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Emily Blunt To Star in ‘Prisoners’ Director Denis Villeneuve’s ‘Sicario’

  • By Edward Davis
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  • April 2, 2014 3:21 PM
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Emily Blunt, Denis Villeneuve, Sicario
French Canadian filmmaker Denis Villeneuve had already impressed internationally with “Incendies” which earned him a Best Foreign Language Film Oscar nomination in 2010. That opened the doors for the one-two 2013/2014 punch of “Enemy” starring Jake Gyllenhaal and “Prisoners” featuring Hugh Jackman, Gyllenhaal and a star-studded cast that included Viola Davis, Paul Dano, Melissa Leo and more. How much extra clout did the two critically-acclaimed movies give him?

'Prisoners' Director Denis Villeneuve May Head To The Border For 'Sicario'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 6, 2013 3:51 PM
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Prisoners, Villeneuve
As we barrel toward 2014 and assess the year in cinema that was, we hope folks don't forget that it was quite a 2013 for low-key helmer Denis Villeneuve. He rolled into the festival season with two stunners under his arm: the wrenching "Prisoners" and the Jake Gyllenhaal double-starrer "Enemy" (recently named by TIFF as one of the Top 10 Canadian Films Of 2013). It's quite a feat for the filmmaker—who until now was mostly known on the arthouse circuit, notably for "Incendies" and "Polytechnique"—and was quite the arrival for the filmmaker who cemented that he's one of the best in the game right now. And now Villeneuve is considering a project that's pretty damn exciting.

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