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Corsan boss accused of swindling, forgery, tax breaches and money laundering.
The 66-year-old Monaco-based producer is currently being detained by authorities in Antwerp, Belgium, facing criminal prosecution as well as civil action.
Belgain tax shelter specialists Corsan co-financed such films as Lee Tamahori’s The Devil’s Double, Killing Season starring John Travolta and Robert De Niro, and Paul Haggis’s Third Person, which starred Liam Neeson.
A spokesperson for the Public Prosecutor’s Office in Antwerp confirmed to Screen that Breuls has been held in detention in Antwerp since June 21 because he is considered a flight risk.
He stands accused of swindling, forgery, tax breaches and money laundering, whether through Corsan or affiliated companies.
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Rome – Oscar-winning actor Adrien Brody will be feted by the Locarno Film Festival with its Leopard Club Award for lifetime achievement.
Brody is expected to make the trek to the prominent Swiss fest dedicated to indie and cutting-edge fare, where his tribute will include an Aug. 4 screening of Roman Polanski’s “The Pianist,” for which Brody won the Academy Award for best actor in 2003, in the lakeside town’s 8,000-seat Piazza Grande. There will also be a public conversation with the actor.
“Brody gained a lasting place in the collective imagination of the movie-going public when he played composer Wladyslaw Szpilman in ‘The Pianist’ (2002), and has since demonstrated his status as one of the most versatile of actors, appreciated by filmmakers in Hollywood and beyond,” the festival said in a statement. Brody won the Oscar when he was 29 years old.
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When you see celebrities swanning down the red carpet or posing for some surreal, high fashion glossy editorials, it can be easy to forget that these picture perfect people are in fact just that, people. Just like the rest of us, the A-list still has to wake up every day and feed themselves (albeit often with the help of personal chefs), get dressed (again most of the time with the aid of a stylist), and put their shoes on one foot at a time all by themselves. Well, unless you happen to be Liam Neeson, that is, in which case »
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