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Leonardo DiCaprio's Next Biopic: Steve Jobs?

April 22nd, 2014 5:03pm EDT
Leonardo DiCaprio's Next Biopic: Steve Jobs?
Leonardo DiCaprio's "long, long break" could be ended by a juicy role: Steve Jobs.

With David Fincher leaving Sony Pictures' film about the Apple Computers co-founder, the Hollywood Reporter writes the studio is in talks with Danny Boyle to take his place.

Boyle reportedly has his sights on DiCaprio for the lead role should he take the helm. Boyle and Leo worked together in the past on The Beach.

Aaron Sorkin wrote the screenplay, which is based on Walter Isaacson's best selling biography Steve Jobs.
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Danny Boyle Hoping To Enlist Original 'Trainspotting' Cast For Sequel

March 25th, 2013 1:44pm EDT
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Danny Boyle is negotiating deals to bring the original Trainspotting cast back together for a sequel.

The director plans to release the film, Porno, in 2016 to mark the 20th anniversary of his original adaptation of Irvine Welsh's bestseller.

He says, "It won't be an adaptation of the book Porno. What it will be more is an examination of those actors and the same characters 20 years later. It's a wonderful, acute way of looking at these guys and what you can get away with and the risks you can take in your 20s, and then you get in your 40s and the osteoarthritis begins to set in and it'...
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'The Beach' To Be Turned Into TV Series

August 7th, 2012 11:18am EDT
The Beach
Danny Boyle's hit 2000 movie The Beach is to be adapted into a TV series.

The film, based on Alex Garland's bestselling novel, starred Leonardo DiCaprio in the tale of a group of tourists who set up home in a Thai paradise with disastrous consequences.

The Beach garnered around $150 million at the worldwide box office, and 12 years later, bosses at the TV affiliate of the studio behind the movie, Twentieth Century Fox, have commissioned a small screen version.

Andrew Miller, the man behind popular but short-lived teen series The Secret Circle, will write the script.

Miller tells Dea...
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Rosario Dawson Dating Director Danny Boyle

August 5th, 2012 10:05am EDT
Rosario Dawson
Director Danny Boyle is dating Sin City actress Rosario Dawson.

In pictures obtained by Britain's Daily Mail newspaper, the Slumdog Millionaire filmmaker, who served as creative director of the London 2012 Olympics opening ceremony, is seen walking hand in hand with Dawson as he kisses her on the lips in the seaside town of Brighton, England, on Friday.

Boyle, 55, met Dawson when he cast her in his latest film Trance. And the actress, who is 22 years his junior, already appears to be enjoying the perks of dating a Hollywood director as she was given a prime spot to view the Olympics ope...
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Celebrities Dazzled By Danny Boyle's Olympic Opening Ceremony

July 28th, 2012 4:05pm EDT
Paul McCartney
Ringo Starr, Bette Midler and Christina Applegate were among the stars who offered their congratulations to Danny Boyle as his spectacular show opened the Olympic Games in London on Friday night.

The festivities kicked off with a stunning opening ceremony at the Olympic Stadium in Stratford and the show, directed by moviemaker Boyle, was watched by an estimated 4 billion people across the world.

A number of celebrity sports fans were among those watching the extravaganza on TV and they took to Twitter to share their thoughts on Boyle's efforts.

Joe Jonas tweeted throughout the ceremony a...
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London Olympics Begin With Dazzling Star-Studded Show

July 28th, 2012 9:00am EDT
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On Friday, "Slumdog Millionaire" director Danny Boyle kicked off the London 2012 Olympic Games with a dazzling visual spectacular that included appearances by actor Kenneth Branagh, James Bond star Daniel Craig, author J.K. Rowling and Queen Elizabeth II.

The filmmaker presented the Isles of Wonder Opening Ceremony in Stratford, East London, and the Oscar winner did not disappoint.

The sound of the Olympic Bell signalled the official start of the London Games as the patriotic hymn "Jerusalem" was sung throughout the stadium. Branagh was the first celebrity to appear as he stepped up to po...
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Danny Boyle Talks Olympics Opening Ceremony On 'Rock Center'

July 26th, 2012 5:29pm EDT
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This Thursday July 26th, the night before the Opening Ceremony of the Olympics, 'Rock Center with Brian Williams' will get you ready with reports from some of their award-winning correspondents. Meredith Vieira interviews film director Danny Boyle, who is directing this years Opening Ceremony in London. He discusses the pressure to live up to the over-the-top display Beijing put on four years ago.

