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Mulligan 'Terrified' About Gatsby Role

Carey Mulligan has become a nervous wreck while waiting to shoot The Great Gatsby - because director Baz Luhrmann is taking several months to cast her co-stars.The Brit saw off competition from the likes of...

Tobey Maguire Sued For $300k Over Poker Games

Tobey Maguire, the American actor best known for his starring role in the 'Spider-Man' movies, is being sued for $300k over a number of high-stakes poker games between 2006 and 2009. A trustee for 'Ruderman...

Baz Luhrmann 'Pulling For' Cancer-stricken Bill Hunter

Australian director Baz Luhrmann has offered his support to Bill Hunter as he battles inoperable cancer in a hospice.The filmmaker, who worked with Hunter in the 1992 hit Strictly Ballroom, is "pulling for" the 71-year-old...

Blake Lively And Leonardo Dicaprio 'Look Like A Couple' In Cannes

Blake Lively, the American actress and star of 'Gossip Girl', was spotted getting close to Leonardo Dicaprio at the Cannes Film Festival last week. Blake Lively, also a Sports Illustrated swimsuit model, was seen "roaming...

Gyllenhaal And Ledger Auditioned For Moulin Rouge!

Baz Luhrmann has opened up about his lengthy Moulin Rouge! casting search - the director auditioned Jake Gyllenhaal and late Australian actor Heath Ledger for the lead male role.The part of penniless poet Christian in...

Isla Fisher In Talks For Great Gatsby

Isla Fisher is reportedly in talks to star in 'The Great Gatsby'.The 35-year-old actress is in discussions to take on the pivotal role of Myrtle Wilson in Baz Luhrmann's big screen 3-D adaptation of American...

Ben Affleck Gets Out Of Gatsby Film

Ben Affleck has pulled out of director Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic The Great Gatsby.Just hours after news broke about Isla Fisher joining the cast - as the mistress of Affleck's character...

Isla Fisher Joins Gatsby Cast

Aussie actress Isla Fisher has joined the all-star cast of Baz Luhrmann's movie adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's literary classic The Great Gatsby.The Wedding Crashers star will play Myrtle Wilson in the film, according to...

Bradley Cooper Set For The Crow Remake?

Bradley Cooper is in negotiations to star in a remake of 'The Crow'. The 'Limitless' actor is being pursued by Relativity Media for the role of a rock musician who is murdered while trying to...

Affleck To Star In The Great Gatsby?

Ben Affleck is in talks to star as Carey Mulligan's drunk, cheating husband in director Baz Luhrmann's upcoming adaptation of The Great Gatsby.The new movie version of the classic novel already boasts an all-star cast...

Ben Affleck In Talks For The Great Gatsby

Ben Affleck is in talks to take on the role of Tom Buchanan in 'The Great Gatsby'. The 'Town' actor has reportedly been approached to star as the protagonist Jay Gatsby's (Leonardo DiCaprio) arch-rival Tom...

Jones Was Up For Moulin Rouge Role

Quincy Jones' actress daughter Rashida Jones has revealed she was in the running to play the lead in Baz Luhrmann's Moulin Rouge! - until Nicole Kidman expressed interest in the musical role.The TV star admits...

Bradley Cooper Eager For Role In Baz Luhrmann's Gatsby

Bradley Cooper is desperate to land a role in Baz Luhrmann's big screen adaptation of The Great Gatsby, but fears the Australian director has no idea who he is.The Hangover hunk is eyeing the part...

Bradley Cooper Wants Great Gatsby Role

Bradley Cooper "would love" a role in the film adaptation of 'The Great Gatsby'.The 'Limitless' star has admitted he is hoping to land the part of the protagonist's arch-rival Tom Buchanan in Baz Luhrmann's upcoming...

Claire Danes Gives Advice On Staying Fit And Healthy

CLAIRE DANES, the American actress best known for her role in BAZ LUHRMANN's acclaimed movie 'Romeo and Juliet, walked away with the GOLDEN GLOBE for 'Best Actress in a Mini-Series or TV Movie' at Sunday...

