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Wong Kar-wai may do sequel to The Grandmasters

After two years of development, three years in production, and some release delays, Wong Kar-wai's The Grandmasters finally opened in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Singapore last month. It's the director's biggest hit by far and the film's ...

 
 
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First clip of jOBS reminds you it is a biopic

This first clip of jOBS, courtesy of Entertainment Tonight, (or if recent rumblings are true, JOBS) shows a heavy handed conversation between Steve Jobs (Ashton Kutcher) and Steve Wozniak (Josh Gad). When dialogue in a biopic is ...

 
 
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Fanning will be dating Kline in The Last of Robin Hood

For the biopic The Last of Robin Hood, Dakota Fanning has just joined the cast of the film. The Last of Robin Hood focuses on Hollywood actor Errol Flynn, and the relationship he had with his teenage girlfriend and fellow actress Beverly Aa...

 
 
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Sundance Review: Big Sur

It was the public's idolization of Jack Kerouac that spurred him to move to a remote cabin and write Big Sur. It's funny then that this biopic of the same name subjects Kerouac to a similar treatment of worship and tribute that gets away fr...

 
 
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Trailer: 42

42 tells the story of the first black American man to play in major league baseball; Jackie Robinson. Judging by the trailer, 42 will focus on a lot of the racism and bigotry that Robinson had to overcome, and how he eventually became a na...

 
 
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Wong Kar-wai rushing to finish The Grandmasters

Roughly five years in the making and oft-delayed, Wong Kar-wai's Yip Man biopic The Grandmasters is almost done. Almost. The Hollywood Reporter says that Wong is doing last-minute post-production right now. How last minute? The film is goin...

 
 
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jOBS biopic to release in April

While the 2013 Sundance Film Festival attendees will get a chance to see jOBS at its closing night screening, the general public will have to wait until it releases in theaters sometime in April 2013. A specific release date has not ye...

 
 
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Wong Kar-wai's The Grandmasters delayed yet again

Guess what delayed production just got delayed again. Wong Kar-wai's Yip Man biopic The Grandmasters has been pushed back to January 8th, 2013, though there may be more delays ahead. The rumor is that Wong Kar-wai is shooting new footage f...

 
 
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Lenny Kravitz starring in Marvin Gaye biopic

It looks like famed musician Lenny Kravitz has officially signed on to portray legendary musician Marvin Gaye in an upcoming biopic directed by Juilien Temple. Details are iffy at the moment, but it is said that the movie would primari...

 
 
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Susan Boyle's getting a biopic

Is Susan Boyle Benedict Cumberbatch's mom?* If so, I'm sure he's very proud because she's getting a movie made about her life. Fox Searchlight has purchased her life rights (that will always be a weird grouping of words to read/hear/th...

 
 
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Review: Hitchcock

Alfred Hitchcock is easily one of the greatest directors of all time and you would be hard pressed to find a person who didn't at least recognize the name. However, he's more of an idea than a man at this point. When you hear Hitchcock's na...

 
 
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Universal may pick up Straight Outta Compton (NWA biopic)

F. Gary Gray's Straight Outta Compton, a biopic of NWA, could finally wind up at Universal. The project has been in the works since 2009 and is currently with New Line, though a source with The Wrap says that negotiations between the studio...

 
 
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Review: Lincoln

Depicting another person's life has to be one of the most daunting jobs to take in Hollywood. Considering the protagonist of Steven Spielberg's Lincoln is, arguably, the greatest President the United States has ever had, the bar was ce...

 
 
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Sorkin's Steve Jobs biopic will be three 30-minute scenes

Biopics can be really tricky, especially since the events of a person's life aren't always compelling. More than that, you can't neatly pack a person's accomplishments into two hours. With Aaron Sorkin's biopic of Steve Jobs, he won't be do...

 
 
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Posters for Wong Kar-wai's The Grandmasters

Wong Kar-wai's The Grandmasters, the long-in-the-works movie about Yip Man, is finally coming out in December. Following a visually interesting trailer for the film, a number of posters were released. One is a banner poster while the others...

 
 
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Johnny Carson biopic in the works

It's surprising that Johnny Carson hasn't had a biopic yet. It's probably due to his private nature during his life, and perhaps his estate's attempt to maintain that. Closest we got we got, if memory serves, is Carson as a side character i...

 
 
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Trailer: The Grandmasters

Finally, we have the official trailer for Wong Kar-wai's The Grandmasters, a Yip Man biopic starring Tony Leung and Zhang Ziyi. This comes after a rain-drenched teaser trailer in February and news in July that the movie was still shooting....

 
 
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Watch Anthony Hopkins as Hitchcock in this new clip

In this very brief clip we get a look at Anthony Hopkins' portrayal of Alfred Hitchcock during the filming of one of the most famous scenes in cinema history.  The clip is a piece of viral marketing for Fox Searchlight ...

 
 
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Hanna director eying Houdini biopic?

Harry Houdini is one of my most favorite people of all time. But the fact that a good biopic based on his life hasn't been made yet is kind of a tragedy. The dude lead such an incredible and interesting life that it's almost baffling how no...

 
 
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Trailer: Hitchcock

Here we have the very first trailer for the Alfred Hitchcock biopic Hitchcock starring Anthony Hopkins as the big fella himself, with Helen Mirren as Hitchcock's wife and Scarlett Johannson as Janet Leigh. The film mostly follows Hitc...

 
 
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New Hitchcock poster, release date pushed up to 2012

As if the fall film schedule wasn't already packed to the gills, it looks like we have one more fantastic movie to anticipate. Damn you, awards season! Previously slated for 2013, Hitchcock has been pushed up to November...

