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James Franco To Play Tommy Wiseau In “The Room” Biopic?

May 9, 20141 Comment

Earlier this year it was announced that James Franco would be directing and producing a film about the making of The Room, a project that many consider as the worst feature film ever made. However, in an interview on the Opie & Anthony Show, actor and co-producer Seth Rogen revealed that James Franco has also considered playing Wiseau himself. Check out the full interview in the […]

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Leonardo DiCaprio To Star In New “Steve Jobs” Movie?

April 22, 20140 Comments

Sony Pictures is reportedly eying Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle (28 Days Later) to helm their Steve Jobs biopic, with Leonardo DiCaprio to star. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Boyle and DiCaprio are re-teaming for the film, based on the 2011 best-selling “Steve Jobs” biography by Walter Isaacson. The duo previously worked together on 2000’s The Beach. The […]

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Rob Zombie And Bret Easton Ellis Develop “Manson Family” Series For Fox

February 27, 20140 Comments

Author Bret Easton Ellis (American Psycho) and musician/filmmaker Rob Zombie (The Devil’s Rejects, The Lords of Salem) have teamed with Alcon Television to develop a project for Fox that will revisit the people and events connected to the Manson Family murder spree in August 1969. The project is in the very early stages of development, but is […]

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Max Landis Writing “Harry Houdini” Movie For Sony

January 14, 2014

New life is being breathed into Sony Pictures‘ HOUDINI project thanks to screenwriter Max Landis (Chronicle). The Harry Houdini picture was originally scripted by Scott Frank with Francis Lawrence attached to direct before he left for The Hunger Games franchise. Landis scripted Chronicle, the upcoming Frankenstein starring James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe, and American Ultra. The […]

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Ben Whishaw To Play Freddie Mercury; Director Found

December 10, 2013

British actor-turned-director Dexter Fletcher (Sunshine On Leith) will helm the upcoming Freddie Mercury biopic with Ben Whishaw attached to star. The script was written by Peter Morgan. GK Films’ Graham King is producing. This has been a passion project for King for several years, and it started with Sacha Baron Cohen attached to play Mercury, the […]

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Trailer: Charles Dickens Biopic Titled “The Invisible Woman”

November 14, 2013

Back in February, Sony Pictures Classics picked up THE INVISIBLE WOMAN directed by and starring Ralph Fiennes. Fiennes plays Charles Dickens and Felicity Jones plays Nelly Ternan, the young actress that Dickens met at the height of his career and had a secret affair with until his death in 1870. The script was written by […]

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Emile Hirsch Set To Star In John Belushi Biopic

October 29, 2013

Emile Hirsch has signed on to star in the John Belushi biopic, which is being written and directed by Steve Conrad. The movie is being adapted from Judith Belushi Pisano (Belushi’s widow) and Tanner Colby’s book “Belushi“. Hirsch isn’t an obvious choice to play the actor in terms of appearance and comedy. He’s more known […]

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Tom Hardy To Play Elton John In “Rocketman”

October 24, 2013

The Wrap reports that actor Tom Hardy (Inception, The Dark Knight Rises) has agreed to play Elton John in Rocket Pictures’ ROCKETMAN, which will be distributed in the U.S. by Focus Features. Michael Gracey is directing from an original screenplay by Oscar nominee Lee Hall (War Horse). Production will begin in fall 2014. Rocketman is described as […]

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