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Call It In The Air, Bondo–Javier Bardem Is The Next Villain for Bond 23

12 October 2011 8:25 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

What would happen is No Country For Old Men’s Anton Chigurh went head to head with James Bond? The Walther Ppk vs. a captive bolt pistol. Unfortunately that’s a character crossover that will never happen but Javier Bardem will square off with Daniel Craig in Bond 23, the next film in the 007: James Bond franchise. Bardem who is considered one of the best modern actors in film has already proven his star talent in Before Night Falls, The Sea Inside, Live Flesh, Biutiful, and Vicky Cristina Barcelona, but it was his riveting and murderous role in the Coen Brothers’ No Country that made film buffs see him in a completely different light as one scary-ass mofo. Albeit, part of that had to do with his wicked hairpiece but the leading man had never been so terrifying. Bardem who is on an awareness tour to bring attention to »

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Javier Bardem to play next Bond villain

11 October 2011 9:49 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

By Kim Palacios In an interview with Christine Amanpour, Academy Award winner Javier Bardem confirmed that he will play the villain in “Bond 23” (working title). The upcoming installment, starring Daniel Craig as James Bond, will be the 23rd film focused on 007, though it is not known whether this film will adapt one of only four remaining Bond stories based on the original Ian Fleming writings.

Said Bardem, “I am very excited. My parents took me to watch the movies and I saw all of them. So to play that is going to be fun.” However, Bardem went on to confirm that he is not at liberty to reveal much more, saying “They chose me to play this man, but I cannot give you many details.”

Bardem was nominated twice by the Academy, but never won the Best Leading Actor award, first in 2001 for “Before Night Falls” and »

- Kim Palacios

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Javier Bardem Confirms Himself As Next Bond Villain

11 October 2011 5:06 AM, PDT | | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

While speaking with ABC's Nightline actor Javier Bardem was asked point blank if he was signed on to do the next James Bond film. Bordem excitedly confirmed that he has signed on for the project, but also reveals that he can't reveal anything. “I am very excited, my parents took me to watch the movies, and I saw all of them, and to play that is going to be fun. They chose me to play this man, but I cannot give you many details.” Bordem is known for his work in Before Night Falls, where he was nominated for an Oscar, and No Country For Old Men, where he won an Oscar for best supporting actor. Another name that has been floating around out there is actor Ralph Fiennes, but there has been no confirmation for him as of yet. Fiennes, recently just finished the Harry Potter series where he played Lord Voldemort. »

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Blu-Ray Review: Talented Director Lost in Saga of ‘Miral’

21 July 2011 12:17 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Chicago – I wanted to like Julian Schnabel’s “Miral” for so many reasons. I think Schnabel (“The Diving Bell and the Butterfly,” “Before Night Falls”) is not only one of our most interesting filmmakers but he’s redefining what one should expect from a biopic. I love the supporting cast — Hiam Abbass, Alexander Siddig, Willem Dafoe, more. I want Freida Pinto to be more than that pretty girl from “Slumdog Millionaire.” Despite my high hopes, this is Schnabel’s least effective film, a startling misstep that both bites off more than it can chew and still finds a way to be his least passionate work.

Blu-Ray Rating: 2.5/5.0

The biggest problem with “Miral” comes down to scope. Trying to tell the story of multiple generations of women caught up in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict is a daring task for a book writer and a nearly impossible one for a filmmaker. The blend of history, »

- (Adam Fendelman)

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Exclusive: Julian Schnabel Talks Miral

12 July 2011 9:24 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Director Julian Schnabel talks Miral, discovering the Rula Jebreal novel, working with Freida Pinto, the MPAA rating, his new Johnny Depp project, and more.

Julian Schnabel is a director that certainly doesn't rush into his projects. His 15-year career has spawned only four narrative features Basquiat, Before Night Falls, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, and his latest cinematic venture Miral, which arrives on Blu-ray and DVD on July 12. Despite the lack of quantity in his work, there is no doubt he makes up for it in quality.

Miral, which is based on the novel by Rula Jebreal, centers on a young Palestinian woman who grows up in the safety of her orphanage, hidden from the ongoing war between Israel and Palestine. When she goes to teach at a refugee camp, she is exposed to the real world of her surroundings, while falling for a political activist.

