Latest Werner Herzog News



Pharrell Adds Extra London Date To Tour

28th May 2014

Pharrell Williams has added an extra London date to his tour. The 41-year-old rapper - who will start the European leg of his 'Dear G I R L' tour in Manchester this September -...

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Pamela Anderson And Mike Tyson In Talks For Booker Prize Book Adaptation

7th February 2014

Pamela Anderson, Russell Brand and Mike Tyson are in talks to land roles in cult director Werner Herzog's new movie Vernon God Little.Austin Abrams and Sasha Pieterse have already signed on to star in the...

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Damian Lewis Using New Look To Spread Men's Cancer Awareness

15th November 2013

British actor Damian Lewis is raising money for prostate cancer research as attempts to grow a fine moustache for his role in Werner Herzog's upcoming World War One film.The typically clean-shaven Homeland star is letting...

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Werner Herzog Shoots Anti-texting Movie

9th August 2013

Revered moviemaker/actor Werner Herzog has shot a new short film chronicling the hazards of texting while driving.The Grizzly Man director, who played the villain in Tom Cruise movie Jack Reacher, has thrown his support behind...

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Trailer For Werner Herzog's 'The Act Of Killing' Hits The Web

By Joe Wilde | 24th May 2013

In typical Werner Herzog fashion, the trailer for his new film, The Act of Killing - a joint effort between Herzog and Errol Morris with director Joshua Oppenheimer - is a strange, surreal cinematic portrayal...

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James Franco In Talks For Gertrude Bell Biopic

26th April 2013

James Franco is in talks to star in 'Queen of the Desert'.The 'Oz the Great and Powerful' actor may replace Jude Law in Werner Herzog's biopic on the life of Gertrude Bell after the 'Anna...

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Documentary Film-maker Les Blank Dies Aged 77, Son Confirms

By Jack de Aguilar | 8th April 2013

Harrod Blank, the son of the acclaimed documentary filmmaker Les Blank, has confirmed the death of his father, aged 77. Blank died at his home in Berkeley, California nearly a year after being diagnosed with...

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Werner Herzog Set For Lifetime Achievement Honour

1st March 2013

Revered director Werner Herzog is to be celebrated by the German Film Academy in recognition of his contribution to the country's movie industry.The Grizzly Man moviemaker will be honoured with a lifetime achievement prize at...

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Daughter Of Klaus Kinski Claims German Actor Raped Her

By Michael West | 11th January 2013

The daughter of Klaus Kinski - the late German actor known for Werner Herzog's Fitzcarraldo - has accused her father of raping her repeatedly as a child. The worrying accusations were made this week by...

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Werner Herzog To Adapt Vernon God Little

23rd October 2012

Werner Herzog is set to adapt 'Vernon God Little' for the big screen.The German director will put his stamp on DBC Pierre's award-winning novel about Vernon, a troubled teenager who is blamed for a high...

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The Killers Promise Concert Surprise

5th September 2012

The Killers have promised a host of surprises for their upcoming concert directed by Werner Herzog. The group are collaborating with the legendary director for a September 18 show for the 'American Express Unstaged' music...

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Werner Herzog To Direct The Killers Live Show

29th August 2012

Revered moviemaker Werner Herzog is to direct The Killers upcoming webcast gig as part of the American Express Unstaged series.Herzog follows in the footsteps of David Lynch, Gary Oldman and Spike Lee, who have directed...

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Wait One Minute! Kristen Stewart Could Reprise 'Snow White' Role

16th August 2012

Kristen Stewart's Snow White and the Huntsman could be safe, despite a report on Wednesday (August 15, 2012) suggesting that Universal Pictures were planning to drop her from the franchise in favour of a spin-off...

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Robert Pattinson Lands Major Lawrence Of Arabia Role

15th August 2012

Robert Pattinson will play Lawrence of Arabia in 'Queen of the Desert'.The 'Twilight' actor has landed the role of T.E. Lawrence opposite Naomi Watts in Werner Herzog's historical drama.The film will chronicle the life of...

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Robert Pattinson To Play Lawrence Of Arabia

15th August 2012

Robert Pattinson will star as Lawrence of Arabia in 'Queen of the Desert'.The 'Twilight' hunk has been cast as the male lead opposite Naomi Watts in Werner Herzog's historical drama about the life of revolutionary...

