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Novice Screenwriter on Selling His First Script to Steven Spielberg: 'Exhilarating and Nerve-Racking'

24 July 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

This story first appeared in the Aug. 1 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. Steven Spielberg typically works only with the most in-demand writers— from Tony Kushner to David Koepp. But don't tell British playwright Matt Charman, 35, whose first screenplay is the director's next film. Charman, whose credits include two scripts for the Brit TV series Man Stroke Woman, impressed with an untitled Cold War pitch that follows the true story of lawyer James Donovan, recruited by the CIA to help rescue an American pilot detained in the Soviet Union. The Tom Hanks-led film now is casting for

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10 best cycling movies: Breaking Away, Pee-Wee's Big Adventure

20 July 2014 1:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The cycling movie is an expansive genre, covering everything from sports documentaries like the recent Pantani: The Accidental Death of a Cyclist to quirky comedies such as Pee-Wee's Big Adventure and fondly remembered children's adventure movies, like the oh-so-1980s BMX Bandits.

Cycling as a professional sport is also well represented on screen, whether it's the Indiana University Little 500 race in classic comedy-drama Breaking Away, an animated Tour de France in Belleville Rendez-vous or the Paris–Roubaix in Jørgen Leth's stunning documentary A Sunday in Hell.

With the Tour de France about to enter its final week, Digital Spy takes a look at the ten best cycling movies.

1) Breaking Away (1979)

Peter Yates' wonderful small town comedy-drama won an Oscar for Best Screenplay and was nominated for four more, including Best Picture. Dennis Christopher stars as Dave Stoller, an Indiana teenager obsessed with the Italian cycling team, who gets »

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Director Frank Darabont in Talks for 'Snow White and the Huntsman 2'

26 June 2014 4:54 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

After landing on the short list earlier this month to direct Snow White and the Huntsman 2, Frank Darabont is now in negotiations to direct the sequel for Universal Pictures. However, it seems the title may need to be changed, since Kristen Stewart may not be returning.

Deadline reports that Universal Pictures sparked to Frank Darabont's pitch that revolves almost exclusively around Chris Hemsworth's Huntsman character.

The studio is now considering the project a spin-off instead of a sequel, although it hasn't been confirmed one way or another if Kristen Stewart will be coming back as Snow White. Back in December 2012, Kristen Stewart said she was returning, but that was long before Frank Darabont entered the picture. If this does turn out to be a true spin-off, it could certainly keep the door open for Kristen Stewart to reprise her role as Snow White.

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Jared Leto May Replace Will Smith in Brilliance

18 June 2014 12:30 PM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Jared Leto is in talks to replace Will Smith in the upcoming sci-fi thriller Brilliance. Leto just met with director Julius Onah, so things are still early, but if he signs on he will join Noomi Rapace onscreen. Smith dropped out of the project to take the lead in the untitled Ridley Scott-produced NFL concussion movie.

David Koepp wrote the script, which is an adaptation of the novel of the same name, written by Marcus Sakey. Here is a plot description of the book:

“They’re called 'brilliants,' and since 1980, one percent of people have been born this way. Nick Cooper is among them; a federal agent, Cooper has gifts rendering him exceptional at hunting terrorists. His latest target may be the most dangerous man alive, a brilliant drenched in blood and intent on provoking civil war. But to catch him, Cooper will have to violate everything he »

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Casting Net: Jared Leto flirts with 'Brilliance'; Plus, Mamie Gummer may co-star with mom Meryl Streep, more

17 June 2014 4:51 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Jared Leto, who won an Oscar for his work in Dallas Buyers Club, is in early talks to star in Brilliance for Legendary Pictures. According to Deadline, Leto met with director Julius Onah on Monday. Based on Marcus Sakey’s novel, the film posits a world where a small number of the population are “brilliants,” which basically means they have extraordinary abilities. The film, adapted by David Koepp, focuses on a federal agent — also a brilliant — who must track down a fellow brilliant who wants to use his powers to start a war. Will Smith was previously attached to the role, »

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Jared Leto in Talks for ‘Brilliance’

17 June 2014 3:43 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Will Smith is out of “Brilliance.” And Jared Leto may be his replacement.

The “Dallas Buyers Club” actor indicated recently he wanted to focus on other projects, but it looks like he may found another good juicy role.

According to Variety, Legendary Pictures is in early negotiations with the actor. Leto just met with director Julius Onah.

Brilliance” is based off the Marcus Sakey novel, in which the one percent of the children born in the world are savants (brilliants) who have special powers. The story specifically follows a federal agent who must hunt down a savant terrorist who wants to start a civil war.

David Koepp penned the script. Universal has the first-look deal with Legendary for distribution.

