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    Exclusive: Joe Wright Wants To Direct African Adventure Film 'Stanley'

    Also Says He Wants Saoirse Ronan To Be His 'Little Mermaid'Joe Wright's forthcoming "Hanna" was a massive gear change for the director. A pure genre pic with choreographed fights and a blitzing soundtrack from the Chemical Brothers, it was a far cry from the usual fare by the director of "Atonement" and "Pride & Prejudice." And while his next film, "Anna Karenina," will find him back in costumed period territory, he's got a couple of other projects in the cooker that will once again find him branching out into new terrain. We recently chatted with the director and he shared a couple of tidbits about some films that may be on the horizon for h...

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    Review: 'Hanna' A Study In Merciless Violence, Strong Performances And Block Rockin' Beats

    In "Hanna," Academy Award nominee Saoirse Ronan graduates to the next stage of her career, the one that all "respected actors" reach -- the action stage, where her piercing looks and astute natural intelligence are replaced by kicks, punches and improbable stunts. The anomaly, of course, is that Ms. Ronan has become a remarkably accomplished, borderline preternatural performer at a young age, and so the action phase of her career -- admittedly, a brief tour as opposed to the extended sojourn other actresses might enjoy -- has arrived fairly early. Such is the natural gimmick at the heart of "Hanna," one that audiences should find familiar by ...

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    Exclusive: Joe Wright "Waiting On" Saoirse Ronan & James McAvoy To Confirm For 'Anna Karenina'

    'Hanna' Director Says Benedict Cumberbatch & Kelly Macdonald Have Joined The CastWhile director Joe Wright has his teenage-assassin flick "Hanna" ready to kick some ass in theaters this weekend, he's already got his eye on his next project, an adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's classic "Anna Karenina." The...

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    Joe Wright Says He Tried To Call Paul Greengrass For Advice On How To Shoot Action For 'Hanna'

    At first glance, it's hard to believe that the upcoming teenage assassin flick "Hanna" is from the same director who brought you "Atonement," "Pride & Prejudice" and "The Soloist." Brimming with beautifully choreographed set pieces, you might think it was directed by a seasoned action director, not ...

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    Saoirse Ronan Talks Possibility Of Working With Joe Wright Again, Remains Cagey On 'Anna Karenina'

    She might be a good half-decade off being able to drink legally, but Saoirse Ronan has already racked up an impressive array of performances in her career so far. What's more, she seems to know a good deal more about media management than actors three times her age -- while a veteran like, say, Michael Caine is constantly thwarting Christopher Nolan's plans for secrecy, Ronan knows how to run rings around the press when it comes to rumors. She's already come out with a firm refusal to confirm or deny just about anything about her rumored presence in "The Hobbit," and when we caught up with the actress at WonderCon over the weekend, where she ...

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    Joe Wright Says He'll Wait Until Fairy Tale Fad Is Over Before Tackling 'The Little Mermaid'

    In case you haven't noticed, Hollywood has fairy tale fever. "Red Riding Hood" hit theaters last month, and that's just the start of a forthcoming onslaught that will include "Jack The Giant Killer," "Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters," "Snow White And The Huntsman," Tarsem Singh's Snow White film and ...

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    'Hanna' Director Joe Wright Calls "Bullshit" On 'Sucker Punch's Faux Feminism

    One of the many things that we took particular umbrage with in reviewing Zack Snyder’s unerringly nasty, totally boring “Sucker Punch,” was its horrible gender politics. Keep in mind that this is a movie in which a bunch of young girls, to escape the psychic and physical pain of getting regularly ra...

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    Watch: Keira Knightley Stars In Joe Wright Directed Ad For Chanel Coco Mademoiselle

    Keira Knightley and Joe Wright have collaborated successfully on two solid pictures so far -- "Atonement" and "Pride & Prejudice" -- so is it any surprise that their latest project together, a spot for Coco Mademoiselle, would be a cut above the usually flaccid fashion spots?

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    Aaron Johnson Eyes 'Anna Karenina' & 'Savages'; Jude Law Also Tapped For Tolstoy Tale

    With "Hanna" getting set to hit theaters next month, Joe Wright is already plotting his next move, the much talked about adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's "Anna Karenina" and he's looking to bring and up-and-comer and an established vet into the literary tale.

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    Joe Wright Says He Hopes To Shoot The Tom Stoppard Penned 'Anna Karenina' This Fall

    Makes A Pretty Strong Hint That Keira Knightley Will Take On The Lead RoleWith his ass-kicking "Hanna" getting ready to do its thing in theaters next month, director Joe Wright already has his eyes on this next project and it's looking more and more likely it will be an adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's "...

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