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Julian Schnabel Prepping ‘In The Hand Of Dante’ With Johnny Depp

11 July 2011 7:01 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Since his first film in 1996, Julian Schnabel has directed only four movies. That's roughly an average of one movie every four years. His latest film, Miral, was released in 2010 and in an interview with The Playlist, he just said he would eventually make In the Hand Of Dante with Johnny Depp. However, while Depp owns the rights to the book, there's no script yet - plus Depp himself has a film or two lined up - so that four year average seems like it'll time out just right. Read Schnabel's quote and the story behind the book, which sounds like a period blend of Adaptation and The Da Vinci Code, after the jump. Here's what Schnabel -- the director of The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, Before Night Falls and Basquiat -- told The Playlist [1]about this project: There’s a great book called ‘In the Hand of Dante’ by Nick Tosches. »

- Germain Lussier

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Julian Schnabel and Johnny Depp to Reunite for 'In the Hand of Dante'

11 July 2011 12:55 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

The two previously collaborated on Before Night Falls, but now director Julian Schnabel and international super star Johnny Depp are looking to work together yet again. The Playlist just recently talked with the filmmaker who revealed that Depp asked him to take a look at the Nick Tosches' book In the Hand of Dante as a potential next project. Depp bought the rights to the book a few years back, and is apparently keen on getting it off the ground. Revolving around Dante's classic work The Divine Comedy, this is definitely sounding like one of those lower profile films that keeps Depp interesting to cinephiles. In what sounds like a Charlie Kauffman level of meta-storytelling, The Playlist says the book, "interweaves two separate stories, one set in 14th century Sicily, Italy featuring the legendary poet Dante Alighieri, and another set in the autumn of 2001 featuring a »

- Ethan Anderton

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11 July 2011 10:43 AM, PDT | NextMovie | See recent NextMovie news »

Starring: Freida Pinto, Hiam Abbass, Willem Dafoe

Director: Julian Schnabel

The Scoop: Golden Globe winner and Academy Award nominated director Julian Schnabel ("Before Night Falls") returns with a searing look at the conflict between Israel and Palestine through the eyes of the region's number one product: orphans. Abbass plays the real-life heroine Hind al-Husseini, who founded an orphanage to take in the many refugees in the war-torn nation. Pinto is one of her many charges, who, upon reaching adulthood, struggles between fighting for her people and staying true to Hind's pacifist teachings.

Rated PG-13, 112 min. | Watch the trailer »

- NextMovie Staff

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Penelope Cruz: 'Johnny Depp looks great in drag'

10 July 2011 9:22 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Penelope Cruz has praised Johnny Depp's fashion sense. The Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides star said that she believes Depp dresses better than even she does, revealing that he even wears women's clothing particularly well, according to a recent interview with V magazine. "Johnny wears everything better than I do," Cruz said. "He even wore a dress in the movie he did with [Cruz's husband] Javier [Bardem], Before Night Falls. He wore that dress really well." In May, Pirates of the Caribbean producer Jerry Bruckheimer praised Cruz for bringing (more) »

- By Tara Fowler

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Penelope Cruz Gets Sexy to Talk Johnny Depp, Motherhood, and More in V Magazine

7 July 2011 2:04 AM, PDT | | See recent Popsugar news »

Penelope Cruz is front and center for the dramatic cover of V Magazine's Transformation issue. The actress is fresh off of the success of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, which debuted in May with the biggest opening weekend of the year and has continued to land among the top five spots at the box office since. In addition to her career, Penelope has been focusing on family and was recently spotted dining out with husband Javier Bardem and her brother Eduardo Cruz and his girlfriend Eva Longoria. She hasn't brought her son Leo into the spotlight though she did touch on her experience with motherhood, acting, and Johnny Depp in the accompanying article. Here's more from Penelope Cruz in V Magazine: On gaining fame from her career: "I refuse to call myself anything other than a working actress.” On motherhood: "The biggest transformation is becoming a mother. It changes you forever. »

- Lauren Turner

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"The Cinema of Jerzy Skolimowski"

12 June 2011 6:10 AM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Skolimowski at work, from the December 1968 issue of Films and Filming,

via chained and perfumed.

