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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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

Dark Rooms, Bans And Bolshy Women: How The Cannes Jury Choose The Palme D'or Winner

What it's like to sit on the jury at the Cannes Film Festival and have the power to present the director of the very best movie with the prestigious Palme d'Or? This year, Steven Spielberg,...

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 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...

No Maguire Advice For Andrew Garfield

Andrew Garfield hasn't received any advice about 'Spider-Man' from Tobey Maguire. The British star - who has replaced the Hollywood hunk in the 'Spider-Man' franchise playing a younger Peter Parker for a forthcoming prequel -...

Bates Given Movie Portrait By Frears

KATHY BATES was given a special 60th birthday present from director STEPHEN FREARS - a portrait of the actress from their new film CHERI.Bates stars as a former courtesan in the period drama, alongside Michelle...

Frears: 'Stag Scene Is Packed With Deep Meaning'

Filmmaker STEPHEN FREARS included a touching stag scene in new movie THE QUEEN because the beast should have been "put down" - just like the English monarch. In the director's latest film, HELEN MIRREN portrays...

Dench Annoyed Her Riverboat Row Was Cut

DAME JUDI DENCH is furious with MRS HENDERSON PRESENTS director STEPHEN FREARS because the day she spent rowing up and down the River Thames has been cut down to a two minute sequence in the...

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