 
 
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Trailer: Lincoln

You hear that sound? Yep, I'm pretty sure that was Daniel Day-Lewis's Oscar win for his performance as Abraham Lincoln reaching back through time to say "YEAH BOYEEE." Indeed, it's the first trailer ever for Steven Spielberg's long in-deve...

 
 
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Al Pacino to play Penn State coach Joe Paterno in biopic

Al Pacino is attached to play disgraced Penn State coach Joe Paterno in an upcoming biopic. Based on the recent biography Paterno by Joe Posnanski, the film currently has no screenplay or director. Paterno was once the winningest coach in c...

 
 
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I'm gonna learn you about this Lincoln poster, boy

Ok, on Twitter I said I was going to write this with a bad Confederate affectation, but screw you, I'm tired. This is the first poster for Spielberg's Lincoln starring Daniel Day-Lewis as Lincoln. As we can see from this, the man has b...

 
 
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Martin Scorsese's Frank Sinatra biopic acquires writer

Martin Scorsese, one of the most iconic of American filmmakers, is not a man to rest on his laurels. Even with production beginning on The Wolf of Wall Street, he is still keeping his prospects in order. To that effect, it seems that a...

 
 
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Your first official look at Daniel Day-Lewis as Lincoln

I can't believe Stephen Spielberg's Lincoln is almost upon us. It's probably going to be pretty crazy maudlin and Oscar bait-y, but you know what? Don't care. The man's been trying to make this movie for decades, and now it's finally h...

 
 
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Jennifer Lawrence looking to The Ends Of The Earth

We're big Jennifer Lawrence fans here at Flixist. Not only is she one of the most engaging and nuanced screen actresses of her generation, but she also owns a delightful line of trouser-teasing dresses for awards ceremonies. With horror mov...

 
 
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Chewie moving forward with Fanboys director

One of the most interesting choices on the 2011 Black List of unproduced screenplays was Chewie, a look at the creation of Star Wars through the eyes of Peter Mayhew, the actor who played Chewbacca. Kyle Newman, director of Fanboys, acquire...

 
 
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Bourne star Jeremy Renner eyeing Julian Assange biopic

Silver-haired online anarchist Julian Assange may presently be taking refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy to prevent his extradition to Sweden on alleged rape charges, but that hasn't stopped Dreamworks from pushing forward with plans to devel...

 
 
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Miyazaki's next film will be a biopic of Jiro Horikoshi

Now here is a man whose works I eagerly anticipate! So as I deliver this news to you I want you to know that my heart is brimming with joy! Acclaimed director Hayao Miyazaki's next film will be a biopic of Jiro Horikoshi, the man made famou...

 
 
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Russell Crowe is directing a Bill Hicks biopic

Russell Crowe, acclaimed star of Wine Drunk at the Villa and Fightin' Round the World, will be directing a film based on the life of legendary comedian Bill Hicks, who died of cancer at the age of thirty-two. At present, no one's been ...

 
 
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Wong Kar Wai's The Grandmasters is still shooting

After 2.5 years, Wong Kar-Wai is still shooting his Yip Man biopic The Grandmasters. Yeah: two-and-a-half years! The people over at The Playlist picked up on this after co-star Zhang Ziyi posted photos of Wong Kar-Wai's 54th birthday party ...

 
 
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Robin Williams is Dwight D. Eisenhower in The Butler

Robin Williams will be playing Dwight D. Eisenhower -- aka D.D. Smalls -- in Lee Daniels' The Butler, a true story based on the life of Eugene Allen, who worked as a servant in the White House for over thirty years and across several admini...

 
 
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First images of Lindsay Lohan in Elizabeth Taylor biopic

I have to respect Elizabeth Taylor whether I like her or not. On top of being a legendary, glamorous actress, she's also a fellow Elizabeth, and that's a bond that's stronger than blood. I've just realized that Lindsay Lohan will be starrin...

 
 
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Wu-Tang Clan to play themselves in ODB biopic

Well not "play themselves" like the slang term for making a fool out of yourself ... but rather play as themselves in a movie. Actually, maybe the first part is accurate as well. A few months ago we brought news of Dirty White Boy, a biopic...

 
 
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Cast expands for Monster Butler biopic

Gary Oldman and Dominic Monaghan are now attached to Malcolm McDowell's passion project Monster Butler. Directed by Doug Rath and produced by Dark House Films, Butler is a true story about bisexual jewel thief and serial killer Archibald Ha...

 
 
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Aaron Sorkin adapting Steve Jobs biography

Looks like we're going to have a Steve Jobs-off on our hands in 2013 and/or 2014. Aaron Sorkin has been hired to adapt the best-selling biography Steve Jobs by Walter Issacson, essentially walking up to the upcoming Ashton Kutcher vehi...

 
 
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Ashton Kutcher tries on Steve Jobs' look

We've all heard about the casting of Ashton Kutcher as the late Steve Jobs, with many wondering how well Kutcher will perform. Personally, I think the casting is more about his strong resemblance to the younger Jobs, and less about his acti...

 
 
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Andre 3000 portraying Jimi Hendrix in biopic

Reports from the land of beer and potatoes have confirmed that ex-Outkast rapper, Andre Benjamin (Andre 3000), is set to portray the influential late guitarist, Jimi Hendrix. The Irish Film and Television Network is reporting that shooting ...

 
 
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Anthony Hopkins looks amazing as Alfred Hitchcock!

This very first still from the upcoming Alfred Hitchcock biopic Hitchcock (how goddamned original) shows Anthony Hopkins looking very eerily like the British filmmakers. No matter what sort of performance we'll see out of Hopkins, he's defi...

 
 




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