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Sandra Bullock To Lead All-Female Cast Of 'Ocean's Eleven' Re-Make


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Sandra Bullock is to lead the cast of an all-female re-boot of the classic movie Ocean’s Eleven, according to a new report. The project will also see her re-unite with her Our Brand Is Crisis collaborator George Clooney, who will be taking up a production role.

It’s the latest example of Hollywood’s recent preference for re-booting old movies with a female cast, such as the upcoming Ghostbusters movie which stars Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy, and the Marvel comic book adaptation Doctor Strange, which will feature Tilda Swinton as 'The Ancient One', a role that was originally thought to be occupied by a male actor.

Sandra BullockSandra Bullock will apparently be heading up an all-female re-make of 'Ocean's Eleven'

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Steven Soderbergh Recuts 'Raiders Of The Lost Ark' As Silent Movie


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It's nice to know that Steven Soderbergh isn't just spending his retirement sitting around watching Sex, Lies and Videotape or Out of Sight on DVD. The acclaimed director surprised fans on Tuesday (September 23) with a website post that included a recut version of Steven Spielberg's Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark, turning it into a black-and-white silent movie to highlight the important of staging in cinema.

Steven SoderberghSteven Soderbergh has recut Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark

Noting that it was a project for "educational purposes only", Soderbergh said: "I operate under the theory a movie should work with the sound off, and under that theory, staging becomes paramount." In some segments, the director replaces the sound with sounds lifted from Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross's compositions for The Social Network.

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Matthew McConaughey Is Not In 'Magic Mike XXL'. But Andie MacDowell Is.


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Matthew McConaughey will not reprise his role as strip-club owner Dallas in sequel Magic Mike XXL, according to director Greg Jacobs. Since his performance in the first movie, McConaughey has won an Oscar for Dallas Buyers Club, stole The Wolf of Wall Street with just a couple of scenes and delivered one of the finest TV drama performances of all time as Rust Cohle in True Detective.

Matthew McConaugheyMatthew Mcconaughey will not return as Dallas in 'Magic Mike XXL'

All that has success means McConaughey is in demand and as well as Interstellar and Gus Vant Sant's Sea of Trees, the actor presumably has numerous movies in development. 

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Positive Reviews Ahead Of 'The Knick' Premiere On Cinemax


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All eyes are on the upcoming series ‘The Knick’ ahead of its premiere on US television tomorrow evening. The period medical drama features the likes of Clive Owen and Andre Holland and is directed by Steven Soderbergh.

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Clive Owen stars in the upcoming medical period drama 'The Knick'

The show revolves around the personal lives and professional struggles of Dr. John Thackery (Owen) and the staff of New York’s Knickerbocker Hospital at the turn of the twentieth century. Thackery leads a surgical team as it battles against high mortality rates and financial troubles, while at the same time he battles a personal cocaine and opium habit.

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Opening Night After Party For The Library - Arrivals

Ben Livingston, Daryl Sabara, Lili Taylor, Scott Z. Burns, Jennifer Westfeldt, Chloe Grace Moretz, Tamara Tunie, Michael O'Keefe and Steven Soderbergh - Opening night after party for The Library at the Public Theater - Arrivals. - New York, New York, United States - Tuesday 15th April 2014

Ben Livingston, Daryl Sabara, Lili Taylor, Scott Z. Burns, Jennifer Westfeldt, Chloe Grace Moretz, Tamara Tunie, Michael O'keefe and Steven Soderbergh
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Daryl Sabara, Jennifer Westfeldt and Chloe Grace Moretz

Channing Tatum Writes 'Magic Mike' Roadtrip Sequel Under Gaze Of McConaughey Bust


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Channing Tatum has confirmed that a Magic Mike sequel is in the works by posting a photo of himself, pen and paper in hand, looking at a plaster bust of fellow actor Matthew Mcconaughey. Tatum, who had ditched his Magic Mike G-string and rip-off clothing, announced that he was writing the next in the semi-autobiographical stripper comedy's instalment.

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Channing Tatum Has Confirmed That He's Writing The 'Magic Mike' Sequel.

"What better way to start writing #MagicMike2 than with my old friend Dallas?#runatribe," he captioned the photo in which he sports a feathered trilby and grey cardigan whilst working at his desk. It is said that the new movie will revolve around a roadtrip as the male strippers go on tour.

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Alfonso Cuaron Improves His Oscar Chances Even Further With DGA Award Win


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Alfonso Cuaron with his shiny and impressive award

Alfonso Cuaron looks like a firm favourite to take home the Academy Award for Best Director when the Oscars roll around this March. The Gravity director was given the top gong at last night's (25 Jan.) Directors Guild Of America Awards, an honour than can only heighten his chances of taking home Hollywood's top prize in a few weeks.

In only seven instances in the DGA Awards' 66 year history has the Best Director Oscar gone to someone who has not won the top honour for directors, with the last instance of this happening coming last year when Ben Affleck won the award, but was not even nominated for the Best Director category at the Oscars for his work on Argo. According to Oddschecker.com, Cuaron is the odds on favourite to take home the Best Director gong in March's ceremony, with 12 Years A Slave director Steve McQueen his nearest competitor.

