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I don.t know if you.re aware of this or not, but Renee Zellweger stopped acting. She churned out roles on the regular for almost two decades and then abruptly stopped. She hasn.t made a picture since 2010.s forgettable My Own Love Song, but that now seems poised to change thanks to her interest in a new project. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Zellweger is in advanced negotiations to join the indie drama The Whole Truth. The work will be directed by Courtney Hunt. The screenplay will be written by Nicholas Kazan, and apart from Zellweger, if she officially boards, it will star Daniel Craig. As of now, the plot isn.t being discussed publically, but it.s generally being described as a courtroom drama, with the James Bond actor allegedly playing the district attorney. During the mid-to-late 90s and early 2000s, Zellweger was among the biggest female »
• Charlize Theron is set to produce and potentially star in Everything Nice, an adaptation of Ellen Shanman’s novel about an ad exec who gets fired, moves back in with her widowed father, starts a flirtation with an old flame, and ends up teaching life skills to sixth-grade girls. One True Thing and Admission scribe Karen Croner is penning the script for Universal. [Deadline]
• Uma Thurman is in negotiations to join Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg in the comedy American Ultra for director Nima Nourizadeh. The film follows a stoner who gets targeted by a sinister government operation. Thurman will play »
- Lindsey Bahr
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Craig signed on to the film in late January, with the Chicago star joining discussions more recently.
The plot has been described as a "courtroom thriller", with Craig expected to play a district attorney in the drama.
The project would mark Zellweger's first film role since 2010's My Own Love Song. »
Hollywood’s obsession with John Grisham-style courtroom thrillers appears to have petered out over the past few years. The last legal drama I truly enjoyed was 2011′s The Lincoln Lawyer, and I can’t even name one cinematic entry in the subgenre that has emerged since then. So, it’s about time someone put their mind to resuscitating the courtroom thriller. The Whole Truth, which will likely release next year, may be the first project I’ve seen that could have a real shot at breathing new life into the subenre, especially now that it’s gained Oscar winner Renee Zellweger in a leading role.
Perhaps the most exciting aspect of the project »
- Isaac Feldberg
Here's a look at today's latest casting news: Uma Thurman in negotiations to join Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart in Nima Nourizadeh's American Ultra. Martin Sheen will join Warren Beatty's untitled Howard Hughes project, starring Alden Ehrenreich and Lily Collins. Renee Zellweger is in talks to star opposite Daniel Craig in Courtney Hunt's The Whole Truth. Thomas Kretschmann joins Zachary Quinto and Rupert Friend in Aleksander Bach's Hitman movie, Agent 47. Hit the jump for more on each film. First up from Heat Vision is word that Thurman is in negotiations for American Ultra, the action comedy scripted by Max Landis. The story centers on "an unmotivated stoner named Mike (Eisenberg) who lives with his girlfriend (Stewart) in a small, sleepy town. One night, their lives take an unexpected turn when Mike's past comes back to haunt him, and he becomes the target of a »
- Dave Trumbore
This would be Zellweger's first movie in four years. Perhaps "The Whole Truth," an indie directed by Courtney Hunt ("Frozen River"), can help revive her once-acclaimed career. In the early 2000s, the actress enjoyed many critical and commercial successes, from "Jerry Maguire" to "Chicago" to the "Bridget Jones Diary" movies. And she won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for "Cold Mountain" in 2004.
Choosing the indie route could be a smart strategy for the 44-year-old. Hey, look what it did for her former "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" co-star, »
- Kelly Woo
The plot of the film is yet to be disclosed. (Ani) »
- Machan Kumar
Untitled Howard Hughes Project
- Garth Franklin
Variety first reported in late January that Craig had signed on to the project in late January, a week ahead of the Berlin Film Festival.
Craig will begin shooting the 24th James Bond film in the fall with the release set for October and November of 2015.
THR.com first reported the news.
- Dave McNary
Renee Zellweger will star opposite Daniel Craig in the courtroom drama The Whole Truth. Craig signed onto the indie film in late January, ahead of the Berlin Film Festival, where FilmNation was selling the project to foreign markets. CAA is handling domestic rights. Story: Daniel Craig Circling to Star in 'The Whole Truth' The plot of the film is being kept under wraps for now, but sources say it's a courtroom thriller, with Craig playing a district attorney. Courtney Hunt (Frozen River) is set to direct, while Nicholas Kazan will write the script. Atlas Entertainment's Richard Suckle is producing. Zellweger's
- Borys Kit, Rebecca Ford
Bradley Cooper is still dating blonde girlfriend Suki Waterhouse and it may be getting serious, the actor is looking to get Suki to move in with him. Bradley recently admitted that his girlfriend is ''the one'' and he now wants her to consider moving in with him in California, but the 22-year-old British model is reluctant because of how well she's doing in the UK. A source said: ''Suki's career is flying in London. She's one of the hottest people on the London fashion scene and doesn't want to lose momentum. ''But Bradley is keen for them to live closer together, and has his home and production company, 22, in La. He's trying to tempt her to move so they won't have to fly around the world to see each other.'' The 39-year-old actor - who has previously dated actresses Zoe Saldana and Renée Zellweger and was married to Jennifer Esposito »
Russell Crowe and director Ron Howard repeat the one-two combination that made a winner of A Beautiful Mind with the story of 1930s American boxing hero James J Braddock. A mythical folk figure to millions suffering in the Depression, the journeyman boxer inspired a generation with his never-say-die approach. Craig Bierko packs a villainous punch as heavyweight nemesis Max Baer, though trainer Paul Giamatti and wife Renee Zellweger ensure there's plenty of support in Jimmy's corner. »
