Posts Tagged ‘biopic’

Emile Hirsch Will Play John Belushi In the Late Actor’s Biopic

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Emile Hirsch (Into the Wild, Girl Next Door) is set to play John Belushi in Steve Conrad’s untitled biopic about the late actor [via Variety].  That is surprising news I must say; I’m a big fan of Hirsch and never understood why he wasn’t a bigger name yet.  A number of actors were in the

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Duncan Jones to Direct Ian Fleming Biopic

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There is a lot of James Bond happening this year to celebrate its 50th Anniversary.  We showed you the awesome Blu-ray collection, not to mention Skyfall comes out this fall.  Now the man behind it all is getting the star treatment too.  It was announced that Duncan Jones (Moon, Source Code) has signed on to

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Aaron Sorkin to Adapt STEVE JOBS Biopic for Sony

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Oscar-winning writer Aaron Sorkin will bring Steve Jobs’ life to the big screen says Variety, the movie will be based on Walter Isaacson’s best-selling biography simply titled Steve Jobs.  Sorkin wrote The Social Network for which he won the Oscar; he was also nominated for Moneyball. “There is no writer working in Hollywood today who

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Today’s Links: Seth MacFarlane Talks About Ending ‘Family Guy&#...

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A collection of links from across the web that may be film, TV and or entertainment related. Warner Bros. bought a spec script ‘The Imitation Game’ that has Leonardo DiCaprio up to play mathematician Alan Turing, Ron Howard might direct.  Howard did ‘A Beautiful Mind’ already and that was awesome, lightening in a bottle? [Deadline]

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Elton John to Produce Biopic About His Career Called Rocketman

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Elton John is producing a feature film biopic that will tell the story of his own musical career and life. The movie will be called Rocketman, and the script will be written by Lee Hall (Billy Elliot).  Elton John has certainly lived an interesting life (the guy was married to a woman once didn’t you

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Dwayne Johnson To Play Country Legend Charley Pride

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Dwayne Johnson is about to raise the bar when it comes to his acting career as he takes on a biopic about Country Legend Charley Pride.  Off the heels of a massive box office win this news may not come as a surprise, but honestly Dwayne Johnson isn’t someone I would bet on for a

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Martin Luther King. Jr. Biopic Moving Forward

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There’s hope yet for the untitled DreamWorks Martin Luther King biopic, THR reports Kario Salem (The Score) is in negotiations to write.  DreamWorks acquired the life rights of the civil rights leader in May 2009, securing the cooperation of the King estate and access to King’s intellectual property, including his famous “I Have a Dream”

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Sacha Baron Cohen Will Play Freddie Mercury Of Queen

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Peter Morgan who might be best known for writing such great works as The Queen, The Last King of Scotland and Frost/Nixon – is now writing a movie about the band Queen.  A biopic about lead Freddie Mercury, and Deadline confirms Sacha Baron Cohen has signed on to play the rock idol.  It’s nice! The

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Reel: Weird Al Biopic

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Finally a biopic about the greatest musician to ever grace the stage; why can’t this be a real movie?