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18 December 2008 12:59 AM, PST | | See recent Backstage news »

"Stop fidgeting!" Emma Thompson chides Dustin Hoffman, who can't seem to sit still. The energetic 71-year-old actor is in constant motion, whether looking for a pen so he can write down movie recommendations, re-enacting a pivotal scene from The Graduate, or stealing soap from the hotel bathrooms (more on that later). Hoffman takes her good-natured scolding in stride and promptly sits down next to her on the couch and behaves. It would appear that in addition to her acting and writing skills, Thompson can also direct.The duo first met on the 2006 film Stranger Than Fiction, and Thompson reveals that when she first saw her co-star, her world came to a standstill: "I thought, 'There's Dustin Hoffman. And I'm going to be working with him. How extraordinary that is.' You didn't realize how much I loved you as an actor. Or maybe you did, maybe you assumed. And rightfully so. »

- Jenelle Riley

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Weekend Movie News Wrap Up: June 29, 2008

29 June 2008 10:34 AM, PDT | | See recent Screen Rant news »

I’ve noticed how quickly time passes since I started writing this column, in fact the weeks appear to be getting shorter as I continue writing it.

However, it is the highlight of my week, as I search the web like a film news detective looking for the right stories to talk about. I try and balance the big news with the obscure, so that the fantastic readers of Screen Rant get a fully comprehensive insight into the world of movies.

This week:

Could there be a sequel to 300 ? Jason Bourne returns for a fourth time, Paltrow, Watts and Knightley star in King Lear, Chris Carter is already shooting his X-Files follow-up - entitled Fencewalker and we check into the Hostel for a third time!


1. 300 producers Mark Canton, Gianni Nunnari and Bernie Goldmann, as well as director Zack Snyder have revealed that Frank Miller is working on ideas for a »

- Niall Browne

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