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Johnny Depp To Star In The Libertine


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In the Brett Ratner directed movie, which has a script by Ben Kopit, Johnny will play a French diplomat who is accused of sexual assault and is subsequently put under house arrest.

According to Deadline, the narrative is loosely based on the 2011 incident involving French politician Dominique Strauss-Kahn.

Strauss-Kahn was the managing director of the International Monetary Fund until 2011 when he resigned following allegations he had sexually assaulted a New York hotel maid. The controversial economist was placed under house arrest but the case fell apart due to the questions surrounding the credibility of the maid and a lack of physical evidence. A later civil suit was settled out of court.

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I Saw The Light Review

Weak

Writer-director Marc Abraham gets ambitious with this biopic about iconic country music star Hank Williams, but the film is far too choppy to provide much insight. Leaping through the decades without much context, the film never explores what made Williams such an important artist, so it's difficult to understand the impact of his tragic death at just 29. That said, Tom Hiddleston shines in the role.

Cutting around in time, the film shows Hank (Hiddleston) as a young man with a singular vision: he's determined to perform at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. His young wife Audrey (Elizabeth Olsen) and his mother Lillie (Cherry Jones) argue about who will control his career, but Hank just gets on with it, relying on help from music publisher Fred Rose (Bradley Whitford). Finally at 26 he gets his first No 1 single, and lands a spot at the Opry, becoming a fast-rising superstar. But the chronic back pain he has suffered since childhood leads him into alcohol and drug abuse, which of course begins to take a toll on his career as well as his friendships, marriage and health.

The film skips around Williams' life, moving on to the next scene before this one seems quite finished. This means that the story is never able to build up any momentum, and also that each fragmented period of time feels under-explained. And the people around Williams appear and disappear at random, so the actors never get any traction in their roles. Hiddleston does find moments of resonance, simply because he's in every scene in the film and establishes a bit of rapport with the audience. It's also astonishing that he performs the songs himself. But Abrahams's approach to storytelling never offers any insight into Williams' fame, talents or personal life.

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Venice Family Clinic Silver Circle Gala

Brett Ratner - Venice Family Clinic Silver Circle Gala - Arrivals at Beverly Hilton Hotel - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 7th March 2016

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Truth Review

Excellent

That generic title obscures a surprisingly complex exploration of the real-life events surrounding the fall of iconic American newscaster Dan Rather in 2004. And while the film's script is rather talky (it's like Aaron Sorkin's The Newsroom crossed with George Clooney's Good Night and Good Luck), it's strongly made point is too important to ignore. And it features yet another storming, intelligent performance from Cate Blanchett.

She plays Mary Mapes, a producer at the classic CBS news programme 60 Minutes, who just a few months before the 2004 presidential election is working on a story about incumbent George W. Bush's shady National Guard service during the Vietnam War. She has an ace team of investigators (including Topher Grace, Dennis Quaid and Elisabeth Moss), plus the nation's top news anchor Rather (Robert Redford). But after the story airs, Mary is attacked with questions about the authenticity of a series of memos that trace irregularities in Bush's service record. Her boss (Bruce Greenwood) applies plenty of pressure as the controversy gains more traction than the story itself. And the media storm that follows catches everyone by surprise.

This account is based on Mapes' own memoir about these events, which gives the film a personal, as opposed to journalistic, tone. It hints heavily at both government and corporate efforts to discredit the story, putting Mapes and her entire team in an impossible situation. The film also makes it clear that those memos were indeed real, and that the controversy was actually just misdirection. What brings this to life is the revelatory acting from the ensemble cast, led beautifully by Blanchett, who gives Mary a passion for the truth that's fuelled by her inner demons. And the entire supporting cast adds layers of wit and insight, although Redford kind of relaxes on his easy charm as the engaged, engaging Rather.

