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Joel and Ethan Coen, despite the fact that they are a duo, are a singular force in modern cinematic history. That is to say, if you’ll forgive the grammatical confusion, there is only one Coen Brothers. Their outstanding 1996 film is equally singular, despite the fact that there is now a fantastic TV series that shares both its title and geographical setting: FX’s Fargo.
The similarities between the two works stand out enough to give the unacquainted observer a reasonable amount of pause. We’re in a period of film and television history where direct remakes are going out of fashion, but fresh takes on older stories are becoming more and more in vogue, whether they’re the evil Maleficent, the troubled Norman Bates or the up and coming Commissioner Gordon. The surge in this type of adapted storytelling gives rise to a certain skepticism that would caution against »
- Darren Ruecker
Charlize Theron and Sean Penn will soon be spending a lot more time together. After all, it was recently reported that the lovebirds are teaming up on the upcoming movie, The Last Face. Penn will direct Theron in the African drama, which will also star Javier Bardem. According to Deadline, Theron will play a doctor who is doing humanitarian relief work in Africa amidst violent political conflicts in the region. She meets another doctor (Bardem) who is doing the same work, and the story revolves around tough moral decisions that must be made during a time of civil unrest. The professional pairing of Theron and Penn got us thinking about other real-life couples who decided to mix business with »
While there are plenty of celebrity families in Hollywood, some of the best star "twins" are the honorary ones - aka look-alikes. If you've ever done a double take while looking at Katy Perry and Zooey Deschanel, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Javier Bardem, or Amy Adams and Isla Fisher, we've got the ultimate treat for you. Keep reading to see 22 of the most mind-boggling look-alike sets who could totally pass as siblings in real life! Source: Getty View Slideshow › »
- Alyse Whitney
Sean Penn and Charlize Theron are getting more and more serious about each other, but recent reports that the actor popped the question are false. Friends of the couple "wouldn't be surprised" by a proposal, says the insider. "But she's not engaged - yet." The two took their romance public in January at Penn's third annual Help Haiti Home gala after appearing to be more than just friends during a holiday trip to Penn's beachfront home in Oahu, Hawaii, where the pair celebrated the New Year together. The Oscar winners then spent Valentine's Day weekend together in Cabo San Lucas. »
- Julie Jordan
• Gerard Butler is attached to star in the sci-fi adventure Geostorm. Longtime writer-producer Dean Devlin (Independence Day) is writing and directing the movie which posits a world where satellites can control the climate. When they begin to malfunction, Butler’s “charming satellite designer” has to work quickly to save the world from the imminent storm. [THR]
• Javier Bardem will join Charlize Theron and Adèle Exarchopoulos in the Sean Penn-directed movie The Last Face. Theron and Bardem will play doctors doing humanitarian work in a conflict-ridden region of Africa. Exarchopoulos will play a journalist. [Deadline]
- Lindsey Bahr
Apparently, last summer there was talk about Penelope Cruz taking a role in Sam Mendes’ follow up to Skyfall. This week in things we hope are true, a French magazine has found proof(?) that the actress will be in the movie. Sony put her name alongside Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, and Naomie Harris on a release update that included Bond 24. It’s possible that it was an administrative error, but if it wasn’t, how mother-effing great is that news?
Given the franchise’s grittier, more character-driven take since Casino Royale and its ability to attract a well-respected director like Mendes, it’s no surprise that they are finding higher caliber actresses willing to play Bond girls. And no offense, Denise Richards, but Academy Award winner Cruz is a major upgrade. She has done her best work in smaller films, working with directors like Ridley Scott, Woody Allen, and her old friend Pedro Almodovar. »
- Mily Dunbar
Telegraph interviewed Winona Ryder last month. Not sure how I missed this one but it's a good interview with smart comments on her career and age.