Baz Luhrmann To Shoot Great Gatsby In 3-D?

Baz Luhrmann is thinking about shooting 'The Great Gatsby' in 3-D.The Australian director - who is known for theatrical films such as 'Moulin Rouge' - said he has "workshopped" the idea to bring F. Scott...

Pete Postlethwaite Was Best Actor In The World Declared Spielberg

PETE POSTLETHWAITE, the OSCAR nominated British actor who recently finished shooting his latest movie 'Killing Bono', died in hospital on Sunday (1st January 2011) aged 65 years old. The actor had been battling cancer, although...

Carey Mulligan Gets Role In Shame

Carey Mulligan is set to star in new movie 'Shame'.The British actress has reportedly signed up to appear in the Steve McQueen-directed project, which will see Michael Fassbender in the lead role.The movie tells the...

Carey Mulligan Gets The Great Gatsby Role

Carey Mulligan has won the lead role in Baz Luhrmann's version of the 'The Great Gatsby'. The 'Moulin Rouge' director has cast the British actress as Daisy Buchanan in his forthcoming adaptation of the F....

Mulligan Will Play Dicaprio's Lover In Great Gatsby

British actress CAREY MULLIGAN has fought off competition from SCARLETT JOHANSSON and BLAKE LIVELY to land the role of LEONARDO DiCAPRIO's lover in BAZ LUHRMANN's adaptation of THE GREAT GATSBY.The Titanic star has been cast...

Lively All Set For Great Gatsby After Lunch With Leonardo?

BLAKE LIVELY looks set to play LEONARDO DiCAPRIO's lover in BAZ LUHRMANN's adaptation of THE GREAT GATSBY - she was spotted dining with the director and his star on Wednesday (03Nov10).The newly-single actress was part...

Musical Expert Baz Luhrmann

Baz Luhrmann believes he "reinvented the musical". The 'Moulin Rouge!' director is not concerned about the possibility of making an adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgeralnd's 'The Great Gatsby' because he likes to challenge himself, and...

Luhrmann Wants To Direct Glee

Acclaimed musical-maker BAZ LUHRMANN has given GLEE his seal of approval and asked TV bosses to let him direct an episode of the hit show.The Australian director, who won two Oscars for his 2001 movie...

Luhrmann Bringing Strictly Ballroom Back To The Stage

BAZ LUHRMANN is resurrecting his dancefloor hit STRICTLY BALLROOM for the stage.The acclaimed Australian director originally wrote the story as a play, which was performed in Sydney before it was transformed into a hit 1992...

Luhrmann To Share Musical Tips At New York Festival

Director BAZ LUHRMANN is to share his tips for making successful movie-musicals during his tenure as honorary chairman of the New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF).The Moulin Rouge! filmmaker will take charge of the 2010...

Stephen Dorff Signs For War Of The Gods

Stephen Dorff has joined 'War of the Gods'. The 36-year-old actor stars alongside Mickey Rourke, Kellan Lutz, Henry Cavill and Freida Pinto in the Greek mythology movie, which begins shooting in April. Stephen will play...

Luhrmann To Paint Wall Mural In India

Moviemaker BAZ LUHRMANN will show off his artistic skills when he paints a new mural on a hotel wall in Mumbai, India.The director has teamed up with fellow Australia Vincent Fantauzzo for the project at...

Kristin Davis' Shakespeare Ambition

Kristin Davis wants to star in a Shakespeare play.The 'Sex and the City' actress is a huge fan of the work of the revered English playwright and is ready to swap the big screen for...

Luhrmann Honoured In Australia

Famed director BAZ LUHRMANN was honoured in his native Australia on Wednesday night (18Nov09) - he was presented with the coveted Living Legend prize at the country's Inside Film (IF) Awards.The Moulin Rouge! moviemaker was...

Luhrmann Honoured At Film Ceremony

BAZ LUHRMANN has been honoured in his native Australia for his contribution to the country's film industry.The Moulin Rouge! moviemaker was handed the Living Legend trophy at the Inside Film Awards on Tuesday night (17Nov09)....

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