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‘Crash’ Director Paul Haggis to Direct Canadian Film ‘Paris’

6 January 2012 11:00 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Paul Haggis will probably be forever tagged with his divisive Oscar-winning film Crash, despite the fact that he has had a hand in films that were quite well-receieved by most (he was part of the writing team for Casino Royale) and directed two films that are far less likely to create big reactionary emotions, In the Valley of Elah and The Next Three Days. Now Haggis and his Crash co-writer Bobby Moresco are going to work together once more on a Canadian film called Paris. THR [1] calls the film a political drama, but that's just about all the detail we've got. No further plot description, and since this is in the early stages, no casting. Haggis and Bobby Moresco will be working as producers on the film, too, but the script is being penned by Dawn Kuisma. She previously made a documentary called After Iraq that looked at post-traumatic stress »

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News Shorts: January 4th 2012

4 January 2012 8:52 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

New stills from The Hunger Games, new photos of Robert Pattinson making out with various women in Bel Ami, the first photo of the time machine in Looper, the first photo of Jemaine Clement in Men in Black 3, and the posters for Safe House and Return.

"Paramount has locked an October 19th release date for "Paranormal Activity 4"…" (full details)

"Composer Thomas Newman will score the upcoming 007 film "Skyfall", his first James Bond film and his fifth Sam Mendes effort. Regular series composer David Arnold's commitments to the 2012 Olympic Games in London has ruled him out for returning…" (full details)

"Mpi Media Group has acquired North American rights to writer-director Guillaume Canet’s "Little White Lies", starring Marion Cotillard. The tale follows a group of friends on a seaside vacation who confront the lies they tell each other. It will be released theatrically during the first quarter of this year… »

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Paul Haggis to Direct Canadian Feature 'Paris'

4 January 2012 8:30 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Toronto - Oscar-winning Crash director and writers Paul Haggis and Bobby Moresco have jumped on board the Canadian theatrical feature Paris. Haggis is attached to direct the political drama, which has received script financing from Astral Media’s Harold Greenberg Fund in Canada. Canadian screenwriter Dawn Kuisma of Blaze Productions is penning the script for Paris. Kuisma directed the 2008 documentary After Iraq, an exploration of post-traumatic stress disorder among Iraq war veterans, which was shot during the making of Haggis’ In the Valley of Elah. Moresco will produce Paris along with Christine Tyson of Diamonds to Bullets Entertainment.

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