Shadowplay "things I read off the screen in In The Heat of the Night" interesting piece on 1967's Best Picture
Playbill has a history of Cabaret's journey from the pages of "Goodbye to Berlin" to the stage and screen
Pajiba on Rob Lowe's "awesome" Reddit Ama
- NATHANIEL R
Africa-set drama about a doctor working in famine relief zone set to become Penn's fifth film behind the camera
Penn's fifth film behind the cameras stars Javier Bardem and Charlize Theron as a doctor and relief worker who become involved. Bardem, described as a talented and charismatic medic, must eventually choose between romance and dedication to his work saving lives in war zones. Adele Exarchopoulos, the young French star of controversial Cannes Palme d'Or winner Blue Is the Warmest Colour, has been cast as a journalist.
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- Ben Child
Back in the summer of last year there was some talk of Penelope Cruz securing a role in Sam Mendes' developing follow-up to Skyfall. While no more was heard in the immediate weeks and months following, Cruz has now once again been linked to Bond 24, via what seems to be a credible source. The French Premiere magazine has spotted her name next to Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes and Naomie Harris on a Sony release update.If that's accurate, and not just an admin cock-up within Sony's PR, it marks a pleasing casting symmetry with Skyfall, which starred Cruz' husband Javier Bardem as the villainous Silva.As a Bond-girl - whatever that now means in these slightly more enlightened Bond days - Cruz would be an unusually high-profile choice, and the first Oscar-winner to take such a role (Halle Berry won her Academy Award post-Bond). But she's picking her roles carefully lately, »
Here's the latest casting news from Hollywood: Javier Bardem joins The Last Face, Sean Penn's directorial effort starring Charlize Theron and Adele Exarchopoulos. Terrence Howard has joined Peter Billingsley's crime thriller,Term Life, starring Vince Vaughn, Hailee Steinfeld, and Bill Paxton. Ken Marino has signed on to Rob Letterman's Goosebumps adaptation that stars Jack Black, Amy Ryan, and Dylan Minnette. Hit the jump for more on each project. First up from Variety is word that Javier Bardem joins The Last Face, which we previously reported as being titled The Last Space. In that write-up, Theron was in talks to join the African-set romantic drama, but now it looks like the trio of principal cast members are set. Penn directs from an Erin Dignam script that sees Theron playing a relief worker, Bardem as a doctor in Africa who is forced to choose between romance and dedication to his work, »
- Dave Trumbore
The Africa-set story would appear to be a good fit for Lionsgate International to board as sales agent in the run-up to Cannes next month. At time of writing no parties had confirmed this.
The story centres on two humanitarian doctors who meet in war-torn Africa. The story is based on a screenplay by Erin Dignam and is expected to shoot in Africa.
Penn and Pohlad have collaborated on three prior occasions — Into The Wild, The Tree Of Life and Fair Game — while Penn and Bardem recently wrapped production on Silver Pictures/StudioCanal’s The Gunman for Pierre Morel.
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- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
The project would appear to be a good fit for Lionsgate International to board as international sales agent and bring to Cannes next month. At time of writing no parties had confirmed this.
The story centres on two humanitarian doctors who meet in war-torn Africa.
Lionsgate International’s Summit International handled sales on all three films. »
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
Well, it didn't take long for details about Sean Penn's next directorial effort to come together, and he's lining up a killer cast. With Adele Exarchapoulos and Charlize Theron lining up roles in the past couple days, one more puzzle piece has been sorted out. Javier Bardem has been added to the film, now apparently called "The Last Face" not "The Last Space," with the Erin Dignam penned script following "a talented and charismatic doctor (Bardem) who is forced to choose between his love for an American relief worker (Theron) or his dedication to saving lives in war-torn African nations." The "Blue Is The Warmest Color" star will play a journalist and this all sounds Very Important, but that cast is pretty undeniable. The production will film in Africa this summer. [Variety] Adrien Brody has joined Salma Hayek and Shohreh Aghdashloo in the adaptation of Dalia Sofer's "The Septembers Of Shiraz. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
The story follows a talented and charismatic doctor (Bardem) forced to choose between his love for an American relief worker (Theron) and his dedication to saving lives in war-torn African nations.
