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Moulin Rouge! Nearly Had A Very Different A-List Lead In Place Of Ewan McGregor

Thanks to his “Elvis” biopic, the king of cinematic excess is back on our minds, with plenty waxing poetic about how no one out there makes movies quite like Baz Luhrmann. Known for his larger than life films like “Strictly Ballroom,” “Romeo + Juliet,” and “The Great Gatsby,” Luhrmann has become synonymous with spectacle, flashy […]

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Elvis review – blistering, turbocharged chronicle of the King

With electrifying performances from Austin Butler as Elvis and Tom Hanks as Colonel Parker, Baz Luhrmann’s whirlwind biopic is cinematic dynamiteFrom an opening that cheekily evokes the dropped snow globe of Citizen Kane to an Unchained Melody finale that had me crying in the chapel, Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis is a turned-up-to-11 treat. This blistering pop […]

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Box Office: ‘Elvis’ Opening and ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Battling for No. 1, ‘Black Phone’ Ringing Up 23 Million

It’s a 20th century showdown at the box office this weekend, with the baby boomer epic “Elvis” contending against Gen X revamp “Top Gun: Maverick” for the top spot on domestic charts.Director Baz Luhrmann’s biopic about the King of Rock and Roll is projected to draw 30 million from 3,906 theaters in its opening. It […]

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How Baz Luhrmann Recruited Jay-Z For His Take On The Great Gatsby

When Baz Luhrmann mounted a new 21st-century film adaptation of “The Great Gatsby,” he brought a hip-hop sensibility to it, courtesy of Jay-Z and The Bullitts, who co-executive produced the banging soundtrack. The Bullitts is the stage name of Jeymes Samuel, who has since gone on to become an accomplished director in his own right, helming one of […]

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Daily Podcast: A Magic Kingdom TV Universe, Blue Beetle Movie, and That Time Dracula Impersonated Satan

On the February 23, 2021 episode of /Film Daily, /Film senior writer Ben Pearson is joined by /Film writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to talk about the latest film and TV news, including Disney’s Magic Kingdom TV universe, a Blue Beetle movie, The Great Gatsby animated movie, and an Easy Rawlins TV show. Opening […]

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‘The Great Gatsby’ to Be Adapted as Animated Feature From Dneg Animation

Author William Joyce is set to direct an animated version of the classic F. Scott Fitzgerald novel “The Great Gatsby.” Brian Selznick, who wrote and adapted 2017’s “Wonderstruck,” will work on the screenplay.Michael Siegel and Dneg Senior VP Creative Production David Prescott join Joyce as producers on the animated feature film. Dneg Feature Animation will […]

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Elizabeth Debicki to Star in World War II Spy Thriller Limited Series ‘Code Name Hélène’

Just recently, The Great Gatsby and Tenet star Elizabeth Debicki was cast as Princess Diana for the last two seasons of The Crown. But an upcoming limited series will take her even further back into history. Elizabeth Debicki will bring her towering, elegant stature to the new international limited series Code Name Hélène, which will […]

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Rufus Sewell to Play Elvis Presley’s Father in Baz Luhrmann’s Musical Drama (Exclusive)

Rufus Sewell will portray the reserved, soft-spoken Vernon Presley, the King of Rock and Roll’s father, in Baz Luhrmann’s “Elvis,” sources tell Variety.The Warner Bros. film stars Austin Butler in the title role and Tom Hanks as Elvis Presley’s manger, Colonel Tom Parker.Luhrmann co-wrote the script with Craig Pearce. The movie revolves around the veteran […]

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Maggie Gyllenhaal to Play Elvis Presley’s Mom in Baz Luhrmann’s Biopic (Exclusive)

Maggie Gyllenhaal will play Gladys Presley, the King of Rock and Roll’s mother, in Baz Luhrmann’s biopic “Elvis.”The Warner Bros. film stars Austin Butler in the title role and Tom Hanks as Elvis Presley’s manger, Colonel Tom Parker.Luhrmann co-wrote the script with Craig Pearce. The movie revolves around the veteran manager and the young singer, […]

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