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Naomi Watts Joins Matthew McConaughey In Gus Van Sant's 'Sea Of Trees' & Halle Berry To Star In 'Kidnap'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 15, 2014 11:31 AM
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Naomi Watts hit a brief career rough patch following her Oscar nominated turn "The Impossible." A couple of indies—"Adore" and "Sunlight Jr."—were barely seen, while she was savaged ruthlessly by critics for last year's biopic flop "Diana." But she's got a very promising slate coming up with roles in Alejandro González Iñárritu's "Birdman," the buzzed "Saint Vincent De Van Nuys" and Noah Baumbach's "While We're Young." And she's adding yet another auteur to her filmography.

Matthew McConaughey & Ken Watanabe Join Gus Van Sant’s ‘Sea Of Trees’

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 4, 2014 7:59 PM
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  • 6 Comments
The McConaissance continues! But perhaps we should stop being surprised at the choices Matthew McConaughey is making and just accept that he's no longer the shirtless himbo you thought he was. Now focused on interesting work with top tier talent, even when the actor has gone for a blockbuster, it's been with Christopher Nolan on his forthcoming "Interstellar." But his next move once again finds McConaughey choosing something small and potentially great.

WB Want Joaquin Phoenix For 'Batman Vs. Superman' Villain, Actor Also Up For Gus Van Sant's 'Sea Of Trees'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 18, 2013 3:37 PM
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  • 10 Comments
Casting a superhero movie isn't just about finding the right person for the role (though that is a big part of it). It involves finding an actor or actress who will be fine with a production (and post-production) schedule that will run months upon months long, who will tolerate acting against green screens and most importantly, will grin and bear it through a press cycle that will have every media outlet on the planet grilling them about a project they have to (usually) keep secret about. So while it's fun to imagine Joaquin Phoenix being a villain in "Batman Vs. Superman," all we'll say is: fat chance.

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