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DGA 2014 Pressroom

Steven Soderbergh - The 66th Annual DGA Awards 2014 - Pressroom - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 26th January 2014

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Steven Soderbergh and Jon Favreau
Paris Barclay, Steven Soderbergh, Michael Apted and Taylor Hackford

HBO's Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Post Award Reception

Steven Soderbergh and guest - HBO's Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Post Award Reception at The Plaza at the Pacific Design Center - Los Angeles, CA, United States - Sunday 22nd September 2013

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Steven Soderbergh
Steven Soderbergh and Guest

Channing Tatum To Produce Broadway Adaptation Of Magic Mike


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There’s no denying the success of Magic Mike – for whatever reason, the film, which was made for just $7 million, out of Channing Tatum and Steven Soderbergh’s own pockets, went on to make $167 million internationally. After such an unexpected success, it seems natural that Tatum and Soderbergh would look to extend the Magic Mike brand – rumors are swirling of an upcoming sequel, but before that, Broadway seems like a perfect fit for the story.

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Tatum funded the film out of his own pocket.

After all, the film already features a company of dancing men, not to mention lots and lots of costume changes. It’s practically a Broadway hit, waiting to be made. The only thing missing to turn this into a musical is the songs. Speaking of which, Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey, creators of award-winning show Next to Normal, have been signed up to write the songs, while Glee’s very own Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa has been enlisted to pen the book.

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Meet Robert Downey Jr, Forbes' Highest Paid Actor In The World


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Robert Downey Jr, the star of The Avengers and Iron Man 3 - two of the biggest grossing movies in history, has been named Forbes' highest paid actor on the planet with annual estimated earnings of $75 million.

The 48-year-old - who's enjoyed somewhat of a career resurgence over the past decade thanks to Marvel's big-budget blockbusters - pulled in more than $1 billion at the box-office.

Though Downey Jr is the predictable No.1, perhaps most surprising is the entry of Channing Tatum in second place on this year's list. The new father who both financed and starred in Steven Soderbergh's Magic Mike, made around $60 million.

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'The Wolf Of Wall Street' Trailer: Could It Finally Be Leonardo DiCaprio's Time? [Trailer And Pictures]


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Wow, this one looks pretty damn good doesn't it? The Wolf of Wall Street trailer, starring Leonardo Dicaprio as stockbroker Jordan Belfort, exploded onto the internet on Sunday (June 16, 2013) with tons of verve and energy. Directed by Martin Scorsese and based on Belfort's memoirs, the movie boasts a pretty stellar cast headed by DiCaprio and held firmly together by a particularly strong and funny looking performance from the excellent Matthew Mcconaughey

Leonardo DiCaprio as Jordan Belfort in Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall StreetLeonardo DiCaprio as Jordan Belfort in Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street

New York stockbroker Belfort refused to cooperate in a large FBI fraud case involving corruption into corporate banking and mob infiltration, living a hard-partying lifestyle at the same time. He made thousands of dollars a minute, spending it on sex, drugs and international travel before it all came crashing down. 

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Video - 'Behind The Candelabra' Screenwriter Richard Lagravenese Discusses Film In New Featurette


'Behind The Candelabra' screenwriter Richard Lagravenese talks about the new movie biopic about Liberace and his secret love affair with his driver in a new featurette. He praises Michael Douglas' and Matt Damon's performances and director Steven Soderbergh's vision.

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Behind The Candelabra - Clips


An extraordinary tale of friendship and romance is set to hit our screens as the secret affair between world-class entertainer Liberace and his faithful young assistant Scott Thorson is brought to film. When Scott met the flamboyant pianist almost 40 years his senior, he was spellbound by the grandeur and luxury amidst which he lived. Equally, Liberace was charmed by the youth and beauty he saw in Scott and embraced him as a companion, a brother, a son and, later, his lover. However, the romance was not without its turmoil, with the couple regularly engaging in blazing rows mostly due to drugs and alcohol on Scott's part, the secrecy of their relationship and Liberace's shocking insistence that Scott undergo facial surgery to resemble a younger version of himself. Over their five year relationship, this unlikely pair went through every emotion possible while Liberace vehemently denied any passion between himself and his driver.

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Behind The Candelabra Reviews – Critics Fall In Love With Liberace Soderbergh’s Swansong


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Side Effects was supposed to be Steven Soderbergh’s last film, but the sequence of events that led it from being a TV movie to a fully fledged feature conspired in the director’s favor, as Behind The Candelabra is much better way to say goodbye.

The critics have well and truly fallen in love with Soderbergh’s depiction of Liberace in Behind The Candelabra. “Buffed to a typical HBO high gloss, Candelabra is a visual feast,” say USA Today. “It shines brightest in those moments where it captures the rhythms of a relationship in its first blush of affection and its seemingly inevitable collapse.” This never happens, but if you peruse the reviews of this film on Rotten Tomatoes, you won’t see a green splat; just shiny red tomatoes. With 93%, this film is certified fresh. “Who'd have thought Michael Douglas and Matt Damon would make such an astonishing, convincing on-screen couple? Steven Soderbergh, that's who...” say Empire Magazine. “If showbusiness is the business of showing off, nobody did it better than Liberace,” comment the Financial Times.

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