Also on this week's 'Rock Center':

Olympian Cullen Jones fights to boost number of black swimmers
Studies show that African-Americans drown at three times the rate o...
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Paul McCartney To Perform At Summer Olympics

June 5th, 2012 10:41am EDT
Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney has confirmed he will be performing the grand finale at the opening ceremony of the London Olympics this summer.

The Beatles legend revealed earlier this year that he was in talks to play a pivotal role in the 2012 sporting spectacular, and now he has ended the speculation.

Speaking on BBC Radio 5 Live Drive, he announced, "I've been booked," adding that he would be "closing the opening" on July 27.

Oscar-winning Slumdog Millionaire filmmaker Danny Boyle is taking charge of the opening ceremony, which is inspired by the theme Isles of Wonder.

The Fab Four icon proved he k...
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Q&A: Danny Boyle Talks 'Trainspotting' Sequel Plans With Original Cast, His Films, Plus Bonus Blu-ray Review

September 12th, 2011 3:00pm EDT
Danny Boyle
If there is one filmmaker who I could proudly proclaim as the best and most diverse director working today, hands down it’s Danny Boyle. His amazing originality, ability to re-invent himself with each movie and sheer eclectic vibe of his body of work makes Boyle a filmmaking force to be reckoned with, bar none. One of his early calling cards is hitting glorious Blu-ray via Lionsgate on Sept. 13 in the form of one five-star "Trainspotting: Collector’s Edition" and I don’t mind saying not only does it look picture perfect, it’s chocked so full of extras that it might as well have been a box...
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Slum Home Of 'Slumdog Millionaire' Stars' Burned Down

March 5th, 2011 10:00am EST
Slumdog Millionare
The Mumbai, India, slum where the young stars of Slumdog Millionaire once lived has been destroyed by fire.

No major casualties have been reported but 15 of the Gareeb Nagar shanty houses, where impoverished Indians lived, have burned to the ground.

According to local reports, the blaze began on Friday evening.

Young stars Azharuddin and Rubina, who played the main characters in the Danny Boyle film as kids, lived in the slum until the success of the film allowed them to move out with their families.
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Luke Perry Wanted To Turn Ralston's 127 Hours Survival Story Into A Film

January 22nd, 2011 1:26pm EST
Luke Perry
TV stud Luke Perry missed out on acquiring the rights to adventurer Aron Ralston's survival story - Danny Boyle beat him to it and turned the saga into hit movie "127 Hours."

Perry reveals he wanted to make the film about Ralston's five-day battle for life trapped by a boulder in a Utah canyon with former Beverly Hills, 90210 castmate Brian Austin Green.

The actor says, "I tried to acquire the rights to that story and I wanted to do it with Brian Green... I thought he'd be great in that part, but Danny Boyle got it."

But Perry insists he's desperate to do something with Green after recen...
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'The King's Speech' Gets Massive 14 Nominations For BAFTA Awards

January 18th, 2011 9:51am EST
The Kings Speech
Critically-acclaimed "The King's Speech" is set to dominate the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards next month, after scoring a massive 14 nominations.

The Tom Hooper movie, about stammering British monarch King George VI, has picked up nods in the Best Film and Best Director categories, while Colin Firth is tipped for Best Actor and his co-star Helena Bonham Carter will compete for the Best Supporting Actress prize.

The picture is facing a challenge from Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan, which has picked up 12 nominations, including nods for its star Natalie Portman, ...
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2011 Golden Globe Nominations Announced; 'King's Speech,' 'The Fighter' & 'Social Network' Lead The Pack

December 14th, 2010 9:47am EST
The Kings Speech
The King's Speech is leading the charge for the 2011 Golden Globe Awards after landing seven nominations.

The cinematic tale about the British monarchy is heading up the main categories with nominations for Best Picture (Drama) and Best Director for Tom Hooper, while Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter and Geoffrey Rush have all received acting nods.

Boxing film The Fighter and Facebook-inspired movie The Social Network trailed with six nominations apiece, including mentions in the Best Picture (Drama) category, which also saw nods to ballet movie Black Swan and sci-fi blockbuster Inception...
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'127 Hours' Director Asked Aron Ralston A 'Shocking' Question About His Manhood

December 13th, 2010 8:54am EST
127 Hours
Moviemaker Danny Boyle stunned amputee Aron Ralston when he asked the adventurer if he ever had an erection while he was trapped behind a boulder during a hike through remote Utah.

The Brit was researching trapped Ralston's real-life fight for survival for his new movie "127 Hours" and the hero, who hacked off his own arm to escape his hell, told him to ask anything he liked.

Boyle kicked off with the most personal question he could think of.

