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    Neil LaBute Trashes Theater Critic Who Trashed His New Play

    "A critic casts a eunuch's shadow," LaBute said.

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    Casting: Neil LaBute Enlists Ethan Hawke, Vera Farmiga For New Thriller; Logan Lerman Joins Brad Pitt For ‘Fury’

    Logan Lerman might be known for the forgettable “Percy Jackson” films (a sequel arrives this summer), but he almost scored the coveted lead in “The Amazing Spider-Man” a few years ago and he impressed with his acting chops in “The Perks Of Being A Wallflower.” Casting directors and filmmakers have n...

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    Neil LaBute's 'Some Girl(s)' Is the First Live-Action Narrative to Self Release Via Vimeo-On-Demand

    The Neil LaBute-penned comedy "Some Girl(s)" will be the first live-action narrative feature to be released exclusively on Vimeo, as part of the site's new Vimeo-On-Demand program that they launched at SXSW, where the film also premiered. Leeden Media turned down distribution offers to release the f...

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    The Best And Brightest Of The 2013 Tribeca Film Festival

    And so we’ve reached the end of the Tribeca Film Festival. Known for its wide-ranging selection of films from all over the globe, they truly outdid themselves this year with a slate of diverse, boundary-pushing films that suggested that, outside of the most prestigious fests like New York, Cannes an...

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    Tribeca Review: Neil LaBute Goes Back To Basics In Spartan, Scintillating 'Some Velvet Morning'

    When filmmakers find themselves in a rough place, they tend to dial back their productions, usually by necessity, but also as a refresher course in refueling the creative spirit. Playwright Neil LaBute has had a rough go of it in his last few big-screen adventures: "Lakeview Terrace" was a half-bake...

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    Neil LaBute Heads To Television With 'Full Circle' Plus Poster For 'Some Velvet Morning'

    The usual conversation about Neil LaBute, at least around here, is how the man who broke out with provocative fare like "In The Company Of Men" and "Your Friends & Neighbors" has turned into the unrecognizable guy behind stuff like "Lakeview Terrance," "The Wicker Man" and "Death At A Funeral." But ...

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    First Look: Alice Eve In Neil LaBute's 'Some Velvet Morning' & Zoe Kazan And Jake Johnson In 'The Pretty One'

    Two Tribeca Film Festival first-looks for you this afternoon. First up is one of two Neil LaBute films landing within the span of two months: "Some Velvet Morning," which is debuting at Tribeca in mid-April. It stars Alice Eve ("Star Trek Into Darkness") and Stanley Tucci, and it's a relationship d...

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    SXSW Exclusive: Adam Brody, Emily Watson and Kristen Bell in Character Posters for Neil LaBute's 'Some Girl(s)'

    The Neil LaBute-penned "Some Girl(s)," an adaptation of LaBute's play of the same name, is gearing up for its world premiere at SXSW on March 9th, and in advance of the release has released character posters for all six members of the film's ensemble cast.

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    Watch: Adam Brody in an Exclusive Scene From Neil LaBute's SXSW Premiere 'Some Girl(s)'

    After some odd directorial decisions of late (the contested, eyebrow-raising remakes of "Death at a Funeral" and "The Wicker Man"), acclaimed playwright and filmmaker Neil LaBute has mostly stuck to writing and making short films in the last few years.

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    Sony Picks Up Neil LaBute's Agatha Christie Adaptation 'Crooked House'; Film Looks To Be Recasting

    It’s been a little over a year now since we heard that Neil LaBute was set to direct an adaptation of famed mystery writer Agatha Christie’s “Crooked House,” which he would be bringing to life from a script he co-wrote with Academy Award-winning “Gosford Park” wri...

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