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The Program Pushed Ben Foster To The Limit

Foster transformed his entire physique to play Lance Armstrong in Stephen Frears' new biopic The Program. And Foster admits that he didn't know much about the cyclist beforehand. "I knew he was the greatest at...

Directors And Playwrights Pay Tribute To Veteran Producer

A group of British directors and playwrights including Mike Leigh and Stephen Frears have written an open letter in tribute to movie industry veteran David Rose to mark his 90th birthday.The letter was published in...

12 Years A Slave Leads London Critics' Circle Nominations

'12 Years a Slave' leads the 2014 London Critics' Circle Film Awards nominations.The Steve McQueen-directed slavery era drama has received nine nominations at the annual awards ceremony - which will take place in London on...

J.j. Abrams Eyes D.v. Devincentis To Write Armstrong Biopic

J.J. Abrams is eyeing D.V. DeVincentis to write his Lance Armstrong biopic.The 'Star Trek Into Darkness' director and Paramount Pictures are set to produce a movie based on New York Times journalist Juliet Macur's book...

Bafta Bound, But Could 'Philomena' Feature At The Oscars?

Don't laugh. We're serious. Stephen Frears' new movie Philomena, based on the investigative book by BBC correspondent Martin Sixsmith, could well figure in the behemoth that is the American movie awards season following stunning reviews...

Critics Agree, 'Philomena' Is A "Serious" Comedy That Needs To Be Seen

Philomena stars Judi Dench as Philomena Lee in the movie adaptation of Martin Sixsmith's 2009 novel The Lost Children of Philomena Lee. Co-starring Steve Coogan as Sixsmith, the film is an emotionally moving and shocking...

First Look: Ben Foster As Lance Armstrong, What Do We Think? [Picture]

The first look at Ben Foster as Lance Armstrong in Stephen Frears's untitled biopic has rolled out online, showing the young American actor tearing through a likely French street in his recognisable Postal Service colours.Ben...

Steve Coogan Loves Imitating James Bond

Steve Coogan still enjoys impersonating James Bond.The 'Philomena' actor, who spoofed 007 in his 2011 movie 'The Trip,' provided some light entertainment for his co-stars, including Dame Judi Dench, on the set of the new...

Ben Foster, Chris O'dowd Confirmed For Lance Armstrong Biopic

Ben Foster and Chris O'Dowd will star in a biopic about Lance Armstrong.The 32-year-old actor - who was first linked to play the disgraced cyclist in July - has officially signed on for the lead...

Dame Judi Dench Will Haunt Next Bond Film

Dame Judi Dench has joked she'll haunt the next James Bond film.The 78-year-old actress' character M - who she played for six years - was killed off in the last 007 movie 'Skyfall' after she...

Stephen Frears Urges Pope To Watch His Movie

British director Stephen Frears is urging Pope Francis to watch his film condemning the Catholic Church's adoption policy.Philomena, directed by Frears, tells the story of Irish babies who were sold for $1,558 (£1,000) to American...

The Dramatic Side Of Steve Coogan In 'Philomena'

Steve Coogan is known for his seminal character: Alan Partridge. He even mocked the disparity of popularity between his work with a live show entitled ‘Steve Coogan Live - As Alan Partridge And Other Less...

Bradley Cooper Eyes Another Lance Armstrong Biopic

Bradley Cooper is in talks to produce and star in Lance Armstrong biopic 'Red Blooded American'.The Oscar-nominated 'Silver Linings Playbook' actor is being linked to Warner Bros.' new project which will be directed by Jay...

Ben Foster To Play Lance Armstrong In New Biopic

Ben Foster is in talks to play Lance Armstrong in a biopic by Stephen Frears.The 32-year-old actor looks set to star as the disgraced cyclist in the film which will focus on the seven-time Tour...

Ben Foster Lined-up To Play Lance Armstrong In Movie Biopic

Ben Foster has emerged as the number one candidate to take on the role as Lance Armstrong in the upcoming biopic about the seven-time Tour de France winner who was stripped of his titles in...

Venice Film Festival Announces Lineup

The Venice Film Festival announced today (Thursday) that Gravity, a 3D thriller from director Alfonso Cuaron, will open its 70th edition on August 28 and that Thierry Ragobert's Amazonia, also in 3D, will close it...

First Look At Judi Dench And Steve Coogan In 'Philomena' [Picture]

Stephen Frears' new film Philomena stars Dame Judi Dench and Steve Coogan. The first picture of the film was released yesterday (Monday 16th July) and shows the two British actors in an evidently emotional scene....

Cannes Jury Deliberations Will Be 'Heated'

Stephen Frears says the Cannes Film Festival jury's deliberations are ''heated''.The filmmaker headed the prestigious award ceremony's panel of jurors in 2007 - when the top Palme d'Or prize went to Romanian film '4 Months,...

Dominic West Among Stars Fighting To Save London Hospital

Actor Dominic West, singer Annie Lennox and director Stephen Frears are among the stars who have joined the fight to save a north London hospital from cut backs.The stars have all criticised plans to close...

Hot Tickets! This Weekend’S Us Movie Releases: Hyde Park On Hudson, Playing For Keeps, Lay The Favorite, Bad Kids Go To Hell

Kind of a disappointing showing this week folks, best hold on for those Christmas heartwarmers, or, if you’re one of the 56 people left on the globe that haven’t seen Skyfall, that’s probably still showing…Hyde...

Jean Paul Gaultier Wants Galliano Return

Jean Paul Gaultier thinks John Galliano needs to ''come back'' to fashion.The French designer hopes the disgraced former Dior head - who was caught making anti-Semitic marks on a number of occasions while drunk -...

Catherine Zeta-jones Joins Side Effects

Catherine Zeta-Jones has signed up to star in 'Side Effects'. The 'Chicago' actress will join Jude Law, Channing Tatum and Blake Lively in the movie, written by Scott Z. Burns and to be directed about...

Stephen Frears' The Hit Remake Dreams Realised

The Queen director Stephen Frears' dreams have come true - he has been asked to direct the Hollywood remake of his cult 1984 movie The Hit.The British moviemaker told WENN about plans to revamp the...

Rebecca Hall Hounded Stephen Frears For Audition

British actress Rebecca Hall hounded director Stephen Frears for the role of a tenacious stripper in Lay Of The Favourite, after learning he had his mind set on an American to play the part.The Prestige...

Stephen Frears To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

The Queen director Stephen Frears is to be honoured with the European Film Academy's Lifetime Achievement Award.The filmmaker was selected by officials for his "outstanding and dedicated body of work" and he will pick up...

Vince Vaughn Joins Gambling Comedy

Vince Vaughn has joined the cast of 'Lay The Favorite'. The 'Break-Up' star will star alongside Bruce Willis, Justin Timberlake and Catherine Zeta -Jones in the Stephen Frears directed gambling comedy drama. It is based...

Catherine Zeta Jones To Lay The Favorite?

Catherine Zeta Jones is in talks to play Bruce Willis' wife in new movie 'Lay The Favorite' The Welsh actress - who recently received a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) for...

Stephen Frears' Comedy Love

Stephen Frears made 'Tamara Drewe' for people to laugh.The British director - whose 2006 movie 'The Queen' led Dame Helen Mirren to pick up the Best Actress Oscar - wanted to make a humorous film,...

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