He tells Nylon Men magazine, "I asked him, 'Did you have a boner while you were down there?' And he was a bit shocked that I asked that. But I've g...
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James Franco And Anne Hathaway To Co-Host Oscars

November 29th, 2010 2:00pm EST
Hathaway,_Anne
James Franco and Anne Hathaway have been selected to co-host the 83rd Academy Awards telecast on February 27, 2011. It is the second year in a row that more than one host has been selected, with Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin performing the duties last February.

The most interesting twist is that both hosts are in consideration for awards. Franco is considered a favorite to win Best Actor for his performance in Danny Boyle's 127 Hours, whereas Hathaway has a long-shot chance at Best Actress for Love and Other Drugs.

It is only the second time since 1987 that more than one host has been sel...
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'127 Hours' Is A Gut Wrenching Survival Tale

November 15th, 2010 11:48pm EST
127 Hours
When faced with a life or death situation what lengths would you go to in order to survive? This very question becomes the crux of Aron Ralston's dilemma in “127 Hours.” Based on Ralston's book Between a Rock and a Hard Place, this film directed by Brit Danny Boyle recounts the real life nightmare of being trapped alone in the wilderness.

In the opening of “127 Hours,” we are introduced to Aron Ralston, a loner who gets high on two things: himself and the outdoors. We see him leave his apartment in the middle of the night so that he can make camp and eagerly begin a weekend of biking an...
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'127 Hours' Is Making Viewers Queasy With Grotesque Scene

November 9th, 2010 12:00pm EST
127 Hours
Early Oscar favorite 127 Hours is also getting some recognition: a graphic scene is causing moviegoers to get sick, and in one case made a woman have seizures.

The film is based on the real-account of Aron Ralston, who in 2003 was trapped by a boulder in Utah. To free himself, the hiker forcibly broke his arm against a rock, and then used a dull blade to cut his arm off around the break. James Franco reenacts the harrowing act for the film and the graphic scene is making viewers nauseous and even faint.

In one particular theater a young woman with diabetes had seizures, which she had no...
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'127 Hours' Review 'Two Jews On Film' Have Opposite Reactions To '127 Hours' (Video)

November 3rd, 2010 2:32pm EDT
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'127 Hours' directed by Danny Boyle and starring James Franco, as Aron Ralston a mountain climber who goes on an remarkable and harrowing adventure to save himself after a boulder crashes on his arm and traps him in an isolated canyon in Utah. Throughout his journey, Ralston recalls friends, lovers, family and the two hikers (Amber Tamblyn and Kate Mara) he met before his accident. Over the next five days, Ralston battles the elements and his own demons to finally discover that he has the courage and the wherewithal to save his life by any means necessary. '127 Hours' is a visceral, thri...
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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'Megamind,' 'Due Date,' & More

November 1st, 2010 9:41am EDT
Megamind
I’m writing this week’s column on Halloween, so I wish my readers a happy and safe holiday. There are two things I’m looking forward to later tonight: a special Halloween screening of the cult classic “Evil Dead 2” at one of my local theaters and the premiere of the AMC television show “The Walking Dead.” As a zombie aficionado I’m curious to see how they will be able to stretch out the concept into an entire series. I’m hopeful that it will be entertaining.

Arriving this week in theaters are the Will Ferrell animated comedy “Megamind,” the roadtrip movie “Due Date,” the true life thril...
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2011 Early Oscar Predictions: And The Oscar May Go To...

October 27th, 2010 12:10pm EDT
Bridges,_Jeff
Thanksgiving is only a few weeks away. And only a few days after that, critics groups will start doling out year-end best-of movie awards. Oscar season is officially underway.

This is the time of the season where anything could happen. But in just five weeks or so, most films’ Oscar prospects will be much, much clearer. Only a few things are virtually certain: ‘The Social Network’ will ride its buzz to a Best Picture nomination, and Jeff Bridges will be in the Best Actor race for the second consecutive year. Oh, and Sandra Bullock will not be so lucky.

Let’s break it down by the majo...
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Fall Movie Preview Part 3: November

September 8th, 2010 10:20am EDT
harry potter
November will unleash on moviegoers some of the most highly anticipated movies of the year. Sure to be the biggest opener of the month will be “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1” which will ease fans into the end of the “Harry Potter” movie franchise. Director David Yates returns to helm the last two installments of the series which will be much appreciated by die-hard fans of the books and movies. Also exciting, and not surprising, is “Deathly Hallows” will be 3D which may result in the movie being just another flop in the 3D craze. Few movies have successfully employed the 3D t...
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Can 'The Wolfman' Live Up To These Werewolf Movies?

