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Guillermo del Toro blasts government move to cut Mexican fund (exclusive)

“If we don’t continue this tradition everybody will be working on commercials and soap operas.”Oscar-winner Guillermo del Toro was joining film industry colleagues on Thursday night (May 21) to meet with Mexican officials after a sudden bid by the government to eliminate one of the country’s two national funds sparked outrage.Del Toro, who won the […]

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Guillermo del Toro blasts Mexican government bid to cut film fund (exclusive)

“If we don’t continue this tradition everybody will be working on commercials and soap operas.”Oscar-winner Guillermo del Toro was joining film industry colleagues on Thursday night (May 21) to meet with Mexican officials after a sudden bid by the government to eliminate one of the country’s two national funds sparked outrage.Del Toro, who won the […]

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Alexandre Desplat Raves About Wes Anderson’s “Amazing” ‘French Dispatch’: “It’s Fun, It’s Mad, It’s Everything”

Without a doubt, Alexandre Desplat is one of the most talented and respected composers in the film industry. His music has won numerous awards, including Best Original Score Oscars for “The Grand Budapest Hotel” and “The Shape of Water” (he’s been nominated 11 times total). So, this is a person that knows what makes a […]

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Rooney Mara Reunites With Cate Blanchett in Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Nightmare Alley’

Carol fans, time to celebrate. Rooney Mara is reuniting with Cate Blanchett in Nightmare Alley, Guillermo del Toro‘s first directorial feature since his Oscar-winning The Shape of Water. Mara is the latest to join the Nightmare Alley cast, which already includes Blanchett and Bradley Cooper. Deadline broke the news that Rooney Mara is set to […]

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‘Joker’ Wins Venice Film Festival Golden Lion, Roman Polanski Gets Grand Jury Prize

The 2019 Venice International Film Festival has wrapped, and this year’s edition has announced its award winners. The Golden Lion, the festival’s top laureate, went to “Joker,” which is a strong statement from this year’s competition jury led by Lucrecia Martel. See the complete list of this year’s winners below.In recent years, the Venice Golden […]

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‘Carol’ Reunion Official as Rooney Mara Joins del Toro’s ‘Nightmare Alley’ With Blanchett

Rooney Mara is set to star in Guillermo del Toro’s “Nightmare Alley,” which (excitingly) makes the project a “Carol” reunion between Mara and co-star Cate Blanchett. Deadline first reported the news. Blanchett joined the cast at the beginning August. Bradley Cooper is leading “Nightmare Alley” as Stanton “Stan” Carlisle, a con artist who falls in […]

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Haley Bennett in Talks to Join Amy Adams in Ron Howard’s ‘Hillbilly Elegy’ (Exclusive)

“The Girl on the Train” star Haley Bennett is in early talks to join Amy Adams and Glenn Close in Netflix’s adaptation of “Hillbilly Elegy,” directed by Ron Howard.Sources say a deal hasn’t closed yet and her schedule could pose conflicts, but Bennett and Netflix are determined to resolve whatever issues may arise. Gabriel Basso […]

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Leonardo DiCaprio in Talks to Star in Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Nightmare Alley’ (Exclusive)

Leonardo DiCaprio is in negotiations to star in Fox Searchlight’s “Nightmare Alley,” Guillermo del Toro’s follow-up to his Oscar-winning film “The Shape of Water.”Del Toro will direct the pic and co-wrote the script with Kim Morgan. “Nightmare Alley” is being produced and financed by del Toro and J. Miles Dale with TSG Entertainment, with Fox […]

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