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Director Danny Boyle is dating Sin City actress Rosario Dawson.
In pictures obtained by Britain's Daily Mail newspaper, the Slumdog Millionaire filmmaker, who served as creative director of the London 2012 Olympics opening ceremony, is seen walking hand in hand with Dawson as he kisses her on the lips in the seaside town of Brighton, England, on Friday (03Aug12).
Boyle, 55, met Dawson when he cast her in his latest film Trance.
And the actress, who is 22 years his junior, already appears to be enjoying the perks of dating a Hollywood director as she was given a prime spot to view the Olympics opening ceremony last month (27Jul12).
Dawson took to her Twitter.com page on the night to post an image from the stadium in London's Stratford, adding the words, "What an amazing honor to witness the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics!!"
Dawson previously dated Sex and the City hunk Jason Lewis for two years before splitting in 2006.


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Dream Team: Danny Boyle And Leonardo DiCaprio For Steve Jobs Biopic 4167813 News

Dream team Leonardo DiCaprio and Danny Boyle may be teaming up once again to work on the Aaron Sorkin-written biopic of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. Gatsby actor Leonardo DiCaprio has previously worked with English film director Boyle on the 2000 film The Beach, so the pair are already well acquainted with one another and have proven successes in their back catalogue.

Danny Boyle Steve Jobs Danny Boyle will be picking up the Steve Jobs biopic now David Fincher is out

DiCaprio is said to be Boyle's top choice to play Jobs, the Apple co-founder who passed away in 2011 following complications from pancreatic cancer, which he had been suffering with for many years. There has been a lot of buzz surrounding the upcoming biopic, particularly since director David Fincher, who had been pegged to direct, passed on the role. Fincher was said to have been desperate to cast Oscar-winner Christian Bale in the role, a choice many fans had concurred with. Fincher dropped out of the project due to salary dispute and issues over creative control, and with him the possibility that Bale will don Jobs’ signature black polo neck and glasses.

It seems as though the biopic will be a very director/actor driven project, with potential director’s intent of scoring the role for an actor that they are personally invested in. While Boyle seems set on landing DiCaprio for the role, the actor has just signed up to star in Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s new thriller The Revenant, so it seems as though he would be unable to start filming the Jobs project for some time.

The biopic, which was inspired by Walter Isaacson’s biography of Jobs will be eagerly anticipated, particularly since the failure of 2013’s jOBS, starring Ashton Kutcher. The film bombed with critics and viewers alike, who felt it failed to truly capture the genius, personality and essence of Jobs. We’ve no doubt Emmy winning Aaron Sorkin will have penned a superb script that makes up for the failings of the previous Steve Jobs movie. Sorkin's previous films, which include The Social Network and Charlie Wilson’s War, fill us with hope that Jobs may finally get the big screen representation that he deserves.

DiCaprio Boyle Jobs Danny Boyle is said to want Leonardo DiCaprio to play the lead role in the Steve Jobs film

While DiCaprio may seem like a strange choice compared to Christian Bale who really looked the part, his track record shows that he is adept at becoming any role. His past biopic roles as both Howard Hughes in The Aviator and Hoover in J. Edgar more than attest to this. Let’s just hope these two can stick to the project, with the loss of Fincher and (potentially) Bale things were starting to look a little shaky.

MORE: Danny Boyle, Leonardo DiCaprio for Steve Jobs biopic

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Watch the trailer for Danny Boyle's film 127 Hours
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Dream team Leonardo DiCaprio and Danny Boyle may be teaming up once again to work on the Aaron Sorkin-written biopic of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. Gatsby actor Leonardo DiCaprio has previously worked with English film director Boyle on the 2000 film The Beach, so the pair are already well acquainted with one another and have proven successes in their back catalogue.

Danny Boyle Steve Jobs Danny Boyle will be picking up the Steve Jobs biopic now David Fincher is out

DiCaprio is said to be Boyle's top choice to play Jobs, the Apple co-founder who passed away in 2011 following complications from pancreatic cancer, which he had been suffering with for many years. There has been a lot of buzz surrounding the upcoming biopic, particularly since director David Fincher, who had been pegged to direct, passed on the role. Fincher was said to have been desperate to cast Oscar-winner Christian Bale in the role, a choice many fans had concurred with. Fincher dropped out of the project due to salary dispute and issues over creative control, and with him the possibility that Bale will don Jobs’ signature black polo neck and glasses.

It seems as though the biopic will be a very director/actor driven project, with potential director’s intent of scoring the role for an actor that they are personally invested in. While Boyle seems set on landing DiCaprio for the role, the actor has just signed up to star in Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s new thriller The Revenant, so it seems as though he would be unable to start filming the Jobs project for some time.

The biopic, which was inspired by Walter Isaacson’s biography of Jobs will be eagerly anticipated, particularly since the failure of 2013’s jOBS, starring Ashton Kutcher. The film bombed with critics and viewers alike, who felt it failed to truly capture the genius, personality and essence of Jobs. We’ve no doubt Emmy winning Aaron Sorkin will have penned a superb script that makes up for the failings of the previous Steve Jobs movie. Sorkin's previous films, which include The Social Network and Charlie Wilson’s War, fill us with hope that Jobs may finally get the big screen representation that he deserves.

