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Bond Bosses Dismiss Writer Troubles

BOND bosses have dismissed rumours the next 007 movie is in trouble following reports screenwriter PETER MORGAN quit the project after the appointment of director SAM MENDES.Morgan, who penned screenplays for critically-acclaimed films including Frost/Nixon...

Screenwriter Apologises For Battlefield Earth

The man who penned the screenplay for JOHN TRAVOLTA's 2000 flop BATTLEFIELD EARTH has apologised to film fans - for writing it.J.D. Shapiro's treatment became the film that was voted the Worst Movie of the...

Milius Takes Aim At Red Dawn Remake

Moviemaker JOHN MILIUS has blasted plans to remake action film RED DAWN - because the original is only 25 years old.Milius, who directed and co-wrote the original, is not part of MGM's planned revamp -...

Hollywood Casting Director Rich Dies

Hollywood talent scout SHIRLEY RICH, who cast SEAN PENN, TOM CRUISE and JUDD HIRSCH early in their careers, has died. She was 87.Rich, who worked in casting for Rodgers and Hammerstein and MGM and famed...

Robocop On Hold

DARREN ARONOFSKY’s upcoming ROBOCOP reboot has reportedly been put on hold.The director is planning to remake the 1987 sci-fi film, which starred Peter Weller, but speculation about the movie's future was sparked when the release...

Taylor Wept With Joy At This Is It Screening

Screen legend ELIZABETH TAYLOR has poured her heart out in an emotional tribute to her late pal MICHAEL JACKSON, hailing his concert rehearsal movie THIS IS IT as the "most brilliant piece of filmmaking" she...

Dame Elizabeth Gives Jackson's This Is It Film The Thumbs Up

DAME ELIZABETH TAYLOR has become one of the first people to see the much-anticipated MICHAEL JACKSON concert rehearsal movie THIS IS IT - she sat through a screening of the film at the weekend (17-18Oct09).The...

Movie Maverick Melnick Dead At 77

Emmy Award-winning movie maverick DANIEL MELNICK has died after battling lung cancer. He was 77.The former head of production at MGM and Columbia studios made his name by signing off on bold and often controversial...

Parker Hates Fame Remake

FAME director SIR ALAN PARKER is appalled by a modern remake of his classic film, insisting he never gave permission for the new version to be made.Studio bosses maintain they consulted Parker before shooting this...

Hollywood Writer/producer Berg Dies After Fall

The patriarch of Hollywood's Berg family, DICK BERG, has died after a fall at his home in Los Angeles. He was 87.A TV and movie writer and producer, Berg died on Tuesday (01Sep09). Born in...

Munchkin Mickey Carroll Dead At 89

MICKEY CARROLL, one of the last surviving Munchkins from the movie THE WIZARD OF OZ, has died. The former actor, born Michael Finocchiaro, died on Thursday (07May09), two months shy of his 90th birthday. Born in...

Cruise And Washington Sign Up For New Spy Thriller

Hollywood superstars TOM CRUISE and DENZEL WASHINGTON are joining forces to star in a new thriller - written by the brains behind the BOURNE trilogy. The pair will play rival spies who team up to take...

Phantom Star Foster Dies

SUSANNA FOSTER, the star of 1943's PHANTOM OF THE OPERA movie has died. The singer/actress died of heart failure at the Lillian Booth Actors Home in Englewood, New Jersey on Saturday (17Jan09). She was 84....

Pellicano Sentenced To 15 Years For Wiretapping

Hollywood private detective ANTHONY PELLICANO has been sentenced to 15 years in jail for his part in the wiretapping scheme involving the ex-wife of MGM studios mogul KIRK KERKORIAN. Pellicano and revered Hollywood lawyer Terry...

Hollywood Lawyer Sentenced In Pellicano Wiretapping Case

A revered Hollywood lawyer was sentenced to three years in jail on Monday (24Nov08) for his part in the wiretapping scheme involving the ex-wife of MGM studios mogul KIRK KERKORIAN. Terry Christensen and Hollywood private...

Farrellys Ready For Three Stooges Movie

Filmmakers THE FARRELLY BROTHERS are planning to bring American comedy legends THE THREE STOOGES back to life in a new movie. The vaudeville troupe - specialising in slapstick comedy - graced theatres, TV and cinema...

Cruise's United Artists To Retain $500 Million Film-financing Deal

TOM CRUISE's United Artists (UA) studio will retain its $500 million (GBP270.3million) film-financing fund despite a Wall Street meltdown reportedly putting the deal in jeapordy. Financial services firm Merrill Lynch offered UA the sum at...

Mgm 'Not For Sale"

Bosses at Hollywood giant MGM have blasted reports the studio is for sale. A recent news item in BusinessWeek magazine suggested MGM backers were attempting to offload the company. But a statement given to Daily...

Mgm Backs Cruise

LATEST: Bosses at MGM studios have given their backing to TOM CRUISE - insisting the Hollywood actor is perfectly capable of running United Artists (UA) on his own. Cruise and his production partner Paula Wagner...

Wagner Quits United Artists

LATEST: TOM CRUISE's production partner PAULA WAGNER has confirmed she is to leave United Artists (UA). The pair stepped in to take over the film company, running it on behalf of MGM studios, in 2006...

Wagner To Quit United Artists?

TOM CRUISE's production partner PAULA WAGNER is in talks to leave the company the pair have been running for MGM. Trade publication Daily Variety claims Wagner has plans to leave United Artists and concentrate on...

Cruise's Valkyrie Delayed Again

TOM CRUISE's German war drama VALKYRIE has been delayed for a second time - with the film now pushed back to 2009. The movie - the second from the United Artists studio, which Cruise runs...

First Thalberg Oscar To Be Sold Online

The Oscar producer DARRYL F. ZANUCK won in 1938 is to be auctioned off online. The first Irving Thalberg Memorial Award ever presented, Zanuck's statuette is expected to fetch upwards of $150,000 (GBP75,000) when it...

Cruise's United Artists Strikes Deal With Wga

TOM CRUISE's movie studio has made a breakthrough with striking writers after agreeing a deal with the picketers to allow people to go back to work on feature films. United Artists, owned by the actor...

Craig Denies New 007 Contract

Actor DANIEL CRAIG has denied reports he has signed a $67 million (GBP33.5 million) deal tying him to the JAMES BOND franchise for a further four films. Reports surfaced last month (Oct07), claiming Craig had...

Cruise Studio Ua Lands Cash Windfall

TOM CRUISE's film fortunes have just been given a big boost - bosses financial firm Merrill Lynch have handed over $500 million (GBP250 million) to the movie star's United Artists company. The news of the...

Turturro To Self-distribute Romance + Cigarettes

Actor-director JOHN TURTURRO will distribute his movie ROMANCE + CIGARETTES with his own money, after a studio takeover left it on the scrap-head. The musical was made in 2004 with an ensemble cast including James...

Turturro To Self-distribute Romance + Cigarettes

Actor-director JOHN TURTURRO will distribute his movie ROMANCE + CIGARETTES with his own money, after a studio takeover left it on the scrap-head. The musical was made in 2004 with an ensemble cast including James...

Cruise's Plan For The Birdcage Sequel

TOM CRUISE and producing partner PAULA WAGNER are to make a sequel to the 1996 classic The Birdcage. The Hollywood actor's studio United Artists will produce the second installment of the MGM film about a...

Cruise: 'Childhood Inspired Me To Make Films'

Hollywood actor TOM CRUISE's intense drive for success stems from his poor childhood and love of the movies. The actor and boss of studio United Artists spoke of his upbringing during a conference with the...

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