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William Nicholson Wished Mandela Watched Biopic

6th December 2013

Screenwriter William Nicholson wishes Nelson Mandela could have seen 'Long Walk To Freedom' before his death on Thursday (05.12.13).The 65-year-old Oscar-nominated writer penned the adaptation of Mandela's autobiography of the same name and he would...

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Long Walk To Freedom: Idris Elba As Nelson Mandela Is Favourite For Oscar [Trailer]

By Michael West | 12th July 2013

Idris Elba is the man to beat the 2014 Academy Awards for his portrayal of South African President Nelson Mandela, according to the bookmakers, anyway. Elba's star has risen in recent years thanks to BBC...

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Coen Brothers To Rewrite Angelina Jolie's Unbroken Script

26th February 2013

The Coen brothers are rewriting Angelina Jolie's 'Unbroken' script.The iconic filmmakers have signed on to update the draft screenplay of the Hollywood actress' new project, based on Laura Hillenbrand's best-selling novel, 'Unbroken: A World War...

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Anne Hathaway Signs On To Les Miserables

19th October 2011

Anne Hathaway will star as Fantine in the big screen adaptation of 'Les Miserables'. The 'One Day' actress has officially signed up to the role alongside Hugh Jackman as Jean Valjean, the man released from...

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Anne Hathaway For Les Miserables?

30th August 2011

Anne Hathaway will star as Fantine in the big screen adaptation of 'Les Miserables'. The 'One Day' actress was approached to take on the role alongside Hugh Jackman as Jean Valjean, the man released from...

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Hugh Jackman For Les Miserables Role?

16th June 2011

Hugh Jackman has been approached to star in 'Les Miserables' as Jean Valjean. 'The King's Speech' filmmaker Tom Hooper - who won a Best Director Oscar for his work on the movie starring Colin Firth...

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Tom Hooper To Direct Les Miserables

25th March 2011

'The King's Speech' director Tom Hooper will take on a new movie version of 'Les Miserables'. The Oscar-winning filmmaker - who reportedly turned down a number of high profile projects including 'Iron Man 3' -...

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Dark Side Of Mandela To Be Revealed In Film

16th July 2007

British screen writer WILLIAM NICHOLSON will controversially depict NELSON MANDELA as a "rabbit on acid" in an upcoming biopic about the former South African leader's life. Nicholson, who has been working on a screenplay about...

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Gladiator The Musical?

14th May 2006

RIDLEY SCOTT's epic blockbuster GLADIATOR is set to be made into musical staged in London's West End. The Oscar-winning film, which starred Hollywood hardman RUSSELL CROWE, will be adapted for the stage by WILLIAM NICHOLSON,...

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Screenwriter Infuriated By Gladiator Kiss

25th May 2004

GLADIATOR screenwriter WILLIAM NICHOLSON fiercely opposed the decision to give RUSSELL CROWE's vengeful MAXIMUS a passionate moment in the film - as it ruined the movie. The RIDLEY SCOTT-directed epic was a massive success...

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