Jerzy Skolimowski's comeback as a director after a break of nearly two decades threw many for a loop. The year was 2008, the venue was Cannes and the film was Four Nights with Anna. "Wait, what is this, exactly?" asked Daniel Kasman here in The Notebook. The answer Patrick Z McGavin settled on: "a small but crucial movie," and Skolimowski would follow it up with Essential Killing, which provoked far more resolute reactions, both positive and negative, when it premiered last fall in Venice.

Last month, Deep End (1970) emerged from legal limbo and, restored, it's currently touring the UK and sees a release on DVD in July. Now the full-blown retrospective The Cinema of Jerzy Skolimowski is on at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York through July 3 and, in Los Angeles, Cinefamily »

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New Release: controversial political film Miral Blu-ray and DVD

1 May 2011 8:29 PM, PDT | Disc Dish | See recent Disc Dish news »

Anchor Bay will release the controversial political film Miral directed by Julian Schnabel (Before Night Falls) and starring Freida Pinto (You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger), Hiam Abbass and Willem Dafoe (Antichrist) on Blu-ray and DVD on July 12.

Freida Pinto stars in the controversial Miral.

A drama centered on an orphaned Palestinian girl (Pinto) growing up in the wake of Arab-Israeli war who finds herself drawn into the conflict, the 2010 movie was written by Israeli journalist Rula Jebreal (Schnabel’s girlfriend) and based on her 2010 novel of the same name .

The Arab-Israeli subject is always a controversial one and Miral didn’t arrives in the theaters in late March for it’s limited U.S. release without making some noise of its own. Initially rated R by the MPAA for “some violent content including a sexual assault,” it was later reclassified to PG-13 for “thematic material, and some violent »

- Laurence

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Javier Bardem to Star in Stephen King’s The Dark Tower

7 April 2011 8:45 AM, PDT | FilmJunk | See recent FilmJunk news »

At the beginning of this year, Javier Bardem was rumoured to have been offered the lead role in Ron Howard's adaptation of Stephen King's The Dark Tower series. Now, a few months later, it appears that the deal is about to be finalized. Deadline [1] reports that they are currently putting the "finishing touches" on the deal for him to play gunslinger Roland Deschain, the lone protagonist inspired by Clint Eastwood's The Man with No Name. Ron Howard has already started meeting with other actors to cast alongside him as they move toward a September start for the first of three films. The deal is supposedly a complicated one because it will span three feature films with a TV series in between each film. This kind of thing hasn't really been done before, but since there are 7 books in total, it seems like a good way to give »

- Sean

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'Miral's' Schnabel: Israelis Must 'Get Over' Discriminating Against Palestinians

25 March 2011 10:01 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

World renowned artist Julian Schnabel made the transition to filmmaking look easy. His first movie, “Basquiat,” won a Spirit Award for Jeffrey Wright, with subsequent titles, “Before Night Falls” and “The Diving Bell and the Butterfl,y” also picking up multiple nominations and awards. His latest, “Miral,” is based on the autobiographical novel by journalist Rula Jebreal, a Palestinian raised as an orphan at Dar Al-Tifel Institute in East Jerusalem. The movie drew protests from Jewish groups when it premiered at the United Nations before an audience of diplomats and movie »

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Javier Bardem Plays Host For Julian Schnabel and His New Movie Miral

23 March 2011 7:09 AM, PDT | | See recent Popsugar news »

Javier Bardem had a night out in La yesterday hosting a screening of the Weinstein Company's upcoming release Miral. The film's director, Julian Schnabel, who also lensed The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, was there to smile and pose with his daughter Stella, Javier, as well as the producers Jon Kilik and Yasmine Elmasri. It was a reunion for Javier and Julian, after they worked together on 2000's Before Night Falls. Julian's real-live love, Rula Jebreal, also attended in a white dress. The project is based on Rula's novel about a Palestinian woman involved in the Israeli-Palestine conflict of the same name, and over the course of shooting the pair apparently became an item. The movie's star Freida Pinto wasn't on hand to celebrate at this particular bash, but she traveled the world extensively last Summer with promotional stops at festivals in Toronto and London. View Slideshow › »

- Allie Merriam

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Exclusive: Filmmaker Julian Schnabel on Miral

