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Nicolas Winding Refn is in early talks to direct the Denzel Washington thriller, "The Equalizer," for Columbia Pictures and Escape Artists, a person familiar with the project has told TheWrap. The film is loosely based on the 1980s TV series that starred Edward Woodward as a former undercover operations officer who helps people in trouble. Refn's other directing credits include "Pusher," "Valhalla Rising," "Bleeder" and "Drive," which won him the best director award in Cannes in 2011. His upcoming films include "Only God Forgives," with "Drive" star Ryan Gosling. The film is being produced »
- Liza Foreman
With the release of a second teaser trailer of Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master" this morning, we got another look at one of the most anticipated films of the year. And with the picture already slated for an October 13th release, for some traveling film critics and fans, and those prepared to head to Italy, the Venice Film Festival could be where the film makes its world premiere, with artistic director Alberto Barbera suggesting a few weeks back that Anderson was heading to the Lido for the fest, which kicks off on August 29th.
With the announcement of the opening film due any day now -- it was on June 21st last year and today, the fest announced their lineup of rare and restored films that will unspool -- and "The Master" trailer reminding us that its one of the candidates, it seemed like a good opportunity to look »
- Oliver Lyttelton
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