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Casting: Christian Bale Eyes 'Travis McGee,' Dev Patel Discovers 'Infinity' & Pierce Brosnan Joins 'The Crusades'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 16, 2014 9:05 AM
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Out Of The Furnace, Christian Bale
Will "Travis McGee" finally get made? The project has been bouncing around Hollywood for years, at one time positioned as a vehicle for Leonardo DiCaprio (who is still producing), while directors like Paul Greengrass and Oliver Stone circled at various times. Now James Mangold ("The Wolverine," "Walk The Line") is attached to direct and an old friend may star.

Novelist Dennis Lehane Tapped To Pen Remake Of 'A Prophet'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • October 29, 2013 1:40 PM
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Well this makes a certain kind of sense: Dennis Lehane, the Boston crime writer whose novels "Gone Baby Gone," "Mystic River," and "Shutter Island" have been successfully adapted into films (and whose sprawling 2012 historical novel "Live by Night" is about to be adapted by Ben Affleck), will now be the one adapting material, as he has been tasked with Americanizing the French crime thriller "A Prophet" for producers Neil H. Moritz and Toby Jaffe (via Variety). The original film was about a Muslim kid who becomes a crime lord in prison. But replacing "Muslim" with "Boston" should be easy enough.

Paul Greengrass Eyes 'Travis McGee' For Next Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 25, 2011 8:42 AM
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Warner Bros. Talking To Greengrass And Other Directors For Sea Serpent Pic 'Here There Be Monsters'Paul Greengrass has had a bit of a rough ride in his post-'Bourne' plans to get a new movie off the ground. Both his gestating Jimi Hendrix and Martin Luther King Jr. biopics were met with resistance from their respective estates, the former for not including the family in the early stages of the development and the latter for the somewhat controversial elements of the screenplay. And we've debated about the Playlist water cooler whether or not a studio will come along and save "Memphis," but it looks like that without the support of the MLK estate, that film is dead in the water and Greengrass has now started looking at new projects.

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