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- Garth Franklin
Penn will direct from a script by Erin Dignam with producers aiming to begin shooting this summer in Africa.
Theron will play a relief worker and Bardem will play a doctor in Africa with Bardem’s character being forced to choose between romance and dedication to his work. Exarchopoulos (“Blue Is the Warmest Color”) has been cast as a journalist.
The drama focuses on a talented and charismatic doctor (Bardem) who is forced to choose between his love for an American relief worker (Theron) or his dedication to saving lives in war-torn African nations.
- Dave McNary
Back in June, Yahoo reported that actress Penélope Cruz was rumored to play the next Bond Girl in Bond 24, although that report was debunked just a few weeks later. As it turns out, that initial report may have been true after all, with Premiere France spotting the actress' name on Sony's recent release schedule update, where she was listed next to confirmed stars Daniel Craig (007/James Bond), Ralph Fiennes (M) and Naomie Harris (Moneypenny).
If it turns out to be true, Penélope Cruz, who turns 40 later this month, will be the oldest Bond girl in franchise history. Her husband Javier Bardem portrayed 007's nemesis Silva in 2012's Skyfall. Back in October, we reported that Kate Upton and Helen Flanagan were in contention for the coveted role, but we haven't heard anything else regarding their involvement since then. There is also a new report from Aftonbladet.se that »
Oscar winner Javier Bardem will star opposite Charlize Theron in Sean Penn's African drama “The Last Face,” an individual familiar with the project told TheWrap. Penn will direct from a script by Erin Dingam, an actress appeared in Penn's “The Crossing Guard” and recently wrote the William Hurt movie “The Yellow Handkerchief.” Also read: Charlize Theron in Talks to Star in Sean Penn's ‘The Last Face’ (Exclusive) Penn will co-star in the indie movie, which is awaiting a green light from River Road's Bill Pohlad, who is producing with Bill Gerber and Matt Palmieri. Described as a love story, »
- Jeff Sneider
With Bond 24 gearing up to head into production this summer, casting news is starting to heat up. Last week, we heard that Chiwetel Ejiofor might be playing the lead villain and now, we’re learning that Penelope Cruz may have already joined film in an undisclosed role. It’s important to note that this has not been officially confirmed yet by the studio. Rather, it comes from France’s Premiere magazine, who spotted a listing for the film that included Cruz’s name on the cast list.
Despite the lack of an official confirmation, Cruz’s involvement makes sense. She was rumored for the film last year and her husband, Javier Bardem, played the main baddie in Skyfall. As for which role she’s in (if she has indeed signed on), last year’s rumor pointed to her being the new Bond girl, which we can definitely see happening. »
- Matt Joseph
It looks like Sean Penn is set for the director's chair for the fifth time in his career with "The Last Face," a drama starring Charlize Theron, Javier Bardem and "Blue is the Warmest Color" starlet Adèle Exarchopoulos. Theron will star as a doctor doing humanitarian relief work in Africa with the continent's violent political conflicts as a backdrop. Bardem will play another doctor and the story revolves around "tough moral decisions that must be made during time of civil unrest," according to Deadline. Exarcopoulos, the outlet reports, will play a journalist. The film is being produced by River Road and Bill Pohlad, who produced Penn's last film, "Into the Wild," and Terrence Malick's "The Tree of Life," which starred the actor/director. Bill Gerber and Matt Palmieri are also on board as producers. "The Yellow Handkerchief" scribe Erin Dingam (who had a role in Penn's "The Crossing Guard") is writing. »
- Kristopher Tapley
River Road is in negotiations to produce and finance Sean Penn's upcoming directorial effort The Last Face. Javier Bardem and Charlize Theron will star in the project, which has been floating around for years, once with Robin Wright and Ryan Gosling attached to star. The drama focuses on a talented and charismatic doctor (Bardem) who is forced to choose between his love for an American relief worker (Theron) and his dedication to saving lives in war-torn African nations. Back in the mid-2000s, Inferno Entertainment and Lola Films was on board the project, which had Erin Dignam in the
- Tatiana Siegel
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