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    Watch New Clip From Lee Daniels' 'Paperboy' In All Its Sweaty, Sticky, Tarty Glory

    "I think that you’ll find it very provocative. It’s definitely an unexpected choice after Precious. The reviews have been mixed. They’re the same as Precious, but I’m not here to please you as I did with Precious. With Paperboy, there’s some big stars in it [i...

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    Lee Daniels Discusses Reactions to 'The Paperboy,' Tells What to Expect with 'The Butler'

    In a recent interview with the Huffington Post, director Lee Daniels discussed his current projects and critical reactions to his latest film The Paperboy.

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    Hurricane Isaac Shuts Down Production On 'The Butler'

    Hurricane Isaac, which is still currently ravaging the Delta Coast, and will have lingering effects all the way into the Midwest, has shut down production on Lee Daniel's big budget, all star production The Butler.

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    On The Release Of The Trailer For 'The Paperboy,' Revisiting Lee Daniels' Directorial Debut 'Shadowboxer'

    The trailer for his latest work, The Paperboy, dropped a couple of days ago, 2 months after the film shocked and polarized audiences at its Cannes Film Festival premiere, to no surprise of this writer; after all, it's Lee Daniels we're talking about here. When has a film he's made (...

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    Everyone's Gone Mad In First Full Trailer For Lee Daniels' Polarizing 'The Paperboy'

    A veteran industry writer recently told me that he's thinking of penning an essay comparing Lee Daniels to Rainer Werner Fassbinder. Food for thought... I'm looking forward to reading that piece.

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    Watch the Trailer for Lee Daniels' Sweaty Southern Gothic, 'The Paperboy'

    Check out the new trailer for Lee Daniels' "The Paperboy," the Cannes reviews for which inspired our sweaty found poem. It's been called everything from "Lurid, florid, humid, flaccid and insipid" to "Southern pulp trash," with one critic declaring that the "stench will always linger on the filmogra...

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    Lee Daniels & Hugh Jackman Will Try Teaming Again On MLK Assassination Film 'Orders To Kill'

    Try as they might, so far, Lee Daniels and Hugh Jackman just haven't been able to make a movie together. Over two years ago, the actor was lining up to play segregation enforcer Sheriff Jim Clark in the director's civil rights tale "Selma," which never was able to get in front...

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    Lee Daniels, Hugh Jackman Teaming To Tackle MLK Assassination Conspiracy Theories In 'Orders To Kill'

    This is interesting... So Lee Daniels apparently couldn't get his original MLK project off the ground (titled Selma, which had David Oyelowo starring), and has switched gears, still staying on the MLK course, but this time teaming with Hugh Jackman (who was also attached to Selma), to take ...

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    Mariah Carey, Yaya DaCosta Join Cast Of Lee Daniels' 'The Butler;' Quincy Jones Scoring

    Principal photography for Lee Daniels' The Butler has begun in New Orleans, and with that news comes additional casting announcements we haven't mentioned yet, like Mariah Carey and Yaya DaCosta.

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