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    William Friedkin Discusses Frustrating Lawsuit Over His Undersung '70s Film 'Sorcerer'

    When discussing the scrappy and hirsute "Easy Riders, Raging Bulls" generation of 1970s filmmakers, the narrative arc of William Friedkin is a fun one to tell, and is often the stuff of legend. While he doesn't rank up there among some of the peers of that era like Martin Scorsese, George Lucas and ...

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    Jesse Williams May Join Cast of Lee Daniels' "The Butler"

    Jesse Williams (Grey's Anatomy, Cabin in The Woods) is currently "in talks" for a role in Lee Daniels highly-anticipated historical drama The Butler, based on the life of Eugene Allen, a white house employee for almost three dozen years .

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    Neil Marshall Takes On Vampire Tale 'Last Voyage Of Demeter,' Film Starting Over From Scratch

    Yep, it's one of those projects. You know, the kind of that spend years in development with a variety of filmmakers (in this case Robert Schewentke and Marcus Nispel) coming and going, but with no actual movement happening. Such is the case of "The Last Voyage Of Demeter" that most rec...

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    Look Into His Eyes: Promo Poster For Robert Pattinson's Saddam Hussein Movie 'Mission: Blacklist'

    With a role in David Cronenberg's upcoming freak fest "Cosmopolis," Robert Pattinson continues to take on parts that...well, that are as far away from Edward in the "Twilight" movies as possible. And so to that end, last week he signed up to star in the thriller "Mission...

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    Richard Ayoade Starts Production On New Project "The Double" This Month

    British actor/comedian/screenwriter and actor Richard Ayoade (who makes his American film debut in the Fox comedy The Watch this summer) will follow his 2011 film directing debut, Submarine, with The Double, which starts shooting on May 20th in London, from a script Ayoade co-wrote with Av...

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    Exclusive: Lisa Cholodenko Confirms She'll Direct 'The Abstinence Teacher' & Heads Into The 'Wild' With Reese Witherspoon

    Director Lisa Cholodenko recently sat down with The Playlist moments before her panel with fellow alum Shari Springer Berman and Nicole Holofcener at the Columbia University Film Festival this week to debate the glass ceiling and how it affects making their films -- during the course of which, Cholo...

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    New In Theaters: "Searing" Indie Drama "Changing the Game" (Starring Tony Todd, Irma P. Hall)

    An indie project we previously profiled opens today, Friday, May 11.

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    "She's Out Of His Mind": Poster For 'Ruby Sparks' From The Directors Of 'Little Miss Sunshine'

    Improbable, fantastical and romantic, "Ruby Sparks" is the belated follow-up to Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris' four-time Oscar-nominated debut, "Little Miss Sunshine." It's been six years since that film -- the duo has been stuck in multi-project develo...

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    Michelle Monaghan Stages A 'Coup' With Owen Wilson & Pierce Brosnan

    Yesterday we said that Rachel McAdams doesn't always get the kinds of projects that match her skills, and the same could apply to Michelle Monaghan. The actress, who was excellent in "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang" and "Gone Baby Gone," hasn't really stood out in much since, fading to the background or being ...

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