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Paramount Bosses Want Martin Scorsese For Evel Knievel Biopic

Deadline reports executives at the studio are pushing the project forward with a script written by William Monahan, the writer behind the 73-year-old director's 2006 gangster thriller The Departed, which picked up four Academy Awards,...

Mark Wahlberg Praises 'The Gambler' Remake

Remaking and rebooting older films is the bread and butter of modern Hollywood. Once in a while, a filmmaker decides to approach a previously known work in order to retell the story in a different...

Morgan Freeman Joins Sci-fi Movie Oblivion

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...

Ray Winstone Admits To Being A Technophobe

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...

By on 29 April 2009

Winstone To Play Ian Dury's Dad In Punk Biopic

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...

By on 23 April 2009

Farrell And Knightley In London Crime Caper

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...

By on 23 January 2009

Ray Winstone To Replace De Niro In Edge Of Darkness Remake

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...

By on 12 September 2008

Mel Gibson Back In Front Of Camera For Edge Of Darkness

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...

By on 29 April 2008

Dicaprio To Star In Al Qaeda Story

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,...

Scorsese Reteams With Oscar Partner And Jagger

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,...

Scorsese Finally Scores An Oscar

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...

Awards, Awards, Awards

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...

The Departed And Little Miss Sunshine Win Top Writers Guild Awards

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...

Wahlberg Confirms Being Approached To Star In The Departed Sequel

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...

The Departed To Spawn A Sequel?

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...

Chicago Critics Vote The Departed Best Film Of Year

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...

Departed Takes Top Honours From Southeastern Critics

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...

Damon Plays Polo

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...

Neeson And Thewlis Sign On For Heaven

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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