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Liam Neeson Targets Action Thriller 'Narco Sub'

Liam Neeson Targets Action Thriller 'Narco Sub'
Game of Thrones director Brian Kirk has finalized a deal with 20th Century Fox to direct Narco Sub, with Liam Neeson being eyed to star. The project has been in development for several years, with filmmakers such as Tony Scott, Doug Liman and Antoine Fuqua attached to direct at one point. Now that the studio has a director in place, they will focus on securing a deal with Liam Neeson.

The story follows an Ecuadorian drug lord who forces a disgraced Naval officer (Liam Neeson) to navigate a Narco Sub filled with cocaine past the Coast Guard. These much smaller submersible crafts are typically used by drug cartels to ship their illegal drugs between Colombia and Mexico. The ships are so small they are unable to be detected by radar.

David Guggenheim (Safe House) wrote the screenplay, with Ridley Scott producing for Scott Free Films and Simon Kinberg producing through his Genre Films company.
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Interview: Daniel Radcliffe discusses ‘What If?’

Daniel Radcliffe has been acting since the age of 9, when he played the young David Copperfield opposite Maggie Smith in the BBC’s 1999 adaptation of the classic Dickens story. But it was in 2001, when Radcliffe was cast as the titular boy wizard of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone that he became an internationally recognised movie star. Eight feature films, adapted from the seven novels by Jk Rowling, were to follow, grossing more than $7bn at the global box office.

With roles in December Boys and My Boy Jack, Radcliffe proved he was no one-trick pony. But it was his 2007 turn on stage – in Thea Sharrock’s West End revival of Peter Shaffer’s play Equus – that established Radcliffe as a serious young actor. Then 17, Radcliffe earned rave reviews for his haunting turn as Alan Strang, a role that required him to disrobe. The actor was nominated for a
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Fred Ridgeway obituary

Actor in One Man, Two Guvnors who switched from Wall Street to Broadway

Very few actors start out in middle age, having thrown off a previous life as a high-flying money broker, and live the theatrical dream to such an extent that they play a season on Broadway with the National Theatre. But that is precisely the extraordinary story of Fred Ridgeway, who has died aged 59, after being diagnosed with motor neurone disease shortly before he repeated his performance as a cockney criminal in Richard Bean's uproarious One Man, Two Guvnors, which completed its run in New York 10 weeks ago.

By then, Ridgeway was paying for an extra dresser to help him in and out of costume, but hardly anyone knew he was ill. He had opened in Nicholas Hytner's now famous production, which starred James Corden, on the South Bank in May 2011, continuing with the role on the play's UK tour,
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Daniel Radcliffe: 'I'm Not What People Want In A Movie Star'

Daniel Radcliffe: 'I'm Not What People Want In A Movie Star'
Daniel Radcliffe is completely normal. This is always worth pointing out, because the young British actor has made it through his teenage years with barely a bump, an achievement indeed considering his turn at the centre of the world's biggest film franchise has meant that everything has been far from normal around him.

How has he done it? Well, to mark the arrival of the entire Potter franchise to the Sky Movies service, Daniel Radcliffe has sat down for a brand new, in-depth one hour interview in which he discusses his experiences of growing up on set, child stardom, handling the hype and media attention that came with the phenomenon, as well as life after Potter.

Daniel Radcliffe - proof that not all child stars can fall off the tracks

On Being Harry Potter

Whatever opportunities I get for the rest of my life; 99% of them you can trace back
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23 Reasons We Love Birthday Boy Daniel Radcliffe

Happy 23rd birthday to the Harry Potter superstar whose constant gay advocacy is even sweeter because he clearly thinks for himself. Daniel Radcliffe, in my opinion, is one of the gay community's coolest celebrity allies, and there are infinite reasons to dig his intelligent, articulate approach to stardom and promoting equality. We number just 23 of them here. (I went light on the Potter references because I think we all understand what tremendous blockbusters they are.)

