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Michael Nyqvist, ‘Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’ Star, Dies at 56

Michael Nyqvist, ‘Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’ Star, Dies at 56
Swedish actor Michael Nyqvist, who starred in the original “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” films alongside Noomi Rapace, died on Tuesday following a battle with lung cancer, his representative confirmed. He was 56.

“On behalf of Michael Nyqvist’s representatives and family, it is with deep sadness that I can confirm that our beloved Michael, one of Sweden’s most respected and accomplished actors, has passed away quietly surrounded by family after a year long battle with lung cancer,” said his rep in a statement. “Michael’s joy and passion were infectious to those who knew and loved him. His charm and charisma were undeniable, and his love for the arts was felt by all who had the pleasure of working with him.”

Though best known for his role in the Swedish “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” trilogy, Nyqvist also broke into American film. He played the villain alongside Tom Cruise in “Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol
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Big-Time Hollywood Producer -- My Malibu Home's Gotta Go ... For $13 Million! (Photo Gallery)

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Producer and former CAA agent Steve Alexander repped the likes of Jeff Bridges and Natalie Portman, and from the looks of his Malibu home ... he lives just as well as them. Steve's actually unloading the stunning 5 bedroom, 7 bath mansion on Point Dume for $12.995 million. There's a pool, spa, fire pit and a dining area with a wood burning pizza oven. There's also a walking path to Little Dume beach -- it is the 'Bu after all.
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Applications open for Heath Ledger Scholarship

Heath Ledger.

Applications are now open for the eighth annual Heath Ledger Scholarship run by Australians in Film.

Established in memory of Australian actor Heath Ledger, who served as an ambassador for AiF, the scholarship is open to emerging Australian actors 18-35 years old.

Since the prize was established in 2008, $230,000 in scholarship prizes have been awarded to date.

"The judges will be looking for an extraordinary young Australian actor with raw talent and charisma — someone who has the potential for real career longevity in Hollywood, not just [to be] the .next big thing., said AiF President Simonne Overend.

The recipient will obtain a Usd $10,000 cash fund, a two year scholarship at the Stella Adler Academy of Acting and Theatre in Los Angeles, two flights on Virgin Australia - one to attend the announcement ceremony and a second flight when the winner is ready to transition their career to the United States -
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Im Global hires general counsel

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Deborah Zipser has joined Im Global and will head business and legal affairs.

Zipser will oversee all day-to-day business and legal affairs for the company’s production, sales and distribution activities and will manage the five-person legal team.

She reports directly to Im Global CEO Stuart Ford and COO Chris Bosco.

Zipser most recently served as head of business affairs at River Road, where she worked on the likes of The Tree Of Life, Into The Wild, Brokeback Mountain and Food Inc.

Prior to River Road she was a senior investment executive with Screen Australia and before that head of business affairs at the Motion Picture Bond Company in Los Angeles.

Steve Alexander has joined ICM Partners’ Los Angeles office as a partner. Alexander represents actors such as David Duchovny and Tatiana Maslany, among others. He previously worked at Resolution.
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ICM Hires Steve Alexander from Resolution

ICM Hires Steve Alexander from Resolution
ICM Partners has hired veteran talent agent Steve Alexander as a partner in its Los Angeles office.

Alexander represents David Duchovny, Tatiana Maslany of “Orphan Black” and Joy Bryant of “Parenthood.” He’s best known for representing the late Heath Ledger while at CAA.

Alexander has been at Jeff Berg’s Resolution since early last year. It’s the second major departure this month for Berg’s company following Dennis Kim leaving as head of the TV literary department.

Alexander began his agency career at CAA, where he also represented Natalie Portman, Jared Leto, Jeff Bridges, Johnny Knoxville, Kim Basinger and Eddie Izzard. After his tenure at CAA, Alexander joined Atlas Entertainment, where he worked for three years until joining Resolution.

Alexander brings the agency’s total number of partners to 39.
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Steve Alexander Lands At ICM Partners

Steve Alexander Lands At ICM Partners
Former Resolution talent agent Steve Alexander has joined ICM Partners‘ La office as a partner. Alexander reps actors including David Duchovny, Orphan Black‘s Tatiana Maslany and Joy Bryant, who are joining him in the move. He recently exited Resolution among other high-profile departures including Dennis Kim and Leigh Brillstein. Alexander began his agency career at CAA, where his clients included Heath Ledger, Natalie Portman, Jared Leto, Jeff Bridges, Johnny Knoxville, Kim Basinger and Eddie Izzard. He joined Resolution last year after a three-year stint at Atlas Entertainment. Alexander brings ICM Partners’ total number of partners to 39.
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ICM Partners Snags Steve Alexander From Resolution

ICM Partners has hired talent agent Steve Alexander, who will brings clients David Duchovny, Joy Bryant and Tatiana Maslany with him to his new home. Alexander recently left Resolution, the agency formed by long-time ICM chief Jeff Berg. “Through his years as an agent, executive and manager, Steve has solidified a reputation in the industry as a passionate advocate for his clients and as a collaborative partner. We are pleased to welcome him to ICM Partners,” the agency said in a statement. Also read: ‘Californication’ Finale: What's Next for David Duchovny Alexander rejoined the agency business last year after three years at Atlas Entertainment,
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Resolution Agent Steve Alexander Lands at ICM Partners

