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Charles Matthau to Direct Elmore Leonard’s Freaky Deaky

15 September 2010 3:21 PM, PDT | FilmJunk | See recent FilmJunk news »

There have been quite a few adaptations of Elmore Leonard's novels over the years, but there was a particularly noteworthy run in the mid to late-'90s (thanks largely to Quentin Tarantino) that included Jackie Brown, Get Shorty and Out of Sight. Now Leonard's work is coming back yet again with such recent endeavours as John Madden's Killshot, the FX series Justified and Joseph Gordon-Levitt's short film Sparks. We've also got another one of his books heading to the big screen soon courtesy of writer/director/actor Charles Matthau. As you can probably tell from the picture, he is the son of the great Walter Matthau, and the book he has chosen to adapt is the 1988 bomb revenge caper Freaky Deaky. According to Variety [1], Matthau will direct from his own script with William H. Macy attached to star. The plot revolves around a young couple who were »

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Above Average Joe

14 July 2010 3:04 PM, PDT | | See recent Backstage news »

Because Joseph Gordon-Levitt was only 14 when he first sprang to prominence as the alien trapped in a teenager's body on the NBC comedy "3rd Rock From the Sun," it's easy for audiences to feel familiar with him. Still, few could have predicted that the engaging young actor would soon be turning in complex, nuanced performances like the violent mental patient in the 2001 indie "Manic" or the homosexual prostitute in 2004's "Mysterious Skin." And certainly no one expected it to happen so fast; by his mid-20s, Gordon-Levitt had become the go-to actor of his generation for demanding portrayals of troubled young men. He slipped right into the heightened style of Rian Johnson's modern-day film noir "Brick," as a high school student investigating the death of a girlfriend, and won raves for his portrait of a brain-damaged would-be bank robber in "The Lookout." He lightened up considerably in last year's action hit "G. »

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The CW Network Unveils Its 2010-2011 Schedule

20 May 2010 2:24 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The CW Network unveils its 2010-2011 schedule The CW Network unveiled the schedule for its 2010-2011 season today at a presentation for advertisers, affiliates and national media in the Theater at Madison Square Garden, where singer Katy Perry rocked the house to open the show. The announcement was made by Dawn Ostroff, President of Entertainment, The CW.

"After just four short years as a network, The CW will premiere our strongest schedule ever this fall, with a combination of hit shows and exciting new series giving us all-original programming five nights a week for the first time," said Ostroff. "We've been growing this network one hit at a time and we're poised for a great 2010-11 season. This year The Vampire Diaries was a smash out of the box for us, and another freshman show, 'Life UneXpected,' also opened strong and began building an intense, loyal following. On »

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Video Of The Week: Final Version of Channing Tatum’s ‘Morgan & Destiny’s Eleventeeth Date’

22 March 2010 9:56 PM, PDT | Channing Tatum Unwrapped | See recent Channing Tatum Unwrapped news »

Channing Tatum’s comedic short premiered to a packed house at the 2010 South by Southwest Film Festival last week.

For those who don’t know, is a site that was started by Chan’s longtime friend Joseph Gordon-Levitt. It’s a place where artists and filmmakers can post their work and then collaborate with a community of users who can contribute to the work by adding their own tweaks.

The new film short is a sequel to ‘Morgan and Destiny’s Eleventeeth Date – The Zeppelin Zoo‘, was written by Hit Recorder Metaphorest, and stars Chan, Lexy Hulme (aka Lula) and Joe as Lionel, Destiny, and Morgan.

Morgan and Destiny’s Eleventeeth Date – The Zeppelin Zoo‘ is a collaboration that includes work from over 300 writers, actors, editors, musicians, and artists from the community. Fans can check out a great bumper one of the community members »

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