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‘Locked Down’ Director Doug Liman on Shooting a Movie About the Pandemic During the Pandemic [Interview]

Doug Liman resists paths of convention. The director, who’s always prided himself as a rule-breaker, typically doesn’t follow trends but establishes them. Look at The Bourne Identity, Swingers, and even Mr. & Mrs. Smith – other movies have tried to copy their success. Once again, Liman ventured into uncharted territory with Locked Down. Liman shot […]

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‘The Bourne Identity’ Director Doug Liman Still Doesn’t Know How to Feel About Bond Copying Bourne

Doug Liman changed the game with The Bourne Identity. The director’s grounded vision for what many eventually came to see as “America’s James Bond” influenced action movies for years, and arguably still continues to do so. When James Bond was rebooted with Casino Royale and beyond, audiences and critics spotted an unmistakable Bourne influence. More […]

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‘Locked Down’ Trailer: Hathaway, Ejiofor Pull Off a Quarantine Heist in HBO Max Film

HBO Max has released the first official trailer for “Locked Down,” a new quarantine-shot film starring Anne Hathaway and Chiwetel Ejiofor from “The Bourne Identity” director Dough Liman. The project was shot during the early days of the pandemic and is inspired by an experience many now find universal as the plot centers on what […]

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Paul Greengrass Might Be Done Making ‘Bourne’ Films: “I’ve Done My Stint”

Starting with 2002’s The Bourne Identity, the Jason Bourne film franchise not only provided a vibrant new cinematic spy saga, but redefined action filmmaking as we know it. And though he didn’t direct the first installment, director Paul Greengrass played a huge part in ushering in the style that would seep into mainstream action cinema […]

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Jean Reno to Star in Thriller ‘Rogue City’ From Olivier Marchal (Exclusive)

Veteran actor Jean Reno has been tapped to star in “Rogue City,” a thriller that sees director Olivier Marchal re-team with French studio Gaumont.Budgeted at $13 million, the film is set in Marseille and follows an anti-gang cop (Reno) with unorthodox methods who investigates a shooting at a local nightclub along with his longtime rival.Lannick […]

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‘Terrifyingly relevant’: why Doug Liman had to recut Fair Game

In 2010, the political drama starring Naomi Watts didn’t make a splash but now the director hopes a director’s cut will appeal to the current climateThe films of Doug Liman are half-siblings: they have a lot in common underneath, but don’t always look alike. Swingers, the likable low-budget 1996 comedy that also launched the careers […]

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Cannes Mega Deal: Jessica Chastain Spy Movie ‘355’ Fetches $25 Million Offer as Bidding Heats Up (Exclusive)

In what will surely be the biggest deal out of this year’s Cannes Film Festival, the spy thriller “355” starring Jessica Chastain and an ensemble of A-list actresses has fetched a $25 million offer from Global Road Entertainment for North American distribution rights, Variety has learned.That number could climb higher as other players are weighing […]

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The ‘Edge Of Tomorrow’ Sequel Doesn’t Sound Like It’s Coming Any Time Soon

“Edge of Tomorrow,” aka “Live. Die. Repeat.,” was a surprise on a number of levels when it was released back in 2014. First, it was yet another example of Tom Cruise never aging, and still being one of the most bankable A-listers around. Second, it proved that “The Bourne Identity” director Doug Liman still had […]

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