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Charlize Theron Joins Sean Penn's 'The Last Space' & Daniel Craig Bails On 'The Whole Truth'

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • April 9, 2014 9:38 AM
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It appears the personal and professional will soon combine for Sean Penn: just yesterday we found out he’s prepping a new directorial effort entitled “The Last Space”—reportedly set within the refugee camps of Sudan, Liberia—and also that “Blue is The Warmest Color” actress Adèle Exarchapoulos snagged a small role. It’s only gaining steam however, as Penn has chosen a fellow humanitarian for the lead in the secretive project.

Sean Penn Reportedly Circling A Role In Paul Thomas Anderson's 'Inherent Vice'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 19, 2013 9:30 AM
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Since "Magnolia," Paul Thomas Anderson has mostly eschewed the starry ensemble. Not that A-listers haven't been in his films, but each of his last three films -- "Punch Drunk Love," "There Will Be Blood" and "The Master" -- have been anchored by one or two titanic performances by big names, but have featured supporting casts including a few names from PTA' s rep company, and other mostly unfamiliar faces.

'To The Wonder': 10 Actors Cut Out Of Terrence Malick Films & How They Reacted

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • April 10, 2013 3:39 PM
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To The Wonder, Actors Cut From Malick Films
We’ve all been there. Cast as the lead in a meaty, dialogue-heavy role in a surefire masterpiece from one of the most unassailable geniuses of modern filmmaking, only to be reduced to sifting through the finished film on freeze frame occasionally shouting "Look! That’s my shadow on that fern!" or "Hey! That’s the back of my head near that egret!" The one comfort we can take when this inevitability occurs, is that we’re in fine company on the Malick cutting room floor. The only question is, whose lead will we follow in reacting to our role’s excision or drastic reduction?

Contest Giveaway: Blu-ray Copies Of Paolo Sorrentino's 'This Must Be The Place' Starring Sean Penn & Frances McDormand

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • March 12, 2013 12:39 PM
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After making its world premiere at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival and playing U.S. theaters this past November, "This Must Be The Place" comes out on DVD and Blu-ray this week. The film is the English-language follow-up to Paolo Sorrentino's critically lauded "Il Divo," which was nominated for the Palme d'Or and earned Sorrentino a Jury Prize at Cannes in 2008.

Sean Penn Will Head Back Into The Wild To Direct 'Crazy For The Storm'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 9, 2012 7:01 PM
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On February 19, 1979, I was in a plane crash with my father, his girlfriend Sandra, and the pilot of our chartered Cessna. Sandra was 30 years old. My dad was 43. I was 11. Just after sunrise, we slammed into a rugged 8,600-foot mountain engulfed in a blizzard. By the end of our nine-hour ordeal, I was the only survivor.

Leonardo DiCaprio & Sean Penn Have Their Eye On Alejandro González Iñárritu's 'The Revenant'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 4, 2011 6:20 PM
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It looks like the wheels are turning on the next film by Alejandro González Iñárritu. Late this summer it was announced the helmer behind “Amores Perros,” “21 Grams,” “Babel” and "Biutiful" was setting up his next picture, "The Revenant." Well, it now has backing and two major Hollywood stars are now looking to star.

Kristen Wiig Joins 'The Comedian' Starring Robert De Niro & Directed By Sean Penn

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 27, 2011 5:05 AM
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"The Comedian" with Robert De Niro has been knocking around for most of the year, with updates coming in fits and starts but nothing ever seeming quite official. But with the American Film Market launching next week, a plethora of projects are beginning to be put together to shill to producers, investors and other industry folks, and this is easily the most tantalizing.

Sean Penn Has Issues But Recommends 'Tree Of Life'; Malick Says 'Burial' Is "Rushing Toward A Mix"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 22, 2011 1:45 AM
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Ah, selective quoting: it's a great way to stir up a beehive as Richard Brody from the New Yorker did this weekend when he cherry picked a comment Sean Penn made in a recent interview with French paper Le Figaro where he seemingly threw Terrence Malick's "The Tree Of Life" under the bus.

Sean Bean To Bring Awesomeness To Untitled 'Snow White' Project

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • July 16, 2011 2:05 AM
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"Snow White and the Huntsmen" seems to have all the buzz, adding multiple actors as the dwarves in separate announcements over the past few days. By increasing the film's pre-production profile, the picture vaulted over the surprisingly buzzless untitled "Snow White" film currently shooting under director Tarsem Singh, and slated for a release almost three months earlier. While the film boasts Julia Roberts as the wicked queen menacing Lily Collins as our heroine, Armie Hammer as the dashing Prince Alcott and Nathan Lane as the oh god stop right there you're sold on Lane. Fortunately, it does appear that the Singh project will have that extra shot of awesomeness that 'Huntsman' cannot boast.

Uwe Boll Calls 'The Tree Of Life' A "Piece Of Shit" And Lars Von Trier A "Retard"

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • July 1, 2011 8:00 AM
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Before we begin, let's just say that the discourse of films can be varied and fascinating, with many critics and academic writers offering their measured takes on everything from the new "Transformers" film to "The Tree of Life." We would like to urge you to find these discussions that are actively going on at various websites and are likely more fruitful than hearing the opinion of a crackpot provocateur like Uwe Boll.

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