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Robbin Williams: The Rocky Road To Mrs Doubtfire 2

By Charlotte Court | 18th August 2014

When acting legend Robin Williams tragically passed away on 11 August, he left behind three adult children, a wife and a legion of fans heartbroken at the loss of such a talent. He also left...

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'Mrs. Doubtfire' Cast Reluctant For Sequel: A Cash Cow For Robin Williams?

By Lauren James | 18th April 2014

The news that a Mrs. Doubtfire sequel is definitely in the works 21 years after the 1993 comedy classic has been met mostly with hearty cries of "hooray" and reminiscing about the movie's poofy early...

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Mara Wilson Rules Out Mrs Doubtfire Sequel

18th April 2014

Mara Wilson has no ''interest'' in reprising her role for the 'Mrs. Doubtfire' sequel. The former child star, who played daughter Natalie Hillard in the 1993 hit film, has ruled out her chances of joining...

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'Mrs Doubtfire' Sequel? Robin Williams To Don Wig And Fake Boobs Once More!

By Lauren James | 17th April 2014

Robin Williams is set to reprise his role in the surprise sequel to the 1993 comedy, Mrs. Doubtfire, which will reportedly be directed by the original's Chris Columbus, according to THR. 21 years after the...

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Robin Williams To Play Mrs. Doubtfire Again?

17th April 2014

Robin Williams could be set to reprise his role as 'Mrs. Doubtfire'.The 62-year-old actor and Chris Columbus, who directed the original 1993 hit comedy, are both attached to a sequel with the script being penned...

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Corey Feldman Echoes Richard Donner: 'The Goonies' Sequel Is "Close" To Becoming A Reality

By Elinor Cosgrave | 7th April 2014

Director Richard Donner unofficially confirmed he was working on a sequel to the hit 1985 children's classic, The Goonies, on Saturday (5th April). Although rumors have circulated for years, he stated the project was being...

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'The Goonies' Director, Richard Donner, Unofficially Confirms A Sequel Is In The Works

By Elinor Cosgrave | 6th April 2014

Director Richard Donner announced to an unsuspecting photographer that he is making a sequel to the hit 1985 children's adventure film, The Goonies.Richard Donner with his wife Lauren Shuler Donner at an AFI event honouring...

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Emma Watson Says Harry Potter Was Tough For Directors

24th March 2014

Emma Watson says 'Harry Potter' was a ''huge burden'' for its directors.The actress played Hermione Granger in the wizard saga, and she admitted the filmmakers across the series - Chris Columbus, Alfonso Cuarón, Mike Newell...

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Chris Columbus Writes Debut Novel

25th April 2013

Director Chris Columbus is moving into literature after writing his debut novel for young adults.The Home Alone filmmaker has co-written a book with author Ned Vizzini, entitled House of Secrets, which he hopes will be...

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Casting Bosses On The Hunt For Young Jesus For New Movie

15th November 2012

Casting agents are on the hunt for the new Jesus Christ to lead the cast in Chris Columbus' adaptation of Anne Rice's book Christ The Lord: Out Of Egypt.Bosses at Columbus' 1492 Pictures acquired the...

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Director Chris Columbus To Turn Comic Magazine Into Creepy Film

13th July 2012

Filmmaker Chris Columbus is set to produce a new horror movie based on classic American comic magazine Creepy.The director, who brought the first two Harry Potter books to life on the big screen, unveiled the...

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Columbus Follows Rowling Inspiration And Writes Teen Book Series

6th January 2012

Moviemaker Chris Columbus appears to have been heavily inspired by J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter books - he has penned his own children's novel.The Home Alone director, who stepped behind the camera for the first two...

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Daniel Radcliffe Initially Refused Harry Potter Audition

23rd November 2011

Daniel Radcliffe's parents turned down his chance to audition for 'Harry Potter'.The British actor shot to fame after portraying the boy wizard in all eight movies in the series but he almost didn't get the...