DiCaprio Boyle Jobs Danny Boyle is said to want Leonardo DiCaprio to play the lead role in the Steve Jobs film

While DiCaprio may seem like a strange choice compared to Christian Bale who really looked the part, his track record shows that he is adept at becoming any role. His past biopic roles as both Howard Hughes in The Aviator and Hoover in J. Edgar more than attest to this. Let’s just hope these two can stick to the project, with the loss of Fincher and (potentially) Bale things were starting to look a little shaky.

MORE: Danny Boyle, Leonardo DiCaprio for Steve Jobs biopic

MORE: Danny Boyle "Slumdog Millionaire kids are thriving"

Watch the trailer for Danny Boyle's film 127 Hours
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26th April 2014 3809837
Leonardo DiCaprio Odds-On For Steve Jobs Biopic, Danny Boyle Favourite To Direct 4163659 News

It’s all going on. Sony have revealed plans to make a film surround the late Steve Jobs’ life; Leonardo DiCaprio is favourite to play the former CEO and Danny Boyle is leading the pack to direct with David Fincher following closely behind.

Leonardo DiCaprioLeo doing a spot of shopping

Of course, every time DiCaprio is even linked with a role, the same question is asked: Will Leonardo finally win an Oscar for his role in ‘insert movie here’. And this time is no different. 

In fact, some betting outlets are even offering odds on DiCaprio finally getting his hands on a golden statuette after missing out year upon year. Come on, how many times have you read, ‘The Best Actors Without an Oscar,’ and Leo’s nestled at the top?

More: Leonardo DiCaprio Busts A Move At Coachella: But Is It Really Him? [Video] 

“DiCaprio’s” Oscar glory has yet to come and we have odds at 33/1 for him to finally secure a little golden man for his portrayal of one of the world’s most idolised business men,” said Paddy Power in a statement. 

For some reason, Ashton Kutcher, who has already starred as Jobs in a biopic, is actually on the list of odds. He’s sitting at 25/1, which would represent a tidy win, if it were at all possible following the terrible mess that was Joshua Michael Stern’s ‘Jobs’. 

More: Leonardo Dicaprio's Next Movie Is 'The Revenant', Here's What We Know 

With Boyle favourite to direct at 1/5, we’d suggest Fincher at 7/2 is a better bet. He helmed the hugely impressive ‘Social Network’, which saw Jesse Eisenberg play the role of Mark Zuckerberg in a beautifully shot, wonderfully crafted depiction of the phenomenon that is Facebook.

Either way, the exciting news that Sony are making a film about Steve Jobs, and will be sure to capture the zeitgeist surrounding Apple’s resurgence is the exciting news here, but we can’t help getting caught up in the whole Leo for Jobs thing, either. 

Watch Leo and Martin Scorsese at 2014 National Board of Review Awards Gala
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It’s all going on. Sony have revealed plans to make a film surround the late Steve Jobs’ life; Leonardo DiCaprio is favourite to play the former CEO and Danny Boyle is leading the pack to direct with David Fincher following closely behind.

Leonardo DiCaprioLeo doing a spot of shopping

Of course, every time DiCaprio is even linked with a role, the same question is asked: Will Leonardo finally win an Oscar for his role in ‘insert movie here’. And this time is no different. 

In fact, some betting outlets are even offering odds on DiCaprio finally getting his hands on a golden statuette after missing out year upon year. Come on, how many times have you read, ‘The Best Actors Without an Oscar,’ and Leo’s nestled at the top?

More: Leonardo DiCaprio Busts A Move At Coachella: But Is It Really Him? [Video] 

“DiCaprio’s” Oscar glory has yet to come and we have odds at 33/1 for him to finally secure a little golden man for his portrayal of one of the world’s most idolised business men,” said Paddy Power in a statement. 

For some reason, Ashton Kutcher, who has already starred as Jobs in a biopic, is actually on the list of odds. He’s sitting at 25/1, which would represent a tidy win, if it were at all possible following the terrible mess that was Joshua Michael Stern’s ‘Jobs’. 

More: Leonardo Dicaprio's Next Movie Is 'The Revenant', Here's What We Know 

With Boyle favourite to direct at 1/5, we’d suggest Fincher at 7/2 is a better bet. He helmed the hugely impressive ‘Social Network’, which saw Jesse Eisenberg play the role of Mark Zuckerberg in a beautifully shot, wonderfully crafted depiction of the phenomenon that is Facebook.

Either way, the exciting news that Sony are making a film about Steve Jobs, and will be sure to capture the zeitgeist surrounding Apple’s resurgence is the exciting news here, but we can’t help getting caught up in the whole Leo for Jobs thing, either. 

