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Bradley Cooper Set For The Crow Remake?

13th April 2011

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...

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Affleck To Star In The Great Gatsby?

8th April 2011

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...

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Ben Affleck In Talks For The Great Gatsby

8th April 2011

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...

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Jones Was Up For Moulin Rouge Role

17th March 2011

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...

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Bradley Cooper Eager For Role In Baz Luhrmann's Gatsby

15th March 2011

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...

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Bradley Cooper Wants Great Gatsby Role

14th March 2011

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...

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Fascinating Fact 10855

10th February 2011

Director TOM HOOPER and filmmaker BAZ LUHRMANN were among the guests at a dinner in honour of GEOFFREY RUSH's Oscar-nominated performance in THE KING'S SPEECH at New York's Mandarin Oriental Hotel on Tuesday (08Feb11).

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Claire Danes Gives Advice On Staying Fit And Healthy

18th January 2011

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...

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Baz Luhrmann To Shoot Great Gatsby In 3-D?

11th January 2011

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...

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Pete Postlethwaite Was Best Actor In The World Declared Spielberg

4th January 2011

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...

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Carey Mulligan Gets Role In Shame

30th November 2010

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...

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Carey Mulligan Gets The Great Gatsby Role

16th November 2010

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....

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Mulligan Will Play Dicaprio's Lover In Great Gatsby

16th November 2010

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...

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Lively All Set For Great Gatsby After Lunch With Leonardo?

4th November 2010

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...

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Musical Expert Baz Luhrmann

23rd October 2010

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...

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Luhrmann Wants To Direct Glee

11th October 2010

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...

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Luhrmann Bringing Strictly Ballroom Back To The Stage

24th September 2010

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...

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Luhrmann To Share Musical Tips At New York Festival

26th August 2010

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...

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Stephen Dorff Signs For War Of The Gods

31st March 2010

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...

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Luhrmann To Paint Wall Mural In India

26th January 2010

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...

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Kristin Davis' Shakespeare Ambition

27th December 2009

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...

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Luhrmann Honoured In Australia

19th November 2009

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...

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Luhrmann Honoured At Film Ceremony

19th November 2009

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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Kidman And Jackman Snubbed At Afi Awards

29th October 2009

BAZ LUHRMANN's epic AUSTRALIA has been nominated for six Australian Film Institute awards - but stars NICOLE KIDMAN and HUGH JACKMAN have been passed over for the country's most prestigious ceremony.The $130 million (£81 million)...

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Fascinating Fact 8048

25th September 2009

MOULIN ROUGE! and AUSTRALIA director BAZ LUHRMANN is to sit in for absent dancing expert Len Goodman when the Dancing With The Stars judge takes a week off from the U.S. show next week (beg28Sep09).

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Streep & Streisand Snubbed Luhrmann's Oscars Number

6th April 2009

BARBRA STREISAND and MERYL STREEP snubbed moviemaker BAZ LUHRMANN and HUGH JACKMAN when the AUSTRALIA duo asked the ladies to perform at the Oscars. Luhrmann approached the divas and asked them to participate in the big...

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Luhrmann Eyes Knowles/jackman Movie Musical

25th March 2009

Filmmaker BAZ LUHRMANN is desperate to team BEYONCE KNOWLES and HUGH JACKMAN for a new movie musical after directing the stars for a medley of showtunes at the Oscars. Knowles and Jackman whizzed through renditions of...

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Australia Becomes Homeland's Second Biggest Hit

27th February 2009

BAZ LUHRMANN's World War II epic AUSTRALIA has become the the country's second highest grossing film of all time - despite the picture receiving a string of negative reviews. The Moulin Rouge director spent four years...

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Fascinating Fact 6778

5th February 2009

The JONAS BROTHERS have asked Aussie filmmaker BAZ LUHRMANN to direct their next video. Joe Jonas, who appeared in the Australia director's 2003 Broadway production of La Boheme, tells Entertainment Weekly magazine, "We tried to...

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Jackman Calls On Luhrmann's Help For Oscars

26th January 2009

HUGH JACKMAN has enlisted the help of his AUSTRALIA director BAZ LUHRMANN as he prepares to host the Oscars. The first non-American to present the Academy Awards has asked Luhrmann and his wife Catherine Martin to...

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