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Daniel Radcliffe Almost Missed Out On Potter

22nd November 2011

Daniel Radcliffe almost missed out on the role of Harry Potter because his parents were worried it would disrupt his life too much.The 22-year-old actor played the schoolboy wizard in all eight 'Harry Potter' movies...

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Fascinating Fact 12369

9th November 2011

Harry Potter director Chris Columbus has signed on to direct a TV remake of hit U.S. western series The Rifleman. The moviemaker will direct the first episode of the reboot if the show, which was...

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Emma Stone Would Be A 'Great' Director

10th August 2011

Emma Stone could become a "great" director if she wants to step behind the camera.Chris Columbus, the producer of Emma's new movie 'The Help', was very impressed with the 22-year-old actress on the set of...

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Harry Potter Stars Tested Columbus On Set

12th July 2011

British actor Matthew Lewis and his Harry Potter co-stars risked the wrath of director Chris Columbus on the early wizard movies - because they were always "messing and joking around" during filming.Lewis was a pre-teen...

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Percy Jackson Wins Olympian Victory On Home Video

9th July 2010

The debut of 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment's Percy Jackson & the Olympians The Lightning Thief won the trifecta last week. It was the top DVD seller on the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart,...

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Columbus Quit Acting After Humbling Home Alone Experience

2nd March 2010

Moviemaker CHRIS COLUMBUS gave up his acting dreams after watching his onscreen skills in action while making HOME ALONE.The beloved director of films like Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the...

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16th February 2010

"I watch the films and it is very bittersweet. I spent four years with Dan (Daniel Radcliffe), Rupert (Grint) and Emma (Watson) and the films are just wonderful. It's bittersweet and very surreal seeing them...

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Harry Potter Director: 'Lerman Would Make A Fantastic Spider-man'

8th February 2010

Moviemaker CHRIS COLUMBUS has given teenager LOGAN LERMAN a huge boost in his battle to become the next SPIDER-MAN, insisting the newcomer would be the perfect replacement for TOBEY MAGUIRE.Lerman is the star of the...

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Fascinating Fact 6962

6th March 2009

Comic book WELCOME TO HOXFORD is coming to the big screen - the film rights have been purchased by director CHRIS COLUMBUS' 1492 Entertainment. The script for werewolf story will be penned by 30 DAYS...

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Columbus' Torment Over Grant's Arrest

27th March 2006

Film-maker CHRIS COLUMBUS has broken his 11-year silence over his NINE MONTHS star HUGH GRANT's infamous liaison with prostitute DIVINE BROWN, claiming the actor's arrest "hurt" the film's box office takings. The HARRY POTTER AND...

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Columbus: `Rent Has A Big Aids Message For Kids'

19th November 2005

Director CHRIS COLUMBUS hopes teenagers dash out to see his new movie musical RENT because he's convinced it will put them off having unsafe sex and taking drugs and protect them from Aids. The...

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Gilliam Vows Never To Direct Harry Potter

7th November 2005

Veteran film-maker TERRY GILLIAM has vowed never to direct a future HARRY POTTER film after being passed over for the first two instalments. The former MONTY PYTHON star was "enthusiastic" and "excited" about making...

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Directorial Duel

26th October 2005

Heavyweight Hollywood directors QUENTIN TARANTINO and CHRIS COLUMBUS almost came to blows during a heated row last year (04). Tarantino let slip about the battle during last week's (18-24OCT05) Hollywood Film Festival, reports the...

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Gilliam Still Upset About Harry Potter Snub

30th August 2005

British film-maker TERRY GILLIAM is still bitter about being snubbed as the director of the first two HARRY POTTER movies. The eccentric former MONTY PYTHON star felt sure he had landed the dream job...

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Reynolds Stuck Over Comic Book Characters

6th April 2005

VAN WILDER star RYAN REYNOLDS is facing a tough movie choice - whether to play THE FLASH or THE SUB-MARINER. The movie star, who is engaged to rocker ALANIS MORISSETTE, is the favourite to...

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