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    Watch: Trailer For Abduction Drama 'Prisoners' Starring Hugh Jackman & Jake Gyllenhaal

    It was mooted as one of Hollywood script's circa 2009 in fact it landed at the top of the BlackList pile that year. Names like Leonardo DiCaprio, Bryan Singer, Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale were thrown around in several different versions, but for whatever reason the film never quite came togethe...

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    John Cusack Joins Paul Dano In Biopic 'Love & Mercy,' Both Will Play Brian Wilson

    The project has been gestating for a number of years, but it looks like things are really moving forward with “Love & Mercy,” the biopic on Brian Wilson. This past January, Paul Dano signed on to play Wilson as a young man. Now, John Cusack is in discussions to play the older version of the legendar...

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    Paul Dano To Play Brian Wilson In Oren Moverman Penned, Atticus Ross Soundscaped 'Love & Mercy'

    At this point, Paul Dano has accomplished a lot in his still-young career. He's logged time with auteurs like Paul Thomas Anderson and Ang Lee, starred in strong indie comedies like "Little Miss Sunshine" and "Ruby Sparks," gone the blockbuster route with "Cowboys & ...

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    Warner Bros Puts Jon Favreau's Musical 'Jersey Boys' Into Turnaround; Dominic Cooper, Paul Dano & More Were Eyed For Leads

    How are studios making their decisions these days? Very, very carefully. That's certainly true over at Warner Bros. who this year alone have iced "Akira," are moving very tentatively on "Arthur & Lancelot" (which seems to be on hold), passed on the sprawling "Th...

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    'Prisoners' Sounds Familiar: Dano Joins Jackman, Gyllenhaal, Leo

    Imitation is the usual form of Hollywood flattery. You can count on a movie like "Taken" to not only spawn a sequel (which opened well enough to reinforce Liam Neeson's misguided belief that chasing big paydays is the best career path) but a slew of imitators.

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    Paul Dano Joins 'Prisoners' With Hugh Jackman & Jake Gyllenhaal

    While David O. Russell's upcoming movie with Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Renner and Amy Adams is in the early lead for cast of the year for 2013, "Prisoners" ain't looking too shabby either. With Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal and Melissa Leo already on board, the long br...

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    A Rockstar Out Of His Element: So Yong Kim And Paul Dano Discuss ‘For Ellen’

    In “For Ellen,” which opens this week in New York City, Paul Dano plays Joby Taylor, a frustrated rock star who heads to a snowy upstate town to figure out the settlement of a custody battle for his daughter. It’s an atypical role for Dano, usually seen as quieter, less sexualized characters. Even t...

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    TIFF Review: Rian Johnson's 'Looper' Is Both Impressive and Underwhelming

    "Looper," a rollicking dystopian action-adventure yarn about time travel, is a reasonable broadening of the filmmaker's scope with enough potential to make its flaws stand out. It officially opens the 37th Toronto International Film Festival Thursday night.

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    Paul Dano Saves Flawed 'For Ellen'

    Paul Dano -- pale and gangly, nobody’s preconceived image of a movie star -- is a wonder of an actor, who has made some great choices in films, from There Will Be Blood, to the recent Ruby Sparks and a small but crucial role in the upcoming Looper. In So Yong Kim’s deliberate, meticulo...

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    Paul Dano On Donning Tight Jeans and Finding the Perfect Leather Jacket to Play a Washed Up Rocker in 'For Ellen'

    Donning a black leather jacket, eye liner and tight jeans, Dano plays Joby Taylor, a divorced rocker, who at the outset of Kim's drama agrees to sign divorce papers for his estranged wife in order to get money from the sale of their home.

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