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Nicolas Winding Refn wants Christina Hendricks for Wonder Woman

Nicolas Winding Refn – the acclaimed director of the Pusher trilogy, Bronson and Cannes hit Drive – has, weirdly, long wanted to make a Wonder Woman movie. And as he told Vulture at the U.S. premiere of Drive, he wants Mad Men’s Christina Hendricks to star in it. Last year he told Movieline, “Wonder Woman, […]

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Cannes faves join Melbourne International Film Festival lineup

As if the first batch of titles announced for the 2011 Melbourne International Film Festival weren’t good enough (they were!), MIFF has unveiled 25 more features, all of which played at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival back in May. They include: Beauty (dir. Oliver Hermanus) Drive (dir. Nicholas Winding Refn) Elena (dir. Andrei Zvyagintsev) El […]

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The Tree of Life takes top prize at Cannes

Although Terrence Malick‘s The Tree of Life was met with a few boos following its debut screening at Cannes, the jury charged with handing out the festival’s top awards were more receptive, bestowing upon it the prestigious Palme d’Or for Best Film. At a press conference following this year’s awards ceremony, chair Robert De Niro […]

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Ryan Gosling in Drive is fast(er) and furious(er)

Back in January we named Nicolas Winding Refn‘s Drive the “16th most exciting film of 2011” based on its stellar cast alone. Now, having seen the first bit of footage from the picture, we’ll admit that we probably underestimated its potential awesomeness. Drive stars Gosling as a Hollywood stuntman who moonlights as a getaway driver for […]

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Christina Hendricks joins Drive

Nicolas Winding Refn‘s Drive is gearing up for production, and his increasingly impressive cast is beginning to rival Inception‘s “dream team” of actors. Mad Men‘s Christina Hendricks is the newest addition to the action thriller. She joins Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston, Albert Brooks and Oscar Isaac. The news of Hendricks’ involvement comes from […]

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