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James Mangold To Direct Ingrid Bergman Biopic


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The film, set in post-World War Two Paris, is based on author Chris Greenhalgh's 2012 book Seducing Ingrid Bergman, a dramatised account of the stars' real-life romance, which took place while she was still married to Petter Aron Lindstrom.

The project has been in the works for the past two years and Mangold will now help to move the film forward by working with screenwriter Amash Amel to tweak the script.

Casting details and a release date have yet to be revealed.

Hugh Jackman Quits As Wolverine?


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Hugh Jackman has hinted that a third 'Wolverine' movie will be his last.

The 46-year-old actor took to his Instagram account to share a photograph of his hands featuring the comic book character's metal claws which he captioned: ''WOLVERINE ...ONE LAST TIME. HJ''

The news he is to quit playing Wolverine follows reports that Jackman - who also portrays the character in the 'X-Men' franchise - and director James Mangold were in talks to produce a third solo movie focussing on the superhero set for a 2017 release.

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Fox Announces, 'Wolverine,' 'Fantastic Four' Sequels, Plus Mystery Project


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Fox has scheduled three more upcoming Marvel movie dates so that the studios can keep continually churning out new superhero movies in the years ahead. The new films - a Wolverine and a Fantastic Four sequel and a mystery Marvel project - are plotted for release from 2017 and onwards. The next Wolverine is set for March 3, 2017, the Fantastic Four sequel is pencilled in for July 14, 2017, and the last one is due to arrive on July 13, 2018, according to Variety.

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Fox Have Plotted A Release Date For The Next 'Wolverine' Movie, For 2017.

Whilst details on the latter two projects are a lot more vague, it was announced last November that Hugh Jackman will be returning to the role of the iconic mutant for a follow-up to 2013's franchise-boosting The Wolverine alongside director James Mangold.

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Hugh Jackman's Self-imposed Booze Ban


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Hugh Jackman refused to drink while filming 'The Wolverine'.

The hard-working actor was so committed to his role in James Mangold's superhero movie that he wouldn't even let one drop of beer touch his lips during the shoot, shunning everyone's attempts to get him to relax.

Asked what Hugh was like to work with, his personal trainer Michael Ryan said: ''He is the most dedicated and hardworking student I've ever had. He was constantly trying to better himself. Even if it was 5 or 6 am, he never missed a session.

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Hugh Jackman In Talks For Wolverine 3


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Hugh Jackman is in talks for a third 'Wolverine' movie.

The 45-year-old actor and director James Mangold - who helmed 'The Wolverine' this year - have entered negotiations with Twentieth Century Fox about returning for another instalment of the superhero franchise.

According to Deadline, Mangold is in talks with the film corporation about writing another 'Wolverine' film and Lauren Shuler Donner is being lined up to return and produce the film again, after her work on on 2009's 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine' and 2013's 'The Wolverine'.

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'The Wolverine' Dominates Box-Office: But Did You Stay For The Easter Egg?


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So James Mangold's The Wolverine, starring Hugh Jackman, wasn't really that bad in the end. There was brief couple of days when Rotten Tomatoes was filling up with a flurry of bad reviews for the X-Men movie, though the heavyweight critics gave Jackman and company the benefit of the doubt.

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During its opening weekend at the box-office, the movie took a modest $55 million (despite estimates of $80 million) though pulled in $86.1 million internationally to comfortably recoup its budget. In other words, from now on everything that The Wolverine pulls in at the cinema and on DVD and BluRay is pure profit. In other, other, words - it's all been a rather big success.

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X-Men's 'The Wolverine' Opens Moderately In U.S, HUGE Abroad


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The Hugh Jackman X-Men movieThe Wolverine did huge business overseas on its opening weekend, comfortably making back its budget.

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The superhero picture set in Japan opened bigger than any previous X-Men movie abroad, making $86.1 million internationally to add to a modest $55 million domestically. The 20th Century Fox project certainly cannot be considered a flop in the U.S - it still earned the No.1 spot - though it made $10 million less than expected. 