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Jared Leto May Have 'Brilliance' with Noomi Rapace at Legendary

17 June 2014 12:25 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Just recently, we learned that Jared Leto might be up for the lead role in Marvel's Phase Three title Doctor Strange, but news of a potential new role just might negate that possibility. Deadline has word that Leto, fresh of his Best Supporting Actor win at the Academy Awards for his performance in Dallas Buyers Club, is in early talks to take the lead role in Brilliance, an adaptation of Marcus Sakey's novel of the same name, scripted by Jurassic Park scribe David Koepp. Previously, Will Smith was supposed to take the role in the film set up at Legendary Pictures and Universal, but he left to lead a football concussion drama. Read on! Should a deal be finalized, Leto would join Noomi Rapace, who is still attached as the female lead. For those just joining us, the film follows a federal agent with some kind of superhuman ability »

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Jared Leto To Replace Will Smith In Brilliance

17 June 2014 12:16 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

After Will Smith dropped out of Julius Onah’s Brilliance, the studio was left scrambling for a leading man. Now, they seem to have found a replacement in the form of Oscar winning actor Jared Leto, who took home a golden statue earlier this year for his tremendous performance in Dallas Buyers Club.

For those unfamiliar with the project, it will be an adaptation of the Marcus Sakey novel of the same name, and still has Noomi Rapace attached to the female lead role. Scripted by David Koepp, Brilliance will be set in a world where a small part of the population (known as “brilliants”) is born with special abilities. The story focuses on a federal agent who must capture a terrorist (who’s a “brilliant”) that intends on starting a civil war. I haven’t read the novel, but it certainly sounds like an intriguing sci-fi thriller that could really turn into something special, »

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Jared Leto in Early Talks to Replace Will Smith in 'Brilliance'

17 June 2014 12:07 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Just weeks after Will Smith backed out of starring in Legendary and Universal's superhero thriller Brilliance, Oscar winner Jared Leto is in early talks to replace him.

If a deal is finalized, this will be Jared Leto's first major role since winning the Oscar for Best Supporting actor in Dallas Buyers Club. This adaptation of Marcus Sakey's novel is set in a world where a rare group of people known as "brilliants" are born with superhuman abilities. The plot follows a government agent who has incredible tracking skills, tasked with hunting a dangerous terrorist in Wyoming. He comes to learn that the evil man he is following has his own set of special skills, and that he is trying to create a civil war. Noomi Rapace is also attached to star, although no details have been released regarding her character.

Julius Onah (Undefeated) is directing from an adapted screenplay by David Koepp, »

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Leto Replaces Will Smith In "Brilliance"?

17 June 2014 12:00 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Jared Leto ("Dallas Buyers Club") is in early talks to replace Will Smith in Julius Onah's "Brilliance" at Legendary Pictures and Universal Pictures.

David Koepp penned the adaptation of the Marcus Sakey novel which takes place in a world where 'brilliants' are a rare set of people born with extraordinary abilities.

Leto would play a federal agent with hunting gifts who is drafted to hunt down a terrorist, another brilliant, who intends to start a civil war.

Noomi Rapace also stars, while Joe Roth, Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni are producing.

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- Garth Franklin

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Jared Leto In Talks to Replace Will Smith in Brilliance

17 June 2014 11:59 AM, PDT | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

Following the departure of Will Smith last month, Variety is now reporting that Jared Leto is in talks to take on the lead role of Universal and Legendary Pictures' upcoming adaptation of Marcus Sakey's sci-fi/superhero novel Brilliance. Boasting a screenplay by David Koepp and set to feature Julius Onah in the director's chair, Brilliance is officially described as follows. »

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Jared Leto claims 'Brilliance' by replacing Will Smith (Updated)

17 June 2014 11:56 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Update (6/20): Not so fast. According Nikki Finke, Leto has turned down the project after all. Still, nice work in getting offered the gig. Noomi Rapace remains attached; the search for a male lead continues. Previously: To those who say winning an Oscar makes no difference to one's career, here's evidence to the contrary. This time last year, news of Jared Leto replacing Will Smith on a major commercial project would have seemed like crazy talk -- not least because the sometime actor and 30 Seconds to Mars frontman hadn't appeared in any movies at all in four years. (While we're about it, how many people would have bet on Leto grabbing a golden statuette before two-time nominee Smith?) What a difference a year makes. Following his slew of awards for "Dallas Buyers Club," Leto is a hot property again -- and despite claiming in many an interview on the Oscar »

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Jared Leto in Early Talks to Replace Will Smith in 'Brilliance'

17 June 2014 11:27 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Jared Leto, who won the best supporting actor Oscar for his work in Dallas Buyers Club, may have found his next acting project. Sources tell THR the actor is in early talks to replace Will Smith in Brilliance, Legendary’s adaptation of the Marcus Sakey novel. Photos Oscars 2014: Winners' Backstage Reactions Julius Onah is directing the project, which has a script by David Koepp. Joe Roth, Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni are producing. Sakey's book takes place in a world where a rare set of people are born with extraordinary abilities and are called “brilliants.” Photos 35 of 2014's

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Jared Leto to Replace Will Smith in Legendary’s ‘Brilliance’

17 June 2014 10:55 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In what would mark his first major role since winning the best supporting actor Oscar for his perf in “Dallas Buyers Club,” sources tell Variety that Jared Leto is in talks to star in Legendary’s “Brilliance.”

