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William Friedkin In Talks To Take Charge Of True Detective

10th July 2014

The Exorcist filmmaker William Friedkin is in talks to take over from Cary Joji Fukunaga as director of hit crime series True Detective.Fukunaga stepped down from the helm of the show following the completion of...

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Matthew Mcconaughey Cast In Sea Of Trees

5th February 2014

Matthew McConaughey will star in 'Sea Of Trees'.The 44-year-old actor has been cast as a suicidal American who becomes friends with a Japanese man, played by Ken Watanabe, who is lost near Mount Fuji, which...

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Matthew Mcconaughey: I Wanted Frightening Roles

4th February 2014

Matthew McConaughey wanted to take on film roles that ''scare'' him. The actor, who has been nominated for an Oscar for his portrayal of a real-life AIDS victim in 'Dallas Buyers Club', made a conscious...

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William Friedkin To Be Honoured At Venice Film Festival

2nd May 2013

The Exorcist director William Friedkin is to be handed a lifetime achievement honour at Italy's upcoming Venice Film Festival.The Oscar-winning filmmaker will receive the coveted Golden Lion award at the 70th annual event, where a...

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William Friedkin Book Reveals Struggles With Al Pacino, Gene Hackman

By Hayley Avron | 15th April 2013

William Friedkin’s career rose to pretty heady heights in the 1970s, with the highly revered French Connection, followed by The Exorcist – one of the most successful horror movies of the era (though Friedkin himself...

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Barbara Marshall To Pen Exorcism Diaries

9th April 2013

'Exorcism Diaries' has landed a screenwriter.Barbara Marshall has signed on to pen Summit Entertainment's upcoming horror movie, which is loosely based on Mark Opsasnick's book 'The Real Story Behind The Exorcist: A Study of the...

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Sundance 2013: James Franco Brings The Leather-clad, X-rated Gay Scenes

By Michael West | 21st January 2013

Thank god for James Franco, huh? Everyone's favourite actor-turned-student-turned-performance-artist had two films premiering at the Sundance Film Festival on Saturday evening (January 19, 2013), though one of them caused more of a stir than the...

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James Franco Films New Version Of Cruising

24th August 2012

James Franco is preparing to go gay once more in a new project based on filmmaker William Friedkin's controversial movie Cruising.The actor, who played Sean Penn's character's lover in Milk, has been inspired to shoot...

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William Friedkin Denies The Exorcist Tv Series Reports

26th June 2012

Director William Friedkin has shot down reports his iconic horror film The Exorcist is set to be made into a TV show.It was reported last month (May12) that the terrifying 1973 film, which featured Linda...

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Matthew Mcconaughey Disgusted By Killer Joe

11th May 2012

Matthew McConaughey was ''disgusted'' when he first read the script for 'Killer Joe'.The 42-year-old actor was initially reluctant to appear in the film - in which he plays the titular killer who befriends a young...

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Sorcerer Director William Friedkin Files Suit Against Studios

13th April 2012

Oscar-winning director William Friedkin has filed a lawsuit over the ownership of his Roy Scheider film Sorcerer.The Exorcist filmmaker has allegedly been banned from screening the 1977 thriller by Paramount Pictures and Universal Studios executives,...

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Mpaa Rates Friedkin Flick Nc17

1st March 2012

Killer Joe , directed by William Friedkin ( The French Connection, The Exorcist ) and starring Matthew McConaughey and Gina Gershon, has been slapped with an NC-17 rating. While the film includes scenes of brutal...

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Matthew Mcconaughey Lands Killer Joe

13th September 2010

Matthew McConaughey has been cast in 'Killer Joe'. The 40-year-old hunk will star alongside 'Milk' actor Emile Hirsch in the black comedy, which will be directed by 'The Exorcist' filmmaker William Friedkin. The movie -...

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Fascinating Fact 6687

22nd January 2009

THE EXORCIST director WILLIAM FRIEDKIN is to take charge of an upcoming episode of CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION, which centres around the world of Mexican wrestling....

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Friedkin To Take Inconvenient Truth To The Opera House

8th July 2008

LATEST: THE EXORCIST director WILLIAM FRIEDKIN has been recruited to direct the forthcoming opera adaptation of global warming documentary AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH. The production will open in Italy at Milan's famous La Scala opera house...

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Allen, Friedkin + Cronenberg To Direct Operas

10th January 2008

Movie directors WOODY ALLEN, WILLIAM FRIEDKIN and DAVID CRONENBERG will each direct a production for the Los Angeles Opera in the 2008/09 season. Allen will oversee Gianni Schicchi, one of three one-act operas that make...

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Friedkin Follows Tarantino Into Csi

6th December 2007

Legendary director WILLIAM FRIEDKIN is following in the footsteps of QUENTIN TARANTINO - he's directed an episode of hit TV show CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION. Friedkin, best known for filming '70s movie classics The French...

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Friedkin And Lansing Sue Security Firm

30th August 2007

Director WILLIAM FRIEDKIN is suing a security company, claiming it ignored his house alarm when he was burgled. The Exorcist film maker and his wife, former studio boss Sherry Lansing, allege ADT Security Services let...

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French Honour For Friedkin

8th August 2007

Director WILLIAM FRIEDKIN has been named an Officer In The Order Of Arts And Letters by the French government. The filmmaker, best known for his classic 1970s movies The French Connection and The Exorcist, will...

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Fascinating Fact 1353

10th April 2006

Movie-maker WILLIAM FRIEDKIN will direct the Bavarian State Opera's upcoming season opener SALOME.

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Judd Gets Body Double

8th July 2005

Stunning actress ASHLEY JUDD is searching for a body double to strip off in her forthcoming film. The KISS THE GIRLS beauty, 37, has just started filming the currently-untitled drama in New Orleans, Louisiana,...

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Friedkin Slams Raging Bulls Writer Biskind

19th December 2003

Veteran film director WILLIAM FRIEDKIN has launched a blistering attack on EASY RIDERS AND RAGING BULLS writer PETER BISKIND - labelling his celebrated tome "idiotic". THE EXORCIST film-maker is one of a number of...

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Lesley-anne Down: I Almost Died

26th September 2003

Actress LESLEY-ANNE DOWN "could have been dead" if she'd carried on with her crazy self-destructive partying ways. When she was married to FRENCH CONNECTION director WILLIAM FRIEDKIN in the early 80s, the beautiful Brit...

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Exorcist Is Top Terror

9th September 2003

Controversial 1973 horror film THE EXORCIST has been voted the top scary movie of all time in a poll of British video renters. The WILLIAM FRIEDKIN chiller, which stars LINDA BLAIR as possessed 12-year-old...

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Exorcist Battle Over

15th July 2003

THE EXORCIST director WILLIAM FRIEDKIN and author WILLIAM PETER BLATTY have settled their lawsuit over profit participation on the eve of a trial with WARNER BROTHERS bosses. The two Williams were due to go...

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Host Of Stars Expected At Placido Domingo Show

6th May 2003

A host of Hollywood stars will turn out for an anticipated concert featuring PLACIDO DOMINGO. The PLACIDO DOMINGO + FRIENDS CONCERT will take place at Los Angeles' DOROTHY CHANDLER PAVILION on 13 May (03)...

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