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Elizabeth Banks 'In Final Talks' To Play Laura Bush

Scrubs actress Elizabeth Banks is reportedly in final talks to play Laura Bush in a new film about the US president.According to Variety, 34-year-old Banks is close to signing on to star as the First...

By on 26 March 2008

Stone Devastated By Pinkville Postponement

Director OLIVER STONE was devastated when his latest movie project PINKVILLE was postponed indefinitely - because it put hundreds of people out of work just before Christmas (07). The film, which was due to star...

Brolin To Play George W. Bush?

Legendary director OLIVER STONE is set to make a movie about U.S. president GEORGE W. BUSH - and he's appealing to JOSH BROLIN to take the title role. Stone, who has previously made movies about...

Brolin To Play Bush

Josh Brolin has been lined up to play the lead role in Bush, a film about the life of the current US president.The No Country For Old Men star has been earmarked by Oliver Stone...

By on 21 January 2008

Stone Begins Colombian Hostage Mission

Director OLIVER STONE has travelled to Colombia to collect three hostages who are to be released by Marxist rebels. The Platoon filmmaker was in Venezuela to film a documentary about Latin America and North...

Stone's Hollywood Plans For Thailand

Director OLIVER STONE is planning to turn Thailand into the new Hollywood, after buying a plot of land to build a studio on. The Platoon filmmaker has been working on the project with producer David...

Two More Movies Strike Out

Perplexing analysts who had predicted that the writers' strike would have little impact on movie making in its early stages and that TV alone would take the initial brunt, two more studios announced Monday that...

Code Red On Da Vinci Code Prequel

Word of renewed negotiations between the Writers Guild of America and the Association of Motion Picture and Television Producers came as Sony's Columbia Pictures announced that it would delay production of the Da Vinci Code...

Pinkville Postponed Indefinitely

BRUCE WILLIS' new movie PINKVILLE has fallen victim to the ongoing Hollywood strike - because director OLIVER STONE is protesting with his fellow Writers Guild of America (WGA) brethren. Production on the United Artists film...

Xzibit Set For Stone War Film

Rapper XZIBIT is to play a conflicted soldier in OLIVER STONE's new movie PINKVILLE. The host of TV motor makeover show Pimp My Ride, real name Alvin Nathaniel Joiner, joins Bruce Willis and Woody Harrelson...

Harrelson Signs Up For Stone Movie

Actor WOODY HARRELSON is set to reunite with legendary U.S. filmmaker OLIVER STONE - in Vietnam war drama PINKVILLE. Harrelson, 36, who also worked with Stone on 1994's Natural Born Killers, will play a colonel...

Liberal Filmmaker Oliver Stone Supports Conservative Filmmaker

Liberal filmmaker Oliver Stone has expressed anger over the decision by ABC not to release on DVD a controversial miniseries, The Path to 9/11, which was condemned by fellow liberals as right-wing propaganda directed at...

Oliver Stone's Planned Film On Iranian Leader May Be A Go

Director Oliver Stone's planned film about Mahmoud Ahmadinejad may be back on track after the Iranian leader announced on Tuesday that he had "no objection, generally speaking," to the production, "but they have to let...

Iranian Leader Gives Stone The Ok To Make Biopic

Iranian President MAHMOUD AHMADINEJAD has given moviemaker OLIVER STONE the all-clear to make a biopic about him. Reports suggested Ahmadinejad was unhappy with the idea of the Platoon director turning his life into a film...

Stone Heads Back To Vietnam

Controversial filmmaker OLIVER STONE is set to make his fourth Vietnam War movie. Stone is finalising a deal to direct Pinkville, about the investigation into the infamous 1968 My Lai massacre of Vietnamese civilians by...

Stone Sued Over Castro Documentary

Moviemaker OLIVER STONE has been sued by a music company over a bill for soundtrack work on his 2003 documentary COMANDANTE. The Born On The Fourth Of July filmmaker directed, produced, narrated and starred in...

Stone Praises Farrell

OLIVER STONE has lavished praise on Irish actor COLIN FARRELL - and insists any criticism he was given after playing the lead role in ALEXANDER was misplaced. Stone, who directed the 2004 movie about the...

Stone Impressed With Farrell's Drinking Habits

Director OLIVER STONE was so impressed with COLIN FARRELL's alcohol consumption, he offered him the title role in 2004's ALEXANDER on the spot. The Phonebooth star met with the filmmaker over dinner in L.A. to...

Stone Hits Back At 'Great Satan' Tag

LATEST: Moviemaker OLIVER STONE has responded to Iranian critics who called him "part of the Great Satan" as they refused his official request to make a movie about President MAHMOUD AHMADINEJAD. The Doors director approached...

Iranian President Calls Director Stone "Part Of The Great Satan"

Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has turned down a request by director Oliver Stone to be interviewed for a documentary film about him. Aides to Ahmadinejad said today (Tuesday) that they had been contacted by Stone...

Stone Branded 'Part Of The Great Satan'

LATEST: Director OLIVER STONE's bid to make a biopic of about Iran's President MAHMOUD AHMADINEJAD has met with the statesman's stern disapproval. The maverick moviemaker, who has chronicled the lives of Richard Nixon, Jim Morrison...

Stone Plans Biopic Of Iranian President

Moviemaker OLIVER STONE has petitioned Iranian officials in a bid to make a biopic about President MAHMOUD AHMADINEJAD. The maverick director, who has chronicled the lives of Richard Nixon, Jim Morrison and Alexander The Great...

Stone To Film Vietnam Movie With Penn

OLIVER STONE is set to return to the battlefields of Vietnam with new movie PINKVILLE, which will see the Oscar-winning director reteam with actor SEAN PENN. Vietnam veteran Stone, who has previously documented the war...

Stone Debuts Anti-iraq War Ad

Moviemaker OLIVER STONE has debuted a new hard-hitting political ad against the war in Iraq, using a former sergeant as his star. The Platoon director filmed John Bruhns pleading to US military officials to pull...

Stone Directs Anti-war Ad

Movie director OLIVER STONE will make a political television commercial demanding the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq. The World Trade Center filmmaker - who served as a private in the Vietnam War - will...

Stone To Direct Anti-iraq War Ad

Oliver Stone is to direct a 30-second advertisement against the war in Iraq.The three-time Oscar winner's opposition to the US' recent commitment of troops to Iraq is likely to foster further debate about the future...

By on 21 April 2007

Stone Accused Of Race Slur

Movie director OLIVER STONE has been accused of using racist language to a Hollywood screenwriter. African American screenwriter Barry Michael Cooper claims Stone made an offensive comment when he approached the Platoon director at a...

Manzarek: 'Stone Missed The Doors Of Perception'

THE DOORS keyboardist RAY MANZAREK has slammed director OLIVER STONE for misrepresenting his band in the 1991 biopic of the band. Manzarek, 68, claims Stone's THE DOORS painted an "over-sensationalised" picture of late singer JIM...

Byrne Joins Pacino And Stone With University Honour

Irish actor GABRIEL BYRNE will join the ranks of Hollywood heavyweights AL PACINO and OLIVER STONE when he's awarded one of Trinity College, Dublin's highest accolades. THE USUAL SUSPECTS star will pick up an Honorary...

Estevez To Play Cia Mastermind In Stone's Post-9/11 Movie

EMILIO ESTEVEZ has signed on to star in director OLIVER STONE's follow-up to 9/11 drama WORLD TRADE CENTER, according to Internet reports. TheHollywoodNews.com claims the actor/director has become the first name attached to JAWBREAKER. The...

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