Jennifer Lawrence wants a stair-friendly Oscars dress this year - People Lamar Odam says that Khloé Kardashian "will always be" his wife - Us Weekly Krysten Ritter is returning to TV - Et Harry Styles is back in La after the Brit Awards - Lainey Gossip This star says she used to look like "a chubby Renée Zellweger" - HuffPost Celebrity Miley Cyrus's Bangerz tour could be in danger - Gossip Girl Britney Spears is a redhead now - E! Online What will Pink be doing at the Oscars? - Hollywood Reporter Ronan Farrow opens up about going to college at age 11 - The Frisky Good news for Anchorman fans - Moviefone »
- Brittney Stephens
Bradley Cooper is still dating beautiful girlfriend Suki Waterhouse and there were already wedding rumors circulating about the attractive couple. Expect that to now increase as Bradley has called Suki ''the one''. The 39-year-old actor - who has dated actresses Zoe Saldana and Renee Zellweger and was previously married to Jennifer Esposito - hit it off with the 22-year-old model after they met at the Elle Style Awards last February and he thinks the blonde beauty is perfect for him. He said: ''She's wonderful, the one for me. It feels great.'' Bradley's mum Gloria is ''backing'' the couple - who were seen cosying up to one another at the Ee BAFTA Awards at the Royal Opera House in London's Covent Garden on Sunday (16.02.14) - to get married and her initial worries about their age gap have ''vanished''. A source told The Sun newspaper: ''Gloria's been really won over by Suki. »
Let’s all give a great tip of the hat to Best Actor nominee Matthew McConaughey, a man who not long ago smirked and drawled his way through a string of bland romantic comedies, and was celebrated only for his sweaty dedication to his pectorals. In a swift and elegant turnaround, the 44-year-old spent the past three years disappearing into rich characters dreamed up by some of our best contemporary storytellers. Now his fans, and I count myself among them, love to talk about the artistic courage of such a bold reinvention.
Without taking away from his fine work, I »
- Karen Valby
Sure, Valentine's Day can be a romantic celebration with a significant other, but it's also a time to embrace being unattached. Helen Fielding - creator of Bridget Jones, whose relationship ups and downs have played out from novels to the big screen - created a playlist for all the single ladies out there on Feb. 14 that lists music Bridget (played by Renée Zellweger) would approve of. Sharing the selection of songs exclusively with People readers, the list contains everything from "Crazy for You" by Madonna, to "Littlest Things" by Lily Allen, and naturally, "Have You Met Miss Jones?" by Robbie Williams. »
- Dahvi Shira
You can put it down to luck, clever career management or a combination of the two, but there's no doubting that over the past three years Matthew McConaughey has pulled off a career comeback, a 'McConaissance', the likes of which Hollywood has rarely seen.
After a string of certified duffers - including Sahara, Fool's Gold and Ghosts of Girlfriends Past - McConaughey is now on a winning streak that could well culminate in him lifting the Best Actor Academy Award next month for Dallas Buyers Club. He's also one of the most in-demand A-listers around, with the likes of Steven Soderbergh, Martin Scorsese, Richard Linkater, William Friedkin and Christopher Nolan all casting him in prestige projects.
If McConaughey, the one-time shirtless, tussle-haired Texas Surfer, Dude, can turn things around so dramatically, surely there are other big name actors out there with a locker full of surprises? Digital Spy takes a »
So, we’ve arrived at the top 20, slowly creeping toward those films that are exactly what a romantic comedy should be. We’ve seen films that fall into the category, but lean more toward other genres. We’ve seen romantic films that are funny enough to be comedies, but don’t entirely represent the spirit of the rom-com, despite being brilliant films. Now, we form a clearer picture of what a romantic comedy is. Not all of the films in this section are necessarily “good,” but they’re all iconic, definitive romantic comedies (hence their inclusion). Memorability does not necessarily come partnered with quality. It means right place, right time.
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20. Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
- Joshua Gaul
Before: 84kg (13st 3lb/185lb)
After: 61kg (9st 8lb/134lb)
McConaughey has already scooped a number of industry accolades for his role in Dallas Buyers Club, which he prepared for by consuming only Diet Coke, egg whites, chicken and the odd spoonful of tapioca. He has won both the Screen Actors Guild award for best actor and the Golden Globe for best actor (drama). He has also been nominated for best actor at this year's Oscars.
Before: 70kg (10st 12lb/152lb)
After: 100kg (15st 10lb/220lb)
Although the film fell a little flat, Leto was praised for his portrayal of John Lennon's killer, Mark David Chapman, in the 2007 biographical film, Chapter 27. Fingers crossed that goes some way to making all the pints of microwaved »
- Ellie Violet Bramley
We’ve reached the near mid-point of this Definitive List; 20 down, 30 to go. As we move forward, the story of “boy meets girl” becomes more complicated, as plenty of stumbling blocks stand in the way: lack of experience, insecurity, unsupportive parents, and, as in most cases, ego. So, when we watch all these films, what do we learn? Hundreds of romantic comedies end happily, but none end in the same way. Perhaps there’s a method to the madness, but the more we tread through these highlights, the more it’s clear that to make an impact, you have to change the game or perfect the existing one.
#30. Bull Durham (1988)
Baseball movies had worn out their welcome a bit in the mid-80s and audiences weren’t clamoring for a romantic comedy based around the national pastime. Enter writer/director Ron Shelton, who decided to write a film based on »
- Joshua Gaul
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