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Adam Sandler Will Try Acting Again By Starring In Indie Drama 'The Cobbler' For 'The Visitor' Director Tom McCarthy

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 19, 2013 3:22 PM
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For the most part, Adam Sandler is content to make exceedingly puerile and terrible movies, as long as they have big cheques attached to them, and let him hang out with pals in what usually amounts to a paid vacation. And while there is a certain segment of the population that loves those kinds of movies, every now and then, Sandler tries to his hand at actual acting. Of course, he led Paul Thomas Anderson's delirious romance "Punch Drunk Love," though even there, he was riffing on his on screen persona to some degree. Meanwhile, he's tried going serious with fare like "Funny People," "Spanglish" and perhaps most egregiously "Reign Over Me," to mixed results. And now he's pushing himself even further.

Matt Damon Frontrunner To Star In Tom McCarthy's Catholic Church Sex Scandal Drama

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 14, 2013 2:13 PM
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Matt Damon has always kept his hometown of Boston close to heart, whether in the breakout "Good Will Hunting," taking a role in "The Departed" or developing a movie with Ben Affleck about the city's most famous criminal figure, Whitey Bulger. And should it all work out, Damon will once again help tell a story about his hometown, one that shook the city to its core.

DreamWorks Picks Up Tom McCarthy's 'All The President's Men' Style Catholic Church Sex Scandal Drama

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 2, 2013 3:14 PM
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With Pope Francis now installed and working to give the institution and church as a whole an overhaul and a bit of a friendly face, Hollywood is coming around and promising to let them off so easy. Alex Gibney's recent documentary Mea "Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God" has spurred all kinds of debate, Ridley Scott is currently gearing up to shoot the pilot for the Showtime series "The Vatican," but perhaps most of all, "The Visitor" and "Win Win" helmer Tom McCarthy is ready to bring one of the worst chapters in the faith's history to the mulitplex.

'Win Win' Director Tom McCarthy To Helm 'All The President's Men' Style Catholic Church Sex Scandal Drama

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 18, 2012 4:42 PM
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With the Jerry Sandusky verdict still in recent memory, and Boy Scouts finally releasing their decades worth of evidence of abuse within the organization, sexual exploitation of minors is sadly still at the forefront of the nation's concerns. But perhaps what blew the doors off in terms of exposing the depths of these crimes, and willingness of trusted officials to cover them up, was the revelation nearly a decade ago that the diocese was protecting priests accused of horrific abuses. And that story is now being given the big screen treatment.

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