February 12th, 2010 1:11pm EST
The Wolfman
The Wolfman, inspired by the classic Universal film, premieres in theaters today. It continues the tradition of films based on lycanthropy since Werewolf of London in 1935. There has been a plethora of werewolf films since, and here are some particularly memorable ones.

Dog Soldiers: Like 28 Days Later, Dog Soldiers was a gritty horror movie from overseas that helped resurrect the genre for another decade. Dog Soldiers also helped boost its director's career - Neil Marshall has since directed horror films The Descent and Doomsday. 28 Days Later's director, Danny Boyle, has since helmed h...
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Best Space Movies

June 12th, 2009 9:53am EDT
Moon
The subject of space is a difficult one in terms of selecting films. Qualifying elements are somewhat subjective. Does the film have to take place in space? Must it include aliens? Does a mere reference to space, or different planets, make it a "space" film? In short, is it merely a subgenre of science fiction? Space and science fiction, while not mutually exclusive, can occur without the other.

In celebration of the release of one of the newest and most promising space films, Moon, check out a brief list of our favorite space films. What you will find below is a mix of films t...
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Mega Oscar Diary

February 23rd, 2009 9:22am EST
Sean Penn
Before we get started on the Mega Oscar Diary, let's go to a few random ramblings from the cadre of pre-shows around the dial:

-Philip Seymour Hoffman's hat probably came with a matching set of fingerless gloves.

-Those who were unable to see the Los Angeles CW affiliate's pre-show missed this exchange.

-The CW's Female Host: What is the role you'd love to do next. If you could do anything following 'The Wrestler' what would it be?

-Mickey Rourke: (Slowly eyes her up from head to toe with a knowing smile and walks off.)

-I know a lot of people care about fashion, ...
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2009 Oscar Predictions: Who Should Win & Who Will Win

February 20th, 2009 10:42am EST
Oscars
After months of speculation, it's finally time to man up and throw down with some hardcore Oscar predictions. But before we tell you who will and should win the Oscar on Sunday night, let's address the whole secrecy notion surrounding this year's event.

You may not have heard (which is probably part of the point) but the Academy has decided to surround this year's ceremony in mystery. Mainly, they've refused to reveal who will be presenting Oscars this year and have gone so far as to forbid its presenters from appearing on the red carpet. Why? Because they think fashionistas will b...
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Place Your Bets: Who Will Win An Oscar?

February 3rd, 2009 3:32pm EST
Kate Winslet
With the biggest gambling day of the year, Super Bowl Sunday, having just passed, it's time to turn our attention to best gambling day to beat Vegas: Oscar night.

Yes, Oscar night. You can bet on the Oscars on various websites, at various casinos, and probably in many illegal outlets as well (though we discourage this practice). What does each betting spot have in common? They probably have no idea how to handicap the race, giving the savvy better tremendous odds of winning big.

Whether it's Frances McDormand getting 6-1 for "Fargo", Helen Hunt 8-1 for "As Good As It Gets" or M...
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Oscar Nomination Reaction: The Snubs, Surprises & Who Shouldn't Have Been Nominated

January 23rd, 2009 9:55am EST
The Dark Knight
There's nothing better than a good surprise on Oscar morning, and this year we had one in almost every category. Before we get to the snubs, the surprises and who shouldn't be nominated, let's take a look at what type of a morning this was:

This was the morning that The Academy once again showed how out-of-touch it is. By not dominating "The Dark Knight", the Oscars continued to show that it doesn't care about nominating movies people actually like. There was absolutely no reason this film shouldn't get nominated: It has a 94% percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, it got an A from audi...
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Final Oscar Nominee Predictions

January 21st, 2009 10:46am EST
Slumdog Millionaire
The time has come, after several months of campaigning and voting, we're finally set for the big day. No, not the inauguration. Please. We're talking about Oscar morning.

Those fifteen minutes at the crack of dawn where overly-caffeinated celebs awkwardly read the names of the top five in each category. Always gripping. Also, this is prime time for predictions. All the returns are in, the precursor season is over, so there's not excuses left. Without delay, here are my final Oscar Predictions.

Okay, one delay. I should note that I hate being right. I hate getting predictio...
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2009 Early Oscar Nomination Predictions

December 23rd, 2008 12:10pm EST
The Dark Knight
The first major precursor award nominations were handed out this morning as the Screen Actors Guild revealed their 15th set of nominations.

This marks the end point of the first phase of the Oscar race as many of the critics awards have been handed out and the more reliable industry awards are starting to trickle in.

This is a perfect time to take a look at the locks, likely nominees, longshots and losers of the Oscar season thus far.

Best Picture

The Locks:

Slumdog Millionaire is the most certain nominee in this category after sweeping through the critics awards, p...
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