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Interview: James Gray Discusses Harvey Weinstein, Cinematic Influences, His Career, 'Die Hard' & More

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • May 15, 2014 2:52 PM
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James Gray, The Immigrant
“The Immigrant” stars the terrific cast of Joaquin Phoenix, Marion Cotillard and Jeremy Renner, and the 1920s-set period piece is superficially something very different for filmmaker James Gray. Gone are the genre trappings, macho-male leads with guns, stories deeply connected to the pain and sadness of family, and the shrouded Gordon Willis-like photography the filmmaker evinced on films like "The Yards," "We Own The Night" and "Little Odessa." However, “The Immigrant,” with its themes of the fallacy of the American Dream, the desire to fit in and idea that no one is beyond redemption is very much a James Gray film. It’s a further continuation of a singular pursuit told slightly differently, retaining Gray’s signature sense of emotional intelligence, intimacy and graceful restraint.

Robert Pattinson Says He May Make A Movie With Harmony Korine, Admits He Was "Bruised" By 'Twilight' Critics

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 6, 2014 3:16 PM
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Robert Pattinson, Harmony Korine
"The first time I ever felt like I was seeing an adult when I looked at myself on screen, was when I discovered the Dior ad that I filmed last year, directed by Romain Gavras," Robert Pattinson told Premiere (via Maps To The Stars Fansite) magazine (see the ad below), and it's been a long battle for the actor to be seen as something more than just a YA hunk. While "Twilight" shot him to fame, breaking out of that public persona was difficult. "After being dissed for years because of 'Twilight,' my ego was a little bruised," he admits. But he's got great reasons to be feeling much better about himself and his career.

James Gray Says ‘Lost City Of Z’ Will Shoot Next; Talks His Sci-Fi Project, Dances With Brad Pitt & More

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • May 6, 2014 3:02 PM
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The Immigrant, James Gray
Over the course of twenty years, filmmaker James Gray has only made five movies. For comparison, if you subtract Terrence Malick’s twenty-year absence from cinema, you roughly get six of his movies in a span of about twenty-one years. However, Gray didn’t go AWOL in France for two decades; he just obsessed over the same project for years and years.

Robert Pattinson Joins James Gray's 'Lost City Of Z' With Benedict Cumberbatch

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 6, 2013 4:23 PM
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Last month when we chatted with director James Gray, he cautioned that the fate of his long-developing "The Lost City Of Z" depended on how things panned out at this week's American Film Market. He already put a good foot forward, landing Benedict Cumberbatch for a starring role in the film, and hopefully this latest bit of casting can put it over the top.

James Gray May Direct Jeremy Renner's Steve McQueen Biopic; Calls 'Lost City Of Z' Epic & Hallucinogenic

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • October 9, 2013 5:03 PM
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James Gray
Filmmaker James Gray has made only five films in almost 20 years. Part of that is a deliberate pace and part of it is just the film business. He had a six-year gap between his striking debut “Little Odessa” and “The Yards” and the Miramax/Harvey Weinstein experience on the latter (the ending was changed for theatrical release) led to another seven-year gap. But coming off his latest film, “The Immigrant” – starring the rather impressive cast of Marion Cotillard, Joaquin Phoenix and Jeremy Renner – Gray has numerous options at his finger tips. In fact, at the moment he has a kind of pile-up of projects that are ready to go script-wise, but need the funding green light.

Benedict Cumberbatch Heads To 'The Lost City Of Z' With James Gray

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 4, 2013 4:41 PM
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James Gray, Benedict Cumberbatch
The Internet has been a funny place the last few days. Over the long weekend, "Star Wars" fans worked themselves up into a lather when rumors began circulating that Benedict Cumberbatch was certain to be cast in "Star Wars: Episode 7" based on his exit from Guillermo Del Toro's "Crimson Peak," supposed confirmation from a site with no track record for scoops, combined with vague reasoning that Lucasfilm likes to put out press releases on Tuesdays. Well, Tuesday came and went with nothing from the "Star Wars" camp but we now see what may have lured Cumberbatch away from Del Toro's project.

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