Watch Leo and Martin Scorsese at 2014 National Board of Review Awards Gala
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22nd April 2014 4142296
Danny Boyle Is Perfect for Steve Jobs Movie - But Leonardo DiCaprio? 4163467 News

Danny Boyle is in talks to direct Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs movie, which could be a masterstroke given the script's original and unusual narrative. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Boyle will replace David Fincher on the high profile biopic, which plays out in only three scenes.

Danny BoyleDanny Boyle Could Helm the Apple Movie

Boyle is perhaps the obvious choice to helm the project, though reports suggesting Leonardo DiCaprio could play the late Apple founder have raised eyebrows. Fincher originally left the project over his aggressive salary demands, though he also wanted Sony to nail down Christian Bale for the project. The studio did not comply, and speculation suggests they are eyeing Wolf of Wall Street star DiCaprio.

Though clearly an actor of considerable skill and the star power to sell the movie, DiCaprio has no obvious likeness to Jobs and is yet to work with Sorkin's material - the man responsible for The West Wing, The Social Network and The Newsroom. 

The Jobs movie could mark a reteaming of DiCaprio and Boyle, who worked together on The Beach in 2000. Sources still caution that deals are yet to be done, and DiCaprio - who lost out on the Oscar for Best Actor to Matthew McConaughey in March - recently committed to star in Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's thriller The Revenant. That movie starts in September. 

Boyle's schedule looks pretty empty, though he will direct the Trainspotting sequel Porno, with Ewan McGregor. 

More: Will 'The Revenant' be Leonardo DiCaprio's Oscar winning movie?

More: David Fincher leaves 'Jobs' movie after ridiculous wage demands

Watch footage of Leonardo DiCaprio shooting a scene from Wolf of Wall Street:
3255020-0;noautoplay; Leonardo DiCaprio Shoots Scene On Wolf of Wall Street Set - 12.09.2012 18:57:17

Danny Boyle is in talks to direct Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs movie, which could be a masterstroke given the script's original and unusual narrative. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Boyle will replace David Fincher on the high profile biopic, which plays out in only three scenes.

Danny BoyleDanny Boyle Could Helm the Apple Movie

Boyle is perhaps the obvious choice to helm the project, though reports suggesting Leonardo DiCaprio could play the late Apple founder have raised eyebrows. Fincher originally left the project over his aggressive salary demands, though he also wanted Sony to nail down Christian Bale for the project. The studio did not comply, and speculation suggests they are eyeing Wolf of Wall Street star DiCaprio.

Though clearly an actor of considerable skill and the star power to sell the movie, DiCaprio has no obvious likeness to Jobs and is yet to work with Sorkin's material - the man responsible for The West Wing, The Social Network and The Newsroom. 

The Jobs movie could mark a reteaming of DiCaprio and Boyle, who worked together on The Beach in 2000. Sources still caution that deals are yet to be done, and DiCaprio - who lost out on the Oscar for Best Actor to Matthew McConaughey in March - recently committed to star in Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's thriller The Revenant. That movie starts in September. 

Boyle's schedule looks pretty empty, though he will direct the Trainspotting sequel Porno, with Ewan McGregor. 

More: Will 'The Revenant' be Leonardo DiCaprio's Oscar winning movie?

More: David Fincher leaves 'Jobs' movie after ridiculous wage demands

Watch footage of Leonardo DiCaprio shooting a scene from Wolf of Wall Street:
3255020-0;noautoplay; Leonardo DiCaprio Shoots Scene On Wolf of Wall Street Set - 12.09.2012 18:57:17

22nd April 2014 4142296
Babylon Hits Channel 4 - Has The Danny Boyle Comedy/Drama Impressed? 4060803 News

Danny Boyles name is enough to get people up and interested in a new project, so when his new TV series, Babylon – on Channel 4 – was announced, attention was fixed firmly on the police comedy-drama. But has he managed to make the grade with the critics?

Babylon

The show centres on the concept of spin within the police force as one of the UK’s most controversial institutions tries to cover up – or at least spin – some pretty bad press. Bringing in Instagram’s PR maestro is the Metropolitan Police’s way of changing their public façade.

But despite a contemporary, hotly discussed and emotive subject matter, not everyone was agreed on Babylon’s merits. Expecting a biting, satirical ‘dramedy’, most critics were surprised to find themselves empathising with certain characters, and lamenting love interests between others. That said, the reviews were certainly slanted with positivity.

“Does Garvey’s background in social media and faith in “transparency” adequately equip her to deal with such a shambles?” ask The Independent. “Unfortunately, the answer seemed to be yes. Unfortunate, because spotless professionalism doesn’t sit well in a British workplace dramedy, and because Armstrong and Bain’s best characters have always been incompetents – the cowardly Mark and the vain JP,” added Ellen E Jones in her review.

“The only dud note for me was the teeing up of a potential romance between Miller and Garvey, which was an extraneous bit of romantic fluff in an otherwise streamlined show,” said Rebecca Nicholson of The Guardian. “But Babylon is not the vicious satire that some had anticipated. It's too funny, too human. Viewers are even led to empathise with the armed officer returned too quickly to duty after shooting an unarmed suspect, which is a brave thing to ask, given recent events.”