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Tom Cruise Gets His 'Gosling On' In 'Jack Reacher' Trailer

4th July 2012

Coming on like a cross between 'Drive' and a Tarantino movie, Tom Cruise 's latest movie 'Jack Reacher' sees Cruise getting his Gosling on. A trailer for the movie has debuted online, possibly in the...

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Ian Curtis Of Joy Division Remembered, 32 Years On

18th May 2012

Today (May 18, 2012) marks the 32nd anniversary of the death of Ian Curtis, the former frontman of the Mancunian post-punk band Joy Division. Curtis committed suicide on May 18, 1980, leaving a wife, Deborah...

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Herzog Says Lawrence Of Arabia "Not That Good"

14th December 2011

Receiving a lifetime achievement award at the Dubai International Film Festival, famed German director Werner Herzog ( Aguirre, the Wrath of God; Nosferatu; Cave of Forgotten Dreams ) has disparaged Lawrence of Arabia as "not...

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Werner Herzog To Step In Front Of The Camera To Play Tom Cruise Villain

5th October 2011

Acclaimed moviemaker Werner Herzog has signed on to play the villain in Tom Cruise's new action thriller One Shot.The Rescue Dawn director, who has only made cameos in 16 films, has joined Richard Jenkins, Rosamund...

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Fascinating Fact 11626

15th June 2011

Samuel L. Jackson and movie director Werner Herzog have signed up to narrate the audio versions of bed time book Go The F**K To Sleep, which pleads with children to fall asleep in calm but...

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Herzog: 'I'm No Hero For Phoenix Rescue'

25th August 2010

Acclaimed moviemaker WERNER HERZOG is tiring of stories suggesting he saved JOAQUIN PHOENIX's life following a 2006 car crash - the German director merely stopped the actor from setting himself alight.Herzog was asked to recall...

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Michael Shannon's Character Sympathies

23rd August 2010

Michael Shannon sympathises with his killer character in his new movie. The American actor - who stars as Brad McCullum, a theatre actor who kills his mother in Werner Herzog 's thriller 'My Son, My...

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Movie Reviews Bad Lieutenant Port Of Call New Orleans

23rd November 2009

Debuting in 27 theaters, Werner Herzog's Bad Lieutenant Port of Call New Orleans took in a so-so $257,000, or an average $9,500 per theater. The film received mostly solid notices -- particularly for its star,...

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Herzog To Head Berlin Film Festival Jury

20th November 2009

German director WERNER HERZOG will head the jury at next year's (10) BERLIN FILM FESTIVAL.Herzog, currently overseeing the release of his latest project, Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans, was chosen because he "influenced...

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Directors Ferrara, Herzog Battle Over Movie Title

10th September 2009

U.S. director Abel Ferrara has expressed outrage over German director Werner Herzog's apparent decision to lift the title of Ferrara's 1992 classic Bad Lieutenant for Herzog's latest film, Bad Lieutenant Port of Call New Orleans....

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Romanian Abortion Drama Wins Bbc World Cinema Prize

28th January 2009

4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days has been named as the winner of the BBC4 World Cinema award.Cristian Mungiu's film, which won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes film festival in 2007, collected another prize...

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Herzog Honoured By Documentary Makers

7th October 2008

German filmmaker WERNER HERZOG will be honoured with a career achievement award by the International Documentary Association at a ceremony in Los Angeles in December (08). Herzog is recognised for his work on factual movies...

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Herzog: 'Being Shot At Is Exhilarating'

6th June 2008

Director WERNER HERZOG enjoys the buzz of being shot at, after dodging bullets on two occasions. The German filmmaker was attacked by a mystery sniper in Los Angeles in 2006, while he was being interviewed...

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Director Trio To Judge Internet Movie Awards

22nd April 2008

Directors WERNER HERZOG, WIM WENDERS and PAUL SCHRADER have signed on to judge a series of internet movie contests designed to take amateur filmmakers' work to the big screen. The idea is the brainchild of...

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Director Herzog's Risk Assessment Rules

27th March 2008

German director WERNER HERZOG denies he is a 'dangerous' moviemaker - insisting his cast always adhere to strict health and safety guidelines. The filmmaker is famed for his gritty directing style, famously forcing Christian Bale...

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