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After 'Fifth Estate' Failure, Bill Condon Is Directing 'Beauty And The Beast'

By Michael West | 5th June 2014

Twilight director Bill Condon is back in the blockbuster business after the disappointment of WikiLeaks drama The Fifth Estate and will director Disney's live-action movie Beauty and the Beast. The news comes after the studio...

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'The Fifth Estate' Is Stinker Of The Year In Movie Flop List [Trailer]

By Lauren James | 27th November 2013

It's been a slippery slope for Bill Condon's The Fifth Estate: first Wikileaks founder Julian Assange denounced the movie, then critics refused to be convinced, it disappointed at the box office and now it has...

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Creepy Twilight Doll Cut From Movie Revealed. Scariest. Thing. Ever.

By Michael West | 6th November 2013

The creepy Twilight doll known only as Chuckesmee was supposed to serve as the love child of Bella and Edward in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2, the final chapter in the vampire...

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Bill Condon Brought In To Rewrite P.t. Barnum Biopic

25th October 2013

Filmmaker Bill Condon is set to rewrite the script for a planned movie musical starring Hugh Jackman as circus showman P.T. Barnum.The X-Men star originally signed on to play the three-ring circus pioneer in The...

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Benedict Cumberbatch 'Thrilled' With The Fifth Estate

12th October 2013

Benedict Cumberbatch is ''thrilled'' with 'The Fifth Estate'.The 37-year-old actor plays WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in the movie and admitted while he enjoyed the role, he was ''terrified'' before he watched the finished product for...

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Was Julian Assange Right About Benedict Cumberbatch's 'The Fifth Estate'?

By Michael West | 10th October 2013

Julian Assange has become pretty annoying. There was a period when the WikiLeaks founder was an intriguing guy. People started calling him a rock and roll star. Now, he's holed away in the Ecuadorean embassy,...

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Benedict Cumberbatch 'Thrilled' With The Fifth Estate

7th October 2013

Benedict Cumberbatch is ''thrilled'' with 'The Fifth Estate'.The 37-year-old actor plays real-life WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in the upcoming thriller and he admitted while he enjoyed the role, he was ''terrified'' before he watched the...

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Wikileaks: The Fifth Estate Is 'Harmful'

19th September 2013

WikiLeaks has branded 'The Fifth Estate' ''irresponsible and harmful''.The non-profit organisation, which is known for its news leaks and publishing of classified documents, has hit back at a new film by Disney and DreamWorks which...

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Ian Mckellen Goes From Sorcerer To Sleuth In Upcoming Sherlock Movie

By Holly Williams | 6th September 2013

Sir Ian McKellen is due to star as an elderly Sherlock Holmes in the movie adaptation of 'A Slight Trick of the Mind', a 2005 novel by Mitch Cullin.'The Hobbit' star has been signed on...

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Ian Mckellen To Play Sherlock Holmes

5th September 2013

Sir Ian McKellen is set to play Sherlock Holmes in a new film.The 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' actor is the latest Hollywood name to tackle the famous private detective on the big screen, signing...

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Ian Mckellen Steps Into Sherlock Holmes' Shoes To Solve His Hardest Case Yet

By Jack de Aguilar | 5th September 2013

It’s official, screen legend Ian McKellen has signed on to play a retired Sherlock Holmes in Bill Condon's A Slight Trick of the Mind. The movie is based on a novel of the same name...

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Oliver Stone Meets Julian Assange, Then Attacks Wikileaks Movies

By Michael West | 11th April 2013

Never far from controversy, Oscar-winning director Oliver Stone has conveniently attacked two forthcoming movies about Julian Assange after meeting the Wikileaks founder at the Ecudorian embassy in London last week. Stone tweeted a picture of...

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Twilight Dominates The Razzies

24th February 2013

'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2' won in seven categories at the 33rd Golden Raspberry Awards in California last night (23.02.13).The vampire series - whose stars Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner and Mackenzie Foy...

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Twilight And Kristen Stewart Win (Lose?) Big At The Razzies

By Lorna Greville  | 24th February 2013

Few movies feel complete without a baddy that you can lavish hate upon, whose own driving negative force encourages the hero to become the hero. Likewise, great movies couldn't be truly great if there weren't...

