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The Queen prequel and The King’s Speech sequel?

Long may they reign, thanks to the powers behind the throne. (MovieLine) Colin Firth won an Oscar playing Britain’s King George VI in the 2010 historical drama The King’s Speech. And Dame Helen Mirren won her Academy Award playing the current U.K. monarch Queen Elizabeth II back in 2006 for ...

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Polanski to direct Venus in Fur — in French

When Venus in Fur was nominated for a Tony Award and won a slew of NY awards including a Tony for its star Nina Arianda, I filed it away with dozens of of other great stage productions that I figured I’d never have a chance to see. A stylized two-person ...

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Look for a Prometheus sequel in 2014 or 2015

Or 2015. THR has the good news. The studio’s big summer bet was Ridley Scott’s Prometheus, June’s sort-of Alien prequel. The $130 million-budgeted film grossed a solid but not spectacular $303 million globally, putting it right on the franchise bubble. Fox confirms to THR that Scott and the studio actively ...

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Zac Efron & Nicole Kidman in The Paperboy

Lee Daniels directs this adaptation of the Pete DExter novel. With Zac Efron, Nicole Kidman, John Cusack, Matthew McConaughey, Scott Glenn. (Publishers Weekly) Moat County, Fla., is located where the St. John’s River flows north-a geographical rarity and, in literature, a signal that we’ve entered the strange and violent world ...

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Scorsese set to direct Norwegian thriller, The Snowman

From children’s story to serial killer thriller, When Marty swings the pendulum, he swings it hard. (THR) Norwegian author Jo Nesbo and Brit production company Working Title Films have confirmed that Martin Scorsese will direct the feature film adaptation of Nesbo’s global bestseller The Snowman. Scorsese had been circling the ...

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Del Toro drops hints about Cuarón's Gravity

I could transcribe some quotes, but then you’d miss the thrill in Guillermo del Toro’s voice, however oblique his explanation may be. Among other things (I hope beyond our imagination to guess) The Film Stage guesses correctly that Del Toro is talking about Cuarón’s use of long takes: It has ...

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Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close & J Edgar set dates

Warner Bros has announced release dates for its two high-profile Oscar hopefuls. (thanks phantom) Warner Bros has set the Clint Eastwood-directed Leonardo DiCaprio-starrer J Edgar for a limited release on Wednesday, Nov. 9, with a wide release set for two days later. Eastwood produced with Imagine partners Brian Grazer and ...

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Bigelow's Killing Bin Laden set for October 12, 2012

Kathryn Bigelow’s Bin Laden assassination film has been strategically positioned for next year’s Oscars — a slot, incidentally, that could help tilt some influence in the 2012 presidential elections. When bin Laden was killed, Boal and Bigelow were well along on a project called Killing Bin Laden, about the so-far ...

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Spike Lee to Direct OldBoy Remake

Just announced: Spike Lee will be back in the director-as-controversial-figure when he brings the masterful, violent film OLDBOY to the big screen here in America. Roy Lee and Doug Davison (The Departed!) will produce the film. Full press release after the cut. Controversial because the Virginia Tech shooter referenced Oldboy ...

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Kathryn Bigelow's 'Kill Bin Laden' has an ending

We already reported late last year that Kathryn Bigelow was working with The Hurt Locker screenwriter Mark Boal on a Black Ops project, before Tom Hanks and Johnny Depp thrust their high-profile Triple Frontier into a brighter spotlight. After last night’s dramatic news that Osama bin Laden had been killed ...

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