1. Equus, the great leap (gallop?) forward

We all remember when Daniel Radcliffe became a man -- a man who really loves horses. In 2007, he starred in a West End revival of Peter Shaffer's play, and in 2008 that production came to Broadway. Controversial role? Yes. But he showed a true seriousness of purpose, and that makes him an interesting actor outside the Harry Potter realm.

2. His response to gay rumors

"It’s wonderful. I grew
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Kirk Helms "Osterman Weekend" Remake

He may have missed out on helming the "Thor" sequel, but that hasn't stopped demand for the skill of Brian Kirk who has entered talks to direct the long-gestating adaptation of "The Osterman Weekend" at Lionsgate/Summit Entertainment and Captivate Entertainment reports Deadline.

The second and shortest novel of 'Bourne' series author Robert Ludlum, the story has the host of an investigative news show becoming convinced by a CIA agent that the friends he has invited to a weekend getaway in the country are engaged in a Kgb conspiracy that threatens national security.

The book was adapted once before in 1983 and marked the final film of trend-setting helmer Sam Peckinpah's career. John Hurt, Craig T. Nelson, Rutger Hauer, Dennis Hopper, Meg Foster, Burt Lancaster and Chris Sarandon all starred.

Simon Kinberg and Jesse Wigutow penned the reboot which ditches the Cold War and spy elements and will switch around some of the occupations.
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Daniel Radcliffe on 'The Woman in Black' and Harry Potter

Daniel Radcliffe on 'The Woman in Black' and Harry Potter
Daniel Radcliffe seems content with, as he puts it, the fading "hoopla" that surrounded playing Harry Potter for ten years. "If that steadily decreases for the rest of my life, I'll be kind of cool with that," Radcliffe admitted on the eve of the release "The Woman in Black," his first post-Potter film project. Considering his fame -- primarily fueled from playing Potter in eight separate films -- the 22-year-old actor is surprisingly self-aware.

Radcliffe realizes his current place in movie stardom. He knows that his "cache" (again, as he puts it) will not last forever, nor do I get the impression that he wants it to last forever. Actually, from the time we spent together, I did get a vibe from Radcliffe that almost cried, "the sooner, the better." Put it this way: when searching for an apt metaphor to describe fame and fortune, Radcliffe compared it to regurgitated steak.
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Daniel Radcliffe on 'The Woman in Black' and Harry Potter: 'If I Have Passed My Most Famous Point, I Won't Be Unhappy'

Daniel Radcliffe seems content with, as he puts it, the fading "hoopla" that surrounded playing Harry Potter for ten years. "If that steadily decreases for the rest of my life, I'll be kind of cool with that," Radcliffe admitted on the eve of the release "The Woman in Black," his first post-Potter film project. Considering his fame -- primarily fueled from playing Potter in eight separate films -- the 22-year-old actor is surprisingly self-aware. Radcliffe realizes his current place in movie stardom. He knows that his "cachet" (again, as he puts it) will not last forever, nor do I get the impression that he wants it to last forever. Actually, from the time we spent together, I did get a vibe from Radcliffe that almost cried, "the sooner, the better." Put it this way: when searching for an apt metaphor to describe fame and fortune, Radcliffe compared it to regurgitated steak.
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'Game of Thrones' Veteran Brian Kirk to Helm Marvel's 'Thor' Sequel

Kirk! If you can hear me, open the Bridge! Variety is reporting that Marvel has found a director for Thor 2, to follow-up Joss Whedon's The Avengers and Shane Black's Iron Man 3. His name is Brian Kirk, an Irish director mostly of lots of TV work, including 3 episodes of HBO's "Game of Thrones" and various episodes of "Boardwalk Empire", "Luther", "Dexter", "Father & Son" and the UK TV movie My Boy Jack. Kirk "rose to the top of the list of directors vying for the job after he showed his abilities to juggle large ensembles" and complex storylines while "also grounding the fantasy genre" in Thrones. Sounds like he'll be a good choice. For those wondering, Kenneth Branagh was given the option to return for the sequel, but decided not to, as we've heard him mention before (see my interview). Brian Kirk is currently "in early negotiations", as
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Riddikulus! Harry Potter vs The Tony Awards

With the final Potter film mere weeks away, new posters released every day and the recent news that the red carpet at the Premiere is going to take up half of London, it’s easy to forget Daniel Radcliffe isn’t just Harry Potter.