A week after his sudden departure from Jeff Berg’s Resolution, Steve Alexander has landed at the agency Berg once led, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. THR reported last week that he would likely land at ICM Partners, and now he is taking much of his client roster with him, including David Duchovny, Tatiana Maslany and Joy Bryant. “My focus always has been to provide my clients with the best opportunities to enrich their careers,” Alexander said in a statement. “With my new colleagues at ICM Partners, I believe that I can offer clients personal, unparalleled representation across every area

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Former CAA Agent Steve Alexander Joins Jeff Berg's Resolution

After spending the last several years as an independent producer, Steve Alexander has joined Resolution, the talent agency launched weeks ago by former ICM chair Jeff Berg. “I am thrilled Steve is joining Resolution as we accelerate the growth of our motion picture and television groups,” Berg said in a statement. “Steve’s respect among the executive and creative communities speaks for itself, as does his invaluable knowledge of the industry and his unique ability to connect with actors.” At CAA, Alexander’s client roster included Jeff Bridges, Natalie Portman and the late Heath Ledger. Alexander left the agency in

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Michelle Monaghan and Susan Sarandon to Star in Jonathan Mostow’s Thriller Still Of The Night

Michelle Monaghan and Susan Sarandon are set to team up for the thriller Still of the Night. Exclusive Media announced today that it would produce and finance the pic, written and to be directed by Jonathan Mostow (Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines). Monaghan stars as a career woman who sets out to investigate the mysterious disappearance of her sister. She ends up matching wits with a devious criminal, played by Sarandon, in order to save her and her sister. If memory serves me right, Sarandon has never played such a straight-up villain before (I’m counting Stepmom as a half-villain). It should be interesting to see the two talented actresses square off. Mostow’s last film, the 2009 sci-fi actioner Surrogates, wasn’t exactly a runaway hit with critics or audiences, but he’s off to a great start on Still of the Night by nabbing actors of Monaghan and Sarandon’s caliber.
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Cannes 2012: Michelle Monaghan, Susan Sarandon Set Sights on Thriller 'Still of Night'

Cannes 2012: Michelle Monaghan, Susan Sarandon Set Sights on Thriller 'Still of Night'
Cannes -- Michelle Monaghan will star in writer-director Jonathan Mostow's thriller Still of Night for Exclusive Media. Susan Sarnadon is in final negotiations to star opposite Monaghan. Mostow (Terminator 3, U-571) will direct from his script, and is set to start shooting in August. Exclusive will finance and produce the film alongside Mostow and Steve Alexander. The project was announced by Exclusive co-chairmen Nigel Sinclair and Guy East. Monaghan will play Katie, an aspiring career woman with everything finally falling into place -- until her sister disappears. Aware of her sister's tainted past and suddenly left to take care

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Michelle Monaghan and Susan Sarandon to Star in Still of Night

Exclusive Media will finance and produce the new thriller Still of Night , written and to be directed by Jonathan Mostow ( Terminator 3 , U-571 , Breakdown with Academy Award winner Susan Sarandon ( Dead Man Walking ) in final negotiations to star, it was announced today by Exclusive Media Co-Chairmen, Nigel Sinclair and Guy East. Exclusive Media will produce the film alongside writer/director Jonathan Mostow and Steve Alexander. A paranoia thriller that builds to a pulse-pounding crescendo, Still of Night is a smart, stylish ride packed with shocking twists that will give you nightmares - because it could actually happen to you. Katie Tyler (Michelle Monaghan) is an aspiring career woman with everything finally falling into place.until her sister Gwen disappears. Fully...
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Michelle Monaghan Part of The Coup

There's more casting news coming in for the Dowdle brothers' (Quarantine) latest flick, The Coup, and as the actors file in, they just seem to become prettier and prettier. Read on for the latest.

According to Deadline, Michelle Monaghan will star with Owen Wilson and Pierce Brosnan in The Coup, a thriller centered on an American family who moves to Southeast Asia and finds themselves entangled in a violent coup with merciless rebels attacking the city. Devil’s John Erick Dowdle will direct a script he co-wrote with his brother, Drew Dowdle.

