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    Tom Hooper Sought To Direct Sacha Baron Cohen's Freddie Mercury Biopic

    Speculation continues to grow regarding the upcoming Freddie Mercury biopic that Sacha Baron Cohen has been attached to for quite some time. The film, which will follow Queen from their early years to their Live Aid performance in 1985, is set up over at Sony and GK Films and development has been sl...

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    Film Aside, Can You Listen to the 'Les Miserables' Soundtrack On Its Own?

    "Les Misérables" may have taken home the Golden Globe for Best Comedy/Musical, but it's nowhere near to a universally acclaimed film. 2012 has been a year in which none of the top awards contenders have earned that distinction -- "Lincoln" gets as many raves as "mehs," and ebates on the ethics of "Z...

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    Sacha Baron Cohen Chose 'Les Miserables' Over 'Django Unchained,' Explains What His Small Role Would Have Been

    Most actors would kill to have the kind of "Sophie's Choice" decision Sacha Baron Cohen was faced with about a year ago. Way back in the fall of 2011, it was reported that the comic actor had boarded Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained." But six months later, the actor ...

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    Review: Is It Possible to Enjoy 'Les Misérables' If You Don't Know the Music?

    While impressive in parts for its epic sweep, the movie is routinely marred by blatantly cheesy, self-serious flourishes, uneven performances and misguided attempts to puncture the theatricality with superfluous cinematic devices.

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    Watch: Sacha Baron Cohen Brings Back Ali G for British Comedy Awards

    Swapping endlessly through his gallery of eccentrics and comedic personalities, actor Sacha Baron Cohen has nonetheless been nudged toward a conventional film career, as his exploitative, shock-based humor lacks the anonymity needed for the roles to thrive. However, before that transition is made fi...

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    Critic's Picks: The Best Film Performances of 2012

    We no longer live in the age of the method. The performances that stand out in current cinema radiate a self-reflexive intensity less impressive for how much they convince us of their authenticity -- although they do that -- and pertain instead to addressing viewers aware of the artifice.

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    New Images Of Jean Valjean, Fantine, Cosette, Marius, The Thénardiers & More From 'Les Miserables'

    We gotta ask...what's going with Éponine? As Universal continues going hard on the marketing campaign for "Les Miserables," Samantha Barks seems conspicuously absent from much of it. Secret weapon or stumbling block? Here's hoping for the former, but unfortunately, she ...

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    Sacha Baron Cohen & Helena Bonham Carter Step Out Of A Tim Burton Movie In New 'Les Misérables' Posters

    Thus far, the marketing for Universal's upcoming Oscar hopeful "Les Misérables" has been spot on. Promising epic grandeur, emotional and exquisite production values, all with a top flight cast, excitement has been running high. And then there's this....

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    Freddie Mercury Biopic With Sacha Baron Cohen Aiming For Spring 2013 Shoot, 2014 Release

    One of the more immediate recognitions of perfect casting in recent years, the news of Sacha Baron Cohen tackling the role of Queen lead singer Freddie Mercury, has excited fans of both talents since the biopic was announced in 2010. Development has stuttered in the interim though, even as the film'...

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    Sacha Baron Cohen's 'Lesbian' Inspired by Disturbing True Story

    Sacha Baron Cohen's Four By Two Films will team with Paramount to develop "The Lesbian." Yes, really. Baron Cohen works fast: the project is inspired by Hong Kong billionaire Cecil Chao, who this past September offered $65 million to any man who could successfully marry his lesbian daughter...

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