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Casting Watch: Christian Bale Circling the Summit of 'Everest,' Jason Clarke Sees 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes'

Christian Bale is reportedly in talks to star in "Everest," with Baltasar Kormakur (Iceland's Oscar entry "The Deep") attached to direct. The Working Title/Universal project centers on the tragic true story of a 1996 expedition during which two groups attempted to reach the mountain's summit.
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  • February 19, 2013 1:52 PM
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Forbes' Top-Grossing Actors of 2012: Robert Downey Jr., Kristen Stewart and Christian Bale

Forbes names the Top Grossing Actors of 2012, based on the global box office take of their films. Robert Downey Jr. takes the top spot; Forbes credits the worldwide success of "The Avengers" ($1.5 billion) to his "charm and humor" while noting that he'll be walking away with more money than his co-superheroes...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • December 24, 2012 12:13 PM
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David O. Russell Lines Up Cooper, Bale, Adams and Renner for Next True Story Ensemble

David O. Russell wastes no time. After winning Toronto's Audience Award with "Silver Linings Playbook" (Oscars, here it comes), he's lined up the film's star, Bradley Cooper, plus "The Fighter"'s Amy Adams and Christian Bale, and Jeremy Renner for a new untitled ensemble project.
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  • October 5, 2012 1:05 PM
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Career Watch: Christian Bale - The Dark Superhero We Need

Batman is not like other superheroes, and Christian Bale's iteration of him stands apart from the Thors and Iron Mans of contemporary hero-cinema. Because Bale's Batman, as we know him from Christopher Nolan's trilogy, is human and flawed, the tragedy that accompanied "The Dark Knight Rises" opening leaves us feeling more vulnerable...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • July 26, 2012 1:34 PM
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Nolan & Bale Talk 'Dark Knight Rises,' Joker Off Limits, Peter Jackson Envy & More with EW

Entertainment Weekly recently sat down with Christopher Nolan and Christian Bale to talk -- what else? -- "The Dark Knight Rises." A quote for franchise fans? Nolan says: "I will cop to this: The 'Lord of the Rings' trilogy was in the back of our minds the entire time we were making these." Five more notable quotables below!
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  • July 12, 2012 3:17 PM
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New Trailer for 'Dark Knight Rises' Warns Fans 'It Takes a While to Get Back in the Swing of Things'

A new trailer has landed for Christpher Nolan's "The Dark Knight Rises," and it's not as exciting as it should be, nor does it reveal much more than the others already have...
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  • June 19, 2012 11:52 AM
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MTV Movie Awards: Russell Brand Monologue and Writing Mark New Low, 'Dark Knight Rises' Footage Impresses

Watch Russell Brand's MTV Awards opening monologue in which he slags corporate America, Kanye, Michael Fassbender's penis, Charlie Sheen, himself and his celebrity marriage (etc) below. Not his finest moment, as he kept shouting "TWILIGHT! HUNGER GAMES!" in a desperate attempt to keep the audience happy.
  • By Anne Thompson & Sophia Savage
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  • June 4, 2012 12:32 PM
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Terrence Malick "Status" Report: One-Time 'Lawless,' 'To the Wonder,' 'Knight of Cups'

Cannes would be happy to have anything from Terrence Malick; the fest bestowed upon him their Palme d'Or last year for "The Tree of Life," which went on to top many ten-bests of 2011 and even landed a coveted spot on Roger Ebert's greatest films of all time.
  • By Anne Thompson & Sophia Savage
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  • May 16, 2012 12:29 PM
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Cannes Market 2012: Pattinson's 'Mission'; Brosnan & Wilson's 'Coup'; Colfer's 'Lightning'; Cooper's 'Out of the Furnace'; SXSW's 'Frankie Go Boom'

Myriad projects across a range of budgets and genres will be announced and shopped at Cannes. But while some are completed, others are in earlier stages of development and may never see the light of day; having the right talent attached will help get them sold in territories around the world and get the coin necessary for the green light.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • May 3, 2012 1:02 PM
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Christopher Nolan's "Dark Knight Rises' Trailer

Selina Kyle: "There's a storm coming." Bruce Wayne: "You sound like you're looking forward to it."
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • May 1, 2012 3:23 AM
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