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'The Wolverine' Movie Is Here: So, What Do The Critics Think?


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Set in modern day Japan after the events of X-Men: The Last Stand, The Wolverine will follow its titular knuckle-bladed character as he faces his ultimate nemesis in a battle that will change him forever and leave him more powerful than ever before. There'll be katana-swishing samurais, gangland crime, ancient clans, and bullet train battles as Wolverine's travels take him East to meet new mutants in a role that Hugh Jackman bulked up for by eating "an awful lot of chicken, steak and brown rice" under Dwayne Johnson's advice.

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Hugh Jackman Took Weight-Gaining Advice From Dwayne Johnson.

Set for release over the next few day, the film's already received generally appreciative critical reception but The Guardian's Henry Barnes isn't delighted with the previews, saying "The fights are predictable, the scenery disappointingly drab considering the potential in Tokyo's neon-lit wonder-world," whilst recognising that the shortcomings of the movie could stem from director James Mangold's history of being more qualified as an "actors' director than action man," with films such as Walk The Line, 3:10 To Yuma and Girl, Interrupted under his belt. Barnes also observes that spark and interest could be waning in the X-Men because "the franchise has been snicked into strands so twisted from each other that its getting tough to trace the genealogy."

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Video - Hugh Jackman And James Mangold Discuss 'The Wolverine' At Comic-Con - Part 1


Hugh Jackman and director James Mangold talk about making the movie 'The Wolverine' at a Comic-Con press conference ahead of the film's release.

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The Wolverine - TV Spot


Logan is the mutant Wolverine who, along with a skeleton of adamantium, retractable claws and heightened senses, possesses a healing power that renders him ageless and immortal. To most, this would be a gift, but to Logan it is the biggest curse he could possibly suffer following the death of his beloved Jean Grey and his isolation from other mutants. He is visited by Mariko Yashida who takes him to Japan where her employer insists on repaying him for saving his life many years ago. Logan is offered the chance to surrender his life-saving powers in order for him to live out his life and take comfort in its natural end but, when it comes down to it, it may not have the consequences he hoped for as he is once again deceived and forced to fight to defend the name of the X-Men. Only this time, his chances are running out.

Carrying on from events in 2006's 'X-Men: The Last Stand', 'The Wolverine' returns in a more intense and testing story than ever before. It is the sequel to the 'X-Men' film series based on the Marvel comic books by Chris Claremont and Frank Miller and has been directed by James Mangold ('Girl, Interrupted', 'Walk the Line', 'Cop Land') who also co-wrote the screenplay with Mark Bomback ('Total Recall', 'Die Hard 4.0'), Scott Frank ('Minority Report', 'Marley & Me') and Christopher McQuarrie ('The Usual Suspects', 'The Tourist'). It will come to UK cinemas everywhere on July 15th 2013.

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'The Wolverine' U.K. Film Premiere Held At The Empire Leicester Aquare - Arrivals

James Mangold - 'The Wolverine' U.K. film premiere held at the Empire Leicester Aquare - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 16th July 2013

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'The Wolverine' Press Conference At The Manderin Oriental Hotel

James Mangold, Hugh Jackman and Famke Janssen - 'The Wolverine' press conference at The Manderin Oriental Hotel - New York, NY, United States - Friday 12th July 2013

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James Mangold, Hugh Jackman and Famke Janssen

Hollywood Life Magazine's 7th Annual Breakthrough Of The Year Awards Held At The Music Box - Arrivals

James Mangold and The Music Sunday 9th December 2007 Hollywood Life Magazine's 7th Annual Breakthrough of the Year Awards held at the Music Box - Arrivals Hollywood, California

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James Mangold and The Music
James Mangold and The Music

At The Premiere Of 'Resurrecting The Champ' Held At The The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences - Arrivals

James Mangold and Cathy Konrad - James Mangold and Cathy Konrad Los Angeles, California - at the premiere of 'Resurrecting The Champ' held at the The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences - Arrivals Wednesday 22nd August 2007

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