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Zac Efron Plays DJ, Judi Dench Catches ‘Tulip Fever,’ Michael Gambon Has A 'Casual Vacancy' & More

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • June 6, 2014 10:24 AM
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Neighbors
While “Star Wars” and Marvel franchise rumors are just that thus far regarding Zac Efron, one thing is clear—the actor is certainly willing at the present to play up his public image for laughs, as “Neighbors” recently exampled to a surprisingly effective degree. He’s got the range to add some empathy to the character as well, and it’s clear directors have been paying attention to that juggling act, as a new role could see Efron back in sending up his partying ways.

Zach Galifianakis Has 'Tulip Fever,' Sienna Miller Visits Ben Wheatley's 'High Rise' & More

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • May 14, 2014 9:26 AM
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Zach Galifinakis Bored To Death
Other than the premieres of many high-profile and exciting films, the Cannes Film Festival is also host to a marketplace where production companies try to entice distributors—or just regular old financiers—to buy into projects. As a result, many news of castings or just plain brand-new films filter out of that glamorous place, and naturally we’ve rounded up a few of those items for your easy-reading pleasure below.

Amanda Seyfried Joins Joe Wright's 'Pan,' Ben Kingsley Will 'Reach The Clouds' With Joseph Gordon-Levitt & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 25, 2014 3:47 PM
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Joe Wright continues to ramp up his first blockbuster, "Pan," and few more players are coming on board to help spin his magical tale.

Will Smith Sees 'Brilliance,' Ari Gold Gets A New Assistant In 'Entourage' & More

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • February 21, 2014 10:04 AM
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Brilliance Will Smith
Having just wrapped on the Glenn Ficarra/John Requa comedy “Focus,” it looks like Will Smith is ready to give the sci-fi genre another chance. He’s in talks to lead “Brilliance,” which is based on the Marcus Sakey novel of the same name. In a world where one percent of all children are born as “brilliants,” Will Smith plays federal agent Nick Cooper, a fellow brilliant who’s especially gifted at hunting down terrorists. But in order to track down a brilliant that’s been deemed the most dangerous man alive, Cooper will have to violate everything he believes in.

Christoph Waltz Has 'Tulip Fever,' 'Game Of Thrones' Actor Is The New Frank Martin In 'Transporter 4' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 10, 2014 3:37 PM
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Christoph Waltz
Do you feel the heat? Maybe that's just because the ever busy Christoph Waltz has joined the promising drama "Tulip Fever."

Dane DeHaan Feeling 'Tulip Fever,' Melisandre Feels 'Incarnate,' Alan Arkin & Amanda Seyfried Have A ‘Wonderful Time’ & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 1, 2013 9:46 AM
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Developing for nearly a decade, the adaptation of Deborah Moggach's "Tulip Fever"has seen all kinds of names — John Madden, Keira Knightley, Jude Law, Peter Chelsom, Tom Hooper — kick the tires, but nothing coalesced. But earlier this year the wheels started spinning again with Alicia Vikander became attached, and now she may be joined by Dane DeHaan.

Alicia Vikander To Star In Long-Developing 'Tulip Fever,' Matthias Schoenaerts Sought For Role

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 8, 2013 5:05 PM
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So let's go over the somewhat tortured history of "Tulip Fever" shall we? Nearly a decade ago, back in 2004, "Shakespeare in Love" and "Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" director John Madden was lining up the movie with Keira Knightley and Jude Law to star, with a script by Tom Stoppard. What on Earth could have stopped that? Well, once tax incentives for production in UK disappeared, so did the movie. Soon after that, director Peter Chelsom ("Shall We Dance," "Hannah Montana: The Movie") tried to get it made, and he didn't fare any better. Then in 2011, Tom Hooper considered it among a handful of other project as his followup to "The King's Speech" before deciding on "Les Miserables." Well, the flower is blooming once more...

Tom Hooper Adds 'Tulip Fever' To List Of Possible Follow-Ups To 'The King's Speech'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 1, 2011 2:20 AM
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The Roman statesman Cato The Elder, when asked about his legacy, responded "I would like the world to say 'why didn't they put up a statue to him?' rather than 'why did they put up a statue to him?'" "The King's Speech" director Tom Hooper now doesn't have the option, having beaten David Fincher, and the predictions of most Oscar prognosticators, and won the Best Director prize at Sunday's Academy Awards. Now, the young director, on only his third film, has to pick his follow-up without disappointing those invested in him.

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