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Chris Weitz Reveals Star Wars Films Inspired His Career

Chris Weitz was inspired to go into the world of cinema by the 'Star Wars' movies.The 45-year-old writer has been asked to script the eagerly-awaited 'Star Wars' spin-off movie, and while he remains tight-lipped on...

Richard Madden Opens Up About Cinderella And Prince Charming's Equal Partnership

Richard Madden opens up about just how Cinderella and her Prince Charming get together, and how they rely on each other to free them from the restrictions in their lives in the forthcoming adaptation by...

Felicity Jones In Talks For Star Wars Stand-alone Movie

Felicity Jones is in talks to appear in the 'Star Wars' stand-alone movie.The 'Theory of Everything' actress will reportedly take the female lead role in the project after actresses went for their reading and testing...

Chris Weitz To Write Stand-alone Star Wars Movie

Chris Weitz is to write the stand-alone 'Star Wars' movie.The 45-year-old director - who's worked on a wide range of high-profile films, including 'About a Boy' and 'The Twilight Saga: New Moon' - is set...

Lily James Finds Her Prince Charming In The Latest 'Cinderella' Trailer [Trailer + Pictures]

Finally, Disney has unveiled the first full trailer for Kenneth Branagh's live action rendition of one of the world's most beloved fairytales: Cinderella. And it looks to be one of the most visually stunning fantasy...

Downton Abbey Actress Lily James Takes Cinderella Role

Lily James will play 'Cinderella'.The 'Downton Abbey' star is set to portray the iconic princess in Disney's live action adaptation of the traditional fairytale, joining the lines of Cate Blanchett as the princess' evil stepmother.The...

Emma Watson Turns Down Cinderella

Emma Watson will not be playing 'Cinderella' in Kenneth Branagh's film.The 'Perks of Being a Wallflower' actress was rumoured to be starring in the 'Thor' director's new adaptation of the classic fairytale earlier this month,...

Kenneth Branagh To Direct Cinderella?

Kenneth Branagh is reportedly in talks to direct 'Cinderella'.The actor and 'Thor' director has been linked to Disney's latest remake of the classic fairytale just weeks after original director, Mark Romanek, departed from the project.The...

Saoirse Ronan In Line For Cinderella Role

Saoirse Ronan is the frontrunner to play Cinderella in the Disney remake.The Irish actress is reportedly a hot contender for the lead in the live action reboot of the Walt Disney fairytale favourite alongside Swedish...

Demian Bechir Overwhelmed By Surprise Oscar Nomination

The Oscar nomination bestowed upon Demian Bechir yesterday has apparently come as something of a shock to the 48 year old Mexican actor. Bechir, who was nominated for his performance in A Better Life was...

Chris Weitz Regrets Directing Kidman Flop

Director Chris Weitz has branded fantasy flop The Golden Compass his "greatest professional regret".The American Pie filmmaker helmed the eagerly awaited 2007 movie, which starred Daniel Craig and Nicole Kidman. The film, based on the...

Weitz Rep Dismisses Twilight Return

A representative for THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON director CHRIS WEITZ has dismissed rumours he's set to return to the vampire series to helm the final film in the franchise.The first Twilight film was directed...

Weitz Brushes Off New Moon Critics

THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON director CHRIS WEITZ has chosen to ignore what film critics say about his latest movie - because he's more concerned with the opinions of the series' notoriously hard-to-please fans.Weitz was...

Weitz To Quit Hollywood

THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON director CHRIS WEITZ will retire from Hollywood after just one more movie.Weitz, who also made About A Boy and The Golden Compass, admits he has been put off filmmaking by...

Weitz Used Fan Input For Twilight Sequel

THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON director CHRIS WEITZ relied on fans to help create the upcoming TWILIGHT sequel by logging online and reading forums dedicated to the vampire franchise.The About a Boy filmmaker admits he...

Lautner Wins Battle To Star In New Moon

TWILIGHT star TAYLOR LAUTNER will reprise his role in the hit movie's sequel NEW MOON - after impressing author STEPHENIE MEYER and director CHRIS WEITZ with his dedication to the part. The 18-year-old actor played...

Weitz 'Will Stay Loyal To Twilight Story'

Moviemaker CHRIS WEITZ has promised to stay true to the original story while shooting the sequel to hit vampire film TWILIGHT - because he doesn't want to enrage loyal fans. The director was taken on...

Director Defends Pullman Movie At Cannes

THE GOLDEN COMPASS director CHRIS WEITZ conceded he was preparing for a religious backlash to his movie among American evangelical Christian groups. The film, adapted from author PHILIP PULLMAN's The Northern Lights, contains much of...

Kidman Confirmed For Compass

Newlywed NICOLE KIDMAN is set to star as MRS COULTER in THE GOLDEN COMPASS, the film version of the first of PHILIP PULLMAN's bestselling HIS DARK MATERIALS trilogy. ABOUT A BOY movie-maker CHRIS WEITZ will...

His Dark Materials Star Plucked From Obscurity

A 12-year-old British girl has been chosen to play the lead role in the big screen adaptation of PHILIP PULLMAN's HIS DARK MATERIALS trilogy, following extensive auditions. Unknown DAKOTA BLUE RICHARDS will play LYRA BELACQUA...

Tucker Takes Over Pullman Movie From Weitz

ANAND TUCKER will take over from CHRIS WEITZ as director of the forthcoming adaptation of PHILIP PULLMAN's best-selling novel THE GOLDEN COMPASS. Tucker's appointment occurred after Weitz resigned complaining of the film's huge "technical...

Film-makers Rush To Change Suicide Bomb Comedy

The producers of an upcoming black comedy about terrorists starring HUGH GRANT, WILLEM DAFOE and DENNIS QUAID are considering whether to proceed or not following the London bombings earlier this month (07JUL05). Producers PAUL...

Graham In Love Split

Hollywood beauty HEATHER GRAHAM is single again - after splitting with new love JOSH LUCAS. THE GURU star, 35, and the SWEET HOME ALABAMA heart-throb, 33, began dating in December (04), several months after...

Graham And Lucas In Love Match

AUSTIN POWERS beauty HEATHER GRAHAM has been romantically linked to a new man - SALMA HAYEK's ex-boyfriend JOSH LUCAS. The screen stars stepped out as a couple for the first time on 9 December...

His Dark Materials Film-maker Quits

LATEST: CHRIS WEITZ has resigned as director of the film adaptation of PHILIP PULLMAN's fantasy trilogy HIS DARK MATERIALS, blaming on-set technical difficulties. Earlier this month (DEC04) Weitz removed references to God from the...

Movie Ordered To Axe Religious References

Hollywood studio NEW LINE have banned proposed references to God and the church from new film HIS DARK MATERIALS. PHILIP PULLMAN's screenplay portrays the church as an institution which is experimenting on its congregation...

Oscar-winning Writer Battles For His Dark Materials Script

OSCAR-winning writer SIR TOM STOPPARD has slammed film-maker CHRIS WEITZ for stopping his adaptation of PHILIP PULLMAN best-seller HIS DARK MATERIALS from making it to the big screen. The SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE author claims...

Heather Graham In Love Split

BOOGIE NIGHTS beauty HEATHER GRAHAM is a single woman once again after parting ways with her producer beau CHRIS WEITZ. The couple, who dated for more than two years, remain close, despite their romantic...

Heather Learns From 10 Guys She Has Lost

Romantic idealist HEATHER GRAHAM has learnt from the mistakes she has made in past failed relationships. The pretty 10 WAYS TO LOSE A GUY star has previously dated names including KYLE MACLACHLAN, ED BURNS,...

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