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Adrien Brody Takes Part In Domingo Zapata's Art Exhibition Opening At Lulu Laboratorium In Wynwood

Scottie Pippen, Larsa Younan, Brett Ratner, Kamal Hotchandani , Guest - Celebrities attend the art exhibition opening of Domingo Zapata at Lulu Laboratorium in Wynwood at Lulu Laboratorium - Miami, Florida, United States - Thursday 3rd December 2015

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Mariah Carey Honored With A Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame

Mariah Carey , Brett Ratner - Mariah Carey honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame - Hollywood, California, United States - Wednesday 5th August 2015

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Mariah Carey To Direct Christmas Movie


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Mariah Carey will direct and star in a Christmas movie.

The 45-year-old singer has never before taken a directorial role in films but has enlisted the help of 'Rush Hour' director Brett Ratner - the man behind her hit music videos 'We Belong Together' and 'Obsessed' - who will be her producer on the project.

Taking to Instagram to share her excitement about the film, she wrote: ''Can't wait to share my directorial debut with my lambs, on the Hallmark channel! Here I am at the announcement party. Look out for my Christmas movie this December.''

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Mariah Carey To Direct Christmas Movie


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Mariah Carey will direct and star in a Christmas movie.

The 45-year-old singer has never before taken a directorial role in films but has enlisted the help of 'Rush Hour' director Brett Ratner - the man behind her hit music videos 'We Belong Together' and 'Obsessed' - who will be her producer on the project.

Taking to Instagram to share her excitement about the film, she wrote: ''Can't wait to share my directorial debut with my lambs, on the Hallmark channel! Here I am at the announcement party. Look out for my Christmas movie this December.''

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Mariah Carey To Receive Star On Hollywood Walk Of Fame


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Mariah Carey will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The 45-year-old singer will get the 2,556th star, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has announced, and it will be unveiled in a ceremony on August 5.

Guest speakers will include directors Lee Daniels and Brett Ratner, along with Epic Records CEO L.A. Reid.

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Brett Ratner Arrives At E Baldi Restaurant

Brett Ratner - Brett Ratner seen arriving at E Baldi restaurant - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 16th July 2015

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Matt Bomer: I Almost Played Superman


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Matt Bomer came close to securing the role of Superman.

The 37-year-old actor - who stars alongside Channing Tatum in 'Magic Mike XXL' - has revealed he was cast as the iconic superhero in the early 2000s for a film to be directed by Brett Ratner - but the project ultimately fell apart.

He shared: ''Brett chose me for the project and then it all fell apart.

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Matt Bomer Cast As Superman In Failed Brett Ratner Film


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Bomer beat out Brendan Fraser and the late Paul Walker to star in the film opposite Amy Adams as Lois Lane, but the project never came to fruition.

He says, "Brett chose me for the project and then it all fell apart. It was a very lengthy process to get the role, I think it was over the course of three months because I went in in a cattle call. It sort of evolved from there.

"It was a month of, 'OK, looks like this is going to happen', and then it slowly fell apart. I have zero regrets about that; I feel like I've gotten to do such a rich array of roles in so many different things.

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Mariah Carey Dating Billionaire?


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Mariah Carey has sparked rumours she is dating a billionaire.

The 'Without You' hitmaker - who is in the process of divorcing from Nick Cannon - was spotted holding hands with James Packer as they enjoyed an ''extended vacation'' in Capri, Italy.

The new couple reportedly met through their mutual friend Brett Ratner, according to gossip website TMZ.

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Mariah Carey Dating Australian Tycoon James Packer - Report


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The singer and the 47-year-old entertainment mogul and casino boss were photographed together in Capri, Italy on Friday (19Jun15), and sources tell TMZ.com the couple is travelling around Europe onboard Packer's luxury yacht, en route to Cannes and St. Tropez in France.

Insiders tells the news site Packer has been pursuing Mariah ever since her marriage to rapper and entertainer Nick Cannon fell apart last year (14).

Carey was briefly linked to moviemaker Brett Ratner, a friend of the billionaire, earlier this year (15), but she insisted the director is just a good friend.

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Premiere Of DirecTV's 'Barely Lethal'

Brett Ratner - Premiere of DirecTV's 'Barely Lethal' at ArcLight Hollywood - Arrivals at ArcLight Hollywood - Hollywood, California, United States - Wednesday 27th May 2015

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I Saw the Light Movie Review

I Saw the Light Movie Review

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Truth Movie Review

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Mirror Mirror Movie Review

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