In his other projects since Potter he’s shied away from the spotlight focusing on independent films such as December Boys and My Boy Jack and appearances in theatre productions such as Equus and How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. The upcoming film The Women in Black is probably the closest Radcliffe has come to returning to the spotlight since his departure from Potter starring as the lead in the critically acclaimed play adapted to screen by Jane Goldman for Hammer Films.

Although he wasn’t nominated for a Tony Award one of his cast mates was and we were treated to a performance
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Daniel Radcliffe Confirms “Woman In Black” Casting

By Hanako M. Ricks

HollywoodNews.com: Daniel Radcliffe, star of the Harry Potter films, has confirmed in a press release that he will indeed star in the latest adaptation of Susan Hill’s novel “The Woman In Black”. The novel, which has been successfully adapted on both the small screen and the stage, will receive the 3D treatment in this latest version, which tells the story of a young solicitor who encounters a mysterious woman in black. The full press release is below:

London, England (19.07.10) – Daniel Radcliffe will take the lead in The Woman in Black, Hammer Films and Alliance Films hotly anticipated adaptation of Susan Hill’s best-selling novel, it was announced today by Simon Oakes, and Nigel Sinclair of Exclusive and Hammer.

To be directed by James Watkins (Eden Lake) and written by Jane Goldman (Kick Ass, The Debt) The Woman in Black follows a young lawyer, Arthur
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Daniel Radcliffe Confirmed For The Woman In Black

Thanks to Variety we have this cool news for all the Potter/Radcliffe fans out there. When the long-lived Harry Potter films come to an end in 2011 Danel Radcliffe will jump right in and join Hammer films The Woman in Black: A Ghost Story. The film is directed by James Watkins and written by Jane Goldman which shows Radcliffe as a young lawyer visiting a remote English town which holds many a ghostly secret. check out the synopsis and Press Release afterthe jump.

Synopsis:

Set on the obligatory English moor, on an isolated causeway, the story has as its hero one Arthur Kipps, an up-and-coming young solicitor who has come north to attend the funeral and settle the estate of Mrs. Alice Drablow of Eel Marsh House. The routine formalities he anticipates give way to a tumble of events and secrets more sinister and terrifying than any nightmare: the
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Daniel Radcliffe to Star in The Woman in Black

Daniel Radcliffe will take the lead in The Woman in Black, Hammer Films and Alliance Films hotly anticipated adaptation of Susan Hill’s best-selling novel, it was announced today by Simon Oakes, and Nigel Sinclair of Exclusive and Hammer.

To be directed by James Watkins (Eden Lake) and written by Jane Goldman (Kick Ass, The Debt) The Woman in Black follows a young lawyer, Arthur Kipps (Radcliffe), who is ordered to travel to a remote corner of the UK and sort out a recently deceased client’s papers. As he works alone in an old and isolated house, Kipps begins to uncover its tragic secrets, and his unease grows when he discovers that the local village is held hostage by the ghost of a scorned woman set on vengeance. Production is expected to begin in the Fall of 2010.

Exclusive and Alliance Films will co-finance the film. Alliance Films will also
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Daniel Radcliffe to Star in The Woman in Black

Daniel Radcliffe starring in The Woman in BlackDaniel Radcliffe will take the lead in The Woman in Black, Hammer Films and Alliance Films hotly anticipated adaptation of Susan Hill's best-selling novel, it was announced today by Simon Oakes and Nigel Sinclair of Exclusive and Hammer.

To be directed by James Watkins (Eden Lake) and written by Jane Goldman (Kick-Ass) The Woman in Black follows a young lawyer, Arthur Kipps (Radcliffe), who is ordered to travel to a remote corner of the UK and sort out a recently deceased client's papers. As he works alone in an old and isolated house, Kipps begins to uncover its tragic secrets, and his unease grows when he discovers that the local village is held hostage by the ghost of a scorned woman set on vengeance. Production is expected to begin in the Fall of 2010.