21 March 2011 | | See recent news »

In the 15 years since he transitioned from painter to filmmaker, New York artist Julian Schnabel has tackled a number of true-life stories from his first film based on friend and peer, New York street artist Jean-Paul Basquiat, to his portrait of Cuban writer Reinaldo Arenas in Before Night Falls and quadriplegic Elle editor Jean-Dominique Bauby in The Diving Bell and the Butterfly , for which Schnabel was nominated for an Oscar. His fifth film Miral is no less of a true story even if the names have been changed, as it's based on a novel by author and screenwriter Rula Jebreal that's mostly autobiographical. Slumdog Millionaire star Freida Pinto plays the title character, an Arab girl born into adversity as her alcoholic mother commits suicide forcing her father to put her »

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Penélope Cruz, Javier Bardem Oscar 2011 Red Carpet Photo

1 March 2011 5:00 AM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Javier Bardem, Oscar nominee for Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for Alejandro González Iñárritu's Mexican-Spanish co-production Biutiful, arrives with Penélope Cruz for the 83rd Annual Academy Awards held at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Javier Bardem lost the Best Actor Oscar to Colin Firth for The King's Speech. Bardem has been previously nominated as Best Actor for Before Night Falls (2000) and won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for No Country for Old Men (2007). Penélope Cruz also has three Oscar nominations in her resume: as Best Actress for Pedro Almodóvar's Volver (2006), and in the supporting category for Woody Allen's Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008) and Rob Marshall's Nine (2009). Cruz won for Vicky Cristina Barcelona. Photo: Ivan Vejar / ©A.M.P.A.S. Click on the photo to enlarge it. »

- D. Zhea

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Trailer: ‘Miral’ by Director Julian Schnabel

25 February 2011 4:40 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The emergence of artist Julian Schnabel as a mythical figure was a phenomenon of the modern art world in the 1980s. Once considered the bad boy of the New York art scene, Schnabel seemed to rise to prominence from nowhere. Exploring other creative outlets, Schnabel turned to film making in the 1990s. He co-wrote and directed the 1996 feature film Basquiat about another famous artist from the 1980s. With his next film, Schnabel told the story of another creative visionary, the Cuban poet and novelist, Reinaldo Arenas, in Before Night Falls (2000) starring Javier Bardem in the lead role. Both Schnabel and Bardem earned much critical acclaim for the film. In his next cinematic effort, Schnabel directed a film about the challenging true-life story The Diving Bell and the Butterfly which received several awards for his work on the film, including the Best Director award at the Cannes Film Festival and a Golden Globe Award. »

- Ricky

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New Trailer for Miral Starring Freida Pinto

25 February 2011 11:38 AM, PST | | See recent news »

The Weinstein Company have release a new trailer for Miral, the new film from The Diving Bell and the Butterfly director Julian Schnabel.  A French trailer for the film went online last summer, but I had trouble gathering what the story was about.  This new trailer does a better job of explaining that Freida Pinto (Slumdog Millionaire) plays a student who gets caught up in the events of the Intifada resistance. Hit the jump to check out the trailer.  Miral opens March 25th. Here's the official synopsis for Miral: From Julian Schnabel, Academy Award© nominated director of The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, Before Night Falls and Basquiat, comes Miral, the story of four women whose lives intertwine in the starkly human search for justice, hope and reconciliation amid a world overshadowed by conflict, rage and war. The story begins in war-torn Jerusalem in 1948 when Hind Husseini (Hiam Abbass, »

- Matt Goldberg

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Miral Trailer

25 February 2011 10:18 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The Weinstein Company has provided us with the first trailer for the upcoming drama Miral, which will be released in theaters nationwide on March 25. Click on the video player below for your first glimpse at stars Freida Pinto, Willem Dafoe, and Hiam Abbass.

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From Julian Schnabel, Academy Award nominated director of The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, Before Night Falls and Basquiat, comes Miral, the story of four women whose lives intertwine in the starkly human search for justice, hope and reconciliation amid a world overshadowed by conflict, rage and war. The story begins in war-torn Jerusalem in 1948 when Hind Husseini (Hiam Abbass, The Visitor, Amreeka) opens an orphanage for refugee children that quickly becomes home to 2000 orphans. One of the children is seventeen year old Miral (Freida Pinto, Slumdog Millionaire) who arrived at the orphanage 10 years earlier, following her mother's tragic death. On the cusp of the Intifada resistance, »

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