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Julian Assange Slams Forthcoming Wikileaks Movie

24th January 2013

Julian Assange has blasted WikiLeaks film 'The Fifth Estate'.The disgraced website founder believes Bill Condon's upcoming Hollywood drama about Assange's early days trying to bring confidential government information into the public domain is a ''massive...

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First Look: Benedict Cumberbatch As Julian Assange In Wikileaks Movie (Photo)

By Michael West | 23rd January 2013

It looks as though producers working on the forthcoming WikiLeaks movie The Fifth Estate have well and truly nailed the casting process. Based on the book by Guardian writers David Leigh and Luke Harding, the...

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Wikileaks Movie 'The Fifth Estate' Starring Benedict Cumberbatch Sees First Light

By Lorna Greville  | 22nd January 2013

The contemporary social biopic has dug a niche for itself in popular cinema, spearheaded lately by such movies as The Social Network. They examine the lives of those who have been influential in contemporary history,...

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Razzies Nominations: So, Who Made The Worst Movie Of The Year?

By Michael West | 9th January 2013

It's that time of year again! The nominations for this year's Razzies have been announced, with Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2 - which made a ridiculous $814 million at the box office - leading the...

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Twilight Leads Razzie Nominations

9th January 2013

'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2' leads the Razzie Awards 2013 with a nomination in every category.The conclusion to the teen vampire thriller has earned 11 nods in 10 categories at the 33rd...

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More Ways Found To Suck Blood From Twilight

8th January 2013

Shares of Lionsgate were nudging into record territory in morning trading again today (Tuesday) after the company announced plans to release an extended DVD and Blu-ray editiion of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part...

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Dan Stevens Joins Wikileaks Film

21st December 2012

Dan Stevens has been cast in the WikiLeaks film.The 'Downton Abbey' star - known for playing handsome heir Matthew Crawley in the Emmy Award-winning TV drama - has landed a part in Bill Condon's untitled...

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James Mcavoy Chooses X-men Over Wikileaks Drama - Report

29th November 2012

James Mcavoy's return to the X-Men franchise has forced the Scottish actor to walk away from director Bill Condon's Wikileaks movie.The actor was billed to star alongside Benedict Cumberbatch, who has been cast as...

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Laura Linney To Join Wikileaks Cast?

22nd November 2012

Laura Linney is being lined up to star in the new WikiLeaks film.The 'Love Actually' actress is in talks to join the cast of Bill Condon's upcoming drama about controversial WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, with...

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Elizabeth Reaser: 'Secret Twilight Flash Mob Was Amazing'

7th November 2012

Twilight star Elizabeth Reaser has opened up about the dance sequence the movie vampires choreographed as a treat for director Bill Condon at the end of Breaking Dawn - Part 2.The actress, who plays matriarch...

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Twlight Saga To Conclude With A Dance

4th October 2012

'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part II' will end with a choreographed dance.Nikki Reed has revealed director Bill Condon is planning to include a fun bonus scene after the final credits for fans of the...

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Twilight Director Calls On Fans To Respect Split Stars

8th August 2012

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 director Bill Condon has urged fans of the film series to respect Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart as they work past the heartache of their recent real-life...

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Bill Condon: Kristen Stewart And Robert Pattinson Deserve 'Respect'

8th August 2012

Bill Condon thinks Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson deserve ''respect'' from 'Twilight' fans.'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn' director has urged fans of the popular vampire film franchise to remember that the stars - who play...

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Twilight Director Speaks Out: Is He Team Pattinson Or Stewart?

8th August 2012

Director Bill Condon has spoken out for the first time since his lead stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson found themselves at the center of a media storm after the former admitted to...

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Jeremy Renner Considering Wikileaks Film Role

24th July 2012

Jeremy Renner is in talks to play Julian Assange in a WikiLeaks film.The 'Bourne Legacy' actor has been approached by DreamWorks to play the controversial founder of the international online organisation responsible for leaking government...

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Lisa Cholodenko & Bill Condon Elected To Oscars Board

17th July 2012

The Kids Are All Right director Lisa Cholodenko and the man behind the final two Twilight films, Bill Condon, have been elected to the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and...

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