James Nesbitt in BabylonJames Nesbitt in Babylon

The Telegraph’s Ben Lawrence decided the show deserved 3 stars, suggesting “Channel 4's Babylon would have worked better without Danny Boyle,” in his review. “While it had many strengths, Babylon was not quite as great as the sum of its parts and the problem lay in Boyle’s direction. He may be Britain’s most-lauded director but his filter of coolness was at odds with the very British, rather dyspeptic dialogue of Bain and Armstrong.”

Danny Boyles name is enough to get people up and interested in a new project, so when his new TV series, Babylon – on Channel 4 – was announced, attention was fixed firmly on the police comedy-drama. But has he managed to make the grade with the critics?

Babylon

The show centres on the concept of spin within the police force as one of the UK’s most controversial institutions tries to cover up – or at least spin – some pretty bad press. Bringing in Instagram’s PR maestro is the Metropolitan Police’s way of changing their public façade.

But despite a contemporary, hotly discussed and emotive subject matter, not everyone was agreed on Babylon’s merits. Expecting a biting, satirical ‘dramedy’, most critics were surprised to find themselves empathising with certain characters, and lamenting love interests between others. That said, the reviews were certainly slanted with positivity.

“Does Garvey’s background in social media and faith in “transparency” adequately equip her to deal with such a shambles?” ask The Independent. “Unfortunately, the answer seemed to be yes. Unfortunate, because spotless professionalism doesn’t sit well in a British workplace dramedy, and because Armstrong and Bain’s best characters have always been incompetents – the cowardly Mark and the vain JP,” added Ellen E Jones in her review.

“The only dud note for me was the teeing up of a potential romance between Miller and Garvey, which was an extraneous bit of romantic fluff in an otherwise streamlined show,” said Rebecca Nicholson of The Guardian. “But Babylon is not the vicious satire that some had anticipated. It's too funny, too human. Viewers are even led to empathise with the armed officer returned too quickly to duty after shooting an unarmed suspect, which is a brave thing to ask, given recent events.”

James Nesbitt in BabylonJames Nesbitt in Babylon

The Telegraph’s Ben Lawrence decided the show deserved 3 stars, suggesting “Channel 4's Babylon would have worked better without Danny Boyle,” in his review. “While it had many strengths, Babylon was not quite as great as the sum of its parts and the problem lay in Boyle’s direction. He may be Britain’s most-lauded director but his filter of coolness was at odds with the very British, rather dyspeptic dialogue of Bain and Armstrong.”

10th February 2014 3809837
What Can We Find Out About Fergie's Fledglings In 'Class Of '92?' 3977262 News

Six of Manchester United's most famous player of the modern era - David Beckham, Nicky Butt, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes and Phil and Gary Neville - star in their very own biopic, detailing the rise of one of the finest batch of homegrown players to emerge in Europe in recent years. Class of 92 chronicles the rise and rise of the six players, who guided Manchester United to glory in the 1990's and went on to influence a generation of would-be footballers.

Class of 92
Giggs, Butt, Becks, Phil Neville, Scholesy and Gary Neville star in the biopic

"There will be a few tears in there from my mum I'm sure," Beckham said on the red carpet for the film's premiere over the weekend (via Sky News). He continued, referring to the wider aspects covered in the documentary, "There was so much going on; there was Oasis, The Stone Roses, the Hacienda; all these great things that were going on in Manchester."

Indeed, the 90's was a great time for the North's second (depending on who you ask) city, as the interviews with director Danny Boyle, former-British Prime Minister Tony Blair and Mani from The Stone Roses will tell you, but football is the main focus of Class of 92, football and the six lads from humble origins who went on to conquer the footballing world. Further interviews from former-footballers Zinedine Zidane and Eric Cantona go on to imply the impact and importance of Fergie's Fledglings in the world of football and their success on the field would go on to define Manchester United as an unstoppable force in world football.

“When we were approached to do this film, it gave me the chance to think back over all the events in not only my career but all of the lads involved," Ryan Giggs says. The 40-year-old midfield maestro is still a dominant force in the United team today, showing no signs of slowing down, and he went on to say, "Hopefully you’ll see how personal it is to us all - we’re still great mates and who would turn down the chance to make a movie with your best mates?”

David Beckham
Becks fondly remembers his time at Manchester United in Class of 92

The film tracks the origins of these still-dominant forces in football, telling their story from FA Youth Cup winners in 1992, to treble winners (Champions League, Premiership and FA Cup) in 1999. With Giggs still playing, gradually moving into coaching and Becks starting up his own football (or should that be soccer) franchise in Miami, Gary Neville is currently a popular pundit and a coach with the England squad, while his brother Phillip is the first team coach at Manchester United. Nicky Butt is the current reserves team manager of United and Paul Scholes finally retired last season, harbouring ambitions to move into coaching himself.

