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Kornél Mundruczó To Helm Feature About The Elephant Man From ‘Black Swan’ & ‘Transcendence’ Producers

Exclusive: Hungarian filmmaker Kornél Mundruczó has been tapped by Straight Up Films and Phoenix Pictures to direct a film about the life of Joseph Merrick, best known as The Elephant Man. The story will follow an unlikely love story between Joseph and the young woman assigned to his care at the Fawsley Hall Estate, where […]

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‘Zodiac’ & ‘Black Swan’ Producer’s Company Options Sex ‘TrafficKing’ Book About Jeffrey Epstein’s Criminal Case

It’s easy to get cynical when contemporary events and scandals in our day and age are quickly adapted for the big or small screen seemingly to capitalize on their hot-topic notoriety. You can be certain that, over the coming years, we’ll be hearing rumblings about projects depicting the Donald Trump presidency, #MeToo movement and Venezuela […]

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‘Native Son’ Star Ashton Sanders Was the Most Unpredictable Actor of Matthew Libatique’s Career

Matthew Libatique’s camera has captured kinetic performances ranging from Natalie Portman in “Black Swan” to Lady Gaga in “A Star Is Born.” He’s even followed the unpredictable movements of Kobe Bryant and Mike Tyson. However, he said he’s never encountered a performer quite as unique and raw as Ashton Sanders, the star of HBO’s “Native […]

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‘Wildlife,’ ‘The Bangle Seller’ in Competition at Mumbai Film Festival

Paul Dano’s directorial debut “Wildlife,” which has had considerable festival play including Sundance, Cannes and Toronto is among the titles in the international competition at the 20th Mumbai film festival.The festival runs Oct. 25 to Nov. 1, 2018. U.S. director, Darren Aronofsky (“Black Swan”) will give a masterclass.Other international competition titles include deceased Chinese director […]

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Damien Chazelle’s True Astronaut Epic ‘First Man’ Is Venice Film Festival Opener

While Damien Chazelle anxiously labors away in the editing room on his final cut of Universal’s space epic “First Man,” he will now have to finish it in time for the opening of the 75th annual Venice International Film Festival (August 29 – September 8). Chazelle’s “La La Land” also opened Venice in 2016 en […]

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