Latest William Friedkin News



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...

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...

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...

William Friedkin Book Reveals Struggles With Al Pacino, Gene Hackman

15th April 2013

William Friedkin’s career rose to pretty heady heights in the 1970s, with the highly revered French Connection, followed by The...

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...

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Fascinating Fact 1353

10th April 2006

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

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...

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 -...

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...

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...

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...

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 +...