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Da Vinci Code Sequel Set In Motion

Studio executives are so thrilled by the box office performance of THE DA VINCI CODE, they are desperate to convince star TOM HANKS and director RON HOWARD to sign on for the next installment. Author...

The Da Vinci Code Dropped In Minsk

THE DA VINCI CODE is no longer being shown in the Belarussian capital Minsk after Christian groups complained the controversial movie is offensive. RON HOWARD's adaptation of DAN BROWN's bestselling novel was only in cinemas...

Da Vinci Code Cleared In India

Controversial movie adaptation THE DA VINCI CODE has been approved by censors in India, despite a string of protests from Christians seeking to have the TOM HANKS-starring film banned. The movie was given an adult...

Catholic League Joy At Da Vinci Slamming

US civil rights group The Catholic League were thrilled at reports controversial movie adaptation THE DA VINCI CODE failed to wow audiences at its premieres this week (begs15MAY06). The organisation rapidly circulated a press release...

Bettany Lied To Howard

English actor PAUL BETTANY lied to RON HOWARD when he was offered the role of albino monk SILAS in THE DA VINCI CODE, after telling the director he had already read the DAN BROWN novel....

Mckellen Courts Controversy At Cannes

English actor IAN MCKELLEN is bemused by the controversy over THE DA VINCI CODE novel and movie, insisting Christians should be happy with the theory that JESUS CHRIST married and produced a bloodline. The gay...

Director Dismisses Da Vinci Code Damnation

THE DA VINCI CODE director RON HOWARD used his film's star-studded world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival last night (17MAY06) to launch a scathing attack on the poor reviews the film has attracted from...

The Da Vinci Code Savaged By Critics

Film critics have savaged controversial movie THE DA VINCI CODE ahead of its world premiere on the opening day of the Cannes Film Festival. Director RON HOWARD's adaptation of DAN BROWN's bestselling novel - which...

Nun Follows Da Vinci Protest To Cannes

A nun who protested during the filming of THE DA VINCI CODE is continuing her vigil at the Cannes Film Festival, where the film premieres today (19MAY06). SISTER MARY MICHAEL lead a 12-hour vigil outside...

Da Vinci Crew Train Makes Record

The train carrying stars of THE DA VINCI CODE to its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival made it into the Guinness Book of World Records yesterday (16MAY06), after completing the longest non-stop international...

Reno Confirms Chirac Casting Attempt

Actor JEAN RENO was stunned when French President JACQUES CHIRAC tried to land him a role in THE DA VINCI CODE film - because he'd already been cast. Chirac hit the headlines last year (05)...

Molina Bemused By Da Vinci Code Uproar

THE DA VINCI CODE star ALFRED MOLINA is baffled by the Catholic Church's continued protests against the movie, insisting their actions are simply publicising the controversial adaptation. The movie, which is based on DAN BROWN's...

Bettany Too Buff For Connolly

PAUL BETTANY disappointed his wife JENNIFER CONNOLLY by bulking up for new film THE DA VINCI CODE - because she liked him better as a pale, skinny Englishman. The actor, who plays evil monk SILAS...

Tautou's Photo Evidence

AUDREY TAUTOU was so stunned to be auditioned for the part of SOPHIE NEVEU in THE DA VINCI CODE, she took a photograph of director RON HOWARD as proof. The AMELIE star always keeps her...

Cannes Festival Police On Strike

Police in Cannes will stage a two-hour strike on 19 May (06) in a bid to disrupt the French towns famous film festival's opening screening of THE DA VINCI CODE. Hundreds of police officers in...

Bettany The Non-believer

THE DA VINCI CODE star PAUL BETTANY no longer follows Catholicism, despite being brought up a believer in the faith. Bettany, who plays a member of the secretive Catholic sect Opus Dei in director RON...

Howard Shuns Calls For Da Vinci Code Disclaimer

LATEST: Director RON HOWARD has dismissed calls for his film THE DA VINCI CODE to include a disclaimer as unnecessary. Opus Dei had asked film-makers to make it clear the TOM HANKS-starring movie is a...

Tatou Rejected Da Vinci Role

French actress AUDREY TAUTOU almost missed the opportunity of starring in THE DA VINCI CODE - because she was on holiday in Mexico at the time. Tatou, famous for her starring role in 2001's AMELIE,...

Hanks Pokes Fun At Da Vinci Code Controversy

TOM HANKS poked fun at the religious controversy surrounding his new film THE DA VINCI CODE by facing criticism from mock priests, cardinals, nuns, Popes and even JESUS CHRIST as he guest hosted US comedy...

Anglican Church Challenges Da Vinci Code

Anglican Church leaders in Sydney, Australia, are attempting to educate cinemagoers when THE DA VINCI CODE is released later this month (MAY06), by screening their own mini-movie in cinemas. The 20-second clip will tell "the...

Da Vinci Bosses Veto Opus Dei Viewing

LATEST: The movie adaptation of THE DA VINCI CODE has sparked further uproar after Sony Pictures denied Catholic group Opus Dei, who are depicted in the film, an advance viewing. Opus Dei, who are portrayed...

Howard Accepts Westminster Abbey Ban

Movie-maker RON HOWARD accepts the British royal family had no choice but to ban him from filming THE DA VINCI CODE scenes at Westminster Abbey in London - because they couldn't afford the controversy. The...

Howards Team Up For New Movie

RON HOWARD and his daughter BRYCE DALLAS HOWARD are teaming up on the big screen for the first time since HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS, after the director agreed to helm new film THE LOOK...

Da Vinci Follow-up Delayed

The release of DAN BROWN's sequel to the THE DA VINCI CODE has been postponed until next year (07). The follow-up to the best-selling book will reportedly explore the mysterious subject of Freemasonry. Although the...

Appeal Upholds Brown's Da Vinci Plagiarism Innocence

THE DA VINCI CODE author DAN BROWN has again been cleared of allegations be breached copyright and plagiarised the best-seller's plot, this time in New York City. The 2nd US Circuit Court Of Appeals upheld...

Howard's Da Vinci Dilemma

Director RON HOWARD was thrilled when French President JACQUES CHIRAC allowed him to film THE DA VINCI CODE in Parisian gallery La Louvre - but he was then restricted at every turn. La Louvre was...

Brown Faces Another Da Vinci Code Plagiarism Claim

Author DAN BROWN has been accused of plagiarism in THE DA VINCI CODE just days after he was cleared in London's High Court of similar allegations. Russian art historian DR MIKHAIL ANIKIN, a LEONARDO DA...

Da Vinci Code Verdict Finds Brown Innocent Of Plagiarism

THE DA VINCI CODE author DAN BROWN has been cleared in London's High Court of allegations he breached copyright and plagiarised the best-seller's plot. MICHAEL BAIGENT and RICHARD LEIGH had insisted Brown ripped off their...

Howard To Make Iraq War Picture

RON HOWARD is set to follow in the footsteps of military movie JARHEAD when he directs LAST MAN HOME, a film set in war-torn Iraq. The project details the search for a Gulf War soldier...

Dunst Goes To Cannes

KIRSTEN DUNST's new period movie MARIE-ANTOINETTE has been selected to compete at the coveted Cannes Film Festival in May (06). The SOFIA COPPOLA-directed film, co-starring SPIDER-MAN actor JASON SCHWARTZMAN, sees a 19-year-old Viennese girl became...

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