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Trailer Debut: Rush

Ron Howard’s real-life racing drama Rush has a brand new trailer, positioning it as a potential Oscar contender and definite pulse-quickener. Chris Hemsworth stars as Formula One driver James Hunt, with Daniel Brühl playing his rival Niki Lauda. The duo battled to dominate the FI circuit in the 1970s. With a screenplay from Peter Morgan (The Queen, Howard’s own Frost/Nixon), Rush certainly […]

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Sacha Baron Cohen still set for Freddie Mercury biopic

The much anticipated Freddie Mercury biopic is still on the schedule for Sacha Baron Cohen and will begin production in 2012, confirms Cinema Blend. Producer Graham King established the project’s status in a recent interview for his latest film with long-time collaborator Martin Scorsese, Hugo (in which Baron Cohen has a supporting role). King said of […]

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Chris Hemsworth teams up with Ron Howard for Rush

Thor himself, Chris Hemsworth, is in talks to star in Ron Howard‘s upcoming film Rush. According to Deadline, the movie tells the story of Formula One driver James Hunt and his rival Niki Lauda, who battled to dominate the FI circuit in the 1970s. Hemsworth would play Hunt. The script has been penned by Peter Morgan, […]

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Teaser Debut: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

Gary Oldman. Colin Firth. Mark Strong. Tom Hardy. Benedict Cumberbatch. Toby Jones. John Hurt. Independently, these actors offer up enough of a reason to see any movie. United, they propel a film into “must see right now” territory. Good news for us then that this batch of obscenely talented actors have all joined forces for the […]

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Sacha Baron Cohen to play Freddie Mercury

Sacha Baron Cohen has signed a deal to star as Freddie Mercury in an upcoming biopic of the Queen front man. According to Deadline, screenwriter Peter Morgan (The Queen – how fitting!) will pen the film, which will likely focus on the band’s formation, leading to their Live Aid appearance in 1985. Production is expected […]

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James Bond has been deactivated

Production on the next instalment of the James Bond franchise has been put on indefinite hold due to the uncertain financial situation of distributor Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, according to Business Week. The future of the Bond series (and indeed, the future of MGM) has been in doubt for much of the past 12 months. Michael G. Wilson […]

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Now is the season of our discontent – The Damned United review

The Damned United – Starring Michael Sheen, Timothy Spall and Colm Meaney. Directed by Tom Hooper. Rated M. By Simon Miraudo. Ask any soccer fan and they’ll tell you the same thing: You’ll find more drama in one season of football than in any of Shakespeare’s artsy-fartsy works. Take the story of Brian Clough; the […]

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