Mike Stringer

Angelina Jolie: Choosing Her Roles With Care

June 10, 2011
Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie turned down a sequel to Wanted (2008), a decision that later cost her a role in Gravity (2012), but she know’s a good franchise when she sees one. The role she chose over Wanted’s sequel was for a role in an action movie called Salt (2010), a role in which she did...
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What’s Next for J. J. Abrams & Steven Spielberg?

June 9, 2011
Abrams & Spielberg

When J. J. Abrams was asked about what it was like to work with acclaimed director Steven Spielberg on the newly released movie Super 8, he simply replied, “crazy good.” He added, “Working with Steven Spielberg was a dream, and I was kind of nervous about it because he was like a hero of...
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Film Business On The Brink Of Digital

June 8, 2011
Film Business On the Brink of Digital

On Sunday afternoon at the PGA’S conference on the Disney lot in Burbank, a stark message came through loud and clear from the panel of ‘Digital Cinema and the New Entertainment Model’ — the message being that the film business is at a digital tipping point. All the panel speakers concurred that the latest...
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Upcoming Film Project Could See Al Pacino Play An Aging Rocker

June 7, 2011
Al Pacino

Warner Bros is presently in discussions with award winning Hollywood A-lister, Al Pacino. The film will be titled Imagine, and will be directed by screenwriter Dan Fogelman. Actor Steve Carell will handle production through his independent Warner-based Carousel Prods. Carell had actually been lined up to play the role of Pacino’s Son in the...
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Boris Damast’s Production of ‘Vivaldi’ to Star Max Irons and Claire Foy

May 28, 2011
Max Irons - Vivaldi

Boris Damast’s upcoming epic historical drama will begin filming in September this year across various locations in Europe, including Hungary, Bruges, Germany, and Venice. British actors Max Irons and Claire Foy are lined up for the leading roles. The film will be based on the true story of the genius Italian priest and composer, Antonio...
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Bette Midler and Al Pacino Slated to Star in Upcoming HBO Film

May 25, 2011
Bette Midler

HBO Films is planning the production of a TV movie about Phil Spector. Bette Midler has already signed up for the leading role, which could see the singer, actress and comedian star alongside another Hollywood A-Lister, Al Pacino. The cast will also be joined by Jeffrey Tambor. Oscar winning director David Mamet will direct...
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Michael Bay and James Cameron’s Battle Over 3-D

May 20, 2011
James Cameron - Michael Bay

Director Michael Bay’s thoughts on 3-D were radically changed by fellow filmmaker James Cameron. So much so that Bay’s latest movie Transformers: Dark of the Moon, due for release this summer, was filmed in 3-D. At the Paramount Lot presentation, Cameron and Bay engaged in passionate and extensive verbal exchanges about the current state...
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Jack Black’s Next Comedy: Bailout

May 12, 2011
Jack Black - Bailout

American comedian Jack Black is slated to take the leading role in a comedy flick called Bailout, to be directed by British filmmaker Michael Winterbottom. The movie will be an adaptation of a novel by author Jess Walter called The Financial Lives Of Poets. Walter himself adapted the novel for film. Black has an...
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Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Django Unchained’: The Star Search Continues

May 9, 2011
Quentin Tarantino's 'Django Unchained'

Quentin Tarantino’s next big film project will be set amidst one of Americas darkest chapters in history. Django Unchained will be set in the Deep South during the slave era. Tarantino always wanted to make an entertaining spaghetti western, or in this case, southern. It will be a buddy buddy adventure flick. The two...
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Brendan Fraser to Play William Tell in 3D

May 5, 2011
Brendan Fraser

The upcoming family action film William Tell: 3D, will see Brendan Fraser play the title character. Til Schweiger is set to play a feared local dignitary, Hermann Gessler. Anna Paquin is in discussions to play the role of Tell’s wife. William Tell was a 14th century marksman and folk hero in Switzerland. After refusing...
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Bill Murray to Play FDR

May 5, 2011
Bill Murray

It’s just been confirmed that Bill Murray will play the role of Franklin Delano Roosevelt in the upcoming historical drama called, Hyde Park On Hudson. The film, based on a British radio play, is set in the summer of 1939. The original play was written by Richard Nelson and centers on a weekend visit by...
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Brad Pitt’s ‘Cogan’s Trade’ is in the Can

May 5, 2011
Brad Pitt

The shooting of Pitt’s latest movie, Cogan’s Trade, has just been completed in New Orleans. The film marks the second reunion between Pitt and director Andrew Dominik. They first worked together on The Assassination of Jesse James (2007). The film is set for a March 2012 release with the domestic rights of the project...
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Director Sidney Lumet Dies at Age 86

April 9, 2011
Director Sidney Lumet Dies at Age 86

Award winning director Sidney Lumet dies at his New York home at the age of 86. Among his big screen triumphs were such titles as Serpico (1973), 12 Angry Men (1957), and Network (1976). His death was today announced by Marc Kutnetz, the husband of Lumet’s stepdaughter, Leslie Gimbel. Kutnetz said he’d died in...
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