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'A Long Way Down' - Four Suicidal Strangers Find Solace [Trailer]

By Jack de Aguilar | 28th January 2014

The film adaptation of Nick Hornby’s dark comedy A Long Way Down now has a trailer. Directed by Pascal Chaumeil, the film features Pierce Brosnan, Toni Collette, Aaron Paul and Imogen Poots.A Long Way Down...

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Reese Witherspoon Refused Legally Blonde 3

15th August 2013

Reese Witherspoon turned down 'Legally Blonde 3'.The 37-year-old actress - who played ditzy lawyer Elle Woods in 'Legally Blonde' and 'Legally Blonde: Red, White and Blonde' - has refused to take part in a third...

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Nick Hornby: Bob Marley Live Was Disappointing

15th August 2013

Bob Marley's live performance was a huge disappointment, Nick Hornby has claimed.The 'High Fidelity' author admitted he can barely remember seeing the reggae legend on stage, but tries not to admit that, or how let...

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Nick Hornby To Adapt Strayed Bestseller For Reese Witherspoon's Hiking Film

18th July 2013

Reese Witherspoon has drafted in beloved British author and screenwriter Nick Hornby to revamp Cheryl Strayed's bestselling memoir, Wild: From Lost To Found On The Pacific Crest Trail, for a new movie she'll produce and...

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Reese Witherspoon Ready To Go Wild

17th July 2013

Reese Witherspoon is to star in new drama 'Wild'.The actress has signed on for the lead role in the big screen adaptation of Cheryl Strayed's best-selling novel, which is based on a screenplay from Nick...

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Jack Thorne To Pen Script For Johnny Depp's Mortimer Wintergreen

15th January 2013

Jack Thorne will write the script for Johnny Depp's 'Mortimer Wintergreen'.The 'Skins' and 'This is England '86' scribe will pen the script for the Warner Bros. magical adventure film, which is being produced by Johnny's...

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Fascinating Fact: 3396924

30th November 2012

British author Nick Hornby has signed up to write the script for Reese Witherspoon's new movie, a drama based on Cheryl Strayed's book Wild.

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Reese Witherspoon And Nick Hornby Combine For New Film

By Jack de Aguilar | 30th November 2012

It's not a combination anyone ever predicted, but Reese Witherspoon will star in and produce Wild, an adaptation of Cheryl Strayed's memoir written by Nick Horny."Nick's innate blend of humanity and humour are a perfect...

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Reese Witherspoon To Star In Nick Hornby Flick

30th November 2012

Reese Witherspoon will star in a new film penned by Nick Hornby.The 36-year-old actress has been handpicked by the popular 'About a Boy' author - who has recently turned his hand to screenwriting - to...

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Rooney Mara To Play The Lead In 'Brooklyn'

26th April 2012

It's been announced that Rooney Mara will play the lead role in the British novelist Nick Hornby penned film adaptation of Colm Toibin's 1950s-set novel 'Brooklyn.' Mara will play Eilis Lacey, a young woman who...

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Robert Redford To Launch Sundance London

23rd November 2011

Robert Redford will launch Sundance London on April 26.The event - a partnership between the legendary actor, Sundance Institute and AEG Europe - will begin with 'An Evening with Robert Redford and T Bone Burnett'...

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Hugh Grant, 51, Becomes Father After Affair

1st November 2011

Hugh Grant has become a father, it has been announced, welcoming a baby daughter into his life. An actor who has had high profile relationships in the past with the likes of Elizabeth Hurley and...

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Ben Folds And Nick Hornby Write Bristol Palin Song

29th September 2010

Singer BEN FOLDS and novelist NICK HORNBY have formed an unlikely alliance to record a new album. The former frontman of the BEN FOLDS FIVE has collaborated with the author of 'High Fidelity' to create...

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Folds & Hornby To Play Aids Show

23rd September 2010

The music world's new odd couple, BEN FOLDS and NICK HORNBY, are to perform their first show together to raise funds for low-income AIDS victims.Singer/songwriter Folds and the British author recently teamed up to record...

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Ben Folds' Musical Pressure

3rd September 2010

Ben Folds worried he wouldn't be able to come up with music good enough for Nick Hornby's lyrics.The pop jazz pianist has worked with Oscar nominated screen writer Nick on a new project called 'Lonely...

