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The Playlist's Most Anticipated Escapist/Popcorn Films Of 2012

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 5, 2012 10:31 AM
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Admittedly, Team Playlist is an oddball collection of cinephiles, snobs and genre-dorks, sometimes only unified by one thing: a healthy dose of skepticism in a world largely occupied by wishful-thinking fanboys. But this diversity means that we can be at once cynical optimists and optimistic cynics.

Watch: 'Safe House' Gets A Crackling, Tony Scott-Esque Trailer

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 3, 2011 6:48 AM
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For any for foreign filmmaker crossing over to Hollywood for the first time, it can be a difficult experience. The Hollywood system can be daunting to navigate, especially for filmmakers not used to the oversight and cooks-in-the-kitchen approach taken by many studios. Some struggle to retain the voice and energy of the work they delivered across the pond, while others quietly slide into the position of turning out executive-approved, star-driven fare. But for Daniel Espinosa, it looks like his first foray is arriving with some considerable style and verve.

First Look At Denzel Washington In 'Safe House' & Poster For The Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 2, 2011 4:59 AM
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Update: Moviefone has unveiled the poster for "Safe House" which you can check out below.

'The Killing' Star Joel Kinnaman To Reunite With Snabba Cash Director On 'Safe House'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • April 26, 2011 2:35 AM
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You know that a TV show is starting to make an impression when the cast start appearing in casting announcements everywhere. Alumni of acclaimed hits like "Mad Men," "Breaking Bad," and "The Wire" are snapping up supporting roles in big movies everywhere you look, and it seems like the latest hit is AMC's "The Killing," a remake of the cult hit Danish show, which follows the investigation of a single murder case.

Vera Farmiga Joins 'Safe House' With Ryan Reynolds & Denzel Washington

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 25, 2011 5:36 AM
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Considering filming on "Safe House" has been underway for quite some time now, this is a fairly big name to be joining the cast this late in the game.

Daniel Espinosa's 'Safe House' Finds A Villain In 'Snabba Cash' Star Fares Fares

  • By Simon Dang
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  • February 10, 2011 1:56 AM
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And the cast of Daniel Espinosa's promising English-language debut, "Safe House," continues to grow. The director has now brought back a star from his break-out film last year, "Snabba Cash," with Fares Fares set to join the ranks led by Ryan Reynolds and Denzel Washington.

Daniel Espinosa's 'Safe House' Rounds Out Cast With Brendon Gleeson, Sam Shepard & More

  • By Simon Dang
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  • February 9, 2011 2:14 AM
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Liam Cunningham & Robert Patrick Also On BoardYoung Swedish helmer Daniel Espinosa has certainly been a name on everyone's lips of late. His crime pic "Snabba Cash" earned a lot of buzz from its festival run, which has put him in the running for a number of high-profile projects including "X-Men: First Class" and "Wolverine." Instead, however, the helmer will soon direct "Safe House" which is shaping up to be quite the exciting actioner with Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds starring from a much-buzzed script by David Guggenheim.

Ruben Blades Joins Ryan Reynolds & Denzel Washington In Blacklist Script Fave 'Safe House'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • January 26, 2011 10:58 AM
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Panamanian renaissance man (actor, musician, politician) Rubén Blades has joined the cast of "Safe House" already staring Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds. Tim McGraw and Nora Arnezeder — probably best known to American auds for her turn in “Paris 36” — are also said to have roles in the film. A thriller set up over at Universal, the film centers on a junior field officer (Reynolds) who operates a CIA-run safe house in Rio De Janeiro that must help a rogue ex-agent (Washington) escape assassins who want intelligence that he won’t sell them.

French Actress Nora Arnezeder Joins 'Safe House' With Ryan Reynolds & Denzel Washington

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 19, 2011 3:38 AM
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Jeff Bridges To Be Offered A Role?With filming set to begin soon on the thriller "Safe House" it looks like the supporting cast will be an interesting mix. Of course, toplining the picture are Ryan Reynolds and Denzel Washington, and it was recently revealed that country singer and sometime actor Tim McGraw would be joining the ranks as well but now it looks like the film will be getting some international flavor.

Tim McGraw Joins Ryan Reynolds & Denzel Washington In 'Safe House'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 14, 2010 6:17 AM
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The forthcoming David Guggenheim scripted, Black List approved thriller "Safe House" with Ryan Reynolds and Denzel Washington is about to add heaping spoonful of country goodness.

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