The Class of '92 is available to watch in selected cinemas now and the DVD was made available today (2 December) to buy in stores and online. A must-see for any football fan, no matter what you feel about Manchester United.

Watch the trailer for Class of '92
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Six of Manchester United's most famous player of the modern era - David Beckham, Nicky Butt, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes and Phil and Gary Neville - star in their very own biopic, detailing the rise of one of the finest batch of homegrown players to emerge in Europe in recent years. Class of 92 chronicles the rise and rise of the six players, who guided Manchester United to glory in the 1990's and went on to influence a generation of would-be footballers.

Class of 92
Giggs, Butt, Becks, Phil Neville, Scholesy and Gary Neville star in the biopic

"There will be a few tears in there from my mum I'm sure," Beckham said on the red carpet for the film's premiere over the weekend (via Sky News). He continued, referring to the wider aspects covered in the documentary, "There was so much going on; there was Oasis, The Stone Roses, the Hacienda; all these great things that were going on in Manchester."

Indeed, the 90's was a great time for the North's second (depending on who you ask) city, as the interviews with director Danny Boyle, former-British Prime Minister Tony Blair and Mani from The Stone Roses will tell you, but football is the main focus of Class of 92, football and the six lads from humble origins who went on to conquer the footballing world. Further interviews from former-footballers Zinedine Zidane and Eric Cantona go on to imply the impact and importance of Fergie's Fledglings in the world of football and their success on the field would go on to define Manchester United as an unstoppable force in world football.

“When we were approached to do this film, it gave me the chance to think back over all the events in not only my career but all of the lads involved," Ryan Giggs says. The 40-year-old midfield maestro is still a dominant force in the United team today, showing no signs of slowing down, and he went on to say, "Hopefully you’ll see how personal it is to us all - we’re still great mates and who would turn down the chance to make a movie with your best mates?”

David Beckham
Becks fondly remembers his time at Manchester United in Class of 92

The film tracks the origins of these still-dominant forces in football, telling their story from FA Youth Cup winners in 1992, to treble winners (Champions League, Premiership and FA Cup) in 1999. With Giggs still playing, gradually moving into coaching and Becks starting up his own football (or should that be soccer) franchise in Miami, Gary Neville is currently a popular pundit and a coach with the England squad, while his brother Phillip is the first team coach at Manchester United. Nicky Butt is the current reserves team manager of United and Paul Scholes finally retired last season, harbouring ambitions to move into coaching himself.

The Class of '92 is available to watch in selected cinemas now and the DVD was made available today (2 December) to buy in stores and online. A must-see for any football fan, no matter what you feel about Manchester United.

Watch the trailer for Class of '92
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2nd December 2013 3977167
Danny Boyle Planning Another Heist - This Time, It's Diamonds 3895319 News

Having enjoyed his experience with Trance, Danny Boyle is set to take on the heist genre once again as he agrees to helm a movie adaption of the documentary, Smash & Grab. Pathe and Fox Searchlight will co-finance the movie that will see Boyle team up once again with his long-time producing partner, Christian Colsen, Variety report.

According to Variety, Boyle saw Smash & Grab and thought it was interesting - interesting enough to turn it into a movie. The Pink Panthers – the name Interpol gave the emphatic group of criminals – were renown for their diamond raids. In a timeframe of six years, the gang robbed 120 stores in 20 different countries, from Dubai to Geneva; from Japan to Paris.

Most recently, the Cannes jewellery heist hit the news, and the gang are suspected to have been involved. $136m worth of diamonds, gems and jewellery were stolen from the Carlton Hotel during the famous film festival. Their meticulous attention to detail was what won them success; painting a bench opposite a store they were hitting to ensure no one sat on it and saw them do it, is one example.

Boyle had a good time with Trance; it did well at the box office and pleased the studio, but he won’t have been enamoured with the critical response, which saw the film settle on a 69% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Compared to his standards, that perfectly reasonable score is a touch low. There were rumors that Warner Bros. was interested in Boyle for American Sniper before deciding on Western legend Clint Eastwood to direct.

Danny BoyleDanny Boyle at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences

Having enjoyed his experience with Trance, Danny Boyle is set to take on the heist genre once again as he agrees to helm a movie adaption of the documentary, Smash & Grab. Pathe and Fox Searchlight will co-finance the movie that will see Boyle team up once again with his long-time producing partner, Christian Colsen, Variety report.

According to Variety, Boyle saw Smash & Grab and thought it was interesting - interesting enough to turn it into a movie. The Pink Panthers – the name Interpol gave the emphatic group of criminals – were renown for their diamond raids. In a timeframe of six years, the gang robbed 120 stores in 20 different countries, from Dubai to Geneva; from Japan to Paris.

Most recently, the Cannes jewellery heist hit the news, and the gang are suspected to have been involved. $136m worth of diamonds, gems and jewellery were stolen from the Carlton Hotel during the famous film festival. Their meticulous attention to detail was what won them success; painting a bench opposite a store they were hitting to ensure no one sat on it and saw them do it, is one example.

