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CANNES: Daniele Luchetti to Direct Pope Biopic ‘Call Me Francesco’ (EXCLUSIVE)

variety.com – Italian director Daniele Luchetti is set to shoot “Call Me Francesco,” a $12 million Spanish-language biopic being touted as the first Pope Francis feature film that will hit global screens. Luchetti, a regular at Cannes, most recently with “Our Life” in the 2010 competish, is scheduled to start shooting “Francesco” in Argentina early this summer.... 3 years 31 weeks ago via jackiechan
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Baltasar Kormakur to Helm Michael Douglas Cold War Pic ‘Reykjavik’ (EXCLUSIVE)

variety.com – Baltasar Kormakur, an Icelandic helmer-producer who’s become one of Hollywood’s hottest film directors, is in discussions to direct “Reykjavik,” a historical drama chronicling the 1986 Reykjavik Summit which took place during the Cold War. Kormakur, who was born and raised in the Icelandic capital, would take over the long-gestating project that Ridley Scott and Mike... 3 years 31 weeks ago via theothersenhman
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'Mission: Impossible 5' Taps New Writer (Exclusive)

feedproxy.google.com – Will Staples will write the script for the fifth installment in the Tom Cruise action franchise, which is slated for release on Dec. 25, 2015. 3 years 31 weeks ago via theothersenhman
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Jay Roach To Direct Ben Affleck & Matt Damon's Yankees Wife Swap Drama 'The Trade'

fb.indiewire.com – "The Trade" has been one of the more intriguing projects on the pile for Ben Affleck and Matt Damon. Brewing for years, and at one point threatened with a lawsuit, the project would've reteamed Affleck and Damon on the big screen, with Casey Affleck also involved as a co-writer on the script, working his brother to punch up the 2009 Black List draft by Dave Mandel. 3 years 32 weeks ago via jetli
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‘Monster’ Helmer Patty Jenkins To Direct Jack Stanley-Scripted Female Assassin Pic ‘Sweetheart’

deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: Patty Jenkins, whose last film about a female killer won an Oscar for Charlize Theron in Monster, will helm Sweetheart, a action film about a young hit woman. This one is a lot more light hearted. Scripted by Jack Stanley (who’s currently writing the Fox sequel Chronicle 2), Sweetheart revolves around a heroine trying to escape the murder business, but finds herself right back in the mix after a high school reunion and a one night stand. 3 years 32 weeks ago via donnieyen
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Hot Scribe Evan Daugherty Set To Helm Dimension’s ‘Ink And Bone’

deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: Hot from a recent scripting run that includes Snow White And The Huntsman, Divergent, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and G.I. Joe 3, Evan Daugherty has been set by Dimension Films to make his feature directorial debut on Ink And Bone. The Weinstein Company genre arm last year bought the project as a spec script by Zak Olkewicz. 3 years 32 weeks ago via jackiechan
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‘Catfish’ Star Max Joseph to Direct DJ Movie for Working Title (Exclusive)

thewrap.com – Working Title has tapped up-and-coming filmmaker Max Joseph to direct an untitled DJ project that will serve as his feature directorial debut following his award-winning “Follow the Frog” commercial and the acclaimed short documentary “12 Years of DFA Records,” TheWrap has learned. 3 years 32 weeks ago via jetli
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Gavin Hood Boards Eye in the Sky, Starring Colin Firth

comingsoon.net – Ender's Game helmer Gavin Hood is set to direct the upcoming thriller Eye in the Sky , Variety reports. Colin Firth is attached to star in the contemporary ensemble and is also producing through his Raindog Films. 3 years 33 weeks ago via jackiechan
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Danny Strong Making Directorial Debut With Biopic 'Salinger's War' (Exclusive)

feedproxy.google.com – Black Label Media is backing the drama about the famed "Catcher in the Rye" author J.D. Salinger 3 years 33 weeks ago via jetli
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Michael Fassbender Poised To Re-Team With ‘Macbeth’ Helmer On ‘Assassin’s Creed’

deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: New Regency and Ubisoft are in talks with Justin Kurzel to direct Assassin’s Creed, the live action adaptation of the Ubisoft video game that has Michael Fassbender attached to star. Kurzel isn’t a household name in the action arena just yet, but he and Fassbender just came off Macbeth.

3 years 33 weeks ago via brucelee
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‘Let the Right One In’ Director Boards Jo Nesbo’s ‘The Snowman’ (EXCLUSIVE)

variety.com – “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” helmer Tomas Alfredson will direct an adaptation of the Jo Nesbo crime novel “The Snowman” for Working Title Films and Universal. Alfredson will be working on a draft of the screenplay with writer Soren Sveistrup. The film will be produced by Working Title Films in association with Alfredson’s Another Park Film.... 3 years 33 weeks ago via theothersenhman
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‘True Detective’ Helmer Cary Fukunaga Teams With John Legend For Pulitzer Winner ‘The Black Count’

deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: On fire since the success of HBO‘s True Detective this year, director Cary Fukunaga has lined up his next project I’ve learned. Teaming with John Legend and his Get Lifted Film Co. partner Mike Jackson, Fukunaga will adapt and helm a big-screen version of The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, And The Real Count of Monte Cristo for Sony. 3 years 33 weeks ago via jackiechan
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Ron Howard To Reveal The Truth About The Harry Quebert Affair

cinemablend.com – Say you're an author, and you've just finished writing a book you think would make a killer movie. You shop it to your agents, and they see some real potential in its adaptive properties. There's one of two times you should sell the movie rights: either you drum up a lot of pre-release press like Justin Cronin did with his best seller The Passage, or you build a groundswell of international acclaim for your book before it's released in the U.S., like Joel Dicker did with his book The Truth About The Harry Quebert Affair. 3 years 33 weeks ago via jackiechan
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'Underworld's' creator developing sci-fi thriller with 'X2' writer Zak Penn

hitfix.com – "Total Recall" director Len Wiseman has signed on to direct "Black Chapter", based on a story he developed with "X2" writer Zak Penn 3 years 34 weeks ago via donnieyen
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Joel David Moore To Direct Euthanasia Road Trip Pic ‘Youth In Oregon’

deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: Avatar actor Joel David Moore is set to direct comedic drama Youth In Oregon, about a man who must drive his 80-year-old father-in-law cross country to be euthanized. It’ll mark Moore’s third feature behind the camera after his 2007 thriller Spiral and the upcoming comedy Killing Winston Jones starring Richard Dreyfuss. 3 years 34 weeks ago via donnieyen
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