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Morgan Freeman Joins Sci-fi Movie Oblivion

10th February 2012

Morgan Freeman has signed up to star alongside Tom Cruise in 'Oblivion'. The 'Invictus' actor will play a "critical" but unknown role in the Joseph Kosinski-directed sci-fi movie set on an uninhabitable earth, according to...

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Ray Winstone Admits To Being A Technophobe

29th April 2009

Actor RAY WINSTONE has admitted that he is a complete technophobe and relies on his eight-year-old daughter to teach him how to use gadgets and gizmos.The star's daughter Ellie has forced the BEOWULF actor to...

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Winstone To Play Ian Dury's Dad In Punk Biopic

23rd April 2009

Brit actor RAY WINSTONE has signed up to play the father of punk legend IAN DURY in the forthcoming biopic SEX & DRUGS & ROCK & ROLL.The COLD MOUNTAIN and BEOWULF star will join THE...

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Farrell And Knightley In London Crime Caper

23rd January 2009

Colin Farrell and Keira Knightley have both signed up to new crime picture London Boulevard.The film is William Monahan's directorial debut after writing the screenplays for Kingdom of Heaven, The Departed and Body of Lies.The...

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Ray Winstone To Replace De Niro In Edge Of Darkness Remake

12th September 2008

Ray Winstone has been drafted in to replace Robert De Niro in the upcoming film adaptation of Edge of Darkness.The Goodfellas star left the project, a cinematic version of the 80s BBC drama, after just...

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Mel Gibson Back In Front Of Camera For Edge Of Darkness

29th April 2008

Mel Gibson is to return to acting for the first time in six years in a feature adaptation of 80s BBC drama Edge of Darkness.The Mad Max star has not topped the bill in front...

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Dicaprio To Star In Al Qaeda Story

9th April 2007

LEONARDO DiCAPRIO is set to track an Al Qaeda leader in a hardhitting new RIDLEY SCOTT drama. The actor will play a journalist-turned-CIA agent who is given the task of locating a terrorist in Jordan,...

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Scorsese Reteams With Oscar Partner And Jagger

27th February 2007

Just days after picking up his first Best Director Oscar for THE DEPARTED, MARTIN SCORSESE is reteaming with the film's writer WILLIAM MONAHAN for his next project. The pair will be developing THE LONG PLAY,...

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Scorsese Finally Scores An Oscar

26th February 2007

After being nominated six times for a best director Oscar, Martin Scorsese finally held the award in his hands Sunday night. Moreover, The Departed, the film that he won it for, also was awarded the...

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The Things They Say 4166

26th February 2007

"Sixty eight-year-old Irish Catholics, in my experience, are not so much for sexual prosthesis and cocaine, but JACK wanted to sexualise his character and he did a great, great job." Oscar-winning screenwriter WILLIAM MONAHAN on...

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Scorsese Claims Oscar Gold As The Departed Lands Four Awards

26th February 2007

MARTIN SCORSESE realised his Oscars dream at the 79th Academy Awards in Hollywood last night (25FEB07) when he took home his first Best Director honour. The revered moviemaker was a clear favourite to claim the...

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Scorsese Claims Oscar Gold As The Departed Claims Four Awards

26th February 2007

MARTIN SCORSESE realised his Oscars dream at the 79th Academy Awards in Hollywood last night (25FEB07)when he took home his first Best Director honour. The revered moviemaker was a clear favourite to claim the prize...

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Awards, Awards, Awards

12th February 2007

In the latest awards ceremonies prior to the Oscars, the Orange British Academy Film Awards (the BAFTAs) crowned The Queen best film of the year and its star, Helen Mirren, best actress. Forest Whitaker won...

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The Departed And Little Miss Sunshine Win Top Writers Guild Awards

12th February 2007

MARTIN SCORSESE's gangster movie THE DEPARTED and road comedy LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE walked away with the top prizes at the Writers Guild Of America Awards in Los Angeles last night (11FEB07). WILLIAM MONAHAN won the...

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Wahlberg Confirms Being Approached To Star In The Departed Sequel

7th February 2007

LATEST: MARK WAHLBERG has confirmed reports he has been approached to star in a sequel and a prequel to the violent crime thriller and Oscar contender THE DEPARTED. The film's writer WILLIAM MONAHAN has already...

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The Departed To Spawn A Sequel?

31st January 2007

A sequel to the violent crime thriller and Oscar contender THE DEPARTED is reportedly in the works, even though the film's main characters are all dead. The film's writer WILLIAM MONAHAN has already started work...

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Chicago Critics Vote The Departed Best Film Of Year

29th December 2006

Martin Scorsese's The Departed has received the best-picture award from the Chicago Film Critics Association. The film also received awards for best director and adapted screenplay (William Monahan). Helen Mirren received the best actress award...

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Departed Takes Top Honours From Southeastern Critics

22nd December 2006

THE DEPARTED has landed three honours from the Southeastern Film Critics Association, including Best Picture and Best Director for MARTIN SCORSESE. The star-studded movie also picked up Best Adapted Screenplay for WILLIAM MONAHAN in the...

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Dreamgirls And The Departed Triumph At Satellite Awards

19th December 2006

Movie musical DREAMGIRLS and THE DEPARTED have been given another Oscars boost after claiming four awards each at the International Press Academy's (IPA) 11th annual Satellite Awards. Dreamgirls picked up Best Director (BILL CONDON) and...

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Damon Plays Polo

4th May 2005

MATT DAMON is set to play 13th century adventurer MARCO POLO in a new historical biography. WILLIAM MONAHAN, who penned the script for new 12th century crusades film KINGDOM OF HEAVEN, is writing the...

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Neeson And Thewlis Sign On For Heaven

19th December 2003

Actors LIAM NEESON and DAVID THEWLIS will join ORLANDO BLOOM in RIDLEY SCOTT's latest movie. The British director has signed up the top names for his film KINGDOM OF HEAVEN, which is set in...

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