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Elizabeth Banks Wanted Rom-com Career

Elizabeth Banks always wanted to be Julia Roberts.The 'Power Rangers' actress joked her ''timing was terrible'' when it came to launching her movie career, as at a time when she wanted to make romantic comedies,...

Leonardo Dicaprio: 'Shakespeare Would Love Luhrmann's Romeo + Juliet'

The Australian filmmaker helmed a modern day version of Shakespeare’s tragic love story about two star-crossed lovers in 1996, with Leonardo and Claire Danes in the title roles. Twenty years on and the film is...

'Moulin Rouge!' Is Finally Set To Hit The Stage For Real

Finally, Baz Luhrmann's vibrant musical romance 'Moulin Rouge!' is set to hit the stage for the first time. It's been a long time coming - the film came out in 2001 - but it's finally...

Moulin Rouge! Stage Adaptation In Development

The 2001 movie, which starred Ewan MCGregor and Nicole Kidman as lovers, was nominated for eight Oscars - and now it's set to light up Broadway. The stage adaptation's book will...

Baz Luhrmann: 'It Is Hard Convincing Leonardo Dicaprio To Star In A Film'

The filmmaker first worked with Leonardo in 1996 and wanted to reunite with him for another project. However, he knew convincing the 41-year-old to appear in 2013's The Great Gatsby remake wouldn't be...

A Sneak Peek At Baz Luhrmann's New Netflix Series 'The Get Down'

Ahead of the premiere of ‘The Get Down’ exclusively on Netflix on Friday (August 12th), we take a short look at the new mini-series that promises to offer a snapshot into the lives of early...

Grandmaster Flash And Nas Led The Get Down Boot Camp

The show stars Jaden Smith, Shameik Moore, and Justice Smith as members of a group of talented teens growing up in New York's South Bronx in the 1970s, during the birth of the...

Rapper Nas: 'Filmmaking Is My Calling'

The One Mic star is an executive producer on Australian director Baz Luhrmann's new hip-hop series The Get Down, and contributed original rhymes and poems for the show, while he also worked on...

Nas Working With Baz Luhrmann On New Tv Musical

The Australian filmmaker's forthcoming period drama follows a group of talented teens growing up in New York's South Bronx in the 1970s, and he reveals Nas has been helping him write the rhymes...

Baz Luhrmann Saddened Prince Collaboration Didn't Work Out

The filmmaker reportedly recruited Prince to work on the soundtrack to his period drama, but when the movie was released in 2013, the Kiss star's vocals were nowhere to be found. Now...

Busker Cast In Baz Luhrmann Tv Show

The director was shown film footage of Tremaine Brown, Jr. - known as T. J. Brown - performing at a station in The Bronx and knew immediately that he wanted him for his...

Grandmaster Flash Serving As Executive Producer On Baz Luhrmann's New Musical Drama

The Message hitmaker will be contributing to the period drama about a group of talented teenagers from the South Bronx, New York, and Luhrmann insists it's a huge coup. He says, "I...

Musical Show Honouring Baz Luhrmann Films Lands Las Vegas Residency

Bosses at Cirque du Soleil and theatre company For The Record have developed For The Record: BAZ, which features reworked sequences from the filmmaker's movies Moulin Rouge!, The Great Gatsby and William Shakespeare's...

Filmmakers Pay Tribute To Veteran Movie Critic Richard Corliss

Corliss passed away on Thursday (23Apr15) in New York City after suffering a stroke, according to Variety.com. The writer began his career in the 1960s and contributed to several publications, including...

Baz Luhrmann Casts Newcomer In New Series

The 18-year-old singer/songwriter will play Mylene Cruz in the musical drama about a group of cunning teenagers from the South Bronx. Luhrmann says, “So many really talented actors were seen to play...

First Look At The Talented Main Cast Of Baz Luhrmann's Netflix Series 'The Get Down' [Picture]

From the man who brought colour to Paris, Australia and fair Verona comes 'The Get Down'; a Netflix Original Series created by Baz Luhrmann which illustrates the lives of four teenagers living in the Bronx...

Baz Luhrmann To Launch Record Label

Filmmaker Baz Luhrmann has signed a new deal with Rca Records to create his own custom music label.The Moulin Rouge! director will utilise the new partnership to release music from his film, Tv and theatre...

Baz Luhrmann's Musical Drama Heading To Netflix

Filmmaker Baz Luhrmann is heading to Tv with a new musical drama called The Get Down.The Australian director is bringing his talents to the small screen by creating the period drama for web streaming service...

Gisele Bundchen Goes Barefoot For Chanel

Gisele Bundchen went barefoot in her latest Chanel campaign.The 34-year-old supermodel - who took over from Brad Pitt to front the label's iconic Chanel No. 5 perfume in May this year - has shot her...

Diddy Outbid For Picasso Painting

Diddy was disappointed after being outbid on a $1.2 million Pablo Picasso painting.The 45-year-old mogul, who has an estimated fortune of $700 million, reportedly made ''a beeline'' for a 1918 fresco titled 'Venus,' which features...

Dev Patel In Negotiations For Lion?

Dev Patel is in negotiations to star in 'Lion'.The upcoming drama is to be pitched to buyers by The Weinstein Company at the American Film Market in Los Angeles, California next week and Dev is...

Baz Luhrmann Directs Gisele Bundchen In New Short Film For Chanel

Supermodel Gisele Bundchen has become the star of a short movie directed by Baz Luhrmann as part of the new Chanel No. 5 advertising campaign.The Brazilian beauty is featured surfing at the beach and running...

Baz Luhrmann Praises The Great Gatsby Costumes

Baz Luhrmann says wardrobe design was central to the success of 'The Great Gatsby'. The 52-year-old director has confessed that if the costumes hadn't been right in his film adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel...

Baz Luhrmann To Cast Christmas Magic At Zoo

Director Baz Luhrmann is to throw a fairytale event at Central Park Zoo in New York in November (14).The Great Gatsby filmmaker and his costume designer wife Catherine Martin have teamed up with bosses at...

Baz Luhrmann To Host Zoo Party

Baz Luhrmann is to turn Central Park Zoo into a ''fairytale wonderland''.The 'Great Gatsby' director and his costume designer wife Catherine Martin are creating a 'Baz Dazzled Holiday' display for Barneys New York over the...

Gisele Bundchen Makes $148,000 A Day

Gisele Bundchen makes $148,000 a day.The Brazilian beauty - who has been named the world's high paid supermodel for the last seven years - is reported to have earned around $47 million in the past...

Gisele Bundchen Becomes Face Of Chanel No. 5

Gisele Bundchen has been named the new face of Chanel No. 5 perfume. The Brazilian supermodel will take over from Brad Pitt to front the scent, and has been filming an advert with Baz Luhrmann...

Baz Luhrmann To Make Elvis Movie

Baz Luhrmann is in talks for an Elvis Presley biopic.The 'Great Gatsby' filmmaker has reportedly been in negotiations with Warner Bros. for several weeks about depicting the life of the iconic singer - who died...

Baz Luhrmann In Talks To Direct Elvis Presley Biopic

Director Baz Luhrmann is close to landing a deal to make a new Elvis Presley biopic.The Great Gatsby filmmaker is reportedly in negotiations with studio bosses at Warner Bros., who have secured rights to Presley's...

Baz Luhrmann To Direct Kung Fu?

Baz Luhrmann could be set to direct 'Kung Fu'. The 'Great Gatsby' director is reportedly in negotiations to take on the big screen adaptation of the 70s action-adventure western TV series, which is being produced...

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