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Casting Watch: Dustin Hoffman Joins Stephen Frears' Untitled Lance Armstrong Biopic UPDATED

UPDATE: Dustin Hoffman has joined the cast of the currently in-production untitled Lance Armstrong film being directed by Stephen Frears. This marks Hoffman's second time working with Frears, his first on 1992's "The Accidental Hero."
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • December 6, 2013 11:10 AM
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AFM UPDATE: Winterbottom's Drama Based on Amanda Knox Case, 'Face of an Angel,' Heads Into Production, Stars Beckinsale

UPDATE: More news coming in from AFM. Production is set to begin next week on Michael Winterbottom's "The Face of an Angel," starring Kate Beckinsale, Daniel Bruhl ("Rush") and Cara Delevingne ("Kids in Love"). Adapted and fictionalized from Barbie Latza Nadeau's bestseller "Angel Face," on the Amanda Knox case, the film centers on the murder of a Brit student in Tuscany, and the ensuing trial and conviction of her American roommate and Italian boyfriend.
  • By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
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  • November 8, 2013 2:39 PM
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Casting Watch: Dustin Hoffman and Judi Dench to Star in Adaptation of Roald Dahl's 'Esio Trot' for the BBC

Dustin Hoffman and Judi Dench are set to star in a live-action adaptation of Roald Dahl's classic children's novel, "Esio Trot," for the BBC. Richard Curtis ("About Time," "Love Actually") is penning the adaptation along with Paul Mayhew-Archer.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • August 23, 2013 12:04 PM
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Trailers from Hell: Josh Olson on Gritty Street Drama 'Straight Time,' Starring Dustin Hoffman

New Year's Potpourri week concludes at Trailers from Hell with screenwriter Josh Olson introducing "Straight Time," which star Dustin Hoffman directed for the first few days of production, and features a screenplay with uncredited contributions by Michael Mann.
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  • January 4, 2013 10:19 AM
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Mill Valley Film Festival Wraps Its Oscar-Track Film Run

The Mill Valley Film Festival has concluded its 11-day pursuit of Bay Area Academy members. The festival began with the US premiere of "Silver Linings Playbook," with director David O. Russell and star Bradley Cooper appearing for a Q& A; the film won yet another Audience Award, as did closer "Life of Pi," with Ang Lee on hand.
  • By Anne Thompson and Maggie Lange
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  • October 16, 2012 2:41 PM
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Review: HBO, David Milch and Michael Mann's 'Luck' Pilot Promises More than It Delivers

"Luck" is a world that David Milch knows well. His self-described addiction to the track is legendary, both as a prodigious better and an owner. He once had a horse headed for the Derby who, like a horse in the pilot, broke down (in life, after the Louisville plane tickets had been booked).
  • By Terry Curtis Fox
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  • January 29, 2012 5:53 PM
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