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    Ang Lee Won't Direct the Pilot for FX's 'Tyrant' After All

    "Tyrant," the FX drama from "Homeland" producers Howard Gordon and Gideon Raff, managed a serious coup when it landed Ang Lee as the director of its pilot. The announcement was made in March, less than a month after Lee won the Oscar for Best Director for "Life of Pi," and it was set to be Lee's fir...

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    Watch: Trailer For J.J. Abrams/Alfonso Cuaron Series 'Believe' Arrives, Ang Lee Bails On 'Tyrant' Pilot

    As far as two people to create a TV series together, it'd be hard to do much better than J.J. Abrams and Alfonso Cuaron. The former is, obviously, the man behind hits like "Alias," "Lost" and "Revolution," while the latter is the acclaimed filmmaker behind "Children Of Men," who'll make his long-awa...

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    Spielberg and Competition Jury Tell It Like It Is in Cannes

    "We're going to make this all up as we go. The good news is that I'm proud to be a part of this wonderful event," said jury president Steven Spielberg in Cannes. Introduced by the hosts of a festival-produced TV program that is broadcast throughout the Palais des Festivals as the "world's most famou...

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    10 Movies Booed At Cannes

    If the Cannes Film Festival is known for one thing, it's the festival's close proximity to topless beaches. But if it's known for two things, it's the emotional, emphatic responses that usually greet the films. These reactions come from audiences that are unafraid to tell the film (and the filmmaker...

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    Cannes Jury President Steven Spielberg Admits to Not Being Familiar With All Directors Up for Palme d'Or

    This year's Cannes jury president, Steven Spielberg, used the admittedly pointless 'meet the jury' press conference to make one thing clear. "I didn't say no a thousand times," he said after being asked why he finally accepted the invitation. "I've been so consistently at work in the spring time tha...

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    Nicole Kidman, Lynne Ramsay, Ang Lee, Christoph Waltz & More Join Steven Spielberg's Cannes Jury

    In past years, the jury for the main slate at the Cannes Film Festival has tended to mix in a few bigger names -- Alexander Payne, Tim Burton, Robert De Niro, Jude Law -- with smaller filmmakers, producers and more. But it looks like the 2013 jury is going to be the starriest in years, and you migh...

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    Guillermo Del Toro's 'The Devil's Backbone' Leads Criterion's July Slate

    It seems this summer is a good time to be a Guillermo Del Toro fan. Not only is the filmmaker dropping his new monster movie "Pacific Rim," but fans will now get to dip into one of his breakout films courtesy of Criterion...

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    What's Next for Ang Lee, From FX's 'Tyrant' to Eyeing Moses and 'Cleopatra'

    Fresh off his Oscar win as Best Director for "Life of Pi," Ang Lee is fielding a number of potential and solidified upcoming projects. News comes today that the Taiwanese-born director is being eyed to helm Warner Bros.' Moses biopic "Gods and Kings," now that Steven Spielberg has dropped out.

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    Ang Lee Could Take Over 'Gods And Kings' From Steven Spielberg; Lines Up TV Debut At FX With 'Tyrant'

    The last we heard about Steven Spielberg's potential Moses movie "Gods And Kings" was well over a year ago, when word circulated that he might be eyeing a start date this spring. But obviously, a lot of things have happened since then. The director's "Robopocalypse" started moving to follow "Lincoln...

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    Ang Lee Will Direct the Pilot for FX’s New Drama 'Tyrant,' From the Creators of 'Homeland'

    Less than a month ago Ang Lee won the Oscar for Best Director. So, naturally, along comes the news that for his next trick, he's headed for the small screen.

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