Exclusive and Alliance Films will co-finance the film. Alliance
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Daniel Radcliffe Confirmed for The Woman In Black

The Harry Potter films have quite literally seized a decade of his life, but with the saga coming to an end in 2011, Daniel Radcliffe is getting all his ducks in a row for a healthy post-Potter career. Following up on the Shock Till You Drop rumor that kicked off the weekend, Hammer Films has confirmed via press release that Radcliffe will star in director James Watson’s adaptation of the Susan Hill novel The Woman in Black: A Ghost Story. Jane Goldman (Kick-Ass) penned the script, which posits Radcliffe as a young lawyer visiting a remote English town which holds many a ghostly secret. Hit the jump for the full press release and further details on the project.

Hammer Films originally intended for Woman to be a 3D production, but according to Variety, those plans have been put on hold. When Steve spoke to Goldman back in April, the
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Daniel Radcliffe to Visit The Woman In Black

Daniel Radcliffe’s post Harry Potter career will need as much variety and distance from the world of Wands and Wizards as possible for the young actor to avoid being this generation’s Mark Hamill, and there is news of his next move and it’s a supernatural classic.

Susan Hill’s 1983 novel The Woman in Black is being adapted by Jane Goldman for Hammer Films, to be directed in glorious 3D-o-vision by Eden Lake’s James Watkins.

Hill’s chilling novel has been adapted into a very successful play which has been running in London since its 1989 debut and deals with a young solicitor travelling to a coastal town, there to encounter and uncover the mystery of the titular darkly dressed dame. Having seen the stage production I can attest to its effect, and I’ve certainly not shaken the unsettling experience fully.

It’s a great story, capable of withstanding adaptation,
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Daniel Radcliffe to star in 'All Quiet on the Western Front'

Daniel Radcliffe to star in 'All Quiet on the Western Front'
Daniel Radcliffe isn’t wasting any time leaping into the next stage of his career. According to Variety, the 20-year-old, who recently wrapped the eighth and final Harry Potter film, has agreed to star in a remake of the anti-war classic, All Quiet on the Western Front. The original 1930 film, based on the World War I novel by German veteran Erich Maria Remarque, became the first non-musical “talkie” to win the Oscar for Best Picture. Filming on the remake, produced and written by Ian Stokell and Lesley Paterson, won’t begin until 2012, after Radcliffe completes his Broadway run of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
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Daniel Radcliffe Exposes His "Western Front"

With "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" now wrapped, star Daniel Radcliffe has selected his first post-Potter feature - a new film adaptation of Erich Maria Remarque's classic 1929 novel "All Quiet on the Western Front" reports BBC News.

Radcliffe will play Paul Baumer, a young German infantryman fighting in the trenches of France during World War I. Lew Ayres played the role in Lewis Milestone's 1930 film adaptation which won the Best Picture Oscar that year.

Radcliffe previously portrayed a World War I soldier in 2007 TV drama "My Boy Jack". Filming kicks off in Spring 2012 once Radcliffe finished his Broadway run of "How to Succeed Without Really Trying". Ian Stokell will produce.
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War is Schnell: Daniel Radcliffe Signs Up To Western Front

Daniel Radcliffe recently wrapped up filming on the franchise that made him a global superstar and icon. Harry Potter might be bidding adieu to fans, but The Rad (it might take off) is already lining up a new project – and it’s a real doozy!

Variety report Radcliffe will be swapping Hogwarts for the trenches and battlefields of France because he’s agreed to take the lead in a remake of All Quiet on the Western Front.

Produced by Ian Stokell and Lesley Paterson (who adapted the script), they described the appeal of The Rad:

“Daniel brings a vulnerability and innocence to Paul. When we realized how much he loved the script we were really excited because we know he can tap into the delicate balance between intensity and believability that is critical for this demanding role.”

All Quiet on the Western Front is based on the famous novel by
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