He would be replacing Will Smith, who was forced to leave the project for the lead role in the untitled Ridley Scott-produced pic on concussions in the NFL.

Leto would co-star with Noomi Rapace with Julius Onah directing.

Joe Roth, Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni producing. Palak Patel, Eric McLeod and Alex Hedlund exec produce.

Universal will distribute as part of its first-look deal with Legendary.

David Koepp penned the script based on the Marcus Sakey novel set in a world where 1% of the children born are savants (aka “brilliants”) with special powers. A federal agent who has become a master hunter of terrorists must track down a savant terrorist who intends to start civil war. »

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Is Jared Leto Ready For ‘Brilliance’?

17 June 2014 10:47 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: In what would be his first major starring role since he won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for Dallas Buyers Club, Jared Leto is in early talks to star in director Julius Onah’s Brilliance, the Legendary Pictures adaptation of the Marcus Sakey novel that has a script by David Koepp. Noomi Rapace has been attached to play the female lead and Universal will release through its Legendary deal. This is the role that Will Smith exited, shortly before he aligned himself to the Sony project about the effect of concussions on football players, which Peter Landesman is writing to […] »

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Jared Leto In Early Talks For Brilliance

17 June 2014 10:30 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

With an Oscar sitting at home (assuming he hasn’t lent it out to someone or left it in the back of a cab), Jared Leto has taken some time to figure out his next move after the awards-grabbing Dallas Buyers Club. If the producers of Brilliance have any say in the matter, he’ll be filling the lead role in the novel adaption.Brilliance, you may recall, is the film that Will Smith was attached to lead until recently, when he dropped out to focus on other things. Adapted from Marcus Sakey’s novel by David Koepp, it’s set in a world where some people are born with extraordinary abilities. These X-Men “brilliants” largely choose to use their powers for good, but one bad seed is rallying others to his cause, looking to ignite a civil war. Enter federal agent Nick Cooper, another of the brilliants, who is »

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Jared Leto may take over lead in Brilliance from Will Smith

17 June 2014 8:38 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

With his name being bandied about as a possible star in Marvel's Doctor Strange, Jared Leto has yet to select his follow-up to his Oscar-winning turn in Dallas Buyers Club. Leto may not want to get himself locked into the mega-contract that working for Marvel would entail, but that doesn't mean he is against appearing in any mainstream projects. Case in point, Legendary Pictures' Brilliance. Based on the novel by Marcus Sakey, screenwriter David Koepp and director Julius Onah have been »

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Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit Blu-Ray Review

10 June 2014 12:13 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

When Tom Clancy died last year at the age of 66, even as us fans mourned his loss, one thing that we could all agree on was that he succeeded in creating a character who would never die, in the form of spy Jack Ryan. So far, in addition to the nine Ryan novels Clancy penned, we’ve seen Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford, Ben Affleck and now Chris Pine in films featuring the character.

Hopefully, we’ll have more names to add to that list in a few decades – Jack Ryan is up there with James Bond as one of the best literary spies, so there’s a strong chance we’ll see more cinematic adventures with him. However, ntil more Jack Ryan films come out of Hollywood, we can take a look at his latest iteration, as played by Pine in the Kenneth Branagh-directed Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, and ask the crucial question, »

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Will Smith Drops 'Brilliance,' Rhys Ifans Is Johnny Depp's Dad In 'Alice 2' & More

30 May 2014 1:44 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Will Smith has bowed out of the Legendary Pictures' David Koepp-penned adaptation of Marcus Sakey's novel "Brilliance." Set to be helmed by Julius Onah, the film centers on a group of people with remarkable powers (mutants? miracles?) and an endowed federal agent who must stop a rogue "brilliant" from starting a civil war. Smith would have taken the agent lead but now the picture must recast and move forward, while the star will next be seen as a veteran con man training Margot Robbie in "Focus," opening February 27, 2015. [Deadline] Tim Burton wisely turned down the opportunity to direct the follow-up to 2010's "Alice In Wonderland," the director's most financially successful and most creatively empty-headed picture. James Bobin, of "The Muppets" and "Muppets Most Wanted," has been handed the franchise reigns and he's nabbed an imminently watchable actor to portray Zanik Hightopp, the Mad Hatter's father (we hope the sequel will »

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Will Smith Drops Out Of 'Brilliance'

30 May 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Will Smith will not longer star in Universal and Legendary Pictures' upcoming adaptation of Marcus Sakey's sci-fi/superhero novel Brilliance. According to reports, the actor has left the project.

With a screenplay by David Koepp, Brilliance is being directed by Julius Onah. The film follows a federal agent with a unique set of skills who is drafted to hunt down a terrorist who is out to start a civil war. Here's a full synopses:

In Wyoming, a little girl reads people’s darkest secrets by the way they fold their arms. In New York, a man sensing patterns in the stock market racks up $300 billion. In Chicago, a woman can go invisible by being where no one is looking. They’re called “brilliants,” and since 1980, one percent of people have been born this way. Nick Cooper is among them; a federal agent, Cooper has gifts rendering him exceptional at hunting terrorists. »

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