Boyle had a good time with Trance; it did well at the box office and pleased the studio, but he won’t have been enamoured with the critical response, which saw the film settle on a 69% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Compared to his standards, that perfectly reasonable score is a touch low. There were rumors that Warner Bros. was interested in Boyle for American Sniper before deciding on Western legend Clint Eastwood to direct.

Danny BoyleDanny Boyle at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences

7th October 2013 3809837
Danny Boyle Signs On To Direct 'Pink Panthers' Movie 3895143 News

Danny Boyle has agreed to adapt the documentary Smash and Grab: The Story of the Pink Panthers into a feature-length film. The Trainspotting director chose the dramatisation of the in-depth documentary as his next project after watching it himself and being instantly taken by the premise of turning the real-life story behind the infamous Balkan jewel thieves into a blockbuster movie. Pathe and Fox Searchlight will co-finance the film with Boyle and his long-time collaborator Christian Colson.

The documentary features CCTV footage of the criminals in action as well as interviews with members of the infamous bandits, who are considered to be among the finest robbers in history. The Havana Marking-produced documentary will serve as the basis for the script being written for the big screen, with the film itself concentrating on the career criminals as a group and their many heist operations.

The director admitted in a statement that he was drawn to the film because it would take him in a different direction to his last three releases; Trance, 127 Hours and Slumdog Millionaire, all of which focus a leading cast member overcoming a seemingly impossible task.

"All the films I've made are the same film, I have to admit that. They're all about a character - usually a bloke - who faces insurmountable odds and overcomes them," he said, as quoted by Variety - who initially reported the story. "If you think about it, 'Slumdog Millionaire', the guy in '127 Hours', they're the same film. Don't tell anyone!"

For those unfamiliar with the premise of the film or the documentary it is based on, the name the Pink Panthers was assigned to a notorious group of jewel thieves by Interpol, relating to a branch of the Serbian mafia responsible for some of the most audacious thefts in history. According to certain law enforcement agencies, the group are believed to be responsible for stealing over $500 million worth of diamonds and other jewels from around 120 different retailers in daring heists in Dubai, Switzerland, Japan, France, Liechtenstein, Germany, Luxembourg, Spain and Monaco. Their crimes have been described as being thoroughly well-thought out and executed, usually involving some outlandish escape plan. A number of the group's mebers, including suspected gang leader Dragan Mikić, have been arrested and managed to break out of prison.

Danny Boyle
Boyle is working to bring the Pink Panthers to the big screen

Danny Boyle WOSA
No word on who will star yet

Danny Boyle has agreed to adapt the documentary Smash and Grab: The Story of the Pink Panthers into a feature-length film. The Trainspotting director chose the dramatisation of the in-depth documentary as his next project after watching it himself and being instantly taken by the premise of turning the real-life story behind the infamous Balkan jewel thieves into a blockbuster movie. Pathe and Fox Searchlight will co-finance the film with Boyle and his long-time collaborator Christian Colson.

The documentary features CCTV footage of the criminals in action as well as interviews with members of the infamous bandits, who are considered to be among the finest robbers in history. The Havana Marking-produced documentary will serve as the basis for the script being written for the big screen, with the film itself concentrating on the career criminals as a group and their many heist operations.

The director admitted in a statement that he was drawn to the film because it would take him in a different direction to his last three releases; Trance, 127 Hours and Slumdog Millionaire, all of which focus a leading cast member overcoming a seemingly impossible task.

"All the films I've made are the same film, I have to admit that. They're all about a character - usually a bloke - who faces insurmountable odds and overcomes them," he said, as quoted by Variety - who initially reported the story. "If you think about it, 'Slumdog Millionaire', the guy in '127 Hours', they're the same film. Don't tell anyone!"

For those unfamiliar with the premise of the film or the documentary it is based on, the name the Pink Panthers was assigned to a notorious group of jewel thieves by Interpol, relating to a branch of the Serbian mafia responsible for some of the most audacious thefts in history. According to certain law enforcement agencies, the group are believed to be responsible for stealing over $500 million worth of diamonds and other jewels from around 120 different retailers in daring heists in Dubai, Switzerland, Japan, France, Liechtenstein, Germany, Luxembourg, Spain and Monaco. Their crimes have been described as being thoroughly well-thought out and executed, usually involving some outlandish escape plan. A number of the group's mebers, including suspected gang leader Dragan Mikić, have been arrested and managed to break out of prison.

Danny Boyle
Boyle is working to bring the Pink Panthers to the big screen

Danny Boyle WOSA
No word on who will star yet

7th October 2013 3809837
Danny Boyle's Teams Up With Channel 4 Again, For The Historical Series Babylon 3831571 News

Danny Boyle is doing TV again! There’s a cause for celebration. The renowned director behind Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire and, of course, the 2012 Olympic opening and closing ceremonies, has just entered a contract with Channel 4 to create a series, centered around the decline of the British Empire and the dawn of modern India.

Danny Boyle, Critics' Circle
The acclaimed director has announced a new project - a series this time.

