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    10 Directors Who Went from Indie Film to Studio Blockbuster (Part 2)

    Yesterday we published our first of three lists that take a look at directors with big films coming out this year who've managed to make the difficult leap from independent cinema to studio filmmaking. The second list below features prime examples of this transition, which include some lesser-known ...

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    Jonathan Levine Writing/Directing 'Street Dreams' Based On Life Of Nas & Lasse Hallström Takes On 'Rockefeller'

    It seems we're only entering the streaming content arms race. With Netflix having planted the flag and Amazon Studios making a run for it, XBox Live Entertainment is adding to their own growing slate of projects with something they hope will connect with their button-smashing audience.

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    Helen Mirren May Take A 'Hundred-Foot Journey' With Lasse Halstrom; Chris Columbus & Robert Schwentke Line Up Gigs

    From books about cooks to pixels on the loose and oil tankers in peril, this batch of news has something to satisfy everyone. Provided, of course, that you aren’t opposed to pixels, tankers, and cooks. And if you have some sort of weird aversion to those three specific things, well, I just don’t kno...

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    Miami International Film Festival to Honor Lasse Hallström and Fernando Trueba; Directors Will Premiere New Films

    As the Miami International Film Festival approaches its milestone 30th anniversary, MIFF will for the first time honor two directors with a Career Achievement Tribute: Swedish filmmaker Lasse Hallström and Spanish filmmaker Fernando Trueba, with screenings of new works from both directors. Previous ...

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    Lasse Hallstrom Talks 'Salmon Fishing In The Yemen' & Says He Won't Return For Planned Sequel To 'The Hypnotist'

    It's possible you may have not noticed it, but three-time Academy Award nominee Lasse Hallstrom has become an immensely prolific director. Though he was Miramax's go-to guy in the late nineties and early aughts, that company's significantly lower profile led to him moving in another direction. But h...

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    Trailer Watch: "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen" Stars McGregor and Blunt

    The new trailer for CBS Films' Toronto pick-up "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen" has landed at Yahoo Movies.

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    Lena Olin & Tobias Zilliacus Join Lasse Hallström's Thriller 'The Hypnotist'

    It’s an age-old story: Directors establish themselves abroad, then Hollywood's doors swing wide and virtually no one is impervious to her lucrative charms. More often than not, they’re chewed up and spit out (George Sluizer, Oliver Hirschbiegel) or they flourish and slowly but surely...

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    Lasse Hallström To Direct Nicholas Sparks' 'Safe Haven'

    No author since perhaps Danielle Steel has served as the foundation for such a run of increasingly wishy washy movies, but at least those were mostly made for TV. "Message In A Bottle," "A Walk To Remember," "The Notebook," "Nights In Rodanthe," "Dear John" and "The Last Song" have all be made from ...

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    Only Nicole Kidman Left: Lasse Halstrom & Rachel Weisz Are Officially Out Of 'The Danish Girl'

    When Swedish director Lasse Hallström ("What's Eating Gilbert Grape?" "The Cider House Rules") announced he would be directing the Sweden-set crime thriller “The Hypnotist” this year, we asked, ok, what did this mean for Nicole Kidman's Blossom Films' developing transgendered drama “The Danish Girl”...

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    Lasse Hallström To Direct Swedish Film 'The Hypnotist'; Is This The New 'Dragon Tattoo'?

    We've already expounded on the career of diminishing returns from director Lasse Hallström, but perhaps a trip back to his native Sweden for his first film in twenty four years will be the creative rejuvenation he needs.

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