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Brad Pitt To Star In Movie Adaptation Of British Miniseries

March 20th, 2007 7:30pm EDT
Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt is to star in the US movie adaptation of hit British TV mini-series State Of Play.

The London-based thriller, starring David Morrissey, Bill Nighy and Kelly MacDonald, was a big hit in the UK in 2003.

Pitt's version of the project, which will start shooting in November, will be directed by The Last King Of Scotland moviemaker Kevin Macdonald.

The movie star will play a reporter heading an investigation into the death of a congressman's mistress.

-Lots of Brad Pitt images

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)

Stephen Fry Says Americans Are 'Fooled' by British Actors' Accents

March 20th, 2007 8:26am EDT
Stephen Fry
British actors excel in Hollywood because Americans are "fooled" and seduced by their accents, according to celebrated thespian Stephen Fry. Brits Helen Mirren, Jeremy Irons, Bill Nighy, Emily Blunt and Hugh Laurie all won prizes during the recent Hollywood awards season.

And Fry claims the spate of British successes is down to the way the actors speak.

He says, "I shouldn't be saying this, high treason really, but I sometimes wonder if Americans aren't fooled by our accent into detecting a brilliance that may not really be there. I mean, would they notice if Jeremy Irons or Ju...

Makers Of "Shaun Of The Dead" Bring New Comedy "Hot Fuzz" To The U.S. April 20

February 11th, 2007 9:00pm EST
Hot Fuzz
Hot Fuzz is the action-packed new comedy from the makers of the hit movie Shaun of the Dead. With the same razor-sharp combination of humor and attention to detail they used to breathe new life into the undead, Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright have set their sights on action movies for their next uniquely funny vision.

Nicholas Angel (Simon Pegg) is the finest cop London has to offer, with an arrest record 400% higher than any other officer on the force. He's so good, he makes everyone else look bad. As a result, Angel's superiors send him to a place where his talents won't be quite so emba...

Interview With Cate Blanchett, Richard Eyre, And Patrick Marber On 'Notes on a Scandal'

February 2nd, 2007 12:26pm EST
Notes on a Scandal
There are not many bigger taboos in society than a teacher entering into an affair with an underage pupil and, for some reason, when it is a female teacher seducing a male pupil even more eyebrows are raised. In Notes on a Scandal such an illicit romance is explored through the characters of Bohemian art teacher Sheba Hart, played by Cate Blanchett, and her 15-year-old lover Steven Connolly, portrayed by newcomer Andrew Simpson.

And, under the superb direction of Richard Eyre, what could be a rather crude exploration of a seductress taking advantage of a vulnerable schoolboy is sensiti...

'Babel,' 'Dreamgirls,' 'Ugly Betty' & 'Grey's Anatomy' Win Big at Golden Globe Awards

January 16th, 2007 8:24am EST
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association just announced the winners of the 64th Golden Globe awards. Babel took home the award for best drama, while Dreamgirls won best comedy/musical. The night's big TV winners were Grey's Anatomy (best drama series) and Ugly Betty (best musical or comedy series). See full list of winners:




The Departed

Little Children

The Queen


Penélope Cruz -- Volver

Judi Dench -- Notes On A Scandal

Maggie Gyllenhaal -- S...
READ MORE's Movies To Look For In 2007

January 1st, 2007 12:00pm EST
Spider-Man 3
Now that the book on 2006 has been officially closed, it’s time to set our eyes on the horizon ahead of us. 2007 will be a year full of superhero movies, long-awaited CD releases and over-hyped video game shipments – and just about everything coming our way this year in the entertainment field is a sequel. Here are the movies to look for in 2007:

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Jump In! – Corbin Bleu returns from the runaway success of High School Musical to star in this movie about a Double Dutch tournament. Expect no one over the age of 25 to know anything about the movie, other than the ri...

'Grey's Anatomy,' 'Weeds' Receive 4 Golden Globe Nods; Several New Series Also Get Nominations

December 14th, 2006 11:06am EST
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association just announced the nominations for the 64th Golden Globe awards. Strong contenders this year include Weeds and Grey's Anatomy, which each garnered four nominations. Full list of TV nominees follows:



Big Love

Grey’s Anatomy




Patricia Arquette -- Medium

Edie Falco -- The Sopranos

Evangeline Lilly -- Lost

Ellen Pompeo -- Grey’s Anatomy

Kyra Sedgwick -- The Closer

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Keith Richards Showed Up Drunk for 'Pirates' Role

September 22nd, 2006 12:32pm EDT
Keith Richards
Keith Richards' appearance in the second Pirates Of The Caribbean sequel descended into chaos after he reportedly got so drunk on the movie set, the film's director had to prop him up. The hellraising Rolling Stones guitarist finally shot his long awaited cameo as Johnny Depp's father in Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World's End earlier this summer, but he is unlikely to remember the occasion.

Bill Nighy, who plays Davy Jones in the film, tells Empire Online that Richards was inebriated by the time the production team retrieved him from his trailer to shoot his scene, and he required a...

Chinese Censors Reject 'Dead Man's Chest'

July 10th, 2006 10:01am EDT
Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Man
Chinese censors have refused to allow Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest to be released in the Asian country. The Film Bureau is worried about the film's depiction of 'the souls of the dead' and Bill Nighy's character Davy Jones, who boasts an "octopus face."

However, the Johnny Depp-starring blockbuster could still secure a release if it passes a second round of examination.

A Disney spokesperson in Hong Kong says, "Regarding Pirates, we are still gathering information from the Film Bureau and so at this point we cannot comment."

-See some photos from Pirates of th...

Opens July 7: Pirates of the Caribbean 2

July 6th, 2006 9:46am EDT
Pirates of the Caribbean 2
Pirates of the Caribbean 2 Summary:

Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) returns to the screen for another round of supernatural adventures on the high seas in this spirited sequel to the 2003 Disney hit, which re-teams original director Gore Verbinski with original screenwriters Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio.

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Cast and Crew:

Johnny Depp - (Jack Sparrow)

Orlando Bloom - (Will Turner)

Keira Knightley - (Elizabeth Swann)

Bill Nighy - (Davy Jones)

Naomie Harris - (Tia Dalma)

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Humanitas Honors 'Crash' Screenwriters, Others

June 29th, 2006 9:20am EDT
Screenwriters Paul Haggis and Bobby Moresco took home one of the top prizes for their "liberating" work at the annual Humanitas Prize awards ceremony in Los Angeles yesterday. Haggis and Moresco were awarded $25,000 for their smash hit movie Crash in the feature film category.

"Crash" was hailed by judges "for its call to reach out with respect and compassion to all of our brothers and sisters."

Richard Curtis won the top prize in the 90-minute category for his Bill Nighy-starring TV film The Girl In The Cafe, based on last year's G8 summit. Former vice president Al Gore won a s...

Nintendo DS Equals Spy Gadget In 'Stormbreaker'

June 27th, 2006 1:45pm EDT
Nintendo DS
The hot-selling Nintendo DS will make its motion picture debut in the upcoming teen spy thriller Stormbreaker. Nintendo has signed an agreement with the film's producers that will turn the Nintendo DS into the ultimate spy gadget. Stormbreaker is based on the first in the popular Alex Rider series of books by Anthony Horowitz, which have sold more than 10 million copies worldwide.

After the murder of his uncle and guardian, the MI6 British spy agency recruits the reluctant 14-year-old Alex Rider to take over his uncle's mission. Like any good spy, during training he receives his key p...

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