Monaghan will play Wilson’s wife in the action thriller, which is scheduled to begin production in October. Crime Scene PicturesAdam Ripp and Rob Paris are financing and have teamed up with Steve Alexander and Drew Dowdle to produce. Sierra/Affinity will be handling international sales beginning at Cannes while CAA is representing the U.S. rights.
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Michelle Monaghan Joining Owen Wilson in 'The Coup'

Michelle Monaghan has joined Owen Wilson and Pierce Brosnan in The Coup, an action thriller that John Erick Dowdle -- the helmer behind Devil and Quarantine -- will direct from a script he co-wrote with his brother, Drew Dowdle. The story revolves around American family that moves to Southeast Asia and finds themselves embroiled in a violent coup where rebels mercilessly attack the city. Monaghan will play Wilson’s wife. Crime Scene PicturesAdam Ripp and Rob Paris are financing and are producing with Steve Alexander and Drew Dowdle. Rizal Risjad and Philip Elway will executive produce. Sierra/Affinity will be handling

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Michelle Monaghan Joins Owen Wilson, Pierce Brosnan In ‘The Coup’

Michelle Monaghan will star with Owen Wilson and Pierce Brosnan in The Coup, a thriller centered on an American family who moves to Southeast Asia and finds themselves entangled in a violent coup with merciless rebels attacking the city. Devil helmer John Erick Dowdle will direct a script he co-wrote with his brother Drew Dowdle. Monaghan will play Wilson’s wife in the action thriller, which is scheduled to begin production in October. Crime Scene PicturesAdam Ripp and Rob Paris are financing and have teamed up with Steve Alexander and Drew Dowdle to produce. Sierra/Affinity will be handling international sales beginning at Cannes while CAA is representing U.S. rights. ICM-repped Monaghan, who is managed by Frank Frattaroli, recently wrapped Penthouse North and Tomorrow You’re Gone.
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“James Bond’s” Pierce Brosnan joins Owen Wilson in “The Coup” (IrishCentral)

Former 007 actor and Navan man Pierce Brosnan is set to star alongside funnyman Owen Wilson in “The Coup”, an upcoming action thriller, reports Variety. Wilson will play a man who must protect his family when they get caught in the middle of a violent coup when rebels attack their Southeast Asia home. Brosnan will play a mysterious government operative. Producer of the upcoming movie, Steve Alexander, said, “Having Pierce step into the role of a mysterious and ultimately heroic government operative is the perfect complement to Owen's everyman dilemma.” Brosnan is best known for his role as “James Bond”. He starred in four movies before Daniel Craig took over in 2005. John Erick Dowdle (“Quarantine”, “Devil”) will direct from a script he co-wrote with his brother Drew. “The Coup” starts filming in October. ...
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Pierce Brosnan To Launch A "Coup"

Pierce Brosnan will star opposite the already cast Owen Wilson in "The Coup" at Crime Scene Pictures says The Hollywood Reporter.

Shooting kicks off in Southeast Asia in October and follows an American family that relocates to the region only to become embroiled in a violent coup as rebels mercilessly attack the city. Brosnan plays a mysterious and ultimately heroic government operative.

John Erick Dowdle ("Devil") will direct from a screenplay he co-wrote with his brother Drew Dowdle. Adam Ripp, Rob Paris, Steve Alexander and Drew Dowdle will produce.
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Pierce Brosnan On For The Coup

Pierce Brosnan On For The Coup
You might think being part of Her Majesty’s Secret Service between 1995 and 2002 would be enough government duty for Pierce Brosnan. But he’s decided to sign back on again, albeit without the licence to kill this time. Brosnan has joined the cast of The Coup, which already features Owen Wilson.A couple of weeks ago, word broke that Wilson would be making a return to action drama filmmaking, signing on to play a family man who has to help his family when they move to Southeast Asia and get caught up in a violent struggle between the government and rebel forces.As for Brosnan’s exact role? We’ll leave the explanation to producer Steve Alexander, who released a statement picked up by the Hollywood Reporter: "Having Pierce step into the role of a mysterious and ultimately heroic government operative is the perfect compliment to Owen's everyman dilemma. We're
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Cannes 2012: Pierce Brosnan Joins Crime Scene's Thriller 'The Coup'

Cannes 2012: Pierce Brosnan Joins Crime Scene's Thriller 'The Coup'
Pierce Brosnan will star opposite Owen Wilson in Crime Scene Pictures' The Coup, a thriller about an American family that is swept up in a violent coup in Southeast Asia. Filmmaker Erick Dowdle is set to begin shooting in October from a script he co-wrote with his brother Drew Dowdle. Crime Scene's Adam Ripp and Rob Paris are financing the movie and will produce with Steve Alexander and Drew Dowdle. Photos: Pierce Brosnan and 7 Actors Who Played 007 Sierra/Affinity is handling international rights, and will shop the project to foreign buyers later this month at the Cannes film

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Pierce Brosnan Joins The Coup

Pierce Brosnan has joined the cast of The Coup , Crime Scene Pictures has just confirmed. He'll star opposite the previously-attached Owen Wilson. John Erick Dowdle ( Devil , Quarantine ) is directing from a script he co-wrote with his brother Drew Dowdle. With lensing scheduled to begin in October, The Coup is a thriller centered on an American family that moves to Southeast Asia and finds themselves entangled in a violent coup where merciless rebels are attacking the city. Steve Alexander said: "Having Pierce step into the role of a mysterious and ultimately heroic government operative is the perfect compliment to Owen's everyman dilemma. We're thrilled to have him on board." Crime Scene Pictures. Adam Ripp and Rob Paris are financing and have teamed up...
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