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Disney Is Working On A Live-Action Cruella de Vil Movie, Obviously

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 30, 2013 4:45 PM
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If you haven't figured out the Disney game plan going forward it's this: brand extension. They tried some more original fare with "John Carter" and "The Lone Ranger," but both were badly bungled and even worse (for the studio anyway), hardly started the kind of excitement that spurs the purchase of underoos or video games. So Disney is circling the wagons and staying in the business of what they own and know: "Star Wars," Marvel movies and fairy tales. So, to that end, the forthcoming "Maleficent" and "Cinderella" is getting some company....

'The Devil Wears Prada' Scribe Aline Brosh McKenna To Rewrite 'Annie' Remake

  • By Ryan Gowland
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  • July 27, 2012 1:20 PM
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Hey, remember a year ago when Will Smith wanted Emma Thompson to write him a remake of the musical "Annie" for his daughter Willow Smith to star in? Well, apparently, it's still happening, but now Smith wants another writer to work on Thompson's script.

'Attack The Block' Helmer Joe Cornish To Direct Family Sci-Fi Adventure 'Rust'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 12, 2012 7:30 AM
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  • 1 Comment
After making one of the most impressive debuts of last year with "Attack The Block," British writer-director Joe Cornish has, smartly, been taking his time to pick a follow-up. He's been courted by big, megabudget Hollywood projects, including "A Good Day To Die Hard" and "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," but while taking meetings, has mostly ruled them out

Aline Brosh McKenna To Adapt Graphic Novel 'Rust' For 20th Century Fox

  • By Catherine Scott
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  • July 16, 2011 5:23 AM
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There are quite a few screenwriters that we here at The Playlist think are incredibly overrated. Someone like Allan Loeb ("21," "The Switch") comes to mind, but Aline Brosh McKenna wouldn't be far behind him. She's a rom-com writing star, penning films like "27 Dresses" and "Morning Glory," though she hasn't had much critical success since "The Devil Wears Prada" in 2006. It's possible that she's moving away from her roots, as Deadline reported yesterday that she's signed on to adapt graphic novel "Rust: Visitor in the Field" for 20th Century Fox.

Rachel McAdams Embraces Her Funny Side In 'Morning Glory'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • November 12, 2010 10:28 AM
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Screenwriter Aline Brosh McKenna Also Talks Cameron Crowe's 'We Bought A Zoo'The last time director Roger Michell was in New York, it was to shoot “Changing Lanes,” a dark character drama about two men who find themselves tragically intertwined after a car accident. So how did he get to “Morning Glory,” the new comedy from J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot production house? “It had to rain every day on the film, we have to make it really rainy and dirty,” Michell recalls of the shoot. “Our strategy for this film was that, while you’re inside in these claustrophobic offices, you have to make the film really breathe, to make the film kind of have a spring. We went to great lengths to use bright colors, lots of orange.”

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