The project certainly sounds like one to watch out for, although few details have been released at this very early stage. An additional creative choice that should get a lot of people excited is that the series, entitled Babylon, will be written by the creative team of Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong. The two have some notable career highlights, including Peep Show and Fresh Meat, however they’re known mostly for their comedy work, so the new series might prove to be a challenge.

Danny Boyle, Empire Film Awards
Boyle's longstanding partnership with Channel 4 continues.

Boyle on the other hand, has a strong connection to Channel 4. His highly praised 2008 film Slumdog Millionaire was in fact produced by the company’s film division, Film4. The movie went on to win eight Oscars, including a Best Director win for Boyle. Trainspotting was also a Film4 production, way back in 1996. However, it has been a while since Danny Boyle last worked in television. Not counting the televised Olympic ceremonies, his last production for the small screen were two 2001 BBC films - Vacuuming Completely Nude In Paradise was written by playwright Jim Cartwright and starred Timothy Spall in the lead role. The second, Strumpet, also written by Cartwright, told the story of a poet named Strayman (Christopher Eccleston) who lived with a pack of stray dogs. In case his TV work isn’t your cup of tea, Boyle has also announced that he is working on a Trainspotting sequel, the BBC reports.

Danny Boyle, Shuffle Festival
Boyle has announced several new projects coming up.

Danny Boyle is doing TV again! There’s a cause for celebration. The renowned director behind Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire and, of course, the 2012 Olympic opening and closing ceremonies, has just entered a contract with Channel 4 to create a series, centered around the decline of the British Empire and the dawn of modern India.

Danny Boyle, Critics' Circle
The acclaimed director has announced a new project - a series this time.

The project certainly sounds like one to watch out for, although few details have been released at this very early stage. An additional creative choice that should get a lot of people excited is that the series, entitled Babylon, will be written by the creative team of Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong. The two have some notable career highlights, including Peep Show and Fresh Meat, however they’re known mostly for their comedy work, so the new series might prove to be a challenge.

Danny Boyle, Empire Film Awards
Boyle's longstanding partnership with Channel 4 continues.

Boyle on the other hand, has a strong connection to Channel 4. His highly praised 2008 film Slumdog Millionaire was in fact produced by the company’s film division, Film4. The movie went on to win eight Oscars, including a Best Director win for Boyle. Trainspotting was also a Film4 production, way back in 1996. However, it has been a while since Danny Boyle last worked in television. Not counting the televised Olympic ceremonies, his last production for the small screen were two 2001 BBC films - Vacuuming Completely Nude In Paradise was written by playwright Jim Cartwright and starred Timothy Spall in the lead role. The second, Strumpet, also written by Cartwright, told the story of a poet named Strayman (Christopher Eccleston) who lived with a pack of stray dogs. In case his TV work isn’t your cup of tea, Boyle has also announced that he is working on a Trainspotting sequel, the BBC reports.

Danny Boyle, Shuffle Festival
Boyle has announced several new projects coming up.

23rd August 2013 3809837
Danny Boyle Lined-Up To Direct New Police Drama For Channel 4 3830701 News

Danny Boyle is currently working on a new British crime drama set in colonial India that will look at the origins of modern policing in the country, which spread throughout the Empire and eventually back to the British Isles. The man behind the London 2012 Olympics opening ceremony has teamed up with Peep Show writers Jesse Armstrong and Sam Bain for the period drama, which is currently in the pilot stage.

Danny Boyle Shuffle Fest
Boyle has teamed up with the Peep Show team for the period drama

The show was announced on Thursday (22 August) by chief operating officer of Channel 4, Jay Hunt, who revealed the news during a conference talk at the Edinburgh International Television Festival. During his announcement, he revealed that the show is currently in development and a pilot is being made which, if successful, will eventually become a full series. The series hasn't been named yet, or at least the name hasn't been made public yet, however we are expecting more information about the show to be revealed as progress is made with the pilot.

The new police drama isn't the only new drama series heading to the channel either, as two new series have also been announced for future programming. Also set in British-owned India, the 10-part drama series Indian Summers will be broadcast on the channel in the near future, set in 1932 in the Himalayan resort of Simla, a favourite haunt for the sun-weary colonialists. The channel will also begin airing a new series set in the south London mental health sanatorium Maudsley Hospital. No airing dates were given for The Maudsley or Indian Summer either.

Danny Boyle Empire
Danny will continue his relationship with Channel 4

All three men involved with the new police drama have a long-sanding relationship with Channel 4, with Bain and Armstrong having worked on Peep Show for a number of years, having previously worked on the C4 sketch show Smack the Pony. Boyle on the other hand has worked with the channel's movie department, Film 4, on a number of occasions, most notably on the Oscar-winning Slumdog Millionaire. We'll keep you up to date with details on the new show as they emerge.

Danny Boyle
Are there more awards for Boyle on their way?

