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    Sean Penn Action Thriller 'The Gunman' Acquired by Open Road Films

    Oscar-winner Sean Penn will soon be making an action-packed appearance on the big screen now that Open Road Films has acquired all U.S. rights to Pierre Morel's thriller "The Gunman."

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    Charlize Theron Joins Sean Penn's 'The Last Space' & Daniel Craig Bails On 'The Whole Truth'

    It appears the personal and professional will soon combine for Sean Penn: just yesterday we found out he’s prepping a new directorial effort entitled “The Last Space”—reportedly set within the refugee camps of Sudan, Liberia—and also that “Blue is The Warmest Color” actress Adèle Exarchapoulos snagg...

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    Sean Penn Reportedly Circling A Role In Paul Thomas Anderson's 'Inherent Vice'

    Since "Magnolia," Paul Thomas Anderson has mostly eschewed the starry ensemble. Not that A-listers haven't been in his films, but each of his last three films -- "Punch Drunk Love," "There Will Be Blood" and "The Master" -- have been anchored by one or two titanic performances by big names, but have...

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    Trailers from Hell: Josh Olson on Sean Penn's Overlooked and Underrated Directorial Debut, 'The Indian Runner'

    Overlooked and Underrated Week continues at Trailers from Hell, with screenwriter Josh Olson introducing Sean Penn's directorial debut "The Indian Runner," starring Viggo Mortensen.

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    'To The Wonder': 10 Actors Cut Out Of Terrence Malick Films & How They Reacted

    We’ve all been there. Cast as the lead in a meaty, dialogue-heavy role in a surefire masterpiece from one of the most unassailable geniuses of modern filmmaking, only to be reduced to sifting through the finished film on freeze frame occasionally shouting "Look! That’s my shadow on that fern!" or "H...

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    Contest Giveaway: Blu-ray Copies Of Paolo Sorrentino's 'This Must Be The Place' Starring Sean Penn & Frances McDormand

    After making its world premiere at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival and playing U.S. theaters this past November, "This Must Be The Place" comes out on DVD and Blu-ray this week. The film is the English-language follow-up to Paolo Sorrentino's critically lauded "Il Divo," which was nominated for the Pa...

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    In the Works: 'Magnificent Seven' Remake Names a Writer, Penn's 'Crazy for the Storm' & Ronan for 'Mary Queen of Scots'

    -Saoirse Ronan is attached to play the ill-fated title role in "Mary Queen of Scots." Working Title is producing, with a script by Michael Hirst. Eighteen-year old Ronan may seem young to play a queen, but Mary was named Queen of Scotland when she was six days old...

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    Sean Penn Will Head Back Into The Wild To Direct 'Crazy For The Storm'

    On February 19, 1979, I was in a plane crash with my father, his girlfriend Sandra, and the pilot of our chartered Cessna. Sandra was 30 years old. My dad was 43. I was 11. Just after sunrise, we slammed into a rugged 8,600-foot mountain engulfed in a blizzard. By the end of our nine-hour ordeal, I ...

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    Leonardo DiCaprio & Sean Penn Have Their Eye On Alejandro González Iñárritu's 'The Revenant'

    It looks like the wheels are turning on the next film by Alejandro González Iñárritu. Late this summer it was announced the helmer behind “Amores Perros,” “21 Grams,” “Babel” and "Biutiful" was setting up his next picture, "The ...

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    Kristen Wiig Joins 'The Comedian' Starring Robert De Niro & Directed By Sean Penn

    "The Comedian" with Robert De Niro has been knocking around for most of the year, with updates coming in fits and starts but nothing ever seeming quite official. But with the American Film Market launching next week, a plethora of projects are beginning to be put together to shill to producers, inve...

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