and by combining a trio of the biggest stars in the rom-com world, along with an acting legend, that seems to be what the producers of "Gently Down the Stream" are doing: it's like "The Avengers," but with stars of terrible romantic comedies.

First Look At Robert De Niro In Rodrigo Cortes' 'Red Lights'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 1, 2011 3:25 AM
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No that isn't Robert De Niro getting ready to accept a film award, present a movie or host the Daytime Emmys. It's the enigmatic first look at the actor in the upcoming thriller "Red Lights" from “Buried” director Rodrigo Cortes.

Robert De Niro Is Going To Make Another Movie With 50 Cent For Some Reason

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 26, 2011 3:15 AM
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Forest Whitaker Also Circling RoleFor the love of god Robert De Niro, fire your agent. The once-esteemed actor, who has spent the most part of the last decade or two slogging it out in one mediocre picture after another, apparently doesn't know a good movie anymore even if it walks up and bites him in the ass. The actor hemmed and hawed over the drama "Honeymoon With Harry" to the point where director Jonathan Demme gave up on the project. So what to do next? How about another shitty movie with 50 Cent!

Jonathan Demme's 'Honeymoon For Harry' Falls Apart After Robert De Niro Gets Cold Feet

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 18, 2011 1:02 AM
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The lament of the last fifteen years or so of Robert De Niro's career is a common one; the actor for the most part having traded in the challenging performances he made his name on in the 1970s and 1980s for a series of lukewarm comedies and pot-boiler thrillers. His last truly great performance was in "Jackie Brown" in 1997 and, while he does occasionally do good work -- last year's "Stone" was his best for ages -- audiences don't seem to care when he does. But the actor doesn't exactly help his own cause.

Review: 'Limitless' Expands The Boundaries of Bradley Cooper's Charm

  • By Kimber Myers
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  • March 16, 2011 8:20 AM
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Originally (and enigmatically) titled “Dark Fields,” Neil Burger’s latest film now bears the bland moniker “Limitless,” making it sound like a film scraped together from D.C. Comics’ dregs. But rather than being another entry in the seemingly neverending superhero genre, “Limitless” is a sci-fi-inflected thriller that never quite lives up to its premise or its lead actor.

Producer Scott Rudin Gets Behind Martin Scorsese's Frank Sinatra Biopic; Writer Being Sought

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 7, 2011 7:29 AM
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'Silence' Will Shoot Next, Followed By 'The Wolf Of Wall Street'It seems there is a small flurry of activity regarding a few brewing Martin Scorsese projects recently. This morning we reported that Robert De Niro revealed that "The Irishman" was still very much on the docket, though not a certainty just yet, and recently, the director's publicist told us that he was fully committed to shooting his long-gestating passion project "Silence" next (more on this in a second). But yet another project is now gained a little more traction.

Robert De Niro Says 'The Irishman' With Marty Scorsese Is Coming, Eventually

  • By Edward Davis
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  • March 7, 2011 3:07 AM
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Bradley Cooper Slightly Less Optimistic About Secret M. Night Shyamalan Project, "It's Hard To Get a Movie Made"Some New York Playlist members were lucky enough to attend the "Limitless" press junket this weekend and were able to be in the presence of the great Robert DeNiro who plays Carl Van Loon in the film, an intimidating Wall Street business magnate modeled after business tycoon George Soros.

Newest Sundance It-Girl Elizabeth Olsen Joins Rodrigo Cortes' 'Red Lights'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • January 24, 2011 1:53 AM
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There must be something in the cold mountain air of Park City that attracts the brightest young female talents. Just look at the recent track record of the Sundance Film Festival unveiling the newest Hollywood It girls: two years ago it was Carey Mulligan in "An Education," last year it was Jennifer Lawrence in "Winter's Bone" and this year, from all reports, it's the younger sister of the Olsen twins, Elizabeth Olsen.

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