Danny Boyle is currently working on a new British crime drama set in colonial India that will look at the origins of modern policing in the country, which spread throughout the Empire and eventually back to the British Isles. The man behind the London 2012 Olympics opening ceremony has teamed up with Peep Show writers Jesse Armstrong and Sam Bain for the period drama, which is currently in the pilot stage.

Danny Boyle Shuffle Fest
Boyle has teamed up with the Peep Show team for the period drama

The show was announced on Thursday (22 August) by chief operating officer of Channel 4, Jay Hunt, who revealed the news during a conference talk at the Edinburgh International Television Festival. During his announcement, he revealed that the show is currently in development and a pilot is being made which, if successful, will eventually become a full series. The series hasn't been named yet, or at least the name hasn't been made public yet, however we are expecting more information about the show to be revealed as progress is made with the pilot.

The new police drama isn't the only new drama series heading to the channel either, as two new series have also been announced for future programming. Also set in British-owned India, the 10-part drama series Indian Summers will be broadcast on the channel in the near future, set in 1932 in the Himalayan resort of Simla, a favourite haunt for the sun-weary colonialists. The channel will also begin airing a new series set in the south London mental health sanatorium Maudsley Hospital. No airing dates were given for The Maudsley or Indian Summer either.

Danny Boyle Empire
Danny will continue his relationship with Channel 4

All three men involved with the new police drama have a long-sanding relationship with Channel 4, with Bain and Armstrong having worked on Peep Show for a number of years, having previously worked on the C4 sketch show Smack the Pony. Boyle on the other hand has worked with the channel's movie department, Film 4, on a number of occasions, most notably on the Oscar-winning Slumdog Millionaire. We'll keep you up to date with details on the new show as they emerge.

Danny Boyle
Are there more awards for Boyle on their way?

23rd August 2013 3809837
Channel 4 Has Ordered A Promising New Series Directed By Danny Boyle And Written By The Duo Behind 'Peep Show' 3829469 News

Channel 4 has ordered a new series, directed by none other than Danny Boyle and detailing “the birth of modern India." Company execs have expressed their satisfaction with securing the highly sought after director behind productions like Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire and, most recently, the 2012 Olympic opening and closing ceremonies.

Danny Boyle, Shuffle Festival
The director is mostly known for his cinematic projects. 

The plot thickens with the announcements that the as-of-yet unnamed series will reportedly be written by the team behind everyone’s favorite comedy series (or at least one of the top 5), Peep Show. BAFTA winners Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong’s writing credit also include shows like Fresh Meat and the controversial comedy Four Lions.

Danny Boyle, The Critics' Circle Centenary
The high-profile helmer will team up with the peep show duo of Jesse Armstrong and Sam Bain.

With all that starpower behind it, the pilot, titled Babylon will undoubtedly attract a sizeable audience. On the other hand, this will be Boyle’s first TV commission since 2011. Additionally, Boyle is predominantly a movie director, so it will be interesting to see how he handles the constraints of the small screen. However, it sounds like Channel 4 are offering a sizeable budget to Boyle’s upcoming project and the two other productions which were also unveiled.

The company’s Chief Creative Officer, Jay Hunt, explained via The Guardian that this was where the money saved from the now cancelled Big Brother had been reinvested. The other productions are “a sweeping period saga” called Indian Summers, as well as a four-part documentary series, centred around the treatment of the mentally ill. No approximate release date has been announced for any of the projects yet.

Danny Boyle, Academy Theater
The project will be partly funded by the newly available Big Brother budget.

Channel 4 has ordered a new series, directed by none other than Danny Boyle and detailing “the birth of modern India." Company execs have expressed their satisfaction with securing the highly sought after director behind productions like Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire and, most recently, the 2012 Olympic opening and closing ceremonies.

Danny Boyle, Shuffle Festival
The director is mostly known for his cinematic projects. 

The plot thickens with the announcements that the as-of-yet unnamed series will reportedly be written by the team behind everyone’s favorite comedy series (or at least one of the top 5), Peep Show. BAFTA winners Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong’s writing credit also include shows like Fresh Meat and the controversial comedy Four Lions.

Danny Boyle, The Critics' Circle Centenary
The high-profile helmer will team up with the peep show duo of Jesse Armstrong and Sam Bain.

With all that starpower behind it, the pilot, titled Babylon will undoubtedly attract a sizeable audience. On the other hand, this will be Boyle’s first TV commission since 2011. Additionally, Boyle is predominantly a movie director, so it will be interesting to see how he handles the constraints of the small screen. However, it sounds like Channel 4 are offering a sizeable budget to Boyle’s upcoming project and the two other productions which were also unveiled.

The company’s Chief Creative Officer, Jay Hunt, explained via The Guardian that this was where the money saved from the now cancelled Big Brother had been reinvested. The other productions are “a sweeping period saga” called Indian Summers, as well as a four-part documentary series, centred around the treatment of the mentally ill. No approximate release date has been announced for any of the projects yet.

Danny Boyle, Academy Theater
The project will be partly funded by the newly available Big Brother budget.

22nd August 2013 3809837
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