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Penn's Politics Helped Land Milk Role

Director GUS VAN SANT was desperate to cast SEAN PENN in Oscar-nominated film MILK - because the actor's controversial political stances made him ideal for the lead role. Penn has famously supported controversial politicians including Cuban...

Milk Nominated At Glaad Awards

GUS VAN SANT's MILK has received another prestigious nod - the movie has been shortlisted for an Outstanding Film gong at the 20th annual Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) Media Awards. The biopic, which...

Benjamin Button Leads Oscar Field With 13 Nominations

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is the frontrunner for the 2009 Oscars, having been nominated 13 times.David Fincher's adaptation of the F Scott Fitzgerald short story about a man born with the body of...

By on 22 January 2009

Academy Award Nominees To Be Unveiled

The nominees for the 2009 Academy awards are to be revealed in Beverly Hills later today.Favourites for success at the 81st Oscars include Golden Globe winner Slumdog Millionaire, British actress Kate Winslet and the late...

By on 22 January 2009

Cruise Turned Down Part In Milk

TOM CRUISE was originally selected for JAMES BROLIN's acclaimed role in GUS VAN SANT's new biopic MILK. Brolin plays the part of Dan White, a Vietnam veteran and former police officer and firefighter. But filmmaker...

Brolin Stalked Van Sant

JOSH BROLIN was so desperate to star in a GUS VAN SANT movie he travelled to the moviemaker's hometown hoping he'd be "discovered". The actor, who features in Van Sant's Milk biopic, admits to taking...

Milk Laps Up San Francisco Film Critics' Awards

GUS VAN SANT's SEAN PENN-starring movie MILK has swept the board at the San Francisco FIlm Critics Awards - picking up four prizes. The movie, set in the California city, picked up the Best Picture...

Milk Laps Up Critics' Choice Nominations

GUS VAN SANT's SEAN PENN-starring movie MILK and BRAD PITT's new film THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON will lead the way at the 14th Annual Critics' Choice Awards - after landing eight nominations each....

Harvey Milk's Ghost Stops By Film Set

The ghost of assassinated San Francisco, California city supervisor HARVEY MILK haunts the site of the camera store he once owned, according to moviemaker GUS VAN SANT. The director claims that Milk's spirit turned up...

Van Sant Considers Resurrecting Warhol Movie

Film maker GUS VAN SANT is hoping to resurrect a movie about legendary artist ANDY WARHOL - fifteen years after RIVER PHOENIX's death forced him to scrap it. Van Sant wanted Phoenix to play the...

Van Sant Honoured At Gotham

Director GUS VAN SANT will be honoured at New York's forthcoming Gotham Film Festival. Tribute will be paid to Van Sant, along with Penelope Cruz, at the November/December (08) event, where the filmmaker's new movie...

Actor Josh Brolin Arrested After Louisiana Bar Fight

Josh Brolin along with six other men was arrested this weekend after an alleged bar fight in Louisiana.The No Country for Old Men star was detained alongside Casino Royale actor Jeffrey Wright, his co-star in...

By on 14 July 2008

Brolin To Play Bush

Josh Brolin has been lined up to play the lead role in Bush, a film about the life of the current US president.The No Country For Old Men star has been earmarked by Oliver Stone...

By on 21 January 2008

Smells Like A Kurt Cobain Movie

The troubled life of the late Kurt Cobain will soon receive its first official big-screen treatment, it has emerged.Universal Pictures has snapped up the rights to Heavier Than Heaven, Charles Cross' acclaimed biography of the...

By on 20 October 2007

Jury, Critics Agree On Cannes Winner

For a change, the jury at the Cannes Film Festival found itself in agreement with critics as it voted the prestigious Palme d'Or for best film Saturday to the Romanian entry 4 Months, 3 Weeks...

Van Sant Says Filmmakers Using Myspace For Casting

Director Gus Van Sant (Good Will Hunting, Psycho) has indicated that casting directors are increasing turning to such social networking sites as MySpace to cast movies. He said that for his latest film, Paranoid Park,...

Van Sant's Myspace Movie

GUS VAN SANT hired almost the entire cast of his new movie PARANOID PARK on social networking website MySpace. The film adaptation of a Blake Nelson novel follows the story of a 16-year-old skateboarder who...

Moviemaker Van Sant To Undergo Alcohol Treatment

LATEST: Moviemaker GUS VAN SANT has agreed to enter an alcohol diversion programme in a bid to keep his driving license after getting arrested on drink driving charges in December (06). The GOOD WILL HUNTING...

Van Sant Pleads Not Guilty To Driving Charge

Movie maverick GUS VAN SANT has pleaded not guilty to drink driving charges in Oregon. The GOOD WILL HUNTING director was arrested late on 21 December (06) in Portland after police discovered his alcohol limit...

Mcgregor To Play Kurt Cobain?

LATEST: Scottish actor EWAN MCGREGOR is reportedly being lined up to play late NIRVANA frontman KURT COBAIN. Cobain's widow COURTNEY LOVE has acquired the rights to CHARLES CROSS' celebrated biography on her late husband and...

Love Plans Cobain Biopic

COURTNEY LOVE has acquired the rights to CHARLES CROSS' celebrated biography on her late husband KURT COBAIN, HEAVIER THAN HEAVEN, and plans to turn it into a movie. Love is now reportedly in talks with...

Director Van Sant Arrested For Drink Driving

GOOD WILL HUNTING director GUS VAN SANT was arrested early on Thursday morning (21DEC06) for drink driving in Portland, Oregon. Van Sant, 54, was stopped by police in Portland at 1:48 am (local time) and...

Haas Plans Album Debut

WITNESS star LUKAS HAAS is set to follow his appearance in MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE's new video WELCOME TO THE BLACK PARADE by releasing his first album. The former child star plays a dying hospital patient...

Phsycho Screenwriter Stefano Dead At Age 84

Joseph Stefano, who wrote the screenplay for Psycho, Alfred Hitchcock's classic thriller, died Aug. 25 in Thousand Oaks, CA at age 84, according to reports published on Wednesday. He also worked with Gus Van Sant...

Cannes Film Suffers Directors Feud

A film showing at the Cannes Film Festival and starring a host of A-list actors has been overshadowed by a legal battle among its producers. EMMANUEL BENBIHY furiously rejected the final cut of PARIS JE...

Dig! Fails To Lift Dandys Profile In Hometown

American rockers THE DANDY WARHOLS are devastated their successful documentary DIG! raised their profile everywhere except their home town Portland, Oregon. The rockumentary, which follows the band and their rivals BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE over...

Moore Advised Pitt On Cobain Mannerisms

SONIC YOUTH rocker THURSTON MOORE drew on his close friendship with late legend KURT COBAIN in a bid to help actor MICHAEL PITT play his role as a tortured rock star with as much realism...

Van Sant Fears Love Will Find Cobain Film Too Sad

Film-maker GUS VAN SANT has mixed emotions about COURTNEY LOVE seeing his new movie LAST DAYS, because he fears the rocker will be upset by scenes depicting her late husband KURT COBAIN's suicide. MICHAEL...

Grohl Uncertain Of Van Sant's Cobain Film

FOO FIGHTERS frontman DAVE GROHL has dismissed GUS VAN SANT's movie tribute to KURT COBAIN as mere "entertainment" because he fails to see how it can capture the true spirit of the tragic singer....

Cobain Film Inspired By Cheese

A film loosely based on the final days of singer KURT COBAIN's life was inspired by macaroni cheese. At the CANNES FILM FESTIVAL premiere of GUS VAN SANT's rock 'n' roll drama LAST DAYS,...

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