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Fascinating Fact 9500

17th June 2010

British artists TRACEY EMIN, NICK HORNBY and BILLY CHILDISH have recreated the THE CLASH's iconic LONDON CALLING album cover in honour of the sleeve's creator RAY LOWRY, who died in 2008. An exhibition of the...

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Folds & Hornby Are Odd New Super Duo

17th June 2010

Singer/songwriter BEN FOLDS and British author NICK HORNBY have teamed up to record a new album together.The odd couple recorded a demo of comedy tune Levi Johnston Blues in 2009, and now the High Fidelity...

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Hornby Can't Understand High Fidelity Stage Flop

8th November 2009

British author NICK HORNBY is still struggling to come to terms with the fact his book HIGH FIDELITY wasn't a Broadway smash - because he thought it was a great musical.The stage version of his...

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Hornby Teams Up With Folds For New Album

17th April 2009

British novelist NICK HORNBY is adding musician to his impressive resume - the HIGH FIDELITY writer is teaming up with American singer-songwriter BEN FOLDS to create a new album. Hornby, who also wrote the Hugh Grant...

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High Fidelity Musical To Close After Just One Month

13th December 2006

The $9.75 million (GBP5 million) Broadway musical HIGH FIDELITY will close on Sunday (17DEC06), just one month after opening previews were staged. The production is based on British author NICK HORNBY's best-selling book, which was...

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Rowling Named Greatest Living British Author

8th June 2006

HARRY POTTER creator JK ROWLING has been named the greatest living British author, beating heavyweight novelists including SALMAN RUSHDIE and IAN MCEWAN to the honour. Rowling received three times as many votes as second place...

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High Fidelity Set For Broadway

25th April 2006

British author NICK HORNBY's record store tale HIGH FIDELITY is set to hit Broadway, New York at Christmas (06) - as a new musical. The novel has already been turned into a hit film, starring...

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Fascinating Fact 749

4th January 2006

SALMAN RUSHDIE and HIGH FIDELITY author NICK HORNBY lost out at the Whitbread book awards yesterday (03JAN06) after their latest tales were beaten by debut novelist ALI SMITH in the Novel of the Year category....

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Hornby Nominated For Book Prize

16th November 2005

ABOUT A BOY author NICK HORNBY has been shortlisted as a possible winner for next year's (06) Whitbread best novel prize. The British writer, whose best-selling novels HIGH FIDELITY, FEVER PITCH and ABOUT A...

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Hornby Praises Fever Pitch

29th July 2005

British writer NICK HORNBY was impressed by the American movie of his book FEVER PITCH - but still prefers the 1997 UK film version. The first adaptation of his novel starred COLIN FIRTH, but...

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Fever Pitch Stars Batter Up For Premiere

7th April 2005

Hollywood star DREW BARRYMORE dropped to her knees to worship British author NICK HORNBY at the world premiere of her new film FEVER PITCH last night (06APR05). The CHARLIE'S ANGELS actress and co-star JIMMY...

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Thompson U-turns Over Film

19th November 2004

British actress EMMA THOMPSON will star in new movie FAST FORWARD, after insisting she wouldn't cast herself in the romantic comedy. Thompson, who co-wrote the film with HIGH FIDELITY author NICK HORNBY, announced she...

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Red Sox Victory Captured In Barrymore Movie

29th October 2004

Movie beauty DREW BARRYMORE reshot the final scenes of new baseball romance film FEVER PITCH while the BOSTON RED SOX beat the NEW YORK YANKEES in the background. The cameras were still rolling...

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Farrelly Bros' Rewrite Film After Red Sox Triumph

27th October 2004

Movie makers BOBBY and PETER FARRELY have called back DREW BARRYMORE and JIMMY FALLON to reshoot scenes on their new baseball romance film, after the BOSTON RED SOX's recent win against the NEW YORK YANKEES....

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Thompson Named A European Hero

4th October 2004

British actress EMMA THOMPSON has been named a European hero for her dedicated humanitarian work. The OSCAR-winning actress and poverty campaigner, 45, has been acknowledged in the annual TIME MAGAZINE poll for her...

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