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    Martin Campbell Replaces Joe Carnahan On The Thriller 'Umbra,' Paul Haggis Will Rewrite Script

    It seems like ancient history, and it kind of is, but way back in 2010 Joe Carnahan signed on to direct the thriller "Umbra." The project had been kicking around awhile – and once was set to be a Roger Donaldson/Nicolas Cage vehicle, but they made the terrible-looking "Seeking J...

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    Paul Haggis To Direct Political Drama 'Paris'

    It's been a while since we've heard anything from Paul Haggis. He spent most of 2011 under the radar, with his name only popping up in connection with a potential franchise over at Universal based on the spy books by Daniel Silva. But it looks like Haggis' next paying gig is coming from ...

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    Paul Haggis Gets His Own Spy Franchise, Adapting Daniel Silva's Ex-Mossad Agent Gabriel Allon

    To his credit, Paul Haggis has not used the fact that his coming-out party as director, "Crash" won Best Picture at the Academy Awards, to churn out a series of Oscar-bait films. Instead, the "Due South" creator has mostly stuck to the kind of middlebrow thrillers to which he's suited, ranging from ...

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    Paul Haggis Says He's Not Collaborating On Scientology Exposé

    Author Confirms The Director's Non-Involvement With The Writing, But Book Will Still Focus On Haggis' Experiences With The ChurchSo filmmaker Paul Haggis (“Crash”) is prepping a tell-all exposé about his years as a member of the Church of Scientology, right? Only, he's not. And this must be how scur...

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    Paul Haggis Prepping Tell-All Exposé About His Years In Scientology

    Gives Up Dream To Ever Work With Tom CruiseAfter 35 years as a devoted follower to wacky fake religion/cult Scientology, director Paul Haggis left in a blaze of glory in 2009. Following the group's inaction after a San Diego branch supported Prop 8, Haggis penned an angry screed that ended up online...

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    Amnesty International, Paul Haggis, Sean Penn & Harvey Weinstein Team To Support Iranian Filmmakers

    Director Paul Haggis, actor Sean Penn and super producer Harvey Weinstein have teamed with British-Iranian actress and Amnesty International USA (AIUSA) spokesperson Nazanin Boniadi to raise awareness and speak out against the harsh sentences recently imposed on Iranian filmmakers Jafar Panahi and M...

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    Martin Scorsese, Paul Haggis & Film Community Rallying Around Jailed Iranian Filmmakers

    As the movie community puts together their best and worst lists, and gathers around to watch their new BluRays delivered by Santa, they are also taking a moment to think about jailed Iranian filmmakers Jafar Panahi and Muhammad Rasoulof and encourage their colleagues to join in the number of petitio...

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    Review: 'Next Three Days' Is Paul Haggis Trying/Failing to Make Muscular Entertainment

    The true test of any director's dexterity and creativity lies with their ability to successfully tackle a myriad of genres. It's enough to be "good enough" in one highly specified field, but to be able to grapple with different subject matters is truly remarkable. Certainly Danny Boyle is a great contemporary example of this, as he's been able to tackle disparate genres like the zombie thriller ("28 Days Later") and heady science fiction epic ("Sunshine"), all the while able to slip back into humanist dramas like "Slumdog Millionaire" and this fall's "127 Hours." (Steven Soderbergh is another notable, current example of an itchy genre experim...

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    Paul Haggis Quietly Working On Global Romantic Drama 'Third Person'

    With his prison escape drama "The Next Three Days" set to hit theaters in a couple of weeks, writer/director Paul Haggis has seen his name linked to a couple of gestating projects. More recently, he's been tapped to adapt and possibly direct the Spanish sensation "Celda 211" and earlier in the year ...

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    Paul Haggis Looking To Adapt, Possibly Direct Remake Of Spanish Award Winning Hit 'Celda 211'

    With Paul Haggis' latest effort, the prison break drama "The Next Three Days" completed, in the can and set to hit theaters on November 19th, he doesn't seem to be tiring of the genre.

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